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

Jan 042015
 

Wednesday, January 7th:

THE STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS MINI GROUP MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE EXTREME COLD WEATHER FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY. 

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Thursday, January 8th:

Mini-Morning Workshop – Dresden Plate Table Topper (finished size approximately 24 1/2″ round). 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church. Click HERE for supply list.

Program –  Sally McFerren (website)Sally is the owner of Attic Quilts in Beloit, WI. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

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Saturday, January 17th:

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.

Dec 232014
 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our wonderful members!

Just a reminder that because the first Thursday in January is New Years, our meetings will be the following Thursday, the 8th.

 

Dec 222014
 

The International Quilt Festival in Chicago is looking for quilts to display in their Midwest Marvels exhibit. If you won a ribbon at our last quilt show, please consider submitting your quilt for consideration. Submission deadline is January 30, 2015. Click on the link below for more information. They are also having a Modern Quilt Guild Friendship Star Challenge for quilters who are members of a Modern Quilt Guild. Following is the announcement from IQF:

We are seeking quilts–traditional, art, and Modern works–for two exhibits to debut at Quilt Festival in Chicago, March 26-28!

We will showcase winning traditional and art quilts in this year’s Midwest Marvels exhibit, open to quilters in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

You and your guild are invited to share your best work! Simply submit a photo and information about your award-winning quilt(s) from your last guild show to be considered for inclusion in this event. You may submit a total of two quilts for our consideration.

More information at: http://callforentriesmidwestmarvels.com 

And The Chicago-Area Modern Quilt Guild Friendship Star Challenge will feature Modern quilts based on the Friendship Star Block.

If you’re a member of a Modern Quilt Guild in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan, you are invited to submit up to two quilts for consideration.

More information at: http://callforentriesmqgchicago.com

Completed submissions for both exhibits must be received online by Friday, January 30, 2015.

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 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.