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Making and Donating Face Masks and Surgical Caps

  by Susan Schwandt, President GAAQG We have two healthcare facilities in our area that can use our help—St. Joseph Mercy and Beaumont-Wayne. Many of our GAAQG members and friends are sewing masks for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital staff, as well as for others. We are hearing many conflicting voices on which materials to use….

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New SafeHouse Quilts Donated as of April 1

Thanks so much to all of you who have answered the call for quilts to be sent to SafeHouse!  Below are photos of those sent to me as of April 1.  I hope to receive more and will post them whenever I have assembled a new group. We have heard several times how much our…

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SafeHouse Needs Our Help ASAP!

Susan Schwandt, GAAQG President March 27, 2020 Hello, GAAQG Members! My last President’s message mentioned the need for SafeHouse quilt donations, so here’s an update, as promised. Thanks to those members who’ve sent me ideas for collecting SafeHouse quilts. Deb Kern, development director at SafeHouse Center, informed me that the inventory of quilts is down…

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All March Quilt Day Activities CANCELLED Due to...

  by Susan Schwandt  March 12, 2020 Since my last President’s message about our March Quilt Day meeting, the GAAQG board and our partners at Washtenaw Community College have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving news updates and community public health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus. GAAQG and Washtenaw Community College are following the latest…

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African Themed SafeHouse Sewing Event –...

MARCH 21 SAFEHOUSE SEWING EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS By Jan Kosko March 9, 2020 Let’s ROAR!!  Let’s BRAY!!  Let’s BARK!!  Let’s CROAK!!  Let’s SCREAM!!!  (and whatever sounds these animals make!) An African Themed SafeHouse Sewing Event is coming to the GAAQG guild!!!  Please participate in our 21st SafeHouse Sewing Event, Saturday, March 21, following the…

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Spots available in Ann Shaw’s workshops on...

ANN SHAW WORKSHOPS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS   There are still some spots available in both of Ann Shaw’s workshops this month (click on the buttons below for more information and the supply lists) but be sure to register soon so that you don’t miss out!  Registration is available for both members and non-members….

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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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