Grand Haven, Michigan
lighthouse quilt guild
Our mission is to be a forum to exchange ideas and to provide information and education regarding quilting.
In addition quilts are donated to charitable organizations whose activities reflect the interests of the members.
A few of us visited the Coopersville Farm Museum to see their Quilt Show. Really fun to see quilts in person, not crowded so we felt safe. Three of our members have quilts in the show, as you can see in the above pictures. And if you like tractors…….
Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Susan is a member of our guild and has this new book coming out Sept. 24. Her work is displayed at the quilt show in Coopersville and also downtown Grand Haven at Gallery Uptown. Click on the picture to see or order on Amazon.
Link to the Virtual 2021 Quilt Show on the Right.
Click the 3 buttons on the lower left of the slide show and open Auto-Play to Pause and arrow over yourself, to change the number of seconds between slides, and to see the slide show in full screen.
Get ready for…
Beginning Monday, May 17, we are planning in-person monthly gatherings at Pottawattomie Park in Grand Haven. This will be a chance to see each other face to face (well, really, mask to mask) in a socially responsible way, as we hopefully move our way towards more “normal” social gatherings. These gatherings on the third Monday of each month will be in addition to our usual guild meetings on the second Monday of each month.
We have rented Shelter #1 at the park for the following days, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, September 20
Parking is free and there are tables at the covered picnic shelter. You are welcome to bring your own chairs and non-alcoholic beverages. We envision this as a time to get re-acquainted with each other, to have some “show and tell” time, to check out some of our library books, and to just have fun.
The park is located on 15600 Comstock Street, east of the airport. From US 31, turn east onto Comstock Street which runs between Meijer’s and Walmart. More details will be available in the May newsletter, but for now, please put these dates on your calendar – rain or shine!
This lecture presents an overview of my approach to designing quilts and the how differing choices can influence the look of a quilt. A series of examples illustrate my design process, from creating a pattern to unusual fabric choices. I am happy to answer questions from the audience during my presentation. (1 hour)
September 14 and 16 we will have a zoom class making one of the four leaf designs above. Click the title above to see the workshop page under Programs for more information.
Please take the time to check out the websites of the upcoming speakers.
Examples of past workshops, some live, some zoom, all fun
Past classes included Claudia Squio’s Cartonnage, Nancy Roelfsema’s painting on fabric, Tiled Background with Barb and Janet, and Pineapple Log Cabin Class with Karen.
Below is a video of the wonderful Japanese fish windsock that Barb Post made from instructions on Patricia Belyea’s website using her Yukata cotton. Patricia was our speaker in June, 2021. Click in the center of windsocks to start or stop them from moving.