January Events


The quilt show is just 4 months away.

  • Lovable Leftovers Boutique begins collecting item donations at the January meetings through the April meetings.
  • Volunteer sign-ups for the Friday show set-up will begin at the January meetings.
  • Pick up your raffle quilt tickets at the meetings if you haven’t already done so.
  • The color banner challenge quilts are due at the January 3rd meetings.



Mini-Morning Workshop: Scrappy Snowball table runner. Click HERE for details and supply list. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethesda Covenant Church

Program: Kevin Huffman (aka Kevin the Quilter) (website)Kevin

Quilting is in Kevin’s blood! He has been affiliated with quilting since the tender age of 4, having a grandmother that allowed him to participate in the making of quilts, and 2 great aunts who encouraged him to develop his quilting skills. Kevin had been a flight attendant for the past 18 years and rediscovered quilting as his therapy and passion on long layovers. Kevin is a complete fabric utilitarian and is a budding blogosphere personality. He revisits his childhood through his works of art. Kevin the Quilter is the proud parent of two Boston Terriers, one really fluffy cat and a coop full of poultry.
1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church


Workshop with Kevin – Stringed Star
Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Hospital, 1401 East State Street


December/January Newsletter

The December/January newsletter has been posted. Click HERE.

Our Christmas potluck is December 6th at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Bring your show and tell and food as follows:

1:00 party:
If your last name begins with:
A-E: Salad
F-N: Entree
O-Z: Dessert

We will also be playing games and you will need to bring twelve 2 1/2″ x WOF strips.

7:00 party:
Hearty appetizers and desserts
Something to write with for a partner activity

November Events

Thursday, November 1st:

Mini-morning Workshop: Christmas disappearing nine patch table runner. It will make a wonderful, quick and easy last minute gift. The pattern is from Rose Bohn with a little tweaking. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church
Supply List:
24- 5” squares of various holiday prints
½ yard dark green tone on tone or solid fabric (cut fabric into 1 ½” wide strips the WOF)
Sewing machine and sewing kit

Program: Pat Speth from Nickel Quilts. 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethesda Covenant Church


November 2, 2018:

Workshop: Nickel Quilts with Pat Speth. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30 a.m., Swedish American Heart Hospital


November 10, 2018:

Cherry Valley Library Workshop (SPAM): Bring your own project to work on. Cherry Valley Library. NOTE TIME CHANGE – 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

October Events

Thursday, October 4th:

Mini-Morning Workshop: Sewing Organizer. Click HERE for details and supply list. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church

Program: Cassie Schalis from Lucky Quilt Company (Pecatonica). 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church


Saturday, October 6:

Cherry Valley Library (SPAM) Workshop: Bring your own project to work on. 12:30-5:00 (note time change), Cherry Valley Library


Newsletter & Comfort Quilts Message

The October/November newsletter has been posted. Click HERE.

Comfort Quilts: The October 1st gathering to work on comfort quilts at the Quilters General Store has been cancelled since we have many tops completed. (These are given to our members if they have lost a spouse or have serious medical issues.)

We need four volunteers to help us get these tops quilted. Please contact Anne Brown or Vicki Tallacksen if you would like to quilt one for us. If you do not care to do the binding, we will take care of that. We will have the quilts at the October 4th meeting.

Thanks, Anne and Vicki


Congratulations to our talented members have recently won ribbons.

Stephanie Nordlin’s quilt “Lupines” won 2nd place in the Wall Quilts, Flora and Fauna Category at the Paducah Fall Quilt Show

Robin Gausebeck’s quilt “Paisleys and Diamonds and Pearls, Oh My!” won 2nd place in the Cherrywood Fabrics Prince Challenge