All Upcoming Guild Activities through March 2022 will be Virtual.
Welcome to our next online meeting
November 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Jingle Bells Trunk Show
Our November speaker is Diane Harris who will entertain us with her trunk show – “Jingle Bells” which features 31 Christmas and holiday quilts to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. The quilts are large and small, pieced and appliquéd, modern and traditional—there’s a little something for everyone. These aren’t just red and green quilts. There are inspired color recipes of all sorts!
For more information about Diane and her work, go to her website: https://stashbandit.net/ and on Instagram at stashbanditquilting.
Diane is a quilt designer, speaker and teacher. She has been sewing for almost 50 years and quilting for over three decades. After 11 years as an editor for Quiltmaker magazine, she formed Stash Bandit, through which she presents energetic trunk shows and engaging classes for quilters. She is passionate about making scrap quilts and creating interesting original designs. She never met a fabric she didn't like, and her work is regularly featured in national publications. Diane lives on a working farm in rural Nebraska.
Our virtual vendor for this meeting is
Pam's Country Quilting Located in Huron East
WCQG Program 2021 - 2022
Take a moment to view the video right for all upcoming speakers, workshops, Sewing Together, But Apart days.
Details about the upcoming speakers are now on pages 2 - 4 in the Mid-Summer issue of Scraps of Wisdom. A list of workshops follows on page 5.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Baskets for Everything
How about storing craft supplies, yarn, towels, scarves and fabric in these cute little baskets? Imagine a basket filled with fabric as a Holiday gift for your quilting buddy - love it! Use 3 1/2’ fabric strips filled with Peltex 9290 and weave the strips to create a gorgeous,
customized basket. The basket we will sew for the day has a circumference of 8” however you can make more in any size you want. Embellish your basket with crystals, beads, bows…anything goes. Tips and ideas for basket creation and embellishment will be shared in class. Peltex 9290 is available at most craft supply stores and you can use any fabrics. Fat quarters will work but are not recommended as you will have to piece to make strips long enough. A pattern will be sent in October to registrants and a video will be available for some pre-class cutting. Join Inez for a fun filled day!
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm EST
Opens to non-members: November 7/21
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Let's Play Drezzup
Learn to make classic Dresden Plate blocks in your choice of sizes and then decide on a project in which to use them. You might try the full-size All Drezzed Up quilt, a happy little wallhanging, a table runner or diminutive Dresden Plate baskets with rickrack handles.
Learn to use Dresden Plates in a border and see how great they are for using up scrap fabrics. Leave with a head start on a Dresden Plate project of your choice—you can even design your own. Watch out, these are addictive!
Skill level - Intermediate and beyond
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm EST
Opens to non-members - November 21, 2021
To sign up for this workshop, go to our online store.
This is a fun day of learning techniques that will result in a lovely Zen Tree which measures 12” square. We will learn improv piecing as well as some walking foot quilting designs and how to use them within the patchwork. To finish the quilt, we will make a faced binding that can also be used to hang your quilt.
Date: Saturday January 29, 2022
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm EST
Cost: $35 - members
$45 - non-members Opens to non-members on January 17th
Skill level: Confident beginner and above
Maximum registrants: 24
Library - Curbside Pickup
We will continue with curbside pickup. The big news is that members can choose books from any category in the guild’s library on the WCQG’s website. The number of borrowed books increases to 4. With the increased choice and number of books, we will insist that the members be responsible for returning their library books themselves or by friends. The number of “Used Books for Sale at Quilt Shows” is occupying essential cupboard space. When members come to pickup/return their books, they will also be able to choose 2 books from the Give Away table.
Important Dates to Remember:
Oct.10th-17th choose books from Library Inventory on Guild's Website
Oct.18th,1-3pm, bag book orders
Oct, 21st, returns and pick-up, 1-2pm and 3-5pm at McCormick Arena
COVID rules apply.
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Jean Simpson - email@example.com
Donna MacKay - firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Sewing Days
Our Open Sewing Times for members only, are continuing each* Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. We continue to share social time, great conversations and laughter – all things that are so good for the soul right now. Come when you can, leave when you wish. We are enjoying a great time together. The links are in the weekly updates.
There will also be monthly Saturday Open Sewing Day every month.
*Except holiday Mondays
Show & Share
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Sewing Together, But Apart
Our Sewing Together, But Apart Days provide an entire day of sewing activities, including sharing tips and strategies, socializing as well as having guest speakers join us for part of the day. To help cover some of the cost of the guest speakers, a charge of $10.00 is included for the afternoon guest speaker. With the possibilities Zoom provides, we are able to access guest speakers from near and far. We look forward to having you join us. Participants are invited to come for all or part of the day. This is event is open to members of the WCQG only. There is no limit to the number of participants.
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Smile & PAL Quilts
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