Monday, June 19, 2017

Online Activity for June

This month we are going to make Kylie Kelsheimer's Starry Sky block. It's a fun paper-pieced block and the free pattern is available on her blog at

We will make the 12-inch block, pattern pieces on pages 4-7 of the pattern PDF.  Please use white with black designs/text for the background, and bright solids for the star points.

 If you need a refresher on paper piecing, Carol Doan has very good instructions here.
I found it useful to write "white and black" or "solid" on each section of the pattern pieces. 
Place fabric right-side out (wrong side against paper) on the back of the paper. 

To assemble the A-E sections, I sewed A to D, then sewed C to E, then sewed A+D to C+E, finally sewed B to the side.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Meeting this Saturday May 20

Hi everyone,

Our next meeting is this Saturday.  We will be at the Oshtemo branch of the Kalamazoo library.

Info here:

Carolyn will be doing a presentation on how to design and print fabric using Spoonflower.

The library opens at 10am and we will start the meeting at 10:30 am. Feel free to come early and stay after for social time.  We have the room until 2pm.

See you Saturday.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

April/May online activity

This month is an opportunity to get scrappy and use up some of your modern fabric stash!

Let's use this tutorial, from Amanda Jean Nyberg at Crazy Mom Quilts, to make scrappy pineapple blocks without paper piecing.

Like Amanda, Let's use bright modern fabric for the center and "cross",  and white or low-volume prints for the "x" and corners. 

Finished size is 16" square. 

I'll post mine as soon as I do it :-)

Post before or bring to the May meeting for a chance to win them all! Rules here. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Photos

Heather Jones Presentation

Pincushions from Oahu Guild

 Our pincushions, heading to Hawaii

 Show and Tell

 Workshop Participants

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Heather Jones at GLMQG on March 25 2017


Just a reminder that Heather Jones will be giving a lecture and a 3 1/3 hour workshop.  We will be meeting at the Oshtemo library.

Meeting Room at Oshtemo Branch Library - Kalamazoo Public Library.

 We will begin the meeting at 10 am when the library opens.  Heather will be giving a 90 minute presentation.  We will have a break for lunch from noon to 1 and start the workshop at 1.  We are allowed to have food so feel free to bring lunch and snacks.

Here is a link to Heather's blog

The workshop will be Fly Away: Large Scale Piecing

Fly Away: Large Scale Piecing workshop

In order to have the workshop in 3 and 1/2 hours Heather has sent us cutting instructions for the quilt. She is asking us to have the materials pre-cut.   I will ask Lisa to email the list out to members.  Also, you will need to purchase the pattern which is $10 .  We are asking you to pay for the pattern through the website as a way to reserve your spot in the workshop.  Heather will provide a printed version of the pattern to those in the workshop.

UPDATE: The workshop is full. If you'd like to get on a waiting list, please email


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Retreat Registration

Registration for the Spring retreat is now open!

GLMQG Members are invited to join us at the Kempski Retreat Center at Camp Lutherwald in Howe Indiana, April 6-9 2017.

Details and registration form

Not a member yet? Join here first then join us on retreat!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Social Meeting CANCELED

Tomorrow's social meeting at Aubree's has been canceled.  It appears everyone is busy (quilting).  Hopefully this means more fabulous Show & Tells in March!
Enjoy this crazy February weather!  See you next month!