“Celebrate the Quilt 2024” is our opportunity to showcase our creativity for the public. A popular attraction is our fundraiser supporting SafeHouse Center, where the public can purchase a quilt.
The GAAQG Quilt Show is non-juried and held in even-numbered years, with skills ranging from beginner through expert. Show attendees are invited to vote for their favorite quilts and “Viewers Choice” winners are awarded ribbons.
More than 1300 visitors attended our 17th biennial quilt show on July 30-31, 2022. The show was held at the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus in Ann Arbor.
Inspired by April Anue’s “Strange Fruit” quilt, Kathy’s quilt is a collection of 8″ blocks representing daily stitch “meditations” that also represents the victims of violence against people of color or their sexual orientation. It also includes the loss of American icons and the US COVID deaths to date stitched in the sashing.
Kathy designed this quilt for her son who works 10-hour days, picks up three kids from school, and starts dinner before his wife gets home from work. He wanted a quilt that “reflects peace and quiet.”
Roberta’s piece is a Judy Niemeyer design for an intricate paper-pieced quilt that she says drew her “like a moth to a flame.” Although each time she does one, she swears she’ll never do it again, but already has her next Niemeyer quilt picked out!