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

  • Sep 15 - CAMEO Night - Welcome Back Block Party
  • 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
  • Sep 28 - Denise Schober, Environment Makes a Difference
  • Oct 26 - Traveling Exhibit from Keepsake Quilts
  • Nov - Guild Auction and Election of Officers
  • Dec - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange
  • Sep 8 - Welcome Back Meeting! DEBORAH S HYDE Lecture and Trunk Show
  • 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
  • Sep 12 - Welcome Back Game
  • 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

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