Jul 312017
 

Thursday, August 3rd:

9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Stockings for Soldiers Sew-In. Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies. There are also non-sewing tasks … turning the stockings, tracing, cutting, writing cards, etc.

1:00 and 7:00: Business meeting.

Reminder: 2017-18 membership dues are due and the new rate is $30. Pick up a form at the meeting, or print one from the website. Click HERE.

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Saturday, August 19th:

SPAM (Special Projects & More): Stockings for Soldiers (inside) or Sun Printing (outside – weather permitting). Click HERE for supply list. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Cherry Valley Library

 

Jun 272017
 

Thursday, July 6th:

Mini-Morning Workshop – Curvy Table Topper. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-11:30

Program: Toby Lischko (website). Toby is a multi-talented quilt artist and will speak about Electric Quilt and miniatures. 1:00 and 7:00

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Toby Lischko Workshops:

July 7: Mojito. Click HERE for supply list.

July 8: EQ7. Supply List: Your laptop with EQ7 already loaded, laptop power cord, mouse. If you do not have EQ7, bring your laptop to the guild meeting on Thursday to have a trial version loaded on it.

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July 15th: 

Special Projects and More (SPAM): For our farewell project we will be working on a wonderful potholder pattern. Come and be amazed at the ease of this pattern. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library

May 292017
 

Click HERE to view the June/July newsletter.

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Thursday, June 1st:

Mini-Morning Workshop: We will be working on “Pineapple Star” table topper, size 27”x27”. This will be a great project to use up one of the charm packs that you have collected. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

Program: Pat Hamilton, Hawaiian Quilting. 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church.

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Saturday, June 17th:

Special Projects and More (SPAM): We will be learning the Basket Case Quilt pattern. This pattern requires two strips of print fabric and one strip background to produce two quilt blocks. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cherry Valley Library.

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 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.

 

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

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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.

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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.

Oct 032016
 

OCTOBER 6, 2016:

Mini-Morning Workshop: We will continue working on Rockford Rescue Mission quit tops. Please bring your sewing machine and sewing kit. Also bring any 5 inch fabric squares or any 15 inch fabric squares that you would like to donate for this project. There is no restriction on colors for fabric. The quilt tops need to be for a single bed size. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church

Programs: Kim Schaefer (website). Kim is well known for her colorful applique quilts. She will have a lecture and trunk show. 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church

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OCTOBER 15, 2016:

Special Projects & More (SPAM): Cecilia Mann will be teaching her 6″ circle method and strip piecing with used dryer sheets. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library

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OCTOBER 19, 2016:

Zeta Proskocil will be appearing on the WIFR Morning Blend show with Andy Gannon to discuss Stockings for Soldiers! 9:00 a.m., WIFR

 

Aug 282016
 

SEPTEMBER 1st:

Note: No mini-morning workshop for September.

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Program: Dawn Heese (website)

1:00: “Quilt as Desired” and trunk show

7:00: “From a Small Town Girl to Designer” and trunk show

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SEPTEMBER 2nd:

Workshop: Big Stitch Quilting by Hand (supply list), 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Heart Hospital

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SEPTEMBER 3rd:

Workshop: Scalloped Borders (supply list), 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Heart Hospital

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SEPTEMBER 9th:

Bus trip to Quilt Expo in Madison.

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SEPTEMBER 17th:

SPAM at Cherry Valley Library, 10:00-4:00.

Aug 012016
 

Thursday, August 4th:

Stockings for Soldiers Sew-in and New Board Member Trunk Show

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.: We hope to have at least 1200 stockings to send to our deployed military personnel. We’ll need as many as possible to start serging at 9:00 a.m. We have plenty of other jobs including turning stockings right side out, cutting tops, pinning cuffs and tabs to stockings, sewing cuffs on with regular sewing machines (a walking foot may be beneficial), turning cuffs right side out, counting our progress, packing the stockings in boxes, and writing Christmas cards. If you can spare any of the boxes of the type which hold 10 packages of copy paper, please bring them when you come. We also need some old sheets or table cloths for linings even if they have tears or spots and Christmas fabric. Please bring machines, sergers, scissors, rotary cutters, mats, or whatever you might use. If you have one of the guild’s acrylic stocking patterns, we’ll need it. Whether you can do a little or a lot, come enjoy the day with us. You will want to plan to take a break for your lunch—either a sack lunch, a nearby restaurant, or whatever suits you best. Hospitality will have drinks available. Bethesda Covenant Church

1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Business meeting and New Board Member Trunk Show.

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Saturday, August 20th:

Special Projects and More (SPAM): Neo-natal quilts. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library