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 Events

 

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"Spring into Quilting"

Instructor-lead quilting retreat  at Birch Tree Resort

Minoqua, WI

Dates: 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

Please click HERE to see their flyer for this show

 

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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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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!

 

 

 

Helpful Info!

INFO for Wisconsin State Fair entries...  https://wistatefair.com/competitions/quilting/

 

Blogs/Posts

 

 

 

  • 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!

 

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

 

  • Link to Scrap-buster ideas: Click HERE

 

  • Link to the tutorial for The Plaidish Quilt : Click HERE

 

  • Directions for February Book Bag Project - click HERE!

 

  • Our 2024 CHALLENGE - "24 SKILLS IN 2024" - How many new skills can you check off?

 

  • For our JANUARY 2024  Luggage Tag Project - click HERE!

 

  • 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

 

 

Here are links to all the BOM patterns that were presented at the January 2023 meeting. Click on the highlighted or underlined link to be taken to the full article and pattern that you can print out.

 

  • At our August 2023meeting, 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.

 

  • How to construct a seamless pillowcase - Click HERE for a .pdf of the instructions

 

 

 

 

Other helpful hints and tips:

 

  • Squaring up panels:

 

  • A Quilting Math Guide

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  • Quilt Label Ideas:

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  • 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