Check out our 2023-2024 Program line up

Registration will open in August for events. 

Upcoming Events

    • March 14, 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • ZOOM

    What happens when you have a designer who not only wants to be as scrappy as possible, but hates wasting fabric? Well, all sorts of things because that's pretty much the definition of scrappy.  But, I took it one step further and figured out a way to create HST that don't have a twin, and waste no fabric, by sewing HSTs in accordions! Add another step, and you can sew blocks for an entire quilt in individual accordions that come together almost like magic!  It's the coolest thing I've come up with (if I do say so) and  you'll see the quilts from books on the method plus a few surprise treats. You'll want to pick up your accordion and join the Oompah Session!

    • March 15, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 6

    Maximize the amounts of fabrics in scrappy HST based quilts. Learn the ins and outs of the process, the block making capabilities, adding WOW! to your scrap borders, and be inspired to take the process to new levels to elevate your quilting!

    You will receive an official supply list upon paid registration to the class, but here is a preview of what you'll need:

    Supplies for actual project

    • Fat quarter of background fabric

    • Eight scraps, all different fabrics (You might want these to be more attractive than your practice squares)

    You’ll want to choose eight different fabrics. Options people seem to like:

    • Four light, four dark

    • Four fabrics of one color, four of another color

    • Theme – 8 polka dot fabrics, 8 novelty, etc

    • 8 different of one color

    • Rainbow Anything goes, just make sure you choose eight different fabrics

    If you own the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers they are perfect for this project. If not, make sure you have a small square ruler for trimming.  

    • April 11, 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church

    This “inspiring” program demonstrates the surprising and often hilarious places and things that produce inspiration for quilts.  From the tile on floors in public restrooms to architectural details to the flower garden in your yard, quilt inspiration is literally in the air.  This highly entertaining talk includes a Power Point presentation featuring a wide variety of inspiration sources and the quilts that resulted from them.  An interactive segment in the talk gets the audience involved in the design process with some unexpected inspiration sources!  

    This is a HYBRID meeting where we will gather in-person at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, Zoom will be available for remote participants, and the speaker will lecture via Zoom. 

    • April 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • First Methodist Church of Troy

    • May 09, 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church

    Based on my book Tips for the Traveling Quilter, I’ve developed a fun and interactive 1 Hour lecture and trunk show where I give away all my best secrets and tips for the roads we quilters travel. From Budgeting to Safety, Destinations to Air travel, and a few funny shenanigans along the way. I’ve included something for everyone in this interactive lecture!

    We will meet at the Birmingham Unitarian Church for a live in-person lecture and we will have ZOOM available for participants who wish to join us remotely for this fun lecture!

    • May 10, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Stephen Episcopal Church
    • 17

    Perfect Points! Perfect for beginners as well as quilters who want to hone their basic quilting techniques. In this 6 hour workshop you’ll learn my techniques for: Perfect Pinwheels, Perfect Curves and Perfect Y-seams!

    This will be an in-person only event at St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd., Troy, MI 48098

    Supply List

    • June 13, 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church

    Join us for the year end potluck and meeting!

    In-person event only.

    Make sure you sign up to bring a dish to pass!  See the SignUp Genius link to bring your favorite dish!

Past events

March 02, 2024 GLHQ Mystery Quilt 2024
February 10, 2024 WORKSHOP: Sleepy Sunflower
February 08, 2024 LECTURE: Art and Landscape Quilts with Lori Dickman
January 11, 2024 LECTURE: International Quilt Show in Tokoyo, Japan
December 14, 2023 Holiday Potluck
November 11, 2023 SEWING DAY: UFO Project Day
November 09, 2023 LECTURE: Custom Quilted Jackets with Sherry Scharra
October 13, 2023 WORKSHOP: Happiness 2.0
October 12, 2023 LECTURE: For the Love of Paper Piecing
September 16, 2023 National "Sew a Jelly Roll Day"
September 06, 2023 Welcome Back Meeting with Quilt Bingo
August 23, 2023 New Member Welcome
June 17, 2023 Color Splash 2023 Quilt Show
June 16, 2023 Color Splash 2023 Quilt Show
June 08, 2023 June Potluck
May 13, 2023 Workshop: Will it Go Round in Circles
May 12, 2023 Workshop: Peace Cranes Over Hiroshima
May 11, 2023 Lecture: Quilts and Quiltmakers of the Caohagan Islands with Dana Jones
April 21, 2023 Charity Sewing Day: Mastectomy Pillows
April 13, 2023 Lecture: My 6 C's of Quilting - Kathrin Brown
March 10, 2023 Workshop: Strip-Pieced Modern Mariner's Compass
March 09, 2023 Lecture: Modern Mariner's Compass with Robin Long
February 25, 2023 GLHQ Mystery Quilt 2023
February 11, 2023 Workshop: Deco Tiles Mini Quilt Foundation Paper Piecing
February 10, 2023 Workshop: Sea Glass Quilting
February 09, 2023 Lecture: Fabric Painting- How to Make Color Work for You with Allie McCathren
January 23, 2023 Charity Sewing Day
January 14, 2023 Workshop: Personal Symbols for Art Quilt Collage
January 12, 2023 Lecture: Captivating Compositions with Deborah Boschert
December 08, 2022 Holiday Potluck
November 10, 2022 Lecture: Overcome your Color Angst!
October 15, 2022 Workshop: Inside Out Quilt
October 14, 2022 Workshop: Textile Architecture
October 13, 2022 Lecture: Working in a Series with Sue Bleiweiss
September 26, 2022 GLHQ Fall Retreat
September 10, 2022 Workshop: Create Your Own Barn Quilt
September 08, 2022 Following the Barn Quilt Trail with Suzi Parron

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