Happenings Outside Our Guild

Do you have information about a quilt exhibit, lecture, workshop or special event for quilters that you would like to share with our Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild members and visitors to our website? Complete the form at the bottom of this page to tell us about your event.


Ypsilanti Historical Society Quilt Show – September 24 through October 8, 2017

The Ypsilanti Historical Society Quilt Show features more than 100 quilts on display, spanning decades and styles including Historical, Traditional, Contemporary, and Artistic. We’re sure you’ll find several that spark your fancy! Interested in submitting a quilt for display? Email YHS.Museum@gmail.com. (click here for flyer)

Location: 220 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti (map)

Times: Tuesday-Sunday, 2-5pm


Quilters University Retreat – September 5-8, 2017 – Quilted Turtle

The Quilted Turtle will host Quilters University at the beautiful Garland Lodge Resort in Lewiston, Michigan. Superb instructors bring you the latest most innovative skills and techniques to expand your quilting knowledge base. You will find inspiration from these four instructors as they demonstrate techniques in foundation paper piecing, wool applique’, free-motion machine quilting, scrap busting, and hand quilting. Classes will be taught by Linda McGibbons, Leslie, Sheila Smith and Deborah Richmond. Learn a brand new technique or improve your skills in an area of quilting you love. We look forward to you attending this creative and fun Quilter’s University at the Garland Lodge Resort!

Location: Garland Resort, 4700 North Red Oak Road, Lewiston, MI 49756

Fee: $425 per quilter for the retreat. Additional charge for classes.

Questions: info@quiltshownews.com or call (616) 498-0289


Niles Piecemaker Quilt Guild – Quilt Show “Color Our World With Quilts” – Sept 23 & 24, 2017

Over 100 quilts on display, door prizes, vendors, raffle quilt and silent auction.

More information at guild website

Location: Brandywine Elementary School, 2428 South 13th Street, Niles, MI 49120

Time: Saturday Sept 23rd 10am-5pm and Sunday Sept 24 11am-4pm

Fee: $5.00


Howell Melon Patchers Quilt Guild Bi-Annual “Quilt Affair”- October 14, 2017

Howell Melon Patchers Quilt Guild is hosting it bi-annual “Quilt Affair”. This is an all day event featuring quilt displays, whistle stop demonstrations, silent auction, shopping and light refreshments. Featured Guest Speaker is Lynn Harris who will be presenting a lecture and trunk show. Bring a sack lunch or order a slice of Pizza and join the Howell Melon Patchers for a fun day.

Location: St Agnes Church at 855 E Grand River Fowlerville, Mi 48836 (Look for the quilted car out in front!)

Time: Oct 14th from 10am to 3 pm (Doors open at 9am)

Fee: $5.00

Questions: 810-632-5517 or 586-291-7464


Dearborn First UMC 2017 Festival of Quilts – October 13-14, 2017 – Call for Entries

The Festival of Quilts features 200+ quilts on display, a Crafter’s market, luncheon, and a Door Prize! (For more information, go to http://www.dearbornfirstumc.org/quilt-show.html) We are looking for quilted items to display in our show. We accept any kind of quilted items – clothing, home decor, purses, toys, as well as traditional wall hangings and bed quilts. We encourage you to participate as a guild/group, or as individual exhibitors. If you choose to display items as a group, we will display your items together, provide signage, as well as additional space to distribute promotional pieces, or even for a guild rep to be present and interact with visitors to the show. It’s a great way to promote your group’s activities, recruit members, or advertise for an upcoming show.

Because we understand how valuable and precious each piece is, we handle every quilt with white gloves and use a secure check-in/check-out policy to ensure every quilt is returned to the rightful owner. Additionally, during the show, quilts are cordoned off to prevent guests from handling or brushing up against the quilts, and ushers are stationed throughout the display area to assist visitors who might want to see a quilt more closely.

There is no limit to how many pieces a person can display. We accept both hand and machine-stitched items.

IF YOU CRINGE AT FILLING OUT FORMS BY HAND- An easy way to submit information is through our web site at this link.
OR you can email the requested information from the form to kkaroub@gmail.com.

Location: Dearborn First United Methodist Church, 22124 Garrison, Dearborn MI 48124


Indianapolis Quilt Show – October 20-21, 2017

Over 400 quilts, vendors, demonstrations, auctions and food court. Special exhibits include the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild, Indiana Quilts of Valor and the art quilt exhibit “FLY ME TO THE MOON”. Astronaut Dr. David Wolf will attend on Friday, Oct 20 for a meet and greet.

More information at guild website

Location: Westfield Middle School 345 W Hoover St Westfield, IN

Time: Oct 20-21, 2017 from 10am to 5pm

Contact: indyquiltshow@gmail.com


Capital City Quilt Guild – “Going to Pieces” Quilt Show – Oct 27 & 28, 2017

Over 250 quilts on display, door prizes, vendors, silent auction, and demonstrations.

More information on guild website

Location: Summit Sports and Ice Complex, 9410 Dixie Highway, Dimondale Mi 48821

Time: Friday Oct 27 from 10am-6pm and Saturday Oct 28 from 10am-4pm


Genesee Star Quilters

Third Friday of the month January- November

South Flint Church of the Nazarene
4075 East Atherton Rd, Burton MI.

Business meeting begins at 10 am. Programs begin at 12:30 pm.

Guests are welcome to attend. $5 charge when programs are provided by guest teachers or lecturers.
The intent of our programs is to engage members by teaching the processes and history of quilting and demonstrating techniques. During the year, several distinguished teachers from Michigan and across the U.S. are scheduled to present lectures and workshops.

More information can be found at their website or you can contact Marcia at 810-938-7001.

Genesee Star Quilters (Flint, Michigan) are hosting lectures and workshops in 2017. Participation in workshops requires pre-registration with class fees paid at the time of registration. Non-members are welcome as space allows.


Davison Evening Star Quilt Guild – Upcoming Speakers in 2017

July 26, 2017 – Virginia Anderson and April York trunk show
August 30, 2017 – Rossie Hutchinson of FRESH MODERN QUILTS from Ann Arbor MI
September 27, 2017 – Speaker Linda Theilfoldt

Location: Davison-Richfield Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Road, Davison, Michigan

Time: 6:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM

Fee: $7.00

Contact/Questions: Anna Palmer at davisoneveningstarquiltguild@gmail.com


What is Your Upcoming Quilting Event?

Please complete this form and submit it to us, along with a photo or poster if you have one. Be sure to include your own website address for more information. If you have further questions, please contact webmaster@gaaqg.com. Thanks for helping us spread the news!