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HeritageHappenings Volume 17, Issue 5

January 2009

President’s Perspective Joyce Cushing


Upcoming Events… January 8, 2009

It’s quilting time, ladies! January has always been my most productive quilting month. The kids are back in school, there are no holidays to prepare for and no outdoor gardens to tend. We Michiganders are “fortunate” to have weather that is cold enough that we need not feel guilty about staying inside to sew. So it’s time to bust into your STASH (Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden) and start those WHIMMS (Works Hidden In MY Mind). If you need to make a trip to your LQS (Local Quilt Shop) to purchase “supplies” you will have a PIG (Project In Grocery sack). Once you start your project it becomes a WIP (Work In Progress). Should you lose interest in what you are working on and set it aside it then becomes a UFO (UnFinished Object). Finish it and you can shout TGIF! (Thank Goodness It’s Finished!) I look forward to seeing some great Show and Tell in the months to come! A big THANK YOU! to all the gals who did the demos at the Whistle Stop at last month’s meeting. We learned a number of great techniques, enhanced our batting knowledge and discovered what fabrics will make our mystery quilt sing. Thanks, too, to Lynne Bryant for coordinating and setting this up for us. Great job, girls!

Sue Holdaway Heys –Lecture and TWO workshops! Thursday January 9 and Friday, January 10

February 7, 2009 Mystery Quilt Day – DeCarlo’s Doors open 8:30 a.m., sew until 4:30 p.m.

February 12, 2009 Linda Thielfoldt – Lecture and workshop on Saturday, February 14

March 12, 2009 Lisa DeBee Schiller - Lecture and Workshop

April 9, 2009 Ami Simms – Lecture and Workshop

May 14, 2009 Ellen Ann Eddy – Lecture and Workshop

Happy Birthday! 1/2 Aniko Feher 1/5 Shirley Kopkowski 1/6 Michelle Lavigne 1/9 Mary Jo Houck 1/12 Patti Balsinger 1/14 Sue Gaddis 1/15 Marlene McIlvane 1/16 Dorothy Morrison 1/21 Marilyn Kaczander-Cohen 1/22 Deborah Tesch 1/25 Susan McCarthy 1/30 Eilene Still 1/31 Barbara Fowler Page 1

HeritageHappenings Volume 17, Issue 5

January 2009

A Note From the First Vice President Lynne Bryant I want to thank Linda Thielfoldt, Diane Ladue, Mary Sirianni, Marilyn KazanderCohen, Eilene Still and Lynn Alemon for taking time from their busy schedules to prepare and give the demonstrations at the December meeting. I was able to visit all of the tables and I was very impressed with everyone. It looked like all the members enjoyed the change in format for the meeting. Please let us know how you feel about this change or offer suggestions about doing something different. Our January meeting is on January 8 at the usual 7:00pm. Our workshops start at 9:30am on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, January 9 and January 10. Please bring a lunch to eat as we sew. Sue Holdaway Heys is an amazing teacher. She is so good that some members are taking her class for the

second time. They are doing this because their first project was so successful that they want to try something more challenging. Each participant will work on their own design from a photograph or magazine. There is no kit fee for the Friday class and a $5 fee for the Saturday class. The supply list is available on our website. I hope all of those members who are signed up for Linda Thielfoldt’s machine sewing class are working on their table runners. If you have not received the instructions, please contact me at and I will get them right out to you. The supply list for her class will be on the website in January. The class is full and we are signing up members for the June class at this time. Thank you to Linda for doing this for our guild.

Attention Machine Quilting Workshop Students: First, I have to say the error on the directions for the table runner for Linda's workshop is entirely mine. If you look at page 3, the second sentence about putting a 10" strip between the blocks makes no sense at all and I can't imagine what I was thinking. Totally ignore it. If there are any other problems, please call me at 313-885-2174 or email me. I am very sorry for the confusion this probably caused. I know it is confusing me. – Lynne Bryant

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January 2009

Haven Collections Diana Ratzlaff and Cathie LabrieHAVEN is a shelter for women and children from domestic abuse. They provide 3 meals and living items to their residents each day. They typically house 45 people in the shelter. Each month our guild collects items to assist HAVEN. Look for the collection area near the back of the meeting area, near the windows. To help you plan when you spot a good deal in your shopping trips, here’s the list of things we’ll be collecting this year: January- Personal care items for hair, teeth and skin for women and children. February- Paper products such as towels, napkins, paper plates and plastic cups and utensils. March- Cleaning products for kitchen, bath and laundry. April- Coffee, creamer, sugar and powdered drinks (eg Kool Aid, lemonade, iced tea, Gatorade) May- With sun upon us let's donate sunscreen, sun hats and flip-flops for Moms and their kids. June- Wind up the year with personal care items for hair, teeth and skin.

