Feb 242017
 

The last day to bring your silent auction and boutique items for the quilt show will be at the March 2nd sew-in at Bethesda Covenant Church. Barb will not be there, but Marie Tovo will be collecting these items for her. Please be thinking about potential advertisers for our program booklet this year. Marie will have advertising information for you to hand out at the March sew-in also.

Jan 302017
 

Thursday, February 2, 2017:

Mini-Morning Workshop: “Crazy” Hearts.” Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

Program: Lynn Schmitt (website). Lynn will present a trunk show on her evolution as a quilter. She blends her designs with mixed media textiles, her name, ‘A Different Box of Crayons’. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017:

Workshop: Applique with Lynn Schmitt. Lynn has designed a seasonal applique for us. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Heart Hospital.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017:

Special Projects and More (SPAM): TBA, 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library

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Quilt Show Reminder:

The Quilt Show committee is looking for donations for the Boutique and Silent Auction areas. You can start bringing your items to the guild meetings. Thank you.

Jan 162017
 

february2017workshopWe have received the details and supply list for the February 4th workshop. Lynn Schmitt has designed an applique project for the workshop. Click HERE for the supply list.

 

 

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The Neo-natal Sew-in is March 2nd, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Click HERE for details.

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The Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild in Arlington Heights has sent us a press release for their February program and workshop. They are hosting Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness on February 16th with a workshop on February 17th. Click HERE for details.

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Sarah’s Grove Quilter’s Circle in Schaumburg has sent us a press release for their March program and workshop. They are hosting Amy Walsh from Blue Underground Studies on March 7th with a workshop on March 11th. Click HERE for details.

Jan 102017
 

Our guild has reserved a bus to the Rosemont Quilt Show for Friday, April 7 th. The price has not been set yet. Monica Kelso will start taking names for the trip on January 25th. We would like to see better response to this trip than to the Wisconsin Quilt Show trip and reserve the right to cancel with insufficient participation. Further information will be posted soon.

Jan 102017
 

President’s blocks for Vicki Tallacksen are due by the June meeting. Vicki has requested any star pattern block using blue, burgundy, and cream color scheme. The blocks must be 12.5″ unfinished and turned into Norma Copes. Thanks.

Jan 092017
 

The International Quilt Festival/Chicago 2017 is quickly approaching and we welcome your help! The Quilt Festival will be April 6-8, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. We are putting out a call for entries in the following categories:

Mod Squad:

  • Registration open now through February 3, 2017
  • Exhibit focuses on the Modern quilt
  • Must be made between January 2014 and February 2017
  • Quilts should be a minimum of 36” x 36” and no taller than 86”
  • Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Manitoba or Ontario
  • Register online at http://www.callforentriesmodsquad.com/

Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts:

  • Registration open now through February 3, 2017
  • Exhibit showcases traditional quilts and their makers
  • Quilts must be made between January 2014 and February 2017
  • Quilts should be a minimum of 36” x 36” and no taller than 110”
  • Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Manitoba or Ontario
  • Register online at http://www.callforentriesmidwestguilds.com/

We will notify all quilters who submit a quilt what the jurors have decided on February 17. We encourage all skill levels to submit their quilts.

Thank you for your help in promoting these two calls for entries. Please let us know if you need any further information.

Kind regards,

Deann Shamuyarira
Special Exhibits Assistant
Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway Dr., Suite 550
Houston, TX 77081
713-781-6864, ext. 129
Fax 713-781-8182
deanns@quilts.com
www.quilts.com
We’re Quilts!™

Becky Navarro
Special Exhibits Manager
Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway Dr., Suite 550
Houston, TX 77081
713-781-6864, ext. 105
Fax 713-781-8182
beckyn@quilts.com
www.quilts.com
We’re Quilts!™

Jan 042017
 

Thursday’s mini-morning workshop has been canceled because Jan Person is not able to attend. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who was planning to come to the workshop. Thanks.

Jan 022017
 

Happy 2017!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017

Mini-Morning Workshop: Floating Snow Flakes, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church
Supply List:
27 – 4 ½ “squares in shades of medium and dark blue
3 strips 2 ½ “x wof dark blue for border
3 strips 2 ½” x wof dark blue for binding
4 – 4 ½ “x 12” white felt blocks
Heat & bond for snow flakes
Sewing machine, scissors, rotary cutter and standard sewing supplies

Program: Diane Nordlof, “Life’s too short, you can’t do it all by hand”. Diane is the quilt shop owner of It’s for Quilting in New Milford. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

Special Projects & More (SPAM): We’ll be having a sew-in to make mittens from sweaters and fleece. All you need to bring is your machine and thread. The plan is to donate them to the Rescue Mission, Mothers House or Carpenters Place to enjoy the rest of the winter season. Just let Pam Surmo or Barb Lange know so we can save you a place. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Cherry Valley Library

Dec 152016
 

Due to the snowy and bitter cold forecast for Saturday, December 17th, SPAM at Cherry Valley Library has been cancelled. Please pass this information along to everyone you know who was planning to attend, just in case they don’t see this message.

Have a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year! See you at the guild meeting on January 5th.