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.

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