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March 14th -- Christa Watson
"How Do I Quilt It?"

                                  https://christaquilts.com/

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Christa's secret to successful quilting is in the planning and preparation. She’ll guide us through the steps she takes to make each quilting experience fun and stress free. Once we see her methods, we’ll feel empowered to quilt our own quilts! Learn how she bastes her quilts, makes a quilting plan, chooses thread colors, divides and conquers each task, and applies rich texture with little to no marking of the quilt.

Christa has been sharing her love of quilting for over 20 years, teaching others to enjoy every part of the quilt-making process. Her quilting life changed for the better in 2013 when she discovered her passion for modern quilts and combined it with her style of “perfectly imperfect” machine quilting.

In addition to three published books, Benartex fabric lines, and many patterns, Christa is also a very busy wife and mother, and we are fortunate to welcome her to GLHQ.



                           WORKSHOP UPDATES

Apr. 12 Scandinavian Snowflake, Nancy Kloster - 3 openings
Apr. 13 Desert Sky, Nancy Kloster - 1 opening

May 10 Flowers of the Gorge, Ann P Shaw - 1 opening
May 11 Pieced Pets,  Ann P Shaw- FULL, taking wait list names

Click here for the Members workshop registration form.

Click here for the Non-Member workshop registration form.

Contact Kathy Swanteck or Suzanne Jones with any questions.



                                  H.A.V.E.N. - Carol Brooks
 When I asked what they needed they said they could use snack packs like: granola bars, small packs of Cheez-its, fruit snacks, etc. NO Nuts please. They need coffee packs and K-cups (coffee, tea, hot chocolate). Hand and body lotions would be nice (full size). Toddlers clothes in any size would be appreciated. Gift cards are always needed: gas, grocery, and retail. HAVEN welcomes all donations..



Quilter To Quilter Sale Presented by Great Lakes Heritage Quilters
April 27, 2019 10am - 2pm
1st United Methodist Church of Troy  6363 Livernois Troy, Mi 48098

Buy or Sell All Things Quilty, A Quilter’s Paradise
Get your table now!  Reserve Your Table ASAP  Limited tables available.
Table prices range from $15.00 to $20.00 (two $60.00 suites)


Entrance Fee: $4.00 from 10:00am to 11:00am and $3.00 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. (sellers can shop for free and early at 9:00am)

Please contact Karen Keller 248-877-9252 or find registration form here!



QUILT EVENTS NEARBY

April 5-6  "Quilts from the Heart Quilt Show 2019"
Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit 

Roseville Recreation Center  - 18185 Sycamore

Admission: $6.00 for both days (no strollers please)
Vendors     Two Raffle Quilts      Silent Auction
Lunch and snacks available


April 11-12-13  "Quilters In Training"
Quilt Guild of Capac

St. John's Lutheran Church
109 East Kempf Court
Capac, MI

April 26-28 "Birds of  a Feather Quilt Together"

Midland Quilters Squared Quilt Show

Heritage Park's Carriage House Hall
3417 W. Main St., Midland MI

Admission: $5

Demos, Silent Auction, Bazaar, Door Favors Blacksmith Exhibit and Demos



    

Upcoming GLHQ Events

APRIL SPEAKER
*Nancy Kloster*
St. Clair Shores
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Apr. 11 Lecture: Trunk Show


Quilter to Quilter Sale
April 27, 2019
Details and Contract
2019 Fall Retreat is FULL!
But....Martha Stewart is
working to add more space.
2019 Fall Retreat
Registration Form


MARCH 2019
Newsletter

We meet from September - June at 7 pm on the second Thursday of the month at Birmingham Unitarian Church, located at 38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI, on the west side of Woodward Avenue, just north of Lone Pine Rd. 

*Non-members are welcome for a fee of $10 at all meetings except for June.

We are on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/GLQuilters
 


Have you heard the exciting news?  GLHQ has a new raffle quilt:



Did you pick up your raffle tickets??  Be sure to turn in your tickets stubs and money, too.  Need more tickets? Pick them up at the April meeting!!



Upcoming Local Guild Speakers

March 21

Jan Jacobs
Quilt Conservation and Trunk Show
CAMEO Quilters
Clawson, MI

A link to the GLHQ Bylaws can now be found on the Membership page.



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