We have reserved the Cherry Valley Library room for a special neo-natal sew-in on Thursday, August 8th, 10 a.m. to 3:00/4:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, sewing machine, and sewing supplies.
Thursday, August 1st: New Board members trunk show. Meet our new 2019-20 board members and see their latest projects.
REMINDER: Turn in (or mail) your 2019-20 membership dues by September 5th to be included in the new directory. Dues are $40.00. Click HERE to print the membership form.
The August/September newsletter has been posted. Click HERE.
Gems of the Prairie Quilters quilt show is August 24 & 25 in Peoria, IL. See their website for additional information. https://gemsoftheprairie.com/quilt-show/
The Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild is excited to welcome Cheryl Sleboda as our guest lecturer and instructor in August, 2019. Cheryl will present her lecture and trunk show, “Not Your Grandmother’s Quilter”, at our meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019. In this presentation,Cheryl will offer her hilarious take on how she uses not only vintage linens and heirloom sewing in her projects, but also light-up technology and high-tech gadgets. Guests are welcome to join us for this lecture; there is a $10 guest fee payable at the door. On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Cheryl will offer her class, “Fabulous Fun Fabric Manipulation”. She will teach us how to take our next projects to new heights by adding an unexpected, yet heirloom, twist! Using vintage fabric manipulation techniques, you can create beautiful tucks, pleats, and more to add texture and interest. There are still a few openings in Cheryl’s class at this time; the non-member fee is $55. Click HERE for more information.
In September, NSQG welcomes Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Victoria has been greatly influenced by her grandmother’s crazy quilts, through which she learned her sense of color while buried under them in the cold Minnesota winters. She will present a lecture and trunk show at our meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019. In her presentation, “Creativity & Play: The What and Why’s of PLAY!”, Victoria will share about her process and inspire you to push your creativity. It’s exciting, and she promises to send you home with a creative buzz! Victoria’s classes are only open to NSQG members, but her lecture is open to guests ($10 guest fee at the door). Click HERE for more information.
Please visit our website www.nsqg.club for additional details.
Reminder … the July meetings will be held on Thursday, July 11th. Join us for an ice cream social, and bring your patriotic (and other) items for show and tell.
Message from our President, Marie Stenger …
On June 6, 2019 the membership approved the proposed budget: There were 102 members present at the two meetings for the vote which was a hand vote. 101 voted in favor and 1 against.
For 2019-2020 our dues will be $40.
The Slate of Officers was presented at the May meeting and no nominations were made from the floor. The Slate of Officers was read in June and approved 102 in favor and 0 against.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Program: Lori Dickman – Speedy Solutions to Scrap Quilting, 1:00 and 7:00, Bethesda Covenant Church.
We will be voting on the 2019-20 budget and slate of officers. Arrive a little early to review the budget and check page 9 of the June/July newsletter for the proposed slate of officers.
President’s blocks are due at the June meeting. Details are on page 3 of the June/July newsletter.
If you have an extra quilt show program, or know of anyone who does, please bring them to the next guild meetings. We have several members who would like one, as we ran out of programs on Sunday afternoon. Thank you!
Friday, June 7, 2019
Workshop with Lori Dickman: Scrappy Periwinkle Baskets. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Heart Hospital.
The June/July newsletter has been posted. Click HERE.
FYI: Dekalb County Quilt Guild is having a Quilters’ Garage Sale including the stash of a prolific quilter who passed away. Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, 8-4. 373 E Lincoln, Sycamore, IL
What a beautiful quilt show! Many thanks to all the show committee members, and all the members of Sinnissippi Quilters who worked so hard to produce this wonderful show. It was truly ”Out Of This World”! Thank you to all who entered their lovely quilts for judging and display, it was a spectacular sight to walk into that large space filled with beautiful quilts. Thank you to all who donated items to the Silent Auction and Lovable Leftovers, and to everyone who worked and volunteered their time and efforts in many ways to help make our quilt show a success. Also, a big thank you to all the men who helped us with set up and tear down. We received many compliments on the theme of the show, on the special exhibit of Fly Me To The Moon Quilts, and the gorgeous raffle quilt. We will have all the final totals in the coming weeks. Again, many thanks to all!
Quilt Show Chair 2019
Click HERE for pictures and list of winners.
Color Challenge Banners
And just like that the quilt show is over! The show was wonderful thanks to the many volunteers who spent hours planning, making quilts, setting up, working during the show, and tearing down. A message from Phyllis Campbell, list of winners and more pictures will be coming later this week.
We have a few items that were left at the show. If you lost something, please fill out the Contact form and we’ll let you know if it’s on the list and where you can retrieve it.
Thursday, May 2nd
Program: Linda Jones, Quilts of Valor, 1:00 and 7:00
Quilt Show Week is here!!
Wednesday, May 1st – Quilts to be judged must be turned in at Pam Collings’ house between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You received a letter with address and map.
Thursday, May 2nd – Judging day 8:00 a.m. – when finished. If you volunteered to help, you received a letter with further information.
Friday, May 3rd – Quilts for display must be dropped off at the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd. between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. You received a letter with further instructions.
Set up begins at 8:00 a.m. An email went out last week with links to all three days’ volunteer lists.
Saturday, May 4th – The quilt show begins, 9:00-5:00
Sunday, May 5th – The quilt show continues, 10:00-4:00
Tear down begins at 4:00 and quilts may be picked up at the Indoor Sports Center after 4:45. ALL QUILTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 6:30 p.m. and YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RECEIPTS (which are given to you when you drop off your quilts) TO PICK UP YOUR QUILTS.
Raffle quilt drawing will be at the end of the show. Please be sure to have all sold tickets turned in by then.
Questions should be directed to:
- Quilt drop off and pick up: Robin Gausebeck or Karen Grover
- Judging day volunteering: Deb Wheeler or Colleen Hoffman
- Show volunteering: Colleen Magee
- Quilt Show Chairwoman: Phyllis Campbell