Nov 112015

The Sinnissippi Quilters will be celebrating the holiday season during the December 3rd meeting.

Here are some details:

Please note that the church will not be open until after 10:00 am on Thursday Dec. 3rd.

  • Table Hostesses – The afternoon meeting has 10 hostesses and a few more are needed for the evening. Responsibilities include decorating your table however you wish and bringing plates, cups, napkins and silverware for 8 people. Disposable stuff works great. You may decorate the tables any way you like with one request: Please DO NOT use any GLITTER or CINNAMON. (Requested by the church for ease of clean up and member allergies.)
    * If 2 people want to get together and share table hostessing, that is fine. If you would like to be a table hostess, contact Cecilia Mann by email (contact info in Directory).
  • Food – Afternoon meeting – we will have a full meal.
    * If your last name begins with A – H, please bring a dessert
    * If your last name begins with I – Z, please bring a savory dish (Some, but not all, bring a “main dish”, others bring savory side dishes and salads.)
  • Food – Evening meeting – we will be having finger foods
    * If your last name begins with A – H, please bring something sweet
    * If your last name begins with I – Z, please bring something savory (side dishes such as cheeses and crackers or veggie tray)
  • Entertainment and games
    We are seeking volunteers to plan a fun activity during the party. Prizes will be provided by the Programs committee. Contact Cecilia Mann to volunteer. THANK YOU!
  • Show & Tell – Let’s plan on having a BIG show & tell at the meetings. This is a time of year when we are often giving quilts and quilty-type items as gifts. Bring yours to share before they are given away. Bring other projects to share what you are working on. They do not have to be finished.

Questions? Contact Donna Langford or Cecilia Mann at.

Nov 182015

I am pleased to tell you that the custom quilt designed and created by Sinnissippi Quilters sold for $1,400 at the Signature Chefs Auction held last Thursday, November 12 at Giovanni’s. We are so grateful for the time and effort put into the quilt, it was absolutely beautiful and it created quite a bidding war at the live auction. We appreciate your generosity as the funds raised from the sale of the quilt go toward supporting the mission of the March of Dimes. Thank you again, we sincerely appreciate it!

~ Chris Anderson, March of Dimes

Nov 062015

Chris Anderson of the local chapter of the March of Dimes requested that the Sinnissippi Quilt Guild make and donate a T-shirt quilt for their fund-raising event, Signature Chef’s Auction, to be held on November 12. The quilt was designed by Barb Clucas, pieced and assembled by Barb, Jane Erickson, Sue Lacerra and Laura O’Connell and was machine-quilted by Laura Hunt. Thank you to all these ladies for helping to make this such a fun project!
~ Mary K. Field



Nov 022015

Thursday, November 5, 2015:

Mini-Morning Workshop: “Pincushions”– A quick project for holiday gifts. This is a scrappy project. Bring fabric scraps for flower centers ( about a 5” square), flower petals ( about a 12” square), flower leaves ( about a 12” square) for each flower you would like to make; scraps of thin batting; hand sewing needles; coordinating floss or pearl cotton; an empty wooden spool and basic sewing supplies (scissors, thread, marking pencil, sewing machine). 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

Program: Pat Brackman, Wool Applique (website).Petals & Blooms Trunk Show”. The presentation tells about herself, her business, and her products and then she shows quilts and quilted items for which she has patterns for. She specializes in handwork and hand dyed wool. Products include embroidery patterns, applique and wool applique patterns, threads (Valdani, Presencia, Sulky), notions, some fabric and lots of hand dyed wool. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.


Friday, November 6, 2015:

Stockings for Soldiers’ Stuffing Day: Please stop by when you can at 4:00 p.m. (or after) at the Westlake Community Center, 3677 Westlake Village Drive, Winnebago, IL. Click HERE for further details and directions to Westlake Community Center.


Saturday, November 21st:

SPAM (Special Projects and More): Finish Bullseye quilt, wool applique Christmas ornament with Barb Clucas (kit fee $10) and yo-yo ornament (no charge). 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cherry Valley Library.

Oct 202015

We need your help. Our Stockings for Soldiers’ stuffing day had to be changed and is now Friday, November 6. Please stop by when you can at 4:00 p.m. (or after) at the Westlake Community Center, 3677 Westlake Village Drive, Winnebago, IL.

To get there, go west on 20 from Rockford until you get to the stoplight at Winnebago. Turn north (right) on Winnebago Road. Go approximately one and one-half miles until you get to Smith Road (the first road that goes west – left). Go past Keith Road and turn north (right) at the second entrance to Westlake Village. Follow Westlake Village Drive past the gazebo to the parking lot on the right. We will meet in the Community Center (the white frame building with pillars). (If you are coming from the west on 20, you will turn north (left) on Hoisington Road, then east (right) on Smith Road, and north (left) at the first entrance that has a Westlake Village sign. Then follow the directions above.

If you have any stocking stuffers, please get them to Bethesda Covenant Church or to Kathy Thomas or Betsy Parrish by Tuesday, October 27 so they can be included in this year’s shipment of stockings.

Thank you so much.

Sep 282015

Thursday, October 1, 2015:

Mini-Morning Workshop: Rockford Rescue Mission quilt tops. Please bring your sewing machine and sewing kit. Also bring any 5 inch fabric squares or any 15 inch fabric squares that you would like to donate for this project. We will be putting the squares together that we made last month. There is no restriction on colors for fabric. The quilt tops need to be for a single bed size.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church

Program: Janice Grimes of Quilts of Compassion (website) will present a program. Quilts of Compassion is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing hope and encouragement to those who are hurting through the gift of handmade quilts. Janice will talk about the creation of the organization, its history and mission to help people hurt in a disaster. Donations of quilts to Quilts of Compassion will be accepted in all sizes from infant to adult. Donated quilts may be quilted or tied. Although general sports theme is acceptable, the organization cannot accept sport team specific, such as the Bears, Cubs or Bulls. Holiday specific quilts will also not be accepted.
1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church


Saturday, October 17, 2015:

SPAM at Cherry Valley Library: Bullseye Quilt.
Supply List:

  • 48 EACH: 9 1/2″ squares, 8″ squares, 6″ squares – lights and darks
  • Good sharp scissors
  • Sewing machine and quilting supplies

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cherry Valley Library

Sep 042015

The SPAM workshop will be on September 12th, not the 19th. Finish the Gobbler wall hanging (supplies: sewing machine, appropriate thread, sewing accessories – scissors, sewing machine feet, pin, needles, etc.) or bring your own project.

Future dates and workshops:

October 17th: Bullseye quilt

November 21st: Wool applique Christmas ornament with Barb Clucas (kit fee $10) and yo-yo ornament (no charge)

December 19th: Work on your own projects