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Debbie Grifka – Quilt University 2019...

By Raylene Kruger May 28, 2019 It is my pleasure to introduce Ann Arbor modern quilter and author Debbie Grifka. I have idolized and admired Debbie for many years. She has been a GAAQG member since 2002 and has taken many classes from teachers before starting her professional quilting journey. As soon as Debbie began…

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Michelle Dobrin – Quilt University 2019...

By Raylene Kruger Michelle Dobrin is an international speaker, instructor and a self-taught, mixed-media fiber artist who learned how to quilt over 20 years ago. She resides in Canada. Her artwork comprises a variety of types and styles of fiber and mixed-media art. Her two-day class taught on July 27 and July 28 titled “Stitched…

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Off-screen Reading to Satisfy Almost Every...

by Lori Rhode May 10, 2019   Even with the immediacy of the internet and the ability to watch dozens of YouTube options on how to do the latest, greatest, quilting technique or trend, there are hundreds of sources of inspiration to be found off-screen such as in the GAAQG library, from which members can…

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Shannon Brinkley – 2019 Quilting...

By Nico Laudenberg When I scroll through my Instagram account, I wonder whether Shannon Brinkley is even better known in Europe than in the US. I see so many of my digital or real friends from abroad posting beautiful things they made following Shannon’s eye-catching method. She was one of the very first artists that…

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Big-League Classes in Small Town Ann Arbor

By Nico Laudenberg I love to go to the big quilt events: Quilt Festival, QuiltCon and AQS QuiltWeek – beauty overload, oh my. What I love even more than the shows is taking as many classes as I can get. I’m totally thrilled by meeting people who like quilting as much as I do. Seeing…

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Lynn Harris, May Quilt Day Speaker and Workshops

Blog Post By Raylene Kruger Lynn Carson Harris lives in Chelsea, MI and has been traveling and teaching for about five years. Her expertise is in creating improvisational quilt blocks and sewing tiny blocks. In addition to teaching the specific skills for tiny piecing and intuitive piecing, during Lynn’s Tiny Piecing workshop, she will go…

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A Bright Era in Vintage Quilting

by GAAQG Preservationist Pam Young Setla, March 13, 2019 Vintage is a term that refers to quilts that are from the 1920s -1960s. These quilts are often mistakenly called antique by sellers and owners alike. Former quilter Mary Jo Frank of Dexter recently gave me a vintage 1940s Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt top and Dresden…

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March Workshops and Quilt Day Speaker –...

By Brenda Rigdon February 28, 2019 When I started quilting about seven years ago, I used a 25-year-old White with four stitches that I had purchased back in my “I’ll make my own clothes” phase. That lasted about two months. My upgrade machine, a Janome, has approximately 3 million stitches. I have used four. Our…

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