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Here is where you can find out what is happening locally and globally in the world of quilting. And if you have information about an upcoming event, PLEASE SHARE WITH US!

Upcoming Quilt Shows

 

11th Annual Wisconsin Quilt Shop Hop

June 3-25

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. 

 

 

Lakeside Quilters Present the 32nd Annual EAA Quilt Show

Thursday, July 28, 2022 8 AM - 4 PM

Oshkosh Seniors Center SOUTH
200 North Campbell Road, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54902

 

Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show -

August 8-9, 2022

Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue

Sturtevant, WI

 

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 

Sept. 8-10, 2022

Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center

Madison, Wisconsin

For more info, click here:  quiltshow.com

 

 

It's a Stitch 24th annual Quilt Show

"Let Freedom Ring"

 SEP 30  – OCT 1, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM CDT

Washington County Convention & Visitors

 

Prairie Star Quilters Guild 2022 Quilt Show

Friday, October 14, 2022 9 AM - 5 PM, $8.00
St Charles, Illinois, 60174

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.

Blogs/Posts

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/

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