Join us every 2nd Monday of the Month at the United Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven, Michigan. Our Social Time begins at 6:30 and our Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
The LQG meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the United Methodist Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven, MI. Our guild has blossomed into an eclectic group that ranges from traditional to experimental ... from piecing commercial patterns to bringing our own designs to life ... from quilting as personal therapy to making quilts to heal others. Our common thread is the desire to come together to learn and grown in quilting and fiber arts. We bring in top name instructors and teach each other. We hold working meetings for charity and occasionally break bread together. We show off the fruits of our labors, and support each other toward turning our UnFinished Objects into show pieces. In fact, our annual quilt show draws in visitors from all corners to our beautiful resort community.
Operating as usual
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What is a Batik?
A batik (buh-teek) is an Indonesian wax-resist dyeing technique in which wax is applied to fabric in specific areas, whether by hand or with a copper stamp. When the wax hardens, the fabric is submerged in dye - a process that can involve several dippings, dryings, and colors! The fabric is then boiled to remove the wax, revealing areas untouched by dye. Then the process starts again!
This technique creates fabric that appears cracked, marbled, and perfectly imperfect. Every yard is vibrant and always unique, each slightly different than the last thanks to the hand of a skilled artisan
Received the most beautiful and unique get well card yesterday from one of our program leaders Wendy Rice! So creative, by far my favorite card yet! Also, I can not thank everyone enough who has sent me get well cards over the past 2 weeks. I have received overwhelming love and prayers from our guild members and am truly touched by the support. Healing is going as best it can for me being an inpatient person! Below is just some of the cards that both myself and Marianne Stuparits have received (Mariannes cards from her heart attack just 2 weeks before my accident)
It's National Quilting Month and we want to celebrate with a free, first-ever, bonus start to finish mini series! Ready for a stash busting good time with Misty and Liz? Watch the very first episode of Bloomerang now: http://bit.ly/Bloom01_fb
Need some more helpful tips about cutting yardage and precuts? Natalie's got you covered in this episode of the Final Stitch: http://bit.ly/37SWwci
We painted a lot of fabric pieces in Nancy's class. Anxious to see what everyone will make out of them.
We had a wonderful Zoom presentation from Nancy Roelfsema on Jan. 11, 2021. Nancy did a trunk show of her past and present quilts and a little history of her family. Very interesting. Nancy has lots of video tutorials on You Tube. check out her videos and information at:
She then talked about Creative Painting on Fabric, in preparation for our class on Jan. 27. Pictures in another post.
From our member Cyndi Jones Phillip....
"Today I made a project from the weekly “Sweet and Simple” 6 project classes with Barb Lewis at My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe. It is a cover for a Composition Book with a zipper pocket on the top. It coordinates with the fold away bag I made last week.
Love the online classes offered at this shop. Barb is a great teacher. They record the classes and send you a replay. Very handy. Barb is already working on her next set of classes. They even offer children’s classes. "
Sample photos below in comments!!!
Recieved this info from Joan Thomasma - MJ Kinman has a BOM featuring gemstones! Joan has started this and said she is enjoying it. Check it out at this website: https://mjkinman.com
A few more notebooks!!! Great job ladies
Lighthouse Quilt Guild's cover photo
So excited to share with everyone what we did on Tuesday...Online ZOOM class with Claudia from Colorway Arts to make a cartonage notebook. Had a total of 24 participants and I think everyone had a blast and loved their final outcome.
Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post
My first ever attempt at a sensory pad.
Thanks to all the volunteers that helped Leslie and I both days to make the fabric sale possible!! Was a very light turnout both days 😢 but those of us that were working kept each other company!!!
More guild members projects!!
Are you ready??!! Loads more than what the photos can show. Remember LQG members get in early 11-4 today WITH YOUR BADGE
Don’t forget! Don’t forget! Tomorrow tomorrow...
Members here is the ONLY 3 people I have received emails from regarding their current or finished projects. Enjoy!!
Does your workspace look like a hot mess when you are quilting??? Email me a picture of your current project so I can post and show others what guild members are busy making.
