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.
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, May 17
Monday, June 21
Monday, July 19
Monday, August 16
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 is a combination slide presentation and trunk show. I will explain the concept of Shibori and show examples of many of the different techniques. The slide presentation is of my Shibori experiences in Japan and the US where I have done extensive studies. I will also show a collection of hand dyed fabrics and quilts made from Shibori fabrics. Check out her website at the link below.
June 14, 2021
Program: Patricia Belyea ,teacher, author, shop owner of Seattle-based Okan Arts, an on-line and brick-and-mortar shop that specializes in imported Japanese textiles, including yukata cottons. In addition, she designs innovative quilts and is noted for the unique curved piecing featured in her book, East Meets West.
Patricia will take us on an insider tour of the 2020 Tokyo Quilt Festival, presenting highlights of this international quilt event. Our virtual tour continues to a traditional chusen-dyeing workshop to explain the hand-dyeing process for yukata fabric. .Patricia finishes with a show of her own quilts made with vintage Japanese cottons, and talks about how these special fabrics inspire her. Visit her website: http://www.okanarts.com
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.