What I Do:






Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

A Patch of Lakeshore Quilters
Pieces of Time - 6:45 pm
Manitowoc Senior Center
Manitowoc, WI

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Chocolate City Quilters
Pieces of Time
Burlington, WI

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Log Cabin Quilters
Pieces of Time
Muskego, WI

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Lakeside Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time - 6:30 pm
Oshkosh, WI

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Monroe County Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time
Monroe, MI

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Centre County Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time
State College, PA

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Berks Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Meet the Teachers - TBA
Leesport Farmers Market
Leesport, PA

30 Minute showcase! If you're in the area, here's an opportunity to take in a great quilt show AND get a sneak peek at some Guild Presenters... like me!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Goodtime Quilters Guild
Pieces of Time - 10 am
Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound St.
Circleville, OH

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Lansing Area Patchers
Pieces of Time
Delta Presbyterian Church at 6100 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI

Past Dates

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Georgian Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time - 1:30 pm
Meaford Hall
Meaford, Ontario
Price: $5 guest fee for non-members

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Word Compass Retreat for Writers November 7 - 10
Thursday - Sunday (Nov 7 - 10)
Gaylord, MI
Price: $325 per person, inclusive

Come write with me in a comfy, cozy, up-north log house. We'll have home-cooked, family-style meals, writing workshops, time to share your writing with the group, live music, and lots of laughter. 

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Writing Workshops - through November 3

I could not be happier. The first time I visited Sharjah I was nervous. It was a big adventure, farther from home than I had ever imagined traveling, and I didn't know what to expect. 
And then I went back a second time, excited about having a "once in a lifetime' experience AGAIN! 
And now, here I am, headed out on the long plane ride again. This time my excitement is augmented by the knowledge of seeing friends I have made there. I can already taste the food. And once again. I have the honor of teaching children about the joy to be had in writing stories.
I can't wait!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Fall Knitting Weekend
Needle Clickers Retreat - Wednesday - Sunday
Gaylord, MI
Price: $325 inclusive

Get caught up on your holiday knitting! We'll take care of the cooking and cleaning. All you have to do is knit, eat, and enjoy! How-to workshop and massages available.
Limited space. Register early

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Private Event
Retreat Weekend - Thursday - Sunday
Chimney Corners
Frankfort, MI

I am honored to play for this group of wonderful folks every year. 
Internal Family Systems

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Pocono Mountains Quilters Guild
Pieces of Time - 6:30 pm
East Stroudsburg, PA

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

LeTort Quilters
Pieces of Time - 2 pm
Carlisle, PA

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

6 pm
Curtis, MI 49820

Are you planning to walk the Mighty Mac on Labor Day? Come to Chamberlin's for a fabulous dinner the night before. I'll sing you some songs to carry with you.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Quirky Quilters of Oscoda
Sisters' Choice

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Camp for writers ages 10 - 13

Twice each summer I am thrilled to direct this camp for young writers. Check out the website. Take a look at some terrific kids having fun without their phones!
August 14 - 17

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Song Dog Farm and Trading Post
Summer Celebration - Afternoon
Grand Marais, MI

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

AnnMarie - Unquilted - 6 pm
Curtis, MI 49820

Chamberlin's is one of my favorite places ...for eating, for performing, for retreats, or for just hanging out. 
I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Evening Star Quilters
7 pm
Davison, MI

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Camp for Writers ages 10 - 13 years

I'm honoured to be the director of this camp that gives kids a place to find their voice. It's the twelfth year, and we're back in the location where it all started, Ocqueoc. Dark skies, loons on the lake, no traffic, no electronic gizmos. 
60 young writers, 20 caring adults,  four days, three nights, and a very full heart.
June 18 - 22

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore
8 pm
104 E. Munising
Munising, MI 49862

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Co-op Mercantile
Outdoor Concert - 5 pm
Grand Marais, MI

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Patchers At the Lakeshore Quilt Guild
Sisters Choice - 7 pm
Muskegon, MI

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

North of 45 Retreat for Writers; May 2 - 5
North of 45 Retreat for Writers - May 2 - 5
Curtis, MI

