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Susan Schwandt

Quilt Show Vendors Will Tempt Your Quilting Heart

  GAAQG’s quilt show has more than quilts! It also features 19 vendors with a shop hop’s variety of choices – without any added travel time! Along with all the beautiful quilt entries, our Quilt Show features a variety of vendors (this link has direct links to vendors) who will

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Susan Schwandt

The Hour Nears for GAAQG Quilt Show 2022

By Camie Roper Set aside the weekend of July 30-31 for the first in-person Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild quilt show since 2018. Expect an art show with a mind-boggling explosion of colorful displays. Steady yourself for aisle after aisle of beauty, wonder, amazement, and surprise. Wear comfortable shoes and

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Susan Schwandt

Paradigm Quilters Put the “Special” in Special Exhibits

See the Paradigm Quilters Exhibit at the 2022 GAAQG Quilt Show By Mary Bajcz     Paradigm Quilters is a community of extraordinary art quilters who meet monthly to share ideas and challenge themselves to make quilts to a theme that can be exhibited as a group. The 2022 GAAQG

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Kathy Schmidt

Challenges–Love or Hate?

by Kathy Schmidt I absolutely love a good challenge! And so does my small group! Creative Seasons is a small art quilt club that grew from the Guild and has been active for many years. We all work at being textile artists and almost all of us have a background

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Susan Schwandt

Come See the Showstoppers at the GAAQG 2022 Quilt Show

By Lori Rhode 2022 Quilt Show Chairperson   Come see the showstoppers! These are the beauties hung at the GAAQG in-person quilt show that make viewers stop and stare. Two stunning showstopper quilts are featured in prime spots of our upcoming biennial Celebrate the Quilt Show on July 30 –

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Susan Schwandt

Behind the Scenes…What Does It Take to Put on a Quilt Show?

Premiering July 30 will be the 17th Biennial GAAQG quilt show, “Celebrating the Quilt 2022.” This two-day extravaganza highlights quilts, art, and hand-made items from guild members. What goes on behind the scenes to make this event happen?   There must be quilts to hang and people to make them.

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Susan Schwandt

Did Sunbonnet Sue Survive COVID-19? The Answer Revealed!

By Henya Rachmiel, Annette Tolley and Susan Schwandt NOTE:  The Sunbonnet Sue COVID quilt and many, many beautiful quilts will be available for public viewing during the GAAQG Quilt Show, July 30-31at Washtenaw Community College. The idea for making a Sunbonnet Sue COVID-19  quilt evolved from the Greater Ann Arbor

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Susan Schwandt

Laudable Labels

By Camie Roper How’s that quilt entry coming along? By this point, we hope you have at least chosen a design and fabric. Take a step outdoors, breathe in that almost-spring air, and use the earlier-sunrise and later-sunset hours to make progress on your creation. Quick quiz: How many creators

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Susan Schwandt

Binding as a Counterbalance to Your Quilt

By Camie Roper Counterbalance:  a weight that balances another weight. Each quilt has a certain substance or weight. Binding helps balance that weight. Keep this in mind when planning your quilt entry. A quiet binding can calm down a very colorful quilt. Other quilts very clearly incorporate their design into

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