Welcome to the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild!

Please see our schedule below as we are transitioning into meeting in-person as often as possible. Our meeting location is at Northbrook Presbyterian Church (22055 W 14 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills Mi 48025). Please email damqgboard@gmail.com with any questions.

2022-2023 Schedule

  • December 6, 2022-Holiday Party, 6:30pm at Mojave Cantina, 48 W. 14 Mile Rd, Clawson MI), RSVP by 12/1/22
  • January 3, 2023 – 6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • February 7, 2023 – 6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • March 7, 2023- 6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • March Retreat-Creative Passions
  • April 4, 2023- 6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • May 2, 2023- 6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • June 6, 2023-6:30 pm-In-person meeting
  • July , 2023-TBA
  • August 1, 2023- 6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • September 5, 2023-6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • October 3, 2023-6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • November 7, 2023-6:30pm – In-person meeting
  • December 5, 2023 (Holiday party – location TBA)

Welcome to the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild!

The DAMQG meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Due to Covid-19, meetings are being held on Zoom.  See our Facebook and Instagram for more information.  Guests are welcome; there may be a charge if we are having a speaker.

Upcoming Meetings and Events


  • Feb 2 – Meeting – Tour of the MQG Website
  • Feb 18-22 – QUILTCON 2021 – QuiltCon Together
  • Mar 2 – Speaker -Jen Kingwell
  • Mar 19-21 – Retreat at Creative Passions
  • April 6-Speaker-Krista Hennebury
  • May 4 – Speaker-Tammy Silvers

DAMQG T-shirt Order Form

We are now accepting orders for DAMQG “I am a Maker” t-shirts!

For those ordering for Maker Faire, there are 2 things we have to be firm on because of the turn around time – order deadline is July 10 at 5pm and payment must accompany your order. We will be submitting an additional order later on, so no pressure if you would like to wait until after Maker Faire!
Email your order form to me at: bethdever1@gmail.com
Call or text Beth with questions: 248-625-1372
Make your payment through PayPal to the guild, instructions are on the order form.

T-Shirt Order Form

DAMQG July Updates

Hello, DAMQG!
Happy July! It’s really feeling like summer around metro Detroit (thank goodness!). While we don’t have our regular meeting this month, there is a lot going on to be aware of!
July Sew-In
If you haven’t signed up for our July 13 sew-in yet, a few spots still remain! We’ll be at the Schoolcraft College Radcliff Center from 10 am until 8 pm. Our own Jenny D. will be going over how to care for a featherweight sewing machine that day, too! There’s no cost to attend, but we do ask that you consider bringing a donation of a personal hygiene product (toilet paper, tissues, sanitary items) to donate to the student community closet located at the school. To sign up for the sew-in, email Caroline: cdkalvaitis@yahoo.com.
Maker Faire Detroit July 27-28 at The Henry Ford
Looking to show off your quilt? Promote your sewing services to the masses? Join us as a volunteer? It’s time to sign up! More details and info can be found in the sign-up form: https://forms.gle/Td3X2PmdNsmgCgHq7.
Stay tuned for another Maker Faire email with information about our upcoming guild shirts!
Denver Metro MQG Postcard Swap
The wonderful team over at the Denver Metro MQG just invited us to join a sewn postcard swap with their group and the Albuquerque MQG. They’re now accepting sign-ups for the swap – you can do that and learn more about what the project is all about here: http://www.denvermetromodernquiltguild.org/postcardswap/. Sign-up spots are limited, so if you’re interested, sign up today!
Lizzy House Class: Bee Squad Sweetie Sept. 21
We’re excited to announce that Lizzy House will be teaching her latest pattern to our guild this September!
The Bee Squad Sweetie is a multi-purpose organizing wallet that can be used for so many different organizing needs: sewing notions, makeup necessities, and, of course, acting as a travel case for essential oils, a topic Lizzy knows a lot about as a dōTERRA leader. In addition to creating your Sweetie Wallet that day, Lizzy is also hosting a pop-up shop packed with OOP fabrics from her collections (1/8″ cuts, fat quarters, and bundles), a chance to learn more about essential oils and order directly from her, and a few more surprises.
Learn more about Lizzyhttps://www.lizzyhouse.com/.
The class will be held at the Schoolcraft College Radcliff Center from 10 to 4 pm and is $50 (class fee includes Lizzy’s pattern as well roller travel supplies with an oil of your choice) for DAMQG members ($60 to non-members). Registration for members is now open – contact Caroline (cdkalvaitis@yahoo.com) directly to register. Can’t make the whole class? Feel free to stop by and check out the pop-up shop that day!
MQG Modern Monthly
Make sure you’ve checked out the latest updates from the Modern Quilt Guild in their June Modern Monthly! If you’re not receiving emails from the MQG, let Lish know!
That’s all for now! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re hoping to see many of you this month, but if we don’t, we’ll see you back at Northbrook in August!
Lish, Caroline, Amy, Maribeth, and Bonnie

June 2019 Meeting Minutes

DAMQG Minutes June 2019

Happy June!
A Few Reminders:
  • In lieu of a July meeting, we will be hosting a sew-in on July 13 – details in the minutes.
  • Maker Faire – July 27-28
    • Call for quilts will be sent via email soon!
    • Charity Quilt raffle will be held
    • T-shirt order form coming soon
We have also decided to host an impromptu Sew-In at Schoolcraft College on Tuesday, June 25th
  • Schoolcraft College – Garden City Campus – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • 1751 Radcliff Street, Garden City – Room 135 (North end of the building)
Please feel free to bring a friend and a dish to pass. Hope to see you there!

Debbie Grifka – Drawing with Fabric Workshop

Spaces are still available – sign up now!

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Schoolcraft College, Garden City
Cost: $40 Member/$50 Non Member


A strip of bias is like a line from a pencil. Learn ways to make and use bias tape applique’ to “draw” your own quilts. Whether you want to draw a picture or something more abstract, you’ll have fun creating your own unique quilt! We will also explore and discuss other ways to draw with fabric.

Come join us for a day of fun, creativity and learning!
Please contact Caroline Kalvaitis cdkalvaitis@yahoo.com for more information.