Dec 012017

The December 2017/January 2018 newsletter has been posted. Click HERE to view.

Thursday, December 7th: Christmas Party potluck. If your last name begins with A-M, bring a dessert or fruit salad. If your last name begins with N-Z, bring a main dish, vegetable dish or salad. We’ll also have Show and Tell so be sure to bring all the wonderful things you’re making this Holiday season.

Saturday, December 30th: Cherry Valley Library Workshops. Bring your own project or choose from the several offered projects. Click HERE for details.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Nov 092017

If there are any members who would like to decorate and host a table at our December 7th Christmas party, please call or email Anne Brown.

For the afternoon, those whose last name begins with A – M are asked to bring desserts or fruit/fruit salads and those whose last name begins with N – Z are asked to bring main dishes or salads.

For the evening, members are asked to bring finger foods or desserts to share.

Nov 072017

We were very blessed Sunday with great weather for loading & transporting all supplies needed to fill stockings for Monday. We had a lot of help show up and were able to pack 1,200 stockings ready for shipment. We worked for one hour on Sunday and 9-2:30 on Monday.

Thanks to all who helped make this a great day!
Zeta Proskocil

Click HERE to watch the news story from WIFR TV.

Oct 292017

Our baby quilt cupboard is bare! Many of us may have set aside the baby quilts we were working on at home over the summer. Please help build up our supply by finishing a baby quilt and bringing it to our November 2nd meetings.

Also, if anyone, or any small group, would like to spend an afternoon putting together some of the many comfort blocks we have into a comfort quilt top, please talk with Norma Copes. She will show you the beautiful blocks waiting to be used. Quilters General Store has offered their classroom on weekdays if your group needs a place to sew.

Oct 252017

Our originally scheduled November speaker, Shelly Johnson owner of Sunshine Stitches, has been rescheduled to July 5th. The new program is as follows:

NOVEMBER 2, 2017: Visions for SQG Quilt Show 2019
Bits ‘N Pieces, our 2017 Quilt Show, was successful and enjoyable. Planning for 2019 is now underway but it’s not too early to share thoughts and ideas generated by the Show Committee. More importantly, it’s not too late to ask guild members for their thoughts and visions of what the next show could be. In place of our usual presentation, members of the Show Committee will reveal the show’s name and theme and tell a bit how these were selected. Then we will break into smaller groups to talk about what show ideas our members would like to see in 2019.
1:00 and 7:00 

Oct 242017

Please bring your food donations to the November 2nd guild meeting. We will be packing and sending the stockings on November 6th at the Lombardi Club, 209 Olive Street (North Madison and Olive Street), 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. All help needed. Conctact Zeta Proskocil with questions. Click HERE for list of suggested stockings stuffers.

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.