Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Let's do Redwork!

The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving in the morning and Christmas less than a month away.! Such a busy time of year! It gets crazy, making gifts, wrapping presents, cooking! Hard to think about 2014 right around the corner.

On this cold November morning I am setting in my chair with my fuzzy, warm, purring kitty Feather! Thinking about what I want to learn in the new year. We have a wonderful opportunity in February! Leslie is going to teach us all sorts of exciting things to do with Red Work embroidery. I learned to embroidery when I was about 5 or 6 and never learned the things she is planning on teach us, so I can't wait! BUT, we need enough people interested to have the class. SO, have you called Cassie to register for the class? (see previous post)

Also in the spirit of Christmas, please comment in the space below this posting and you will receive a gift at the Christmas party in December!! You do have to be a member to get a gift but that is easy also! Join us! And, please comment below!!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Red Work Embroidery Class - Would you like to attend?

Dear Quilt Guild Members,

The Red Work Embroidery class described below will be offered from 10 AM to 2 PM on either, Tuesday February 4 or Saturday, February 15, 2014 depending on which day has the most people signed up for it by December 13, 2013.
If you wish to take this workshop, please send me a note stating which day or days are available to you. We need 15 students to have the class. The class will be held at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church on Jefferson in Midland.
My email:

Friends - A Red Work Embroidery Class taught by Leslie Peterson:
This is a class that anyone, any skill level can enjoy. In this class you will learn twelve stitches, how to attach beading, thread types and uses and needle techniques to make a very finished and professional piece. You will, also, learn how to color tint your fabric in three ways, all of which will be permanent and washable. A kit will be provided for this class.
Cost: $20 per student for a four hour class + Kit: $15 per student = $35

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Free email subscription!

Great Lakes Quilt Center E-Newsletter free subscriptionThe E-Newsletter for the Great Lakes Quilt Center is now available for everyone! Originally the E-News was designed for editors of quilt guild newsletters.  Now we want everyone to receive the free news about quilting in Michigan. Please pass on an invitation to be on our mailing list to everyone in your guild. To sign up for the monthly E-Newsletter, just send an email to Beth Donaldson at and mention you want to subscribe.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Linda McGibbon's website

Linda now has a website Take a look!!

Beautiful quilts and patterns!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Program - The Fabric Made Me Do IT!

The speaker for our Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, meeting will be Sherrie Jaqua from Sunshine Quilt Shop in Oscoda.

Color Confident Quilters
Picking fabric and colors is one of the things most quilters find intimidating. This lecture/trunk show will     make use       of actual quilt tops and the 3-in-1 Color   Tool to guide     your group through the Color Wheel.   They will leave with a  good understanding of how  to combine color and why certain colors look so wonderful together. We will   also discuss the importance of color in our lives,  and how it affects our  moods. Every quilter can gain  color confidence with a little training and this lecture will give them a very good start.

The next day, Wednesday, Nov. 13, will be her workshop on

The Fabric Made Me Do It
Take some of those “why did I ever buy that and what am I going to do with it” fabrics and bring them along to this workshop.  Sherrie will guide you through selecting a pattern and making use of border prints, panels, large print fabric, and pillow squares to make a simply stunning quilt.  Who doesn’t have fabric in their stash they simply don’t know what to do with and what better way to find out than in this entertaining learning experience. All levels of quilters are welcome.

We have openings for this workshop.  The cost will be $35.  It is an all day workshop (9 am-4 pm) held at Our Redeemer Church, 889 Poseyville Rd, Midland, MI.   Contact Cassie Cuthbert (989-631-3306) to reserve your spot soon and to get the supply list.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Check this out!

