Nov 092017

If there are any members who would like to decorate and host a table at our December 7th Christmas party, please call or email Anne Brown.

For the afternoon, those whose last name begins with A – M are asked to bring desserts or fruit/fruit salads and those whose last name begins with N – Z are asked to bring main dishes or salads.

For the evening, members are asked to bring finger foods or desserts to share.

Aug 302017

REMINDER … To be included in the 2017-18 Directory, your membership renewal must be received by September 7th. Membership dues are $30.

You can turn in your renewal at the September 7th meetings or click HERE to print the membership form and mail it along with a check made out to Sinnissippi Quilters Inc. to: Barbie St. Aubin, 1012 Candlewick Dr. NE, Poplar Grove, IL. 61065, or Winifred Halsey, 8807 Ryan Ct., Kingston, IL. 60145.


May 202017

A black cloth bag with white print “ADP” was left in the Heirloom Industry vendor booth at the end of the show. The bag contains a couple of paper patterns and books. Contact me at to return it to you. If I do not hear from anyone, I will move it to a lost and found at the guild. Thank you, Donna Langford

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

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

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
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
We’re Quilts!™

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 or our Facebook page:

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

Thank you,
Kay Fredrick



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

Jun 292016

Winifred Halsey lost her small rotary cutter at the June SPAM workshop. Please check your supplies to see if it mistakenly got packed up with your things and if you find it, please contact Winifred. Her contact info is in the directory, or fill out the Contact Us form. Thank you.

May 092016

Here’s some communication I’ve had with a recipient of one of our quilts. She’s trying to find the maker of the quilt. If it looks familiar and you were the one, please let me know and I will forward her contact information to you. I’ve told her we might not be able to find the maker, but we’ll try.
Thanks. Jane Erickson

“Hello, I am a proud owner of a quilt that I received after having a baby in the NICU at RMH. I was wondering if I provided a picture if you could tell me who made it so I can let them know what it means to me. Also there was writing on the corner and it was washed off and I would love to know what it said. Thanks in advance. Here are some pictures of the quilt. I also want you to know what the quilt meant to me and what an amazing thing you are all doing. My water broke at 33 weeks, I was nervous knowing that my child was going to go to the NICU. The first time I visited my daughter in the NICU was a bit of a blur I remember holding her for a very short time and that is it. The next time I went in I had no idea where she was or which isolet was hers but I remember seeing a very bright and beautiful quilt draped over one isolet it made me smile, it was the perfect colors for a little girl and my two favorite colors. As the nurse pushed me to my childs isolet I realized that the isolet covered with the adorable quilt was my babies isolet! I immediately said who makes these amazing quilts?!?! I was sobbing it made my day so much brighter. Every day I would come in to see the beautiful quilt and it always caught my eye. One day the quilt was gone and I panicked a little when walking towards the area where my daughter was at, this was a good sign! She was out of her isolet!!!! The quilt was still there folded next to the bed she was in. The day she was able to come home I knew I couldn’t leave the quilt there I HAD to have it, it was my ray of sunshine on some really scary days. I will cherish this quilt forever and I will tell my daughter all about the good deed that someone did that made a really scary place seem so much brighter. Thank you for what you do.”