Dec 012017

The December 2017/January 2018 newsletter has been posted. Click HERE to view.

Thursday, December 7th: Christmas Party potluck. If your last name begins with A-M, bring a dessert or fruit salad. If your last name begins with N-Z, bring a main dish, vegetable dish or salad. We’ll also have Show and Tell so be sure to bring all the wonderful things you’re making this Holiday season.

Saturday, December 30th: Cherry Valley Library Workshops. Bring your own project or choose from the several offered projects. Click HERE for details.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Oct 252017

Our originally scheduled November speaker, Shelly Johnson owner of Sunshine Stitches, has been rescheduled to July 5th. The new program is as follows:

NOVEMBER 2, 2017: Visions for SQG Quilt Show 2019
Bits ‘N Pieces, our 2017 Quilt Show, was successful and enjoyable. Planning for 2019 is now underway but it’s not too early to share thoughts and ideas generated by the Show Committee. More importantly, it’s not too late to ask guild members for their thoughts and visions of what the next show could be. In place of our usual presentation, members of the Show Committee will reveal the show’s name and theme and tell a bit how these were selected. Then we will break into smaller groups to talk about what show ideas our members would like to see in 2019.
1:00 and 7:00 

Sep 302017


Note: No mini-morning workshop.


Program: Gyleen Fitzgerald. (website)
Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children’s books.

1:00: Make Mine With Scraps
Focus on traditional utility quilts. Use up, cut up or recycle what you have on hand to make stunning quilts. Learn to harmonize exchange and friendship blocks or clear your clutter with strips and squares.

7:00: Unfinished Stories with New Beginnings
A visual transformation of 1930’s through 1950’s unfinished tops and blocks to finished quilts with unpredictable endings using fabrics of today. Be inspired to begin the perfect journey with your collection of blocks.



Workshop with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Stripper’s MysterySo what do you get when you combine 20 strips of fabric with one absolutely fantastic focus fabric? You are the only one that knows and this is your mystery to solve. The layouts are fun, fast and endless. The quilts range from 25″ to 50″. You can chose Half-Square Triangles, 16-Patch, Chinese coins or Pyramids (to name a few) to solve the mystery. So get out your Sherlock Homes attitude and begin the Stripper’s Mystery. Full Day.
Workshop fee: $10, Supply list (click here)



Workshop with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Trash to Treasures Pineapple: Okay isn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life? Oops, too much? What about using up all those bits and pieces stuff in nooks, crannies and boxes? Better? Let’s make an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist. Effortless stitching without paper piecing! Go scrappy, random or totally stylized it doesn’t matter just plan to join the Pineapple Par-tay! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt. Full Day.
Workshop fee: $30 for book and tool, Supply list: (click here)



Saturday Cherry Valley Library Workshop (previously known as SPAM). NOTE: October date has changed from 3rd Sat. to Oct. 7th.

You are welcome to bring your own project to work on or participate in the workshop.

Turkey Track Table Runner: Click HERE for supply list. 10-4 at Cherry Valley Library.








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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.

May 012017


Wednesday, May 3: Deliver JUDGED quilts to Pam Collings house, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 4: Judging

Friday, May 5: Deliver DISPLAY quilts to Indoor Sports Center, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Set up quilt show.

Saturday, May 6: Quilt show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 7: Quilt show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tear down begins at 4:00. Pick up quilts 4:45 – 6:30 p.m.



Mini-Morning workshop: Spring Fling table runner. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church. Click HERE for supply list.

Guild meeting: Bring hand work, sit, relax and visit. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.


We have 3 Board positions yet to be filled. Membership II (afternoon and evening) and Vice President (evening). Please contact Anne Brown if you’d like to volunteer.


Mar 292017


Quilt Show registration forms are due NO LATER than April 6th. Turn your form in at the afternoon or evening guild meeting or mail to Robin Gausebeck. Remember, your quilt does not need to be finished by April 6th, but the picture you include with the registration form needs to identify the quilt by color and pattern. Click HERE to download and print the form.

Cheap Trick challenge quilts are also due on April 6th. Turn your quilt into Cindy Larsen at the afternoon or evening meeting. If you will not be at the meeting, please call Cindy to arrange for drop off/pick up.

We have several quilt show volunteer slots left to fill. Most shifts are 2 hours and there are many sit-down jobs if you can’t stand for long periods. Sign up at the April 6th guild meeting or contact Colleen Magee.


APRIL 6, 2017

Mini-Morning Workshop: “I Love Quilting” Mug Rug. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church.

Program: Round Robin – Members will be demonstrating techniques for finishing your quilts for the quilt show. 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church.


APRIL 22, 2017

Special Projects & More (SPAM): Learn how to make a mug rug. 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library.

Feb 282017


Neo-natal Sew-in. 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church. Click HERE for details.



Special Projects & More (SPAM): Finish baby quilts from the sew-in. 10:00-4:00, 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.


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.


Saturday, February 18, 2017:

Special Projects and More (SPAM): TBA, 10:00-4:00, Cherry Valley Library


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.