As you can guess, COVID has caused some upheaval in our schedule - we are currently putting together our monthly activities and having members sign up for refreshments. At this point in time, we are holding in-person meetings simultaneously with ZOOM meetings. You can attend in-person meetings at our normal location, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, at the intersection of Brown Street (North CTH P) and Lake Drive. If you'd rather attend virtually, please make sure that Betsy Binney, our ZOOM hostess, has your correct, current email address. Our plans are to return to holding all in-person meetings in June 2021 - please check back as that date approaches for any updates.
The next guild meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 17th - hope to see you all!
Our Guild Board Meeting are currently held at 6 pm, prior to our regular guild meetings, on the following dates: January 21, March 18, May 20, July 15, September 16, and November 18
|Date of Guild Meeting||Meeting / Program / Activities||Other Activities||Refreshments|
|January 21||Schoolhouse on making and using chenille fabric by layering fabrics|
|February 18||Free Pineapple Mini Quilt Pattern: https://sassafras-lane.com/blogs/news/85632004-free-patchwork-pineapple-mini-quilt-pattern|
|March 18||Seamless Pillowcase (see INFO section below for .pdf of instructions)||Virtual Quilt Retreat on Saturday March 27, 2021 (See below for details!)|
|April 15||Photo fabric Collage - see below for more info||Please check the Members Only section to review (and vote for) the list of possible programs for this year!! Don't forget, there is a NEW password for 2021...||-|
|May 20||Chris Kirsch - presentation of Quilt Tales||1. Cindy B.; 2. Sandy R.; 3. Dawn T.|
|June 17||Jane Vaughn of Thornberry Quilts - Underground Railroad Quilts||Open Sew beginning at 3 pm Board Meeting 6-6:30||1. Pat Richman 2. Mary Hiemke 3, Kathy Wiehrmann|
|July 15||Potluck Supper||EVERYBODY PLEASE BRING A DISH TO PASS!|
|August 19 HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE AUCTION? BRING IT ALONG!||ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR Presented by the Guild Board|
|September 16||Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Auction Fundraiser||Set up for Auction||1, Carol Pilgrim 2. Margaret Millspaw 3. Carolyn Parrott 4. Patty Osborne|
|October 21||Chris Weinhold - Escher Quilts||Retreat Review||1. Pat Charte 2. Terry Miller 3. Denise Deneen|
|November 18||1. Jody Goswitz 2, Linda S. 3,Sharon Jesse|
|December 9||Cookies & Gift Wrapping||EVERYBODY brings snacks and treats, wrapping paper/tape/ribbons/gift labels for wrapping the gifts, plus a couple of dollars for our adopted family's gift|
We had a GREAT time at our VIRTUAL quilt retreat on Saturday, March 27, 2021!
There were over 30 participants between the Oconomowoc and Watertown quilt guilds, including folks working on quilts or other sewing projects, and others who were crocheting and knitting. It was great seeing and chatting with everyone - hope you had a chance to join us!
Our quilt retreat in 2021 will be held at Indigo Star in Hartford, Wisconsin over the weekend of Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3. As of our April guild meeting, there were 11 people signed up to attend this retreat. Additional information will be provided as the retreat dates approach. Thanks to Denise and Carol for putting this retreat together!
Upcoming Quilt Shows
And, of course, there is always something to see at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg!
Click here for their calendar of events