What I Do:

words...

...music

...retreats

...workshops

 

Upcoming Dates

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

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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

Friday, October 6th, 2017

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

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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

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.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Quilts of Valor Benefit Concert, Gaylord, MI
Quilts of Valor Benefit Concert - 7 pm
Friendship Church
Gaylord, MI

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Grayling, MI Senior Center
Crawford County Commission on Aging - 5:45
308 Lawndale St
Grayling, MI
989-348-7123
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, November 3rd, 2017

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

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Bluewater Quilters Guild Owen Sound, ON
Bluewater Quilt Guild

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Ladybug Quilt Guild, Newark, DE
Sisters' Choice - A Musical Trunk Show - 7 pm
200 White Chapel DR.
Newark, DE 19713
302-737-2336

Sisters' Choice

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Chestertown, MD Quilt Guild
Sisters Choice - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Blue Hen Quilt Shop, Newark, DE
The Final Stitch - 10 am - noon, and 2 pm - 4 pm
73 Marrows Rd.
Newark, DE 19711
USA
302-533-5215
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.


Past Dates

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
(231)487-0000
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
9893707289
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
afternoon
Contact for Address

231-352-6045

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
517-279-9587

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
906-586-6000

Watch for details and registration information.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

What's Behind the Door?
Sharjah Expo Centre
Sharjah
UAE

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
USA

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
USA

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
517-617-5237
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
248-887-9075

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

6:30
Curtis, MI 49820
1-800-292-0440

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

6:30 - 9:30
Curtis, MI 49820
906-586-6000

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Algonac, MI
Afternoon Tea Fundraiser - TBA (afternoon)
Algonac

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
989-732-1252
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
406-628-7051

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
563-289-1447

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
989-790-2118

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
517-617-5237
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
810-653-6218

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
USA
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
USA
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
989-387-1263
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!

Friday, April 7th, 2017

House Concert
Marlin House Concert - 7:30
call
Coldwater, MI - Michigan 49036
9893707289
Price: $10 - 15 suggested donation

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

North of 45 Retreat for Writers
North of 45
Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn
Curtis, MI
906-586-6000
Price: $450 - 3 nights, 8 meals, workshops

Writers of all styles and genres are welcome.