Oct 152017

Jan White’s father recently passed away. He would have been 100 around Christmas time. Jan’s address is in the directory if you’d like to send her a card.

Sep 302017


Note: No mini-morning workshop.


Program: Gyleen Fitzgerald. (website)
Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children’s books.

1:00: Make Mine With Scraps
Focus on traditional utility quilts. Use up, cut up or recycle what you have on hand to make stunning quilts. Learn to harmonize exchange and friendship blocks or clear your clutter with strips and squares.

7:00: Unfinished Stories with New Beginnings
A visual transformation of 1930’s through 1950’s unfinished tops and blocks to finished quilts with unpredictable endings using fabrics of today. Be inspired to begin the perfect journey with your collection of blocks.



Workshop with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Stripper’s MysterySo what do you get when you combine 20 strips of fabric with one absolutely fantastic focus fabric? You are the only one that knows and this is your mystery to solve. The layouts are fun, fast and endless. The quilts range from 25″ to 50″. You can chose Half-Square Triangles, 16-Patch, Chinese coins or Pyramids (to name a few) to solve the mystery. So get out your Sherlock Homes attitude and begin the Stripper’s Mystery. Full Day.
Workshop fee: $10, Supply list (click here)



Workshop with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Trash to Treasures Pineapple: Okay isn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life? Oops, too much? What about using up all those bits and pieces stuff in nooks, crannies and boxes? Better? Let’s make an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist. Effortless stitching without paper piecing! Go scrappy, random or totally stylized it doesn’t matter just plan to join the Pineapple Par-tay! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt. Full Day.
Workshop fee: $30 for book and tool, Supply list: (click here)



Saturday Cherry Valley Library Workshop (previously known as SPAM). NOTE: October date has changed from 3rd Sat. to Oct. 7th.

You are welcome to bring your own project to work on or participate in the workshop.

Turkey Track Table Runner: Click HERE for supply list. 10-4 at Cherry Valley Library.








Sep 122017

The Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild’s quilt show, “Sweet Inspirations”, is September 23-24 in Elk Grove Village, IL. Click HERE for details.

In addition, NSQG is excited to welcome Cathy Geier as their speaker for their October meeting. She will present her lecture “Landscapes from Alaska to Wisconsin” on Thurs., Oct. 19, at 7:15 PM at the Rolling Meadows Community Center. She will be offering classes (open to non-members) on Fri. Oct. 20, and Sat. Oct. 21. Click HERE for details.

Sep 022017

If you have friends who want to learn to quilt, please send this flyer to them — or copy it and post it in a good spot. Click HERE to download the flyer.

Quilt School is requesting donations for the next session. If you have extra supplies that you can
part with from the list below, we will be collecting them at the next guilt meeting.

  • Seam rippers
  • Basic rulers
  • Thread (can be open)
  • Rotary cutters
  • Blades

Thank you very much!

Aug 302017

REMINDER … To be included in the 2017-18 Directory, your membership renewal must be received by September 7th. Membership dues are $30.

You can turn in your renewal at the September 7th meetings or click HERE to print the membership form and mail it along with a check made out to Sinnissippi Quilters Inc. to: Barbie St. Aubin, 1012 Candlewick Dr. NE, Poplar Grove, IL. 61065, or Winifred Halsey, 8807 Ryan Ct., Kingston, IL. 60145.


Aug 282017

Kathy Shelton has been at the Manor Care, 715 Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 since July 29, 2017 for complication after surgery for cancer. The family requests that she not have visitors or calls but does encourage friends to send Get Well wishes at the above address. I just received information that she is improving but there is no projected date as to when she will be released to go home.

~ Becky Harvey

Jul 312017

Thursday, August 3rd:

9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Stockings for Soldiers Sew-In. Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies. There are also non-sewing tasks … turning the stockings, tracing, cutting, writing cards, etc.

1:00 and 7:00: Business meeting.

Reminder: 2017-18 membership dues are due and the new rate is $30. Pick up a form at the meeting, or print one from the website. Click HERE.


Saturday, August 19th:

SPAM (Special Projects & More): Stockings for Soldiers (inside) or Sun Printing (outside – weather permitting). Click HERE for supply list. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Cherry Valley Library