Upcoming Meetings/Activities

If you are interesting in attending a meeting, guests are always welcome! 


Our meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month at Ebenezer Church of Christ in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, at 3215 Saemann Avenue or online ZOOM meetings.


Meetings generally alternate between afternoon and evenings: January and February meetings are online ZOOM meetings starting at 6:00 pm. Our March, May, July, September, and November meetings are scheduled at 1 pm and our April, June, August, meetings are at 7 pm. October, and December evening meetings start early and include a potluck (see meeting details below for times). The morning before each 1 pm meeting, there is a Sit and Sew for all guild members to come and enjoy community with your fellow members. At several Sit and Sew there is a "Learn" opportunity with one of our guild members sharing a quilting technique, especially helpful for new quilters. 


At a typical meeting, we have an invited speaker that will give a lecture on a quilt related theme. We invite talented quilt and fiber artists from across the country to give a lecture and/or a trunk show of their quilts. We also have a short business meeting to review guild activity and a show and tell of our guild members most recent quilts.


Several times a year, usually coincident with a guild meeting day, the guild hosts a quilt workshop with an educator. We also have guild member teaching events. Links to upcoming workshop registrations and events can be found below when registration opens. 


Several times a year we have UFO (UnFinished Objects) sewing days, 9-4. You can leave your sewing machine and supplies in the locked up building overnight (Ebenezer Church). See below for dates and registration link. (Contact: Carol Carriveau)


We also host two quilt retreats per year, typically in February and October. See below for the latest dates and registration form link. (Contact: Diane Liebenthal)


If there is enough interest, we host a bus trip to the Madison Great Wisconsin Quilt Show on the Friday of the show in early September. Pickups and dropoffs in Sheboygan and Plymouth and sometimes Fond du Lac.  See links and more information below. (Contact: Irene Taylor)


The 2024 Raffle Baskets

It's raffle time! For the March, June, September and December guild meetings, we will have a delightful basket of goodies, both edible and usable by quilters. Please stop by the raffle basket table to purchase some tickets. Help support your guild and secure a chance to go home with a basket of goodies! Come and join in the fun! Tickets are 3 for $1.00 and the money goes to our Guild for our program activities.

Meetings and Sit and Sew Upcoming Dates:

Sit and Sew March 13, 2024  9-1 Betty Price will be demonstrating Faux Flange Binding (contact Betty)

Next Guild meeting March 13, 2024 1 pm Judy Sommerfield-Fox and "What to do with CUDDLE fabrics"

January 10, 2024

6:00 pm Guild ZOOM meeting with Brandy Maslowski "The Quilter's Journey-Your mind Matters" with 5 life lessons.

YOUR MIND MATTERS with the Quilter on Fire - This lecture and trunk show provides a feature of quilts, textile art and processes that tell the story of Brandy's path to healing. Moving from the prairies of Canada to the Okanagan in her 40s, Brandy now lives a life of quilting and outdoor adventure. Beyond her passion for quilting she loves good humans, hiking, travel and tea. For 30 years Brandy has turned to quilting and textile art as a way to de-stress and melt away her troubles. Her goal is to empower quilters to embrace their artistic side and find their inner creativity.


February 14, 2024

6:00 pm Guild ZOOM Meeting with Phyllis Schrag "Marie Webster's Quilts and the National Quilt Museum" 

In a PowerPoint presentation, participants will be treated to a visual visit to the National Quilt Museum in Marion, Indiana, were Marie Webster began her quilting life. Webster is the Ladies Home Journal founding mother of applique patterns. Her story and many pictures of her quilts will be shown and discussed in this presentation. Phyllis owns and operates Phabulous In Ames, lowa.


March 13, 2024 

9-1  Sit and Sew in Shining Stars Room at Ebenezer Church. The lesson will be how to do faux flange binding with Betty Price. (contact Betty if interested)

1:00 pm Guild Meeting  Judy Sommerfield-Fox and "What to do with CUDDLE fabrics" & Raffle Basket Drawing We will be meeting in the Ebenezer Sanctuary

Judy is the owner of Fox Cities Quilt Company in Appleton, Wi. "My mother-in-law taught me how to quilt over 20 years ago. After that first quilt, I was hooked. I frequented a small Appleton quilt shop and eventually got a job there. Then the career called me back to the corporate workforce. I settled in to a nonprofit organization and enjoyed my time there. However, when budgets aren't met, someone loses their job and it's never the boss and I wasn't the boss With my office packed and my heart stomped on, I called my husband and told him that I was getting too old to keep starting over. That's when he said, "Turn your car around and go ask if the shop you worked at wants to sell it to you. It's the only thing you've really wanted to do since you learned to quilt." So, I did, and so they did. With support from my husband and son, the two most important people in my world, we turned a failing shop into a thriving business. Never give up. Never say never. Never be afraid to start over." 


April 4, 2024

6:00 pm Board Meeting at The Sewing Basket in Plymouth (Note this a Thursday!)


