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Upcoming Events

 

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The 6th Annual Mane Quilt Show
9 AM - 3 PM
April 27 & 28
500 South Cedar Street, Nekoosa WI
Please click the link to read our booklet.
Click on the attachment to learn what Jeremiah's Crossing is all about.
Quilters, we are excited to see your creations! Please enter your beautiful quilts to support the work of Jeremiah's Crossing!
Vendors, Crafters, Makers, please find our convenient Vendor information in the center of the booklet. We have space for you to bring your business to central Wisconsin.

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"Spring into Quilting"

Instructor-lead quilting retreat  at Birch Tree Resort

Minoqua, WI

Dates: 5/8/24 - 5/11/24 and 5/29 - 6/1/24

Cost - $511.35

 

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The Minnesota Quilt Show

June 13-15, 2024

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Duluth, Minnesota

 

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Cranberry Country Quilters

Saturday, July 20, 2024 9 AM - 4 PM

Northland Pines High School
1800 Pleasure Island Road, Eagle River, Wisconsin, 54521

 

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2024 EAA Quilt Show

Thursday, July 25, 2024

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oshkosh Seniors Center South

200 N Campbell Road, Oshkosh

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, Barrier Free
Raffle Quilt*, Vendors, Bed Turning, Challenge Quilts, Quilted Items for Sale*, Lunch and Desserts*

*Cash only (ATM close by)

For more information please email [email protected]

 

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The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 

Alliant Energy Center
Sept 5-7, 2024

THURS & FRI: 9 AM TO 6 PM
SAT: 9 AM TO 5 PM

 

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Sheboygan County Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show

"40 & Fabulous"

There will be three workshops - Samplers of Seduction, with haute couture embroider Rebecca Devaney, Boutis with Kumiko Nakayama Geraerts and a two-day workshop of Kantha Embroidery with Ekta Kaul!

Register here:  https://www.sewandsewretreats.com/product-page/celebrate-french-textiles-just-paris-2024

 

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Live Virtual Quilt Classes

Free-Motion Fearless Fun

With Sandy Fitzpatrick
February 3, 2024

Are you tired of stitching in the ditch and straight line quilting? If so, I will teach you how free-motion quilting can open up a whole new world of quilting for you. In this three-hour class we will cover several design elements to give you the courage to tackle your unfinished quilts. We'll also talk about setting up your sewing area to be more successful, along with a way to layer your quilt that doesn't require getting down on your hands and knees.

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Hurdy Gurdy Table Runner Using Accordian Sewn HSTs

With BethHelfter
February 9, 2024

Join us for an afternoon of learning to use the Accordion Sewn HSTs- method of making scrappy half square triangles and get started on the Hurdy Gurdy pattern. By the end of class you'll know all of the ins and outs of why accordion sewing is sweeping the land as well as have a beautiful block and maybe be started on a second. You'll never want to make a half square triangle another way again!

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Machine Applique

With Sandy Fitzpatrick
February 10, 2024

This machine applique class will give you the knowledge and expertise to perfect your stitches. We will cover the techniques to improve your blanket stitch, satin stitch, and decorative stitches. You may choose any designs from Hissyfitz Designs for your class project.

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Create Your Own Quilted Landscape

With Beth Ann Williams
February 15, 2024

Capture a treasured memory in fabric! Learn to create a beautiful finished-edge machine appliquéd and quilted landscape with Beth Ann's surprisingly easy methods. Create your own piece of fiber art in this hands-on class while picking up appliqué skills and embellishment techniques you'll be able to use in other projects, too.

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For more classes, see the full calendar listings here.

On-Demand Quilt Classes

Waves and Shapes

with Carolina Oneto

In this recorded course you will design and make a mini quilt top (18” x 22”) learning how to draw, cut and sew curves. During the class you will explore different designs, and how to use value, hue and gradients to create interesting compositions. You will learn how to cut fabrics with complex shapes and how to sew these curved shapes by machine.
Join me in this new class, where you will love to DESIGN AND CREATE your own quilts. All skill levels.

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Twists and Curves Quilt

with Rachel Derstine

ICreate a quilt full of movement, flow and depth. You will learn to do curved piecing and "set in" or applique circles. Learn how to couch yarn to the surface of your quilt for texture and definition. Learn how to use software to design and print your quilt on your home printer or you may use one of the optional PDF patterns provided.

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Beginner Ruler Quilting

with Kellie Kaczmarek

Have you always wanted to learn to quilt with rulers, but were afraid to try? Then, this is the class for you!
In this class you will learn all the basics of ruler work like how to set up your machine, how to set up your workspace, how to hold the ruler and that is only the start!
Kellie will then take you down the stitching road where you will follow along and stitch all of the beautiful designs shown in the table topper.
Why not jump into ruler quilting and get all those quilt tops quilted yourself!?
All of the designs are made using just two rulers.

