Guild Meeting Information

The Cal-Co Quilters Guild meet on the second Monday of each month.

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 

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FUTURE MEETING DATES ARE:

February 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

April 13, 2015

May 11, 2015

June 8, 2015

July 13, 2015

August 10, 2015

September 14, 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
Apr 13 Kathleen Tracy Little History of Quilting

Create an old fashion Orange Peel quilt with new starch and no-melt plastic template method. Students can use whatever technique they prefer to make the applique peels on this quilt (needleturn, fusible) but the starch and no-melt plastic template method will be taught.

$30 for Members

$35 for Non-Members

SUPPLY LIST

countrylanequilts.com

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.

SUPPLY LIST

sueholdaway-heys.com 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.

SUPPLY LIST

karenkaybuckly.com

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.

Pick up the pattern for this class from Natalie PRIOR to the class.

   
July 11-12 Quilt Show        
Aug 10 Nancy McNally What was I Thinking NONE nancymcnallyquilts.com 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 Brown Bag Reveal        
Oct 12 Jill Ault A Fiber Artist's Journey NONE jillault.com 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 eschhousequilts.com

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