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Calendar - - 2017

Evening Star Quilters
Davison - Richfield Senior Center at 10135 Lapeer Road in Davison, MI
Meetings on the Last Wednesday of the Month
Doors Open at 6pm -  Meeting Starts at 6:30 pm 

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 Please note  changes and updated to the calendar will be done as they are announced.

BOARD MEETINGS will be the TUESDAY after the main quilt meeting.  1pm at the Davison LEO'S CONEY ISLAND  on M-15, just north of Davison Road. 

 Check the FACEBOOK group page for announcements. 


2017  The year of the MICHIGAN QUILTERS.... 

All of our speakers this year are from across the state of MICHIGAN.   Up north to down south we have a lot of talent that have been imported to our guild for an evening of eye candy.  I have been told there are a lot of quilts coming in the trunk shows for our viewing.  So let us celebrate Michigan quilters.




January 25, 2017 -    
Selected members will present a trunk show of their quilts.  UFO CHALLENGE will be presented.

February 22, 2017 -    
Quilt Bingo …. February meeting are often cancelled due to bad weather so we have not booked a speaker for this month.

March 29, 2017 –           
Speaker:   Laura Patterson from BAY CITY
Laura’s method for assembling a quilt is hand piecing then hand quilting.   She loves adding beading and embroidery to her projects.        Recently she has started adding light systems to her projects.  She has many projects she will bring for her trunk show.  




                                   










April 26, 2017 -          
Speaker:   Betsy Koss from Boyne City –

Old Quilts Workshop ..... How to use your old blocks, unfinished tops and vintage quilts and be able to use them.   Linda's workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn about designing a quilt without the use of a pattern.   

Workshop to be held at LINDA'S COUNTRY QUILT SHOP  ....
April 27th at 10:00 am 

COST $15



Address: 3058 N State Rd F, Davison, MI 48423


 









Betsy says quilt history is a passion of hers.  She loves to investigate old fabrics and vintage blocks matching them to currently available reproduction fabrics to make a quilt.  She has been gifted vintage blocks by friends and buying them at antique fairs and now has a backlog of quilt tops and blocks to show.

She considers herself a traditional quilter but often takes antique blocks and puts them in unusual settings designing her own quilts.  She has been teaching how to mark quilts, how to fix old quilt tops to retain their value and various quilting techniques including BIG STITCH.


May 31, 2017 -            
SPEAKER : MARY BAJCZ with workshop.
SCRAP HAPPY SERENDIPITY QUILTS.  

 http://www.scrap-happy.biz
SCRAP HAPPY WEB PAGES for Mary Bajcz 

 About Mary Bajcz ... as stated on her web page:

 I've made quilts for about 35 years and am constantly delighted by the endless ways fabrics can be combined into a beautiful and useful quilt - art that can keep you warm.   I enjoy the serendipity in quilt making.  I start out with an idea, assemble a pile of fabrics, start cutting and sewing and watch to see if good things happen.   They usually do.  I also make smaller art quilts, reversible silk jackets, and loads of handbags.  About 12 years ago I discovered "free cut piecing", a technique that lets me "draw" with my rotary cutter.  It's my artistic voice!

I also knit,  hook rugs, and make lots of handbags
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June 28, 2017   
 Speaker:   Pat Anchatz   
A traditional quilter who loves hand piecing and hand quilting.  She loves small pieces to make her block.  She is currently working on a quilt with 1.5 inch pieces.  She worked for THUNDERBAY QUILT RETREATS.  She plans to bring a lot of quilts for her trunk show. 

July 26, 2017  - 
Speakers:   Virginia Anderson and April York trunk show
Virginia and April have been long time members of this guild and is known by many of us. They are very knowledgeable.  Virginia is a quilt appraiser.  They will be bringing quilts they have made over 30 years of quilting.  I saw Virginia’s quilts at the Genesee guild and we are in for a treat.


 August 30, 2017 -                                                                        
  
Speaker:   Rossie Hutchinson of FRESH MODERN QUILTS from Ann Arbor Mi 
ROSSIE is a pattern designer who specializes in modern quilts, many with a traditional flair you can see her quilts on her blog and web page.










September 27 - 
 Update March 22, 2017  ... We had to reschedule our speaker to 2018 program.  The program for September will be announced at a later time.
 


October 25, 2017   -  
**Nomination of new slate of officers
Speaker:    Phyllis Jacobs Trunk Show from BIG RAPIDS 
I had a delightful phone conversation with Phyllis.  She described her quilting as colorfully eclectic.  She loves bright colors, complex and challenging piecing and non -repetitive block construction.  She gets a lot of inspiration from her favorite quilt artists Jenny Byers,  Paula Nadelstern and Judy Niemeyer.  She says she has a 100 projects to pick from and plans to bring her favorite quilts.

                                           
(rescheduled)
November 29, 2017  -  
Speaker:  Denise Schober / workshop DATE, TIME, LOCATION is TBA  

Back by popular demand Denise Schober.  The guild members were so impressed by her lectures about threads, needles,  improving your quilting techniques, they asked to have her back this time with a workshop.  Denise is a nationally known sewing instructor who has taught on Martha Stewart, Martha Pullen and America Sew TV shows.  Her lecture was delightful and the guild sisters want an encore. 






December 27 2017 -   
Holiday Party WITH Secret Santa Gift Exchange
UFO CHALLENGE RAFFLE


THIS PROGRAM WILL BE UPDATE as needed.

FEBRUARY 28, 2018 

Speaker Linda Theilfoldt ....
 
http://www.thequiltedgoose.com/
THE QUILTED GOOSE 
Linda was at our guild last in 2010, since then she has authored a book, and won awards at the national quilt shows.   I am anxious to find out what she has been up to .. her trunk shows are known to be outstanding.



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Lectures are part of the membership package.  Due to cost of putting on the lectures series we charge a $7.00 speaker fee for all non- members. 

Reminder ... Please turn off phones, tablets any noise producing devises when the lecture and business meeting is being conducted.  If you have to take the call then please go into the hall.

 
davisoneveningstarquiltguild@gmail.com







·         President – Mary Vibert

·         Vice Pres and Program Coordinator  – ANNA PALMER

·         TreasurerShirley Dingman

·         Secretary – Sharon Muston

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