Donna Shay’s husband called with good news about Donna’s sudden and serious bout with cancer. Donna had a lengthy and very successful surgery a few days ago and will be in UW Health in Madison for two more weeks before she will return home in Cherry Valley. If you would like to send a card the address is UW Health, Donna Shay, F4/656, 600 Island Ave., WI 53792. The hospital also has an on-line service to create your own card for her www.UWHealth.org greeting card.
Sue Lacerra’s husband, Ed, passed away on May 26th. Click HERE for his obituary and visitation/service information.
One of our former members Margaret (Peggy) Blair passed away in late January, and her family has invited us to pay our respects to her at an Open House on Saturday, April 1, 2017 , between 1 and 6 pm. Peggy served as the membership chairman two terms and was also in charge of the Boutique for at least two quilt shows. Her last few years were plagued with many health problems including kidney disease and other complications. The location is at her home at 1983 Classic Circle, Rockford.
Congratulations to the 35 members who made the raffle quilt … you have a quilt hanging in the Paducah AQS show, April 26-29!!!!!
Karen Grover and Barb Clucas also have quilts juried into Paducah this year … congratulations! Anyone else?
A charter member and first president of Sinnissippi Quilters Guild, Betty Balestri, has passed away. Click HERE for her obituary and visitation/funeral arrangements.
Several members have had quilts accepted into shows and challenges. Congratulations!!
- International Quilt Festival, Houston: Robin Gausebeck and Karen Grover
- Cherrywood Fabrics Lion King Challenge: Judy Berg and Karen Grover
- Hoffman Fabric Challenge: Phyllis Campbell and Bobbie St. Aubin
- Fly Me to the Moon Challenge: Phyllis Campbell
Congratulations to Barb Clucas who won an Honorable Mention ribbon for her Baltimore Autumn quilt!
Following are some announcements that came in while I was on vacation last week.
Congratulations to the following Guild members …
- Amanda Johnson: Raffle quilt winner
- Stephanie Nordlin: Two quilts, My Germanic Roots and Lupines, accepted into the Illinois/Wisconsin/Iowa/Nebraska SAQA’s “Deeply Rooted” travelling exhibit which will debut at the AQS Des Moines show.
- Kathy O’Brien, Mary Bonne, Joanne Wienrank, Colleen Magee, Jan White, Ruth Perley: All won ribbons at the Boone County Fair. (Sorry if we missed someone; let me know and I’ll include you.)
On September 11th, IVQG in Ottawa, IL will be hosting Linda Hahn of Frog Hollow Designs from New Jersey. She will give a program on Friday night, “New York Beauty State of Mind”. Then on Saturday, Sept.12, we’re having a workshop. There are some openings left and we’d love for you to join us!
Here are the details:
Who: Linda Hahn, Frog Hollow Designs, known nationally for her New York Beauty quilts and her “just one pin” method. She’s the author of 4 books and numerous patterns. Check out her website at: www.froghollowdesigns.com
What: Our workshop will be “Buffalo Bubblegum” which is a New York Beauty quilt. See the picture here.
Cost: Our non member price is $60 which INCLUDES the kit (foundation piecing stencil, the paper that you’ll leave in your project and acrylic templates), INCLUDES lunch and bottled water.
If you’d like to learn the simplified techniques, please join us. Contact Shelley, sewshell at mchsi.com
The summer has flown by and I find that I have neglected my duties as the person who was to organize the President’s blocks. A little birdie told me that our president likes civil war reproduction prints. I know it is late notice, but as resourceful quilters, I know that we can each get one block done for our August 6th meeting. Show off your skills and produce a block that shows off your personality. Size should be 8.5” unfinished.
If you cannot attend that meeting, I would be more than happy to pick up your completed block. Just give me a call (number in directory or fill out Contact Us form). I apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone, but I appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you in advance for your hard work. ~ Anne Biedowicz
Karen won an honorable mention at the NQA show in Little Rock this past week for her “Flurry of Feathers” applique quilt! Karen thought she got one of the best critiques, both good and bad, ever … kudos to the judges.