Holiday Pot Luck - Members Only

Event Date and Time: 

12/01/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for a fun evening and a special surprise!

A - F   Entree

G - L   Dessert

M - R   Salad 

S - Z   Side Dish

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.

Speaker: Ruth McCormick (Thoughtful Long-arm Quilting) Lecture: "Batting Lecture and Trunk Show"

Event Date and Time: 

01/05/2017 - 7:00pm

Happy New Year!  Sit and Sew with Ruth McCormick

You've just spent hours, days or weeks finishing that beautiful quilt top.  Now it's time to quilt your project.  Do you know which batting to use?  Is it a bed quilt?  Is it a wall hanging?  Is it a table topper?  Dark or light?  Which batting works best for each application?

Speaker: Eric Drexler Lecture: "All About Sulky"

Event Date and Time: 

02/02/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for this fast-paced, interactive lecture.  You’ll learn about Sulky History, needle know how, stabilizers (which to use for what project) metallic thread (tips and tricks) and Sulky thread (rayon, poly deco, polly lite, cottons, blendables) and so much more.

Each attendee will receive a folder full of information on needles, threads and stablizers to take home.

Special offer from Sulky of America

Select items will be available to purchase at the meeting at a 25% off of retail cost.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.


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

Second Annual Quilter's Winterfest

Event Date and Time: 

02/19/2017 - 2:00pm

When:  February 19, 20, 21, 2017

Where:  The Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge

Three days of quilting fun in Frankenmuth, Michigan!

  • Learn from Quilting Experts
  • View the Quilt Show and shop the Vendor Mall
  • Entry fee for the Quilt Show and Vendor Mall is free of charge for those attending a class or trunk show, or $8/day entry fee for non-attendees
  • Boxed lunches will be available for pre-order for $15, and a snack kiosk will be on-site.


Sulky: The Magic of Free Motion

Event Date and Time: 

02/03/2017 - 9:00am

First Congregational Church of Rochester, Fellowship Hall

Workshop Fee $60 (includes materials)

Learn how easy and fun it is to use all of those glamorous Sulky threads you see on award-winning quilts.  Your quilts, wall-hangings and wearable art can all be just as dazzling and exciting as the “experts”!

The Sulky National Educator will demonstrate and teach various free-motion techniques using all of the threads provided in the kit.  Also included will be handwork options and Sulky Solvy-Turned Applique.

Fellow Guild Events

  • Dec 15 - CAMEO Potluck
  • Jan 19 - Sulky Seminar: Thread Jazz Lecture
  • Jan 20 - Sulky Workshop #1: Magic of Free Motion Jan 20 - Sulky Workshop #2: Corded Build a Box
  • Feb 16 Frances Krupka: Jackets & Bags Lecture Feb 17 Frances Krupka: Jackets & Bags Workshop
  • Feb 18 CAMEO Charity Sewing Day
  • Jan 25 - Selected members will present a trunk show / NEW OFFICERS UFO CHALLENGE
  • Feb 22 - Quilt Bingo
  • Mar 29 - Speaker: Laura Patterson from Bay City
  • Apr 26 - Speaker: Betsy Koss from Boyne City
  • Dec 19 - Potluck Dinner, Holiday Bazaar *start time 6:30 pm* MEMBERS ONLY
  • Jan 12 - CAROLE HARRIS Lecture and Trunk Show
  • Feb 9 - RUTH MONTALVO Trunk Show
  • Mar 9 - BECKY MAGNUS Trunk Show
  • Apr 1 - JANE SASSAMAN Lecture: Under the Influence
  • Dec 5 - Christmas Party and Potluck
  • Jan 9 - Whistle Stop
  • Feb 6 - Lenore Crawford
  • Mar 6 - TBD
  • Apr 3 - Beth HELFTER: Eva Paige Quilt Designs

Guild Library Books

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