Lighthouse Quilt Guild

Programs - Events

Any Questions about programs contact:

Joan Thomas at:

or Marie Huyge at:

MAD Monday Makings

To be announced.

English Paper piecing in june

Chris Hornby, owner of Green Dragonfly Studio on 7th street Grand Haven, is a fiber artis that works with wool, over dyes wool, wool hooking rugs, punch work with wool and other fiber crafts.

Lecture: English Paper Piecing (EPP)
When: June 12, 2023
Where: Church of the Dunes
Time: 7:00pm

Workshop: Buzzy Bees English Paper Piecing (EPP)
Where: Church of the Dunes
When: June 12, 2023
Time: 1:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Workshop $15, Kit $20 for a total of $35 and is payable when signing up for workshop.

july - how should i quilt this - terry watson

Terry Watson owner of ThreadTales Quiltworks for the past 19 years located in Grandville Michigan. She is a professional machine quilter, custom quilt maker, longarm machine quilting instructor, author and also owner of Simply Handwoven.

Terry will be presenting a lecture on How Should I Quilt This? She will discuss design, density and batting, thread and backing choices. What is the end use of the quilt? How will it be cared for? What is the “feeling? of the quilt top? Formal? Playful? Vintage? and how your quilting design choices emphasize that feel.

If you struggle with the quilting of your quilts this is the meeting to attend and bring your questions so Terry help you.

Lecture: How Should I Quilt This?

When: July 10, 2023

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 7:00pm

More information on Terry can be found at her blog Threadtales – The stuff of Life (and Quilts!) | Ancora Imparo (I am still learning)

August Show and tell winning show quilts

sally manke september - with pals -in person

Sally’s work has been featured at juried quilt shows throughout the U.S, including the American Quilter’s Society shows and International Quilt Festival. Her innumerable awards include a blue ribbon at QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky – ostensibly the Red Carpet of quilt guild shows – and a Red Hot Best nod as Northern Michigan’s Best Visual Artist in 2016. She enjoys sharing her expertise through trunk shows, classes, and workshops at quilt shops and guilds.

Lecture: Trunk Show

When: September 11, 2023

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 7:00pm

The trunk show includes a large collection of art and traditional quilts including their inspiration and fun info. Enjoy a light-hearted presentation including information on how the quilts were made, special materials used and any tips for you to create your own. Watch a parade of actual quilts using confetti art, raw edge appliqué, fiber painting and crazy mixed media techniques. All art quilts are all original designs to inspire your next work. An informal and fun lecture with interaction and a Q&A at the conclusion.

Mixed Media Flower Art Quilt Workshop

Signup will start at the June 12, 2023


Bring your flower garden to life as you experiment with two art techniques in one quilt: InkTense Pencils and confetti cut batiks. Capture the subtle colors and texture of flower petals with InkTense Colored Pencils on fabric background then add a punch of color with tiny pieces of batik and hand dyed fabrics. Use novelty quilting threads to complete your art quilt. Material fee

Workshop: Mixed Media Flower Art Quilt

Cost: $47 includes a $7 material fee (see supply list for details)

When: September 11, 2023

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Member Sale Tables – Sign Up to Participate

As a member you are invited to sign up for a table to sell YOUR items related to quilting, sewing, or other fiber arts…fabric, notions, rulers, templates, patterns, buttons, finished products, UFOs, etc.

Marilew Helmers is the “Table Sales Coordinator”. She will receive applications and draw two applications for each month.  If you want to request a future month, please feel free to do so.  To date, there is one request for May and another for November.  Let her know if you just need 1/2 table and if you don’t have someone to share it with.  The Guild will provide the tables and will take no commission.

Tables must be set up by 6:00 pm. You must have all items priced, change for your purchasers and monitor your table throughout the meeting…it is up to you when you want to tear it down.

The application form is below (one application per table so if you’re sharing please list both names and each person’s information).

Please include your name or names , your email, your phone, and a brief description of what you are selling.


This information must be emailed or mailed to Marilew –
Marilew’s Email
and received by March 7th for the March meeting!!

Marilew Helmers
15413 Winchester Circle
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Two applications will be drawn each month unless there is a conflicting meeting program.

Questions? Marilew’s Email:  with “table sales” in the subject line.