Lighthouse Quilt Guild

updates from other local guilds

Bay Heritage Quilters Guild presents “A Sharing of Quilts XVI” on May 13 – 15, 2022 at the Bay County Community Center, 800 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City, MI.  (New location.)  Hrs:  Fri & Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM and Sun: Noon – 5 PM.  Approximately 150 quilts will be on display, “Rhapsody in Bloom” raffle quilt, vendor mall, special exhibits, boutique, and more!  $5 admission, fully accessible facility.  On Saturday, Carole Carroll, the founder of Michigan-based Miracle Quilts, will share information about her grass roots organization that supports wounded veterans.  Show info:  989-316-1036  or

PALS Quilt Guild in Muskegon

March 7- Sew-In evening
April 4- Garage Sale, Stitch & Rip Class-Deb Tilton
May 2- Trunk Show & Class- Kathy Jolman
June 6- Quilted Memories presentation
July 11- Presentation by The Combat Quilter – Andrew Lee
August 1- Picnic- Elks Park

September 12 – Lynn Carson Harris Workshop & Lecture Joint with Lighthouse Guild
October 3- Breast Cancer quilt raffle, Barn Quilt Make & Take with Sue Webb
November 7- PALS University, Membership Basket
December 5- Christmas Party, Toys for Tots


Check out their newsletter information at this link



2022 Meetings, Programs and Fun Events:


Monday, March 7 — Special Event

Big Red Quilters’ Guild and Herrick District Library are partnering to celebrate National Quilting Month in March 2022.  

  • We’ll be the “experts’ in numerous Quilt Artist in Residence events at the main library throughout the month, as well as offering a Bed Turning/Trunk Show highlighting Guild member quilts on Monday, March 7.  
  • Herrick Library would also love to have some quilts displayed in the library during the month.  Stay tuned for more information on how you can help by having some of your treasured quilts included in the bed turning and display, as well as with other assistance that may be needed throughout the month.  
  • With your help, we can really help spread the word about our Guild to the community, and perhaps gain even more quilters!

March 21

Jill Dannenberg will share about Living Threads ministry, showing us some of the
Bible Block of the Month quilts made by her group.

March 29, 30, 31 2022 – Guild Retreat

Plan to clear away those winter blues with time on the lake and quilting friends! Tiara Yachts has
graciously made their Corporate Center available for us again as a beautiful retreat site. The Form to sign up is here.

April 18

Patty Wheeler – “Passionate About Postcards”, an inspirational and instructional
Zoom lecture by a teacher from Hot Springs, Arkansas. Each person present at Tiara will go
home with a kit of postcard supplies.

May 16

Airing of the Quilts – Each guild member will share their first quilt, or the earliest
quilt they have access to, and one of their latest quilts. It will be fun to see how each of us has

June 20

Vernita Dailey, from Lansing, Michigan will share a lecture about Borders and Bindings

Adding borders to your quilt can be fun and the choices and variations are unlimited.  “Should I add a border – plain, how wide, how many, pieced, mitered, cornerstones or —–?”  All will be delved into during this informative lecture and demos, plus preparing your quilt for the longarmer.  And let’s not forget the many different binding ideas and tips too.  Come to explore the endless creative process to get the finished look you want for your quilts.

July 18

Jenny Kae Parks, from Littleton, Colorado, a nationally-published designer, popular instructor and video host for Quiltmaker Magazine, Craft U and Fons and Porter will bring laughter and confidence to our guild as she presents a Zoom lecture, Color Courage for the Fabric-Phobic.

August 15

Sherri Fandrich, from Gentry, Arkansas, will present a lecture/trunk show “Journey of a Quilter”.

August 16

French Applique class with Sherri Fandrich

September 19

Susan Cleveland, from West Concord, Minnesota, lecture and class – Join with one of the world’s most enthusiastic award winning quilters with your pen and notebook for a daylong class full of information.  You will be in for a good time, lots of laughter, and a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add interesting details to your quilts at her evening trunk show.

            9:00 – noon    Precision and Panache demo class

            1:00 – 4:00      Dynamic Dresdens demo class

            7:00 pm           My Eclectic Quilt Pageant lecture/trunk show

October 17

Cindy Phillip “Tales of an Eclectic Quilter” trunk show