Welcome to the Evening Star Quilters website!
Here you'll find highlights of our monthly newsletter, information about upcoming speakers, shows and events, and all kinds of exciting information related to quilting. Happy Quilting!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

The December meeting for the guild will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19th.  This is our annual holiday potluck dinner and Dirty Santa gift exchange.  Don't forget to bring your table settings!

The newsletter was sent out by email today, Dec. 8th.  It will be mailed out sometime this week to those receiving it from their postal carrier.  You can also download it by clicking on this link:


Have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012

November 2012 Meeting Update

We had a great meeting at our November 2012 gathering... we learned a lot about new templates and grids which are available through Checker Distributors.  We also voted for new board members for 2013.  Our new board members are:
  • President:  Caron Mosey
  • Vice President:  Carolyn Hamilton
  • Past President:  Lisa Burmann
  • Secretary:  Amy Petiprin
  • Treasurer:  Barb Downing
We had our raffle drawing for the 2012 quilt, and the winner was Marie Siebert!  Congratulations, Marie!  Enjoy your beautiful quilt!

Anna shared information on quilt donations for victims of the Sandy storm on the Atlantic Coast:




The December meeting will be held earlier than usual due to the Christmas Holiday.  The meeting will be at the regular time and place, but on December 19th.
Hope to see you then!



Monday, October 15, 2012

Fabric Sale!!!

From Sharon B.: On Wed Oct. 17 from 1pm to 6pm there will be a fabric sale at 660 Morningside Dr. in Grand Blanc off Perry Rd. east of Saginaw. Turn onto Francesca Dr, left on Boutell Rd. and left on to Morningside Rd. The mother in law was a quilter from Midland area and has had a stroke and in a nursing home. Her son and daughter in law are selling off her fabric, (Quilt shop quality) may also be other sewing things, (not sure about that. Her machines are sold already) Come with cash or checks and help clear this out. They will also be in Birch Run Sat. at the indoor Garage Sale at the Birch Run Expo Center. Fabric will be $5. A yard or less.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October Meeting

The October meeting of our guild has been moved so that we aren't meeting on Halloween.  It is being held on October 24th instead.  Hope you can join us!

The October newsletter is 
online here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Presbyterian Church Quilt Exhibit, Flint, Michigan


First Presbyterian Church in Flint, Michigan will be a host site September 13 - September 15, 2012. The show is part of the Flint Festival of Quilts, an annual Flint quilt exhibit centered around the Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational held at the Greater Flint Arts Council.

First Presbyterian Church’s Liturgical Arts Ministry has created space to display quilts.  We are currently seeking quilters wishing to display their work as an expression of faith, a shaper of faith, or an inspiration to faith.  This year’s theme is “Fabrics of Life.

If you would like to register to exhibit a quilt at First Presbyterian Church, please fill out this entry form <== Click here!



*Liturgical Arts Ministry at First Presbyterian Church Flint
PURPOSE

Created in God’s image, we create.  Among the things we know for sure about God is that God is ceaselessly creative. And we know that God is a very, very good artist.

Human beings are created in the very image of God.  God fashioned the clay figures of a man and a woman.  As God blew breath into those figures that divine creative spirit was blown into humanity and that spirit dwells in each of us. This aspect of divine breath is engaged through the creative or artistic process. 

Art has the ability to connect us uniquely, incarnationally, with God’s spirit. In the creative process we engage more deeply the deep meaning and mystery of our faith.

The Liturgical Arts Ministry hopes to encourage our congregation’s ability to engage art as an expression of faith, a shaper of faith, and an inspiration to faith.



Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 Raffle Quilt

It’s finished!!!

The 2012 raffle quilt for

The Evening Star Quilt Guild

 Tickets are $1 each and are available from any guild member.  The quilt will be raffled at our November, 2012 guild meeting.



This quilt was designed by: Lisa Burmann (drawn on EQ6), Lee Collins, Charlotte Coucher and Carolyn Mackaness. Custom quilted by guild president Lisa Burmann. It features invisible machine applique in the center blocks and hand applique in the outer borders. The pieced blocks in the center are by guild members. Measures as a Queen/King size.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quilt School: New feature in our monthly newsletter!!!


