Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Quilt Challenge Reveal

In early summer of 2011, the Evening Star Quilters were given a challenge.  The rules were:

  • The quilt had to be a completed (quilted and bound) 25" square quilt including a quilt label.
  • You could only use a total of 2 fabrics ‐ the fat quarter given and an additional fabric of your choosing.
  • You could have it quilted by another quilter if you'd like. You had to give credit on the quilt label for the quilter.
  • You were welcome to embellish the piece. You could use
    ribbons, beads, buttons, decorative threads, etc. Ribbons
    could not be used as a third fabric.
  • You could make your piece using any method of quilting you
    like. Applique, piecing, foundation piecing, fussy cutting,


Everyone participating in the challenge was given  a fat quarter from the same bolt of fabric.




At the December 2011 meeting the quilts were revealed.  They were gorgeous, and everyone deserved to be called a winner!


Guild members voted for their favorite quilts, and the following ladies won Viewer’s Choice:

1st place:  Shirley Miles            2nd place:  Mary Seymour


Great job, everyone!  And what fun we had!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Guild Challenge: Marvelous Miniature Stars!

Marvelous Miniature Stars!
The challenge this year is to make a quilted piece that features star block/blocks. The challenge is that the blocks used in the quilt need to be 3" square or smaller! 

This is a great opportunity to work on your piecing, pressing and appliqué skills.

Here's the challenge info:
  •          Contest starts January 1, 2011 and will end at the May 30th meeting. Viewers will choose 2 quilts for 1st and 2nd place. Winner will receive a gift certificate to a local quilt shop.
  •          3" square (or smaller) Star Blocks. Any kind of star/stars can be used.
  •          You can use multiple sizes of blocks – but they can be no larger than 3".
  •          Can be pieced, appliquéd, foundation pieced or any combination of all of these.
  •          You can use any fabrics/colors you like.
  •          The quilt can be any shape you want – as long as it fits in the perimeter requirements.
  •          The minimum size of the quilted piece is 54" perimeter. (Example: a 12" x 15" rectangle equals a 54" perimeter - 12+12+15+15=54).
  •          The maximum size of the quilted piece is 144" perimeter. (Example: a 36" x 36" square equals a 144" perimeter - 36+36+36+36=144).
  •          You can add borders if you like.
  •          Please add a hanging sleeve and a quilt label to the back.
  •          Quilt must be quilted and bound. You are welcome to have it professionally quilted – just be sure to give credit to the quilter on the quilt label.

We hope you will enjoy this challenge! Because we're using stars as the feature – these quilts will be eligible for the quilt show at the Longway Planetarium! The sky's the limit – so be creative!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

No meeting Nov. 30th!!!

The Davison Senior Center is closed for the rest of today due to a power outage.  Because of this, there will be no quilt guild meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 30th.  

Please help spread the word!

Caron Mosey
Web and Newsletter Editor, Evening Star Quilters

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

REMINDER: Winter Weather

A quick reminder: 

If the Davison Senior Center is closed due to weather, there will be no guild meeting.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It’s November!

AmiThis month’s meeting is going to be awesome, so don’t miss it if you can help it!

<= First, Ami will be with us.  If you haven’t met Ami Simms yet, you’re in for a treat!  Be prepared to laugh and learn a lot.


Second, it’s time to reveal our 2011 challenge quilts!  Just so you remember, here were the rules:

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*  Must be a completed (quilted and bound) 25" square quilt including a quilt label.
*  You can only use a total of 2 fabrics - the fat quarter given and an additional fabric of your  choosing.
*  You can have it quilted by another quilter if you'd like.  You must give credit on the quilt label for the quilter.
*  You are welcome to embellish the piece.  You can use ribbons, beads, buttons, decorative threads, etc.  Ribbons may not be used as a third fabric though.
*  You can make your piece using any method of quilting you like.  Applique, piecing, foundation piecing, fussy cutting, etc.

It will be fun to see what everybody did with their fat quarter!

