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December's meeting includes a tasty potluck dinner and our wonderful Holiday Bazaar.  This year we're changing it up a bit.  Please see the November newsletter for all of the important details.  If you are planning to donate an item for the silent auction please attach one tag to EACH item you donate.  There are four tags on this pdf document which you can print and fill out ahead of December's meeting.

On January 14, 2016 join us for a Whistle Stop Tour where some of our member will be sharing their skills with us.  We have a cross section of methods that I am sure you will find very helpful. 

We would like to hold a free sew day on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Nino Salvaggio, located at 17496 Hall Road, Clinton Twp.  Please sign up for this event.  There will be a blue clip board on the Programs Table.  If response is not sufficient, we will have to cancel this day.

On February 11, 2016 Betsy Koss will be leaving her wonderful home in Boyne City to join us.  Betsy’s trunk show is titled “Every Quilt Tells a Story:  1850-1960.”  This should be very interesting as Betsy is a very talented quilter.  She is a former member of GLHQ.

March 10, 2016 brings us Pat Sloan.  The title of Pat’s Lecture is “Quilting with Expresso - Quilts Creating and Fun.”  She will be presenting two workshops.  

Friday, March 11, 2016 the workshop will be “Wild and Free Applique.”  During this class you will learn to construct a background using many different and interesting fabrics and Pat will help with the choosing of appliqué fabrics and touch on her method of appliqué.

Saturday, March 12, 2016’s workshop is “Medallion Magic.”  This is a class she is no longer teaching, but she agreed to do it for us.  It’s a beauty and I’m sure you will love it!

Both workshops can be viewed on Pat’s website: 

Registration for both workshops will begin in December.  Registration forms can be found on our website.  Cost for each workshop is $55.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members.  Registration for non-members will begin on January 15, 2016.

Classes are limited to 22 participants so that Pat has sufficient time to spend with each person.  Registration forms can be found on the Workshops tab.

*** Both the lecture and workshops will be held at:

 First United Methodist Church of Troy

6363 Livernois  Troy, MI 48098

~Other Guilds in our area ~

Oakland County Quilt Guild Programs:

January 7, 2016 - Beth Markel

Free Spirited Quilting Lecture and Trunk Show
January 8 2016 - Beth Markel Freehand Cutting Workshop

April 7, 2016 - Margaret Rouleau
AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
Lecture:  The Quilt Appraisal  - What is it?  Do I Need One?

May 5 2016 - Debbie Grifka
From Esch House Quilts - Lecture on “Modern Quilting”

Upcoming Quilt Shows in our area:

September 28, 2015 - April 30, 2016
Quilts of Southern China
MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI

We meet from September - June at 7 pm on the second Thursday of the month at Birmingham Unitarian Church, which is located at 38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI, on the west side of Woodward Avenue, just north of Lone Pine Rd. 

*Non-members are welcome for a fee of $10 at all meetings except for December and June.

We are now affiliated with Craftsy!
Click on the Craftsy link above to start enjoying the wonderful classes and deals on quilting supplies that Craftsy has to offer.  When you click on the links provided on the GLHQ website, every sale will result in a small portion coming back to GLHQ.


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