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



February 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

April 13, 2015

May 11, 2015

June 8, 2015

July 13, 2015

August 10, 2015


October 12, 2015

November 9, 2015

December 14, 2015

2015 Guest Speakers and Workshops

Lectures and Workshops are at Westlake Presbyterian Church

Date Speaker Lecture Workshop website Speaker information
Feb 9 Janice Jenkins Picking Fabrics for Fun and Color NONE Janice Jenkins owns Elm Creek, west of Clare, a well known stopping off spot for both garden plants and fun fabric.  Janice’s store has homespuns,  holiday,  panels, batiks, kids, wildlife and novelty  prints of every kind.  She’ll share how to pick fabric types and colors for fantastic results.
Mar 9 Sandy Moravec Hand Dyeing Trunk Show

Hand Dyeing Techniques


Sandy Moravec from Traverse City will discuss techniques for hand dyeing plant fibers (cotton, linen, etc.) with Procion dyes, snow dyeing and dyeing animal fibers (wool, silk etc.) with acid dyes and show her finished projects.  Local guild members will also share their hand dyed designs. 

Class:  Make and take 24 hand dyed fabric samples.  $25
Apr 13 Kathleen Tracy Little History of Quilting

Kathleen Tracy, Deerfield, Illinois, began making quilts for her daughter’s dolls and soon became hooked on antique quilts, scrappy blocks and seeing the past come alive in them.  Author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts, and Remembering Adelia, her trunk show will take quilters through different periods in American history. 

May 11 Sue Holdaway-Heys Sources of Inspiration and the Process

Create a raw edge fused hollyhock or sunflower, adding water color pencils, fiber paints washes and three dimensional aspects.  9 a.m. to 4.  $42. Sue Holdaway-Heys is a quilt artist from Ann Arbor.  Her work is represented in personal and private collections, including a doll in the White House collection.  Her work has won awards and been shown in AQS, IQA, and Visions.
June 8 Karen Kay Buckley To Border or not to Border, that is the Question

Heard it through the grapevine:  Learn 3-D techniques of stuffed bias stems, perfectly round flat grapes, stuffed grapes, dimensional leaves and flowers & smooth curved leaves.  9:00 - 4. $62.

Karen Kay Buckley, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has taken a teaching degree and moved from shop owner to designing her own patterns, creating scissors and tools.  Her latest books are Earthly Delights and a DVD Hand and Machine Applique: the Karen Kay Buckley Way.  2013 Best of Show Quilt at AQA in Paducah and Voted teacher of the year by Professional Quilters Magazine
June 9 Karen Kay Buckley  

Magic Medallions:  Hand applique learning smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles for a medallions style block.  9:00 – 4.  $62.

July 11-12 Quilt Show        
Aug 10 Nancy McNally What was I Thinking NONE Nancy McNally lives in Clarkston and will bring a trunk show about her journey of designing a quilt to piecing it and then writing the instructions and proving quilting suggestions. 
Sept TBA        
Oct 12 Jill Ault A Fiber Artist's Journey NONE Jill Ault works in fiber using her hand drawn designs and inspired by imperfections and small variations.  Her transparent quilts are silk organza layered to create surprising patterns.  The “letter quilts” create unexpected shapes while telling a story.  Her work is commissioned far and wide.  Jill will come from her home in Ann Arbor to share her talented works with us
Nov 9 Debbie Grifka What Do They Mean by Modern Quilting? NONE

Debbie Grifka’s quilt Ephemeral Elegance using her bias applique technique, won 1st place in its category at AQS in Paducah in 2011 and Think Positive is currently touring with the AQS Modern Quilt Challenge exhibit.  She’s been published in several magazines.  She is VP of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.

Dec 14 Guild Christmas Extravaganza