Lighthouse Quilt Guild

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.

Cindy Livingston, a quilter from Saranac, with Ukrainian heritage gave a brief history of the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Detroit at a Thursday afternoon gathering. We had 51 quilts spread on tables surrounding the Wiltse Center meeting room. When organizing the area I found another quilt that needed binding … brings the total to 52. We had added the following label on back of all:

“Quilt is a welcoming gift made by ladies
of the United Methodist Church of the
Dunes or the Lighthouse Quilters Guild
from Grand Haven, Michigan.”

Betty will accompany Cindy in the next couple weeks to help deliver these to the children. We will have more information after we deliver the quilts with pictures to show the complete the project.

 

Added to Programs, Events, Workshops page is a page with information about PALS and Big Red Quilt Guilds.

Also check out the information about the: Bay Heritage Quilters Guild Quilt Show in Bay City

of sky and sea quilt show

Lighthouse Quilt Guild of Grand Haven will present its

OF SKY AND SEA

quilt show on Friday, July 29th from 10 am to 5 pm

and Saturday, July 30th from 9 am to 4 pm 
at St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish Church at 920 Fulton St.,

Grand Haven, MI 49417
Admission: $7.00

Sky and Sea is the theme for this year’s challenge Quilt.  The submissions can be no larger than 96 inches in perimeter.  Blue and White in any shade or hue are the only theme colors and a dimensional element must be included.

 All submissions will be displayed at the Quilt Show in July.  This challenge is open to anyone in the guild, you are all encouraged to participate.

                          Tickets, Tickets, Quilt Raffle Tickets

Raffle Tickets are now available for our 2022 Raffle Quilt.  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit The People Center in Spring Lake. The People Center assists with food, housing and other basic needs for individuals and families in crisis.

Please pick up a  ticket packet from  Judi Hetzel, who  will be distributing tickets at the  in- person meetings.  The tickets sell for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00

To the right is a photo of our raffle quilt. Blocks were made by several members, Jackie and Alicia assembled the quilt and then it was quilted by Pat.

Volunteers Quilt Show 2022

Many hands are needed to make our Show shine.  Whether it is helping with set up, selling tickets, visitor registration, helping in the Boutique  or any of the other elements that go into  putting the Show together, there is a volunteer spot available for you.  

So many of you have come forward to volunteer to work at the Quilt Show.  Thank you Thank you.  You can still volunteer by contacting Wendy at:

 

wendyrice49@gmail.com

other quilt shows coming up

 

 

AQS-American Quilter’s Society will host 2022 AQS
Quilt Week from August 17-20 at the DeVos Place,
303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

new library books added

Amy adds books quite regularly to the library.  Go to Members only page to see what we have in the library.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

What a fun project for a few members to take on. Her quilts are fun if you like triangles, interesting to see the 3-D come to life.

What a fun day creating a collage bee

July 11, 2022 WORKSHOP LAURA HIENE COLLAGE TECHNIQUE BEE QUILT

PRESENTER/TEACHER:  Valina James, Certified Laura Heine instructor.  Valina has been taught Laura Heine’s  technique. She uses the same supplies and has secrets to making a successful collage quilt.  She has spent time in Laura’s shop learning how to choose fabrics and make kits. 
We learned a new to most of us technique on how to make a collage and a background. Click on each picture to enlarge it.   More pictures on the blog page.

Please take the time to check out the websites of the upcoming speakers. More information and links can be found on the Program Page.

More pictures on the the Blog  page.

 

September 12, 2022  Program

This will be a joint meeting hosted by PALS at Fellowship Church in Muskegon on September 12, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm.

PRESENTER: Lynn Carson Harris of The Little Red Hen in Chelsea Michigan will present a trunk show.

She will also be doing a workshop early in in the day.

Workshop: Tiny Piecing 

Supply list on the workshop page.

Where: Quilted Memories in Montague

Time: 9am-4pm. Lunch on your own.

Cost: $65

Challenge Yourself

Examples of past workshops, some live, some zoom, all fun

Past classes included Janelle Schwartz “Scrappy Applique” and MJ Kinman’s special  “Gem Block” for our guild.