April 10, 2024

7:00 pm  Guild Meeting Pat Bishop "Creativity" Lecture and trunk show includes my story, techniques and inspirations.

"Although I am mostly a self taught artist I have had numerous teachers who have helped me along the way. In 2007 I had two of my art quilts juried into the International Quilt Festival in Houston, where they both won awards. It was there that I discovered Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international group of artists who focused on textiles. In 2012 I became a Juried Artist Member of SAQA and am currently a co-rep for the Wisconsin/Illinois region. My artwork has exhibited throughout the world and won awards in numerous venues. I have assisted in curating several art quilt exhibits for SAQA and other organizations. I taped an episode of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims this summer that will air in 2023. I also have two articles coming out in the 2023 Winter Issue of Quilting Arts magazine. 2023 has been an exciting year for me!"


May 8, 2024

9-1 Sit and Sew at Ebenezer Church

1:00 pm Guild Meeting: Eileen Daniels trunk show "Orphan Blocks with Sentimental Endings"

Eileen is a quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer from Brodhead, Wi. She has a passion for sewing and quilting and sharing her skills with others. With a masters degree in home economics and a survivor of teaching in the public schools for 30 years, she now has her wearable art and quilts appearing regularly in juried shows across the country. Her winning quilts and wearables are inspired by nature and showcase many embellishments. Eileen's goal is to encourage others to learn new quilting techniques and have fun at the same time.


June 12, 2024

5:30 pm  Meeting for all quilt show chairpersons in the Ebenezer Fellowship Hall before our guild meeting. Bring your questions and notes

7:00 pm  Guild Meeting "Linda Halpin Retrospective: Over 45 years of Quiltmaking" Lecture and Trunk Show. 


As a certified quilt making Instructor, she has experience in a broad range of quilt making techniques. Join us for a trunk show of her quilts, from Hand Quilted Applique Quilts to Scrap Quilts with a Bonus, from Reproduction Quilts to Little House on the Prairie Themed Quilts. This trunk show of over 50 quilts will trace her journey into quilt making.    www.lindahalpin.com


Sign up for the July 24-26 UFO. The registration form is also online.


Sign up for the October 3-6 Quilt Retreat at Cedar Valley Education and Retreat Center in West Bend. 


"40 and Fabulous" Quilt Show Registration paper forms and registration information and entry guidelines will be available at this meeting. 


Quilt Show volunteer lists and times will be available at this meeting. 


Sign up for the bus trip to Madison for The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show on Sept 6. Due date is Aug 1st, 


Quilt Show Raffle Tickets are available at our June meeting. A pack of 18 tickets for $15.00

***Raffle Basket Drawing - make sure to have your tickets***


July 10, 2024

9-1  Sit and Sew and Learn at Ebenezer Church with Karen Franks and making double flying geese units

1:00 pm Guild Meeting - Carol Pilgrim Lecture and Bed Turning "These are a Few of My Favorite Quilts" 

Carol's collection of antique and vintage quilts started in the mid 1980's when her mother was downsizing. She was given a trunk that contained an old family quilt likely made by her great grandmother. A few more family quilts were added in the 20 years that followed. Then in 2005, Carol joined a quilt guild and in 2008 started buying old quilts that spoke to her. The collection currently numbers over 200 quilts. Carol's purpose for the collection is to share her love of the quilts with other and to pass along some tips she has learned through her journey. 


July 11, 2024 

6:00 pm Board meeting at The Sewing Basket in Plymouth  (Note this is a Thursday!)


August 14, 2024

7:00 pm  Guild Meeting - Kim Jahnz from On the Bias Designs Quilt Shop with "Using Your Icy Powers to Make Fun Quilts"

Kim recently retired from a long career in technology to focus on pattern and fabric design along with quilting. She is the owner of On The Bias Designs, located in 625 S Janesville St Ste 1, Whitewater, Wi.. Her shop offers a fabric selection that is bright and colorful, and she looks for unique patterns, colors and styles.

https://www.onthebiasdesigns.com 

REMEMBER QUILT SHOW ENTRIES DUE BY SEPTEMBER 1


September 11, 2024

9-1 Sit and Sew at Ebenezer Church

1:00 pm   Guild Meeting - Birgit Ruotsala, Fiber Artist, Illustrator and Storyteller will be presenting about French Braid Quilts.


Birgit grew up in a home with fiber artists. Both grandmothers taught traditional handiwork and sewing and her mother was a professional seamstress. Birgit spent many years in the 80's traveling and teaching her techniques. She soon developed a passion for art quilting and developed an interesting combination of techniques. Birgit's award winning work has been exhibited internationally. In 2017, she began illustration work to tell stories. Her first book was published in 2019.

**All quilt show raffle items are due at the September meeting. 

***Raffle Basket Drawing - make sure to have your tickets***


October 9, 2024

6:00 pm Guild Meeting - Potluck and "40 and Fabulous" Quilt Show Success Celebration

Hospitality Committee is Members at Large. Contact is Lori Epping. Beverages will be provided by the hospitality committee. Last names starting with A-M should bring a salad or dessert and N-Z should bring a main course. 

