2016-2017 Guild Programs

Sep 1:  Meet and Greet  Speaker: Sheryl Heyniger, Sewing Ergonomics

Oct 6:  Karen Sribniak - Machine Maintenance

Nov 3:  Karen Turkes, Windberry Studio - Transforming Fabric

Nov 5:  Workshop - Fabric Dyeing

Dec 1:  Members' Potluck

Jan 5:  Ruth McCormick - What Batting is Right For You?

Feb 2:  Sulky Threads:  Needle Know How:  Stabilizers & Threads

Speaker: Karen Scribniak - Machine Maintenance and What's This Foot For?

Event Date and Time: 

10/06/2016 - 7:00pm

Karen Scribniak has been employed by Viking for many years as a sales rep and teacher for Joann Fabrics in Chesterfield Township.

In addition to a guide for sewing machine maintenance, Karen is bringing a teaching quilt to showcase non traditional methods of quilt techniques using various feet. We can always learn something new to enhance our quilts.

Speaker: Karen Turckes - Transforming Fabric

Event Date and Time: 

11/03/2016 - 7:00pm

Karen Turckes is a full time fiber artist and teacher.  She has worked with textiles all of her life and is a graduate of the Clothing and Textiles program at Michigan State University as well as the Art Cloth Mastery Program in San Antonio, Texas.

She dyes her own cloth and adds layers of depth to the fabric using paint, soy wax, fabric manipulations and other surface design techniques. Turckes is there owner of Windberry Studio, a private studio in Michigan where she makes and sells hand dyed fabrics and art cloth. Her art work has been exhibited nationally.  

Holiday Pot Luck - Members Only

Event Date and Time: 

12/01/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for a fun evening and a special surprise!

In addition to bringing a dish to pass, (oh, and plates, silverware and napkins) bring approximately 1 yard of fabric or about 14 - 18 strips, cut into 2-1/2 inch strips (WOF - width of fabric). You can bring any color or use a variety of fabrics if you want to use up some extras you may have on hand as long as they are full strips.

If you want to cut extra to bring for someone who may not have time or remembered to do this, feel free to bring extras.


Winning Quilts at the 2016 Quilt Celebration

Event Date and Time: 

04/03/2016 - 3:45pm


The 2016 Quilt Celebration is now history! Judging from the crowds of guests that I observed, I would say that we had quite a successful event. Everyone seemed to like the new venue, especially the vendors! 

And we had the best quilts that I have seen since the 2014 Quilt Celebration!

Since we did not have a judged show this year, we only had 3 prize winners, and the photos are here for your enjoyment.



Instructor: Karen Turckes - Color and Dye Workshop

Event Date and Time: 

11/05/2016 - 10:00am

In this class learn a simple low water immersion dyeing technique while dyeing a 12 part color wheel, a value gradation and a hue to hue gradation. You will learn some basic color theory. This class is designed for beginners who want to take home a beautiful selection of hand dyed colors and for the advanced who want to learn more about mixing dye colors.

Kit includes 8 yards of PFD patina fabric and all dyes and chemicals used in class. Kit fee $75.00 due at class.

Fellow Guild Events

  • Oct 20 - Lynn Harris Lecture: Every Last Piece Guest fees $10
  • Oct 22 - Workshop : Lynn Harris - Spring Theory
  • Nov 17 - Holiday Whistle Stop
  • Dec 15 - CAMEO Potluck
  • Oct 26 - Traveling Exhibit from Keepsake Quilts
  • Nov - Guild Auction and Election of Officers
  • Dec - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange
  • Oct 13 - JOE CUNNINGHAM Lecture: Man and the Art of Quiltmaking
  • Nov 10 - CAROL TAYLOR Lecture: So Many Quilts, So Little Time
  • Dec 19 - Potluck Dinner, Holiday Bazaar *start time 6:30 pm* MEMBERS ONLY
  • Oct 3 - Linda Hahn: Frog Hollow Design
  • Oct 4 - Workshop Linda Hahn: Buffalo Bubblegum Quilt
  • Nov 7 - Nancy Kloster: Judy Niemeyer Quilts
  • Dec 5 - Christmas Party and Potluck

Guild Library Books

Christine Carlson
Carolyn Schmitz
Pat Speth
Anita Shackelford
Rodale Quilt Book Editors
Maggi Mccormick Gordon
Karen Costello Soltys
Pat Maixner Magaret
Sandi Fox
Pamela Humphries
Lynda Milligan
Jonathan Holstein
Jackie Robinson
Teri Henderson Tope
Janet Haigh
Patricia Wilens
Sinkler, Warehime Dobbs Shimp
Doreen Speckmann
Diana Leone
Elisa Wilson
Shelley L Hawkins
Karen Costello Soltys
Jennifer Sampou
Marge Edie
Marilyn Doheny
Cynthia Tomaszewski
Eleanor Burns
Margaret Rolfe
Patricia Wilens
Karen Costello Soltys
Susan Purney-Mark
Mary Mashuta
M'Liss Rae Hawley
L. Amanda Owens
Cindy Walter
Vicki Thomas
Beth Ann Williams
Sandra L. Hatch
Shelley Lynne Robson
Betsy Hallock-Heath
Daphne Greig
By (author) Jennifer Perdue By (author) Anita Shackelford
Donna Ingram Slusser
Nancy Smith
Anita Hallock
Bethany Reynolds
Robbi Joy Eklow
Liz Schwartz
Paula Nadelstern
Suzanne Zaruba Cirillo
Pat Maxiner Magaret
Jackie Robinson
Hari Walner
Betcy Hallock Heath
Freddy Moran
Laura Reinstatler
Trudie Hughes
Becky Goldsmith; Linda Jenkins
Jennifer Priestley Cindy Walter
Betty Alderman
Beth Donaldson
Nancy Crow
Jeanne Stauffer
Gabrielle Swain
Charlene Thode
L. Amanda Owens
Patricia Wilens
Nannette Holmberg
Gwen Marston
Laurel Strand
Kaffe Fassett
Judy Martin
Kathryn Schmidt
Barbara Weiland