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 302017

Dear Members,
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.

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.

Mar 142017

The quilt show committee had a meeting last night and we are all concerned about the lack of registrations for the show. Currently, Robin and Karen have about 50 registrations and the deadline for registrations is only a couple of weeks away (April 6th). We need more quilts registered for our show!! If every member put two quilts in the show, we would have a wonderful and exciting show! Please get your registrations in at the earliest convenience! It is a lot of work to get the data all prepped. This show provides the funds we need for our activities for the next two years. So, if you haven’t picked out quilts for the show yet, please reconsider and get them entered! We especially need quilts to be judged. Thank you for all that you do and for entering your quilts!

Marie Tovo
Quilt Show Chair

Mar 132017

International Quilt Festival
Friday, April 7, 2017

REMINDER … We need to make this trip a success so we can continue doing guild bus trips to area quilt shows. You do not need to be a member to take our bus trip, so gather up your friends and let’s fill the bus!

Our bus trip to the IQF show in Rosemont is Friday, April 7th, departing Rockford East State Street Target at 8:30 a.m. Departure from the quilt show is 5:00 p.m. with arrival in Rockford at approximately 6:30 p.m. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes bus, show ticket and bottle of water. THERE IS A $15.00 CANCELLATION FEE AFTER MARCH 15, 2017.

Click HERE to print the registration form. Payment can be paid to Monica Kelso at a Guild meeting or mail it to her (address on the form). Any questions, call Monica at 815-978-0728.

Mar 092017

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?

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.