Friday, June 26, 2015

CALL out for donations for SAFE HOUSE

THE EMPTY BOBBIN SEWING GROUP who spear head the donations for SAFE HOUSE is requesting donations.   I am posting the schedule for donations so please consider bringing some of these items.  OF course you can bring in any donations on a schedule convenient to you.

JANUARY - Bed pillows
February --  Sanitary needs
March - -   Cleaning supplies 

April - - -  QUILT DONATIONS ..... This is a good time to get out a UFO you no longer want for your home. . . .  Finished is better than perfect.

May - - -  bath towels
June - - -  DIAPERS
July - - -  personal hygiene items ... tooth brushes, paste, shampoo etc ( large sizes are desired)
August - - -  Children's clothing all sizes ... school starting in September - - - shoes, socks, assorted sizes of shirts, pants dresses.

September - - -  Twin size sheet sets 

OCTOBER - - -  QUILT DONATIONS - - -  Want to try a new technique?  This is a good time to try it out.  


Friday, June 19, 2015

email from American Quilter's Society > > Quilt Week Returns to Grand Rapids, MI!

American Quilter's Society Quilt Week Returns to Grand Rapids, MI!



Dear Guild Representative:

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is excited to announce the return of AQS QuiltWeek® Grand Rapids from August 12 to August 15 at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI.  We hope you and your guild can join us!
More than 15,000 will converge on the Grand Rapids area to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Over 500 quilts will be on display with more than $50,000 in prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.  

Included in QuiltWeek’s celebrated exhibits is SAQA™ Wide Horizons IV. Also on display is The WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge and Living Color!, 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum. Returning from Egypt, the Stitch Like An Egyptian exhibit will showcase stunning creations of appliqué available for purchase. 

AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will be available at the event to appraise new or antique quilts for insurance replacement or fair market values on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is an appraisal fee of $50 per quilt payable at quilt check in. 

Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with more than 200 vendor booths. Hours are 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, August 12-14, and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15. Ticket and additional information can be found at or by calling 270-898-7903. American Quilter’s Society has also arranged for discounted hotel rates. Information can be found under the lodging tab on the website. 

About the American Quilter’s Society
The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice through a broad suite of products—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabrics, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creative-minded individual can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS, the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work, and the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and inspiration of AQS members. For more information about the American Quilter’s Society please visit or call 270-898-7903.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!