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GLAAQN Calendar 2008



Bargello Quilt Workshop
May 10, 2007

Click on Picture for more info and printable page.


2008 / 2009
Fabric Challenge

Come join us for the 2008 / 2009 Fabric Challenge. Your entry can be a quilt, wall art, doll or wearable art. A limited number of fabric packets will be available at membership meetings.

Quilt Challenge Rules:

        • You must be a member in good standing.
        • Entry deadline is March 2009.
        • Quilts must have a 4" sleeve.
        • Other fabrics can be used with the challenge fabrics.
        • Quilt sizes: minimum 14" x 4", maximum 36" x 36".
        • Prominently the 2 challenge fabrics on project surface.

BUS TRIP – Saturday, June 21, 2008

The 39th Annual National Quilting Assoc. Quilt Show is June 19-21, 2008, at the Greater Columbus, OH Conv. Ctr. GLAAQN is sponsoring a trip to the Show on June 21st.
And the bee is buzzing about what a great show is in store for you. The Show features
exhibits, classes, lectures, an extensive vendor mall, plus special events. The 400+
competition quilts will be joined by NQA's special Rose Quilts theme exhibit, Sacred
Threads: 2007 quilts, noted quilt historian Xenia Cord's Vintage Kit Quilts exhibit,
Contemporary Colorations: The Wow Factor exhibit and NQA Chapter Challenge Quilts.
Show details and class / lecture information is at

The Great Lakes African American Quilting Guild would like to invite you to be a part of this wonderful quilting adventure. We will leave Schoolcraft College in Livonia at 6:30am on Saturday June 21, 2008. Between 7:30am and 8:00am we will stop for a quick breakfast (McDonalds). We will then proceed to Columbus for the show. While in route we will have fun games and surprises for all. Once the games are over you might want to take a quick nap so that you will be ready for viewing of the quilts as well as lots of shopping at the vendor mall. If you wish additional information about the show you can check out the NQA website at

The round trip cost is $55.00 for members of GLAAQN and $65.00 for non-members. This includes admission to the show. The only thing you will have to pay for is your meals and your shopping at the show. Games and prizes while on route is also included in the cost of the trip. We are planning a great trip so don’t be left out. Space is very limited and we will do everything we can to make this an enjoyable trip. Send your check made payable to GLAAQN along with the registration form to GLAAQN, P.O. Box 858214, Westland, MI 48185-8099. Upon receipt of your check we will send you a trip itinerary and any final details that you may need.

If you have any questions about the trip you can give Wanda Nash a call at 734-953-9650 or E-mail her at

Click Here for the Bus Trip Registration Form


Charity Quilt Workshop
July 12, 2008

We will begin making our group charity quilts. Marian Coakley will review the easy, quilt-as-you-go quilt method.

Bring your 6" x 6" scraps and 6" strips of colorful and white fabrics for the top. Backing, binding & batting is also needed. Remember, we are asking each member to donate at least one quilt, of your choosing, for this effort.

Quilt sizes can range from premature -18" x 22" to twin - 39" x 75".

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, was chosen as the 2008 GLAAQN quilt charity at the March 8th meeting. You can learn more about our new charity at

View past year's charity quilts at website,


Workshops, unless otherwise stated,
will be held after our meeting,
at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center,
15218 Farmington Road,
Livonia, Michigan.

Quilting Events
Quilt Show Calendar by Willa Ray

January 15 - May 15, 2008

Quilts & Human Rights Exhibit
MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI

February 15 - April 27, 2008

Quilting Genius 2: The Improvisational
Quilts of Susana Hunter
Henry Ford Mus., 313-982-6001
Detroit MI

March 05 - April 13, 2008

Quilts Galore Doan History Center
Midland, MI 989-631-5930 x 1310

April 05 - 06, 2008

Celebrate Quilt Show April Shipp
Lecture, free
MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI

April 06, 2008, 3 pm

Strange Fruit: A Century of
Lynching from 1865-1965 -Quilts
& Human Rights Exhibit
April Shipp Lecture, free
MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI

April 20 - August 31, 2008

Textural Rhythms: Constructing
the Jazz Tradition Detroit, MI
Charles H. Wright Museum,

April 30 - May 04, 2008

Sauder Village Quilt Show
Archbold, OH 800-590-9755

May 23 - 25, 2008

Quilts in Kingston Kingston, ON
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

May 18 - October 26, 2008

Quilt in Bloom Shelburne, VT Mus

June 04 - 10, 2008

Shiboir Symposium Textile Ctr.
Minneapolis, MN 612-436-0464

June 14 - 27, 2008

Quilt Surface Design Symposium
Un. Plaza Conf Ctr., Columbus, OH ,

June 19 - 21, 2008

NQA Quilt Show Greater Colum-bus
Conv. Ctr., Columbus, OH

June 26 - 28, 2008

Quilted Jewels Mayo Clinic Ctr.
Rochester, MN

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