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

Calendar

Please join us! The next guild board meeting will start promptly at 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 19th  and will be followed by our regular guild meeting starting at 7:00 PM. Our annual ice cream social will be held after the guild meeting. 

Our annual  "Make it/Bake it/Grow it/Sew it Sale will be held at our September 16th meeting.

Click HERE 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 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 15Open Sew at 3 pmPotluck Supper followed by Strip (as in 20 2 1/2" strips of fabric) pokerEVERYBODY 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 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 18Terri 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 attend1. 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!

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.

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.

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. 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! 

Upcoming Quilt Shows

Cranberry Country Quilters Quilt Show

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

Eagle River, WI

 

Mukwonago Crazy Quilters Rummage Sale & Handcrafted Boutique

7/23 - 12 to 4 pm and 7/24 - 9 am to 4 pm

Field Park, Hwys 83 and NN in Mukwonago

 

 

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

 

June Taylor 60th Anniversary Warehouse Sale and Product Demo Event
Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center
August 26 - 9 am to 6 pm

August 27 - 9 am to 7 pm

August 28 - 10 am to 2 pm

West Bend, Wisconsin

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!