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.


Feb 242017

The last day to bring your silent auction and boutique items for the quilt show will be at the March 2nd sew-in at Bethesda Covenant Church. Barb will not be there, but Marie Tovo will be collecting these items for her. Please be thinking about potential advertisers for our program booklet this year. Marie will have advertising information for you to hand out at the March sew-in also.

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.

Jan 162017

february2017workshopWe have received the details and supply list for the February 4th workshop. Lynn Schmitt has designed an applique project for the workshop. Click HERE for the supply list.




The Neo-natal Sew-in is March 2nd, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Click HERE for details.


The Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild in Arlington Heights has sent us a press release for their February program and workshop. They are hosting Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness on February 16th with a workshop on February 17th. Click HERE for details.


Sarah’s Grove Quilter’s Circle in Schaumburg has sent us a press release for their March program and workshop. They are hosting Amy Walsh from Blue Underground Studies on March 7th with a workshop on March 11th. Click HERE for details.

Jan 102017

Our guild has reserved a bus to the Rosemont Quilt Show for Friday, April 7 th. The price has not been set yet. Monica Kelso will start taking names for the trip on January 25th. We would like to see better response to this trip than to the Wisconsin Quilt Show trip and reserve the right to cancel with insufficient participation. Further information will be posted soon.

Jan 102017

President’s blocks for Vicki Tallacksen are due by the June meeting. Vicki has requested any star pattern block using blue, burgundy, and cream color scheme. The blocks must be 12.5″ unfinished and turned into Norma Copes. Thanks.