Genesee Star Quilters
A guild for friendship, learning & charity



Guild Programs in 2017


Business meeting and Show & Tell starts at 10am, Programs at 12:30pm

Guests are welcome and may attend guild programs for a $5 fee when the programs are presented by guest teachers and lecturers.

The intent of our programs is to engage members by teaching the processes and history of quilting, and demonstrating techniques.  During the year, several distinguished teachers from Michigan and across the U.S. are scheduled to present lectures and workshops.


January 20 - Barbie Brooks from Backstreet Quilts. Lecture: My Passion

February 17 - Debra Danko* Lecture: From Traditional Quilts to Flower Gardens

March 17 - Carolyn Nance from Quilters Garden. Lecture: What's New in Quilting
March 18 - All Day Sew

April 21 - Deborah Richmond from Quilted Turtle. Quilting Products Demonstration.

May 19 - May Tea
May 20 - All Day Sew

June 16 - Alice Kolb** Crazy Quilt Trunk Show
June 17 - Alice Kolb workshop: A La Crazy Quilt

July 21 - Four Corners Mini Workshops: Christmas in July

August 18 - GSQ Auction

September 15 - Donation Day
September 16 - Debra Danko Workshop: Flower Power, 9am - 3pm

October 20 - Larene Smith*** from the Quilted Button
October 22 - Larene Smith Workshop: Quilt as you go Flat Tote

November 17 - GSQ Members Showcase

December 8 - Christmas Party



* Debra Danko, a Grand Blanc resident, is an internationally known contemporary fabric artist and lecturer. She is well known for the large-scale realistic images in her floral art quilts. Her wall quilts have won many awards at juried shows.

** Alice Kolb began sewing garments when she was in her teens. She earned a M.S. degree in Home Economics and taught quilting at the junior college level. He books include Sashiko technique and Crazy Quilting.

*** Larene Smith, a quilt designer, learned to quilt from her mother and has been playing with fabric ever since. She works with Hoffman Fabrics to showcase their fabrics using her original designs.


Genesee Star Quilters members are eligible to take workshops offered by the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild. See
Register for their workshops at the website above.



Quilter's Day Out



Quilter's Day Out is held on the second Friday of the month from 10 am - 3 pm, at Grand Blanc City Hall, downstairs in the Grand Blanc Heritage Museum.  There is no admission charge to use this wonderful work space.  A couple of sewing machines are available, or you may bring your own.  Work on the project published in the newsletter, or bring your own project. 

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