Our Upcoming Events page is currently under construction.  If you are interested in attending a workshop, please complete a Workshop Enrollment Form or contact Julie Krauss. 

Upcoming Events

    • October 13, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church and Zoom
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    In this lecture Sue will talk about the many benefits of working in a series and give you some tools and techniques that you can use to start working on a series of your own.  She'll also talk about what she calls the 7 stages of art making, how to work through and learn from each of them, the 5 keys to success and some strategies for dealing with that pesky inner critique that we all struggle with from time to time.

    This lecture will be held in-person at Birmingham Unitarian Church and will be Hybrid via Zoom.  Guests are welcome to attend for $10 and may pre-register online or pay at the door.

    https://www.suebleiweiss.com/


    • October 14, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ZOOM
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    Create your own version of my wonky house quilt! Work with my pattern or customize it and make it a winter scene, make the sun a moon and it’s night scene, turn the garage into a dog house or add a clothesline strung from the tree to the house with socks hung to dry. 

         

    I’ll take you through my entire art quilt making process from start to finish and you’ll learn my cookie cutter outline method for getting those black outlines around odd shaped images.  You’ll also learn my methods for working with Mistyfuse fusible web, my quilt as you go method and my 4 strip fused binding technique.

    • October 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ZOOM
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    Make your own version of my award winning Inside Out quilt which is a perfect example of how using simple shapes combined with a minimal amount of color doesn’t necessarily result in a boring quilt.  Make your version using solids and/or prints in any color combination that appeals to you!  Create a quilt, wall hanging or table runner . This quilt won 1st place in the appliqué category at Quiltcon 2017 and graces the cover of my latest book “Modern Art Quilts: Design, Fuse & Quilt-As-You-Go”.


    • November 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • BUC - Birmingham Unitarian Church and Zoom
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    Intimidated by selecting colors? 
    Stuck in a color rut? 
    Tired of using exclusively kits? 
    Ready to leave your comfort zone?

    Let’s demystify that "Artists are born with a supernatural sense of color, out of reach for normal humans like us“. The best part of this one hour program is that it looks at color theory in a way that really helps quilters make and understand their fabric choices. 

    We will cover basics like hue, value, saturation and clarity and talk about how we can use these concepts to produce harmony, contrast and balance in our quilts. Students will learn about color and how to use it,  gaining interesting insights into their own approach of the creative process.  Cautious beginners who rely on kits and precut bundles, or confident pros who rarely question their color choices will all benefit from the lecture.

    Best of all, Nico's trunk show will explore each of these concepts in real quilts.

    We will meet in person at the Birmingham Unitarian Church Social Hall and offer a hybrid option to attend via Zoom.  Guest fee is $10.  For guests wishing to attend via Zoom, please pay online.  In-person guests may pay at the door.

    Nico Laudenberg is from Cologne, Germany, and a certified teacher for Color Confidence for Quilters™ Curriculum by Shannon Brinkley 

    • November 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Antioch Lutheran Church - Farmington Hills
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    No charge, members only, currently scheduled as in-person only, hybrid option being considered/ explored based on interest. 

    • December 08, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
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    Members Only, In-Person Event. 

    Members are encouraged to bring a dish to pass and their own place setting (cup, plate, napkin, utensils).  Sign-up will be available closer to the event date. 

    Portions of the meeting may be available via ZOOM. 

    • January 12, 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church and Zoom
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    A lively introduction to design and composition. Deborah introduces eight classic compositions and shares inspiring examples from traditional, modern and art quilting, plus examples from fine art! Learn how using these compositions can generate ideas for fabulous, original work.  This is a ZOOM-only lecture. 

    Guest fee is $10 to join us via Zoom. 

    https://www.deborahsstudio.com/
    • January 14, 2023
    • January 15, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • ZOOM
    • 17
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    What symbols and personal themes will you incorporate into your small art quilt collages? Houses, leaves, bowls, ladders? Deborah will guide you through exploring and creating shapes and symbols that have personal meaning. Create 5×7” fabric collages highlighting personal symbols using composition templates and inspiring fabrics. Embellish with machine and hand stitching. Learn simple finishing techniques and mount your art quilt collage on mats ready for framing.

    Appropriate for all levels. One day workshops spread over two half days from 9:00-noon each day. Make sure to reserve time in the afternoon or evening of the first day to complete any homework for the following day.

    Kits recommended.

    Check out the video!



    • February 09, 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • ZOOM ONLY
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    You won't want to miss Allie McCathren as she shares her quilting journey with us.

    Allie is a newer, younger quilter who brings a refreshing perspective to the art! 

    Join us via Zoom!  Guests may attend this meeting for $10.  Register online today!

    https://exhaustedoctopus.com/


    • February 10, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ZOOM
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    There is no one pattern to make a sea glass quilt, and that's the beauty of them. Just like the pieces of found glass it's named for, shaped by time and water, each quilt tells a story.

