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September –  Ann Lovelace w/Lighthouse Quilt Guild

Art Prize winner shares landscape quilting tips

Ann Loveless, who won Art Prize twice with her landscape quilts, will share her techniques with area quilters. The northern Michigan artist will talk at 7 p.m Sept. 11 at the United Methodist Church of the Dunes., 717 Sheldon, Grand Haven.  The Frankfort textile artist and her husband, Steve, a photographer, own State of the Art gallery in Beulah. They use a process they call PhotoFiber, a mixed media of photography and textiles.

Their inspiration and designs come from nature. Favorite subjects are the birch trees, flowers, ferns, sunsets, sparkling water and glistening snow all found in Michigan.

Loveless’ 2013 Art Prize winner ” Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore “ hangs in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire. Her 2015 “Northwood Awakening” is now on display in the University of Michigan Hospital main lobby in Ann Arbor.

The event is sponsored by the Lighthouse Quilt Guild in Grand Haven and Patchers at the Lakeshore (PALS) in Muskegon. It is open to the public.  Cost is $10 for non-guild members.

Members must have membership card or nametag.

The Patchers at the Lakeshore Threads of Friendship 2017 Quilt Show is a Huge Success

Hundreds turned out for the Threads of Friendship Quilt Show on May 12th and 13th.

PALS had another wonderful Threads of Friendship Quilt Show.  We heard nothing but great comments for this year’s show.  The quilt registration went smoothly, the vendors were great, the challenge was a success, the Chinese auction and boutique were very profitable, publicity brought the crowd in, the 2 raffle quilts were beautiful, and the church ladies served a wonderful lunch.  But, the show would have been nothing if it weren’t for the beautiful quilts and ALL of the fabulous volunteers. A very big THANK YOU to the PALS members (and husbands), who devoted their time to our 2017 Threads of Friendship Quilt Show.  We are only as good as our TEAM.


Welcome to PALS

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PALS (Patchers at the Lakeshore) was formed in January 1991 to nurture and encourage friendships through the education and tradition of quilting. We are all quilters – novice, expert and everything in between! We have a large and resourceful membership of about 250.

PALS meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 Apple Avenue in Muskegon. A special program, guest speaker or activity follows a short business meeting. “Show and Tell” is a special time at the end of each meeting, where members bring their latest projects to share with the group.PALS_meeting