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Sharjah Children's Reading Festival
Workshops - Monday - Saturday
United Arab Emirates

I'm so happy and honored to be involved with this festival! I first presented writing workshops in Sharjah in 2016, thinking it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. What a thrill to be able to do it again!  I'll be teaching for 6 days, April 22 - 27.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Valley Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time - 7 pm
New Philadelphia, OH

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Blue Hen Quilt Shop
The Final Stitch - 10 am - noon, and 2 pm - 4 pm
73 Marrows Rd.
Newark, DE 19711
Price: Contact the shop

The Final Stitch is an interactive writing workshop designed to help quilters (and others) bind the past to the future through their quilts and other treasures.
Bring a quilt you love, whether you made it, or it found its way to you.

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Ladybug Quilt Guild
Sisters' Choice - A Musical Trunk Show - 7 pm
200 White Chapel DR.
Newark, DE 19713

Sisters' Choice

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Quiltessence Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time
Shillington, PA

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Brandywine Valley Quilters
Pieces of Time - Musical Trunk SHow
Bethlehem United Methodist
Thornton, PA

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Needle Clickers
Spring Knitting Retreat - Wednesday - Sunday
Gaylord, MI
Price: $325 inclusive

Bring your comfy clothes, your slippers, the knitting project you're working on and the one you feel overwhelmed by! We'll have a how-to workshop (Learn brioche knitting!) lots of great food, wine, and fun. Space is limited. Sign up early! 

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Master Gardener Series I
Let's Talk About Flowers! - 7 pm
Otsego Public Library
Gaylord, MI

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Private Event
Pieces of Time
Dexter, MI

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Private Event
Pieces of Time
Dexter, MI

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

House Concert - Port Charlotte
House Concert - TBA
Port Charlotte, Florida

Monday, December 10th, 2018

West Broward Quilt Guild
Pieces of Time - 7 pm
Hollywood, Florida

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Quilt Guild of The Villages, FL
Pieces of Time - 7 pm
Laurel Manor
The Villages, Florida

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Miami Valley Quilters
Miami Valley Quilters - Dayton, OH - 7 pm
325 N 3rd
Fairborn, OH

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Casual Quilters
Sisters' Choice - 7 pm
Brighton, MI

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Knitters Retreat - October 24 - 28

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Word Compass Retreat for Writers - Oct. 18 - 21
Retreat for Writers
Gaylord, MI

Join me for an all-inclusive two-night retreat in Michigan's northwoods with great food and accommodations, workshops, friendship. ad lots of laughter.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Sisters Choice - 7 pm
Saginaw, MI 49036
United States

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Friendship Church
Delphine's Quilt Shop's 10th Anniversary Quilt Show - 11 - 3
North Ohio St.
Gaylord, MI - Michigan 49036
Price: Free

The show runs Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th. I'll be singing on the hour. Come by and say hello!

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Private Event (Sept. 27 - 29)
Chimney Corners Retreat
Chimney Corners
Frankfort, MI

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Keeping the Piece Quilt Guild
Sisters Choice - 7 pm
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Grand Marais Co-Op
Concert Series - 5 pm
22595 county rd H58 Michigan
Grand Marais, MI
Price: FREE!

I love Grand Marais, and I love this event. Come on up to the Lake Superior shore for some beer and wine sampling, a fantastic food truck, a petting zoo (bunnies!) and lots of friendly people. I will sing to you from 5 - 7.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Author Quest - August 8 - 11
Author quest

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Mukwanago Crazy Quilters
Sisters Choice
Mukwanago, WI

It's a road trip with my sister! Songs, quilts, sisters! Yay!

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Lake Superior Brewing Comapny
Lake Superior Brewing Company - 9 - 11
Grand Marais, MI
Price: FREE!

Come on in for a local brew and some songs near my favorite lake. Superior doesn't have that name for no reason, you know! 

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Grand Marais Co-Op
Farmer's Market - 5 - 7 pm
Grand Marais, MI
Price: FREE!

