The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit












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Mailing Address:

Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit

P.O. Box 806091

St. Clair Shores, MI 48080


The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit was established in 1980 to promote cooperation and interchange of ideas among those who are engaged or interested in quilting; to stimulate an interest in quilting; to promote and advance the art of quilt making; and to present educational programs and services in the design and techniques for quiltmaking.

We meet the third Tuesday of every month from September through May (except December) at 7:00 pm at the Redeemer United Methodist Church, 20633 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI. Doors open at 6:15 pm so that you can visit our extensive library and meet with other members. Membership is $25 per year and includes 6 issues of our guild newsletter, “Patches & Pieces”.  A fee of $5.00 is charged for each guest.

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2016-2017 PROGRAMS

September 20, 2016 - Debbie Grifka -- www.eschhousequilts.com

Debbie Grifka is a quilt artist from Ann Arbor. She has been designing and making quilts since 2002. Bold, graphic quilts are her favorites. She will present a lecture and trunk show titled: “What Do They Mean by Modern Quilting”. Learn about the main characteristics of modern quilts, the essential role of the internet in the development of modern quilting and the Modern Quilt Guild, modern fabrics, fabric designers and more.You can visit her website at: www.eschhousequilts.com


October 18, 2016 - Delphine's Quilt Shop, Delphine Ren-Miller and AnnMarie Rowland. Lecture/Trunk Show: "Sister's Choice"

AnnMarie Rowland and Delphine Ren-Miller, of Delphine's Quilt Shop in Gaylord, MI, will present a Lecture andTrunk Show titled: "Sister's Choice"Delphine, an award winning quilter, designer and shop owner will be presenting a selection of her favorite quilts from among the 300 she has madeor collected over the past 30 years. The quilts range in age from a Jacob's Ladder Quilt made in the 1860s to quilts made by Delphine Ren-Miller in the past 30 years. The quilts encompass everything from "Amish" Miniatures to a King Sized, hand quilted Lone Star surrounded by smaller Lone Stars! AnnMarie is a singer song-writer. Ann Marie Rowland is a songwriter with a Folk style appeal. Several of the songs were written by Ann, whose songs reflect her life-long love of quilts. She will take you back to the era of riding in a wagon to church or sitting around a quilting frame with fellow quilters. Together they bring us color, pattern, and story; quilted together as “Sisters’ Choice.”

November 15, 2016 - Wendy Butler Berns, "I've been bitten by the bug, quilting bug, that is". http://www.wendybutlerberns.com

November 16, 2016 - Workshop, Wendy Butler Berns, "Captivating Coneflower". Click here for registration form. Workshop now open to nonmembers. Please contact me at info@qgmd.org if you are interested in attending.

January 17, 2017 - Kathryn Schmidt. Rule Breaking Quilts. https://quirksltd.wordpress.com

A visual journey from my beginnings as a traditional quilter to the way my work is currently created. The steps along that path are available to any quilter and I will show you how to get there. How to begin breaking the rules, why you might want to, and what you should expect when you get there—even what doesn’t work–are all covered in this lecture. 

January 21, 2017 -Workshop, Kathryn Schmidt Click here for registration form.

Are you ready to try Rule Breaking Quilts? With just a few simple unconventional techniques, you will be well on your way to mastering non-traditional quilting. Building on the techniques, you will learn how to put together the pieces into a finished design, all without a pattern, templates, or even pins!  You will enjoy frustration-free piecing, including easy, curvy sewing. The fun is in the process, where there are no mistakes, just alternate design decisions. No need for precision piecing—if a piece doesn’t fit, you just trim it smaller or add a hunk of fabric to make it bigger! Fun, relaxed, and easy as can be, and every quilt is unique.


February 3-5, 2017 - QGMD Winter Retreat. Click here for announcement letter. Click here for registration form.

February 21, 2017 - Whistle Stop

Sheryl Hogan:

Will be demonstrating 2 techniques:

Get the look of hand quilting using your home sewing machine

Marking your quilt top using Glad Press and Seal wrap

Mary Lawson / Renee Steinacker:

Will demo this cute origami Bow-Tie Block for the whistle stop. This block is made from a 5" square. We will provide all supplies. Members will need basic sewing kit, i.e. needle and thread, pins and scissors.


Janet Steele:

No More Pencil Lines for Folded Corners.

Learn how to do away with drawing those pesky pencil lines when making continuous binding, HST's, snowball blocks, and much more!

Nancy Swartz:

Buzz Saw. Quickly make the Buzz Saw block using the Accuquilt strip cutter and 8" squares. See how easily it can be done, with or without the cutter.

Ellie Heinrich / Margaret O'Connell:

Will do a demo of the Easy Pinwheel Block.


March 21, 2017 - Ultimate Guild Challenge & we will be making needle-sharpening Bottle Cap Pincushions. See newlestter for supply list.

Quilts for the Ultimate Guild Challenge are due and will be voted on during the meeting. Click here for more information and rules on entering.

April 18, 2017 - Debbie Danko -- http://www.debradanko.com

Debra Danko of Grand Blanc, Michigan will be joining us on April 18 to speak about her stunning floral quilts and the art and textile techniques she uses to create them. Her award-winning work is seen in international quilt shows, exhibits and quilting magazines. In a slide presentation, she shares her inspiration from her love of gardens and presents how beautiful floral images are reproduced giant size in fabric and thread. She brings with her a trunk show with many colorful quilts. Traditional and contemporary quilters and non-quilters alike will enjoy time spent with Debra. 

April 21-22, 2017 - Quilt Show, Click here for details.Click here for Entry Form.

May 16, 2017 - Annual Potluck; Suzie Parron, "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail" http://www.barnquiltinfo.com

May 17, 2017 - Workshop, Suzie Parron. Click here for flyer. Click here for registration form.


2017 - 2018 Programs



Mark your calendars now for the 2017-2018 program year! We have a great line-up of national and local speakers that you won't want to miss!


September 19, 2017 - Vikki Pignatelli

September 20, 2017 - Vikki Pignatelli Workshop

If you have never had the opportunity to attend one of Vikki's lectures or attend one of her workshops in the past, be sure to attend this time. This will be one of her last lectures before she retires at the end of the year.

October 17, 2017 - Marianne Williamson

October 18-19, 2017 - Marianne Williamson Workshop

November 21, 2017 - Carole Harris

January 16, 2018 - Mary Hogan

February 20, 2018 - TBD

March 20, 2018 - Ultimate Guild Challenge

April 17, 2018 - Rita Hutchens will present the lecture " A Journey Through Color and Pattern"

April 18, 2018 - Rita Hutchens Workshop

May 15, 2018 - Annual Potluck













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