Guild Meeting Information

The Cal-Co Quilters Guild meet on the second Monday of each month. Except for September which is when we hold our annual Quilt Show.

Our evening begins with social hour at 6 p.m.

The guild activities begin at 7 p.m.

 Everyone is welcome with a $5.00 donation or a membership.


We meet at:

Westlake Presbyterian Church

415 South 28th Street

Battle Creek, MI  49015 

Find us



January 13, 2014

February 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

April 14, 2014

May 12,2014

June 9, 2014

July 14, 2014

August 11, 2014

No September Meeting-Quilt Show

October 13, 2014

November 10, 2014

December 8, 2014

2014 Guest Speakers and Workshops

Sponsored by Cal-Co Quilter's Guild



  Speaker Lecture workshop Web info Speaker Info
January Kitch Rinehart Vicksburg Quilt Barn Trail none Facebook

Hugh and Kitch Rinehart, project coordinators for the Vicksburg Historical Society who have worked on the project for a year and a half, said it has been worth it.

“The entire committee has had a wonderful experience the past 1 1/2 years creating this tourist attraction for our town, and none of us will look at a barn the same again,” the Rineharts said in a release at the completion of the project.

Barn quilts are painted squares of wood with quilt designs of various colors and shapes. There are more than 6,000 barn quilts in 45 states and Canada. Six quilt trails are in Michigan.  Each property or barn owner chooses the design, often using a personal experience or family interest as the design choice.
February Laurie Simpson Trunk Show none Website Laurie Simpson has been quilting for over 40 years and she designs quilt patterns and fabric for Moda Fabrics with her sister Polly Minick.  Laurie is a quilter and Polly is a rug hooker.  They design Americana fabrics for the quilting industry.  Laurie will talk a little about her quilting history and have many, many quilts to show and talk about
March Chris Moline Ugly Quilts none   Chris is an AQS certified appraiser of quilted textiles, an assistant to the AQS Appraiser Certification Committee and an experienced restorer. Chris has been an avid quilter for more years than she willingly admits and has produced award winning quilts. Additionally, her knowledge of quilting and fabric history is quite extensive. Her quilt collection spans a variety of techniques, styles and experiences. She presents several lectures and workshops designed to inspire quilters to learn more about quilts and quilting, stretch their creative ability, experiment with traditional as well as contemporary styles and techniques, and improve their productivity.
April Jenny Doan/Missouri Star Quilt Co Trunk Show none Website She will show about 2 dozen quilts and do the tutorials for them so it is fun and educational!
May Beth Ferrier/Applewood Farms Will you make a quilt for me Sneaky Piecing Tricks Website Beth is a highly experienced quilter who has a gift for teaching. She offers fun and informative classes and seminars for beginning and experienced quilters. Her original patterns,and books including More Hand Applique by Machine and Wash Away Applique Sheets are available in quilt shops around the world.
June Sue Nickels Quilting Today's Quilts Basic Raw Edge Website Sue has been quilting for 32 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 20 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds and major conferences, including AQS, IQA and NQA. She has also taught internationally in England, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Sue’s major awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for “The Beatles Quilt” made by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Their quilt, “The Space Quilt” won the 2003 IQA Master of Machine Artistry Award and the 2004 AQS Machine Workmanship Award. Most recently, Sue and Pat’s quilt “Tea at Tenby” won 2009 Best of Show at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in England. Sue’s current books are “Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques” and “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” co-authored with Pat. Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows, most recently part of the team judging the 2009 IQA Show. Sue’s priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!
July Brown Bag Reveal        
August Barb Vlack Quilts My Grandmother Didn’t Make! Tussy Mussy Nosegay Website Barb designs and makes quilts and has had her work published in several quilting magazines as well as the cover of Keepsake Quilting catalog (1998). She has exhibited her award winning quilts in shows sponsored by IQA in Houston, AQS in Paducah, Quilter’s Heritage in Lancaster, and NQA in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her quilts have also been included in special exhibits in Japan, Korea, and Australia
September Calco Quilt Show        
October Vikki Pignatelli Nurturing your Creative Spirit Crazy about Curves    
November Kaye England Lectures include quilts and stories from all of her books Double Dozen Quilt Website Kaye began quilt making and fabric collecting in earnest in the early 1980’s, but was influenced early on by a family of needle workers. She now designs fabrics for Wilmington Prints and heads her own publishing company, Kaye England Publications. Kaye travels the world conducting sell-out lectures and workshops showcasing her wonderful and infectious fabrics, patterns and quilts, as well as her unique and honest outlook on life.
December Guild Christmas Party