Gobble, Gobble. DAM November meeting already…..

Is it already November??  Guess so, we just had our DAM November meeting.  Here are a few highlights from our meeting!!  Hope everyone has a Wonderful Thanksgiving.  Drive Safe and Enjoy your Family and Friends!!

  • Nancy McIntyre  reserved space for 2 retreats in 2016 at Creative Passions.  The dates for the 2016 retreats are March 18 – 20 and Oct. 28 – 30.  See November Minutes for more details.
  • Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas – and we will begin our celebrations at our Members only Meeting/ Party, on Dec. 5th.  An Email invite will be sent out with all of the details once we have a name from Northbrook’s Angel Tree.
  • The Mod Squad will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 6 pm until 8 pm.  The meeting place is Panera’s located on Telegraph Rd. just south of 12 mile Rd. in Southfield.  See you there.

We elected our Board Members for 2016!

President:  Rebekah Craft

V. President:  Kat Schrodt

Treasurer:  Dana Rankin

Secretary:  Lynette Holliday

Congratulations and we look forward to your new thoughts and creativity!  We would like to thank our current board for all of their creativity and leadership for the past 2 years.

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November DAM Charity Bee:

Lots of Blocks were made with love this month:


Here are a few of our Show & Tell:

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Look who is FAMOUS!!! Lori Miller, not only had her 15 minutes of fame, but look what else she is doing…..




One of our DAM Girls, Lori Miller Designs, is running a Quilt Block of the month (BOM) this year. Starting in February, each month she is offering a FREE download of one of the blocks of her Grandma Town Row by Row Quilt.
Lori shared that her row by row quilt was a labor of love to celebrate her Iowa roots. She spent her childhood visiting her Grandparents on their farm just west of Des Moines in Earlham, Iowa. Her quilt is a special tribute to her dear Grandma.
Lori says “When my sisters, brother and I were little and my parents would drive us to my grandparents farm, my brother would yell, ‘We are going to Grandma Town!’ It was a loving tribute that stuck. This little quilt is full of those reminders of the farm and of Grandma, who loved to garden and loved to cook. Each block is a sweet memory of my youth growing up on that country farm.”
Hurry, her first block, a forget me not flower is free for download on craftsy only through Saturday, February 28th.
You can read more about it on her blog, lorimillerdesigns.com.


The wheels are turning for 2015

New (previous) Board Members are in place:

Vicky – President

Donna A. – V. President

Amanda O. – Treasurer

Sue – Secretary

We have lots of members involved this year.  Here are some of the committees and who is heading them up:

New Memberships:  Eileen

Blog Members:  Dana, Donna A, Lynette & Rebecca P.

Charity Quilt Bee – Rebekah C.

Charity:  Nancy Mc., Barb

Sew-ins – Donna T.

Continue reading “The wheels are turning for 2015”


Each month Rebekah will give us instructions and a color palette to make a block. In the spirit of modern quilting, most of the blocks will be improv based with a final size specification.  Then we have the option to make a block of our own and bring it to the following month’s meeting.   We’ll combine all of the finished blocks into a quilt that will be donated to one of our local charities.
This is a low pressure bee. If you want to make a block, bring it. If you want to make more than one, that’s great. If you’re out of time and can’t make a block, that’s fine, too.
February Block:  Inspiration Quilt
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Color scheme: lime green, navy, red, and aqua (modern prints or solids only)
Unfinished block size: 12.5″
Block instructions: Make an improv quarter square log cabin. Start with a small square and then add two identical strips to 2 sides of the square. Repeat until 12.5″ is reached.
Have fun and let Rebekah know if you have any questions!