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 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...||-|
|June 17||Pot Luck supper!||Pot Luck - Everybody Brings a Dish to Pass|
|August 19 HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE AUCTION? BRING IT ALONG!|
|September 16||Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Auction Fundraiser||Set up for Auction||Heather Hickling|
|November 18||Retreat Review||Jody Goswitz|
|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!
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!
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
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