Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 14, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, October 14, 2018 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at the 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
 (See map on the right sidebar.)

General Meeting will be held at 12:00 noon.  This month treats are to be provided by Marge, Trish and Diane.

Following the general meeting, Judy O. will be giving us a demonstration on making no sew pumpkins, just in time for Halloween!

We are fairly certain we will wrap things up earlier than scheduled (think 2 'ish) so you can plan accordingly.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Membership Update
  • We had 5 guests at today’s meeting and 25 members in attendance.

Committee Updates
  • Bees - contact Terry if you would like to either start or join a bee.
  • Snacks - Thanks for all the yummy snacks this month!
  • Donation Quilts - will be taking quilts this month. Keep working on a quilt to donate for Gavers if you are able :)
  • Retreat - the member deadline is October 1. Please mail your payment (if you haven’t already) to the PO box:    

                           PO Box 15
                           Crystal Lake, IL   60039

Upcoming Meetings
  • October 14 :  12 pm to 4 pm.  General meeting followed by a demo by Judy O. with a cute “No Sew Pumpkin”.

  • November 11:  9 am to 4 pm with general meeting at noon.  Sew in (your own projects).  Vending is open if you are interested in cleaning out your stash!  Cost is $20 - see  Cathy R for details if interested.  

  • December 2:  12 pm    CLMQG Holiday Party @ Kosta’s Restaurant in Algonquin (corner of Algonquin Rd and Square Barn Rd)  Cost is $20.  Please bring 25 - 2.5” wide x WOF strips of black and white print for strip poker!  Strips can be all the same or different.

Lorrie was presented with her quilt that the guild members made to thank her for her multiple years of being the guild president and all the hard work she has put in to benefit the guild.  Thank you Lorrie!!

Judy C asked for help making 9x12 drawstring bags for “Beads of Courage” for kids with serious medical needs to place their beads that they receive for different medical procedures.  She has labels and paracord and will bring them at the October meeting.  Find the pattern at http://www.beadsofcourage.org/pages/beadbags.html.

Carl Hentsch will be at Quilters Destination (Arlington Hts) October 4-5 for a lecture and workshop.  See the Quilters Destination website for details.  

We finished up the Reverse Applique challenge (thank you MaryAnn!) and Rosie was the prize winner. 

We also finished up the block lottery with polaroid blocks with Bobbie as the prize winner.  Remember if you want to lead a block lottery - let Laura know!

Secret Pal gifts were distributed. 

Show and tell - many beautiful quilts and items today!

We also had 3 holiday projects taught today by guild members. Ann showed us how to make a pillow using 5 fat quarters and a VERY long needle (for the button).  Kathy showed us how to make a quick fabric box (http://seaside-stiches.blogspot.com/) and Laura showed us how to make a beautiful infinity scarf.  Thank you for all that participated and shared your talents! 

See you next month!

Respectfully submitted - Mary

Thursday, August 30, 2018

September 9, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, September 9, 2018 is our next meeting and program
at the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center 
(see map on the right sidebar.)

Sunday’s program is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We are hosting a holiday workshop!  

General Meeting will be held at 12:00 noon.

We will start off with an adorable pillow taught by Ann K. followed by our meeting at noon.  After the meeting (about 1 p.m.) Kathy P will teach an adorable fabric bowl with Laura H wrapping up the afternoon with an infinity scarf.  Please do not feel obligated to stay for all if you are not interested in every project.  You will find a photo and supply list for each project below.  You'll have time to grab and eat lunch before the meeting starts if you will be staying all day.

Reverse Appliqué Challenge and Polaroid Block Lottery
Please remember that the reverse applique challenge, as well as the Polaroid Block lottery are both ending in September.  Bring your challenge and blocks with you for a chance to win a lovely prize or the lot of Polaroid blocks!

2019 Quilt Retreat
Don't forget about our retreat too!  We've extended the deadline to get your deposits to us to October 1st.  After the 1st we will be opening the retreat up to non guild members so please bring your sign up sheet and deposit to our meeting or mail it to:
P.O. Box 15
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Holiday Workshop Information

- 5 fat quarters, ironed, starched and cut to 18" squares
- 18" square fusible batting
- 18" square pillow form. (I suggest the ones with a zipper, where you can actually remove some of the stuffing.)
- 12 wonder clips
- (2) 1 1/2" covered button forms
- (2) 3 1/2" coordinating scraps to cover your buttons. (Adhere lite weight fusible interfacing)

Fabric Box
Please Note this is stated on the above blog:  It is in the spirit of sharing that I offer this free tutorial. They look great filled with candy or a small potted plant. You may use it as a guild or sewing bee project. You may make them to sell for charity fundraisers. If you make them to sell for personal gain, please drop me an email. 
Materials Needed:
- (2) squares of fabric, between 8" and 12".
- A piece of batting the same size as the fabric (or a little bigger).
- Coordinating thread for quilting
- (4) coordinating buttons, optional.
- A walking foot, if you have one.

