Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hello Everyone!!

Are you ready to get back to the Guild happenings? I am too! Great lectures, workshops, mini-demos, Show ‘n Tell, retreats, the Challenge, the Quilt Show, School Bell Quilt In, and surprises along the way, (say all that in one breath) are what we can look forward to just through August, 2018. Wow!! There is a lot going on!! How great is that?!?

We start in again Monday, January 29, 2017. Same time—6:00pm to 9:00pm at Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History Community Room.

Demo’s at 6:15pm and again at 6:40pm
Coffee and snacks available at 6:30pm

January Greeters: Executive Board
January Holders/Folders: Becky Jones, Sandy Price and Sanae Yamanouchi

The lecture will be presented by our very own Guild member,Denise Olsen!
Denise will be presenting “Making Patterns” at 7:00pm.

The Workshop, “Reversible Quilts” instruction and presentation will be done byDenise Olsen! The workshop will be held atHankerd Innfrom 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday, 1/29/18. There is still a spot waiting just for you. Contact Janet Rochefort at; to secure your spot.



At the February Guild Meeting, there will be containers set out for our annual
Love Offering” collection. The Guild supports the following charities for 2017/2018; Cage Comforters/Pet Toys, Hospice and Quilts for Kids. Please be looking for the containers to put your thoughtful donation in. Thank you. ❤️

See you all at Ella Sharp!

Thank you!!

Cheri Pickett

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

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sandra Starley's "Patterns Through Time: Trunk Show"

June 2017 Guild Meeting

1830s. 8 Point Stars w imported fabrics 
1830 Cheddar Summer spread quilt. All edges finished 
1842 Signature Irish chain w intricate embroidery 
Indigo 9 patch. Summer spread (stable dye)
1840s. From Delaware county in Pennsylvania. Signature Quilt 

1850 Pennsylvania 
Caesar's crown 
1850s Bourgogne Surrounded 

1850s. Child's quilt. Clam shell 
crib quilt. Turkey red

Rose of Sharon. Whig's defeat 
Sampler. 1/2 inch straight line quilted