It's just me and my guitar for a couple of hours at the Farmer's Market in one of my favorite places on the planet. YAY!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Author Quest June 20 - 23, Wolverine, MI

May 2018

UK Tour with RPR
RPR (Ritchie-Parrish-Rithie and Granger)

RPR is a folk-rock band from Ontario. I get to go along as extra sound-check ears, coffee-bearer, mender, and viewer of scenery. I might be a floor singer a time or two. 

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

North of 45 Retreat for Writers April 26 - 29
Thursday - Sunday
Chamberiln's Ole Forest Inn
Curtis, MI

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Author Quest Dec 27 - 30
Author Quest

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Bluewater Quilters Guild Owen Sound, ON
Bluewater Quilt Guild

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Live From The Living Room! Lake Orion, MI
Live From the Living Room - 8 pm
Price: $10

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Fall into Winter - 7 pm
3736 Mackinaw
Saginaw, MI 48602
Price: $7

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Grayling, MI Senior Center
Crawford County Commission on Aging - 5:45
308 Lawndale St
Grayling, MI
Price: Free! (Donations accepted)

The Crawdord County COmmission on Aging serves a nice dinner for a very small cost at 5 pm. Reservations are not required fo the meal, but suggested. 
The concert is open to the public, and free. 

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Word Compass Retreat for Writers (and lovers of words)
Word Compass Retreat 10/19 - 22 - October 20 - 23
Gaylord, MI
Price: $225

All inclusive, family-style, relaxed retreat. Space limited to 15 attendees.

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Red Sky Stage, Petoskey, MI
With Kelly Shively - 8 pm
Price: $10

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Weekend Retreat - Private Event, Frankfort, MI
10/6 - 8 Private Event - Frankfort, MI

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Frankfort MI House Concert
House Concert, Frankfort, MI - 3 pm
Price: Donation

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Falling Rock Cafe, Munising, MI
Concert Series - 7 pm
Price: $5

Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore has great food, coffee, and ice cream. Come early to browse and have a bite to eat!

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Gaylord United Methodist Church
Sisters' Choice - noon
Gaylord, MI

Fundraiser for the Otsego County Public Library

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Author Quest Aug 2 - 5
Camp for Young Writers

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Author Quest
Author Quest ~ June 14 - 17
Wolverine, MI
United States

Ages 10 - 13

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Red Sky Stage w/ Kelly Shively - 7 pm
445 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
United States
Price: $10

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Alpena MI Quilt Guild
Sisters' Choice - 7 pm

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Naubinway, MI
Sisters' Choice - A Musical Trunk Show - 7 pm

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Quilters Squared Guild - Midland, MI
Sisters' Choice - 7 pm
405 N Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

North of 45 Retreat for Writers
May 4 - 7
Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn
Curtis, MI
Price: contact for details

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Marlin House Concert, Coldwater, MI
Marlin House Concert - 7 pm
call for reservations and address
Coldwater, MI - Michigan 49036
Price: $10 - 15 suggested donation

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Live From The Living Room, Lake Orion
Live! From the Living Room Lake Orion, MI - 7 pm
3070 S. Baldwin Rd Orion Township
Lake Orion, MI
Price: $10

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Piecemakers Quilt Guild- Saginaw, MI
Sisters' Choice

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Author Quest Winter Camp

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild - Spring Arbor, MI
Sisters' Choice
Spring Arbor, MI

Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit
Sisters Choice
Detroit, MI

Details TBA

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

House Concert - Frankfort, MI
Contact for Address


Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Private Event - Frankfort, MI

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Author Quest August 10 - 13
Wolverine, MI

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility
Happy Hour! - 7 pm
Contact for Address
Coldwater, MI 49036

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Quilt Guild - Private Event
6:30 p.m.
East Jordan, MI

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

MI Reading Association Conference- Shanty Creek
Michigan Reading Association Conference - 8:30
Bellaire, MI

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Author Quest June 15 - 18
Wolverine, MI

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Live From The Living Room - Girls With Guitars
Girls With Guitars - 7 pm
Lake Orion, MI

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

May 5 - 8 North of 45 Retreat for Writers
North of 45
Curtis, MI

Watch for details and registration information.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

