Please join us! The next guild meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 16th - and it's time for our annual Make It/Bake It/Grow It/Sew It Sale!!!
Click IT sale for more information about this fundraiser sale - it's always a blast!!
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, August 19, 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||Open Sew at 3 pm||Potluck Supper followed by Strip (as in 20 2 1/2" strips of fabric) poker||EVERYBODY PLEASE BRING A DISH TO PASS! Please contact Cindy Boyd if you need a reminder of what you signed up to bring|
|August 19 HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE AUCTION? BRING IT ALONG!||Remember to make final payments for retreat!||ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR Presented by the Guild Board|
|September 16||Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Auction Fundraiser||Please arrive around 3 pm to help 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||Terri Siefert - Pineapple Quilt Trim Ruler. If there is enough interest, a workshop can be arranged - please let Carolyn P or Terry M if you would attend||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|
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. The cost for this retreat will be $167, payable to OQG - the fees are due to Jane Graff by our August 2021 meeting. Thanks to Denise and Carol for putting this retreat together!
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.
Upcoming Quilt Shows
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
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