Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019 Meeting Reminder


Sunday, May 19, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
(See map on the right sidebar.)


Please join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019  for our General Meeting from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.  

Board Elections will be held, followed by Darlene’s Workshop on the Travel Case.

Snacks
The following members signed up to bring snacks this month:
Sharon Turskey
Julie Warren
Ann Rempfer

2019 Challenge
Don’t forget to bring your finished April and May blocks to the meeting, two prizes will be awarded.  Ann will announce the next block, and the new instructions will be added to the blog after the meeting.  It's not to late to get started.  If you have not yet started your 2019 Challenge Charity Quilt, you will find all the instructions on our blog, under the tab “2019 Challenge”.

Travel Case Workshop
Here is the cutting homework for the Travel Case that you've signed up for at this month's guild meeting.  Please have your fabric cut and come ready to sew!  Thanks again to Darlene for offering to teach!

Fabric Requirements: 2/3 yd. or 3 fat quarters from your stash.
1- 7 1/2" x 17" back flap
1- 7 1/2" x 17" Lining
1- 7 1/2" x 16" back pocket/lining
1- 7 1/2" x 13" middle pocket/lining
1- 7 1/2" x 10" front pocket/lining

1- 7 1/2" x 17" fusible fleece
1- 7 1/2" x 5 fusible fleece

We will have Velcro there for you to use 

Here is a photo of the pattern :

















Hope to see you on Sunday!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday April 14, 2019


On Sunday April 14, 2019, CLMQG hosted a Wefty Needle Class with Tara Curtis of Wefty Needle.  It was a great class!  Tara was a good instructed with lots of patience and all who attended had a good time.  Many of the participants finished the project, some took the project home to complete. 


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The following is the information on the 2019 Charity Quilt Challenge for April.

2019 Charity Quilt Challenge – APRIL
Focus Technique:  Fussy Cutting
Monthly Technique:  Hexies
Blocks Size:  Optional

Monthly Requirements
Create 5 or more HEXIES of any sizewith at least one using a Fussy Cut Fabric.
Can be applied to a block or ultimately adhered to a quilt top in some fashion.  

Monthly Drawing in March
Earn 1 ticket for posting an IG post using the below tags between Apr 14 – May 18, 2019
Earn 1 ticket by sharing your 5+ Hexies at the May CLMQG meeting.
For the Show & Tell, only need to show the Hexies.
Need not be present to win.   

Tags to Use and Follow on Instagram:  #CLMQG2019FussyCut   @Crystallakemqg
Hexie References:

Pinterest:  Search for ‘Hexie Quilts Tutorial’


Next Meeting is May 19, 2019 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Board Elections

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sunday April 14, 2019. Wefty Needle Workshop - No General Meeting


Sunday, April 14, 2019 Wefty Needle Workshop  at 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
(See map on the right sidebar.)

Wefty Needle Workshop 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

There will be NO General Meeting.  

Please bring your lunch!

An e-mail with instructions went to all participants.  Please bring pins (lots of pins with large heads), a pair of scissors, and fabric strips ready for weaving.

Our next meeting is Sunday, May 19 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
General meeting and elections. 
Stay tuned for a potential member led workshop.

2019 Challenge
The instructions for April will be added to the blog after the workshop under the tab “2019 Challenge”.  Bring your April and May blocks to the May meeting.  Ann will keep track of who has posted to Instagram and distribute the tickets at the May meeting.  We will show both April & May blocks in May so two prizes will be awarded.

2019 Retreat 
The CLMQG Quilt Retreat is just around the corner, May 3 - 5, 2019!  It’s time to start thinking and planning on what to bring.  An email with information what to bring and packing suggestions was sent to participants last week.  Another email will be sent out next week with all the final details.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The General Meeting and Annual Garage Sale was held at 1:00 pm on Sunday March 10, 2019.

We had 17 members in attendance today for the general meeting and the garage sale.


Committee Updates

Bees - Terri - Nothing to report.

Snacks - Kathy P - No snacks at the April meeting since there is no general meeting. Thanks to Laura, Marge and Judy O today for the snacks!

Member Ambassador - Rosie - Nothing to report.

Retreat - Vikki -Retreat balances were paid today.   An email with all the details will go out to participants in April.  We are looking forward to a fun time in May! 

Programs - Julie S - A discussion was had about the 3rd program scheduled for this year. The options presented were Laura Heine and an Escher workshop. It was decided that both speakers should be considered and depending on their schedule, we will look for one in the fall and consider the other one for next year.

Donations - Mary - 4 quilts were delivered to Gaver’s this month. We have also notified Gaver’s about our guild challenge this year and they are looking into where the quilts can be displayed when they are donated.

Nominations  - The current board members were all nominated for another term:
     Laura - President
     Kathy P - Vice President 
     Julie W - Treasurer
     Mary - Secretary
There was discussion about looking forward with new board members after next year and asked that everyone in the guild consider their talents and opportunities in helping the guild move forward :)


Upcoming Meetings

April 14 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  - Wefty Needle Workshop. There will be NO general meeting.  Please bring your lunch!  Please note change in time.

