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.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryJourneying Through Layers by Carole Harris – March 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Carole Harris, 2015 Kresge Visual Arts Fellow – an extraordinary fiber artist who has redefined and extended the boundaries of quilting to include other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials and objects – creates a layering of tapestries as a metaphor for understanding the complexity of life. Presented in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).  Carole is our GAAQG lecturer at Quilt Day on July 15.

Location:  315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI 48202      Click here for directions

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (313) 494-5800.

Michigan State University Museum – Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights Exhibit – January 16 – July 9, 2017

Awareness about civil and human rights issues are at the center of a new exhibition opening at the Michigan State University Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16. Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights features 16 provocative quilts drawn from the MSU Museum’s collection. 

The quilts included in the exhibit are intended to spur conversation, serving as touchstones to encourage dialogue and contemplation. Some quilts honor champions of human rights, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., while others document the struggles of individuals who have been punished or tortured and even lost their lives due to social injustice.  Other textiles document events and experiences in contemporary history and show the creative act of quiltmaking as a means of storytelling. Topics explored by the quiltmakers include marriage equality, Holocaust survivors, the Flint foreclosure crisis, and many other thoughtful civil and human rights issues.  Click here for more details.

Northville Art House – Member Exhibit February 3 – March 25, 2017

The Northville Art House is holding their 2017 Member Exhibition. This exhibition showcases the talents of local artists as well as to thank everyone who has supported the growth and creativity of the arts in their community.  

Location:  The Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167

Tarheel Quilters Guild Quilt Show – April 7-8, 2017

The Tarheel Quilters Guild in Fayettville, NC will be holding its biennial Quilt Fest and (judged) Quilt Show on April 7 & 8, 2017. In order to have an artistically diverse Show, they reached across the country and invited members of our guild to enter quilts in their Quilt Show (deadline for submissions was February 20 and details were posted on this page).

The theme is “A Symphony of Quilts” and among the many other ribbons, they will be also awarding a ribbon for “Best Interpretation of Theme”.

Questions? QuiltFest2017@gmail.com

Call for Entries (deadline March 24) – Northville Art House for Art in the Sun 2017 Juried Fine Arts Festival, June 16-18, 2017

The 29th Annual Juried Fine Arts Festival, Art in the Sun 2017, welcomes artists in all media and categories.  Monetary prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($750), First Place ($500) and Second Place ($250). Honorable mentions will also be awarded.  Awards will be based on original art work and booth presentation.  Monetary prizes will total up to $2000Application deadline is March 24, 2017. Artists will be notified by April 1, 2017.  The acceptance deadline (and booth payment deadline) is April 28, 2017.

Enter Art in the Sun Festival Here  More details can be found on the application page or at www.northvillearthouse.org.

Location and Contact:  The Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167  exhibits@northvillearthouse.org

OH-MI Shop Hop – March 23-25, 2017

Join fellow quilters in hopping from shop to shop for prizes, special sales, a free gift and more at the Annual OH-MI Shop Hop!  Passports can be purchased for $5 at any of the participating quilt shops.

Ann Arbor Sewing Center, 5235 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
The Material Girls, 1850 Grindley Park, Dearborn, MI 48124
The Quilt Patch, 112 N. Evans St., Tecumseh, MI 49286
Sew What!, 144 Sycamore, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Threads of Tradition at Sauder Village, 22611 State Rte 2, Archibold, OH 43502
Sonflower Quilts, 1128 Eureka, Sylvania, OH 43560
Quilt Foundry, 234 W. Wayne St., Maumee, OH 43537

Fee:  $5 for Passport, includes a free gift

Questions:  quilts@saudervillage.org

Click here for more information

Stitches From The Heart Quilt Guild presents Ricky Tims – April 7-8, 2017

Stitches from the Heart Quilt Guild in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is hosting a 2-day lecture/workshop and concert with Ricky Tims, a best-selling author, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and a talented and spellbinding speaker.  Ricky’s innovative and entertaining presentations feature live music and humor combined with scholarly insights and wisdom.  His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.  Click here for more details.

Location:  The Water Tower Inn, 360 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada P6B 4Z7

Fee:  1 day of lectures = $100 CAN non-members;  2 days of lectures = $185 CAN non-members.  Lunch included each day

Questions:  Nicole Tull – nmtull@me.com or 705-575-1908

The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit presents 2017 Quilts from the Heart – April 21-22, 2017

The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit sponsors a quilt show every other year to exhibit quilts made by our members and others from the quilting community. The show includes a vendor mall, raffle quilts and a silent auction.  Lunch and snacks are available.

Location:  Roseville Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore, Roseville MI

Time:  Friday, 4/21 – 10:00 am-6:00 pm;   Saturday, 4/22 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Fee:  $6.00 for both days  (no strollers please)

Check website for more information:  www.qgmd.org

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.

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!