November's meeting brought us . . .
Ann Heir
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Anne Heier RN, Child Life Specialist at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. It is Anne who distributes our Guild's pediatric quilts to hospitalized children in Petoskey. She spoke about how quilts are hand-selected for each child, how they are received. by the patients and their families, and how they are appreciated by all.   All Guild members are encouraged to make "peds quilts" from whatever fabric they have available. Here Ann Heier and Judy Goldsmith, LTBQG's Chairman of the Pediatric Quilts Committee, display a colorful example. Want to help? While many members sew these quilts at home, there is a group that meets for this purpose at 10am, the fourth Tuesday of the month, at the Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs.



Also at the November meeting was Sue Ann Bouweuse, representing Emmet County Friendship Centers. She expressed gratitude for the hundreds of placemats made by Guild members over the years for the senior citizens who receive "Meals on Wheels." Each mat is truly a work of art, and they are received with appreciation.

At right is Kay Geuder, Chairperson of the Placemat Committee.


"It's All About the Details"
Trunk Show by nationally-acclaimed designer and teacher Penny Heran

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  Heirloom-quality quilts ((value $4,000 - $6,000 each) took center stage at Penny Heran's trunk show. Many were made by her good friend and traveling companion, Helene --who just happens to be legally blind.  


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  Many of the quilts shown at this trunk show were so large, not even our tallest helpers could show them in their totality. This is another of Helene's quilts.  


Penny's design
  "This one I designed in 30 minutes," said Penny Heran. She went on to say that she was able to piece it in record time using the pieced applique methods she woulde be teaching the next day.  


"This is another block we'll work on.
You should be able to complete it in --oh, 20 minutes or so."


November's Show and Tell

Penny Heran put on quite a trunk show, but we still wanted to see what others have been working on.

Tresa Keys is getting ready for next summer already!
Sandy has been traveling, but she's been quilting, too.


How deliciously contemporary, Eleanor!

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