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Discount, advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per person online or at WMQFA. Online tickets are available at winterquiltshow.com through February 4 and will be mailed to buyer. Discounted, advance tickets may be purchased in person at WMQFA through February 10.
9am - 3pm both days
Manitowoc Expo Center
Adults: $6, Children 16 and under: free
Contact Linda Sweek of Sew & Sew Retreats (email@example.com) for more info!
September 6 to 16, 2023
Oct 14, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023. 10am-4pm
Webster High School
7564 W Alder St - Webster, WI 54893
Saturday & Sunday, October 2023
There will be quilt demonstrations and a bed-turning demonstration of children's quilts, and a boutique selling items made by guild members. Food will be available during the show.
Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue
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!
How are YOU doing on your new QOV panel challenge?
Quilt must be completely finished and bound in red fabric which is hand stitched to the back. Measured 60 x 70 exact. No 3-dimensional aspects. Completed by March 2023. Must use the fabric in some way and the panel is to be part of the top. These quilts will be given to a vet after being displayed at the Waukesha Co. Fair in 2023. A hanging sleeve is also required.
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.
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!
Have you been to the new quilting shop located at 1532 South Church Street, Watertown? Check them out at https://www.thequiltersblock.com/
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 2022. Although there's no guarantees that you'll finish all 12 projects, at least you'll have made significant progress on them!
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.
Our Activities Chair will be providing more ideas for using scraps such as for placemats for Meals on Wheels and quilt tops. Stay tuned - our goal is to make LOTS of placemats.
Link to Free Patterns from Moda: https://modafabrics.com/tags/free-patterns