Illinois Valley Quilters' Guild

Where Illinois Valley quilters come to learn, build friendships, and have fun!

Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

June Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
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Program: Susan Marth of Suzn Quilts

Membership dues will be collected at this meeting! 

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Sarah Manz and Debbie Buenmeyer

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Carole Fay, Connie Carstens

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Susan Marth-Garden Romance/Dresden Rose of Sharon

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Program: Susan Marth: Garden Romance/Dresden Rose of Sharon

Cost: $45 for members, $55 for non-members (does not include pattern)

The pattern may be purchased from her website (http://www.suznquilts.com) or from her directly at the June meeting.

Supply Lists: Dresden Rose of Sharon      Garden Romance

Prep Work: Spray & press all of your fabric with Mary Ellen's Best Press

This workshop will open up to non-IVQG members on April 20, 2018.

Lunch, bottled water, and coffee will be included.

Students will choose ONE of the two patterns shown below.

Contact Beth Findley to register: beth.jb.swafford@gmail.com

Suzn_Quilts_Dresden_Rose_of_Sharon_247_cover_small_web.jpg
Suzn_Quilts_Garden_Romance_Cover_small.jpg
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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

July Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Quilt Show final plans

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Barb Taylor and Penny Roth

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Barb Taylor, Shirley Hoffman, Betty Pitstick, Carla Danczak

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Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

Quilt Drop Off

Please drop off your quilts for the quilt show on Friday, July 20, between 8:00AM and 11:00AM at Celebrations 150. 

  • EACH quilt shall be in its own pillowcase/bag. (Even very small quilted items need to be in their own bags.)
  • Please label every bag with your name and the quilt's name.
  • Attach a 4" continuous sleeve to the top back of your quilts that are larger than lap size.
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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

August Meeting-Dinner and Installation of Officers

Program: Dinner and Officer Installation

Challenge: This year's challenge quilt is due at this meeting! Details: 1930s Fabric; Churn Dash pattern; any size; quilted and bound; 1/2 fabrics used must be 1930s.

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Debbie Buenmeyer and Jane Graham

Hospitality Responsible Persons: N/A

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

May Meeting

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Program: Quilts in unexpected places, Ida Boyle, McNabb, IL

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Karen Bailey and Betty Pitstick

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Nancy Ann Fryxell

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

April Meeting

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Program: Modern Quilting, Vickie Alsene

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Carole Laughran and Lynessa Stein

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Lynessa Stein, Louisa Leone

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2018 Quilting Retreat
Apr
12
to Apr 15

2018 Quilting Retreat

Please join us for our annual Quilting Retreat!

 

Arrival is at 3pm on Thursday. Please do not arrive early or the guild will be charged extra.

All guests must depart by 2pm on Sunday.

Meals are served at 8am, noon, and 5:30pm. Meals included for overnight guests are dinner on arrival day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on full days; and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Day camper fees include lunch and dinner. Special dietary requirements must be submitted by March 1, 2018.

*Please download and fill out the Registration Form and return to Joan Bunton.*

$100 deposit is due with registration. Full payment should be made by March 1, 2018.

Registration will be open to non-members on January 1, 2018 if room is available.

Questions? Call or email Joan: BuntonJoan@gmail.com 815/274-1248

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Quilting/Cross Stitch/Embroidery Sale

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Huge quilting/embroidery/cross stitching/wool/notions sale! Everything must go!

Fabric is quilt shop quality (Moda, Benartex, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, and more). There are tons of 1930s and civil war prints. Large selection of wool kits and patterns, quilt patterns and kits, books, rug hooking, cross stitching patterns, hand embroidery, and much more! Prices are rock bottom. 

Starts at $1/yard for quilting fabric
$0.25/Fat quarter
$0.05/ Embroidery floss
$0.50/Pattern
$2/like new books
Kits are priced as marked
Misc items: make an offer

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Workshop: Bonnie Hunter
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Bonnie Hunter

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Bonnie Hunter Workshop: Cathedral Stars

Description: Another great beginners class, and also fun for advanced quilters who want instruction on using the EZ angle Ruler and the Tri Recs Rulers and a way to dig into the scrap stash. Quilt is made from 2" and 3.5" strips, and is easier than it looks! 

Ironing boards, irons, cutting mats, extension cords, water, coffee, and lunch will be provided.

Cost: $45 for IVQG Members / $55 for non-members 

Supply List: http://quiltville.com/cathedralstarsclasslist.html

Quilt Instructions: Please print out before class! http://quiltville.com/pdf/cathedralstarspf.pdf

Register: Registration is closed for this workshop. Contact Beth Findley at beth.jb.swafford@gmail.com with any questions about the workshop.

