Jan 042015

Wednesday, January 7th:



Thursday, January 8th:

Mini-Morning Workshop – Dresden Plate Table Topper (finished size approximately 24 1/2″ round). 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church. Click HERE for supply list.

Program –  Sally McFerren (website)Sally is the owner of Attic Quilts in Beloit, WI. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.


Saturday, January 17th:

Cherry Valley Library Workshop (SPAM) – The first four months in 2015, will be devoted to the two Cherry Valley Library Collaborative Challenge projects, 1) the Around the World Block Banners, and 2) the Crazy Quilt Piano and Bench Covers for the Library. Everyone is also welcome to come and work on individual or group projects, or just relax and hang out. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library.

Oct 222014

A new vintage American history quilting group is open to new members. We recreate heritage designs from the past, 1600-1900. American Pioneer Quilters of IL & WI meet the 2nd Thursday monthly at 6pm-8pm at Julianne’s Quilt Shoppe, 11718 North Main St., Roscoe, IL. In a 1 story brick building on the frontage road just east of 251, northeast corner of 251 & Elevator Rd. Contact Peggy at shop 815-270-0119 or Debbie Van Dusen 480-212-2784.

Sep 152014

Fellowship – No sewing required! Just chatter. We love to visit quilt shops, antique stores and anything else we decide looks interesting in our wanderings. These day excursions start in the mid-morning and end mid-afternoon with a stop around noon for a bite to eat. Dates are determined by the group the previous month. Contact: Teresa Hancock (contact info in Directory or fill out the Contact Us form).

Stockings for Soldiers – Help support our troops by sending a little Christmas Cheer. Your talents are needed to sew cuffs, surge stockings, sew cuffs on, turn stockings, pin cuffs on and spend time making friends. Meeting times are from 10 AM to 2 PM the Wednesday after the guild meeting in Winnebago, IL. Contact: Kathy Thomas (contact info in Directory or fill out the Contact Us form).

Sep 092014

The “Make and Take” mini quilt group will meet on the fourth Monday of the month in room A of the Mitchell Parish Center at St. Bridget’s Church, 600 Clifford Avenue, Loves Park, IL  from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Our first meeting will be September 22nd and we will be using the wacky web tool from Missouri Star Quilt Co., and making the Periwinkle Mug Rug which can also be used for other things. Bring 5″ squares of a variety of fabrics. Leftover charm squares work great. We’ll have the wacky web tool to cut them or bring your own if you have one. Click HERE to view the YouTube video.

Contact: Denise Ethun (info in directory or fill out the Contact Us form)

Sep 092014

Organizers: Elizabeth A. Franck and Debbie Van Dusen

Basic Goals: Creating different series of (small) art quilts using the Elements and Principles of Design as guidelines. The books, dvds, etc., plus individual experiences will help provide a flexible framework for exploration, creativity and growth in an open, sharing and relaxing environment.

Techniques: We will explore all aspects of creating a composition – from developing a theme; making composition sketches in a drawing pad to actually creating in fabric (fusibles will be used). In addition, we will also explore the quilting process from basic technical skills, applique techniques, mixed media – surface designing, to a workshop in color theory – using worksheets and colored pencils and many more.

Primary Resources: 1) “Art Quilt Workbook” by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston, C&T Publishing, 2007 (Many copies available – new and used copies – Amazon.com for less than $3.00 plus shipping)

2) Companion DVD – provided by Elizabeth: “Teach You – Art Quilting Basics” – by the same authors (C&T Publishing – 2008. Amazon.com had several copies – about $20.00)

3) Optional: “Art Quilts at Play” – 2009 – same authors and publisher – some available at Amazon.com

Dates, Times and Location: Cherry Valley Library Community Room

Tuesday, Sept. 23 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 27  – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, Nov. 17  – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, Dec. 29  – 1:00 to 4:30 pm

Extra Saturday Workshops: November 1st, in addition to our regular 3rd Saturday of the workshops through December 2014.

If you have questions, please contact: Elizabeth A. Franck. Contact info in the directory or fill out the Contact Us form.

Aug 112014

Omigosh mini group meets at the home of Beth Faust the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. However, there will be NO meeting in September. Interested quilters may join anytime.

Jun 272014

Debbie Van Dusen would like to start a new mini-group … Pioneer Quilts on the American Prairie … recreate authentic patterns from American history up to 1847. Please contact Debbie if you’re interested. Her contact information is in the directory, or fill out the Contact Us form and your message will be forwarded to her.