Check out our 2023-2024 Program line up!
Registration will open in August for events.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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Great Lakes Heritage Quilters is a 501(c)4 non-profit social organization and our purpose is to stimulate an interest in quilting, educate our members, and engage in charitable projects that benefit our community.