     I'll show you how to combine fabrics from your beloved scraps (and not so beloved ones as well) to make gorgeous art quilts.

    There is no one pattern or template set. This class teaches the technique of how to make these quilt, and walks you through the entire process of design, layout, quilting, and finishing the quilt. 



    • February 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ZOOM
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    Deco Tiles Quilt is an intermediate level Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern.

    Variable size, from a mini wall art quilt (9”x26”) to a throw size (or larger - go as big as you like)!

    This quilt is inspired by the Art Deco style, and is completely versatile in how you make it! Make a small wall art quilt or a larger throw if you choose. Make the blocks all in the same direction, or alternate and combine them to make new configurations. Thin paper pieced lines make for a crisp looking finish, and the rays are the perfect way to spotlight some really special fabrics.



    • March 09, 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Only
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    Robin will give a detailed overview of the modern technique and projects using Robin Ruth Design’s system of rulers, books, and patterns for STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks and variations.

    Robin will share how she is bringing the mariner’s compass block into the 21st century with her modern technique and projects for how you can create your own modern mariner’s compass project.

    See lots of quilts and get inspired to give this new method a try!


    https://www.robinruthdesign.com/about


    • March 10, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • ZOOM
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    Have you ever wanted to make a Mariner’s Compass block but were too intimidated?  Not a fan of paper piecing or using tedious templates?  You’ll love this class for learning how to make 16-point compass blocks in 16 different sizes using Robin Ruth Design’s rulers and strip-piecing method!  Join Robin and learn all the compass basics for making either a Skinny Robin or Fat Robin mariner’s compass block.

    Once you learn how to use my rulers and strip-piecing technique, you will be free to move on to one of the many patterns and projects made using this ruler system!

    Students get to choose which kind of compass they will make - Skinny Robin (pictured below top) or Fat Robin (pictured below bottom). We will make an OctaCompass block and then finish the center and into a project ready square.

    Check out Robin's video to learn more!



    • April 13, 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • BUC - Birmingham Unitarian Church
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    More information coming soon!  This event will occur in-person at the Birmingham Unitarian Church Social Hall and will be available via Zoom.

    Guests may join in person for a $10 guest fee at the door or register for the Zoom and pay online. 

    • May 11, 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church and Zoom
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    You’ll be transported to a tiny island — just 13 acres — in the central Philippines as you enjoy images and stories of the colorful quilts and the more than 100 quiltmakers of Caohagan Island. You’ll see photos of more than 50 of these handmade, one-of-a-kind quilts plus be introduced to the unique techniques developed by these quiltmakers whose tools are simply fabric and scissors, needle and thread. I spent more than a month on the island, quilted with the residents, went fabric shopping with them on nearby Cebu Island, and snorkeled the reef that surrounds Caohagan. Those who view the quilts come away smiling, inspired by the creativity of these women and men.

    We will meet in-person at the Birmingham Unitarian Church and simulcast via Zoom.  Guests are welcome to join us for this fascinating lecture either in-person or via Zoom for a $10 guest fee.  Contact glhqpresident@gmail.com to register. 


    https://www.danajonesquilts.com/


    • May 12, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Antioch Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills
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    This is my most popular class. I designed and made “Peace Cranes Over Hiroshima” after a visit to the peace park that is at the epicenter of the World War II atomic bombing site in Hiroshima, Japan. This foundation-pieced quilt is based on an Origami folded peace-crane image from the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Experience with foundation piecing (machine paper piecing) is needed for success making this quilt. You’ll learn a lot about color value as value is key to creating this quilt’s three-dimensional look. The pattern and foundations for the quilt are included in the class fee.
    • May 13, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Antioch Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills
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    I designed this quilt as an assignment for a color class I took at City Quilter in New York City. The assignment was to make a quilt in three colors I really don’t like. That meant working with avocado green, harvest gold and hot pink. At the same time, I was preparing to teach a class on in-setting circles and needed to make a class sample.

    There wasn’t time to make two quilts, so I combined the tasks and came up with this quilt. In the first part of the class, you’ll first piece the background learning several ways to make the ¼” strips. In the second part of the class, you’ll learn to inset the circles.

    You don’t have to work in colors you don’t like but if you want to add the challenge, feel free to do so. The pattern for the quilt is included in the class fee.


    • June 08, 2023
    • 6:30 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church

    Members are invited to join us in celebrating a fantastic year!  More details will follow!

    • June 16, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mercy High School - Farmington Hills

    Join Great Lakes Heritage Quilters in celebrating our 30 Year Anniversary! 

      

    • June 17, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mercy High School - Farmington Hills

    Join Great Lakes Heritage Quilters in celebrating our 30 Year Anniversary! 

      

Past events

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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