Genesee Star Quilters
A guild for friendship, learning & charity


Guild Programs in 2018

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 19 
Ruth Ann Berry & Greg Barner - Quilter’s Clinic (1) 
Trunk Show
January 20    Bargello or One Block Wonder Workshop  

February 16

Tim Latimer -Quilts etc. (2)

    Lecture - Time Span Quilts Making Old New

    February 17  All Day Sew

March 16

Beth Ferrier - Applewood Farm (3)

    Lecture - Will You Make Me a Quilt?

    March 17   Easy Peasy Sneaky Tricks Workshop

April 20

Kathy Groves - BobKat Quilts (4) Trunk Show

   April 21   Stormy Seas Table Runner Workshop

May 18        

Appreciation Tea        

June 15

Debbie Grifka  Esch House Quilts (5) 

    Lecture - What do they mean ‘Modern Quilting’?


July 20

4 Corners Mini Workshops 

August 17

GSQ Auction

September 21                  
Donation Sewing Day

October 19

​Sherry Brown - Trunk Show
     October 20​  Applique Wool Ornamnent Workshop

November 17

Member Showcase - The Empty Bobbins

December 14

Holiday Party


(1)   Ruth Ann lives in Fife Lake, Michigan, with her family. They own a small-town quilt shop that specializes in bold & beautiful fabrics, kits and patterns created by Owner/Designer/Author Ruth Ann.  She teaches quilt classes at her shop and hosts an annual quilter's retreat. 


(2) Tim started quilting in 2006 and his goal is to preserve the fine art of hand quilting. He collects vintage and antique quilt tops and finishes them.  His quilts have been shown in AQS shows in Grand Rapids, Lancaster, Des Moines,  Paducah and in the show “Male Call” at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. 


(3) Beth was given her first sewing kit in kindergarten and has been sewing ever since.  A quilter since 1975 it didn’t take long for her to begin designing patterns.  Beth’s patterns are available in quilt shops around the world.


(4) Kathy’s quilting blends her interests in people, color, fabric and sewing, with her love of puzzles, mathematics and logic problems.  As she has tackled more complex quilts, she has discovered lots of little tips and tricks that can melt away the complexity.  Her  teaching comes naturally, and she enjoys passing along what she has learned to others.


(5) Debbie, a lifelong sewist, began quilting in 2002.  Finding inspiration in the online modern quilting community, Debbie describes her style as graphic, modern minimalism.  Her first book, Lines by Design Quilts was published in early 2016.  Her work has been displayed at QuiltCon, Paducah and the Houston Quilt Festival.


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.

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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