There are numerous activities that happen with standard reoccurrence within the Guild. Below, you'll find explanations of many of the activities.

The Ultimate Guild Challenge

The theme for the 2019 Ultimate Guild Challenge is “The Birds & The Bees”.

Quilts will be 36” x 36”. Quilts will be voted on by guild members at the March 2019 meeting.

The top eight quilts will be submitted to the Grand Rapids AQS Quilt Contest.

The following rules must be followed to submit your quilt to the AQS Quilt Contest:

  • Quilts must have an attached sleeve for hanging. Instructions can be found at:
  • Quilts must be labeled in a bottom corner on the back and should include your name, address, and quilt title.
  • You must obtain the necessary copyright releases. This includes using someone else's pattern, artwork, photography or even another quilt as your inspiration, even if the design has been altered.
  • Each individual can stitch or quilt on only one challenge quilt.

Fat Chance

Fat Chance is an opportunity for members only to win fat quarters of fabric for their stash. Check the theme of the month, bring one fat quarter (18`` x 22") to the meeting, and enter your name in the drawing. Usually there are enough entries for two drawings.

Categories for 2018-2019
Month Fat Chance Fabric Theme
DecemberHoliday Fabrics

Quilter's Treasure

Quilter`s Treasure table has fabric scraps, patterns, books, notions, etc., and fun! The items are free and new items are welcome.


Quilts are made by Guild members for chronically and critically ill children in local hospitals. These quilts are collected at the March and September meetings; however, quilts will be accepted any time by the Heartwarmers contact Bev Wilkinson, 517-712-5521,

The following video is a presentation of the latest Heartwarmers Quilts. If you can't see the video below to view the video on SmugMug. Enjoy!

Angel Quilts

Small baby quilts, 12-16", which are given to parents as a keepsake in memory of their premature or newborn baby they have lost. Please attach a CCQG label to the back of the quilt. Quilts are accepted any time by the Angel Quilt contact Deb Feldpausch,, 989-593-3111.

Hospice Quilts

Quilts are given to adult hospice patients in the Palliative Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital. They can be any color or pattern at least 48x60". The quilts will be given to the families as a keepsake in memory of their loved one. Please attach a CCQG label to the back of the quilt. These quilts are accepted any time by the Hospice contact Deb Feldpausch,, 989-593-3111.

Bereavement Quilts

Children's quilts 24x24" with a plain light neutral backing fabric of 100% cotton. These quilts are given to the Emergency Room at Sparrow Hospital. When a child dies in the ER their hand and foot prints are put on the back and given to the family for a keepsake. Contact Bev. Wilkinson,, 517.712.5521

Chemo Lap Quilts

Lap quilts given to chemo patients to help them stay warm during chemo treatments at the Breslin Cancer Center. The patients keep their quilts and bring them back and forth for each treatment. The quilts should be at least 48x60" and no larger than 60x72". If you provide the quilt top with binding, Bobbie will back with fleece using polyester batting. Masculine or patriotic quilts are needed for men. She also takes donations of finished quilts, fabric, thread, and batting. (If purchasing fleece for backing, please get two yards.) Contact Bobbie Slider,, 517-896-3775.

Patriotic Quilts

Quilts of Valor - Contact Joheather Grant,, 517-862-7003.

Batting for Charity Quilts

Any Guild member may request batting for charity quilts, if supplies are available. Contact Cathy Thomas,, 517-626-2412.

Small Groups

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​The following groups are accepting new members at this time:

Foster Fridays  Meets each Friday from 1-4pm at Foster Community Center.  The group works on their own projects and sometimes group projects.  You may bring your sewing machine.  They also meet for lunch from 11:30 am-12:45pm for lunch at neighborhood restaurants.  There is a drop in fee of $2.00/meeting and regular members pay $60.00/year.  Contact Bonnie Bus,

Lady Fingers  Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Custom Quilts Shop in Haslett from 10am –noon.  The group works on their own projects, usually handwork.  Contact Susan Merkle,

Lunch Bunch  Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Foster Community Center, room 112 from 10:30am-1:30pm, unless it is a holiday observed by the City of Lansing. The group works on their own projects, but occasionally does group activities and has Show and Tell.  Bring your lunch.  Because rent is charged when using rooms at Foster, the dues are $1.00/month.  Contact Dorothy Jones,

Material Girls  Meets the 4th Monday of most months at members’ homes at 7pm.  Members are in Laingsburg, Holt. Mason, St. Johns and East Lansing.  They are a closed group at this time.  Contact Sue Kesti,

Pedal Pushers  Meets the 2nd Friday of the month, April through October at 10:00am.  Meet at a convenient parking spot, bring bikes and ride to area quilt shops.  Rides are typically 7-15 miles round trip, with a support van driver in case of problems.  They shop, eat and bike back to the parking area.  Contact Jan Gagliano,

Rainbow Quilters  Meets the 2nd Monday at Country Stitches in East Lansing from 6-8pm.  Bring your sewing machine, hand work or visit.  New group projects each year, usually beginning in January.  Contact Bert Richburg,

Quilty Cats  Meets the 4th Friday  each month at Country Stitches in East Lansing during their Open Sew beginning at 3:30pm.The group usually works on their own projects.  Contact, Dorothy Rowe,

Scrap Fever  Meets the 1st Tuesday or each month, September through June at Foster Community Center from 7:00-8:30pm.  Projects vary and the June meeting is a visit to a local quilt shop followed by dinner.  Contact Louise Mueller,

Threadbearers of Mason  Meets the second Sunday of each month from 2:30-5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Mason to work on individual or group projects.  Contact Merrilee Brockman,

Quilters for the Weekend  Meets every Friday at Country Stitches in East Lansing from 5-8pm.  Bring your own projects/machine.  Contact Cheryl Bliss,

The following small groups are closed at this time:

Charming Ladies 
Meets the second Monday of each month from  12:30 to 2:00pn in members’ homes.  They usually begin a new project each September.

Cotton Patchers  Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm in members’ homes.

Creative Cut Ups   Meets the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 3pm at Foster Community Center or in members’ homes.

Material Girls   Meets the 4th Monday of most months at members’ homes at 7pm. 

Quilters Anonymous  Meets at River Terrace Church the second and fourth Friday of the month from 9-3pm.  They work on group or individual projects.


President's Block

As a tribute and thank you to each CCQG Board President, guild members are asked to make an Ohio Star block in the president’s choice of colors. For the 2018-19 President’s block, Jean Kaufmann has asked that the fabric be a black background with a bright, batik for the star. The block size should be 11" unfinished, 10 1/2" finished.

Please sign your block, bring it to the guild meeting and leave it at the Vice President’s table.


Cut from your background fabric (white below):
    4 - 4” squares
    2 - 4¾” squares. Cut these squares twice diagonally to make 8 quarter square triangles

Cut from your focus fabric (green below):
    1 - 4” square
    2 - 4¾” squares. Cut these squares twice diagonally to make 8 quarter square triangles

Piece like this:

Check here for the President's block instructions.