May 19 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - General meeting and elections. Stay tuned for a potential member led workshop!

June 9 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sew in (vending open for members - $20 - see Cathy R. if interested).

July 14 - 12:00 noon-4:00 pm. Summer Sewcial. Plans are in progress for a fun time - save the date!


2019 Challenge

We had great heart blocks shown for the February block. The instructions for March are on the blog and attached to the minutes. The challenge for April will still take place with the deadline of April 13th for posting to Instagram. Bring your April and May blocks to the May meeting. 

Ann will keep track of who has posted to Instagram and distribute the tickets at the May meeting We will show both April and May blocks in May so two prizes will be awarded.


Upcoming Events

International Quilt Festival - Rosemont - Stephens Convention Center March 28-30


Garage Sale Recap
We all enjoyed shopping and most of us took home some “goodies” that I’m sure will be put to good use and shown at the next meeting!

Respectfully submitted - Mary

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2019 Charity Quilt Challenge – March


Focus Technique:  Fussy Cutting
Monthly Technique:  Paper Piece Block(s), example ‘Economy Block’, ‘Envelop Block’, etc
Blocks Size:  4”+
Monthly Requirements
·      Create 1 to many blocks incorporating PAPER PIECE TECHNIQUEusing a Fussy Cut Fabric, along with an accent fabric, low volume fabric, or a fabric that reads solid
Monthly Drawing in March
·      Earn 1 ticket for posting an IG post using the below tags between Mar 10 and Apr 13, 2019
·      Earn 1 ticket by sharing your block(s) at the April CLMQG meeting
·      Need not be present to win    
Tags to Use and Follow on Instagram:  #CLMQG2019FussyCut   @Crystallakemqg
Paper Piece Block References:

·      Patchwork PleaseBook– Envelop Pattern
·      Pinterest:  Search for ‘Economy Block Pattern’    ‘Envelope block pattern’ ‘Paper Pieced block’



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sunday March 10, 2019 Meeting Reminder

  Sunday, March 10, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
(See map on the right sidebar.)


Please join us on Sunday, March 10, 2019  for our General Meeting and Annual Garage Sale from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.  Board Nominations will be held, with the elections in May. 

Garage Sale 
Bring your "no longer brings you joy" quilting goodies and we will sell it to someone who finds great joy in your castoffs.  Then we will sell you awesome "new to you" things and everyone will go home filled with joy and happiness!! This is one of our two fundraisers, so I sure hope you can come along and have some fun. We always appreciate it if you can bring small bills.  All sales will benefit the guild’s general fund.

Snacks
The following members signed up to bring snacks this month:
Cindy Dunham
Laura Becker
Judy Otero

Quilt Retreat
If you've signed up for our 2019 retreat and have not yet paid your balance of  $95.00, please bring your check (or cash) to the meeting as the 10th is the deadline to pay in full!  If you've already paid thank you!  If you cannot get to the meeting PLEASE mail your check ASAP to:
     CLMQG/2019 Retreat
     P.O. Box 15
     Crystal Lake, IL 60039

2019 Challenge
February’s Challenge/Heart Block(s).  Monthly Requirements:
Create 1 to many blocks incorporating a HEART design using a Fussy Cut Technique, along with an accent fabric, low volume fabric, or a fabric that reads solid.
Monthly Drawing in March
Earn 1 ticket for posting an IG post using the hashtags listed, between Feb.10, and Mar 9, 2019.
Earn 1 ticket by sharing your block(s) at the March CLMQG meeting.
Need not be present to win.

March Challenge to be announced.

April - Wefty Needle Workshop
We have seats available for the Wefty Needle Workshop on April 14, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.  

There are still MANY of you that have not replied to our evite.  I know it seems silly, but it makes my job so much easier if you could just take a second to reply.  It gives me one location to check totals, it makes it easier for me to target email those that are attending and it allows me to not keep bugging you if you've already said no.  We need to let Tara know our totals.  If you have friend that you think might like to join us let them know.  The absolute, final, I really mean it this time, deadline is Sunday :)  It is $15 for members and $45 for guests.  ($45 is what Tara charges us per person so that is why the guest fee is higher). You might want to suggest they join the guild.  It's $35 for dues and then $15 for the workshop.  For only $5 more they get to join us once a month and get member access to all of our greatness...see where I'm going here???  There will be NO General Meeting this day due to the workshop. 


We hope to see you Sunday!  

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 10, 2019 Meeting Mintures

The General Meeting was held at 10:00 am on February 10, 2019.

We had 25 members in attendance and 1 guest. 

We had 19 attendees for the workshop with Sue Pawlowski that was held from 11 am-4pm.

Committees:

Bees (Terry) - Nothing to report. If you are interested in joining or starting a bee - please contact Terry.

Snacks (Kathy) - Thanks to Jalana, Mary, and Julie S. for treats today! For March - Cindy, Marge and Judy O are signed up.

Donation Quilts (Mary) - nothing to report

Member Ambassador (Rosie) - Nothing to report. Please be sure to inform Rosie if you know of someone needing a card.

