It’s a Date!

Dating is an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy new experiences.
“Hey, let’s go to Wild Rivers Quilt Guild! They’ve got Quilts!”

RSVP for Open Sew here.

Sign up & pay for Workshops by the deadline at the regular Monthly Guild meeting.

2022 Programs:

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Lynda Plamann showcases the Stripology rulers, which allow for quick and accurate cutting of your fabrics. 

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Open Sew: 9-3

Thursday, Nov. 3: 9-3 pm. The L’il Kim table runner will be made. Purchase of Stripology ruler is recommended, or use your own. Deadline to sign up is October 25. Members $30/Non-members $40. Includes pattern. See September Newsletter for supplies list.

Monday, Dec. 5: 5 pm – 7:30-ish. Holiday Gathering, Potluck, and Gift Exchange

Tuesday, Dec. 6: Open Sew: 9-3

2023 Programs:

Tuesday, Jan. 3: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Jan. 24: How do you use your stash?  Please bring Show and Tell quilts that were made using your stash.  Share a summary of how you used stash fabrics to make your quilt(s).  A fun night of sharing!

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Feb. 28:  Applique Methods Round Robin:  This evening features 3 stations in small groups. At Station #1 Member Hilda Vivio will teach us how to do Raw Edge Applique.   At Station #2, Jackie Lehto will teach us how to do Turned Edge/Machine Applique.   At Station #3, we will have a Sit and Sew Chat session to get to know each other better.  You will be at Station #3 about 25 – 30 minutes so feel free to bring some hand-quilting work while you visit with Guild Members and our guests.

Saturday, TBD: New Sewist Workshop from 9-Noon. Come learn about sewing (or come with someone who’d like to learn about sewing!) Bring your sewing machine, or we’ll have one for you to use.  You’ll spend some time learning how to use a sewing machine, and will stitch up a precut pillowcase to take home. Ages 12 -14 must be accompanied by an adult. Deadline to sign up is TBD. $25 for Members and for Non-members. (Parents accompanying youth, and not sewing, are free.)

Tuesday, Mar. 7: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Mar. 28:  T-Shirt Quilt making – Yvonne Clark is the “Queen” of t-shirt quilt making – she has made a LOT of them!  Yvonne will guide us through the process of making a t-shirt quilt, explain available products to use, including interfacing and special rulers.  She will also share the known difficulties and troubles one can get into in the making of a t-shirt quilt to steer us onto a better result.  The companion workshop will be held Thursday, March 30 from 9 to 3.  Deadline to sign up is March 23, 2023.   Members $35/Non-Members $45.

Tuesday, Apr. 4: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Apr. 25:  Louella Doss of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin – The Vital Fabric of Quilts in My Life!  Tentative.  The companion workshop will be held Wednesday, Apr. 26; Members $65/Non-Members $75.  Includes pattern.  Deadline to sign up and time of workshop to be announced.

Tuesday, May 2: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, May 23:   Wendy Ahnen – Wendy is an award-winning quilter from Eagle River, WI. Wendy will share her quilting journey from a muralist, to quilting and now art quilting.   Wendy will show us many of her quilts, with various techniques she used and developed over the years, including bargello, flip ‘n sew, picture piecing, photo scanning, and more.  Visit her website, www.facebook.com/artwerqdotcom  to learn more about Wendy.  The companion workshop will be held Wednesday, May 24th , from 10 to 2:30.  Deadline to sign up is 4/1/23.   Members $25/Non-members $35.  Includes pattern.

Tuesday, June 6: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, June 27:  Jackie Lehto will lead us in a discussion on the mesmerizing Bargello Quilt.  She will have several Bargellos to share and will walk the group through the steps in making this amazing quilt. The companion workshop will be held Thursday, June 29th from 9 to 4.  Deadline to sign up is June 1, 2023, Members $35/Non-members $45.  Includes pattern.

Tuesday, July 4: ~No~ Open Sew

Tuesday, July 25:  Hand-Sewing Round Robin:  At Station #1, Member Kathy Friberg will teach English Paper Piecing. At Station #2, Cheryl Stromberg will teach the beautiful blanket stitch to adhere applique to your quilt top. At Station #3, we will have a Sit and Sew Chat session to get to know each other better.  You will be at Station #3 about 25 – 30 minutes so feel free to bring some hand-quilting work while you visit with Guild Members and our guests.

Tuesday, Aug. 1: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Aug. 22: Robin Gausebeck, Rockford, IL – Robin is a Paducah, KY Quilt Show Winner and has received numerous awards for her beautifully executed raw edge applique with machine blanket stitch finish.  Without a doubt, we will truly enjoy seeing some of her amazing quilts and hearing all about her quilting journey as we learn why she calls herself, “An Accidental Quilter”.

The companion workshop will be held Wednesday, August 23; from 9:30 to 4 pm. Deadline to sign up is August 1, 2023.  Members $45/Non-members $55. A small kit is included.

Tuesday, Sept. 5: Open Sew: 9-3 

Tuesday, Sept. 26:  Christmas Projects Round Robin – At station #1 Member Lynda Plamann will teach us how to make an adorable and quilty Small Christmas Stocking. At station #2, Member Sheri Giordana will teach us a method to make an easy and fast Holiday Apron for ourselves or to make as gifts.  At Station #3, we will have a Sit and Sew Chat session to get to know each other better.  You will be at Station #3 about 25 – 30 minutes so feel free to bring some hand-quilting work while you visit with Guild Members and guests.

Tuesday, Oct. 3: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Oct. 23:  Kristi Droese of Milwaukee, WI will share with us the wonders of the AccuQuilt Die Cutting System.   Kristi will show the die cutter, how and it works and have several dies and quilts to show that she has done with the die cutter.  She will also talk about all the die cutter can do and allow a hands-on opportunity so all who want can try it out.  This meeting will be fun with a lot of interaction and laughs. 

The companion workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24; from 9 to 3. Deadline to sign up is October 15, 2023.  Members $35/Non-members $45. Includes kit for a Christmas Table runner

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Open Sew: 9-3

Nov/Dec Holiday Gathering – TBD