What's Behind the Door?
Sharjah Expo Centre

I'll be leading a series of writing workshops with kids in the United Arab Emirates from April 20th - April 30th! I'm thrilled to have been invited to participate in this Festival. I'll teach 2 workshops per day for all of thye ten days of the festival. 
My friend, author Johnathan Rand says, "Books don't have covers, they have doors." In my UAE workshops, I'll encourage young writers to explore their own stories using their five senses, plus their sixth sense; that is, their sense of curiosity.
I'm ready for this BIG adventure and the opportunity to collect some new stories of my own.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

AQS Quilt Week - Lancaster, PA
The Final Stitch
Lancaster, PA

I'll present a writing workshop for quilters! 
No one makes a quilt for no reason. The colours, the patterns...none are chosen by chance. Learn the importance of telling the storie behind the quilts you make.

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

AQS Quilt Week - Lancaster, PA
Sisters' Choice
Lancaster, PA

Delphine Miller and I present a tunk show of quilts and songs for the American Quilt Society. 

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

AQS Quilt Week - Lancaster, PA
All Star Review - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

House Concert Coldwater, MI
Just me and my guitar and some songs... - 7 pm
Coldwater, MI 49036
United States
Price: suggested donation $15

Please call to reserve a seat! 

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Bretton Woods Covenant Church
Pieces of Time - 7 pm
Lansing, MI
Price: $5

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

House Concert ~ Highland, MI
House Concert - 2:00 pm
Call for address
Highland, MI

I am pleased to be playing for my friends, Steve and Michele.
Call for details, and to reserve your spot!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Erickson Center for the Arts
Sisters' Choice
Curtis, Michigan

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Curtis, MI 49820

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

6:30 - 9:30
Curtis, MI 49820

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Algonac, MI
Afternoon Tea Fundraiser - TBA (afternoon)

The Algonac Woman’s Life Society is hosting a Summer Tea Party to raise money to buy new sewing machines for our local charity quilting group, and would love to have you be part of that event. The Piece-to-Peace Quilters make quilts for the homeless, the local police and fire departments to carry in their vehicles, and the Blue Water Pregnancy Center, along with many other worthy causes.  One of their projects is a Cancer Quilt where they sell strips to honor cancer victims and donate the money to the American Cancer Society to help local families.  

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Delphine's Quilt Shop - Gaylord, MI
Road By Road Tour - 7 pm
115 N. Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI
Price: $5 (will be refunded as store coupon with your next purchzsse of $25+)

I'm wrapping up a long tour with a concert in what I consider to be my "home shop". I'll have Row By Row patterns to show from shops I have visited between Michigan and Idaho and back. some fabric license plates too, plus stories of the places I went, the people I met, and the quilts I saw along the way...all that and a whole stash of songs for you. 

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Road By Road Tour - 5 pm
109 E. Main St.
Laurel, MT

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

House Concert
7:30 pm
send email request for information
Council, ID
Price: donation

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Council, Idaho Annual Quilt Show
Quilt Show - NOON

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Expressions in Thread Quilt Shop, LeClaire, IA
Road By Road Tour - 11:00 am
LeClaire, Iowa

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Roscommon Area District Library
Quilt Show - 4:30 pm
106 S. Lake Street
Roscommon, MI
Price: Free!

Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library present an annual quilt show. This year, the theme is Celenrate Children's Books in Quilts".
I'll be performing songs that appeal to quilters, quilt lovers, people who love quilters and quilt lovers, and anybody else who might enjoy some folk music on a Tuesday afternoon! 

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Cameo Quilt Guild
Sisters Choice
Clawson Methodist Church, 205 N Main
Clawson, MI

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Girls With Guitars
3736 Mackinaw
Saginaw, MI 48602

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Oakland County Quilt Guild
Sisters' Choice
First Congregational Church 1315 N. Pine St.
Rochester, MI

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Falling Rock Cafe Munising, MI
Falling Rock Cafe - 7:00 p.m.
104 E. Munising
Munising, MI 49862
Price: $5

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Three Lakes Academy
Songs for Earth Day
Curtis, Michigan

I'll be celebrating Earth Day with the K - 5 students at Three Lakes Academy, and conducting a creative writing workshop with the older kids! 

