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Presidents Message
Our last presenter in October, AnnMarie Rowland, was so much fun! She got me thinking about the quilts I have made and what is going to happen to them after I am gone. In the past, I have tried making labels, pictures and words on the back to tell the quilt’s “story,” but I just don’t have the steam to do it. Making a story up for each quilt seems daunting to me. My quilts are very lucky to get bindings on them - that seems like an insurmountable effort! I love to plan the quilt out - pick out colors, determine patterns, think of the machine quilting, but after that, I am really done with the quilt. Even the last step of talking about it at “show and tell” for the guild seems like an effort! So, why do I make these quilts? They are for gifts of course; but most of the time, they are for me to help express any kind of creative juice I might have left in this body. The thrill of making something and creating it is what really excites me. I want it to be my own expression; but if I see something that someone else has done, I use their vision and work to help me create my quilt. So, when I am no longer on this earth claiming that I made that quilt, what will happen to my quilts? They will probably end up in the back of a truck protecting some young man’s furniture. I just hope that there will be someone like AnnMarie chasing the truck and trying to save my quilt! And really, the story that she can make up about my quilt, will probably be much better than the real story anyway!

Sincerely, Coreen


Welcome to the Lansing Area Patchers Website ...

This website provides support for the Lansing Area Patchers Quilt Guild (LAP).  LAP was formed more than 30 years ago by a small number of members.  At the end of the first years LAP had grown to 30.  In addition to providing training to its members through classes, lectures and library books, LAP members are involved in a number of quilting projects like silent auctions, challenge quilts and ugly fabric block contest.  An important part of LAP is its service projects such as quilts for those in hospice, doll quilts for disadvantages kids, quilts for people in emergency housing and even comfort quilts to nursing homes.  

In addition to supporting these activities, this website provides its members access to meeting minutes, slide shows, financial reports, a directory of its member and forms and documents with information of all types.  

Interested in becoming a member?  You can get all of your questions answered by sending them to one or more of the board members you'll find under Contact Us.  If you're ready to join, click on the application form button below, fill it out and send it as instructed. 



 


Blotto

Join your LAP friends in our monthly contest to make a cute and fun Blotto block. For every block you make, your name will be entered into a drawing to win all of the blocks made. To find this month’s contest and to see the previous months’ click here.
February 2022
Be My Valentine Heart Block





Quilt making is a fun and rewarding activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It is an act of creation of true beauty and an expression of emotion that is captured and shown in the careful choice and preparation of fabric and in the placement of each individual stitch.

The best thing about making your own quilt is that once it is finished you get to share it with your family and friends! A quilt can be used by someone on a day-to-day basis and serve as a constant reminder of the love, care and attention to detail that went into making it. For this reason many quilts are cherished and kept as heirlooms to be passed down to future family generations.



 


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Special Friday Workshop
Mixed Media Market Tote
Friday, April 8, 2022

Make a tote bag using paints, foils, stencils, stamps and painted fabric.  
$5 fee.  
6 hour class with 1/2 hour lunch break.
Location: To Be Announced
  



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Calendar of Events

February 03, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
Quilt Guild member Nancy Bieber


February 16, 2022
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


March 03, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
Quilt Guild member Carolyn Babcock


April 07, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
Nancy Roelfsema of Fireside Quilts and On Point TV



April 20, 2022
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


May 05, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  


June 02, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
Our Social Party...
Saying Goodbye for the summer!




June 15, 2022
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


July 07, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


August 17, 2022
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


September 01, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
Sharon Jager
Sharon's Quilts and More
Allegan, MI


October 06, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
RaNae Merrill
How I Became a Spriromaniac


Ranaemerrillquilts.com
 
 
 


October 19, 2022
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


November 03, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


December 01, 2022
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)
  Program  
Our Guild Holiday Party


December 21, 2022
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


January 05, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


February 02, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


February 15, 2023
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


March 02, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


April 06, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


April 19, 2023
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


May 04, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


June 01, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)


June 21, 2023
Board Meeting
06:00pm
To Be Determined
Notification will be sent 


July 06, 2023
Regular Meeting
7:00
via ZOOM
(Zoom details are emailed to all)