The Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan is a multidisciplinary fiber-art guild. The purpose of the guild is to bring together members who learn, share, teach, and participate in workshops, talks, and demonstrations relating to a wide variety of the fiber arts. Members have interests ranging from quilting and embroidery to weaving, wearable art, beading, and art dollmaking. Speakers are locally and nationally-recognized.
Meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of the month at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd., Troy MI 48098.
The formal meeting starts around 10AM, with the morning presentation following announcements. Tuesday workshops run from about 12:30 to 3:30PM. Wednesday workshops run 9:30-3:30 on the Wednesday after the meeting. Doors are open at 9:30 AM for refreshments, social time, library use, flea market and consignment purchases. Meetings generally end by 11:45 AM.
Participants may sign up for workshops by sending in coupons (in the newsletters) and/or sending checks to the Program Chair. Kit or material fees are payable to the instructor at the workshop. Normally, refunds are not given unless a) the Board of Directors decides there are extenuating circumstances, or b) a replacement may be found for the workshop.
Guests are welcome to attend morning meetings ($5 guest fee). Workshops are open to guests when space is available, and fees vary depending on length. Yearly dues are $40 (prorated after January).
Please wear name tags. New members will want to create a name tag using their favorite technique.
At each meeting we try to have:
Special Interest Groups meet at members homes. The schedule and location is announced at regular meetings and published in the Newsletter. All members are invited to attend; please give your hostess a call if you plan to attend. Contact Kathy at 248 398-1941 for more details
- Meet the first Monday of the month at 10am.
- For more information, contact Kathy at 248-225-2427
Knit-ins are informal opportunities for members to bring their own projects of any kind with them and work in the company of others. Some hosts provide lunch; otherwise, bring your own and enjoy a comfortable, friendly work environment.
Space is limited. Be sure to RSVP to hostess if you plan to attend.
- Meet the first Tuesday of the month at 10 AM.
- For more information, contact Sharon at 313-378-1908
We welcome beginners to experienced beaders. However, space is limited. Be sure to RSVP to hostess if you plan to attend. Work on the design or technique of your choosing, with the assistance of a teacher to guide you through the process.
- Meet the third Tuesday of the month at 1 PM.
- For more information, contact Barbara at 248-568-0573
Artful Quilters is a contemporary quilting group that meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Oak Park Community Center, in the Senior Lounge. The address is 14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park. The meetings start at 1 PM and last until 2:30-3:00PM.
Mission statement: "The purpose of Artful Quilters is to promote, enrich and support contemporary art quilters through the interchange of ideas and opinions in a positive setting. The group presents quilted-related concepts to stimulate creativity as it relates to contemporary quilting design and fiber artwork."
At the October meeting Barbara Ford will be demonstrating collage techniques she learned from June Colburn's design class. Please bring fabrics with a theme in mind. Examples of fabric to bring: large bold prints, batiks to blend, and tone on tone. Also bring lots of pins, a rotary cutter and cutting mat.