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 leggings and a pencil skirt. The patterns are free and need to be downloaded and printed before coming to class. These patterns can be sewn easily by a beginner!
Leggings pattern: http://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/peg-legs/
Pencil Skirt pattern: http://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/pirate-pencil-skirt/
- Serger (if you have one) or sewing machine with walking foot
- Ball point (knit) needles for your machine
- Knit fabric (see patterns for more details)
- Glue Stick
- Rotary Cutter
- Polyester Thread to match fabric
- Printed pattern Instructions and pages (We will put the pattern together in class.) Make sure you follow the printing directions! Open pattern in Adobe Reader and print at 100% scale (not "fit to page"). There will be a 1"x1" square to measure on the first pattern page to make sure you printed it correctly.
LUNCH: We will order out for food. Please bring cash to pitch in.
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.
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!
Cost: $45 for IVQG Members / $55 for non-members (includes lunch and water)
*This workshop opens up to non-IVQG members on Friday, November 17, 2017.*
Supply List: http://quiltville.com/cathedralstarsclasslist.html
Quilt Instructions: Please print out before class! http://quiltville.com/pdf/cathedralstarspf.pdf
Register: Email Beth Findley at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and pay Carla Danczak to secure your spot in the class.
Picture of the Quilt: Cathedral Stars
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
Program: Dinner and Officer Installation
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Debbie Buenmeyer and Jane Graham
Hospitality Responsible Persons: N/A
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 (email@example.com) know if you can come and help on this worthy project which will benefit the Dusty Rhodes Drug Awareness Foundation.
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.
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
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.
Cheaters if you use them
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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!
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
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
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 – ?
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.
Lunch: We will probably order out or bring our own lunches. Stay tuned...
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
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
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 email@example.com. Please refer to the PFTHQG website for more details and pickup times:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
$10 adults/$8 seniors & students
Children 10 and under free
$25 Full Show Pass
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.
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.
There will be two retreat classes offered.
- Karen Bailey will teach you to make two different quilts: Rectangles and Rails and 4-Patch Color Play.
- Penny Waldrip will teach an "April Fool's Improv" class. Description and Supply List
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
If you would like to take the class, contact Shelley Serby (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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
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 email@example.com to secure your spot!
This is the monthly membership meeting. The program will be presented by Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch.
Service: The Ottawa hospital maternity ward would appreciate baby quilt donations for new mothers in need. Please contact Marcia Weiss or Val Savage for more information.
Block Lotto: Download pattern HERE.
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Penny Waldrip and Dot Kuffel
Hospitality Responsible Persons: Vickie Alsene, Della Allen, Penny Waldrip
The regular monthly membership meeting will begin at 7PM; however, Guild members are welcome to come as early as 2PM to sew with friends on whatever you'd like!
The program will be a Yard Sale put on by our own members! Any guild member may bring items from her stash (can be fabric, notions, tools, templates, etc.) to sell at the meeting. Any money made will be kept by the seller. Please contact Karen Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to sell your items so that she can make sure you have a table.
Service: The Ottawa hospital maternity ward would appreciate baby quilt donations for new mothers in need. Please contact Marcia Weiss for more information.
Block Lotto: This month's block is a Snowball block. Download the pattern HERE!
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Christine Hasty and Mollie Perrot
Hospitality Responsible Persons: Christine Hasty, Mollie Perrot, Dot Kuffel
This is the December monthly membership meeting. We will be doing a potluck featuring hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
Christmas Exchange: Our exchange this year will be an ornament. Please bring a wrapped, handmade ornament to the meeting. It can be any medium: fabric, embroidered, wool applique, bead-embellished, etc. Turn on your creative minds and make a beautiful ornament to exchange.
Charity Baby Blankets: We still need members to work on baby blankets for the hospital in Ottawa. They should be soft pink or blue. The pattern can be downloaded HERE. Please bring your finished blankets to this meeting to give to Marcia Weiss.
Block Lotto: This month's Block Lotto pattern can be downloaded HERE!
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Della Allen and Beth Findley
Hospitality Responsible Persons: Guild members signed up to bring either an appetizer or dessert. (Check signup sheet HERE.) Jeane Schaffer and Val Savage will bring drinks and ice only.
Charity Baby Blanket Sew-In:
*Please note--you are welcome to arrive as early as 2PM to help sew baby blankets for the Ottawa hospital. Please bring your sewing machines and any soft pink and blue fabric that you have. Please download a copy of the self-binding baby blanket pattern HERE. The regular business meeting will begin, as usual, at 7PM.*
This is the November monthly membership meeting. Guild members will present various table demonstrations.
Block Lotto: The November Block Lotto pattern is the Maple Leaf and can be downloaded HERE!
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Sandi Sohm and Diane Hartman
Hospitality Responsible Persons: Sandi Sohm, Diane Hartman, Ann Savio
We are having a Retreat Day! You can sew all day, eat lunch, and enjoy some uninterrupted sewing time. Need to get those Christmas gifts done? Why not join us for a day (and evening if you want) of fun, sewing, and chatting with your friends? Additionally, you can bring things that you've been having trouble with. Are you unable to finish something because it just wasn't quite right and you can't figure out just what went wrong? Bring it! If we stay until dinner time, we can order a pizza or whatever the group wants to do. To sign up, email Shelley at email@example.com.
Cost: $20 (Lunch provided)
Place: Epworth Methodist Church
This is the October monthly membership meeting. Karen Dewitt, author of the Bunco Club (a series of mysteries that involve quilting), will present the program. Karen is an AQS author. Her Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/karendewittauthor/ and her blog page is http://karendewittauthor.blogspot.com/.
The guest fee is $5.
Block Lotto: None this month
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Ann Savio and Jane Graham
Hospitality Responsible Persons: Fall River Quilters
*Please note the location change to Ottawa Pavilion!*
Donna Lee will present a workshop on Crumb Piecing and Lemoyne Star. Here is her website: http://www.donnaleedesignstudio.com/.
Supply List: Click HERE to download the supply list.
*Lunch will NOT be provided at this workshop. Please bring a sack lunch. Water and coffee will be provided.
When you get to Ottawa Pavilion, after you see the main building, continue on until the last parking lot entrance. Turn left into that parking lot and we will be in the Community Room. Please arrive by 8:30 so that we have time to set up before the class.
This is the September monthly membership meeting. Donna Lee will present a Modern Quilt Trunk Show! She will also present a workshop on Crumb Piecing and Lemoyne Star. Here is her website: http://www.donnaleedesignstudio.com/.
The guest fee is $5.
Block Lotto: Click HERE to download the pattern!
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons: Carla Danczak and Jaci Emerson
Hospitality Responsible Persons: Barb Taylor, Carla Danezak, Shelley Serby
This is the August monthly membership meeting and installation of officers.
Challenge Quilt: The challenge quilt is due at this meeting. The quilt must contain the tomato fabric provided. The size, colors, and pattern of the quilt is up to you.
This month's Block Lotto will be the same Watermelon Block as last month. We extended it another month to encourage more participation. Please bring up to three of these blocks! They don't take long at all! The pattern is HERE.
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons:
Betty Pitstick and Frances Crew
This is the July monthly membership meeting and quilt show wrap-up.
Annual Membership dues for the 2016-1017 year are up for renewal. The cost is $20. Checks may be mailed to Ann Savio or brought to the July meeting.
This month's block lotto pattern can be downloaded HERE!
Name Tag and Show & Tell Drawing Gift ($10 value)-Responsible Persons:
Barb Taylor for both