October 1st Meeting Info


1:00 p.m.:
Meeting, show & tell,  and visiting time in the Church parking lot – weather permitting

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.

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

Cancellation of April Meeting

Good morning,
I contacted Bethesda this morning. The church is abiding by the CDC recommendation
of no gatherings of more than 10 people. They are following this policy until April 30th
or until changes occur; so that means we will not have a Guild Meeting on April 2nd .
Needless to say, the workshop on April 3rd also has been cancelled. We are looking at
having Lynn Schmitt speak later this year.

We have an opportunity to catch up on all our quilting projects and maybe even starting
a new project that has been tugging at our creative spirit. Please, everyone stay safe
and healthy. I look forward to seeing you all in May with some wonderful “Sew and
Tells”.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Anne B.

February Events

Thursday, February 6th:

Mini-Morning Workshop: We’ll be cutting and sewing cloth pads. Click HERE for details about this project. Bring your sewing machine and usual sewing supplies. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church.

Programs: Monique Jacobs
1:00 p.m.: Fabric Designing with Batiks
6:30 p.m.: Pattern Design

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Friday, February 7th:

Workshop with Monique Jacobs: Piecing – New Pattern to choose from and New Line of Batiks. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Heart Hospital.

Help Us at Thursday’s Meeting

Thursday SQG meeting opportunity for anyone who would like to participate…

At the December meeting Vicki Tallacksen and Jane Erickson talked about the
possibility of making reusable cloth pads for girls in poverty in countries abroad
through Operation Christmas Child.

We will have instructions and materials to demonstrate and make some of these.
If you would like to join us all you need to do is bring your scissors.

You may read more about this at Grace Church (click HERE).

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday with your hand sewing projects or
your scissors!

Vicki Tallacksen and Jane Erickson

January Events

Thursday, January 2nd:

Bring some hand work to do while socializing at this month’s meeting (or just sit and chat). We will also have our regular business meeting, along with show and tell.

The remainder of Nora’s quilting stash will be on sale at the afternoon and evening meetings – this month only. Fabric and large to small kits. Nothing over $50. Cash or check only, made out to the guild.