Friday, November 30, 2018

Sunday December 2, 2018 - Holiday Party


Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild’s

 Holiday Party will be held on 

Sunday December 2, 2018

12:00 - 3:00


Our Holiday Party will be held at Kosta’s Gyro Restaurant in Algonquin (located at Algonquin Rd and Square Barn Rd.)  

Please remember to bring 20-25 - 2.5” wide x WOF strips of black and white print for strip poker!  Strips can be all the same or different.

Friday, November 16, 2018

November 11, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The General Meeting was held at noon November 11, 2018.

Membership Update
We had 1 guest, and there were 21 members in attendance.

Snacks were provided by Cindy, Kathy P. & Rosie, which were enjoyed by all.  Members had a Sew-in.  Shelley N. Marge S. & Terry D vended and sold quilting items.

Upcoming Meetings
December 2, 2018 - Holiday Party - Will be held at 12:00 pm at Kosta’s Gyro Restaurant in Algonquin (corner of Algonquin Rd and Square Barn Rd.)  Please bring 20-25 - 2.5” wide x WOF strips of black and white print for strip poker!  Strips can be all the same or different.

The 2019 calendar is being worked on and will be presented once finalized by the board.  Here are the revised dates/times for the first few months:
  • January 13, 2019 - Garage Sale (Fund raiser for the Guild) and  Sew-in 9:00 - 4:00. 
  • February 10, 2019 - 10:00 -3:00 Sue Patowski workshop. More information to come ASAP.  Meeting at 10:00, workshop 11:00- 3:00.
  • March 10, 2019 - General Meeting 1:00 - 4:00.
  • April 14, 2019 - Tara Curtis from Wefty Needle -All Day Work Shop. Time TBD.

Swap/Lottery/Challenge 
Chair person is needed for 2019.  Please see Laura.  We had a discussion on ideas for  Swaps/Lottery or Challenges for 2019.  The group agreed that challenges are much better received than swaps.  And a Block of the Month or something like the Medallion Challenges was well received in the past.  Other suggestions were to pick a book with multiple patterns and to have members pick a pattern.

Other Business
2019 Members Dues will be $35.00.  Forms and dues are payable at the January meeting.  Forms will be available at the December meeting.  Checks can be sent To CLMQG PO BOX  15 Crystal Lake, IL 60039.

Secret Pals will be revealed at the Holiday Party, and we will determine if we will continue in 2019.

Show and tell was held.  Please see photos posted by Marge S. on Facebook at Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild, and are cross posted on Instagram. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sunday November 11, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, November 11, 2018 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at the 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
 (See map on the right sidebar.)

Please join us for a Sew-In on Sunday, November 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The General Meeting will take place at noon.    Treats are to be provided by Cindy, Kathy P. and Rosie!  Please remember to bring some cash . . .  Shelley N. Marge S. & Terry D will be vending!

At the October meeting, Laura asked that all members bring in an idea or suggestion for Swaps/Lottery/Challenges for 2019, to the November meeting.  (Examples of some past challenges are The Instagram Challenge or The Round Robin Medallion Challenge.)  Please write your ideas or suggestions down and bring it to this month’s meeting.  While the board is happy to help guide and oversee the guild, the guild is ultimately all of ours, which means, for us to be strong and continue to grow we all need to participate!

Reminder
Our Holiday Party will be held on December 2, 2018 - at noon, at Kosta’s Gyro Restaurant in Algonquin (corner of Algonquin Rd. and Square Barn Rd.)  Cost is $20.  Payment is due at the November’s Meeting.  If you have not yet replied to the Holiday Party evite, please do so ASAP.  Please bring to the party  20-25 - 2.5” wide x WOF strips of black and white print for strip poker!  Strips can be all the same or different.

Please welcome our new members Dawn, Ruth and Kim.

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes


General Meeting was held on October 14, 2018.

Membership Update
  • We had 1 guest and 2 new members at this months meeting.  There were 15 members in attendance.
Committee Updates
  • Bees - OH Bee is meeting this Tuesday at the Village of Oakwood Hills.
  • Snacks - Thanks to Diane, Marge, & Trish for the treats.
  • Donation Quilts - Laura shared a thank you note that was received from one of the recipients who received a quilt from Gavers.
  • Retreat- full and registration is closed.
Upcoming Meetings
  • November 11, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Sew-in (your own projects) and vending by CLMQG  Shelley N will be vending along with Marge S and Terry D.  The General Meeting will be held at noon.  
  • December 2, 2018 - Holiday Party - Will be held at 12:00 pm at Kosta’s Gyro Restaurant in Algonquin (corner of Algonquin Rd and Square Barn Rd.)  Cost is $20.  Payment is due at the November’s Meeting or checks can be mailed to CLMQG  PO Box 15, Crystal Lake IL 60039.  Menu will be provided with the Evite.   Please bring 20-25 - 2.5” wide x WOF strips of black and white print for strip poker!  Strips can be all the same or different.
  • 2019 Schedule is currently being finalized.  The 2019 calendar will be presented and posted once finalized by the board. Here are the dates for the first few months:
    • January 13, 2019 - Garage Sale and Sew-in 9:00 - 4:00
    • February 10, 2019 - 
    • March 10, 2019 - Tara Curtis from Wefty Needle - moved up to March
    • April 14, 2019 -
    • May 19, 2019 -
Swap/Lottery/Challenge
  • Swap/Lottery/Challenge Chair is needed for 2019.  Please see Laura.
  • Laura asked that all members bring in an idea or suggestion for Swaps/Lottery or Challenges for 2019 to the November meeting.  Examples of some past challenges are The Instagram Challenge or Round Robin Medallion Challenge.

Show and tell was held.  Please see photos posted by Marge S on Facebook at Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild, and she also cross posts the photos on Instagram. 

Following the general meeting, Judy O. Gave us a demonstration on making no sew pumpkins, using fabric strips and a hot glue gun.  Thank you Judy!  Please see our Facebook page for photos.


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:    

                           CLMQG
                           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:
CLMQG
P.O. Box 15
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Holiday Workshop Information

Pillow
Supplies/Homework:
- 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
http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com/  
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.

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