Upcoming Events

    • December 08, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Birmingham Unitarian Church
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    Join us for our Members-only December Potluck party!  Please note that this meeting will begin a half-hour earlier than our normally scheduled meetings. 

    We will feature a Basket Raffle!  The more tickets you buy, the better your chances to win fabulous prizes!

    If you'd like to donate an item for the raffle, they will be accepted through December 1.  Please contact Michelle Power or Donna Armstrong to drop off your donation.

    Potluck sign-up: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/HPLZ2878

    Due to the nature of this meeting, Zoom will not be utilized for the meeting. 

    • January 12, 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Only
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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
    • 12
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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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    Allie McCathren is an artist with a background in marine biology. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and three sons. Her love of science and nature tends to find its way into her work, whether she intends it or not.

    Allie works primarily with fabric and thread, but is also a painter, working with acrylics and watercolors. She uses fabric as if it were paint, working with color arrangement and texture to create her art quilts. Allie is a modern quilter who uses a lot of improv techniques in her work. She teaches online classes on various techniques, including her Seaglass Quilting method, which GLHQ is also hosting!

    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
    • 14
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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.



    • February 25, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Mystery Quilt Day is a cherished tradition in our guild! By popular demand, Mystery Quilt Day will be virtual once again via Zoom on Saturday, February 25, 2023.  

    A new clue will be released each week, beginning January 6. The completed project will be revealed on Mystery Quilt Day. If you keep up with the weekly clues, you will assemble the quilt top and have it done on February 25!  It's a stunner!!

    Clues will be posted in a Top-Secret MQD Participant-Only Area!  You can receive security clearance by enrolling in Mystery Quilt Day!  You won't want to miss out on the fun!

    A welcome letter with all the details on fabric selection, color choices, and yardage will be sent upon paid registration.  If you enroll later, you will receive the welcome letter after you enroll and any clues that have been released up to that point will be available for download from our Top-Secret page!  

    Please Note: If you are unable to join us on February 25th, you may still register for the Mystery Quilt and receive access to the weekly clues! If you would like to wait to see all the clues and the reveal on February 25th, you may also register and join us in a day of sewing!

    • 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
    • 11
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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 and Zoom
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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
    • 18
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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! 

      

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