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Upcoming Events

There will be a QOV Sewing Day at  9:30 AM at The Quilter’s Block. 1532 Church St. Watertown, 53094.  They have fabric, just bring your machine and sewing supplies!

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.

Also note that June Tailor will be holding a Clearance Sale - Feb 11nd at the Washington County Fair Grounds.   They will have their full line of products there plus all the fabrics that did not sell at their warehouse sale.  A large bag stuffed with fabric will be $10 and a medium bag stuffed with fabric will be $5. 
The Mukwonago Crazy Quilters are busy planning their 34th Annual Quilt Show. Stay tuned for updates, but get that date on your calendar NOW!
April 1 & 2, 2023

A Patch of Lakeshore Quilters presents: Quilts from the Heart, Celebrating 30 years

April 15 & 16, 2023

9am - 3pm both days
Manitowoc Expo Center
Adults: $6, Children 16 and under: free






Contact Linda Sweek of Sew & Sew Retreats  (lsweek@lindasweekdesigns.com) for more info!

September 6 to 16, 2023


Sep 07 - 09, 2023 
Alliant Energy Center


Oct 14, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023. 10am-4pm

Webster High School
7564 W Alder St - Webster, WI 54893




Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show​

 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

Sturtevant, WI



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.

Months of Mugs Block of the Month

Pattern Overview and 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


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/

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 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.

Scrap Use

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