Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April, 2018 Guild Meeting

Be sure to see the video of the beautiful quilts submitted at the April Guild Meeting Gala on April 30, 2018.  The video can be seen on our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Pieces-and-Patches-Quilt-Guild-Jackson-Michigan-  Also, the photos of the winners at the Gala are on the photo gallery page of this blog. 


PPQG Quilt Show



This is the absolutely gorgeous raffle quilt for the upcoming quilt show. 




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hello Everyone.  

Get out your fancy hats—shine up those shoes.  It is time for the Quilt Challenge and Gala—

Monday, April 30th 6:30pm to 8:00pm we have the wonderful opportunity to view the Challenge Quilts “Quilters are Artists Too” created by fellow Guild members. Plus, Janet Rochefort, 1st Vice President, and her crew of volunteers will be presenting us yummy hors d’ oeuvres.  All of this within the comforts of our Guild meeting!  Lucky, lucky us!!  

April Guild Meeting Happenings
•  The new Executive Board nominations will be presented. 
•  A charity that was missed (it was presented to the Executive Board on deadline) will be presented by Becky Kopicko. 
•  NO DEMONSTRATION FOR THIS MONTH. 

The following items to be voted on at the May Business Meeting; 
•  New Executive Board 
•  Bylaw changes 
•  Workshop Policy changes 
•  Charities 

Something New; 
     The Ella Sharp Museum has invited our Guild to coinside with a major exhibit at the Hurst Gallery.  Beginning May 26 to October 7, the fiber artist, Deb Hyde will be presenting her exhibit.  More information will be presented by Lu Ann Hammond, Community Outreach, in the near future.  Very exciting!!  

Reminders;  
•  April meeting time begins at 6:30pm 
•  APRIL birthday ladies—NO snacks need to be brought for this month.  Thank you though. 😃
•  NO DEMO FOR APRIL 
•  Introduction of New Executive Board 
•  Show ‘n’ Tell 

HELP‼️
• Still looking for volunteers for the Quilt Show next month.  Please contact Elizabeth Hewett, Quilt Show Chair.   eahewett.3511@gmail.com


GREETERS:       Looking for one or two Volunteers please. 

HOLDERS and FOLDERS: 
              ~ Karen Beers
             ~ Cathey Newhouse 

Thank you all for what you do to make out Guild what it is!!  Pretty terrific!! 

Cheri Pickett 


President 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild will sponsor it's bi-annual Quilt Show  - 
  "Everything Is Coming Up Quilts"
Saturday, May 19, 2018   9am - 5pm
Sunday, May 20,2018  12noon-5pm

Jackson Catholic Middle School
915 Cooper St. Jackson, MI
Exit 139 off of I94

$7.00 Admission

Beautiful Raffle Quilt
General Store, Silent Auction, Fat Quarter Cafe, Door Prizes
Vendors & Demonstrations

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

See the latest information for our upcoming summer retreat on the Retreat page.

Monday, March 26, 2018

P&PQG Long Arm Quilters

Our next scheduled gathering at Country Stitches is May 15 at 1 p.m. We will be welcoming back our Snowbirds! Be sure to bring your "show and share" items. This may be a quilt you've finished or a new tool you've acquired. You are not required to own a long arm to participate in our group. Open discussion and fun. See you there!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

How did you celebrate National Quilt Day on March 17th?

A group of Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild members met at Country Stitches for the School Bell Sew Day  to learn some new techniques, share project ideas and to celebrate the National Quilt Day.  Special thanks to Elizabeth Hewett, Marj Hobe, Connie Kress and Cheri Pickett for sharing their time, expertise and skills to show the group how to color quilt blocks, make silk ribbon roses and learn new ways to make bias binding.  

April Koenig said" Thank you for organizing and giving us helpful hints.  It was a great day of learning and fun!
April








Monday, March 5, 2018

Congratulations to our guild member, Sharon Bannister! Her beautiful hand appliqued quilt has been accepted at the Paducah, Kentucky AQS Quilt Show. Several members have  expressed an interest in supporting her by attending AQS Quilt Show. April 18 - 21,2018.  Here is a link from the AQS website listing a couple bus tours. One is from Bridgeport, MI, and lists stops in Flint, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo.
If you know of other bus groups seeking passengers, please post below.
SPRING PADUCAH 2018 | Tours and Groups April 18–21, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm Schroeder Expo Center • 415 Park Street, Paducah, KY 42001 Register Your Group Q. Did you know that there may be a tour coming to QuiltWeek from your area? A. Check
quiltweek.com