Please join us! The next guild meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 20th.
Our program for the evening will be a bed turning provided by Carol Pilgrim, Part II... here is a quick link to some of her Part I bed turning quilts. Also note - the drawing for the 2021 Raffle Quilt will be made at the January 2022 meeting!
Our Guild Board Meeting are currently held at 6 pm, prior to our regular guild meetings, on the following dates: January 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, and November 17
|Date of Guild Meeting||Meeting / Program / Activities||Other Activities||Refreshments|
|January 20||Carol Pilgrim : Bed Turning #2. And even more quilts!||OPEN SEW – starts at 3:00 pm Board meeting at 6 PM||Sherry S., Pat S., Sharon A., and Amy R.|
|February 17||Zoom presentation w speaker to be named||Renee M., Pat R., Mary H., and Carolyn P.|
|March 17||We'll be doing 4 schoolhouses, We still need a volunteer for the 4th schoolhouse - can YOU help out with a presentation?||Board meeting at 6 PM||Kim N., Laura K., Maggie Y., and Jo W.|
|April 21||1600 Challenge led by Terri||Nancy B., Sandy R., Jane G., and NEED ONE MORE|
|May 19||Speakers: Thread and Timber. Quilts.||Board meeting at 6 PM||Sharon J., Arleen V., Karen K., and NEED ONE MORE|
|June 16||Rulers...||Pat C., Pat O., Denise D., and Brenda B.|
|July 21||Christmas in July - share what you make for Christmas gifts!||Board meeting at 6 PM||Ice Cream Social provided by Guild Board|
|August 18 HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE AUCTION? BRING IT ALONG!||School houses||Annual Picnic Potluck - everybody please bring a dish to pass|
|September 15||Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Auction Fundraiser||Please arrive around 3 pm to help set up for Auction!||Mary M., Carol G., Margaret M., and Terry M.|
|October 20||Linda Halpin lecture (and workshop on Friday)||Cindy B., Dawn T., Jody G., and NEED ONE MORE|
|November 17||presentation by our very own Laura Krasinski!||Board meeting at 6 PM||Linda S., Jane K., Heather H., and NEED ONE MORE|
|December 8||Cookies & Gift Wrapping for our Christmas Family||Sit 'n' Sew, beginning at 3 pm - bring your machine and work on whatever!||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|
Our quilt retreat in 2021 was held at Indigo Star in Hartford, Wisconsin over the weekend of Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3. There were 11 happy ladies participating. Thanks to Denise and Carol for putting this retreat together! We had so much fun, ate so much good food, and got so much accomplished on our projects! Click here to see some of our projects.
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!
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.
Big Block: 24″ of Fabulous
Announcing the next BIG (as in block) challenge! Here is a block that is big, big, big – 24″ of fabulous big! To review: Each pattern will take two weeks. The first week, the block pattern instructions are given. You whip up a few awesome blocks and share them. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a project using the block, it can be a quilt with lots of the blocks, a pillow with just one, or whatever you can imagine... Click HERE for the link.
Our Activities Chair will be providing more ideas for using scraps such as for placemats for Meals on Wheels and quilt tops. Stay tuned - our goal is to make LOTS of placemats.
Make a resolution this year to clean out your UFOs. In the above link, you'll find a Challenge Chart that you can fill in with 12 projects that you want to complete in 2022. Although there's no guarantees that you'll finish all 12 projects, at least you'll have made significant progress on them!
Upcoming Quilt Shows
Winter Quilt Show - Saturday, February 12, 2022
at the Washington County Fairgrounds
Tickets are $8.00 online through February 4 in advance. Tickets will be available for purchase at WMQFA (in-person or by phone). Children 12 and under are free. To keep everyone safe and speed entry, tickets will not be sold at the door. Online tickets will be mailed to you.
West Suburban Quilt Guild
Friday March 11, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday March 12, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm
Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI
AQS Quilt Week - Paducah, KY
Schroeder Expo Center, 415 Park Street
Join AQS in Paducah, Kentucky for a week of quilts! Take quilt classes, enjoy lectures, and shop fabrics, notions and more at the Vendor Merchant Mall. Most of all, be inspired as you explore beautiful quilts, from award-winning and semi-finalist contest quilts to special exhibits.
Dates/times are Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am. until 5:00 pm. Please note: This is a change from previous years. Sunday and Monday participation are not required.
Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show - August 8-9, 2022
Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue
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!