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.

56 quilts headed for Ottawa County babies! March 2023

From the Quilt Show Committee:


Guidelines for Quilt Submissions to Lighthouse’s Quilt Show

Quilt submissions must be the work of a current member of our Guild.

  • Quilts must be quilted and bound.  A label must be firmly affixed to the back of the quilt

  • .Please, no safety pins, or ”steam-a-seam” type products not firmly bonded.

  • Framed submissions are not accepted.


  • Registration forms will be available at the April Membership Meeting and on our website.

  • Registrations submitted between May 1st and June 12th are eligible for the Early Bird Drawing.  The end date for submissions is July 10th.

  • A picture of your submission must be included with the registration.

  • See the diagram on the registration form showing how to fold the quilt for easier handling.

  • An individual up to18 years of age may submit a quilt in the Youth category or submit the quilt as an entry in the other categories.  

  • Members are encouraged to share a short story about their quilt. Visitors enjoy reading the stories and it adds overall interest given to your quilt.

  • Members are encouraged to submit up to 3 quilts per category.


  • We will use the AQS formula for assigning size categories, the perimeter measurement of the quilt.  Width+Width+Length+Length= Perimeter.

  •              Example:       70 inches+70 inches+80 inches+80 inches = 300 inches

  •  A Mini Wall Hanging and Table Topper Category has been added.

  • Quilts submitted as Art Quilts must be the member’s original design.  

  • Drop off dates and times are Wednesday, July 26th 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and  Thursday July 27th 7:20 am to 9:00 am.

  • Pick up date and time:  Saturday, July 29th beginning at 5:30pm

Barb Wexall  and Kim Frisch  are the Chairpersons handling registration.
If you have any questions, please contact the Registration chairpersons above or the Quilt Show Chairpersons:  Alicia Gilewski or Jackie Fisher

2023 quilt show raffle quilt

2023 Quilts by the Shore Quilt Show Challenge

Our theme for the 2023 Quilt Show is Quilts by the Shore. We’re excited to kick off
the festivities by presenting the guidelines for the Quilt Show Member Challenge.
Theme Quilts by the Shore Guidelines

The perimeter of the entries should measure no more than 96 inches.

Your entry can be any shape you choose.
Entries must be quilted and bound.
Framed entries will not be accepted.
Colors are of your choosing.
A label, giving your information, must be permanently affixed to the
to the back of the entry.
Entries are due on Monday, May 8th
All entries will be eligible for the July Quilt show according to the rules on the Quilt show entry form.

Challenge:  At least one quilt block should be included in your design.

The size, shape, placement and type of block (pieced, paper pieced, wonky etc,) is your choice.
Water must be represented in your quilt, by use of applique, color, or texture.
A short written explanation of your design should be submitted with your entry. The explanation does not need to be typed.

Quilt Show Co-Chairs
Jackie Fisher and Alicia Gilewski

Please email Alicia or Jackie with questions.

Alicia’s email

Jackie’s Email


new library books added

Laura, our new librarian, 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.


Challenge Yourself

Make sure to check out the quilt displays at the Spring Lake and Loutit libraries, and all the other libraries in the area this month of March.