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Teapot Quilt By Lori Rhode

    Every quilt has a story. A story of how and why it was made. Some are made because a pattern design or beautiful cloth inspired the maker.  Others are made of necessity, to provide warmth and comfort. Some quilts go together quickly and others follow a more winding route from beginning to end….

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Artful Improv by Cindy Grisdela available to members from GAAQG Library

The Guild library is great for your budget...

By Pam Setla, GAAQG Preservationist If you asked quilters how many quilting books they own, chances are they will say at least 100!  With new publications coming out regularly, though, it is hard to keep up with the latest experts and techniques. The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild has an answer to the questions facing…

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LET’S SHARE A SPARE !!

By Jan Kosko May 14, 2020 safehousequiltkits@gaaqg.com I have some ‘spare parts’ and I want to SHARE!! Do you need GAAQG Labels for your SafeHouse bound quilts? Email me with your name and address and number of labels you need and I will send them to you by USPS.  5 – 15 labels fit into…

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Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay...

Post by Susan Schwandt April 26, 2020 To all our Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild members and friends, this special webpage helps us stay connected to GAAQG and to each other during the COVID-19 crisis while we are staying at home to keep ourselves and our families safe. This page will be updated frequently, so…

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SafeHouse Center Updates

By Susan Schwandt, April 11, 2020   Children’s masks needed SafeHouse Center needs children’s face masks for ages 3 to 9 years. You can Google children’s face mask patterns and select the free pattern of your choice. This is a good way to use up any leftover SafeHouse fabrics and baby quilt scraps. Guild members…

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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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