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.
Less CAN be more! Create “eye-popping” land and seascapes by cutting strips of fused fabric, laying them onto a foundation then stitching back and forth with beautiful color threads. Small projects; more than one may be made during the workshop day.
Join us as we experience a journey from the beginning of Denise’s quilting career up to the present through her fascinating lecture and trunk show, Humble Beginnings.
Create a one of a kind project with design assistance. We will cover design options, planning, assembly tips, techniques, and finishing options. Make hand stitched hexagons florets to use in a quilt or sewing accessory.
Join us for Dawn Cook Ronningen's lecture and trunk show, Hexagons & Mosaics 1840-2016 and learn about hexagons and mosaic patchwork quilts over the last 175 years.
Learn Lenore Crawford's fusing technique while beginning a beautiful fused art quilt using one of her patterns. Lenore will demonstrate how she uses fabric paint to increase the realism. No sewing is done in this workshop.
Lenore Crawford presents a lecture, Award Winning Techniques to Create an Art Quilt. Learn about the evolution of her work and the process she uses to create award winning quilts from photos.
Linda Halpin will be teaching her easy and accurate method for curved piecing and refine our fabric selection skills as well in this full day workshop, Spot On Scrap Quilt. Come and enjoy learning with fellow 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.
This workshop is now full.
Learn to use the camera in your smartphone or tablet to take and edit better pictures of your quilts. Participants will use their own phones or tablets, and will use software (downloaded before class) to edit the pictures to improve their quality.
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.
The Boutique Committee for the Quilt Show is hosting this Sew-In! We are looking for sewers to help construct small items to sell at the Boutique. If you would like to attend, please email or call Mary Dietz.
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
Each member is invited to show one quilt, her favorite, her best work or her most treasured. And briefly tell why this quilt holds a special place in her heart. We will need volunteers to hold up quilts, so please speak to Yolanda or Mary to volunteer.
Join member, Jane Reents and learn the Judy Niemeyer technique of paper piecing in making "Tea Time Placemats". Jane will show us how much fun these difficult-looking placemats are to make using special techniques.
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.
Catherine Redford teaches ways to quilt using the walking foot that go beyond just "Stitch in the Ditch".
Learn to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. Brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting including marking and basting. Make stitched samples of different styles including modern grids, matchstick quilting and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work. Be inspired to turn your tops into quilts.
This workshop is now open to the public.
Started a quilt (maybe in a workshop), but stalled out? Need time and/or support from fellow quilters to finish? Join us to Bust Those UFOs! Bring your machine and materials for those unfinished projects and enjoy sewing with friends.
Celebrate your love of quilting with this new twist on the traditional spool pattern. Spools are three-dimensional and made from folded squares—there are no set-in seams. Striped fabric will make your 3-D fabric spools look just like the real deal as they dance around on this pushed-neutral background.
Linda Honsberger will teach us the fundamentals of hand quilting using a beautiful feathered wreath mini quilt pattern.
