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

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

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 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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 10, 2018 Minutes

Membership Update- no new members/guests at today's meeting.  There were 21 people attending the meeting today and about 12-15 for the all day sew-in. 

Treasurer's Report- no expenses/no income this month.

Committee Updates- it was requested that all current committee leaders stay with the position until January at which point a change can be made if needed.  

Bees- Terry - nothing to report

Snacks- Kathy - next month is the July birthday party - please sign up to bring a dish to pass if you are coming. 

Donation quilts- Mary - 6 quilts were taken to Gaver's last month

Member Ambassador- Rosie - 1 card sent this month
Programming- Julie S - a survey will be distributed to determine our next programs.  There may also be "breakout" sessions to discuss further ideas at a future meeting.  

Social Media- Marge/Vikki - thanks to Marge for putting all the photos on FB and IG - a big job!  Vikki is doing a great job with the blog.  Remember to sign up on the blog for email notifications if you are not getting the emails regarding meetings, etc. 

Fundraising- Ann -  she sends out requests (~50) to companies each January asking for donations.  If you know of someone else we can contact - please let Ann know!

Retreat- Vikki - everyone had such a good time on the last retreat - Vikki will start looking into venues for next year.  

Swap/Lotteries- Mary won the string block lottery. 

The polararoid block was presented as the next lottery block - see separate info about the block (attached below).  Please use Kona White for the sides so they are all consistent.  Please note: Change in Due Date - due at the September meeting.  
  • We need a new block lottery chairperson - please consider volunteering for this fun activity to keep it active! 
Social Events- Cathy and Darlene volunteered to help plan the last social event of the year - the holiday party in December.  Thanks!!

Upcoming Meetings

July 8  12 pm-4 pm  Birthday Party/Summer Fundraiser!  There will be 10-12 raffle baskets to bid on.  Please bring a dish to pass (birthday cake provided!) and come to have fun! 

Aug 12  9 am-4 pm  NO GENERAL MEETING - Sara Lawson workshop.  An evite will be coming out this week with more details. Cost is $15 and payment must be made by July 8 - after that it will be opened up to non-members (cost $25). Max of 20 people.  When you sign up, you will be emailed a copy of the pattern (Appaloosa Bag) and homework from Sara (within a couple weeks of the class) that needs to be done PRIOR to the class.  
Sept 9   11am- 4pm
Oct 14   12 pm- 4 pm
Nov 11  9 am- 4 pm  (sew-in with general meeting at noon)

             Dec 2   Holiday Party - time TBD

UFO Challenge completion - Julie S won the grand prize.  Thanks Darlene for running this!

Cotton and Steel Retreat Challenge- blocks were made for a donation quilt (Leslie will assemble) and members showed their finished projects. Bobbie won the grand prize.  Thanks Ann for all your work!

Show and Tell- many beautiful quilts shown again. See facebook for photos.

Reverse Applique Challenge- remember to work on your projects - due in September!  See MaryAnn if questions.  

New PO Box for CLMQG.  Any mail to the guild can now be mailed to 
PO Box 15
Crystal Lake, IL  60039

Examples shared at meeting:


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June 10, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our next guild meeting is 
June 10, 2018 
Sew-in begins  at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm

                                     General Meeting will be held at 12:00 noon

At the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center 
(see map on the right sidebar.)

**Please note the time change**

June 10, 2018 - Time Change  9 am-4 pm 

Come for the morning, the afternoon or all day.  Bring whatever you want to work on and enjoy what others are working on too.   

Guild members vending is scheduled for the June meeting.

  •      Shelley will be vending.  

If anyone is interested in vending, please contact Cathy R. for more information.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 20, 2018 Minutes

Membership update - 24 members present at today’s meeting, no guests.

Treasurer’s report - since the workshop was cancelled, see Judy for your refund if you had been registered. 

Committee updates:
     Bees - Terry - nothing to report.

Snacks - Kathy -  thanks to Trisha and Bobbie for snacks today!
        June snacks by Jalena, Mary and Shelley.                          
July is our 5th Birthday Party - see sign up sheet for items to bring (a cake will be provided).

Donation quilts - Lorrie has completed Elli’s BOM, Isis volunteered to quilt it and it will be donated to Gavers. 

Member Ambassador -Rosie sent out a few cards to members.

Retreat - Everyone had a GREAT time - thanks to Vikki and Ann and everyone who attended.

Upcoming Meetings 
     June 10 - TIME CHANGE 9 am-4 pm with general meeting at noon.  Come for the morning, the afternoon or all day.  Bring whatever you want to work on and enjoy what others are working on too.   There will also be an opportunity for member vending at the June sew in - see Cathy Roberts to reserve your table.
     July 8 - Summer Birthday Party - don’t forget to sign up for a dish to bring.

Board Elections - New board was voted in unanimously:) 
  Laura H.- President
  Kathie P. - Vice President
  Julie W. - Treasurer
  Mary B. - Secretary 

UFO challenge - last month to show your UFO quilts is in June - the grand prize will be awarded! (Thanks Darlene for heading this up).

Block Lottery - String blocks are due in June.  New block design will be handed out in June and due in August.  We need a new coordinator for the block lottery - please volunteer  to keep this fun event going.  Just requires you to pick a block, provide instructions and distribute to the guild with a couple of months to turn them in.  Easy for anyone to help with! (Thanks to Cari for leading this for the past few months).

Show and Tell - lots of beautiful quilts and handmade items shown.

Karen won the door prize this month (actually a leftover prize from the retreat).

Reverse Applique Challenge Demo - Maryanne showed us great tips for reverse appliqué and challenged us to create our own masterpiece with lots of options.  The challenge is due in September so stretch your creativity and try something new!  

Respectfully submitted - Mary B. Secretary