Lighthouse Quilt Guild

Lighthouse Quilt Guild

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Need at least 2 quilts quilted and BOTH my quilters that I go to no longer do longarm quilting for others. 😩 Does anyone have recommendations of who I may contact that does lovely work? Also have a brand new friend to quilting that has a quilt done and would like it quilted, she is somewhat of a perfectionist so someone more seasoned might be better for her. Myself I am not too particular as long as they do good work. If you would rather PM that is just fine!! Thanks!
Trying to finish up a UFO, but it seems I have misplaced the directions. Does anyone have the directions to make the “Micro-Oven Mitts”. It was a kit the guild cut out and sold a million years ago.
Trying to finish a UFO- but seems I have misplaced the directions…. Does anyone have them for the “Micro-Oven Mitts”. The guild cut, and sold as kits a million years ago…..
QUILTER’S DREAM SALE
AUG 12, THURS 9-4
AUG 13, FRI 9-4
AUG 14, SAT 9-12
15918 Stanton St, West Olive

HUSQVARNA Diamond Royale Embroidery/Sewing machine, Baby Lock Serger, Electric Accuquilt Go Cutter, many dies for the Go Cutter, Antique Sewing machine/cabinets, Antique wooden ironing boards, a large selection of new fabrics, (¼ yard – 10 yards), thread, kids fabric, quilts that are started, containers, cubes on wheels with containers, antique quilting frame, quilting hoops, embroidery hoops, fat quarters, embroidery floss, mats, charm packs, patterns and books, quilt racks and quilt shelf.

Many of you might remember Irene Boersen who was a member of the Guild before the decline in her health. This is her collection.
The Field's Fabrics in Grand Rapids, near GVSU, has the Debby Maddy Shibori fabrics. Beautiful!
I am looking for the Edyta Sitar Pumpkin Pattern, I would be happy to purchase and or return to you.
Hi ,
Wendy for what ever reason my messages to you are not going through .
I will be at the park with the hoop.
What time do you meet.
Colleen
Find a minute to look at the blog on our website. The pictures from Monday's meeting at the park are great.
I blame Su!!! I just ordered some EPP papers for a 8" star.... good thing I am going to a fun quilt store to find fun fabric!!! How I just need to read the directions for what I need to get done!
Thank you everyone who joined us this weekend for the virtual retreat. It was a blast!!!!! Let's post what we accomplished!!!
Tomorrow is National Quilting day! Saturday, March 20 is National Quilting Day – for lighthouse quilt guild members it's a day to get together and sew to our hearts content!

Since we can't be together face-to-face, let's do a Stay-at-Home-Quilting day while we visit in a zoom room. Information on zoom room is in an email from the guild. Get a project ready, pull some fabric off the shelf, get your meals planned for the day, and fill you bobbins.

Now sing it with me.

“Let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah”

Let’s get together to have a sewing good time!

See you Saturday morning at 9:00 am, the official start of the day is at 9:15. You can sew in you PJ's or other comfy clothes, just remember, if your video is on we can see you.
I am having a huge wool sale at my shop (13650 - 172nd Ave in Grand Haven) this week. Thursday- Saturday, if you need wool for that special appliqué project or you hook you won’t want to miss it!! If you have questions you can txt or call me at 616-566-1144 or PM me.

Lighthouse Quilt Guild founded in 1994 is a group for anyone who loves to quilt whether you are a beginner or advanced! We have approximately 130 members and all have different quilting interests and abilities.

We have speakers, workshops and classes. 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 thre

Operating as usual

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 05/10/2022

First of 2 posts :
1 yd fabric challenge photos from Monday night's meeting. 2 colors were given as to be used and one color was your additional choice.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 05/10/2022

Second of 2 posts... Guild show and tell & Blue and White challenge

05/08/2022

Happy Mothers Day to all you ladies out there. Hope you may spend good times with mothers, or your children in your family today or call them on the phone to tell them you love them.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 05/06/2022

Members of the Lighthouse Quilt Guild in Grand Haven have found a unique way to help the valiant people of Ukraine. Joined by women of the United Methodist Church of the Dunes, they are organizing weekly “sewing bees” to create patchwork quilts for the children of refugees. As many as 100,000 refugees have been approved for arrival in the United States, with an estimated 10-20,000 of them children. A Ukrainian church in Detroit will host some of the first groups arriving. Lighthouse quilts will be sent there to comfort and welcome the children.

Guild members Betty Roberts and Annette Allen are leading the group. Volunteers meet weekly at the guild’s regular meeting place, the United Methodist Church of the Dunes, Sheldon at Colfax, Grand Haven. They create patchwork blocks and assemble them into quilt tops. Additional volunteers quilt the tops and add a finished binding. Patterns and fabrics and fellowship are shared and all are careful to include the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag¬ in their creations.

