CAMEO Quilters Guild
...Come And Meet Each Other...


Welcome to CAMEO Quilters Guild Website!

Since 1994 CAMEO Quilters Guild has been committed to a variety of quilting activities.  We promote the appreciation and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, history and quilt-makers to the general public. The guild members share time and talents in service to our communities.

Through Guild meetings we experience travel and fellowship, preserve and promote the traditions, culture, and history of quilt-making, and foster good friendship among persons interested in the art of quilting.

We are welcoming new members, please visit our Forms Page for an application or visitors are welcome, we charge a fee of $5 for regular meetings and $10 if we have a special program speaker.

Our next meeting is:
November 19, 2015

Mary Clark - "From My Past to Present"
       Guest fees $10

Come to CAMEO and meet Mary Clark

Mary has been quilting for more than 40 years. She is known for her exquisite needlework. While she is known for her beautiful applique work, Mary will present her lecture, “From My Past to Present” on Thursday November 19th.

Then on Saturday (November 21st), she will teach her workshop entitled Hexies – A New Way.  Mary has a unique method for making hexies.  She does not use the traditional hexie papers.  She also has a different way of sewing them together. Mary promises this will make all of us “Hexie” lovers. Mary will supply hexies to the students. If you are not a hexie lover before this workshop, you will be after it.  This is a great workshop to use up some our scraps. 


Which is your favorite season in Michigan?

Do you have just one or do you enjoy all four seasons?

What do you envision when you think of summer

(or fall, spring or winter) in Michigan?

Your challenge is to depict your favorite season in Michigan - or a composite of all four seasons - in one quilt. [You may make more than one mini quilt.]

•    The completed size is to be no larger than 24" x 24" (no “row by row’s”, please).

•    The guild will not be contributing fabric for this challenge, so please use your own.

•    It is "maker's choice": you may use piecing, applique' (or a combination) and add embroidery and embellishments.

•    The finished quilt should be completely quilted, bound and labelled. [It may be quilted by another person.]

•    Your quilt can be pictorial or you may incorporate traditional quilt blocks which pertain to the subject or design a completely new block! [For example: autumn could incorporate Flying Geese blocks; spring could have some Pinwheel blocks.]

•    Use your own original design or layout - using someone else’s pattern defeats the purpose of a “challenge” and stunts your growth as a quilter.

•    The deadline for completion of "My Michigan Season" is the May CAMEO Quilt Guild meeting.

•    Quilts will be judged by the guild membership on execution of the concept. Winners will be announced at the June pot luck dinner.

Here are some ideas to jump start your creativity:

•    Look through old family photographs.

•    Read quotes about the seasons. Take a look at novels with Michigan place settings - try Judith Guest or Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories.

•    Check out our state bird, state tree, state flower, etc.

•    Consider seasonal activities you enjoy.

•    Start with “thumbnail” sketches or doodles before you commit to fabric. Refine and elaborate your sketch until you have something you’d like to sew.

Have fun! We’ve given you lots of choices in technique so you may make your Challenge Quilt as personal as you like.

Your CAMEO Challenge Quilt Committee –

Sybil D, Carole G, Laurie J, chair

"Quilting with Confidence Classes!"

CAMEO will be offering Quilting with Confidence classes again this year.

The ten sessions will be held starting in January and are FREE to CAMEO members.

The classes will be held at Joann's Fabrics at Madison Place on John R. in Madison Heights south of 14 Mile Road. The session leaders are Carol F, Linda W, Maggie S, and Rosemary . Attendees will be making 12 blocks involving different techniques with increasing degrees of difficulty. Following the making of the blocks will be lessons on sashings, borders, sandwiching, pinning, quilting, and binding, The end result will be a sampler style lap quilt and a folder chock full of information you can use whenever you make a quilt. If you are interested in joining a sit and stitch group, helping to make a raffle quilt, or in making a group quilt, but don’t feel like your work is “good enough”, then this class is for you. You WILL become more confident with your quilting. Because of the small class area, we are limited to only 15 attendees. We are asking that if you sign up to attend you make every effort to attend each of the ten sessions. The sessions are always on Tuesday at 7PM and the dates are: Jan. 5 & 19: Feb. 9 & 23; Mar. 8 & 22; Apr. 12 & 26; May 10 & 24. Check your calendar to keep those dates open and fill out the registration form in this newsletter."