If you spot good deals, HAVEN also has the needs for the following new items (only) throughout the year: Cereal Apple or orange juice Fresh Fruit (apples, bananas, oranges) Snack size candy bars Individually-wrapped snacks Toilet paper Deodorant Diapers (size 5) Plastic cups Batteries (AAA, AA, and 9V) Adult games (Taboo, Cranium) Garbage bags (33 gal) Office size wastebaskets Used cell phones in working order Self-esteem games Alarm clocks Strollers Baby bottles Womens’ sweatpants (s-xl) Powdered laundry soap Lysol spray Hand lotion (full size bottles only) Hair conditioner African American hair products Bathroom cleaner Gift cards – Kroger, Meijer, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Rite-Aid, and CVS To donate, contact: Belle Kleinberg 248.334.1284, ext. 659

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Raffle Quilt Cindy Fitch and Betsy Koss Thanks to everyone who has picked up their tickets for the raffle quilt. The raffle quilt is our fundraiser for this year. Membership dues are not enough to cover the expenses that our guild has and I don’t have to tell you that the price of everything keeps going up. I know that we all want to continue enjoying the great speakers that we bring to the guild. If you haven’t picked up your raffle tickets please do at the next guild meeting. We have plenty to sell so don’t stop at just one envelope.

Libby n Friends Longarm Quilting Service Jo Cassar and Linda Esenbock 248-738-8155

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Mystery Quilt Day 2009 Jean Usner Mystery Quilt Day on Saturday, February 7 promises to be a great day! At the end of the week after our December meeting we only had seven available places. If you want to attend, please call me, Jean Usner, 248-646-9396, and send in your check. It is first come, first placed. Your check is your reservation (with the registration form) I am very grateful for those of you who signed up at the December meeting and to those who have registered their guests. It seems that January is a busy month for activities and we really needed to fill the 81 available places to make our budget work. On January 7, we will begin seating those attending at 8:30 a,m, and you may sew until 4:30 p.m. The committee will be setting up at 7:00 a.m. and laying cords. No one can enter to set up their area until this is done. Experience shows that it does take over an hour to do this. The past two years we have been able to set up a day ahead, but this year DeCarlo's is booked for a wedding the night before.

There will be a continental breakfast upon your arrival into the room. The theme is a "Garden Party" so if you feel like spring and summer, wear something that reminds you of flowers and sunshine. We plan a great lunch- with an eye to various dietary restrictions - and an afternoon snack. There are multiple favors this year as well as enough door prizes for everyone to select something when their name is drawn. Bring the mystery quilt from last year as there will be a viewer's choice contest with quilt shop gift certificates as prizes. The quilt must be finished to compete. Quilts made at last year's event or after are eligible (must be the 2008 Mystery Quilt). Some people choose to sew on their own projects and may make the mystery quilt later. All ways of completing the mystery quilt are encouraged. It may be embellished, appliqued, increased in size, etc. - as long as it is the mystery quilt pattern of 2008. Please have your fabric cut and labeled so you can begin sewing. Eilene Still has fabric requirement and cutting directions - let her know if you will not be at the January meeting to receive directions for yourself and your guests.

_____________________________________________________ GLHQ Registration Form for Mystery Quilt Day, 2009 Name: ________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ Phone number: ________________________ Select: __ Member of GLHQ Guild $40. ___ Non-member $45. NOTE: Non- members provide GLHQ member contact name and phone: ________________________________________________________

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Sue Holdaway Heys Lecture 1 Friday, January 9, 2009 9:30 – 3:30 Workshop “Step by Step to a Landscape or Floral Quilt”

Lecture 2 Saturday, January 10, 2009 Workshop 9:30-3:30

“The Frosting on the Cake”

Step by Step to A Floral Landscape Quilt Get out those great vacation or garden photographs you’ve taken and create a beautiful little quilt to enjoy! With the luxury of photography, especially digital, you may have immediate visual documentation of a pleasing composition. A still life or landscape that would transfer nicely from a photograph to quilt is now so easy! Using your own personal favorite photos we will make a small, approximately (15” x 17”) quilt using her “collaged’ and fused method. This method can be used it any style, size and subject matter. Come join this class and make something special!!

The Frosting on the Cake This class is for those who have taken Sue’s Floral/Landscape Class and either didn’t finish it, or now are ready to learn how to apply washes/paint, quilting stitches, etc. We will work until it feels done and hopefully leave with a finished quilt! $5 Material fee for a variety of Textile paints, water color pencils. Sue will bring brushes, containers for water/paper plates/towels. Note: All checks will be held until December 18, 2008

Please return this portion with a SASE and your check, payable to GLHQ to: Lynne Bryant, 1811 Hollywood, Grosse Pointe Woods MI 48236, 313-885-2174 Friday Workshop

January 9, 2009

______ $45.00 Guild Member

Saturday Workshop January 10, 2009 _______$45.00 Guild Member

_____ $50.00 non Member _____$50.00 Non Member

NAME_________________________________ GLHQ Membership # _________ ADRESS_______________________________________________STATE______ZIP________ PHONE_______________


Thursday, January 8, 2009 Meeting When: 7:00 p.m. Where: Birmingham Unitarian Church

38651 Wodward Avenue (Woodward and Lone Pine). Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Don’t Forget:

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Name Tag HAVEN personal care items Charity Quilts Show and Tell Dish to pass, if you signed up Warm smile

Great Lakes Heritage Quilters Michelle Lavigne 28441 Westerleigh Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Heritage Happenings - January 2009  

GLHQ Newsletter

Heritage Happenings - January 2009  

GLHQ Newsletter