Learning and teaching the art of quilting together in friendship, piece by piece, hand in hand.

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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Bigsby's is Celebrating 70 Years being in business in the Milwaukee area. Rosemary and Don are Celebrating 24 years of owning Bigsby's! My How Time Flys! We would like to Celebrate During the Whole Month with Give Aways, Special Pricing on BERNINA Sewing Machines, Notions, Kaffe Merchandise including Kaffe's Specialty Fabric, Sue Spargo notions and threads at 25% off and much, much more including The Restart of BERNINA Club beginning Monday, May 15!


25% OFF


Be sure to use this Coupon or Mention it. Coupon Expires 5/31/23.

Bigsby's Anniversary Sale!

Have Fun! Some exclusions apply.


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Stitch Fest Milwaukee

A Quilting & Sewing Event

Workshops: May 24–27, 2023
Wednesday–Saturday | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
611 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203


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Wisconsin Quilt Shop Hop

Jun  1-30

Find more info HERE and HERE


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Upcoming Classes withy Chris Kirsch!

Railroad Crossing

Do you have a lovely larger print fabric that you can’t bear to cut into small pieces? If so, this lap quilt may be the perfect project for you. We’ll begin by cutting a large print fabric into large squares, and then framing them with a colorful sashing that appears to weave over and under itself. This is a fun strip-pieced quilt, with a 3D element, that allows a beautiful fabric to shine. Quilt finishes approximately 50″ x 60″

When: Monday, June 12, 2023 from 9am – 1pm

Cost: $25 ~ Pay in class, but you must sign up with an email to clkquilt@gmail.com or text to (262)719-5018 to secure your spot.

Clever Curves

Get the look of curved piecing without piecing any curves! Appliquéd bias strips make it easy, and add a bit of pizzazz! This delightful wall quilt finishes 30″ x 38″

When: Monday, June 26, 2023 from 9am – 1pm

Cost: $25 ~ Pay in class, but you must sign up with an email to clkquilt@gmail.com or text to (262)719-5018 to secure your spot.

Supply lists will be sent at time of sign up.

Stitching Together

In this Open Lab style class quilters are welcome to bring whatever project they want to work on.

Do you have a pattern you’re hesitant to start on your own? A project you’ve started and have hit a roadblock? A UFO (unfinished object ~ or ultimately fabulous opportunity) that you would have more fun finishing with friends to encourage you? Or a project in your mind that you want to make, but aren’t sure where to start?

If so, join in and we’ll stitch together! Bring your project and all necessary supplies. I’ll provide irons and ironing boards, a large cutting table and mat, and loads of encouragement. I’ve been teaching open lab classes for years, and creative problem solving is one of my favorite things to do. In this class I’ll also demonstrate my favorite way to apply a “no-end” binding.

When: Monday, July 10, 2023 from 12:30-3:30

Cost: $15 ~ Pay in class, but you must sign up with an email to clkquilt@gmail.com or text to (262)719-5018 to secure your spot.

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Lakeside Quilters to Host 33rd Annual EAA Quilt Show

Oshkosh’s Lakeside Quilters will be hosting their 33rd annual EAA Quilt Show

on Thursday, July 27 from 8 am to 4 pm.

It will be held at Oshkosh
Seniors Center South, 200 N Campbell Rd. 

The building is barrier free and
both admission and parking are free.

Features include the following:

·       Raffle Quilt*

·       Vendors

·       Bed Turning (10am and 2pm)

·       Challenge Quilts

·       Quilt Items for Sale*

·       Lunch and Deserts*

·       Free Admission

·       Free Parking

*Cash or Check only please

Contact:  Lynn Mozingo, Chair …. LynnMozingo@gmail.com …. (920) 428-6947

Website:  OshkoshQuilters.org


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KAFFE at Quilt-agious!

