Lighthouse Quilt Guild

Programs - Events


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!

May Fun Online

All Star Virtual Sampler Platter

Saturday May 22nd, 3-6pm EST Sunday May 23rd, 3-6pm EST

Come enjoy a fantastic zoom classroom experience! Learn lots of quilting techniques from some of the best teachers around! Come when you can, stay as long as you’d like!

This jam-packed and exciting sampler platter is sure to be a rollicking good time for everyone! Experience some of the best teachers the virtual world has to offer in this live zoom event offered by the Global Quilt Connection. An All-Star cast of 18 quilt teachers will demonstrate some of their favorite quilting techniques, showcasing a wide variety of styles and techniques. You’ll see everything from traditional to modern and art quilting techniques.

Come when you can, stay as long as you’d like, grab a cuppa and join the fun. Between each 15 minute demo we will offer short and entertaining zoom tutorials that will help you get the most out of a zoom workshop. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience a live zoom class, this is your perfect risk-free opportunity to check it out. Each teacher will demonstrate her Zoomin’-awesome teaching style so you can get a good feel of how wonderful virtual classes can be.


May 22, 3-6pm EST
Catherine Redford
Walking Foot Quilting Beyond the Ditch
Trudy Cleveland Photograph Your Quilt with a Smartphone Natalya Khorover Hand Stitching on Single-use Plastic
Ashli Montgomery Storytelling Tees, pair T-shirts with Blocks
Dana Jones Demystifying Design for Foundation Piecing
Kelly Ashton Calculations, Cutting, and Why it Matters Margarita Korioth Dimensional Designs with Light Modeling Paste Nina Clotfelter Ruler Work on Your Domestic Machine
Sheila Frampton-Cooper Curved Piecing and Using Monofilament Thread

May 23, 3-6pm EST
Sandy Fitzpatrick
Fusible Appliqué with Decorative Machine Stitching Andi Stanfield Building a Monochromatic Color Palette
Sue Sherman Needle Turn Appliqué for Hawaiian Quilting
Ellen Lindner How to Finish Your Quilt with a Facing
Karen Miller Curled Feather Quilting on a Home Machine Joyce Hughes Thread Painting, Before and After
Lisa Shepard Stewart Ankara Folded Hexie Blocks and Projects Ana Buzzalino Paintstiks on Fabric with Stencils and Rubbing Plates Brenda Gael Smith Piecing Freeform Banded Triangles

You will receive a zoom link and a PDF from your guild, the week before the Sampler that includes written instructions to go along with each teacher’s demonstration, as well as a page with tips for making the most of live zoom workshops. If you have signed up as an individual quilter you will get the same link and PDF. The live zoom webinar will have a 1000 person access limit at any one time but not to worry! If the webinar is full when you log in, you will be automatically directed to a youtube livestream and won’t miss a thing! Sit back and see what a live virtual workshop has to offer.  

June Zoom Program

June 14, 2021 Program: Patricia Belyea ,teacher, author, shop owner of Seattle-based
Okan Arts

Patricia’s shop is 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. 

July 12, 2021 Lecture
Debbie Maddy will talk about her Shibori dyeing technique

Debbie Maddy

Check out her patterns and fabric lines for sale on her website.