Retreat (Vikki) - Final Payment is due at the March 10, 2019, at the CLMQG Meeting, or if you cannot make the meeting and are mailing a check in, we need to receive it at our PO Box no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  An email has gone to participants with information and the amount due.  More information to come.  Everyone is looking forward to a great time!

Challenge (Ann) - A drawing was held for those participating in the challenge and Shelley won! The February challenge was announced - see attached info.

Donations have been coming in (to Laura’s house) from quilting related companies - will be used for door prizes, raffles, retreat and our donation sewing events.

Door prize today was won by Meg. Remember to wear your name tag (make one if you don’t have one!) as there “may” be requirements for a door prize tag next meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

March 10, 2019 - 1 pm - 4 pm.
General meeting and garage sale afterwards. 
Board nominations will also be held with elections in May. 
Please bring all your items that no longer bring you joy so they can bring joy to others!! Precuts, yardage and magazines/ patterns will be priced by the guild. Try to price unusual things yourself. Proceeds will benefit the guild general fund. Julie S will be organizing the donations.

April 14, 2019 -  Tara Curtis Wefty Needle Fabric Weaving Workshop 10 am - 4 pm.
There will be NO general meeting this day due to the workshop. We will need commitment for the workshop by Feb 28 since Tara has to prepare materials for students.  Members will be. $15 and non members will be $45. Pattern and supplies will be purchased the day of the workshop for ~$30-35. An evite has been sent out so please reply soon if you are planning on joining us.

May 19, 2019 -  1 -4 pm
General Meering
Board Elections

June 9, 2019
Sew-in 9 am-4 pm with general meeting at noon. 

July 14 , 2019
Summer Birthday Party - plans still in progress!! 

Other Business:
A general budget was presented with discussion of how to handle funds. The ideas suggested will be discussed by the board. It was decided to look for a 3rd workshop for the year.

Show and Tell
Lots of pretty quilts and handmade items today - see FB or IG for the pictures!

We are very thankful to Sue Pawlowski for leading her workshop on “Dancing with the Squares”. Find her on IG as @jacksquaresstudio or on the web at https:// www.jacksquaresstudio.com/ She has many intriguing patterns on her site!

Looking forward to seeing those finished quilts from today’s workshop at the March meeting!!

See everyone in March!! 

Respectfully submitted - Mary

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2019 Chaiy Quilt Challenge

Focus Technique:  Fussy Cutting

Monthly Technique:  Heart Block(s)

Blocks Size:  4”+

Monthly Requirements
Create 1 to many blocks incorporating a HEART design using a Fussy Cut Technique, along with an accent fabric, low volume fabric, or a fabric that reads solid

Monthly Drawing in March
Earn 1 ticket for posting an IG post using the below tags between Feb 10 and Mar 9, 2019
Earn 1 ticket by sharing your block(s) at the March CLMQG meeting
Need not be present to win    

Tags to Use and Follow on Instagram:  #CLMQG2019FussyCut   @Crystallakemqg

Heart Block References:

Pinterest:  Search for ‘Heart Block Pattern’


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, February 10, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at 
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center.  
(See map on the right sidebar.)


Please join us for our February CLMQG meeting, Sunday, February 10,  2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Snacks will be provided by:
Julie Schmidt
Mary Benz
Jalana Handal

Don't forget to bring your 2019 Instagram challenge fabrics and if you haven't already posted on our CLMQG Instagram page, do it now for an extra raffle ticket!! Remember to use #CLMQG2019FussyCut and @Crystallakemqg.  If you have no clue what I am taking about get on over to our blog for all of the details.  Information is under the 2019 Challenge Tab.  It is going to be so much fun!!

We will have our show and tell as always so show us what you've got!  

If you signed up for the Dancing with Squares workshop you should have received your supply list via email.  There is homework!!  Please look it over and get started cutting.  If you're attending and cannot find the supply list email me and I'll resend it.  

The workshop starts at 11:00 a.m.   We do not have a lunch break scheduled, be sure to bring a snack or brown bag lunch to nibble on during the workshop.  As always we are limited to 10 pins.  Sue will have her optional template and required pattern available to purchase. The optional templates are between $15 and $9 each depending on size or all 3 for $30 .  The pattern is $ 9 and is a required purchase.

Details and an evite for the April Wefty Needle workshop will go out.  We need a head count for Tara by February 18th, so please reply ASAP once you receive it.  Details are included in the evite. 

Our garage sale will take place at our March 10, 2019 meeting.  Julie has asked if you have any yardage or precuts set aside for donation that you bring it to the February meeting so she can get a head start on pricing and organizing.  If you're not ready no worries, you can bring it in March.  I've not yet touched my stash to check for joy, but I am hoping to get it done before Sunday.  If you have no idea what I am taking about google Marie Kondo. You'll either thank me, or hate me for it!!

An email has gone out to the 2019 CLMQG Retreat participants, final payment is due by the March 10, 2019 meeting.

Hope to see you Sunday!
Laura