Raffle Quilts

We are raffling the 3 remaining quilts from the Laurie Larson collection. Tickets are $1.00 each and mark the ticket for quilt choice. The tickets can be picked up from Anne Biedowicz, Colleen Magee, or Bonnie Hodina. The drawing will be at the evening Christmas party on December 5th.

 

tulip

Tulip Christmas Quilt, hand quilted, full/queen

white_fan

White Fan Quilt, hand quilted, 40″x40″

pieced_star

Pieced Star Quilt, hand quilted, 90″x100″

 

November Events

PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO CHANGES IN BETHESDA’S POLICIES, OUR EVENING GUILD MEETING WILL START AT 6:30 P.M. SO THAT WE WILL BE OUT OF THE BUILDING BY THE LATEST 8:45 P.M. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th:

Mini-Morning Workshop: 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Convenant Church. Karen Grover will be teaching Mary Mulari’s Crisscross Apron Pattern to make a great apron for the holidays. This is a quick pattern that can be used either as a gift or as a holiday apron for yourself. Karen will have several patterns for your use.

Supplies:
2 yards of fabric (1 yard for each side, mix and match as desired)
Sewing machine
Sewing kit
Rotary cutter

Program: 1:00 and 6:30

Cathy Grafton (website)  – “Prairie Quilts Inspired by Central Illinois”.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH:

Workshop – “Applique and Embellishment of Wildflowers”. Click HERE for supply list. 9:30 a.m., Swedish American Heart Hospital

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 12: Cherry Valley Library Workshop (SPAM), 12:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Franck for details.

Thursday, September 19: “I Spy” neo-natal quilt challenge. Go through your stash of novelty prints and solids (or tone on tone) fabrics. Bring 6″ cut squares of the novelty fabric and 3 1/4″ cut squares of the solid or tone on tone fabric. There will be some fabric available at the workshop. Cherry Valley Library, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Pam Surmo with questions.

August Events

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.

Newsletter & Neighboring Guild News

The August/September newsletter has been posted. Click HERE.

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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/

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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.