You’re never too old or experienced to learn something new.  Welcome to “Quilt School,” where each month you’ll pick up a new nugget of quilty information you might not have known.  This month’s topic: Two Color Quilts.

Traditionally, the name “two color quilt” really meant “two fabric quilt,” with both fabrics being solids.  The now-famous red and white quilt exhibit held recently at the American Folk Art Museum in New York is a perfect example of the two color quilt. Another example is this indigo blue and white “Restored Pinwheel” quilt, assembled from antique blocks and quilted in 1983 by your editor. But two color quilts do not have to include white.  They can be any two fabrics put together to create one quilt… even cheddar and blue!   

Even though a scrappy quilt might pull a variety of materials from two different colors, remember that a scrap quilt does not follow the traditional definition of a two color quilt.  I know… it’s confusing!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Patsy Thompson Lecture and Workshop

 

JULY 25 and 26, 2012

patsyThe Evening Star Quilters are sponsoring a trunk show and workshop by PATSY THOMPSON (Domestic Machine Quilting). It's time to drop the feed dogs and learn how to machine quilt on your domestic machine! Wednesday evening will feature a trunk show and Thursday will be the workshop on Patsy's fantabulous feathers.  For info, please visit http://eveningstarquilters.blogspot.com

To read more about Patsy, go to www.patsythompsondesigns.com. You don't have to be a member of the Evening Star guild to attend!

The lecture will be held July 25th at:

Davison-Richfield Senior Center

10135 Lapeer Road, Davison, Michigan at 6:30 PM

Guest Fee: $5.00. 

Patsy’s workshop will be held July 26th, 9:00am – 4:00pm:

South Flint Church of the Nazarene
4075 East Atherton Rd., Burton, MI 48519

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Karen Kay Buckley

Do you live in the Michigan area?  Karen Kay Buckley will be teaching an applique class sponsored by  the Evening Star Quilters in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
9:00pm – 4:00pm

If you are interested, click here to take a look at this pdf.

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Karen limits her classes to 25 students, but is willing to add another day if we can fill this workshop quickly.  (She needs to know so she can book her flight from Pennsylvania).   Please contact Lisa Burmann by March 30th, 2012 if you are interested in attending.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Have you visited Pinterest?

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Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love… like QUILTS!  If you’d like to see what you can do with it, visit Caron’s page at http://pinterest.com/caronmosey/ .  To get started on your own, you’ll need an invitation from somebody, but lots of people from our guild are already on there, so that won’t be difficult!

BARBARA BRACKMAN now has a Pinterest board for CIVIL WAR quilts... http://pinterest.com/materialculture/quilt-civil-war/

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sharon's President Quilt

Sharon received her President's quilt at the January 2012 meeting.  Isn't it gorgeous?  
(Photo cropped to remove background as much as possible)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grosse Pointe Farms: Free lecture by Ami Simms Feb. 16, 2012

Ami Simms will be presenting a free lecture called "Quilting & Caring: The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative" at Christ Church (61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236) on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

From Ami:
“Statistically, one in three people know someone with Alzheimer's. For one in 10, that person is a caring for someone with Alzheimer's. Because I tell the story of my caregiving and advocacy experience through quilts, I think this presentation would be of interest to you. There will be a question and answer time at the end, and I will be bringing small format art quilts to sell. All profits fund Alzheimer's research.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is an all-volunteer national charity. Working with quilters throughout the US, we have raised more than $690,000 for Alzheimer's research. I am a quilter. My mother had Alzheimer's.”

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Foundation Pieced Evening Star Lady

If you haven't yet made an Evening Star Lady to hang in our meeting room at the Senior Center, go to this link and print off the pattern, drafted in Electronic Quilter by Lisa Burmann.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Evening Star Lady

Do you have an Evening Star Lady hanging on the wall at our meetings in the Davison Senior center?  Do you need the pattern?  You can get it online if you still need to make yours!