Mar 022015
 

Thursday, March 5th

Mini-Morning Workshop: Fidget Quilts. Supply List- sewing machine, scissors, sewing kit, 5” squares for high contrast fabric and all kinds of embellishments (ribbon, lace, rickrack, empty spools, keys, buttons, etc.). 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church

Program: Pam Buda (website). “Secrets of Professional Quilters Revealed”. 1:00 & 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church

2015_raffle_quiltNotes:

  • Pick up your raffle tickets from Dee Pittham. Thanks to Dee and everyone who made this beautiful quilt! I’ve added a link to a larger picture in the right hand column under the Quilt Show graphic.
  • Seasons of Color Banners are due. Turn into Robin Gausebeck or Karen Grover.
  • Sign up for the IQF bus trip to Rosemont (March 26th). $30.00 includes bus, admission, program, driver tip, and bottle of water.

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Friday, March 6th

Workshop with Pam Buda: Settler’s Puzzle. Click HERE for supply list and cutting instructions. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Heart Hospital

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Saturday, March 7th

Cherry Valley Library Workshop (SPAM) – The first four months in 2015, will be devoted to the two Cherry Valley Library Collaborative Challenge projects, 1) the Around the World Block Banners, and 2) the Crazy Quilt Piano and Bench Covers for the Library. Everyone is also welcome to come and work on individual or group projects, or just relax and hang out. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library.

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Mini Groups: Note that a Mini Groups tab has been added to the navigation at the top of the page. Click there to see details about the groups and their meeting dates and times.

Feb 272015
 

Seasons of Color Banners: The banners are due at the March 5th meetings. If you have any questions, contact Robin Gausebeck or Karen Grover.

IQF Bus Trip: Be sure to reserve your seat for our bus trip to the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, on Thursday, March 26, 2015. See the Midwest Marvels exhibit – including quilts submitted by our guild members. The entire Wicked Challenge exhibit will be there – including three quilts from our members – a fabulous exhibit. Come and help support our guild as we display our beautiful raffle quilt that day, as well. Click HERE for all information including a printable form, or you can reserve your seat at the guild meetings on March 5th. Please invite your friends, and join us on this fun excursion! $30.00 includes bus, admission, program, driver tip, and bottle of water.

 

Feb 042015
 

Quilts Needed for the Rockford Rescue Mission

Quilts for the Rockford Rescue Mission are needed once again. Many quilts have been completed and are on beds. However, the supply is dwindling. If you have any quilt tops (no batting or backing) that you can donate, they would be appreciated. The recommended size is in the 60″ x 80″ range, large enough to cover a twin bed. Please give to the Special Projects table. Thanks!! ~ Jane Erickson

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Quilt Show Boutique Donations

We will be collecting your items for the Boutique this Thursday.  I will be there an hour before each meeting to take the items you have brought for resale at the Boutique.  I will be loading them in my black Honda CRV and will park near the entrance to the church. Thanks for going through your sewing rooms and finding good stuff for us to have in the Boutique. ~ Barb Clucas

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Rosemont Quilt Festival Bus Trip

We are taking the bus to the Rosemont Quilt Festival on Thursday, March 26th. The price is $30.00 per person and includes bus, show admission, program, driver tip, and a bottle of water. Members and non-members welcome. Payment reserves your seat. Click the IQF Bus Trip button (located in the top navigation bar) for more information.

Jan 292015
 

Thursday, February 5th:

Mini-Morning Workshop: Hearts for HealingSupply List – We will have fabric, stuffing and hearts that are sewn and ready for stuffing.  Bring your sewing machine, scissors, sewing kit (needle, thread, etc.). The heart template is on page 6 in the current newsletter. 9:30-11:30 am, Bethesda Covenant Church

Program: Mickey Depre (website)
Lectures:
1:00 – “Tips, Tricks, and Other Stuff”
7:00 – “Colorrific Quilts”
Bethesda Covenant Church

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Friday, February 6th:

Workshop: “Pieced Hexie Buffet” with Mickey Depre. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Heart Hospital.

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Saturday, February 21st:

Cherry Valley Library Workshop (SPAM) – The first four months in 2015, will be devoted to the two Cherry Valley Library Collaborative Challenge projects, 1) the Around the World Block Banners, and 2) the Crazy Quilt Piano and Bench Covers for the Library. Everyone is also welcome to come and work on individual or group projects, or just relax and hang out. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library.

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Mini Groups: Note that a Mini Groups tab has been added to the navigation at the top of the page. Click there to see details about the groups and their meeting dates and times.

Jan 212015
 

This year the Demonstration Schedule will be included in the 2015 Quilt Show Book as well as being announced. Our guests have really enjoyed the demonstrations, especially, since we added a seating area in front of the demos and this provides a wonderful opportunity for guests to become personally acquainted with our membership.

We are looking for members that would be interested in doing our demos. There will be two tables and seating for demonstrators with electricity for lighting as well as sewing machines. The length of the time slots varies so make sure you check with Elizabeth Franck if you are willing to be one of our demonstrators. Click HERE for a list of available times.

Jan 152015
 

The first four months in 2015, we will be devoted to the two Cherry Valley Library Collaborative Challenge projects:

  1. The Around the World Block Banners to be exhibited as a Collaborative Challenge Project at our May quilt show and subsequently donated to the Cherry Valley Library.
  2. The Crazy Quilt Piano and Bench Covers for the CVL.
  3. Every month, everyone is welcome to come and work on individual or other group projects, or just relax and hang out.

The Around the World Blocks must be completed by March 16th so we can decide which blocks will be put together to make the banners. Click HERE for a detailed 2-page handout providing lots of information about creating a Cityscape for our collaborative Around the World – Raw-edge Applique Blocks for our 3 Blocks Banners.

Please note we have an extra Saturday (the 31st) this month.

Jan 062015
 

Reminder! Drop off your donations for the Quilt Show Boutique at Bethesda Covenant Church on Thursday, January 8th during the following times:

  • 11:00-12:30
  • 3:00-5:00
  • 6:00-7:00

Please take time to go through your sewing stash and find things that you don’t need or may you have two of that could be used by someone else.

Thank you.
Barb Clucas