Monday, August 27, 2018

August 2018 Meeting Recap

Following are some highlights from our meeting and workshop on Saturday. It was definitely a FULL day of quilting awesomeness!  

We were excited to have Gudrun Erla for an amazing lecture and truck show from her latest book Quilts of Iceland.

Our members showed some of the gorgeous projects they made with Gudrun's patterns.

Joanne's GE quilt is stunning!

Sharon had 2 versions - one with a light background and one dark. Beautiful!

Jane made this Valentine table runner and placemat set - so cute!

We love Deb's "Dangerous" BOM from Gudrun's Quilt Crew.

Jeanine brought a wonderful baby quilt.

It was great to have our new member, Kate, show some of her latest projects - a baby quilt and a Bigfoot for a forest-themed classroom.

Stephanie brought her Curvy Clutch bags!

The block challenge turned out some great "barn blocks." Congratulations, Kim! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Following are some of the latest additions from the Travelling Quilts:

Stephanie added feathers to Carolyn's star.

Jill added half-circle borders to Leslie's.

Pat added 3 gorgeous pieced blocks and quotation to Stephanie's Hope.

Lynne added a curvy border to bring back an earlier addition to Jill's curvy flying geese.

Carolyn added a striped border to Lisa's star block. 

Only 2 more "trips" and the travelling quilts will be going home!

Next was the workshop with Gudrun!

Gudrun demonstrated how to use her Stripology rulers - they are worth every penny!

We chose which quilt we wanted to make. Above is the Halldora - below is Glacial Ice. Both patterns can be found in Gudrun's book Quilts of Iceland.

No time wasted - we got started right away!

Can't wait to see the completed projects!  Thank you, Gudrun!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2018 Meeting and Workshop: Gudrun Erla

Our August meeting will take place on Saturday, 8/25/2018 in the Van Deusen Room of the Kalamazoo Public Library (Central library).

Doors open at 9:00 am and we will try to start the meeting by 9:30am.

Morning Guild Meeting and Trunk Show

The morning will include guild business, block lottery, member show-and-tell, and a lecture and trunk show by our guest Gudrun Erla of GE Designs.

Gudrun will be sharing the amazing quilts from her book,  Quilts of Iceland.  In this lecture, Gudrun will take us on a journey through her home country of Iceland as she documented in this full color, 160 page book. She will show all the quilts in the book, talk about the inspiration behind each one, and give us a look into IcelandÊ»s natural beauty and landscape, the rich history of handwork and intriguing heritage. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, and are also available on her website.


Bring a sack lunch or grab a bite on the nearby Kalamazoo Mall.

Afternoon Workshop (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Preregistration with refundable $10 deposit is required.  Workshop is full at this timetime.  Register Here for wait list.  Refundable deposit.

In this 3-hour workshop, we will learn the techniques for two quilts from the book Quilts of Iceland, "Glacial Ice" and "Halldora" using Gudrun's Stripology ruler. Each student will choose one of the two quilts to work on. Rulers will be available for purchase and are also available on her website.  

Material lists will be provided to registrant.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

July 2018 Social Gathering Summary

It was a lovely Michigan summer evening! We gathered in the incredible garden of member Lynne and husband Bob.  Thank you Lynne!

Leslie shared her first quilt

Nancy shared her folded star

Kim confessed to using traditional fabrics but we all loved this piece!

Joanne made this quilt for a new baby boy in her life

This is the back of Joanne's baby quilt.

We were all pretty misty-eyed when Lynne shared this quilt she made for a friend using flannel shirts from the friend's recently-passed father. She  even included some buttons and pockets.

Lynne shared her Village quilt. This was an online quilt along Lynne participated in.  We were in awe at Sharon Brule's detailed quilting job.

Lynne also showed this amazing house quilt that members of her Modern Bee contributed blocks for.  Such a fun quilt!  Two different house quilts from Lynne at this meeting!

More great quilting form Sharon!  Every house was quilted differently!  The detail was amazing!

Ann showed the quilt she made with her 1930s fabrics to use them up and get them out of her stash.

Ann also showed a bowl she made from her red scraps.

Leslie showed her addition to Jill's Traveling Quilt
Carolyn showed the wonderful additions she made to Stephanie's quilt!

Lynne showed her addition to Lisa's Traveling Quilt

Jill showed her addition to Lynne's Traveling Quilt

Stephanie showed her addition to Pat's Traveling Quilt.

Pat showed her addition to Leslie's Traveling Quilt!