Dec 052014
 

On December 4, 2014, WTVO aired a news segment about our Littlest Angel Project. Click HERE to view the video.

The Littlest Angel Project began in April 2011 when Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia visited a guild meeting and spoke about the need for tiny quilts to be available at the Coroner’s office so that when baby’s bodies are released by the Coroner, the body can be transferred in one of these “comfort” quilts. Sizes needed are: 18”x18”, 12”x12”, 24”x24” and even up to 36”x36”. Quilts should be either pink or blue. Flannel can be used for these quilts. No batting is needed—only a top and backing. Nora Hamidi will be collecting the quilts. If you have any questions or would like to become involved with this project, call Nora at 815-639-1347 or fill out the Contact Us form.

Dec 072014
 

Robin Gausebeck is looking for the recipe of a dessert brought to Thursday’s afternoon party. Marshmallows that were coated with chocolate and a touch of peanut butter. Email it to Robin or fill out the Contact Us form and I’ll forward it to her.

Dec 042014
 

Caring For Your Heirloom Quilts: Practical Museum Methods on a Household Budget Quilt expert, Donna Langford, will share low budget methods to provide optimum environments for treasures quilts and other textiles. Discussion includes temperature, humidity, light, pests, storage boxes and location. A trunk show of examples of historic quilts will also be part of the program. The public is also encouraged to bring in their own family quilts to establish when they were made and other specific questions regarding their care.

Donna Langford has been quilting for over two decades and enjoys helping others preserve their family memories. She is the Curator for the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association and has been a museum curator at local museums for twenty years specializing in collections management and preservation. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Textile History/Quilt Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Where: Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 North River Road, Byron, Illinois
When: Sunday, December 7
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Ages: 12 and up

No advance registration is required

Call 815 234-8535 for more information.

Dec 012014
 

Thursday, December 4th

1:00 and 7:00 p.m.: Christmas party

If you have signed up to be a table hostess, you are responsible for decorating your table. You also need to bring plates, cups, silverware and napkins for 8 people. Feel free to bring the disposable stuff or you can bring the real stuff.

At the afternoon party, we will be having a full meal. We are going to divide up the food choices a little different this year. Change  is good. Please bring the following, if your last name begins with:
  • A thru G – Bring a side dish to pass (hot or cold veggies, salad of some kind or even a jello something)
  • H thru O – Bring a main dish to pass
  • P thru Z – Bring a dessert or sweet of some kind
 For the evening party, we will be having finger foods. Please bring the following:
  •  A thru K – Bring something savory
  •  L thru Z – Bring something sweet
We will be having Show and Tell at the meeting. We want to see the things you have been working on to give as gifts and all the other things too. Let’s bring lots to show.

Saturday, December 20th:

SPAM at Cherry Valley Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:  Work on the Collaborative Banner Challenge, crazy quilt cover for the Library’s piano and stool, or bring your own project.

Nov 252014
 

I received a call from Evelyn Wilkerson of WTVO Channel 4 News yesterday.  She has heard about our Littlest Angel project from Nick Toma (one of my clients) and has asked that we gather a group of quilters showing us working on “our babies” quilts, while we explain what they are for and as to how they are used.  She would like to set it up by next Tues.  So if there are any willing to show up at my condo community room I will see that we will have extension plugs, fabric and some batting.  Please help us out!  This is a great way to show that we care.  There is a group of ladies from Christ the Rock church that may be interested also; so if you could get in touch with me I will see to it that your projects will be displayed and give you chairs & anything you need to show you knitting.  Food will be provided, as well as, coffee if desired.

I also have recently returned from a Quilting Cruise at which I & Rita Brdicka passed out our cards and explained how to get it started in other communities.  Many were interested and promised to bring it up at their respective guilds.

Please call me at  home 815-639-1347 / cell 815-979-3022.

Nora Hamidi

Nov 242014
 

I would like to say good-bye to all the Sinnissippi Quilt Guild members since I am moving back to Germany on 16 December. I very much enjoyed being a member of the guild during most of my years here in Rockford and will miss our group, the activities, the get-togethers, the workshops, the wonderful shows, and the friendships I was able to experience. I learned a lot in all those years and will take all that knowledge back home, where I will keep on quilting and being creative, that’s for sure.

A big thank-you to all of you.

Enjoy the Christmas party and have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Conny Picard

Nov 192014
 

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Nov 172014
 

A huge thank you goes to everyone who had a part in our Stockings for Soldiers project this year.  All of your hard work and contributions were soooo welcome.

Thank you to everyone who met at the Masonic Lodge on North 2nd Street on Friday afternoon, the 14th, and stuffed 1,514 stockings.  Many hands made light work, and we were all packed up in under 3 hours. Many thanks to DeMolay boys and the Winnebago Boy Scouts Mighty Pack 5 who stuffed and packed 47 boxes of stockings.

The stockings were mailed by Larry at the Postal Shoppe at Edgebrook Shopping Center on Saturday morning. As customers came into the Postal Shoppe inquiring about all of the boxes that were being processed, many thank yous were given for remembering our deployed military personnel.

Tyler Rudick of the Rockford Register Star came while we were stuffing stockings, took pictures and interviewed several of us. His article “Packing Party Readies Gifts for Troops” appeared in the Saturday, November 15 edition of the paper. Click HERE to read the article.

Many businesses came along side of us to make large contributions of fillers. We are honored to receive these gifts so they may lift the soldiers’ morale. A special appreciation for everyone who collected fillers from businesses, girl scouts and schools. Artwork from children always brings cheer to the soldiers.

We could never have accomplished this wonderful project without all of the help we received throughout the year from all of you.  A special thanks goes to our Stocking for Soldiers Mini Group who diligently worked many hours behind the scenes.

In January we will resume having the stocking kits available to take home from our monthly guild meeting. Keep up the great work!

 

Nov 132014
 

Christmas Party
December 4th, 1:00 and 7:00 pm

If you have signed up to be a table hostess, you are responsible for decorating your table. You also need to bring plates, cups, silverware and napkins for 8 people. Feel free to bring the disposable stuff or you can bring the real stuff.

At the afternoon party, we will be having a full meal. We are going to divide up the food choices a little different this year. Change  is good. Please bring the following, if your last name begins with:
  • A thru G – Bring a side dish to pass (hot or cold veggies, salad of some kind or even a jello something)
  • H thru O – Bring a main dish to pass
  • P thru Z – Bring a dessert or sweet of some kind
 For the evening party, we will be having finger foods. Please bring the following:
  •  A thru K – Bring something savory
  •  L thru Z – Bring something sweet
We will be having Show and Tell at the meeting. We want to see the things you have been working on to give as gifts and all the other things too. Let’s bring lots to show.

We’re also looking for a game or two to play. Send suggestions to Barb Clucas, along with any questions you have regarding the party.