Guild Activities

Monthly Meetings

We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Jump to calendar

• Doors Open at 6:15pm
• Welcome at 7pm
• Announcements
• Introduction of Guest Speaker or Topic
• Break – Socialize and Visit Free Table
• Raffle and Show and Tell

Locations

Meetings:

Westwood Christian Reformed Church
620 Northampton Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

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Workshops:

Workshops are typically 9am – 3pm. Workshop locations indicated on workshop registration forms as they become available.

Meeting and Workshop Schedule

2024

Tuesday, February 20, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Member Demonstrations on Dimensional Blocks at Westwood Christian Reformed Church

Bias Squares: Small Group Ambassadors


Thursday, February 29

All Guild Charitable Sew-In at Portage Zhang Senior Center. Special registration required for this event. More information available in the February monthly newsletter (available in the Members Only portion of the website). Information also available by attending the February 20th Monthly Guild Meeting.


Tuesday, March 19, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting – Lecture with Ruth Ann Berry at Westwood Christian Reformed Church
www.quiltersclinic.com

Snap Dragons: Small Group Ambassadors

Lecture: Bargello Quilts and Geometric Bargello
Let’s talk about Bargello quilt design and construction. With a power-point and quilt samples I’ll show the design process from the beginning and briefly cover the how-to of building the projects. We’ll also look at 3D Quilt design and assembly with quilt examples, then move on to Panel Quilts and how to make use of a favorite panel and its coordinating collection.

Wednesday, March 20, 9AM – 3PM

Workshop with Ruth Ann Berry at Parchment Community Library / Registration Required: Click here for pintable form OR Click here for online registration and payment.

Let’s create a throw-sized Bargello project. There will be a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. Kits come as pre-cut 2½” strips. Kits cost $40-$60. Click here to view possible kits.

Bargello quilts have the stunning look of curves and motion yet are constructed with easy strip piecing. We’ll learn how to read the project chart and cover tips for organizing and streamlining the construction process. You’ll go home with a new skill and the confidence to take on larger or more complex patterns. 

Here is Ruth Ann’s suggestion for stash diving:

For stash diving, you need ¼ yard each of 24 fabrics (3 different colorways-8 fabrics in each colorway that graduate from light to dark within the colorway) Fat quarters will work.


Tuesday, April 16, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Focus on Small Groups – Applique at Westwood Christian Reformed Church

Tuesday Morning Quilters: Small Group Ambassadors


Tuesday, May 21, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting – Lecture with Rona the Ribbiter at Westwood Christian Reformed Church
Lecture: Perfect Points: Pinwheels, Curves and Y-seams
www.ronatheribbiter.com

Applique Group: Small Group Ambassadors

Wednesday, May 22, 9AM – 3PM

Workshop with Rona Herman at Parchment Community Library/Registration Required
Perfect Points – Pinwheel, Curves & Y-Seams


Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Service Project and Charity Donations at Westwood Christian Reformed Church

Thursday Evening Quilters: Small Group Ambassadors


Tuesday, July 16, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Lecture with Phyllis Fay (Studio 180 Certified Instructor) at Westwood Christian Reformed Church
Lecture: Motivate Me to Use My Stash
www.pfayquilts.com

Paradise Quilters: Small Group Ambassadors

Wednesday, July 17, 11AM – 3PM

Workshop with Phyllis Fay at Portage Zhang Senior Center/Registration Required


Tuesday, August 20, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Social Event at Westwood Christian Reformed Church

Sew Merry: Small Group Ambassadors


Tuesday, September 17, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Lecture with Carrie Latesky (Laura Heine Certified Instructor) at Westwood Christian Reformed Church
Lecture and Trunk Show
www.fiberworks-heine.com

Scrappy Sisters: Small Group Ambassadors

Wednesday, September 18, 10AM – 4PM

Workshop with Carrie Latesky at Parchment Community Library/ Registration Required


Wednesday, September 25 – Sunday, September 29

KLCQ Retreat, Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana IN


Tuesday, October 15, 7 – 9PM (Doors Open at 6:15)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Lecture with Kathy Carter-Sweet at Westwood Christian Reformed Church
Lecture and Trunk Show
www.quiltworx.com

Bias Squares: Small Group Ambassadors


Tuesday, November 12 (2nd Tuesday)

Monthly Guild Meeting: Holiday Party and Lovies Service Project at Westwood Christian Reformed Church


No Meetings in December 2024 and January 2025