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

Calendar

UPDATE

Currently, 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 web hostess, has your correct, current email address. Our current plans are to return to holding all in-person meetings in June 2021 - please check back as that date approaches for updates.

As you can guess, COVID has caused some upheaval in last year and this year's schedules - we are currently putting together our monthly activities and having members sign up for refreshments. Please check back to see updates posted here when we have them.

The next meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 15th  - 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 20
June 17Pot Luck supper!Pot Luck - Everybody Brings a Dish to Pass
July 15
August 19 HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE AUCTION? BRING IT ALONG!
September 16Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Auction FundraiserSet up for AuctionHeather Hickling
October 21
November 18Retreat ReviewJody Goswitz
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.

For the Photo Fabric Collage at the April 2021 meeting:

Please come at 5:30 to get started, and bring the following:

  • your machine with an all purpose foot (straight and zigzag stitch);
  • a pencil;
  • variegated thread AND neutral thread;
  • a simple nature scene to inspire you (can be digital or hard copy);
  • a glue stick;
  • general sewing supplies (scissors, pins, etc.); and
  • A BAGGIE OF FABRIC SCRAPS!

Quilt Retreat

Denise and Carolyn are planning our annual quilt retreat , which is quite a challenge this year! You should have received an email from them regarding our choices.  Hopefully you have responded in a timely manner to them, so that they can provide more information regarding our options at our upcoming meeting!

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!