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

Boutique Projects

Ornament Instructions
Mini tree for decorating your house or?

Christmas holiday fabrics
Cut 2 squares of fabric for each size, the fabrics for each size should not match, best if all squares are from different fabrics.
2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, and 4 1/2 inches

If you have a serger use it! Arrange matching size squares wrong sides together, serge each.

If you do not have a serger put each size square to with matching size, right sides to gather, sew with 1/4” seam leaving space to turn. Turn to right sides out and top stitch.

For both sets of squares, fold them, leaving 1/2” exposed of other side of fabric, now stack these folded triangles largest to smallest with 1” space above the previous piece. Stitch through all triangles, top to bottom. You should have a Christmas tree.

Attach a loop of ribbon, yarn or ? so that it can be hung on tree or wherever you choose to decorate.

Merry Christmas

Pumkin Instructions
Pumpkins Patterns for 2 sizes.

Small= 4” high X 17” around
Large= 7” high X 22” around

Cut 6 pieces of orange fabric (can be all one fabric, or 3 each of 2 fabrics or 2 each of 3 fabrics). Arrange them with like fabrics opposite each other Sew them right sides together from pointed ends to top. Turn right side out and stuff almost to top with fiber fill. Run a basting thread around top, open area.

Make stem, either use cinnamon stick or make one from piece of brown grocery bag by cutting a 5”X 4” strip. Roll it, along long edge, into a stick shaped piece then twist it. Insert stem into hole. Pull gathering string tight and knot (you will need someone to hold the string to get it tight).

Cut 3 pieces of decorative trim-as seam binding, ribbon, rick rack, yarn or? At least 18” or 25” long depending on pumpkin size you are creating. Put a pin through the center of each piece of trim, and poke it through the bottom center of pumpkin. Get each half piece up to stem, covering the seams. Attach with sewing, glue hit glue or?

Make leaves, 4 to 5 per pumpkin. I use 1 dark green print and 1 green solid piece for each leaf held together with fusible product. Get the fabrics fused then cut the leaves. The print side to face outwards. Attach around stem with glue, hot glue, ironing with adhesive, or hand stitching.

Finally, use ribbon or trim to make a bow around stem.

Happy autumn,

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.

Charity Quilt Information

Charity Quilt


Guild Contact Person


Small baby quilts measuring 12” x 12” to 16” x 16” 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 anytime.

Deb Feldpausch



Children’s quilts measuring 24” x 24” 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. Please attach a CCQG label to the back of the quilt. Quilts are accepted anytime.

Bev. Wilkinson


Chemo Lap

Our Chemo quilts cover adult patients at Breslin Cancer Center to keep them warm while the patients are in recliners during chemo treatments. The patients keep their own quilts, using them for every treatment. Quilt tops should be rectangular at least 44” wide by 60” long. Maximum size is 60” x 75”. You provide the quilt top, binding and if possible coordinating fleece backing that’s 6” longer than the quilt top. Elaine will add polyester batting, do the quilting and binding, and deliver the quilts. Several quilts are needed each month for new patients. These quilts are much appreciated!

Elaine Hewitt

517.393.8371 (evenings)

or at CCQG meetings


Quilts are made by Guild members for chronically and critically ill children in local hospitals. Finished quilts measuring 36” x 36” and larger are appropriate. These quilts are collected at the March and September meetings; however, quilts will be accepted at any time. Please attach a CCQG Heartwarmers label to the back of the quilt.

Bev. Wilkinson



Quilts are given to adult patients in the Palliative Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital. They can be any color or pattern and at least 48” x 54”. 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 anytime.

Deb Feldpausch



Quilts of Valor

Mary Hausauer

Labels are available at the Vice Presidents table or from Bev. Wilkinson at every Guild meeting. If you have any further questions, please call or email the contacts mentioned above.

President’s Quilt Block for Lisè Dibert

Friendship Star Block - 6 1/2” or 12 1/2” unfinished

Light background (lighter than a brown paper bag)

Colorful center (center of star does not have to be the same fabric as points). It would be fun to have the center square fussy cut something special to that member.

For 12” Block:
Cut 4 x 4 1/2” background squares
1 4 1/2” center square
2 x 5” background squares cut diagonally to yield 4 triangles
2 x 5” print squares cut diagonally to yield 4 triangles
  • With right sides together, sew a background (B) triangle to each of the print (D) triangles, along the long sides and pressing seams towards the print triangles.
  • Carefully trim each HST unit. For 6” blocks, trim to 2 1/2" square, ensuring you don't cut off any points or seam allowances. For 12” blocks, trim to 4 1/2”
  • Arrange the background (A) squares, the print (C) square and the four HST units into three rows of three squares as shown in the photo above.
  • Ensure the correct orientation of the HST units prior to sewing.
Carefully matching all seams, sew the three rows together, pressing the long seams open to yield one Friendship Star block which should measure 6 1/2" square for a 6” block & 12 1/2” square for a 12” finished block.

Note: There are several other methods for half square triangles.
           Feel free to use the method that you prefer!