September 2013 Guild Meeting

September 2013 Guild Meeting brought us the Program Crafty Ole’ Broads with Jane Wells & Linda Johnson.  They had great stories about how the two sisters got started quilting and built their More »

May 2013 Guild Meeting Recap

Our program for the month of May was Tim Lattimer, and he showed us what he does with old quilt tops and blocks that he has acquired.. he has some stunning quilts! There More »

Aniko Feher Class

Aniko Feher held a class for two days for the Thornapple River Rippers ladies on May 3 and 4th.  We had a pretty good turnout of about 13 people.  Aniko taught us More »

December Guild Meeting

The December guild meeting proved to be a great success with the mug rug and cookie exchange.  A lot of whispering’s that we should do that again!  It was great to see More »

October Guild Meeting Pictures

Below are some pictures from our October 2011 guild meeting.  This meeting consisted of elections, some business, a nice presentation from Linda Reynolds on the Die Cut Bulls Eye machine she uses More »


2016 Open Board Positions


We will be calling each of you this summer to see what position you would like to run for. We need to elect a new President, Director of Newsletters, Director of Publicity, and Program Assistant. I’ve heard comments like “I’ve got an idea howto do that better!” or “Why are the same people running the guild?” To the first one I say wonderful, run for an office and make your ideas known. We need new ideas and new minds running the Guild. After awhile those running things run out of new ideas and welcome new minds with new ways of looking at and doing things. As for the same people running things, YOU need to step up, YOU need to take over. Sally, Windy and Cindy agreed to run again because no one else would and rather than see the Guild end they agreed to serve again. You ladies are a wonderful group of very talented and smart people. The Guild needs you to participate. Take an office; share your ideas and your talents. We need YOU!!!


The President shall:

Preside over all meetings of TRR and Executive Board.

Appoint, with Executive Board approval, all committee chairpersons and serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.

Serve as an advisor to the Executive Board for a period of 1 year after leaving office.

In the case of resignations or vacancy during a normal term of office, the office will be appointed by the President and ratified at a general membership meeting.

Be authorized to sign TRR checks.

Submit a proposed written budget by October 31st of each year so that it may be presented to the Executive Board for ap-

Director of Newsletter

The Director of Newsletters shall:

Be responsible for soliciting, gathering and editing material for a monthly newsletter with cooperation from the Board.

Make a newsletter available to membership by email or regular mail.

Mass e-mail to membership as deemed necessary by executive board.

Submit a proposed written budget by October 31st of each year so that it may be presented to the Executive Board for approval.

Director of Publicity

Publicity Chairperson shall:

Be responsible for advertising monthly guild meetings and all guild related events (such as classes, quilt shows, etc.) in the local newspapers for regular publication.

Submit a proposed written budget by October 31st of each year so that it may be presented to the Executive Board for approval.

Program Assistant (This is a new position.)

A Program Assistant shall:

Be elected to work closely with the current Programs Director learning and assisting with the duties of the Programs Director.   At the end of one year the Assistant will become the Program Director and a newly elected Program Assistant will learn the position from them.


Talk to you soon,

Fran, Dorothy, Sheryl, & Vicki

Nominating Committee

Stars over the Thornapple Quilt Show Raffle Winner

Winner = Pam Cook from Delton



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Stars Over The Thornapple Quilt Show

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The TRR Guild will hold its biennial quilt show “Stars Over the Thornapple” on March 14, 9 -5pm and 15, 10-3pm, 2015 at the Barry County Expo. This lovely quilt which is 95″ x 102″ will be raffled at the drawing on March 22nd.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available from any guild member and also at Sisters Fabrics in Hastings, Michigan.

This year our Quilt Show Demonstration Schedule is as follows:


Saturday 3/14/15

10- Microwave bowl pot holders

11-Modern Blocks

12-Disappearing Blocks

1-3 Kathleen Tracy Presentation

4-Pineapple Trim Tool-Creative Grids

Sunday 3/15/15

10-Scrap Crazy-Creative Grids

11-Sew Unique Shop demo

12-Disappearing Blocks

1-Mo&Mac’s Fabric Shack demo

2-Pressing Surfaces by Rebecca Lydy


Questions can be directed at Kathy Dunn,

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Name Tag Challenge

We are interested in doing a make-over of our guild name tags.  So your challenge is to create a name tag that will represent our guild.  You may use any technique for your name tag, i.e. piecing, applique, embroidery, coloring, drawings, painting, etc.

Please keep your design no larger than 4″ x 3″.  Please use your creativity to create something that showcases your style.  Your name tag creative is due at the March 4 guild meeting.  We will then choose the top 3 designs at our board meeting and have a vote from the members for the winner.  Relax, have fun and see what you can create!!

October 2013 Guild Meeting

To start off our night, Cindy had us play some Quilt Jeopardy!  She handed out some questions and Cathy Allerding read the answers and whomever raised their hand first with the correct answer won a $5.00 gift certificate!  It was a lot of fun!

Quilt Jeopardy

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Our program for the night was Quilting Trick or Treating.. the people who participated brought in 60 – 5″ squares from Halloween themed fabric.  Cindy provided the trick or treat bags and we all got to pick out 60 squares from the piles for our trick or treat bag.  Cindy gave us the instructions to created a Halloween quilt for the January meeting using all the squares we picked up.  It will be fun to see what our members will do with their fabric squares!

Our refeshments were delicious too!  Thank you to all the October birthdays that provided the refreshements.

Carolyn and Bev handed back the Lincoln Meadow quilts also.

As always we ended the evening with our Member show and tell!

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September 2013 Guild Meeting

September 2013 Guild Meeting brought us the Program Crafty Ole’ Broads with Jane Wells & Linda Johnson.  They had great stories about how the two sisters got started quilting and built their business and beautiful quilts.  Below are some pictures from their very informative and interesting program.

Other items of business from the night were nominations for the four board positions that need to be filled.  TRR will hold elections at the  October guild meeting, and our nominess were:

Sally Poll – President

Ann Wolf – Secretary

Alicia Campbell – Newsletter

Jan Basiaga – Publicity


Cindy also informed us of the October Program which is Quilter’s Trick or Treating!  This looks like a really fun block swap made from Halloween themed material.  If you would like to participate in the Quilter’s Trick or Treating, please bring in October 60 – 5″ unfinished squares with Halloween theme or prints.  A Bag will be provided to you for trick or treating, and then we will look forward to the quilts that will be made and have a show and tell of the quilts in January.  It is not required that a member participate, but think how much fun it will be to trick or treat and have all kinds of different fabrics available!

We had our Lincoln Meadows quilts for the month handed back to their owners, the pictures are below:

And finally we had a great show and tell as we always do!  We have such talented members!

July and August 2013 Meetings

Following are pictures from the July and August 2013 Guild meetings.  Our July meeting was so close to July 4th so it was just a picnic at Bonnie Rhoby’s, it was hot that night but we had a nice turnout!  The August meeting was a big guild member show and tell and we had a great turnout from our members!