2013 Artprize winner

Fabric artist, neat! Thanks Nancy Wyse for alerting me!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Just Curious

Just Curious - How many people actually look at the Blog? Did you find some good information here? For Q2 Quilt Guild members, here is a chance to get a prize! No idea what it will be but will have it at the October meeting! Post a comment and make sure your name appears on it and you will get a prize (a little one :) hopefully I have to give a lot of them!)! Make me spend some money! Comment and feel free to tell your guild friends!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lot's of New Information

Durand Quilt Show
For ALL Michigan Quilters: There is still space available to enter your quilt in the Durand Quilt Show Oct. 4-5. NO fee to enter. This is a "Community" Show and the Community is beautiful Michigan.
For more information go to Mary Warner-Stone Website, Click on the Durand Quilt Show tab to fill out the entry form. If you have any questions ask here and Mary will answer any questions that you might have. This is always a lovely quilt show.

Plus it would be a great show to attend!

Also have another show!
October 12th & 13th, 2013
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
Admission (covers both days)
Adult $7 Children 12 & under are free
Kalamazoo Co. Expo Center & Fairground
2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Exit 80 on I-94; north on Sprinkle Rd. to Lake St.
Turn west (left) to the fairgrounds. In Main Expo building.
Presented by The Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters Find us on Facebook

Those calendars are starting to fill! Sounds like a fun fall!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lots of neat stuff!

Get home from vacation and look what I find in my email! Lots of new information, check this out!

Quilters Showcase
September 27th and 28th, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Birch Run Expo Center
I-75 Exit 136 Across from the Outlet Mall

Register to Win this Beautiful Door Prize!!!
Featuring Over 20 Vendors and a Quilt Show

Penny Haren, Author
Lecture - 4:00p.m. Friday

Saturday Workshop:  Dresden Plate in Minutes
10am-5pm   -   $55, includes book
(1-1/2 hour break for lunch)

Margaret Rouleau, Certified Quilt Appraiser
Friday, by appointment
$45  - certifie

Linda McGibbons, Paper Piecing
 -Twinkle Star –Friday, 9:30-4:30, $40 class fee
 -Splendor- Saturday, 1-5pm, $25 class fee
Kit fee  - $30 each class
Deb Wilson—Twist the Triangle
Saturday, 10am-2pm-  $25 plus book

Admission - $7 Daily
or $12 for 2 day pass
Free Parking
Food Concessions Available

For more information, or to register for workshop and/or classes, call
Shirley 989-684-0231 or Jan at 989-652-8050

Note our own Linda McGibbons!

Also from Cassie!

Sign-up at the September meeting for the
Sherrie Jaqua Workshop: The Fabric Made Me Do It
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Take some of those “why did I ever buy that and what am I going to do with it” fabrics and bring them along to this workshop.  I will guide you through selecting a pattern and making use of border prints, panels, large print fabric, and pillow squares to make a simply stunning quilt.  Who doesn’t have fabric in their stash they simply don’t know what to do with and what better way to find out than in this entertaining learning experience. All levels of quilters are welcome.  $35 + possibly the cost of a pattern of your choice.

You can tell it's fall, can't you!  

Friday, August 16, 2013

2014 Quilt Show

Check the new info on the 2014 Quilt Show! We have dates and place.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

What do You think?!

I am in the process of updating the blog! If you see anything that should be changed, spelling, not enough info, let me know! For you to get the most out of the blog I need to know what you want! Comment below.

Remember this is a continual work in process so keep coming back and see what is new!


Block of the Month

This is the information on the project for this years block of the month.  We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month.  The first meeting will be September 4th which is before the first guild meeting.  The attached file shows the finished quilt and also a picture of a queen sized quilt.  The fabric requirements are included.  Also, the first block we will work on is the Kaleidoscope Star and I have included the cutting directions, which should be done before the meeting.
Following is a description from the pattern:   
This pattern uses a combination of quilting techniques.  The stars are paper pieced.  The feathered star is completed by sewing short seams and then finishing it after the rest of the pieces are sewn.  The kaleidoscope star has an applique center circle. The border units use Seminole piecing.  In addition traditional piecing with quarter inch seams is used throughout.
I have been asked if quilters who are not members can join us.  That is fine as long as we don’t have more that 25 quilters.
The cost of the project is the price of the pattern & tax  ($37.00) plus a donation to the church for use of the room  ($5.00 each section).  We meet at Chapel Lane Church on Jefferson, 1st Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
If you are interested, please email me at, so I have an idea of how many patterns to bring.
See you there,
Linda McGibbon

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Great Quilt Show!!!!!!!

