Sep 022017

If you have friends who want to learn to quilt, please send this flyer to them — or copy it and post it in a good spot. Click HERE to download the flyer.

Quilt School is requesting donations for the next session. If you have extra supplies that you can
part with from the list below, we will be collecting them at the next guilt meeting.

  • Seam rippers
  • Basic rulers
  • Thread (can be open)
  • Rotary cutters
  • Blades

Thank you very much!

Jul 192017

In May we were asked to make seven small Welcome wall hangings for Habitat for Humanity. As of the July meeting we have four quilts that are being made and we need three more (7 in total).
If there is anyone that is interested in making one, please let Sam Bergstrom know. If you would like to make one please let her know, since we need to have these completed by August. Sam’s contact info is in the directory or fill out the Contact Us form on the website.

Jul 052017

The Byron Museum of History is seeking quilts to display during Byronfest. Click HERE for more information and click HERE for entry form.

The Byron Museum is also hosting a special traveling exhibit from NIU on the history of tattoo art through September 5. This is a very interesting & free exhibit. Click HERE for more info. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10am-3pm.

Dec 092016

stockings2016We had a great turn out Tuesday and Wednesday. We were able to finish and pack 36 more boxes for a total of 810 this week. Our previous two shipments totaled 712, making our final shipment 1,522 stockings. Thank you ALL who helped make this a very successful project! We received this picture from some grateful soldiers!
~ Zeta Proskocil


Oct 302016

Thursday, November 3rd

Mini-Morning Workshop: Tiny Christmas tree. The tree is 12” finished. You can decorate it as much or as little as you like. Contact Jan Person for supply list. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church

Program: Dana Jones (website), “Quilts of Caohagen”.  1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church


Friday, November 4th

Workshop: Dana Jones – “Color Your World”. 10:00-1:00, Just Goods, 201 7th Street, Rockford. Click HERE for more information and supply list.

Stockings for Soldiers: We’ll be filling the stockings and boxing them for shipping. 9:00-5:00, Tebala Shrine, 7910 Newburg Road, Rockford. Contact Zeta Proskocil with questions.


Saturday, November 19th

Special Projects and More (SPAM): Three Christmas Projects – 1) Tiny Christmas Tree Wall Hanging, 2) Fan Blade Table Topper, 3) Fold’n Stitch Wreath. Make one or all! 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library. Click HERE for supply lists.

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!

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!

Jul 182016

In preparation for the August 4th sew-in, we need help tracing and cutting stockings on July 27th, 9:00-3:00 at Cherry Valley Library. We could use some Christmas fabric, so check your stashes for any you can donate.

We will also meet at Cherry Valley Library on August 10th, 9:00-3:00, to finish up what doesn’t get done at the sew-in.

Thank you for your help. Any questions, contact Zeta Proskocil (contact info in directory) or fill out the Contact Us form.