October 2016

October Program: Quilts of Valor
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

March Madness 2015; the guild is ready to work at the first special Quilts of Valor meeting. A fun time was had by all!

March Madness 2015; the guild is ready to work at the first special Quilts of Valor meeting. A fun time was had by all!

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.

First and foremost - THE OCTOBER MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 P.M. instead of 7:00 pm. Please plan to arrive as early as 6 p.m. to help set up. Due to the expected length of the meeting, there will be NO SHOW & TELL this month. 

The October program will be Village Quilters’ version of October Fest where members will be making an entire Quilt of Valor top! With the enthusiastic response at the September meeting and the advance sign-up commitments, we are more than confident we will complete the quilt.

For those individuals who signed up to be part of this exciting event, the following is a reminder of what you need to bring:

SEWING – Sewing machine, foot pedal, cord, quarter inch foot and any other sewing necessities you need (pins, seam ripper, scissors, etc). Neutral thread color (gray or cream). Please bring an extension cord if you have one.

CUTTING – Cutting mat, rotary cutter with new blade, 6” x 24” ruler, 12.5” ruler (if you have one) for squaring up blocks

IRONING – Iron, ironing board, extension cord.

The business portion of the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive between 6:00 and 6:15 so we can be set up and ready to go by the time the meeting begins.

We hope everyone comes out and supports the Guild’s service project. If you have not already signed up for a specific task, we can assure you that there will be something you can do. If you prefer to be on the side lines in the Cheering Section, please feel free to bring something of your own to work on or just enjoy the festivities. Refreshments will be served!

Have questions or missed the sign-up? Contact Deb Sherrock.

This is sure to be a fun filled evening for a special cause. See everyone October 18th for our Fest in October!

Deb Sherrock and Cheryl Mercy, Service Committee


Special Thanks and a Reminder!

A special thank you to those who volunteered to bring refreshments for the October meeting: Mirre Nenn, Charon Neul, Roseanne Rendl, Katy Heusinkveld, and Donna Lechowicz. Remember, the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30, so please be sure you bring your contribution between 6:00 and 6:15.

Thank you!

Mary Dietz and Yolande Sherrod, Program Chairs


President’s Letter – October 2016

Thanks to Linda Spring for filling in for me at the September meeting. I was at the Baltimore on the  Prairie conference, in Nebraska. This was the fourth year I have attended this conference. The conference draws quilters from all over the US, Canada, Ireland and Australia. I had a one-day class with Jeana Kimball and a three-day Broderie Perse class with Cynthia Collier. This was a great opportunity to learn from exceptional teachers in a beautiful setting.

As you have probably heard by now, A Touch of Amish is closing after 30 years. We wish Lynn Rice well on her retirement. This shop has been a resource for many of our members, and will be missed.

Hope you are all excited about our Octoberfest Quilts of Valor evening. Please remember the early start time. We don’t often have the opportunity to sew together, and this was so much fun last year. Don’t miss it.

Happy Quilting,


From the Treasurer

Balance 8/25/16: $25,838.96
Income: $423.00
Expenses: $3,464.84
Balance 9/27/16: $22,797.12

Respectfully submitted,
Laura Partridge, Treasurer


Quilt Show News

It's only one year until the next Quilts from the Village show at the Libertyville sports complex.  That sounds like a long way off, doesn't it? But when you think about the deadlines that have to be met and all of the details to be ironed out, it's really very, very close.

We are very happy to report that all of the chair positions have been filled with the exception of one. We are in dire need of a Boutique chairman. The Boutique raised over $2000 at the last show and is a valuable money raiser for our guild.

Would you consider taking on this role? You don't have to make things for the boutique, but you would inventory the items that are to be sold, set up the space, and recruit volunteers to man it during the show. Also, tallying monies received every day and then distributing monies to the members who sold items.

Please contact Christine or Madge soon. Judi Young is willing to mentor you as she has chaired the Boutique for the past two shows.

All subcommittee chairs will begin meeting Wednesday November 9, 7:00 - 8:30p.m.at the Fremont library in Mundelein on Midlothian Road. We will skip the meeting in December. The following meetings will be on the second Tues each month at Fremont. Also, there is no food allowed and only covered drinks, please. Meetings are required for all subcomitte chairs and if you cannot attend, the expectation is to report to the Chairmen prior to the meeting. The meeting schedule is currently posted on the quilt show web page.

It's going to be a great year!

Quilt show 2017 Chairmen,
Madge Pierce and Christine Tindell


Birthday Blocks Update

The Birthday Blocks information and list was handed out at the September meeting. If you missed the meeting, contact Edythe Hirasawa for your copy.

There has been some confusion about the initial measurement for the birthday blocks. The instructions included with the participants spreadsheet mean to make a 4 patch with four 5” squares, NOT a 4 patch with 4.5" squares.  

Sorry for any confusion that may have resulted.

Hope all are having fun with this!


Area Quilt Show Opportunities

Quilt Nihon: Treasures from Japan

"Twinkle Star" by Keiko Tajitu (Miyazaki, JAPAN) 200x190cm

"Twinkle Star" by Keiko Tajitu (Miyazaki, JAPAN) 200x190cm

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts is showing 32 award-winning quilts from the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. This biennial exhibition is the largest international quilting contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world. It is sponsored by the JHIA, a group promoting handcrafted arts in Japan for over 40 years. Winning quilts from this exhibit were selected for a traveling exhibit, first presented at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

The exhibit runs through November 13, 2016.


Fiber Art Divas: “Elements of Innovation”

The Fiber Art Divas’ annual fiber art show is October 12- November 5, 2016 with the opening Artists Reception on Sunday, October 16, from 2-4 pm. The show takes place at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St. Naperville, IL 60563. A guest 25-piece trunk show "Explorations" by the Professional Art Quilt Alliance (PAQA) and Demos by nationally acclaimed quilters and fiber artists will highlight of the Opening Reception.

Show hours: Wed. Thurs. & Fri noon-4pm and Sat. 10am-4pm and there is no admission fee. Questions? Call 630-369-8650.

Join Us!


Membership News

Welcome returning member, Heidi Stark.

Welcome new member, Nancy Scott.

We now have a total of 93 members and were pleased to have four guests at the September meeting.

REMINDER: Wear your name tag so that members and guests know your name. If you forget your name tag, there is a fine of $0.25 that goes to the library fund.


Happy Birthday!

October Birthdays
Barb Jolley, 10/15
Myretta Taylor, 10/16
Marge Rockenbach, 10/23
Mirre Nenn, 10/24
Sue Ann Kuby, 10/26

November Birthdays
Judy Hillebrand, 11/3
Ginny Flock, 11/4
Addie Hansing, 11/12
Barbara J. Peterson, 11/16
Kimberly Jurco, 11/19
Barbara Schober, 11/19
Erika Eddy, 11/20
DeAnna Elliott, 11/21
Betty Holleman, 11/23
Yolande Sherrod, 11/26
RoseAnn Rendl, 11/29


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