Quilting, weaving, felting, hand and machine embroidery, wearable art, beading, knitting, crochet, surface design, rughooking, dollmaking, collage, basketmaking, spinning, canvaswork
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 the St. Paul United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 165 East Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Please park in the lot closest to Square Lake Rd. The church's phone number is (248) 338-8233. Change of time or location will be announced in the newsletter. Meetings will be cancelled any day that the Bloomfield Hills schools are closed because of bad weather.
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.
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
Stitch-ins and Knit-ins are informal opportunities for members to bring their own projects with them and work in the company of others. Some hosts provide lunch; otherwise, bring your own and enjoy a comfortable, friendly work environment.