Monday, August 8, 2016

Karen Eckmeier's Workshop "Happy Villages"

Karen Eckmeier - fabric artist and master quilter - traveled to Michigan from her home in Connecticut to lead a wonderful workshop called "Happy Villages" where we got to "step into a fabric collage adventure". 

Karen also gave an inspiring program at our July Pieces and Patches monthly meeting.

Here are a few of her examples.
Seaside Village

Oriental Village

Italian Village  Karen's Miniature Village                                                                                                                                                                                                                 You get the perspective of how small this village is in the picture below.                                                                                               Close ups of this amazing miniature village with such detail!!



Fairytale Village

                                                                                                              Here is Karen explaining the steps to making our own "Happy Village".

Here are the beginnings of some of our own Happy Villages!

The full workshop of quilters had such a great time learning this technique and working on our creations.

What a great time we had learning from Karen!!  How fortunate we are to have been able to spend time with such a talented artist and also such a wonderful woman!!  

If you haven't attended a workshop with one of our speakers, don't miss out again!  There's nothing quite like the personal touch of  learning from the person who has develop a quilting technique!!  Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild's new program year begins in September, so as soon as you see the new list of programs and workshops, plan to attend one of our workshops - a fantastic bargain and excellent opportunity!

New Location for Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild

Beginning September 26, 2016, the Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild of Jackson will be holding its monthly meetings at the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, located at 3225 Fourth Street in Jackson. We are excited about the new location right in Jackson, in the community room.

Even though the address is on Fourth St., it is easier to access the parking and entrance from Oakwood Drive, which is on the east side of the museum. 

So, if you are coming in on Fourth St from the north, turn left (east) on Hickory Drive to Oakwood.  Turn right until you see the parking lot on the right.  If you are coming from the south on Stonewall, turn right on Oakwood and continue around the curve until you see the parking lot on your left. 

The map below gives a broad overview of the location of the museum. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Machine Quilting 1.5 Workshop with Michelle Scott

On Monday, July 27, 2016 Michelle Scott taught a workshop to help guild member improve their machine quilting skills.  Great information and great fun with our teacher, Michelle who helped us relax and not take ourselves or our quilting too seriously!!

 That's Michelle at the sewing machine!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Prizes Awarded for Quilt Entries in Our May 2016 Quilt Show

 At our bi-annual quilt show "Everything's Coming Up Quilts" held in May, 
all who attended could vote on their viewer's choice for best quilt.  
The votes were tallied and here are the winners.  
Congratulations Quilters on 
Your Amazing Work!!

Alice Erwin received first place 
for her quilt called  "E I E I O".

Sharon Bannister's "Flower Garden Hexagons" miniature quilt received 2nd place.
 Karen Penrod's quilt featuring her son's two draft horses "Jasper and Emerson" got 3rd place.

 Joy Phillips' quilt received 4th place for her 
wool applique quilt "Flower Penny Garden".

Here was a tie for 5th place between two quilts.

  Denise Olson's quilt is titled 
"Green Monster With A Purpose" 
and hangs on a lucky friend's wall.

Linda Parshall is the other 5th place winner for her quilt "Sarah's Garden" 
which was made for her daughter.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

March Is National Quilt Month

To commemorate National Quilt Month, a group of quilters led by Elizabeth Hewett, planned a "School House Quilt In".  Several dozen quilters meet together bringing their quilting projects to work on during the day, but that's not all.  Every hour, an accomplished quilter shared with the group on topics to enhance our knowledge and increase our love of quilting.  
              An amazing time was had by all!

March Guild Meeting

Thelma Forrest from Creative Quilts in Brighton shared with us at our March Guild Meeting.  We learned of her journey in getting involved in the world of quilting as she showed many of her quilts and samples done using some unique quilting   tools and kits.
Thelma also taught a class on making the 8 point star shown on the table runner shown below.