Picture of the Quilt: Cathedral Stars

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March Meeting
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

March Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Bonnie Hunter

Guest fee is $10

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Debbie Snook and BarbaraSue Waldrip

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Dot Kuffel, Karen Bailey, Ann Savio

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

February Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
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*Quilt Show Chairs, please arrive one hour prior to the meeting.*

Program: Quilt Olympics, Karen Bailey

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Barbara Sue Waldrip and Penny Waldrip

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Sue Marx, Jane Graham, Sarah Manz, Beth Findley

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Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Sew-Together Day

This is a Sew-Together Day. Bring whatever you would like to work on. There will be an optional class offered as well.

CLASS: At 10AM, Beth Findley will teach a class on basic knit garment sewing. She will demonstrate how to make a pencil skirt. The pattern is free and needs to be downloaded and printed before coming to class. This pattern can be sewn easily by a beginner!

Pencil Skirt pattern: http://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/pirate-pencil-skirt/

CLASS SUPPLIES: Supply List

LUNCH: We will order out for food. Please bring cash to pitch in or bring your own.

COST: $5 for the sewing day or $10 for the class and sewing day. Cost includes bottled water and all-day use of the facility.

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

January Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Quilter's Garden – Princeton, IL

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Val Savage and Vickie Alsene

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Vickie Alsene, Lisa Dammann, Penny Roth, Connie Two

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December Meeting
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

December Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Chris hasty and Mollie Perrot

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Mollie Perrot and Chris Hasty

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Service Quilt Workshop
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Service Quilt Workshop

Hi quilters!  The workshop to put together this year’s service quilt will be Friday, Nov. 17th, beginning at 8:30 AM, at the Fall River Township Bldg on 25th Rd.   

We will arrange the pieces (the fun part), then assemble the blocks, and put it together!! Should be quick and fun!  Bring your machine and usual sewing needs.  Pieces are cut, so no need to bring a cutting mat.  A simple lunch will be provided.

Let Sue Marx (suemarx47@yahoo.com) know if you can come and help on this worthy project which will benefit the Dusty Rhodes Drug Awareness Foundation.

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November Meeting
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

November Meeting

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Program: Member Demonstrations

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Shelley Serby and Ann Savio

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Mikki Dudley, Val Savage, Dianne Hartman

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Workshop: English Paper Piecing/Sew Together
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: English Paper Piecing/Sew Together

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Join us for a great English Paper Piecing class taught by Shelley Serby! You are welcome to attend the class or just sew on your own projects all day. 

Class Description

Join the slow stitching movement and learn to English Paper Piece!

In this class, you will learn how to handle and sew many different EPP shapes starting with the easy hexagon, then move on to diamonds and even the apple core.  I’ll also show you several ways to fussy cut. Sign up with Beth. Cost of the class is $5. I will supply papers for you to try the different shapes.  

Cost: $10 for EPP class or $5 for Sew-Together

Supply List: 

Scissors

Small to medium size scrap fabric

#11 milliners needle

Thread (I like SewFine but bring what you have)

Glue pen and a refill if you have one.  We’ll use it for basting. 

Needle threader

Cheaters if you use them

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October Meeting
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

October Meeting

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Gretchen Quistgard - Peace and Applique, Rochester IL

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Carla Danczak for both

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Lisa Dammann, Carol Betts, Shelley Serby

*Service Quilt Note*
Please bring true black and true white fabric for our service project quilt for the coming year.  This quilt was requested by the "Dusty Roads Overdose Awareness Foundation" based in Streator.  It was voted on at our Aug. dinner. The quilt will be black and white with a teal border. (Their colors are teal and purple)  If you want to contribute, Sue Marx is looking for fat quarters of black/white fabric.  True black and white please.  Put your name on your fabric in case it is not used and she will return it to you.  If someone has white fabric for the sashing, that would be a savings for our treasury.  We need a 2 2/3 yd. piece ofplain white fabric. 

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Workshop: Hand Piecing, Castle Wall
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Hand Piecing, Castle Wall

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Mickey Depre will present a workshop called "Hand Piecing, Castle Wall."

Here is a picture of what we'll be working on:  http://mdquilts.com/class-detail.php?ID=1.  Scroll down to "Castle Wall" and you will also find the supply list there as well.  Disregard the $25 kit fee, that is already paid for in your class fee.

Our guild provides use of irons, ironing boards, extension cords and large cutting mats, so there's no need to haul those.  And of course you won't need to lug your machine with you since this is hand piecing!

Join us for a class and learn a new skill.  Hand piecing is a great take a long project.  You'd be surprised how much you can accomplish with just a few minutes here and there.

