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A surprise every day!

Blogger: Kathy Schmidt, Quirks Ltd. The mailman brings me a nice surprise almost every single day now! The blocks for our cross quilt are not due until the May meeting, but members are making them NOW! Making blocks while they are thinking of it, or knowing that they may not be at the May meeting,…

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Guild cheers Mary Hogan at Quilt Day lecture

by Linda Theil March 20, 2017 An auditorium full of quilters stood and cheered Mary M. Hogan on March Quilt Day at the end of a moving presentation about her personal journey as a quilt artist. Hogan told how, in 1993, she made her first quilt for her 21-year-old daughter, Christine Phelps, who died before her quilt was…

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GAAQG Volunteer Quilt: “Plus”...

by Kathy Schmidt March 21, 2017 Have you made your “Plus” block yet for this year’s Volunteer Quilt? It only takes a few minutes!  However, if you are like me, you are likely to forget all about it by the May meeting. Make it now, while you are thinking about it, and drop it in…

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Join us to sew for SafeHouse on Saturday...

Who:  YOU.  All levels of sewing skills encouraged  What:  To have fun, to socialize with friends new and old, and to sew quilt tops for SafeHouse Time:  Beginning 30 minutes after our regular Quilt Day meeting Where:  Morris Lawrence Building – Classroom TBD How:  With a ‘Quilt Kit’ provided (includes fabric and pattern), or You may…

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Modern AND Improv—Great!

Blogger: Kathy Schmidt, Quirks Ltd. Every year one of the wonderful volunteers in our guild gets a quilt–just for volunteering! Isn’t that fantastic? Something that might seem so easy to you, merely stepping up and doing a job that needs to be done, could result in YOU being the one to receive a beautiful quilt….

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GAAQG history: First Quilt University 1991

by Kathy Johnnson Feb 27, 2017 The first of Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild’s biennial Quilt University events was held on August 9-11, 1991 at Eastern Michigan University’s Hoyt Conference Center. This project was an ambitious undertaking for a guild that was just four-years-old. During my discussions with our guild’s founding members, many reminisced about the…

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GAAQG President Kathy Johnson welcomes spring

  by GAAQG President Kathy Johnson February 26, 2017 As I write this letter, we are experiencing an unusual February with very warm weather. I am thankful for the sun and warm air, but it is also creating a comfort zone for my bulbs and plants as well as the birds who think it is…

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GAAQG Small Groups

by Kathy Johnson – February 23, 2017 Small quilting groups or circles in the greater Ann Arbor area were a foundation to the formation of the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild in 1987. Today a number of small groups continue and to learn more about them, I spoke with Isabel Das Gupta, the GAAQG Small…

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