Guild Programs

CCQG meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Mi. Social time begins at 6:30 PM and meetings start at 7:00 PM.

You may sign up for workshops at the PROGRAM TABLE at Guild meetings or contact the Program Chair. Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at Country Stitches, 9am to 4pm. Cost for the workshops vary.

Refunds will only be granted for special reasons or if a waiting list for the class exists AND you can be replaced.
While people are free to go out for lunch, most people bring their lunch because there aren`t convenient places near by.

Upcoming Programs

Month Description
June 20, 2024Jackie Lehto, Trunk Show & Lecture    [GENERAL MEETING]

Jackie Lehto has quilted for 25 years, teaching hundreds of quilters through camps, classes and junior and senior high schools. She will share her quilts, which display a wide array of styles from traditional to modern, and realistic to abstract. They all have one thing in common, however – a display of her love of color!

Show and Tell Theme: Red, White & Blue and Patriotic Quilts   PDF Flyer
Workshop Class: Color Theory: Exploring Color in Quilt Making, with Jackie Lehto
JUNE 21, Friday, 10a-4p, $50
            LOCATION: Consumers Credit Union, Cedar Event Room, 6935 S. Cedar St, Lansing MI 48911
            BRING A SNACK to share for lunch
Sign up at the May meeting or send form with check payable to CAPITAL CITY QUILT GUILD by June 14, to ensure receipt: Jolee Hamlin, ATTN: CCQG, 2813 Greenbriar Ave, Lansing MI 48912

July 18, 2024April Anue Shipp, Lecture & Trunk Show

April Shipp’s work recently was featured as part of the Afrofuturism & Quilts exhibitions at both the MSU Broad Museum and the MSU Union. A native of Detroit, April is an interdisciplinary fiber artist featured throughout Detroit TV and radio, and at innumerable museums and galleries nationwide. You will find her work to be spell-binding!

Show and Tell Theme: Appliqué
August 15, 2024Take home project: Designing mini quilts for Dolls & Bears activity coming in October

We will be using orphan blocks and assorted fabrics to design mini quilts during the meeting. Please bring batting in the size of your mini quilt or a towel to roll up your design to take home (suggested size: fat 1/2 yard - 25”x36”)

Machines not necessary, we will take these home to finish
September 19, 2024We will have our Heartwarmers parade! Bring your charity quilts for the parade and collection

In September we always have our guild quilt challenge, well this year’s challenge is a bit different. Adrienne, the past Program Chair, is shaking things up one last time! 
The challenge theme this year is "Every Member Makes A Block!” 

Members will be given 4” of purple fabric to make one 6.5” block that represents themself and/or the guild. As we celebrate the guild turning 40, we will use these blocks to create a 40th anniversary quilt top. The goal is that all active members make a block for this quilt top. To create some cohesion, Adrienne is providing light purple and dark purple fabrics to help members make their blocks.

*Any members not in Michigan that want to participate, email Adrienne and she will mail you a fabric square.

If everyone participates, we could have over 100+ blocks to make one pretty amazing quilt or two! Everyone will be winner!!

The challenge rules are pretty simple:
    1. 1 - 6.5” block per guild member
    2. Take home the 4” purple square, add some of your favorite fabric and get creative! Sky’s the limit!
        a. Use the 4” of purple fabric to create a 6.5” block
        b. Make your block uniquely “You”
    3. Bring back your 6.5” block to the September meeting

During the meeting, we will be sharing our blocks and adding them to a design wall. We will also have a special presentation by guild member Billie Piazza.

Side Activity: Guild garage sale to the public, first weekend in September. Please bring quilt/fabric items to Jean Kaufmann.
October 17, 2024Distribution of Dolls & Bears to dress for Salvation Army.

Reminder: to finish your mini quilt for your Doll or Bear!
November 21, 2024Bring back your Doll or Bear and mini quilt. Our annual auction.

Our annual auction: bring complete quilts, quilting items and fabric! Bundling items and a brief description is always appreciated. No patterns, books or magazines. Half of the proceeds support our Greater Lansing Food Bank!
December 19, 2024Holiday Party - Details TBD