- 4 coordinating fat quarters OR 8 fat eighths
- neutral thread for piecing
- matching thread if you like top-stitching (optional)
- hand needle for closing

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 12, 2018 Reminders

Sunday August 12, 2018

No Meeting  - Sara Lawson Workshop 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  
If you have registered for the workshop, please bring pattern, supplies and homework.

2019 CLMQG Quilt Retreat

The 2019 CLMQG Quilt Retreat will be held at The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on May 3 – 5, 2019.   (See previous blog posting for information.)  Deposits are due by September 1, 2018, which is before our next meeting on September 9, 2018.

If you are planning on attending Sundays workshop, you can bring your check or if not, please mail deposit checks and form to: 

PO Box 15
Crystal Lake IL 60039

If you have any questions please contact Vikki at vschrei@comcast.net.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 8, 2018 Minutes

July 8, 2018 CLMQG Meeting Minutes

Membership Update
No new members, no guests today. 22 people attended today.

No other committee updates presented.

Upcoming Meetings
August 12 -  There will be NO MEETING.  Sara Lawson Workshop 9;00 am-4:00 pm.
If you have registered for the workshop, you will be sent an email with the pattern, supplies and homework to be done prior to Aug 12.

September  9 - Holiday Gift Workshop 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with general meeting at noon. There will be 3 small projects presented - you can stay for all 3 or just attend the ones you want. Please plan to bring your machine and sewing supplies An email will be sent prior to September with more details. This will NOT be an open sew - please plan to participate in the workshop if bringing your machine :)

Polaroid Block Lottery (see blog for details) and the Reverse Applique challenge are both due in September.

We still need a volunteer to run additional block lotteries - please consider helping out!

CLMQG Retreat
May 3-5, 2019 Retreat - you should have gotten an email with the details of the retreat. $100 deposit due by Sept 1. Come and join the fun!!

5th Birthday Party
We all had a wonderful time at the CLMQG 5th birthday party - thanks to all who helped make it a big success. Looking forward to many more years of fun and learning with the guild.


Monday, July 9, 2018

CLMQG 2019 Quilt Retreat


The CLMQG 2019 Quilt Retreat will be held at Grand Geneva Resort on May 3 – 5, 2019. Please join us for a weekend of friendship, fun, sewing, making new friends and great memories! The Grand Geneva is a 5 Star Resort, less than 1 hour away. Please visit their Website atwww.grandgeneva.com.

We need a minimum of 20 participants (10 rooms) in order to secure the retreat.

Each room has two double beds, with a coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. The retreat includes the following:
  • Each quilter will have a table/work area.
  • The conference room will have ironing boards and irons available, with a couple of table
    set up for cutting and will provide ice water in the conference room.
  • Trolley transportation on the Resort grounds on regularly scheduled routes with access
    to the Spa & Sports Center including fitness facility, sauna, steam, lap pool and classes.
  • In-room wireless Internet connection.
No food is included in this pricing. The Hotel does have Restaurant Dining Options, Grand Cafe, Geneva Chop House and Ristorante Brissago, not to mention the many great local restaurants in Lake Geneva.

Estimated pricing as follows: (Note: Pricing will be reduced it we get more than 20 participants.)

Double Occupancy (you will need to find your own roommate)
$197.50 per person

Junior Suite (3 to a room) 
$248.00 per person

Single Occupancy

A $100.00 deposit is due by September 1, 2018, with the balance due early 2019. details will be emailed after registration is filled.

Additional details will be emailed after registration is filled.

After September 1, if we don’t have enough participants we will open it up to family and friends on a first come first serve basis until we reach 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Vikki S. at vschrei@comcast.net or 847-809-5107. 

Please fill out the following information and make check payable to CLMQG. $100.00 deposit is due with registration by September 1, 2018. Form and checks can be mailed to CLMQG, PO Box 15, Crystal Lake IL 60039.

Name: __________________________

Room Mate: ______________________________ 

Email: _________________________ 

Phone Number: ____________________________ 

In case of Emergency contact: ___________________ 

Phone Number________________

Friday, July 6, 2018

July 8, 2018 Meeting Reminder


Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild's 

5th Birthday 

Sunday,  July 8, 2018

12:00 - 4:00