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!”

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Please sign up & pay for Workshops by the deadline at the regular Monthly Guild meeting, or mail your payment and information to the WRQG Treasurer.

2023 Programs:

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Open Sew: 9-3

Tuesday, Mar. 28T-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.  T-Shirt quilts make great graduation, moving away, and Christmas presents!

The companion workshop will be held Thursday, March 30 from 9 to 3.  Deadline to sign up is 3/23/2023.   Members $35/Non-Members $45.

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

Tuesday, Apr. 25: Luella Doss of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin – The Vital Fabric of Quilts in My Life!  For more than 4 decades Wisconsin artist / designer Louella Doss has captured the attention of many throughout the world with her spirited multi-dimensional wearable art, quilts, and soft sculpture.  Her accomplishments include 10 years a volunteer exhibition curator for the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, a judge for quilt shows include the Great American Quilt Contest sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art; was the set stylist and assistant to producer for several quilt shows on television, notably “Sew Creative with Donna Wilder.”  And her list of impressive quilting-related activities goes on.  This will be an evening we will certainly cherish as she shares her passion for fiber arts in human lives.   Learn more about Luella at her website:

There companion workshop – Quilted Art Rooster/Hen – will be on Wednesday, April 26 from 8:30 to 4:30. Deadline to sign up is 4/19/2023. Members $45.00/Non-Members $55.00.  Includes pattern.  

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,  to learn more about Wendy.  

The companion Art Quilt workshop will be held Thursday, May 25th , from 10 to 2:30.  Deadline to sign up is 4/1/2023.   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 6/1/2023, 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 Stitch 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 8/1/2023.  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.

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 & 30: The Wild Rivers Quilt Guild Quilting Extravaganza will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain. Fabulous quilts and quilted items will be on display. Quilting and sewing related vendors will have fabric, notions, and services available. Wild Rivers Quilt Guild members are busy creating handmade items for sale at the Guild booth, and gently used quilting items will be available as well. Special feature includes a “bed turning,” with fun & informative programs being planned. Pine Mountain Resort will have food and refreshments available to purchase, with dining on the patio. This event promises to be an extraordinary experience!  Mark your calendar for September 29 and 30th.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

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 10/15/2023.  Members $35/Non-members $45. Includes kit for a Christmas Table runner.

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

Nov/Dec Holiday Gathering: TBD