Genesee Star Quilters
A guild for friendship, learning & charity


Guild Programs in 2019

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 18 

   Sally Whitney - Lecture  (1)    

    Prepping Your Quilt for a Longarm Quilter


February 15

   Special Donation Project - pillowcases for Hurley
    Pediatric Unit


March 15

   Deb Grogan - The Quilt Factory  (2)

    Lecture & Trunk Show


April 12

   Robyn House Guettler - Between Patches  (3)

    Lecture & Trunk Show - My Pathway to

April 26 & 27 

   A Garden of Quilts Show  (4)

    Flushing United Methodist Church    


May 17        

   Appreciation Tea        


June 21

   Lisa Kay Ruetz   (5)

    Lecture  & Trunk Show - Baltimore Quilts


July 19

   4 Corners Mini Workshops 


August 16

    Member Showcase - Millie & Friends


September 20                    

   Gyleen Fitzgerald  - Colourful Stitches  (6)

    Lecture & Trunk Show


September 21    Gyleen Fitzgerald Workshop

    Pineapple Quilt 


October 18

   Annual Donation Day 


November 15

   GSQ Auction


(1)   Sally Whitney is a Davison area computerized longarm quilter.

(2)   Debra Grogan draws her inspiration from nature, the world around her, and her personal sanctuary, her garden. “The colors and textures in my garden invigorate my artistic senses. Spring with all its promise, and fall with all its richness in color, are my favorite seasons.”

(3)    Robyn House Guettler is the owner of Between Patches Quilt Shop in Bay City.  She has been quilting for more than 30 years and has experience as a fabric sales representative and pattern designer. Her lecture includes a 70 quilt trunk show. 

(4)   Our Garden of Quilts Show educates the public about quilting and provides an opportunity for members to exhibit their quilts.  It is held at Flushing United Methodist Church, 413 E. Main St. Flushing.

(5)   Lisa Kay Ruetz is an applique artist from Kentwood, Michigan who studies the history of ornate Baltimore style quilts.  

(6)   Gyleen Fitzgerald, a Philadelphia native, makes quilts that blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary look in a traditional quilt. She infuses engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. Gyleen has earned Best of Show for her quilts. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen.



Business meeting and Show & Tell begin at
10am.  Programs begin 12:30pm
Guests are welcome and may attend guild
        programs for a $10 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 to register for
        their workshops.

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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