 Quilt-agious has been chosen as a Kaffe Fassett Tour Shop in the Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts by the Sea Tour 2023Quilts by the Sea is Kaffe's newest publication and we will have an evening lecture and book-signing to celebrate! But that's not all… Quilt-agious is hosting two dates of Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably workshops! Click the link above or the links below to go to Quilt-agious's website to sign up for the lecture or a workshop.


Kaffe Fassett Lecture - Quilts by the Sea Colour Inspiration - Friday Oct 20, 2023 07:00 pm

Kaffe Fassett Workshop - Succulent Hexagons from Quilts by the Sea - Saturday Oct 21, 2023 OR Sunday October 22, 2023 at 09:30 am


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

September 6 to 16, 2023


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The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show


Presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is an exciting three-day event that celebrates the art of quilting. Explore exhibits of truly stunning quilts, shop for the latest offerings from our wonderful vendors and discover new ideas from leading quilt educators. 

Click HERE to see lectures from the 2022 show!

2023's show will be held September 7-9


Madison. WI
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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!





From our emails, we received the following request:
I found a hanging quilt pattern online that I like. I think it would be perfect for my bedroom. I contacted the woman who is selling this pattern and she said it would not be a project for a beginner sewer or quilter. I would pay for this service.
Here is the link to the website that is selling the pattern. It's called the Painted Ladies.
I also found it on Etsy
You can contact me at 414-243-3390 or respond to this email.


How are YOU doing on your 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


Mary shared the following link on squaring up panels:

We've Been Invited...

to join with the Common Threads Quilt Guild's upcoming luncheon (10:30-2:30 May 24th) and workshop (9-4 May 25th) as they welcome Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. She will demonstrate her wool table runner, Tulip Baskets. Click HEREto see the project.  Click HERE for details on the luncheon, and HERE for the workshop.  Judy Hagberg is the contact for the Luncheon.  To mail in your reservation food choice and check send to: Judy Hagberg, 4928 Elmwood Rd., Colgate,  WI  53017. Contact for the Workshop is Laurie Neubauer,  and your reservation and check can be sent to:  Laurie Neubauer, 702 Cheyenne Dr., Waukesha,  WI  53188 (414.588.9841).  As Non-members, we pay $75 for the Workshop (kit is extra and includes the pattern). You can attend one or the other, or both.  As discussed, the Workshop will be working on a Wool Table Runner (Tulip Baskets) and the kit will be provided by Lisa the day of the Workshop and is $26.80.  You pay for the kit directly to Lisa Bongean on the day of the workshop.


HOW TO FABSHOP HOP - May 1-31, 2023


 How to FabShop Hop How to FabShop Hop
 Example: May You Found It! Bunny Step 4: Enter to Win
Tour all the shops participating in the May FabShop Hop! At each site, search for the white bunny with the brunt orange/yellow ombre and purple background that says 'YouFoundIt!' May 1-31, 2023. When you find it; click on the image and complete the prize registration page - enter your email address and click the "register for prizes" button. You can go to the Members Area at https://fabshophop.com/mbr_signin.asp and then go to "View Visited Shops". This list of shops indicates where you have successfully located the 'YouFoundIt' bunny plus all of your bonus bunny finds.

Please continue shopping on that site or hop to the next one on the List of Shops.

You can also go to Member Area at  https://fabshophop.com/mbr_signin.asp and view your registration, edit or update your registration, change your password and/or email address, and access your favorites' list.


Come FabShop Hop with us for a chance to win amazing prizes! We love our sponsors! Click on an image below to get hopping!


FabShop Hop Prizes
FabShop Hop Prizes

FabSearch makes it easy to find information about products available online and in retail shops. There are three easy ways to search for the products and information you need.


Patty O. has shared the following link with the guild, which is a helpful table that will help you cut the right size squares when creating half- and quarter- squares:


 Thanks, Patty!

Mary has shared the following link for squaring up panels: https://youtu.be/ZGE2B5jcsms


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!


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 2023.  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.



Link to Free Patterns from Moda:  https://modafabrics.com/inspiration-resources/free-patterns