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.


Carole Harris (GAAQG July Speaker) Exhibit – May 5 through August 23, 2017 – Opening Reception May 10

An exhibit entitled “Bearing Witness” by Carole Harris, the Guild’s speaker at our July Quilt Day, is being held in the Rotunda Gallery at the University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex from May 5 through August 23.  The opening reception on May 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Location:  U-M North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Patchers at the Lakeshore Quilt Guild (PALS)  – Threads of Friendship Quilt Show – May 12-13, 2017 

They will have two raffle quilts, a new challenge quilt, new vendors, demonstrations and much more.  For more information, click here.

Location:  Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 East Apple Avenue, Muskegon MI 49442  

CAMEO Quilters Guild – 2017 Quilt Show – A CAMEO Appearance: “Quilted Treasures” – June 2-3, 2017

Featuring special traveling exhibits – “Michigan Quilt Project Blocks” from Michigan State University and “Inspired by the Masters” Art Quilt Exhibit – Raffle Quilt – Vendors – Free Demos – Silent Auction – Cafe – and Quilts!

Location:  Madison Place Conference Center, 876 Horace Brown Dr., Madison Heights MI 48071

Time:  Friday, June 2:  9:00a – 5:00p;  Saturday, June 3:  9:00a – 4:00p

Fee:  Admittance to show is $6.00

Contact:  Rosemary Spatafora, rspatafora@comcast.net

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.

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

Glass City Quilt Commission presents “Kaleidoscope of Quilts 2017” – July 21-22, 2017 – Sylvania, OH

The mission of the Glass City Quilt Commission is to promote, showcase, and heighten public awareness of quilts and their makers through a biennial quilt show.  Quilters from the area are invited to enter their quilts in the show.  A $5.00 entry fee is required for each item submitted for entry in the quilt show and must be received by July 10, 2017.  Workshops and lectures will also be offered, and registrations must be received by July 20.  Please note: Your workshop fee includes a 1-day pass to the show.

Location:  Sylvania Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 W. Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania OH 43650   (click here for directions)

Time:  Friday (July 21):  10a – 5p            Saturday (July 22):  10a – 4p

Fees:  $6 one-day pass;  $10 two-day pass  (children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult)

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?

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