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January 2019

Sue Cortese LECTURE

January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Jan. 22, 2019:  Tonight's WMQG Meeting and Lecture have been canceled due to weather. "My Quilting Journey" In this lecture, Sue will take people through the quilts that she has made. From some of her first quilts to some of her most recent quilts. When she started quilting, her quest was to make a quilt from every pattern and technique. This challenge has led her to take classes from some of the top national educators and create a diverse and varied stockpile of quilts. Sue will talk about what she has learned about color, pattern, balance, and variety. Originality has also been a big thing for

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May 2019

Cindy Grisdela Workshop – Fire and Ice Bargello-Style Wall Hanging

May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00

This is one of my most popular patterns. Combine your favorite black and white fabrics with a trio of brights to make a bargello-style wall hanging that pops with color! You will create “strata” of 2″ strips and then cut them into varying widths to create your design. The finished size is 34″ w x 39″ h. Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine in good working order necessary. Confident beginner to advanced level. Click here for class supply list.

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Cindy Grisdela Lecture – Journey of An Art Quilter

May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Have you ever wondered about how to make the transition from traditional quilter to artist? Cindy Grisdela started out over 25 years ago making quilts using traditional patterns and techniques. With examples from her own quilts, she will describe how her work evolved into a unique contemporary style that has won awards and is juried into at fine art and craft shows all over the country.

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September 2019

Pam Buda – Star String Pin Cushion Workshop

September 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00 – $45.00

This scrappy pin cushion features a scrappy Sawtooth Star block, featuring a string paper pieced center!  This adds a little more twinkle to each star! The fundamentals of paper piecing are covered, as well as tips for choosing just the right fabrics so each student can make their own quilt! Star Strings quilt pattern is required.  Pattern price for workshop participants is $5 (regularly $9)  and is available the day of class. Supply List for String Star Pin Cushion Workshop

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Pam Buda – Practice What I Preach Workshop

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calvary Reformed Church MI United States + Google Map
$50.00 – $60.00

This is a hands-on lesson of the techniques covered in my lecture Secrets of Professional Quilters ~ Revealed!. The skills taught in this class will be used each and every time you quilt!! Here's an opportunity for each student to try many new techniques including the "Make It Larger ~ Trim It Down" technique for Half and Quarter Square Triangles, Flying Geese, and Square in a square units.  We'll also cover alternate piecing techniques for the ever popular Corner Square Triangle units.  Students then practice what I demonstrate using my tools and notions to see how they like the technique. We go over a variety of pressing techniques as well.  I can help a

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Pam Buda Lecture – Secrets of Professional Quilters Revealed!

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary CRC, 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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This Power Point presentation is packed full of very useful information that will teach you to use alternative piecing methods for making units, as well as tips and hints relating to every aspect of quilting. Pam also shares secrets she's gathered over years of trial & error, taking classes, and learning from what fellow designers and national teachers have shared with her. The lesson begins with learning the "Make it larger - Trim it down" techniques.  Pam demonstrates step-by-step techniques for making units (such as Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles, Square-in-a-Square units, and Flying Geese) larger than they need to be so they can

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November 2019

Weeks Ringle – Fabric Smackdown

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Fabric Smackdown You’ll learn to analyze and understand fabrics then apply what you’ve learned to create palettes for future projects. Learn how a variety of illustration styles, scales and patterns in fabric make for a more interesting quilt while expanding the range of fabrics you can use with confidence. Student supplies needed: Rotary cutting equipment, journal or sketchbook, glue stick, a wide assortment of cotton quilting fabrics from tone-on-tones, solids, plaids, batiks and hand-dyes to large-scale prints. Also bring fabrics that you love but have perplexed you. Facility equipment needed: Tables and chairs Skill level: Beginner to advanced Size limit: 25 students Note: This class

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July 2020

WMQG PhD (Projects Half Done) Picnic Event

July 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hagar Park, 8212 28th Ave
Georgetown Township, MI 49428 United States
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Who:  West Michigan Quilters Guild Members AND GUESTS What:  PhD (Projects Half Done) Picnic Event Where:  Hagar Park Maples Picnic Shelter (located in Georgetown Township on the corner of 28th and Bauer Road. Park entrance is on 28th Avenue) When:  Tuesday, July 28, 2020   6:00 p.m. Why:  BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE FUN!!!  There will be surprises and prizes!!   What to Bring: Your mask Your own sack dinner Lawn chair FRIENDS!!! Finished NICU quilts (our cupboards are empty and there is an urgent need) Due to our time of self isolation, we all have completed our PhD's (projects half done) and everyone wants to

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January 2021

Zoom Lecture – 7:30 pm Krista Moser Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Krista Moser is the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler. and has published more than 20 patterns with more on the way! She has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than 25 years. Join us and learn all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and hexagons in an easy and fast way. Visit Krista’s website at https://www.kristamoser.com/ Active Members will receive information by email on how to attend this ZOOM Lecture. If you are not a member, you can join here . WMQG Membership Registration

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February 2021

Board Meeting

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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