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:
10- Microwave bowl pot holders
1-3 Kathleen Tracy Presentation
4-Pineapple Trim Tool-Creative Grids
10-Scrap Crazy-Creative Grids
11-Sew Unique Shop demo
1-Mo&Mac’s Fabric Shack demo
2-Pressing Surfaces by Rebecca Lydy
Questions can be directed at Kathy Dunn, email@example.com
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!