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Alternate edge finish

Blogger: Kathy Schmidt, Quirks Ltd. I love doing a corded edge finish on my art pieces. On my blog, I have explained the method I use for doing this. I’m posting a link here to that post. Hope you can check it out if you are looking for a different way to finish your projects!

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Information from a GAAQG member

Blogger: Kathy Schmidt, info from member Camie Roper Dear Bloggers, I went to the Carole Harris “Bearing Witness” quilt exhibit at NCRC Building #18 this morning. Building #18 was a bit hard to find, but if you turn south off Plymouth Road onto Huron Parkway and take your first right, it’s easier. Drive slowly, as…

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Final Reminder to order QU lunches: deadline is...

For those of you who have registered for Quilt University July 28-30, the deadline to order lunches each day is this Saturday, July 15.  If you haven’t ordered yet, click here.   If you haven’t registered for classes yet, there are still openings available.  To register for both classes and lunches, click here.

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Don’t forget: Carole Harris lecture and...

By Mary Beth Donovan July 12, 2017 At Quilt Day on Saturday, July 15, fiber artist Carole Harris will present a lecture on “My Journey as an Artist.”  If you haven’t seen her work, you are in for a real treat.  Some of it is on exhibit now at the U-M North Campus Research Center….

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Summer Inspiration from GAAQG’s...

By Kathy Johnson July 5, 2017 July has arrived and we are halfway through our guild’s 30th anniversary year. I am working on my design for the 30th Anniversary Challenge Quilt this month. Have you started yours yet? The quilts need to be completed this year but will be part of a special exhibit at…

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GAAQG Annual Garage Sale on July 15 –...

Carol Repasky June 20, 2017 It’s the time of year to start thinking of the GAAQG Garage Sale. This annual event is for members to bring their useful, unwanted sewing / quilting / crafting items and sell them on July 15, 2017.  The event is open to all GAAQG members to sell their items (or donate the proceeds to SafeHouse) but the…

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Reminder – sign up for QU 2017 before...

Kathy Johnson June 19, 2017 We are just over one month away from Quilt University 2017 and the excitement is building. This is a great event to take a break from your summer activities to learn a quilting technique, be with friends or meet new ones. We have a wonderful line-up of teachers this year. If…

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Catherine Redford takes the terror out of...

By Susan Weaver Schwandt May 31, 2017 If the phrase, “quilt as desired” strikes terror in your heart, then Catherine Redford has the perfect classes for you. As a Bernina Ambassador, Catherine knows her way around a sewing machine. She’s comfortable guiding students around the free motion quilting learning curve in a relaxed, no judgment…

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From embellishment with paint and ink to creating...

By Kathy Schmidt, Quirks Ltd. May 30, 2017 QU 2017 has a superb slate of teachers coming this summer. I’m looking forward to meeting as many of them as possible, but I’m curious about them NOW!   Deborah Boschert, author of Art Quilt Collage,  has a wonderful introduction of herself on her website, which I will…

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