Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sally Manke's Presentation "Confetti Quilts"

We had a delightful time at Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild Monday, September 28, 2015 - as we hosted fiber artist Sally Manke.  Her presentation and trunk show were amazing and inspiring.
Here are some of her Confetti Quilts made with tiny bits of fabric!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Latest Workshop News


Date:                   TUESDAY, October 27, 2015      from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Workshop:          “Rock The Block – Block Style”

Location:             Park Forest Apartment Complex Clubhouse         [Off Rives Junction Rd.]

Joe Cunningham is a contemporary, inspiring and engaging quilter/artist.  He is internationally recognized and has an extensive list of publications, television appearances and gallery exhibits. His workshops are instructional and will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to think outside the box!  You can also check out his website at www.joethequilter.com.

"ROCK THE BLOCK, Block Style"

In this class we will make a fractured landscape from a series of unique blocks, all created with my simple step-by-step process.

Making these blocks is simple enough for anyone, but as challenging as you want to make it.

All fun, all day.


This is a machine sewing class, for which you will need standard machine sewing equipment:

 Extension cord, pins and etc.

 Rotary cutter, mat and rulers, including 6 or 6 1/2” square ruler

 One yard each of pink, green and brown cotton fabric

 Half-yard yard sky blue cotton fabric

 (Or choose your own set of 4 contrasting fabrics)

Need more workshop info???
      Please contact Janet Robertson at  janetsuerobertson@yahoo.com or at 517-914-0805.

Beautiful Display - "The Love of Quilting" at the Eastern Branch Library of Jackson Public Library

At the Eastern Branch of the Jackson Public Library on East Michigan Avenue in Jackson, you can see a wonderful display of the vast variety of types of quilting that people are making.  Thank you to the Community Outreach Committee of our guild for organizing this great display.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Guest Speaker Karen Combs with her Quilts of Illusion

We were delighted to have Karen Combs visit Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild on August 31, 2015 to teach us about the use of lights, mediums and darks in the color wheel to create a 3D illusion in fabric.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pictures From Kansas Troubles Designer Lynne Hagmeier and Grandson Cooper

Lynne Hagmeier came to visit us from the state of Kansas to tell us about the beginnings of the Kansas Troubles shop and design line of fabrics that she produces.  She was accompanied by her grandson Cooper. 

Lynne brought in many wonderful quilts, wallhangings and other projects for us to see.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Kansas Troubles Lynne Hagmeier Visits Pieces and Patches

These ladies loved what they made  in their workshop with Kansas Troubles owner and designer Lynne Hagmeier. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Promoting Quilting At Our Public Libraries

Window Displays from Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild at the Meijer Branch of the Jackson Public Library.
                                                                                                    Patriotic Quilt Display from Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild on display at the Spring Arbor Branch of the Jackson Public Library. 

 Many thanks to  Ann Midkiff and her committee for arranging these wonderful displays.

Swirling Table Runner Workshop with Anne Marcellis - June 29, 2015

 Anne with Janice *  Beautiful Blues

                                                  Sharon's Batiks

 Anne's Beautiful Runner Under Construction

 Dixie's Very First Quilt Workshop

 Anne and Becky with Solid Fabric Swirling Runner

Our end of the afternoon projects