Cost:  $40 for members and $50 for non-members

The cost includes the acrylic template kit, needle, a spool of Aurufil thread and use of Mickey's marking tools. It ALSO includes lunch and bottled water.  It's a really good deal!

Supply List: http://mdquilts.com/userfiles/file/Castle%20Wall%20-%20The%20Block%20Supply%20List%20%20v2017.pdf

Email Shelley Serby if you are interested in attending: sewshell@mchsi.com

 

 


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September Meeting
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

September Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Mickey Depre with a lecture, "Me, Myself, and I." A workshop, (Hand Piecing, Castle Wall) will occur on the following day, September 16. 

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Marcia Weiss and Beth Findley

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Marcia Weiss, Penny Waldrip, BarbaraSue Waldrip

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Free Sew Together Day!
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Free Sew Together Day!

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are hosting a FREE sew together day on Saturday, August 19. We will start at 9 AM and go until we feel like stopping! Bring your own projects to work on. There won't be any demos or classes at this one, just uninterrupted sewing time! Do you have a project that you are having trouble with? Bring it along and someone will help you! Relax and sew in the air conditioned comfort of our new meeting place, the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum! Email Shelley Serby if you plan to attend.

Lunch: Bring your own sack lunch or order out. Bring a snack to share if you'd like!

Dinner: If we are still sewing at dinner, we can pitch in and order a pizza or whatever else we decide on.

Cost: FREE!


For the new members especially:  Your guild has cutting mats, extension cord reels, ironing boards and irons.  You don't have to haul those!  Just bring what you need to work on your project.  We'd love to seeyouat the workshop.  We have a lot of fun and still seem to get a lot done.  Join us!

 

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August Meeting
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

August Meeting

Program: This meeting is our annual dinner and installation of officers. Challenge quilt projects are due at this meeting.

Block Lotto: None

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Shirley Hoffman and Betty Pitstick

Hospitality Responsible Persons: N/A

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July Meeting
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

July Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program:  Karen Bailey will present a program called Ruler Ruckus. We all have purchased rulers and then when we went to use them we were confused about the purpose of the ruler and how to use it.  I have many of my favorites that I will demonstrate, but I know many of you have some that you would like explained. If you would bring them to the June meeting I will try to have a demo and explanation of them ready for July.

Block Lotto: None

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Barb Taylor and BarbaraSue Waldrip

Hospitality Responsible Persons: TBA

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Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Quilt Show Committees Meeting

The first quilt show committees meeting will be held at Karen Bailey's home on June 29 at 7 PM. Please see her email for her address and directions to her home.

 

Quilt Show Committees:

·         Publicity – Shelly Serby

·         Internet Publicity – Beth Findley 

·         Show book – Ann Savio

·         Raffle Quilt – Louisa Leone and Elaine Templeton 

·         Raffle tickets – Jaci Emerson

·         Vendors – Mollie Perrot and Chris Hasty

·         Raffle Basket - ?

·         Quilt judging and party – Beth Findley & Vickie Alsene

·         Ribbons – Lynessa Stein

·         Boutique – Frances Crew and Nancy Fryxell

·         Books and Magazines - ?

·         Small Quilt Sale – Barb Taylor and Carla Danczak

·         Admissions at the door - ?

·         Demonstrations – Vickie

·         Quilt Registration – Sara Manz

·         Quilt Check In – ?

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Free Workshop: Charity Baby Quilts
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Free Workshop: Charity Baby Quilts

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Today we will be working on baby quilt tops for the Ottawa Hospital! Shelley Serby will teach us how to make a 1-hour baby quilt top. Please bring 12 different colored 4.5" strips. Once you have made one quilt top, you may sew on any of your own projects for the rest of the day.

Cost: FREE!

Lunch: We will probably order out or bring our own lunches. Stay tuned...

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June Meeting
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

June Meeting

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: The program will feature The Quilt Merchant--My Quilting Journey.

Block Lotto: Flag Block pattern is HERE!

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Sue Marx and Frances Crew

Hospitality Responsible Persons: TBA

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May Meeting
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

May Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program: Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts will present a trunk show and talk about her experiences designing fabric.

Block Lotto: The pattern can be found HERE!

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Deb Snook and Vickie Alsene

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Francis Crew, Jaci Emerson, Nancy Fryxell

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April Meeting
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

April Meeting

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Program:  Our program will feature Janette Dwyer with "My Husband Says I need One More Quilt." This program consists of quilts I have acquired from estate sales, auctions, and ebay, which has now "grown" into a rather large collection. I do think I need just one more quilt...

Block Lotto: Click HERE for the pattern!

