October 1st Meeting Info


1:00 p.m.:
Meeting, show & tell,  and visiting time. The meeting will be held in the Bethesda Covenant Church’s garage so we will be a bit protected from the weather. Dress warm, bring your lawn chair, and maybe cover up with a quilt. We will have a brief business meeting, show and tell, collect neonatal quilts, and pass out Quilt Show Medallion kits. 

6:30 p.m.: Zoom presentation by Kimberly Brownell (website). She will be talking about techniques for attaching things to quilts without thread. Watch your email for details on how to join and watch the Zoom presentation.

September Meetings & Membership Info

MEETINGS: We will be once again be outside for our September 3rd meetings (1:00 and 6:30). The meetings will be held outside at Bethesda Covenant Church. We will be doing Facebook LIVE for our Show and Tell at each meeting. We will not be having a program this month but if you would like to bring some hand sewing, we will sit, stitch, talk, and enjoy the beautiful weather. (See Facebook LIVE details below).

Please bring a lawn chair and your mask and a Show and Tell. Treats WILL NOT be shared at the meeting, but if you want to bring a drink or something to snack on, please feel free to do so. 

If you DO NOT have a Facebook account, at 1:00 and/or 6:30, go to https://www.facebook.com/Sinnissippi-Quilters-Inc-108741872478157/ and ignore or chose no for create an account. Scroll down until you see what looks like a picture of the meeting and click on the picture to start the video feed.

If you do have a Facebook account, be sure you have already Liked our page. Go to the page and click on the picture to play.

All of this is experimental and we hope our sound problems will be fixed, but it may or may not work. Bonnie would love your feedback after the meetings. Be sure to like the video while viewing so we know who’s watching and feel free to comment. We love the interaction.

We also would like to have AV helpers for each meeting for filming and monitoring the FB sound. If you are attending the meetings and would like to help, call Bonnie Hodina or Silvia Vaughn to volunteer. We are looking for at least 2 helpers per meeting.

MEMBERSHIP REMINDER: The deadline for all membership forms and payments is the September 3rd guild meeting. If you’re not attending, please mail your form into Sinnissippi Quilters, PO Box 1556, Rockford, IL 61110-0056 by the due date. This deadline is for inclusion in the guild directory, general guild meetings, and for connection to our future FB LIVE meetings and future Zoom meetings. Late forms will be added to the membership list and given access to the web meetings as we get them, but may miss the printed directory. Click HERE to print the membership form.

August 6th Meetings

We will be kicking off our 2020-21 year with “Meet Your New Board Members” at the August 6th meetings (1:00 and 6:30). The meetings will be held outside at Bethesda Covenant Church with a limit of 50 members. We will attempt to Facebook LIVE the meetings. See below for details.

Please bring a lawn chair and your mask. Treats WILL NOT be shared at this meeting, but if you want to bring a drink or something to snack on, please feel free to do so. 

Our new President, Bonnie Hodina, will try to record both meetings LIVE via the Sinnissippi Quilters Facebook Page. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch it.

If you DO NOT have a Facebook account, at 1:00 and/or 6:30, go to https://www.facebook.com/Sinnissippi-Quilters-Inc-108741872478157/ and ignore or chose no for create an account. Scroll down until you see what looks like a picture of the meeting and click on the picture to start the video feed.

If you do have a Facebook account, be sure you have already Liked our page. Go to the page and click on the picture to play.

All of this is experimental and may or may not work. Bonnie would love your feedback after the meetings.

2020-21 Membership Dues

REMINDER: Membership dues are due by the August 6th meetings. (Details regarding the August meetings will be published in the next couple of days.) If you do not plan to attend the meeting, please print the form (click HERE to print) and mail it along with your $40 checked to:

Sinnissippi Quilters
P. O. Box 1556
Rockford, IL 61110-1556

July 2nd Meetings

Our July 2nd meeting will take place on the grounds of Bethesda Church at 1:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. We ask that you attend the meeting that you signed up for. Please bring a lawn chair. We also ask you to bring a mask. Treats WILL NOT be shared at this meeting, but if you want to bring a drink or something to snack on, please feel free to do so. We will try to make this as comfortable as possible. I know that all of you have been very prolific during this stay-at-home/ quarantine time; however, due to the expected hot weather I would like to limit the Sew and Tell to two items per person. Look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Anne Biedowicz

Rose Bohn

Long-time guild member, Rose Bohn, passed away on June 20th. Click HERE for her obituary. A limited walk thru visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 26th, 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park.

2020-21 Membership Dues

Membership dues are due August 1st for the upcoming 2020-2021 Guild year. Please print the membership form (click HERE), fill it out completely and turn it in with your check at the next guild meeting or mail it to Sinnissippi Quilters, PO Box 1556, Rockford, IL 61110-1556. Dues are $40.00