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Upcoming Quilt Shows
Dates/times are Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am. until 5:00 pm. Please note: This is a change from previous years. Sunday and Monday participation are not required.
Cranberry Country Quilters
July 16, 2022
Northland High School, Eagle River WI
Cranberry Country Quilters is having a show and is looking for quilts to be entered in their show.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 8 AM - 4 PM
200 North Campbell Road, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54902
August 8-9, 2022
Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue
The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
Sept. 8-10, 2022
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
For more info, click here: quiltshow.com
"Let Freedom Ring"
SEP 30 – OCT 1, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM CDT
More than 250 Quilts on Display. Quilt Challenge, Judged Quilts, Merchant Mall, Raffle Baskets, Quilter’s Boutique, Scraps, Sale Book, Pattern, & Magazine Sale, Quilter’s Cafe. Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W Manchester
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!
An email received by the guild...
Hi, I’m Phyllis Adkins, my address is W3939 County Road B, Johnson Creek, WI 53038, phone 920 238-2330. I used to do craft shows,, I just retired the end of last year. What was I thinking! I have so much fabric left. So If you are looking for some great deals... you need to come on over. The sale will be June 3 and 4, from 9-3. I have mostly cotton, but also have some knits, satins and linings... a little wool. And its very reasonable,, Yes very! $2.50 per yard!!! 108 wide is $5/yard. I also have some UFO’s a tub full for $5, doesn’t include the tub. And other things as well. Feel free to call.
We are starting a new QOV panel challenge!
No cost to receive a panel and 1 yard of fabric for a team of 3 members. 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.
On Spotify, you can listen to the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, Quilt & Tell, and www.allpeoplequilt.com/podcast
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!
Exciting news - there is a 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