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

To read more about Patsy, go to 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