It’s Membership Month!  If you haven’t yet sent in your membership form and paid your dues for the coming year, please bring them with you.  Here’s the membership form if you can’t find yours.  Just click HERE.


Please wear your name tag…

See you there!

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Membership Time!

Friends, if you would like to join or renew your membership with the Evening Star Quilters in Michigan, now is the time!  Membership forms and dues are due by the end of November so that our membership directory is ready in January 2012.  The membership form is available for you online; just click

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Do you know someone who might like to learn to quilt?

We have all spoken with people who have said they would like to learn how to...
  • quilt
  • sew a straight line
  • use a sewing machine
  • hand quilt
  • miter a corner
  • applique
The Evening Star Quilters has members who can do all of the above - and MORE!  And many of them are willing to help another person learn to quilt or improve the quality of the work that they do.  

Are you interested in being a mentor for another person?  Could you sit down with somebody and help answer their questions about quilting?  

Do you know of someone who would like to learn how to quilt or sew?  Perhaps a younger person or even someone your own age?  

If you can say YES to any of the questions above, please talk to Lisa Burmann or Caron Mosey, or let us know by sending an email and share your thoughts with us.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

September Show and Tell

We had lots of great things to see at our September meeting.  Unfortunately, camera issues plagued our blogger!
Sue Wilson prepared us for Halloween with her great Witches Hat:
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Shelby showed her beautiful Celtic Knot Cross.
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Sandy VanHee showed her Friendship Quilt that she made for her friend, Chris. Chris “is the next thing to a sister”  to Sandy.  They have been best friends  for many years.  The quilt was quilted by Lisa Burmann with a Minkee backing.  Minkee is SOooooo soft!
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This quilt is a 65 year old hand embroidered beauty that Marilyn Dodd shared.  Isn’t it gorgeous how she pieced and set the blocks on point?
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She also shared a pretty blue and white star quilt…
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and this HUGE green and purple heart quilt.  Wow, somebody has been VERY busy!  This is a king-size quilt, too!
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Shirley showed her quilt “Haunted Halloween.”
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Lisa Burmann had a big “Kit and Kaboodle” bag to share with everyone.  It’s very large, the perfect size for toting show and tell items to our guild meetings!
Caron Mosey showed the quilt she made for her forthcoming new grandson, due in early November. She included leftover blocks on the back so it’s reversible.
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Mary displays her gorgeous quilt (and beautiful color style!)
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Anna Showed off her pretty "Floral Splendor" quilt, a mirror kaleidoscope 4 patch.

The photos shown here may be clicked on to open larger on your screen.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

August 2011 Show and Tell

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and a lovely little quilt from

Mary Ann Griffore  







Judy Koob shows off Angela’s Navy Quilt

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   "A Gathering of Baskets"  charity raffle quilt for
"The Gathering" that meets at Elaine's Quilty Shop    tickets are $2 each

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July’s Show and Tell


“Samantha’s Polka Pots” by Caron Mosey

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“Ovarian Cancer Quilt” made for her sister Wendy

Pieced by Peggy Kopasz, quilted by Rhonda Coy


The Raffle Quilt for the group at Elaine’s Quilt Shop

made by Lisa Burmann

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“Sweet Dreams” top made by Ginny , 72 x 75 inches,

13 different assorted blocks


Thanks to Anna Palmer for taking photos this month!

If you would like to share your “Show and Tell” items on the guild blog, please make sure you fill out a little form giving us permission to share your work.  We won’t show unless you give us your permission!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

June 2011 Guild Meeting

We had several members show their work at our June meeting. 

Charlie made 4 flag wall hangings for her kids who have retired and returned from military service.DSC04410

And Pat showed her pretty pieced patriotic quilt, just perfect for displaying for the Fourth of July!


Lisa Burmann showed her Victorian Garden wallhanging…


Here are a few more quick photos of quilts made by

Suzanne Moynet, our June speaker.


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Remember, if you show something at our meeting, please fill out the Show and Tell form so your quilts can be displayed here on our blog, too!