Wednesday, December 4, 2013


2013 Challenge Quilt 
As you will remember we did not have enough qualifying submissions to the 2013 Quilt Challenge.   The board voted to delay the challenge drawing until the FEBRUARY MEETING.  I am re-posting the rules as published in the MAY 2013 newsletter.  We are hoping for a better turn out of qualifying quilts. 
May 2013

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our annual Challenge Quilt! Our theme this year is Ricky, Alex and Libby. Using the influence of these three great quilters and teachers, create your own quilt using techniques or fabrics with a Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson or Libby Lehman flair.
Quilts must be at least 30 inches wide and at least 45 inches long to be considered.
These are due and will be shown at our October meeting ( CHANGED TO FEBRUARY 26, 2014.)
One prize will be awarded for the best quilt that fits the theme. Don’t worry if you didn’t attend the seminar in early May. Ricky, Alex and Libby’s work and teachings may be found all over the Internet.

REMEMBER there are prizes involved.... GIFT CERTIFICATES...

NEW DEADLINE will be at the FEBRUARY 26, 2014 TH MEETING..
Thank you... hope to have a good turn out.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

It’s Birthday Fat Quarter Club Sign-up Time

If you would like to participate in the Fat Quarter Birthday Club, the sign-up sheet is now online. Forms are due back to Mickie by December 5, 2013. Her name and contact info are on the form.  Click here to get the form:

Here’s the form!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Annual Membership Meeting in November


Our guild has an annual meeting each November at which time we elect officers and take care of other guild business. One of the items on our ballot is to:

Raise guest fees for guild meetings with outside speakers:  
Choose ONE of the following options:
___ Keep the fee the same (currently $5.00)  
___ Increase the fee to $7.50  
___Increase the fee to $10.00

Our Nominating Committee has placed the following members on the ballot for the 2014 Evening Star Quilters Board. The nominees are:

President:       Anne Wohlfeil Vice President:  Janet Varner
Secretary:       Rebecca Sasser Treasurer:          Shirley Dingman and Karen Forrest (sharing the position)

If anyone else is interested in a board position, they will be placed on the ballot prior to a vote.

It is the practice of the Evening Star Quilters to share information with and about other guilds, events and shops in the State of Michigan.  However, our guild does not endorse or have a preference for any specific shops or quilt professionals.  Our Internet presence shall reflect this belief.

*A blog (a contraction of the words web log) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web and consisting of entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reminders for October and November

Evening Star Quilters:

Don't forget the following:

  • Raffle tickets are due at the October meeting!!! If you haven't yet sold yours, or haven't yet turned in your stubs and money, make sure you bring them with you to the October meeting.  
  • November is Membership Dues Month! Attached is a membership form for you to fill out and turn in to renew your membership for 2014.  

If you have a friend in the guild who does not get email, please help remind them.

You can grab the membership form by clicking HERE.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Vikki Pignatelli: Improvisation: The Basics

Sponsored by the Evening Star Quilters


DRAGON 7The workshop will be held at:

South Flint Church of the Nazarene

4075 East Atherton Rd., Burton, MI 48519

September 24, 2013

9:00 – 4:00

Students begin the class with a short demo to learn the basic concept of Vikki’s Crazy About Curves technique. Then with a play-as-you-go spirit, students apply the fundamental technique to create improvisational “blocks” of any shape (four-sided, circles, ovals, curvy rectangles or teardrops).

 This class covers:

  • Basic (limited) and improvisational construction technique concepts
  • How to machine sew using the improvisational technique
  • Painless mitering
  • Splicing seams (using patterns or improvisation)
  • How to finish using improvisational techniques and ideas
  • Vikki’s whole-cloth finishing techniques
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***We are accepting registrations for this workshop on a “first-come” basis.***

Registration begins July 1, 2013 and will continue until the class is full, or until September 14th, whichever comes first. Non-member registrations will be accepted, dated and held until Sept 1, 2013, at which time seats will be filled based on receipt of registration.

Registration ends Sept. 14th, after which time registration fees are non- refundable.

Download the registration form here.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

“Super Nova 2013” Travels!

2013 Raffle QuiltWhere is it now?  "Super Nova" is traveling around to area quilt shops and events, and it is our aim to keep you informed for anyone who may want to see it and buy raffle tickets. Keep watch over this post:

"Super Nova" is in Fenton at Quilter's Garden through Thursday, April 11.