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

House Concert
House Concert - 7:30 pm
Contact for Address
Coldwater, MI 49036
Price: Suggested Donation $15 per person

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Richfield Church of the Nazarene
Senior Luncheon - NOON
7524 E. Mt. Morris Rd.
Otisville, MI 48463

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Petoskey MI
Sisters' Choice - NOON
Perry Hotel
Price: Private Event

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

House Concert! - 7:30 - 10 pm. 2 sets with a break. Doors open at 7. Refreshments provided.
722 Laprairie
Ferndale, MI
RSVP via webpage
Price: By donation, suggested $10 - 15 per person

I'll be coming at you with original songs, old Americana, a little bit of Canadiana, a bit of the familiar, and maybe something that fell from a tree. If I do my job right, you're going to cry. And laugh.
I am truly honored to be invited to perform for this new house concert series. 

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Unity of Lake Orion
LIVE! From The Living Room Acoustic Showcase - 8 pm Doors open at 7:30
3070 S. Baldwin Rd
Lake Orion, MI
Price: $10 per person

It's been a long time since I performed as a solo!! I'll be singing a lot of my own songs, plus some from other writers. You might know them, but then again, maybe not! Come prepared to sing with me a time or two.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Commission on Aging
Sisters' Choice - 7 pm
2200 S. Lincoln Road
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Price: Sponsored by Mid-Michigan Quilters Guild

Sisters' Choice is a musical trunk show. Delphine Ren-Miller, owner of Delphine's Quilt Shop in Gaylord, MI., shows 50 - 60 quilts from her vast collection. She tells their stories, I sing their songs.

Pieces of Time, a CD of quilt-themed songs is available following the performance. $20, INCLUDES 3 FAT QUARTERS!!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Bay Shore Camp
Fall Quilt Retreat - Oct. 24 - 26
Sebewaing, MI
Price: Contact Bay Shore Camp to Register

I'll be on hand all weekend, assisting Delphine Ren-Miller, who is the vendor and is also teaching. I'll have my guitar and a stash of CDs!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Oscoda United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Sisters' Choice - 7 pm
By the police station off River Rd.
Oscoda, Michigan
United States
Price: Sponsored by Quirky Quilters of Oscoda

Sisters' Choice is a trunk show of quilts and songs. Delphine Ren-Miller shows 50 - 60 quilts from her vast collection, while I sing songs from my CD, "Pieces of Time". Quilts. Music. Stories. 

Some women are sisters by birth. Others are sisters by choice. 

Sisters' Choice concert special! Purchase  "Pieces of Time" a CD of quilt-themed songs for $20, and receive 3 FAT QUARTERS of your choice!

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

White Cloud Senior Center
Sisters' Choice - 7 pm
Gibbs Street
White Cloud, Michigan
Price: Sponsored

Quilts. Music. Stories! Show and tell for grown ups!

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Needle Clickers Retreat for Knitters
Needle Clickers - Wednesday - Sunday
Gaylord, MI
Price: $325 inclusive

Bring your comfy clothes, the project you're working on, and the one you're afraid to begin! We'll have a how-to workshop, massages available for those tired hands and tense shoulders, great food, wine, and lots of fun!
Space is limited. register early!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

House Concert
Marlin House Concert - 7:30
Coldwater, MI - Michigan 49036
Price: $10 - 15 suggested donation

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

North of 45 Retreat for Writers
North of 45
Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn
Curtis, MI
Price: $450 - 3 nights, 8 meals, workshops

Writers of all styles and genres are welcome.

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 9
    A Patch of Lakeshore Quilters,  Manitowoc
  • Apr 13
    Chocolate City Quilters,  Burlington
  • Apr 14
    Log Cabin Quilters,  Muskego
  • Apr 15
    Lakeside Quilt Guild,  Oshkosh
  • Jul 9
    Monroe County Quilt Guild,  Monroe