Learning and teaching the art of quilting together in friendship, piece by piece, hand in hand.

Calendar

UPDATE

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 MeetingMeeting / Program / ActivitiesOther ActivitiesRefreshments
January 21Schoolhouse on making and using chenille fabric by layering fabrics
February 18Free Pineapple Mini Quilt Pattern: https://sassafras-lane.com/blogs/news/85632004-free-patchwork-pineapple-mini-quilt-pattern
March 18Seamless Pillowcase (see INFO section below for .pdf of instructions)Virtual Quilt Retreat on Saturday March 27, 2021 (See below for details!)
April 15Photo fabric Collage - see below for more infoPlease 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 20Chris Kirsch - presentation of Quilt Tales1. Cindy B.; 2. Sandy R.; 3. Dawn T.
June 17Jane Vaughn of Thornberry Quilts - Underground Railroad QuiltsOpen Sew beginning at 3 pm Board Meeting 6-6:301. Pat Richman 2. Mary Hiemke 3, Kathy Wiehrmann
July 15Potluck SupperEVERYBODY 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 16Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Auction FundraiserSet up for Auction1, Carol Pilgrim 2. Margaret Millspaw 3. Carolyn Parrott 4. Patty Osborne
October 21Chris Weinhold - Escher QuiltsRetreat Review1. Pat Charte 2. Terry Miller 3. Denise Deneen
November 181. Jody Goswitz 2, Linda S. 3,Sharon Jesse
December 9Cookies & Gift WrappingEVERYBODY 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

Retreat Info

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!

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Info Section

Click HERE for a .pdf of the instructions on how to construct a seamless pillowcase, presented at our March meeting.

Click HERE for info about the sewing collages created for our April meeting.

Quilt Retreat

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

Cranberry Country Quilters Quilt Show

Saturday, July 17, 3 – 9 PM  1800 Pleasure Island Rd

Eagle River, WI

35th Annual Lutherdale Fest Quilt Auction

Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9 AM to 3 PM

An annual fundraiser to support the life changing ministry of Lutherdale.

Madison Quilt Expo - Thu, Sep 9 – Sat, Sep 11

Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison, WI

The event will be virtual again this year. More information at QuiltShow.com. 

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

Please check back for more info  as these dates approach!