Many other volunteers are working at home to make quilts to donate.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 04/28/2022

New Library book that is awesome! Requested by a guild member. Stunning 3D quilts by Ruth Ann Berry. A few inside photos

Photos from PALS | Patchers at the LakeShore | Quilt Guild|Muskegon, Michigan's post 04/26/2022

Guys I know we had an indigo class not too long ago but if you missed your chance or loved it and want to do it again here it is!! We were invited by PALS (as I have been talking to their FB contact) and they extended the class to us.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 04/23/2022

Colorway Arts Grand opening today 10-3! Claudia was a gem and ok’d lighthouse taking photos and posting them. Some of her amazing things in her shop to entice you. She not only has cartonnage but lots of other products as well. Cláudia Squio

I will be sending out a blast shortly with information on the cartonnage club and local classes.

04/21/2022

Guys look!!! Can’t wait.
Hey Grand Haven friends! I'm Claudia and after running my craft business online for about 7 years, it's now time to open our local shop! So excited to invite all fabric, paper and craft lovers around!!
This NEW CRAFT shop opening in Grand Haven is not like any other craft shop you have seen so far!
We have a great selection of DIY kits to make unique fabric boxes and other projects, plus DIY kits for crochet, embroidery, wool ...lots of fun! We also have beautiful fabrics and wonderful handmade fabric boxes and other projects, ready to go.... one-of-a-kind handmade gifts!
Come and visit us, opening day is this Saturday April 23 - 10am to 3pm. Invite the fabric lovers, quilters that you know because this is a great place for them for sure!
Come to see us, we are located at 219 N 7th Street, Ste 9 (former Chocolate Grimaldi), Grand Haven, MI.
We will also have great craft classes coming soon! Stay tuned!
Thank you, I'm SO excited to connect with the Community!
If you want to check us online it's: https://www.colorwayarts.com/

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 04/16/2022

Amazing Show and Tell Quilts this April.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 04/16/2022

The gals work from the scrappy appliqué class with Janelle Schwartz. Love the diversity of scene options.

04/05/2022

Suggestions, please? I am looking for a better permanent marker/pen to write my labels with on the back of my quilts- I need something thicker than what I currently use which I very much dislike ( Micron Pigma pens) I LOATH that I have to go over my words half dozen times to be able to see/read it and by then it looks a mess!!

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 03/28/2022

Few photos from the MJ Kinman gem class and the 2 show and tell quilts from the last meeting. Awesome gem class pics.

03/28/2022

Received in the mail a new book for the library, which was requested by a guild member. If you are interested in a book, technique author, or saw a book you want but don't want to spend money and buy the library can always purchase and then you can check it out! Hopefully, you all take advantage of the wonderful new books once we get back in the main room of the church.

Quilt Artists - Diamond Quilt - Textile Artist - MJ Kinman 03/13/2022

Quilt Artists - Diamond Quilt - Textile Artist - MJ Kinman

"When people ask me what I do, I like to tell them I make the biggest diamonds in the world. But instead of working with the hardest substances on earth, I work with the softest .... cloth."

Reminder: Guild meeting DOWNSTAIRS at the church Monday night. “Gems & Joy” is a slide lecture and trunk show that chronicles her 25-year adventure learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world using fabric. She will talk about her techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials used, and quilting that is done to enhance the gems facets. For more information on MJ, visit her website www.MJKinman.com

Quilt Artists - Diamond Quilt - Textile Artist - MJ Kinman Check out MJ Kinman's mesmerizing quilts designs. A Textile artist who has a passion for light and color turning Gems into textile art.

Lighthouse Quilt Guild updated their information in their About section. 03/09/2022

Lighthouse Quilt Guild updated their information in their About section.

Lighthouse Quilt Guild updated their information in their About section.

03/05/2022

Great news...Church of the Dunes has said masks are now optional. When attending meetings on our Mondays, you are free to have YOUR choice of what you are comfortable with; a mask or no mask. This is not something to debate and make arguments about. Please respect everyone's choice and we will see you all on March 14th for the in-person MJKinman Gemstone trunk show-YES!!!

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 03/01/2022

March is National Quilt Month! Stop into the Loutit Library or Spring Lake Library to check out some beautiful quilts or watch a demo/participate in a short workshop!
Here is the link to events at each library in the Quilt Hop
https://coopersvillelibrary.org/quilt-hop/?fbclid=IwAR2E6wuVNzZiHQs68x14hTpuLd5shiQFdUdEUAYXFJbSFfbZ9yAO19DT7oI

02/23/2022

Getting ready for National quilt month. March!! Stop into the Loutit library for the quilt hop to see many beautiful quilts

Make Modern Triangles Member Spotlight - Bryan House Quilts 02/15/2022

Make Modern Triangles Member Spotlight - Bryan House Quilts

https://bryanhousequilts.com/2022/02/this-weeks-make-modern-triangles-member-spotlight/

How fun to be featured on Rebecca Bryan's website. I have made 2 quilts for her patterns. Freezer paper piecing. Great instructions. Wendy R.

