December 2017

Program: Winter Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 19; 6:30 p.m.


Join us Tuesday night, December 19 at 6:30 (early start time) for another memorable Winter Holiday Party. The cost is just $10 per person (a real deal!); contact Carol Swartz to reserve your space. Food will be catered by Olive Garden. This year we will be treated to a create your own Pasta Bar. See the “Holiday Party” article below for more details on the menu.

Also, please bring a wrapped “something” from your sewing room for a special game that Carol has planned. The “something” can be a ruler, thread, fabric, extra blocks, etc. - anything that you may have that you don’t use or need. Don’t buy anything for this!

Don’t miss this annual social event. It’s a wonderful chance to get together with your quilting friends and party!


President’s Letter


I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Now we are launched into the busy holiday season. Be sure to make a little time to relax and quilt. It can be very contemplative and soothing, unless you are finishing last minutes gifts. The holiday banner I purchased at the quilt show boutique is adding to the spirit.

My tree is up, and I will be adding my Snow Village and Dickens Village this week. My grandchildren will enjoy seeing the skiers on the hill, the farm and the Santa parade. The Snow Village reminds me of holidays past (although there is a Starbuck’s on the corner).

Our Holiday Party will be great fun. I have found a gift from my sewing room to share. Can’t wait to see what you all bring. While you are in your sewing space, it would be a great time to set aside items to bring to the January Brown Bag auction.

Wishing you all a very joyous Holiday season,


Treasurer’s Report


Balance on 11/1/17: $30727.17

Income (11/1/17 –11/30/17): $ 3042.89
Expenses (11/1/17 – 11/30/17): $ 1321.82

Balance as of 11/30/17: $32448.24

Income for this period came from the Boutique and Silent Auction at the Quilt Show, members who paid to attend the December Holiday dinner, and 2 guest and 5 name tag fees at the November meeting.

Expenses for this period were for Quilt Show Committee gifts, plastic storage tubs for the Quilt Show drapes, November speaker fees, 2018 Guild Insurance premium payment to Country Mutual Insurance, postage stamps to replenish Guild supply.

Submitted by Judi Young, treasurer


Holiday Party
Catered by Olive Garden


We will have a Create your own Pasta Station featuring the following menu items:

Pasta:  Fettuccine and Spaghetti
Sauces:  Marinara, Meat Sauce, Alfredo
Toppings Grilled Chicken, Meatballs, Italian Sausage
Sides:  Famous House Salad, Breadsticks
Dessert and Punch

If you would like to attend please call Carol Swartz 847-816-7707 or e-mail The price is just $10.00.

Bring a wrapped "something" from your sewing room and we will play a game for some extra fun. Do not buy anything. It can be fabric, notions, extra quilt blocks, duplicate rulers; something that you think someone else could use.

Happy Holidays to All!
Carol Swartz


Calling all Knitters and Crocheters!  


This October, the Wrapped in Art Yarnstorm project was approved unanimously by the new Village Fine Arts Commission and the Libertyville Village Board. Now we need you & your creative friends to join-in to make this project a success.

The project is aligned with David Adler Music & Art Center's Centennial 2018 Fine Arts Month.  To help promote the March 2nd First Fridays Fine Arts Month Gallery Walk, the Yarnstorm "Coloring Day" will be Feb.24... a fun afternoon of decorating the trees along downtown Milwaukee Avenue. The exhibit will be maintained and on display through the month of March.

Click here for information on how to get involved in the Wrapped in Art project. Please share this with your fiber art friends. From November through February we need local knitters and crocheters to participate, so we have many hands and much finished product for our art installation.

Follow us on facebook for updates. Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas.




The November newsletter said that Cheryl Sleboda "will inspire and entertain…" and that she did! Great presentation.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have finished your Holiday shopping. All that's left is to enjoy the season!

Carol and Patricia

PS: My (Patricia's) Christmas tree is up — that is "up" from the basement. Oh, yes, it still needs lights and glitz as soon as shopping is done.


Happy Birthday!


December Birthdays
Heidi Stark, 12/4
Christine Tindell, 12/11
Cathy Tucker, 12/13
Kathy Sorkin, 12/14
Kearstie Grenier, 12/16
Jo Bailey, 12/17
Sue Leslie, 12/23
Sharon Pierluissi, 12/23
Rae Marie Bradley, 12/26
Donna Fitzgerald, 12/27

January Birthdays
Cindy Heineman, 1/5
Mary Quednau, 1/11
Frances Dmytro, 1/14
Nancy Salmela, 1/19
Nancy Scott, 1/20
Lisa Robinson, 1/29