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January President’s Letter

Written by Susan Schwandt, Dec 29, 2018 Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed holiday celebrations filled with love, joy and creativity. It’s always challenging to keep New Year’s resolutions, but I have an easy one for you. Please make and keep a resolution to join us at the Jan. 19 Quilt Day meeting.  We’re…

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GAAQG Library ‘Book Candy’

November 8, 2018 Lori Rhode – GAAQG Librarian “Book candy.”  That is how to describe the newly-purchased quilting books for the guild’s library. These 20 books are as irresistible as M & Ms.  It’s difficult to resist browsing at only one. Using the proceeds from our book sale last year and the suggestions of members,…

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November President’s Letter

November 6, 2018 by Kathy Johnson Wow, it is hard to believe the holidays are approaching and with them year end. But before we get there, please take some time out for yourself and join us at the November 17th Quilt Day.   Our lecture is by Louisa Smith entitled “Double Visions: Curves and Circles…

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GAAQG SafeHouse Opportunities Galore!!

Guest Blog Post by Jan Kosko SafeHouse Quilt Kit Coordinator, Sept 11, 2018  . Quilt show year is so exciting and invigorating individually and for the guild as a whole. And it was FUN! Ok….It was work too but it was FUN The next order of business (and pleasure) is SafeHouse quilting to round out…

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Sangria – Katie McGrath

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My Summer Camp Experience

Guest Blogger: Jane Reiter, http://www.retreadart.com I went to Columbus, Ohio, for artful summer camp, June 4-10, 2018. A week surrounded by talented instructors and students worked as a stimulus and jump start to my creative practice. Quilt Surface Design Symposium (qsds.com) at the Columbus College of Art and Design is a mixed media environment; quilting,…

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September President’s Letter

From Kathy Johnson, September 5, 2018 It is hard to believe that fall is almost upon us. I hope you enjoyed our quilt show and the rest of your summer. With fall comes the start of holiday planning which may mean starting or completing quilt projects. If you are looking for inspiration, please join us…

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Magic fabric follow up

Using water soluble stabilizer to create fabric is one of the most fun things I do. Not all scrap piece backgrounds need the stabilizer, but when using really skinny strips, it makes things much easier. With that soluble over the top, your quilting foot simply glides over all those edges without getting caught. I started…

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2018 GAAQG Quilt Show Viewers Voted!

The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild held its 15th Biennial Quilt Show last weekend, July 28-29, and it was another resounding success!  More than 1,200 attendees voted for their favorite quilts among the 190 entries.  There were an additional 65 art quilts not included in the voting in two Special Exhibits: 20 in the Creative…

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