Make Modern Triangles Member Spotlight - Bryan House Quilts Weekly spotlight on a Make Modern Triangles member and her quilts, what she loves about quilting and her next projects.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 02/15/2022

Valentines red, pink and white show and tell. End of meeting show and tell. Beautiful.

02/08/2022

SIGN UP SIGN UP!!! Contact the program ladies now to get your spot! Joan Thomas [email protected] or Marie Huyge at [email protected]
Let the fun begin!!!!
Our very own guild Gem Block has arrived!!!!! Gem block made specially for LQG is below!!
Lecture info below: and class info in PREVIOUS POST

March 2022 Program
Presenter: MJ Kinman Textile Artist

March 14, 2022 Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven
Time: 7:00 pm
MJ Kinman will be presenting “Gems and Joy” to the Lighthouse Quilt Guild.
This meeting will be in person with the MJ Kinman presenting via Zoom.
“Gems & Joy” is a slide lecture and trunk show that chronicles her 25-year adventure learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world using fabric. She will talk about her techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials used, and quilting that is done to enhance the gems facets.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 01/31/2022

More gem class info:

March 19, 2022 MJ Kinman GEM class
MJ is busy putting together a couple of color ways for our classw specifically !!
As this becomes available along with the supply list Joan Thomas and I will be passing it on to everyone.
Class will be using a freezer paper piecing technique.
Fabric——quilting cotton would be best but you are more than welcome to use blends.
Colors—— Any color in a variety of light, medium and dark. Ombré fabrics are a great choice since they give you an array one color. Hand dyed like Cherrywood, Jane Sassaman or your own hand dyed would work.
Prints—— Most of MJ’s gems are made using solid fabrics. However, this does not mean you can’t use prints. Remember you are the designer, be creative, there are No Rules in quilting….
Some examples of Joan Thomas gems she has done herself are here in the photos!

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 01/24/2022

Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds!! Can't wait for MJ Kinman workshop -Details below!
Make sure to sign up by contacting Joan Thomas at [email protected] or Marie Huyge at [email protected]
P.S. the library does have her book!! so you can make all the gems in all kinds of colors after you fall in love with her style.

March 19 10-4 with 1/2 lunch
Workshop: Bite-Size Gems- Create a Small Faceted Quilt
$30
You bring your own fabrics

01/20/2022

New year new job? We are looking to fill 2 important positions within the show committee.
Our first opening is for publicity which is just like it sounds. Promoting the show. Putting in the papers, other guilds, posters, in quilt shops, on local radio etc. and anything else you can think of.
The second opening is for Downtown window displays. This position can be taken by a duo as well which has been easiest in the past then you can have fun while walking the town. You walk the downtown shops meeting shop owners and asking if they would be willing to hang a quilt and poster in their window to promote the guilds show.

More information is of course available upon request and mentorship is always available. If you are interested or even curious about either please please contact myself or Alicia Gilewski or Jackie Fisher. Find our info on your guild roster

12/19/2021
12/18/2021

Those of you that took Chris Christine D. Hornby’s wooly wreath class or wooly tree class last week and have your project finished please email me at [email protected] and I can’t wait to show them off and post them!!! Happy Saturday

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 12/17/2021

A Wild and Wooly Night at The Quilt Meeting Dec. 13, 2021

Great talk by Chris Hornby about Rug Hooking. And lots of wonderful Show and Tell items.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 12/17/2021

Wooly Tree and Wreath Class with Chris Hornby Dec. 13, 2021

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 12/06/2021

Don't forget our class coming up with our very own Chris Hornby! Wooly wreaths and Treeeeeeeesssss!!!

Monday, December 13, (Cost includes the wool for your project.)
10 am–12 Wool Wreath:
1- 12” wreath, $55;
2- candle wreaths, $25.

2–4 pm Wooly Tree:
16” tree, $55;
18” tree, $65.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 11/17/2021

Check out our 2 newest additions to the library! I have added them to our online catalog as well. Remember to Access it you just got to the guild page under the member section at top and click library catalog and “your library” I beg you to play around and search for so many different categories and see what the library has to offer that you may want to check out at the next in person meeting. I have done A TON of work on it as well as Wendy Rice and Barbara Anne Boyse Dryer. Don’t forget wendy also keeps up with the blog too!! Take advantage of these things during the covid rough times indoors. 😦

11/16/2021

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11/14/2021

This is what happens when your design wall is the floor and your cat decides to change your layout in the middle of the night! She is reviewing her work.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 10/12/2021

Had a great full first meeting back in the church last night. With our Charity quilts, Quilt class ladies telling about upcominng classes and a new project/challeng for ourselves. Buy 1 yd of fabric for $3 and make anything you want for yourself using 2 colors selected and 1 color of your choice.

Photos from Lighthouse Quilt Guild's post 10/12/2021

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