Thursday, December 17, 2015

Great Stash Dash Info

Several area quilt shops are participating in a January 2016 shop hop with an entirely new format:

The Great Stash Dash
January 14-23,2016 
Here's how it works:  
  • Purchase your passport now for just $10 (or $15 after January 1) and you'll receive a high quality, beautiful tote bag big enough to haul your stash.  
  • During the 10 day long day dash (which includes two weekends) visit all 10 shops, get your passport stamped and save 15% off your entire purchase (some restrictions apply).   
  • Collect a FREE block pattern at each shop to make a beautiful Great Stash Dash Quilt.  Each shop's quilt is unique and finishing kits will be available to purchase.
  • On five Saturdays in 2016, just bring your tote to any (or all) of the 10 participating shops and you'll save 15% all over again.

The FIVE 15% Saving Saturdays:
January 30
April 30
July 30
October 29
December 31*
(please note some shops may have limited hours on December 31)

The TEN participating Shops:
Material Girl - Crystal Lake
Basketcases Unlimited - Clare
Pieceful Gatherings - Fox River Grove
Prairie Shop Quilts - Batavia
Prairie Stitches - Oswego
Quilter's Destination - Arlington Heights
Quilter's Quest - Woodridge
The Quilt Merchant - Winfield
Sew Generously - St. Charles
Stitching on State - Hampshire

Shops have limited quantities of the bags, and the price goes up after January 1.  Once the hop starts, you will no longer be able to purchase a bag and passport. 

**The Great Stash Dash is replacing the annual spring Fat (Quarter) and Sassy Shop Hop.**

Great Stash Dash Quilts from a few of our nearby shops:

Material Girl in Crystal Lake

Pieceful Gatherings in Fox River Grove

Quilter's Destination in Arlington Heights

**Please contact your favorite participating shop with any questions and for more details.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015


2016 Membership Dues of $45 (check payable to Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild) 
must be received before January 1, 2016. 

Your participation in the January 23, 2016 sew-in and 2016 Mystery Medallion Challenge is dependent on this timely payment of dues.  

You can download the two required forms here and here.  Completed forms and payment can be returned by mail to the address found on the 2016 membership form.  Remember to check the box above the signature line indicating your agreement to the terms of our Hold Harmless Agreement and By Laws.  Email us at crystallakemqg (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions.

Thank you very much for your cooperation :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hand Sewing Meet Up Reminder

The last 2015 CLMQG hand sewing meet up date is this 
Tuesday, December 15 at 6:30pm.

See you at the Starbucks on Route 14 in Crystal Lake (next to Five Guys).
Please let us know via email or on Facebook if you plan to attend.  Thanks!

We will publish a schedule of 2016 meet up dates soon.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Announcing the Spring 2016 MQG Riley Blake Fabric Challenge

If you are a current member of CLMQG you should have received an email this week about the upcoming MQG Riley Blake Fabric Challenge. If you did not receive an email, you need to login to the MQG website and make sure your profile email address is correct.

Details about challenge registration, rules, and deadlines can be found in this post on the MQG website.

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  • The sign up form will be emailed to members on December 19, 2015 at 9:00am Central.
  • Fabric quantities are limited, so if you are interested in participating be sure to sign up right away!
  • Fabric will ship to our guild address in January 2016.
  • The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016, and winners will be announced in May 2016.

Monday, December 7, 2015

2016 Program Calendar

Announcing our 2016 Program Calendar!

Jan 23 Saturday Sew-In Mystery Medallion Kick-Off

Feb 21 Featherweight Care and Maintenance Hands-On Demo Secret Pals Kick-Off

Mar 13 Crimson Tate Lecture, Workshop, and Vending

Apr 10 Accuquilt Demo with Workshop Selvage Spools Block Lottery

May 15 Convergence Quilt Workshop and Sew-In Board Elections Guild Birthday Party

Jun 12 Speaker Cheryl Sleboda (     

Jul 10  Picnic Paper Pieced Envelope Block Lottery

Aug 14 Summer Sew-In

Sep 11 Quick Curve Ruler Demo with Workshop Mystery Medallion Challenge Grand Prize

Oct 23 Speaker Laura Wasilowski ( Houses Block Lottery

Nov 13 Holiday Gift Workshops and Sew-In

Dec 4   Holiday Party

We're very excited about the variety of speakers, workshops, sew-ins, and parties planned for our 4th year!  You can always find our updated calendar of meetings by clicking on the "Meeting Calendar" tab at the top of this page.  Many of these programs and events will require a Special Events Fee for visitors which will be announced as the event draws near.

Please remember that 2016 Membership Dues of $45 (check payable to Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild) must be received before January 1, 2016. You can download the two required forms here and here.  Completed forms and payment can be returned by mail to the address found on the 2016 membership form.  Please email us at crystallakemqg (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Party Reminder

CLMQG 2015 Holiday Party

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Village Squire Restaurant
4818 NW Hwy
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

If you are registered and paid for our party this Sunday, here is what you need to bring:
  • Wrapped swap gift (optional) with your name on the inside only.  See this post for details about selecting and wrapping a gift.
  • Completed Holiday themed modern quilt item for show and tell - please limit your selections to one or two only as we have a full schedule :)
  • Completed donation quilts for Gavers Breast Care Center
  • $$ for any alcoholic beverages you wish to purchase (tea, coffee, and soft drinks are included with your ticket price)
  • Cookies or other small dessert items to share (optional)
  • Lunch with Menu choices of Chicken Florentine, Filet Brochette, Chicken Berry Salad
  • 2016 Program Calendar Review
  • Show and Tell
  • Game
  • Swap
We're looking forward to enjoying a great afternoon with all of our members!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hand Sewing Meet Up Reminder

Don't forget - the next CLMQG hand sewing meet up date is this 
Thursday, December 3 at 6:30pm.

See you at the Starbucks on Route 14 in Crystal Lake (next to Five Guys)!