Oct 222014

A new vintage American history quilting group is open to new members. We recreate heritage designs from the past, 1600-1900. American Pioneer Quilters of IL & WI meet the 2nd Thursday monthly at 6pm-8pm at Julianne’s Quilt Shoppe, 11718 North Main St., Roscoe, IL. In a 1 story brick building on the frontage road just east of 251, northeast corner of 251 & Elevator Rd. Contact Peggy at shop 815-270-0119 or Debbie Van Dusen 480-212-2784.

Oct 162014

Our supply of quilts is down to ZERO. Jan delivered six quilts that were turned in at the October meeting to Swedish American Hospital last week. They were completely out. If you have one that needs to be finished, please do so and bring it to our next meeting or contact Jan Person. Since June we have donated 71 quilts. Isn’t that great! Please keep up the good work. Click HERE for size and other information.

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Sep 302014

The following items are needed to put in the stockings for the soldiers. Please bring your items to the October 2nd meeting or contact Linda Egeland or Kathy Thomas (contact info in Directory).

lip balm, Crystal Light on the go drink mixes and about 200 toothpastes, toothbrushes, shampoos or lotions

We will be filling the stockings on Friday, November 14th at 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 15th at 8:30 a.m., at the Masonic Lodge #102, 6780 North Second Street, Loves Park

Sep 262014

The October/November newsletter is available. Click HERE.


Thursday, October 2nd:

Mini-Morning Workshop: “Travel bags”. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State St., Rockford, IL

Program: Lenore Crawford (website)

1:00 p.m. – “Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt”
7:00 p.m. – “Award Winning Techniques for Fusing Fabric”

Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State St., Rockford, IL


Friday, October 3rd:

Workshop: “Fusing and Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Fabric Art” with Lenore Crawford (6 hours). Using supplied patterns, students will learn Lenore’s fusing method. Painting will be introduced, as well. Supplies fee $15. You will also need to visit the web site to decide on a pattern in advance in order to have the fabrics listed on the web site available for class. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Swedish American Heart Hospital.


Saturday, October 4th:

Workshop: “Mini Blended Fabric Art Collages”  with Lenore Crawford (3 hours). Using tiny pieces of fabric and tweezers, students will create miniature blended designs to take home and frame. Fabric paints are used on strips of fabrics to create the birch trees. I will supply fabrics, fabric paints, muslin, and scraps for creating trees. Finished size of minis can be 4″ x 6″ or 6″ x 8″, which can be matted on 8″ x 10″ or 11″ x 14″ mat board (or even larger if desired) to be framed. A $20 supplies fee required. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Swedish American Heart Hospital.


Saturday, October 18th:

SPAM Workshop: “Applique”. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Cherry Valley Library

Sep 152014

Fellowship – No sewing required! Just chatter. We love to visit quilt shops, antique stores and anything else we decide looks interesting in our wanderings. These day excursions start in the mid-morning and end mid-afternoon with a stop around noon for a bite to eat. Dates are determined by the group the previous month. Contact: Teresa Hancock (contact info in Directory or fill out the Contact Us form).

Stockings for Soldiers – Help support our troops by sending a little Christmas Cheer. Your talents are needed to sew cuffs, surge stockings, sew cuffs on, turn stockings, pin cuffs on and spend time making friends. Meeting times are from 10 AM to 2 PM the Wednesday after the guild meeting in Winnebago, IL. Contact: Kathy Thomas (contact info in Directory or fill out the Contact Us form).

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Sep 102014

Wow!  You really came through at the Sew-In last month.  Approximately 40 people completed 490 stockings.  Our monthly sew-at-homers have returned 486 so far.  The SFS (Stockings for Soldiers) mini-group prepared stocking parts for the sew-in, stocking kits for the sew-at-homers and, in addition, completed more than 100 stockings.  A few individuals turned in other stockings, and we had some left over from last year.  As more stockings are completed by the sew-at-homers, we will surely make our goal of 1500.

Our next step is to obtain more stocking stuffers.  All items on the Soldiers’ Wish List are needed–especially razors, nutrition bars, individual packages of snacks, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and lip balm (click HERE for complete list).  We also need front pages of used Christmas cards in time to write a message on them.

A big thank you to all who have helped with our stockings in any capacity.  A special thanks goes to our SFS mini-group, and our sew-at-homers who have worked so faithfully every month.

Mark you calendars: We will be filling the stockings on Friday, November 14th at 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 15th at 8:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge #102, 6780 North Second Street, Loves Park.