Sign up for the November UFO. 

October 10, 2024 

6:00 pm Board meeting at The Sewing Basket in Plymouth  (Note this is a Thursday!)


November 13, 2024

9-1 Sit and Sew and Learn at Ebenezer Church with Penny Ten Pas. Learn half square triangle how to's 

1:00 pm Guild Meeting - Marilyn Foreman Lecture and Trunk Show "Kaleidoscope of Quilts - Rotate & Create!" 

Marilyn Foreman of Quilt Moments will share her love for designing pieced quilts that look complicated yet include basic piecing techniques. See how she lets the fabric elements do the work to create stunning results. Whether it's including easy 4-patch kaleidoscopes made from a large print in the block centers, rotating simple block units, using unique ways to show off panels, or using the popular Twister tools (she's also owner of TwisterSistersDesigns.com, home of the twister tools), you will find all her techniques addictive and fun!


December 11, 2024

6:00 pm Guild Christmas Social 

Doors open at 5:00 pm (speaker vending and set up). Hospitality Committee is Mod Squad. The contact person is Terri Koch. Beverages will be provided by the hospitality committee. Each guild member is asked to brin 6 to 8 items. Last names with A-L bring appetizers, M-Z bring cookies or bars. 

~7:00 pm Guild Meeting - Sara Gallagher - "Organizing Your Stash" 

Sara Gallagher, owner of the Quilt Shop of Two Rivers, will speak to us about "Organizing Your Stash" and will also vend. She will be available at 5 pm for our early attendees. Sarah will have precuts, fat quarter bundles, smaller kits and cool notions, etc. with her. Cash, check and plastic forms of payment will be available. Come early to see what is new.

***Raffle Basket Drawing - make sure to have your tickets***


Workshops: June 13, 2024 Prairie Lilies Scrap Quilt Full Day Workshop with Linda Halpin 9-4 

June 13, 2024

Prairie Lilies Scrap Quilt Full Day Workshop with Linda Halpin 9-4 

Applique combines with piecing in this one day workshop. Joyous colors combine to create Prairie Lilies, constructed in my two-for-one technique. Piecing in this method creates cutaways that are ready to go into a bonus quilt, so you are actually making two quilts at the same time. Make use of every bit of fabric. It is such fun! Students start with how to choose and combine fabrics, giving valuable fabric selection skills that can apply to your future quilt making. This is followed with a two-for-one piecing method and then adorned with applique, utilizing a very nifty stem technique. In addition to the Prairie Lilies quilt, students will also be making a bonus quilt out of the cutaways. 

Proficiency: All levels



UFO Sewing Days:  next dates are February 20-23, 2024 at Ebenezer Church

February 20-23   9-4 each day at Ebenezer Church  $5 per day (you do not need to go all four days)    - REGISTRATION FORM 

UFO with a wonderful Twist! An extra 4th day has been added to work on service projects such as baby quilts, placemats, wheelchair lap quilts, nesters, etc. If you work on a service project for that additional day, you would get that 4th day free. Working on a service project is not a requirement to sew at the UFO during the first three days.

May 15-17  9-4 each day at Ebenezer Church $5 per day (you do not need to go to all three days)  - Registration form available closer to the date.

July 24-26  9-4 each day at Ebenezer Church $5 per day (you do not need to go to all three days)  - Registration form available closer to the date.

November 18-20  9-4 each day at Ebenezer Church $5 per day (you do not need to go to all three days)  - Registration form available closer to the date.

Retreats: next dates are February 8-11, 2024   (see Gallery page for pictures from previous retreats)

Save the Dates for Upcoming SCQG Retreats

 

The following dates have been booked for retreats at Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend. The first date listed is an optional start of the retreat on Thursday. 

Mark your calendars, watch for more information and plan to attend!


2024 February 8-11 RETREAT IS FULL - sign up for October retreat when registrations open

2024 October 3-6 Registration form available closer to the date


2025 February 6-9 Registration form available closer to the date


2025 October 2-5 Registration form available closer to the date

Great Wisconsin Quilt Show (Madison) Bus Trip September 6, 2024

2024 Details

Registrations for the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show bus trip are due to Irene Taylor by August 1 for September 6 bus trip

September 6: 

Price TBD (2023 was $45) -  includes transportation and Expo Admission Ticket

Pick up 6:15 – 6:30 AM in Michael's (formerly Office Max) parking lot in Sheboygan

Leave Michael's at 6:30 AM to pick up at Plymouth McDonald’s and leave by 7 AM.

We might add a Fond du Lac pickup and dropoff (time/location TBD)

Load bus at the show for return to Sheboygan at 5 PM. Drop-off in (Fond du Lac), Plymouth ~7:00 pm, then Sheboygan ~7:30 PM