Saturday, December 2, 2017

Is this Weather Causing House-itis?
Are You Missing Your Quilting Friends?

Come to the January 29th 
Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild Meeting
at the 
Ella Sharp Museum
3225 Fourth St. in Jackson
Cindy Shong will be giving a demonstration
on Layer Cake ideas at 6:15 & 6:40

Our main speaker will be Denise Olsen
 she will demonstrate
pattern making at 7:00 p.m.

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Have you chosen your artist for this year's challenge quilt?
Theme: Quilters are Artists too

The required fat quarter for this quilt will be available at the guild meeting for a cost of $5.00.
The finished quilts will be due at the April 30, 2018
guild meeting. (Specific challenge guidelines are seen below with the November, 2017 information)  

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Elizabeth Hewett got everyone in the Christmas spirit by showing how to make these beautiful    Christmas ornaments

                        SPEAKER:  Janet Rochefort

                      Topic: Embelishments and                                Techniques Used To Create "Fish" 
         And Other Artful Additions For Your Quilts 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

                 Looking For A New Challenge?
     Check out the 2018 Challenge Quilt Guidelines


This year's PPQG Challenge theme is all about "QUILTERS ARE ARTISTS TOO." The members who participate will choose an artist and take a picture of one of their works and create a quilt representing your interpretation of the artist's work.  There will be a cost of $5.00 for a fat quarter that MUST be in their wall hanging somewhere.  This year we will be using the criteria for AQS because it is the goal of the Guild to apply to enter our 8 chosen quilts to be displayed at their annual quilt show.  

1.  Choose an artist and create a quilt using their art piece as inspiration.  Interpret it to make your own!!

2. Size of wall hanging:  30" X 40" or 40" X 30" (Portrait or Landscape orientation) 

3.  You must use some of the fat quarter within the wall hanging(It must be noticeable)

4.  The quilt must be made entirely by the member.

5. You will bring your entry to the guild meeting on April 30, 2018 before 6:45       p.m. in a nondescript bag which will be given to a committee member.  Do
    not have any labels on it.

6. Attach a picture of your inspiration plus the name of the artist.  

On April 30, 2018, we will display the Challenge Quilts  at an Art Exhibit from
7:00 to 7:45.  Each member  will have a chance to vote on their favorite quilt.
There will be 8 place winners and the prizes are as follows: 
                                     1"   Prize  $100.00
                                     2nd Prize     80.00
                                     3rd Prize     70.00
                                     4th Prize     60.00
                                     5th Prize     50.00
                                     6th Prize     40.00
                                     7th Prize     30.00
                                     8th Prize     20.00
                                                TOTAL PAYOUT:  $450.00

Invite  guests to come to see yours and other member's ART!  It will be a fun
night with hors d'oeuvres an sparkling drinks.  Remember not to overthink it.
It is all about how you interpret the artist.  Have Fun!

Thank you for your participation!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have any questions, please call me at 517 769-6153 or ask at the meeting.  

Jan Rochefort, Challenge Chair

Note:  If Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilts are fortunate enough to be selected for the AQS Quilt Show, it will be necessary to follow specific AQS instructions for attaching the sleeve for hanging.   The eight winning quilts that we send would require a sleeve that conforms to their specifications.  Instructions on how this sleeve should be applied will be forthcoming, possibly in a demo in 2018.   

OCTOBER 23, 2017
Guild Meeting

Speaker:  Our Very Own Mary Lou Hallenbeck

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September Reminders

Do inquiry minds want to know???

Want to know what next's years workshops will be?
Want to know who will be speaking?
Want to know why Janet asked you to bring 4 fat quarters of quilt store quality?
Note: change in plans please bring 10-20 2.5" by 42 WOF Strips instead.  
The more you bring the more you can play.

At the September member meeting, you will see the all year preview.  
Come on out and find out.
Answers will be revealed.

But wait that's not all...

Chris will be collecting and displaying her President's blocks.

Didn't make one yet.  No worries there's still time.  The directions are below.

Still not enough...

Rumor has it the Quilt Show Raffle Quilt might just make its debut appearance.

President's Block Directions

Log Cabin Variation

6″ x 6″ block (or 6 ½” x 6 ½” unfinished)
2 fabrics:  purple batik and white background
Cut from each fabric:
4 squares 1.5″ x 1.5″
4 strips 1.5″ x 2.5″
2 strips 1.5″ x 3.5″

Please, refer to this diagram when following the directions.  

Make TWO block-one units by following the numbers 1 to 5 on the left diagram.
Begin by sewing together one purple and one white 1.5″ squares (step 1–2). 
Add a purple 1.5″ x 2.5″ strip at the top (step 3). 
Sew a white 1.5″ x 2.5″ strip at the side (step 4). 
Sew another white 1.5″ x 3.5″ strip at the top (step 5).
Using the same approach, make TWO block two units following the numbers in the block two diagram above, right.
Lay out the four units as shown in the picture to the left and sew together to make the complete block.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lisa Ruetz - “The Baltimore Album Quilt Debut"

If you missed the August meeting you missed a good one.  What a wonderful way to end the year!

Lisa Ruetz gave her first presentation about Baltimore Album Quilts.

Earlier in the day she gave a wonderful workshop on "Understanding the Baltimore Album Quilt and Broderie Perse"

Here are some highlights -
Remember when you used to have your friends sign an autograph book. Well, some gals in Baltimore decided books were boring and quilts were better.

To be a Baltimore Album Quilt, you have to be in made in, that's right Baltimore.

Hopefully it inspired everyone to get out there and applique. Or maybe it just inspired you to participate in the Guild's own tradition of autographed President's blocks.

If you have pictures from the night you'd like to see added to the blog, email them to and I'll add them here.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Auction Pictures

 Auction! Auction! Auction!
Everyone had a wonderful time at the auction.

Checking out all the live auction items before the action begins

Checking out all the silent auction items and placing bids

Getting ready to record the bids and the paddle numbers.

Did you get a grab bag before they were sold out?

The auctioneer is ready to start.

Bidding Starts

Twisted Tulip - Needleturn Applique Workshop

Monday, July 31, 2017
Twisted Tulip - Needleturn Applique Workshop

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Auction! Auction! Auction!

July 31, 2017

Quilting and Sewing Related Items

Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild

Auction to be held at
Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Community Room
3225 Fourth Street in Jackson, Michigan 

Doors open 6 p.m.
Silent auction begins at 6 p.m.
Live auction begins at 7 p.m.

$5 Grab Bags
Cash and Carry $1.00 - $3.00
FREE Table - Please bring a bag.

Cash or Check only.
Must be present to win on raffles and silent auction.
All sales are final.

Open to Guild Members and the Public

No refreshments will be served this month.
Please bring a beverage.

updated 7/29/17