May 272015

Calling all Quilters!!!!

We have an urgent need for additional quilts for the Quilts of Compassion group by the end of this week (Friday). The Disaster Relief Team will be back in our area this weekend to continue the distribution of quilts to families impacted by the April tornado. They have continued to work with the local emergency agencies, specifically to locate more families in the Fairdale area.

The group will be here on Saturday to deliver quilts.

********* We need about 50 quilts. *********

Our Quilting Community proved how generous it is last month when we collected for the group, so hopefully we can meet this new need.

You all are so wonderful!!!! Please help us out if you can!

Bring your donation to the Shop by Friday, May 29th.

Thanks a bunch!

Quilter’s General Store
6903 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61108

May 262015

The June/July newsletter has been posted. Click HERE.

Phone Number Correction (page 5): For Sale: 2001 Gammill Classic Plus longarm quilting machine with a 12’ table. Lightly used. $9,000. Contact Marcy Samuelsen 815.332.9753
May 212015

There will be a sale of 70 of the smaller items in the Laurie Larsen collection donated to the Guild at the June meeting, so bring your checkbooks. Included will be quilted jackets, vests, table runners, wall hangings, etc., most priced at $40 or less.The remainder of her items will be sold at a later date. Please come and take a look at her high quality workmanship. All proceeds will go toward the Guild’s charitable work.

May 112015

The DeKalb County Quilters’ Guild is hosting a one-day bus trip to Shipshewana, IN on Friday, July 31 and we are inviting your Sinnissippi members to participate. Click HERE for more information.

May 092015

I did the seasonal banner challenge and when I went to  pick it up at the meeting on Thursday May 7, someone else had taken mine instead of theirs or someone took it thinking they were free.  I would REALLY like mine back.  I had my name on the quilt label.  They can call me if they have it or bring it to the next meeting.  My  phone number is 815-218-2367.

Thank you,
Amy Salamone

May 062015

The estate sale of Nicki Valdez is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 8, 9, 10), 7 am – 5 pm, at 3024 Carefree Drive, Rockford. Janome 4800QC sewing machine and cabinet, large cutting table, misc. sewing and household items.

May 042015

Monday, May 4th and Tuesday May 5th

Make comfort quilts for the tornado victims at Cherry Valley Library. Monday, 10:30-4:00 and Tuesday, Noon-5:00.


Thursday, May 7th

Mini-Morning Workshop: Quick & Easy Table Runner. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church.

Supply List:

  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit, (thread, seam ripper, scissors, etc.). Cutting mat and rotary cutter will be provided.
  • 36- 2 ½” squares or a candy charm pack (you can select all scrappy squares or all one color, but different values etc.)
  • 4 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” squares of contrasting fabric
  • 5 strips of 2 ½” x width of fabric (2) for outer border & two for binding

Program: Karen Linduska (website). “Deocrative Stitches”. 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church.


Friday, May 8th

Workshop with Karen Linduska: “Tree Making Class”. Supply List: Sewing machine and thread. 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Heart Hospital.


Saturday, May 9th

Workshop with Karen Linduska:  “Decorative Stitch Thread Painting. Supply List: Sewing machine, $10 kit and thread. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Heart Hospital.


Saturday, May 16th

Cherry Valley Library Workshop (SPAM): Workshop/activity TBA, or come work on your own project. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library.

Apr 222015

Cherry Valley Library is supporting our Guild in efforts to make “speedy comfort quilts” for local tornado victims.

We have two dates reserved at Cherry Valley Library in May:

  • Monday, May 4th, 10:30 to leave by 4:00
  • Tuesday, May 5th, 12:00-5:00

Zeta has been involved with “Quilts of Compassion” since she lived in Ohio.

The urgency is that they will be distributing quilts in Sycamore later in the week.

Speedy comfort quilts – without binding – created envelope style. Please join us – make a large lap quilt – bring fabric and batting and your energy. You can cut, assemble, sew – just come and help. If you have time to create a top, bring it and you can spread it out to assemble and prepare for sewing. Many hands make light work.

Please let me know what day you are attending so we can prepare with sufficient irons, etc. Hope you can join us.

~ Elizabeth Franck, 815-229-1728


Apr 172015

Pam Surmo’s mother, Roberta Hensley, has passed away. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford.