Oct 032016

OCTOBER 6, 2016:

Mini-Morning Workshop: We will continue working on Rockford Rescue Mission quit tops. Please bring your sewing machine and sewing kit. Also bring any 5 inch fabric squares or any 15 inch fabric squares that you would like to donate for this project. There is no restriction on colors for fabric. The quilt tops need to be for a single bed size. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church

Programs: Kim Schaefer (website). Kim is well known for her colorful applique quilts. She will have a lecture and trunk show. 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church


OCTOBER 15, 2016:

Special Projects & More (SPAM): Cecilia Mann will be teaching her 6″ circle method and strip piecing with used dryer sheets. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library


OCTOBER 19, 2016:

Zeta Proskocil will be appearing on the WIFR Morning Blend show with Andy Gannon to discuss Stockings for Soldiers! 9:00 a.m., WIFR


Sep 292016

Barkley QuiltAs many of you know the year after our historic 2010 fight to Paducah, Kentucky, we presented the Barkley Airport with a quilt. It was so exciting to visit it again when we flew down this past April. Unfortunately, some of the fabric photos had faded and definitely needed to be replaced. Silvia Vaughn prepared the photos and along with Sandy Pyper traveled down to the airport to refurbish the quilt.

We are pleased to say that it looks as good as new and we can’t wait to visit it again in 2017!!!

Thank you Silvia and Sandy!

Sep 262016

Congratulations to members …

Debra Chessare: “Birds Dancing in the Dark” – 2nd place Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted – Mixed or Other category at Madison Quilt Expo.

Stephanie Nordlin: “Northern Lights 2” was accepted into the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

Let me know if anyone else has show news.


Cheap Trick Challenge

At the September meeting, we announced a Cheap Trick challenge to be displayed at our next quilt show. Details will be in the October/November newsletter or click HERE. Contact Cindy Larsen with questions.


DeKalb County Quilters Guild looking for volunteers for their upcoming quilt show

In case you have not already heard we are hosting our Quilt & Fiber Arts Show October 1 and 2nd at the DeKalb Recreation Center, 1765 S. 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois. This year we have expanded our show to include fiber arts, workshops and lectures from vendors and guild members! As always, putting on a quilt show requires lots of people power. Right now we are looking for volunteers to assist before, during and after the show. We were hoping some of your guild members might be willing to help at our show.

We have hired a professional judge for the show. Upon completion of judging we plan to hang the quilts. While it is great to have all day to hang and setup the show it does limit the number of guild members who are available. Please consider joining us on setup. We are also need of volunteers during the show. Our show includes a number of workshops and lectures. I have assisted during the lectures before. It is a great opportunity to see quilts up close and get to meet the instructors. Other volunteer opportunities include admissions, boutique sales, white gloves, sales of Dolly Darling and raffle quilt tickets.

We understand your time is valuable and there is the drive to DeKalb. In return for volunteering we would like to offer free admission to the Quilt Show and a $20.00 voucher to be used at our guild’s classes during the 2016-2017 membership year. For more information about the show, quilt show and/or to volunteer please check out our website at http://www.dcqg.org/quilt-and-fiber-arts-2016.html or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DeKalbQuilters.

I can also be contacted directly at:
815-895-4314 home after 6:00 pm

Thank you,
Kay Fredrick



Aug 282016


Note: No mini-morning workshop for September.


Program: Dawn Heese (website)

1:00: “Quilt as Desired” and trunk show

7:00: “From a Small Town Girl to Designer” and trunk show



Workshop: Big Stitch Quilting by Hand (supply list), 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Heart Hospital



Workshop: Scalloped Borders (supply list), 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Heart Hospital



Bus trip to Quilt Expo in Madison.



SPAM at Cherry Valley Library, 10:00-4:00.

Aug 232016

The DeKalb County Quilt show is Oct. 1-2. They have a new venue that is more than twice the size of their previous one and are hoping to have 300 quilts on display. So, they are asking if members of Sinnissippi Quilters would consider entering quilts in their show. They will extend the deadline for entering quilts for our members. (Top winners receive cash awards!) More info and entry forms are available on dcqg.org.

Aug 162016

There are several seats still available for the bus trip to Quilt Expo on Friday, September 9, 2016.

Click on the Bus Trip tab in the top navigation bar on the website for full details.

Aug 112016

Davis Junction is celebrating their 40th anniversary on August 21 at 11:00 to 4:00. They are seeking 1-2 people to talk about basic quilt making. If you are interested in doing this, please contact Donna Langford for more details. It is a great opportunity to promote the guild. Thank you!

Aug 012016

Thursday, August 4th:

Stockings for Soldiers Sew-in and New Board Member Trunk Show

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.: We hope to have at least 1200 stockings to send to our deployed military personnel. We’ll need as many as possible to start serging at 9:00 a.m. We have plenty of other jobs including turning stockings right side out, cutting tops, pinning cuffs and tabs to stockings, sewing cuffs on with regular sewing machines (a walking foot may be beneficial), turning cuffs right side out, counting our progress, packing the stockings in boxes, and writing Christmas cards. If you can spare any of the boxes of the type which hold 10 packages of copy paper, please bring them when you come. We also need some old sheets or table cloths for linings even if they have tears or spots and Christmas fabric. Please bring machines, sergers, scissors, rotary cutters, mats, or whatever you might use. If you have one of the guild’s acrylic stocking patterns, we’ll need it. Whether you can do a little or a lot, come enjoy the day with us. You will want to plan to take a break for your lunch—either a sack lunch, a nearby restaurant, or whatever suits you best. Hospitality will have drinks available. Bethesda Covenant Church

1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Business meeting and New Board Member Trunk Show.


Saturday, August 20th:

Special Projects and More (SPAM): Neo-natal quilts. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library