January 2015 - Ways and Means
February 2015 - Barb Vlack, Quilts My Grandmother Didn't Make, Workshop: Electric Quilt 7
March 2015 - March Madness Quilt of Valor Challenge
April 2015 – Spring Dinner and Election
May 2015 - Speaker Barb Eikmeier, Workshop Border Accents and Back Basting Hand Applique
June 2015 - Speaker Melissa Wraalstadt (Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts), Workshop: Apron Making
July 2015 - Speaker: Mary Fisher (Sort n' Release), Workshop: Quilt Show Work Day
August 2015 - Speaker: Sharon Rotz, Workshop: String Piecing 101 and Beyond
September 2015 - Speaker: John Flynn, Workshop: Storm at Sea
October 2015 - Speakers: Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen (Yellow Creek Quilt Designs), Workshop: Baskets of Wonder
November 2015 - Speaker: Pat Delany, Workshop: Quilt the "Mini" Wholecloth
December 2015 - Holiday Social
January 2014 – Robin Gausebeck, Put some Quirk in Your Quilting
February 2014 – Gwen Marston, So Old It's New, Workshops: Abstract Quilts in Solids and String Quilts
March 2014 – Brown Bag Hustle
April 2014 – Spring Dinner and Election
May 2014 - Service Project: Iron Quilter Challenge
June 2014 - Barbara Vedder, trunk show
July 2014 - Pam Dinndorf, Workshop: 60-Degree Ruler
August 2014 - Pepper Cory, Workshop: Scrappy Drunkard's Path
September 2014 - Amy Wals, WOrkshop: Color Studies with In and Out Pattern
October 2014 - Jacquie Gering, Workshop: Moder Crazy Quilting
November 2014 - Lee Heinrich, Vintage Quilt Revival
December 2014 - Holiday Social
January 2013 – Ways and Means
February 2013 – Gyleen Fitzgerald, Workshop: The Art of Color Blending
March 2013 – Edyta Sitar, Workshops: Stars and Log Cabin
April 2013 – Spring Dinner and Election
May 2013 – Mary Lou Weidman, Creative You, Workshops: Piece the Fun Way and Flower Power
June 2013 – Karen Stone, Workshop: New York Beauty
July 2013 – Charlotte Angotti, Why Aren't You Making More Quilts?, Workshop: Surprise Yourself
August 2013 – Lynn Schmitt Cibulka, Workshop: Stella Cyrana
September 2013 – Sally Collins, Workshops: Borders, Bindings and Edges and Small Pieced Baskets
October 2013 – Quilt Show Preparation
November 2013 – Chris Moline, Workshop: Beginning and Advanced Paper Piecing
December 2013 – Holiday Party
January 2012 – Deb Figved, Pellon Legacy batting
February 2012 – Ways and Means
March 2012 – Jan Kretz: Lone star quilts, 2-day workshop, Summer Salsa Lone Star Quilts
April 2012 – Election/Installation of Officers and Annual Dinner
May 2012 – Bonnie Hunter, lecture and workshop
June 2012 – Betty Suiter
July 2012 – Annie Smith, lecture and 2-day workshop
August 2012 – Toby Lishcko, lecture and workshop
September 2012 – Rachel Clark, lecture and two workshops
October 2012 – Ann Fahl, lecture and workshop
November 2012 – Julie Hendrickson
December 2012 – December Social
January 2011 – Ways and Means
February 2011 – Edyta Sitar, Reasons for Quilting, Workshops: On Eagle's Wigns and Stars in Quilting
March 2011 – Debbie Caffrey, Quilting from the Land of the Midday Moon
April 2011 – Election/Installation of Officers and Annual Dinner
May 2011 – Cindy Needham, Thread Facts & Fiction, Workshop: Open Thread Bar
June 2011 – Pat Speth: Nickel Quilts, Workshop: Picket Fence Units
July 2011 – Members: Mini Trunk Shows of Long Arm Quilts, with Q&A
August 2011 – Roberta Williams’s trunk show
September 2011 – Ethel White's trunk show, Workshop: wool applique birds
Octobber 2011 – Karen McTavish trunk show, Workshop: Whole Cloth Design
November 2011 – Ways and Means
December 2011 – Holiday Social
January 2010 – Norah McMeeking, Bella Bella Patchwork, bellabellaquilts.com, Workshop: St. Mark's Wallhanging
February 2010 – Robbi Joy Eklow, robbieklow.com, Workshop: Free Expression Buffet
March 2010 – Brown Bag Auction
April 2010 – Election/Installation of Officers and Annual Dinner
May 2010 – Jan Krueger, I Love Log Cabin, Workshop: Patchwork Borders
June 2010 – Gayle Bong, Tips, Tops and Tales
July 2010 – Barbara Vlack, Quilts My Grandmother Didn't Make, Workshop: Piece and Peel
August 2010 – Annie Smith, Life as a Podcaster, Workshop: Exploring Fabric Choices
September 2010 – Frieda Anderson, Frieda’s Fun Fast Fusing, Workshop: Free Motion Quilting
October 2010, – Sue Nickels, The Quilt Collaborations of Sue Nickels and Pat Holly
November 2010 – Wendy Butler Berns, I've Been Bitten by the Bug – The Quilting Bug That Is
December 2010 – Holiday Dinner