Working on a little pick me up for the guild...wouldn’t you like to know what fabric deals are in these boxes! **note: ALL LQG members also have a special early time just for you to see and buy before the public. LQG early time is Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.!!! Please bring your badge to get in early!!! Hope to see you there!!! Leslie Johnson Marianne Stuparits Barbara Anne Boyse Dryer
Sunday project! Working on putting together the finishing packets and trimming excess!!! Loving all the sailboats. Can’t wait for our 2 winners to be drawn. ⛵️ 🌅
Bloom Challenge Reveal 200
Carol Keen and Jackie Fisher challenged the members of Lighthouse Quilt Guild to make a small wall hanging or table topper with two fat quarters provided by another member in a blind exchange. No one knew who had their fabric until the day of the reveal. Many had not remembered what theirs was since it had been many months since the challenge was launched. 21 members made a quilt of their own design or from a pattern and gifted it back to the person whose fabric they had. There were many happy smiles and surprises! Check out all these blooms and smiles!
Hope everyone had a great summer despite all the sadness going on all around us. Just want to remind you all that this is the last week to send us your completed sailboat ⛵️ blocks! We are hoping to have enough to make 2 wallhanings so we need some more! Here are some examples to get you excited about going through your stash of fun colors and prints!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous summer despite the sadness going on all around us. Just want to remind everyone to get in their sailboat blocks this week. We are trying to get enough to have 2 wall hangings up for raffle! This is the last week to send them to the girls. Check your instructions for the address to send the completed ones to!!! Here are just a few examples to get you exited...
Librarian bought this book for the library when we ever get back to normal at the church! If someone wants it now just send me an email and maybe I can drop off to you!
Hope all you members are staying cool in this heat wave! I hope you all received your special surprise in the mail ⛵️.
Mail your finished block to me using the address in the letter.
If you would like to be put on the list to make a second boat for a second chance at the lottery don’t forget to make a note of it when you send your first block in.
Thank you to the team that is leading this project and keeping us together as a guild. Carol keen, Jackie Baden, Elizabeth Clark and kim Frisch.
Karen's Pineapple Ruler Class
What Amy Stuparits, and Marianne Stuparits are working on. Somehow we both like really really tiny pieces. Thanks mom.
Joan Thomas Projects
Gargi Hales Projects
Susan Lynn Harper has been SUPER busy!
WORDS OF WISDOM ON GETTING THROUGH EACH DAY
FROM ELIZABETH AND WHAT SHE DOES.
I talk on the phone a lot with local friends and my old pals around the country. It helps. I have a 4-point program
for fighting this crisis: 1) Get outside for a walk or just some fresh air; 2) Bake something not only for the
product, but also for the fragrance; 3) Have long talks with friends; and 4) Get out of your bra [in the 60's we
burned them] and feel free.
Anyone else have any tidbits to add, please let us know so we can post.
March Garden Day is A celebration of gardening! Join us for a day of speakers, vendors, food, and fun! Sponsored by the West Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association. Proceeds from this event help fund the WMNLA Scholarship Program.
The Grand Haven Choir Boosters is a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote music, not only in our schools but in our community.
Started in 1996 as a way to promote the local fishery and economy during a quieter time of the summer; the weekend after Memorial Day.
WAWL is part of the Tri-Cities Broadcasting Foundation, Inc., a 501 c(3) non-profit institution providing local community programming and educational opportunities.
The C-fund, a part of Joyful Noise Childcare, is a giving program intended to benefit our non-profit childcare center and also to benefit the community around us with free early childhood resources. Read more about our mission below!
Grand Haven High School Orchestra Program
Grand Haven Young Bucs Football
Walk the Beat- a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Grand Haven, MI dedicated to the local music community.
Tri-Cities Kiwanis is a service organization of caring men and women from the Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg area of Michigan.
We are dedicated to promoting learner-centered education alternatives in West Michigan, with a particular focus on adolescent learning communities.
Winter Fun For Everyone!! Come to Grand Haven and have some awesome winter fun.
Hope is an exciting place where people are joining God in bringing the best of heaven to Grand Haven and Robinson Township with an emphasis on children!