Thursday, December 7, 2023

Holiday Party Recap

Tuesday night was our annual GLMQG Holiday Party at University Roadhouse. We had our favorite back room again (Thanks Stephanie and Pam for setting that up and confirming!). It was so nice to see everyone, and fun to see the festive sweaters several ladies wore! didn't snow this year to make the driving tough. 

Here are the ornament exchange recipients with their new decor - so many creative ideas!

Thanks to everyone who came! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2024!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Fall Retreat Recap

 Everyone who attended our fall retreat at Camp Lutherwald had a wonderful time partaking in the 4 "S"s:  sewing, snacking, socializing, shopping! So much productivity, too!

Here'a. little peek at some of the projects retreat attendees worked on: 

Pan's Goodnight Star quilt top! 

Deb's Red Panda quilt:

Laurie's quilt

Linda's aboriginal print quilt:

Linda's panel holiday quilt:

Lisa's table topper from our June workshop: 

Jane's quilt:

Is that Shannon hiding behind the sheep?

Sewing and socializing!

Sharon's bed-size quilt in blues:

If you couldn't make it this time, hopefully you can join us in February! Find details here

Sunday, November 5, 2023

2023 Holiday Party Information

Hi Everyone,

We will be hosting our holiday party on Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm at the University Roadhouse in Kalamazoo.  Please mark you calendars!  Hope you can come.  

Food and drinks will be available "dutch treat" from the menu

We will also have a swap, if you'd like to participate.  It is not at all required that you participate in the swap if you attend the holiday party.  Please come, even if you don't want to participate in the swap.  Lots of people do that, so it's totally fine!

For our swap this year, please make an ornament to exchange.  If you bring one, you'll go home with one.  If not, just come for the fun and fellowship.

Here are the parameters:  

  • Make an ornament that could either hang on a tree or an ornament hanger.  
  • Try to make it "modern" in aesthetic -- consider colors, design, materials.  
  • Make something that will make your friend feel special. 
  • Bring your ornament wrapped in a box or in a gift bag.  
  • We will assign numbers to each gift brought and anonymously swap.
  • Need ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.  We can't wait to see what you all come up with for your ornaments!

See you soon,

GLMQG Board Members

Saturday, November 4, 2023

October 2023 Social Meeting Recap

 On Saturday, October 28, 2024, we held our social meeting and showed progress on everyone's mystery block-of-the-month project with the designer, Shelly Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts.

We held the meeting virtually, and that was a lot of fun.  I neglected to take screenshots when Shelly showed her versions of the quilt, which was a shame!  But here are some of the versions our members shared.  (If I missed one, please forgive me.  I tried to remember to snap a screenshot each time!) Check out all these amazing iterations!  Some are still working on their blocks (and some--ahem, like me--haven't started yet!)




After that, we had member show and tell.  Check out these amazing makes folks shared!  (Again, I did my best to capture everyone's! I had a little trouble getting some to upload.  My apologies.)


It was a fun meeting and so good to see everyone!  Stay tuned for a post coming very soon about our holiday party!
Take care,

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Barn Quilt Block Painting - Who needs fabric?

 We had a wonderful time on Saturday, painting barn blocks! 

Thanks so much to Deb Adams for organizing and hosting this event - the weather was gorgeous, the company wonderful, and the opportunity to create amongst friends was both relaxing and rewarding! 

Here are some photos from our paint day: 

Deb had tables set up for us in front of the barn.

Just getting started

Taping block designs on the boards

Freehand painting!

Lots of careful concentration (and tiny brushes!) along color change lines!

More painter's tape!

It's like a large-scale coloring book, but with painter's tape, it's ok if you go outside the lines! :) 

Blocks in progress

Heading to the paint drying station

We started the morning using hair dryers to speed up the drying process. By midday, the breeze and the sun took care of the drying for us! 

This ended up being the color of the day - Velvety Night. It was one of the colors Deb had, and we all loved its rich darkness - even if we weren't sure if it was gray, dark brown, or some version of black. 

Finished blocks! 

Aren't they great?!?!

Such a fun day, ladies! So glad we could get together!