"Super Nova" then travels to the Quilt Expo in Elkton, Michigan April 18, 19, & 20.
Stay tuned for more updates!


To purchase a ticket, visit one of the locations or see a member of the guild.

Tickets are not available for purchase online.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

First Annual Quilt Expo

Sisters in Quilting and friends are proud to announce the first annual quilt expo. Featuring quilt stores from around the state – it will be a great opportunity to shop all of your favorite stores under one roof! Add to your fabric stash, learn new techniques, view beautiful quilts and mingle with fellow quilters.

April 18, 19 & 20
Thursday & Friday 10-6 ... * Saturday 10-3
16 different vendors – 3 days of pure quilting fun, demos & classes
$5.00 admission per day 3-day pass $12.00

• Special guest Kay Nickols will join us on April 18th for a book signing and demo of techniques used in her books.
• Margaret A. Rouleau, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser will be available.  Call 989-635-0300 to set up an appointment.
• Lecture by Carolyn Vagts, Editor of Quilters World “How to submit your quilt designs for publication”. Saturday, April 20th 10am

Elkton Missionary Church Community Center
220 North Main Street, Elkton, MI
For more information: Sisters in Quilting
Marlette, Michigan 989-635-0300

Hotel rooms available at the Holiday Inn Express, 55 Rapson Lane, Bad Axe MI


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hotels for the Ricky Tims Seminar, Rochester, Michigan

Options for hotels for the Ricky Tims Seminar in May:

The Courtyard Detroit in Auburn Hills : A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced rate. The address is 2550 Aimee Lane, Auburn Hills, MI 48236.

They offer spacious guest rooms, a newly-redesigned bed from Courtyard features thicker mattresses and luxurious linens, complimentary high-speed internet access, heated indoor swimming and pool or whirlpool. It is approximately 7 miles away from the hotel. The many of the rooms have been newly renovated and they have a restaurant and a bar. If you would like a hotel room, please call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 on or before Friday, April 12, 2013, to make your reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar Room Block group. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

The Ricky Tims Event Coordinator has also set up a block of hotel rooms. That information is as follows:

Group rates have been contracted with the following hotels. Please be sure to mention the Ricky Tims Seminar when registering and asking for the group rate:

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 4919 Interpark Drive, Orion, MI 48359
    248-475-4700 (this hotel is about 4 miles away)
  • Hyatt Place Detroit/Auburn Hills, 1545 N. Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    1-248-475-9393 ext 5104 (this hotel is about 6 miles away).

The schedule of events starts on Thursday, May 2, at 2:30 and ends on Saturday, May 4, at 5:30 pm.

Hope to see you at this wonderful event!! If you haven't signed up yet, there is still room. For more information about the event, go to and click on the seminar link at the top.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Board Members Throughout History

Have you ever wondered who has served on the Executive Board for the Evening Star Quilters?  Take a look at this list of all our previous Board members... click here.

Serving on the Board is an opportunity to share your talents, learn more about how our guild operates, and become friends with some great like-minded people.  We hope you will step up and volunteer your service on the Board in the future!  Talk to any of our current or past members for more information.

             2013 Board Members
President Caron Mosey
Vice-President Carolyn Hamilton
Secretary Amy Petiprin
Treasurer Rose Gotowicki
Past President Lisa Burmann

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013: Ami Simms Lecture

On Wednesday, January 30th  Ami Simms will be hanging out with the Evening Star Quilters

Davison-Richfield Senior Center

10135 Lapeer Road, Davison, Michigan

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM.  Visitors/guests are welcome to attend the meeting and Ami’s lecture, called “Living With Quilts:  A Survival Guide.” A guest fee of $5 goes towards the cost of the speaker, and we look forward to having you join us!  For questions, contact Caron Mosey, Guild President.

Living With Quilts: A Survival Guide:

Learn creative coping strategies for quilters, but not necessarily for their families. Topics include how to pad your house (quilt display and storage), appropriate more studio space (why stop with the spare bedroom?), eliminate pesky distractions (cooking and cleaning), increase storage capacity (batting goes in the oven), and the best way to deal with the guilt of UFOs (ignore it)!

For more information on Ami Simms, you can visit her website at, her blog at and the website for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative