The TRR Guild will hold its biennial quilt show “Stars Over the Thornapple” on March 21 and 22, 2015 at the Barry County Expo. This lovely quilt will be raffled at the drawing on March 22 at 4PM. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be available soon
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!
June 2013 gave us Krista Prout from Rosebush, Michigan giving us a presentation about Civil War Quilts, fun facts and some antique quilts of her own!
We also got our December Program underway! TRR members were asked to bring three fat quarters in a brown bag and we would exchange and make something for our recipient from the material they provided. We had great participation and it will be a lot of fun to see what people have made in December!
We also had a great member show and tell (as always!).
NOTE that our July meeting is July 9, 2013 and will be held at Bonnie Rhoby’s house, please bring a dish to pass, lawn chair and bug spray!
We need President, Secretary, Newsletter, and Publicity officers. Anyone interested in any of these opportunities contact the nominating committee. Any questions contact the current officer and they will give you the details.
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 were a few quilts to show from Lincoln Meadows and some great show and tell!
Sally Poll and Kathy Dunn are heading up the next quilt show in 2015 and would like someone to step up and plan the demonstrations for this show. If you are interested, please contact them.
I have an old Sears quilting frame and stand – probably from the 70′s – that we are getting ready to sell. It’s from the Frank Edmunds & Co and has never been used (still in box). I wondered if you had any idea how much it would be worth or if anyone in your guild would be interested in purchasing it. We are cleaning out my mothers home getting ready for an estate sale. You can reach me via email or cell phone (616) 481-4366. thanks! Tracy