Guild Activities

Guild Activities

Monthly Meetings

We invite national quilt artists and/or authors to conduct classes and lectures. Since guests are always welcomed at our meetings, the lectures may be attended by the general public as well as by our members. A nominal fee is assessed to attend as a guest when we have a national speaker. The workshops open first to Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilt members and then to other quilters that are interested. We also feature workshops and lectures by members of our own group.


July 18, 2017
Diane Oakes, Virtual Studio Tour

At our July meeting Diane Oakes will take us for a ride!!! That’s right—you can buckle your seat belt right in Second Reformed Church and get a virtual tour of Diane’s fabulous quilt studio. Diane is a member of our guild, a quilter with an interest in art and modern quilts, a long arm quilter, and a good friend to many of us. Diane has a gift for organization and will be able to help us look at our sewing spaces in a different way. She will have tips and suggestions for getting more storage and work space in the room that you have. She will show us the process of getting her studio to where it is now so that you can see the how her studio evolved.

August 15, 2017
Guild Members, Demonstrations

At our August meeting we will have the great opportunity to learn from each other. We will have multiple stations set up for members to demonstrate quilt techniques and projects to other guild members. Guild members will have the opportunity to rotate through all of the stations. The program committee has some stations all planned, but we are hoping that you, the guild members, have additional ideas—something that you do well and would be willing to share with others. Don’t be shy about this. All of us love to hear and see another way to do even the most basic skills of quilting—rotary cutting, binding, creating labels, etc. We also would like to have demonstrations of small, quick projects. Contact Jenny Grunberg: with your offer to make this meeting informative and fun! If you know just the “perfect person” to demonstrate a skill or small project, please encourage them to volunteer. The vibrancy of our guild depends on your participation!!!!!

September 19-20, 2017
Kathleen Andrews, Lecture, Celtic Quilt Designs and Workshop

Our September program features Kathleen Andrews, from Rochester Hills, Michigan. Kathleen learned many of the needle arts from her mother when she was very young, and was later encouraged by her sisters, who were long time quilters, to try quilting. That was nearly 20 years ago, and today Kathleen is in the quilt business as a pattern writer and designer, lecturer, teacher, juried quilt artist, AQS instructor, and a designer for Anthology Fabrics. See her dynamic quilt patterns which create depth, dimension, movement and optical illusions using strip and speed piecing techniques for easy construction at


The workshop Kathleen will lead on September 20 is based on 3 of her patterns: Convex Illusions, Poppin’ In, or Celtic Layers. Note: You pick one pattern; the three patterns have common design elements and Kathleen will lead each workshop participant through the pattern of his/her choice. Please submit your registration form and be sure to indicate your choice of pattern so we know how many patterns to order.

October 17, 2017
Debra Richmond, Lecture: new gadgets for quilting

November 14, 2107
Holiday Party

March 20-21, 2018
Beth Sidley, Lecture and Workshop: Hunter Star and Rapid Fire Hunter Star rulers

April 17, 2018
Nancy Roelfsema, Lecture and Trunk Show: NEW YORK BEAUTY quilts

May 15-16, 2018
Lenore Crawford, Lecture and Workshop

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