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Lynessa Stein and Carol Loughran

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Sarah Manz, Beth Findley, Barb Taylor

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International Quilt Festival
Apr
6
to Apr 8

International Quilt Festival

  • Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUS TRIP:

Pieces from the Heart Quilt Guild in Morris is hosting a bus trip to the International Quilt Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The cost is $30 for IVQG members. The price includes transportation, entrance ticket, and show magazine. There will be pick-ups in Peru and Ottawa. To reserve your spot on the bus, contact and send payment to Penny Johnson, 1010 Higgins Rd, Morris, IL 60450. Her cell number is 815-370-3118 and email address is penjohns@gmail.com. Please refer to the PFTHQG website for more details and pickup times:

http://www.piecesfromtheheartquiltguild.net/pb/wp_c222d72b/wp_c222d72b.html

HOURS:

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

DAILY ADMISSION:

$10 adults/$8 seniors & students

Children 10 and under free

$25 Full Show Pass

https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival-chicago.html

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IVQG Spring Retreat
Mar
30
to Apr 2

IVQG Spring Retreat

The IVQG is no longer accepting applications for its Spring Retreat as it is now full.

For information on the Pilgrim Park facility, please visit www.il-outdoorministries.org.

Retreat Challenge

Pick a block that begins with the first letter of your first name.  For example, an S, as in Shelley, would be Shoo Fly, Sawtooth Star, etc. Here is a website to help you pick some blocks:   http://www.blockcrazy.com/List%20of%20Quilt%20Block%20Names%20Arranged%20Alphabetically.htm  and also at  http://quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html  There is an alphabetical list on this one.

Pick a color that beings with the first letter of your last name.  For example, an E, as in Emerson, would be Eggplant, Emerald, etc.  Here is a website to help you pick some colors:  http://www.color-ize.com/color-list.php#S

The challenge will be to make a quilt measuring between 12" and 20" square and anything in between.  Example:  12" x 18" is acceptable.  Use the block and color that corresponds with your initials.  Most of all, have fun!

A fabulous prize will be awarded for the one winner.

Retreat Classes:

There will be two retreat classes offered.

  1. Karen Bailey will teach you to make two different quilts: Rectangles and Rails and 4-Patch Color Play.
    1. Rectangles and Rails Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Supply List and Instructions
    2. 4-Patch Color Play Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Supply List and Instructions
  2. Penny Waldrip will teach an "April Fool's Improv" class. Description and Supply List

 

 

 

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Workshop: All About Applique
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: All About Applique

The workshop is "All About Applique".  You will learn to do wool applique on cotton fabric and also needle turn applique.  These are both done by hand, not machine.  The pattern is provided free by Dawn and is a block from her recent quilt "Abundant". 

To see Dawn's website and work, go to:  http://www.linenclosetdesigns.com/About-Us.html  and her blog is here:  http://dawnheesequilts.blogspot.com/.  Dawn promises this workshop to be beginner friendly and FUN!

Fee:  $38 (Includes class, pattern, and lunch!)

Location: This workshop will be held at the Ottawa Pavilion Community Room. From Route 23, go East on Glover Street to the last parking lot entrance and turn left. Please note that you won't be entering at the main entrance; go farther east. Here is its website:  https://www.ottawapavilion.com/contact-us/location-and-contact-info

Supply List

If you would like to take the class, contact Shelley Serby (sewshell@mchsi.com). You can pay her at the meeting or mail a check to Treasurer Joan Bunton (see member list for address).

This class will be open to non-IVQG members on February 1, 2017.

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March Meeting
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

March Meeting

Dawn Heese from Linen Closet Designs will join us for a Trunk Show:  From Small Town Girl to Designer.  Dawn is the author of five quilting books and is also a fabric designer for Henry Glass. 

Check out her website at:  http://www.linenclosetdesigns.com/index.html 

Her blog at:  http://dawnheesequilts.blogspot.com/  and

her online store at:  http://linenclosetdesigns.bigcartel.com/ 

Join us for a great program!  Guest fee $10

Block Lotto: Block Lotto Pattern

Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Karen Bailey and Penny Roth

Hospitality Responsible Persons: Sue Roberts, Lynessa Stein, Karen Bailey

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Sew-Together Day
Feb
18
9:00 AM09:00

Sew-Together Day

  • OTTAWA HISTORICAL AND SCOUTING HERITAGE MUSEUM (map)
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We will have a Sew-Together Day at the Scouting Museum in Ottawa on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 9 AM. The cost is $5 for the entire day! Shelley is making sloppy joes for lunch and attendees should bring a side dish to pass. We will order out for dinner. Bring your own beverages. If there is any money left from the $5 admission fee, it will go toward dinner. We have room for 18 people. Contact Shelley Serby at sewshell@mchsi.com to secure your spot!

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