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The Beauty of the Baltimore Album Quilt

  By Pamela Setla, GAAQG Preservationist, Dec 5, 2019 Imagine a quilt being auctioned by Sotheby’s for $176,000 or one sold by Northeast Auctions for $58,000. These were actual prices paid for a Baltimore Album Quilt, a quilt made during the 1840s. What make these quilts so attractive to both art lovers and quilters? It…

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Library Table at November Quilt Day to Feature...

November 3, 2019 By Camie Roper  The librarian’s table this month will focus on gifts and small projects.  With the holidays around the corner and time quickly slipping away, stop by and check out our supply.  You will find books on how to make fabric bowls, batik bags, pincushions, table runners, gifts from small scraps,…

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Sharon McConnell Teaching at GAAQG in November...

Color and value and fabrics are what motivate Sharon McConnell. She falls into the modern traditional quilting style. Her love of modern quilting drives her to experiment with new layouts and looks for traditional designs. Sharon is a ruler and quilt pattern designer inspires quilters across our country. With her mother as her teacher and…

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Reminder: SafeHouse Sewing Event on Saturday...

By Jan Kosko September 15, 2019 Following our Quilt Day activities on Saturday, September 21, we will be holding a SafeHouse Sewing Event.  We will sew, iron and cut fabric for SafeHouse quilt tops.  Donated, packaged Jellyrolls will be used in this event.  Bring your favorite pattern or use ours.  We provide the fabric, pattern, irons…

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Kimberly Einmo is teaching at GAAQG in September!

  By Raylene Kruger August 8, 2019 Kimberly Einmo is an author, award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor and quilt judge. She has written six best-selling books and she has designed four rulers. Kim writes a monthly column featured in “American Quilter Magazine” and has been included in many quilting magazines. She has also appeared on…

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Don’t Miss our Annual GAAQG Garage Sale on...

By Mary Beth Donovan July 10, 2019 Running out of space in your studio?  Closets and drawers overflowing with fabric, patterns, notions, and other quilting, sewing, fiber or crafting items you don’t need anymore?  Here’s your opportunity to clean out and organize, while also picking up some extra cash to…go shopping for more!  At the…

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe Teaching at Quilt...

By Nico Laudenberg June 10, 2019 Just cool. When I really, really wanted to take a workshop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe two years ago, I didn’t want the gamble of trying to get into classes at the big quilt events. So I came up with a different strategy: I went to the calendar on her…

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How Workshops Work Best

By Nico Laudenberg Leave Your Comfort Zone Sometimes, the best workshops are those you didn’t want to take in the first place. Not my taste, not my thing, I’m not doing this particular technique. Or: I know my stuff anyways, why bother with new hassles? You don’t – like/need/do/you name it – this? How would…

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Susan Purney Mark Teaches at 2019 QU

Susan Purney Mark is one of our internationally known teachers who will be in Ann Arbor for the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild 2019 Quilt University (QU).  Susan is well known in the art quilt world for her work with mark making and creative textiles. As a textile artist, Susan has embarked on a life…

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