What a great show this past weekend!  Here is Fran Galke, who was chairman of a successful three days of beautiful quilt viewing with the able help of her good friends and co-horts, Linda Handlon, Kathi Gober, Judy Holycross, and Joan Doner.  (Please, please leave a comment if I left someone out - if I did, I apologize!)   There is so much work that goes into our shows and it was certainly in very capable hands.  Kathi Gober was also our featured quilter and her lovely quilts lined the entryway and hall into the exhibit of quilts.  Thanks also to all the Q2 members (and the fellows they brought along) who helped set up the panels, hang the quilts and set up our very profitable bazaar.   Another lovely show of the beautiful quilts done by a talented group of woman successfully completed.

Now, pictures - I took some and also hijacked some off Facebook.   I am sure if they are on Facebook, that the photographer wants them to be seen!   I am not going to try to put names to the quilts since I don't know all of them.  There were a record number this year, also.  So, here goes - enjoy the show!

There you have it - a good representation of our shows.    Hope you enjoyed looking it over again or, if you were unable to come, to see it for the first time.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


It's here - only 3 more sleeps to our Annual Quilt Show. Click above for more information...
- if you are helping Wednesday night be at the Carriage House at 4:30 to help set up the display panels
- drop your stuff off Thursday morning - should be open by 10 AM - your quilt entries and bazaar items need to all be delivered by Noon...
- be sure to price all your bazaar items and leave instructions about Sunday (1/2 price or not on your items for sale)
- breakdown and pick up of all your entries will be after 4PM on Sunday - we are usually done by 5PM so be sure to get there in time - if you are unable to pick up your items please make arrangements for someone to pick up for you  
- if you are working a shift PLEASE park up by the Museum and leave parking spots by the Carriage House for our (many, many) visitors!

See you this weekend. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Reminder we are getting together this Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 for our meeting. PLEASE TAKE NOTE - we really need your entries for the Quilt Show! Please come prepared to hand in or fill out entry forms so that Fran and her team can breathe a SIGH of relief. We know you've got lovely stuff to show off (we've been seeing it all year) so why not share it with the rest of the world!!!!! Look forward to seeing everyone. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Q2 March Meeting Coming Up

How would you like to have one of these lovely birds?   Someone will at the meeting Tuesday night, March 12th.  Julie Oman, a long time member of Q2, will be giving a talk on Surface Design and one of these darling little birds will be given away.  Julie does beautiful work, as probably many of you know, and has been experimenting and trying many new art forms.  For a lot of years, several of us did Artist Trading Cards and it was a lot of fun.  I love looking at the big book of ATC's I have.  I am so looking forward to Julie's presentation - you will love it.  Meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer Church with social time beforehand at 6:30.

If you are planning to take the jacket class, be prepared to sign up and bring your check to Nancy Stanley as stated in the latest newsletter.

Quilt show is getting close!! Time to get the forms in for the quilts you are planning to enter. 

Don't forget Sit and Sew on Tuesday, March 19th at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church.  From 10:00 to 3:00,  you will enjoy spending time with a good group of quilters.  Some go out to lunch, other's bring lunch with them.  Anything goes.  Some of you newer Q2 members would really enjoy this if you are able to attend.  Such a good way to get acquainted.

 See you Tuesday night!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year Quilters!

Yep it's 2013! Start of another great year for quilting....
I always wear flowers when sewing, don't you? LOL. Lets start with a bang at our first meeting for the year, Tuesday January 8th. 6:30 PM Social to catch up with all your holiday stories and 7 PM Program. This month Jean Langrill will present "Math For Quilters" (and promises to make it simple and interesting).... See you there!