March will be a meeting with the members and longarm quilters. Send an email to email@example.com with your questions and the longarm quilters in the guild will do their best to answer them for you. Also, the longarm quilters will try to give you some helpful information to make your quilting efforts more enjoyable.
Put a hustle in your bustle!
Raid your stash! Donate your treasures to the Raffle and Silent Auction at the January Ways & Means meeting. Almost anything "goes" for Raffle items...thread, fabrics, yardage, books, patterns, kits, equipment and more. Silent Auction items are quilts, toppers, table runners, partially finished pieces, quilted garments, small quilts, pillow cases and more.
The meeting will start at 6:00pm. Drop off will begin at 5:30pm.
If you need to schedule a pick up contact Donna Fitzgerald.
6/$5 15/$12 24/$20
cash or checks only
MaryJo will delight you with her explanation and examples of color theory. A great refresher for those who learned long ago and a wonderful introduction to those just starting this journey of joy.
An eclectic gathering of quilts from my studio. Some made by myself. Some Vintage. Some Traditional. Some Art. Something for everyone. Because after all there is enough fabric in the studio to make both Art and Traditional Quilts.
An exciting evening with lots of amazing quilts and table runners made using some of the many ways to work with precuts. How many ways can you work with precuts?
Come see some of the different creations that can be made using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool from Studio 180 Design. The concept is to make the basic unit slightly oversized so that you can trim it to the exact measurements you need without losing any points.
Valli Schiller is an enthusiastic machine stitcher who loves experimenting with innovative techniques and sharing them with others. Valli’s quilts have been exhibited internationally and she has been featured in many publications.
Location change: This meeting will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest, Illinois.
Enjoy an entertaining evening with Susan Cleveland. Her presentation, My Eclectic Quilt Pageant, will give us insight into the way she takes show pieces to new levels and adds charm to simple pieces.
In Cheryl Sleboda's presentation, Working Weekly – “Staying Inspired” - How small quilts helped me find my artistic voice, she will share with us her year long journey of finding her artistic voice from comic books to fiber artist. She will show us how working weekly and working small can help us define our artistic visions and make us better quilters.
Join us as we celebrate the 150th year of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth with a trunk and slide show about quilting in the time of Little House on the Prairie, giving us an insight into quilts as Laura would have seen them.
Join us as retired educator and professional photographer Jerry Hug presents tips and tricks for obtaining high quality photos of our quilts.
The program will inform us about lighting, how to edit our photos, how to share our photos on the internet and how to make good prints for our records. He will demonstrate picture taking techniques of quilts so that our quilts look as good in photos as they look in our homes.
Join us Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm for a wonderful, very busy annual meeting including social, business, and service aspects. And, of course, FUN! Note the early start time! Also, due to the anticipated length of this meeting, there will be NO Show and Tell.
Members are needed to demonstrate a technique or a project. Do you have a successful way to bind, are you good at applique, do you know how to make a quick and easy bag? Please volunteer to share your expertise with our guild. Contact Mary Dietz or Yolande Sherrod
Join us for a special lecture and trunk show presented by our own member, Jane Reents as she shares with us her Love of Paper Piecing!
Jane Reents became a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor in May 2014. Jane began quilting 9 years ago. She became hooked on quiltworx.com 's paper piecing in 2010 and began to make 30 + quilts. You will see many quilts with different techniques that even a beginner can accomplish. You will hear about Jane's quilting journey and the Love of Paper Piecing.
Come and join the fun as we cut, piece and complete a Quilt of Valor quilt top in 2 hours! Once it’s finished it will be quilted for the Quilts of Valor presentation during the 2017 Quilt Show.
Plan to arrive EARLY, by 6:00 for set up. The short business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. We aim to start sewing at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Sherrock or Cheryl Mercy.
Join us for a very special presentation by Sandy Schweitzer, developed just for our guild: "What were you told a girl/woman couldn't do?"
Join us for a fun and informative evening presented by the always entertaining Ami Simms. According to Ami herself, over the years she’s made some horrible mistakes. In this presentation she will pass on some tips on what NOT to do! Topics covered include Cutting On Sewing Lines, “Mystery Batting,” Bedsheets For Backing, Pre-Washing is a Waste of Time, and the “Jam & Cram” Method of Binding Attachment.