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16 Awesome Quilt Designs With Just 2 Rulers!

with Kellie Kaczmarek

In this on demand class, you will receive over 9 hours of instruction to help you create a beautiful quilt and learn some awesome quilt designs using two machine quilting rulers (templates)!
We will start by showing you how to mark your blocks, carry on to detailed instructions on how to stitch 16 different quilt blocks (finished size 12 x12) and then how to assemble them all in a quilt using sashing.
Each block is filmed on either a sit down longarm or on a domestic machine.
In the class, Edgie 6 and Cheezie from Silly Moon Quilting Co. are used, but you can use similar rulers if you have them.

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Foundation Paper Piecing- The Easy Way

with Jan Holzbauer

Piecing quilt blocks using foundation paper allows you to piece blocks that often have very sharp points which are difficult to accomplish with out paper.

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How to use Silks in Your Quilt Making

with Julia McLeod

Get all the secrets to using silk textiles in quilt making, broken down into the basics.

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Breaking the Code

with Vicki Conley

Utilizing Morse code and a simple phrase you will design an abstract quilt with a unique repeating pattern. The approach relies on simple piecing to create an infinite number of different designs.

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Innovative Appliqué

with Becky Campbell

Innovative Appliqué - 2 hours of time-saving tips and techniques. Turned-edge appliqué made easy. No tracing, needle-turn, or pulling freezer paper from the back of your work. Precise results without hours or years of practice. Buy it today, and keep it for life. Access it as often as you like.
This class covers the entire process. : Bonus sections, turning small circles, and creating perfect round eyes.

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New Two Stitch Magic

with Bonnie Langenfeld

Create beautiful, realistic natural landscape elements from over two dozen concise and easy free motion stitching techniques. You'll be amazed at what you can do!

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Improv Log Cabin Triangle Kaleidoscope Quilts

with Cathy Perlmutter

Learn my fun and relaxed approach to doing log cabin-style piecing on unmarked scrap paper triangles;, then turn your triangles into sparkling wall-hangings, pillows, table runners, or the start of a spectacular larger quilt! The class has 30+ videos to guide you through all the stages, with many design options. Because it’s on-demand you can take it at the pace that suits you!

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For more classes, see the full on-demand calendar listings here.

 

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OCT 31 THRU NOV 3

Preview Night: 

OCT. 30

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

 

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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!

 

 

 

A new blog for you to try!  Click here - CDKSTUDIOS.COM 

 

  • Directions for February Book Bag Project - click HERE!
  • Directions for February Luggage Tag Project - click HERE!
  • CHALLENGE - 24 SKILLS IN 2024

 

  • For our JANUARY 2024 meeting: Here is the link for the activity.

 

  •  At our November 2023 meeting, Laura & Veronica from Our Quilting Workshop in Hartland visited and gave a presentation on working with Shannon Fabrics Cuddle and Luxe Cuddle fabrics. Here is the link to the free patterns on Shannon's website:  https://www.shannonfabrics.com/free-patterns

 

 

 

 

Strippy and Bright Table Runner | AllPeopleQuilt.com

Love for Autumn | AllPeopleQuilt.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern Overview anHow are YOU doing on your Month of Mugs Block of the Month By Crafty Staci

Here are links to all the BOM patterns that were presented at tbe January meeting. Click on the highlighted or underlined link to be taken to the full aricle and pattern that you can print out.

Months of Mugs Block of the Month

General Instructions

Fabric Requirements

Embroidery Designs

Mug Handle Assembly

February Heart

March Shamrock

April Bunny

May Flower

June Bee

July Ice pop

August Pineapple

September Book

October Pumpkin

November Cabin

December Tree

January Snowflake

Bonus Birthday Cake quilt block

Months of Mugs Blocks of the Month - Finishing and variations

At our August meeting, there were TWO schoolhouses on binding quilts. One was on hand-binding and one was on machine-bindings. The handouts for those schoolhouses are below.

Hand binding

Machine Binding

Blogs/Posts

On Spotify, you can listen to the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, Quilt & Tell, and www.allpeoplequilt.com/podcast

 

Here are some Project Tracker Sheets from AllPeopleQuilt - perfect for tracking your projects from planning stages to completion!

 

 

How about some Sewing Organization Bingo? Follow this link:

 

 

Several of our members also recommended a Facebook group, "Quilting with Amanda Murphy".  She demonstrates the use of rulers in quilting (for those of us not ready for free motion quilting). Check it out and see what you think!

 

American Patchwork and Quilting UFO Challenge

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 2023.  Although there's no guarantees that you'll finish all 12 projects, at least you'll have made significant progress on them!

Tips, Tricks, and Patterns

  • Squaring up panels:

 

  • A Quilting Math Guide

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  • Quilt Label Ideas:

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  • How to make shadowed stars:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!An306TgVXaDcnUA5TZhIHt1WQ2Sr

 

  • A helpful table that will help you cut the right size squares when creating half- and quarter- squares:

https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:afa52007-be3d-46d2-8f40-f89135e09efc

  • How to construct a seamless pillowcase

Click HERE for a .pdf of the instructions

 

  • Link to free patterns from Moda:

 https://modafabrics.com/inspiration-resources/free-patterns