Please join us at the First United Methodist Church of Crown Point, IN, 352 S. Main Street.  We begin to arrive after 9 a.m. for refreshments and socializing.  The meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m.

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September 5,2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Quilting themed puzzles explained and first puzzle distributed
First Seasonal Guild Challenge Series kickoff
Christmas Present quilt block swap kickoff
Sign ups begin for 5 minute hand massages at the October 3, 2023 meeting (limit 30)
Quilt Show review
September 19, 2023
10:00 – General Meeting
“Book Club Discussion” – Book announced. Discussion will be held on November 28 meeting while members wait for the sewing machine cleaning and scissor sharpening to be completed.
Enrollment begins for November 14 “Strip Piecing and Quilting” class by Member Debbic C.
Quilt Show review
October 3, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
“Batting Drive” for Comfort Quilts batting. Please consider donating twin or full size packaged batting(s) or consider making a monetary donation to go towards purchase of rolls of batting. Every donation will be entered into a drawing for two thank you prizes.
Quilt Show review
Jenka Massage & Spa – Brief overview of their services and 5 minute hand massages for those that registered.
October 16 to 19, 2023
Fall Day Camp at Cedar Lake Ministries for those that registered in September.
October 17, 2023
10:00 – General Meeting
Quilt Day Camp takes place
Open Sewing Day (bring your projects, snacks, lunch, and/or beverage. Downy Hall (formerly Fellowship Hall) has been reserved until 3 p.m.
October 31, 2023
9:00 – Business Meeting
“Machine Applique on an Embroidery Machine” by Member Connie D. registration begins for January 2, 2024

 

Hospice of Calumet Area presentation and Hospice Artisans Gift Shop

 

November 14, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Registration begins for January 16, 2024 “Freezer Paper Piecing” class by Member Gwen F.
“Strip Piecing and Quilting” class occurs. Led by Member Debbie C. and Jean P.
November 28, 2023
9:00 – General Meeting
Christmas Present quilt blocks for swap due. Presented September 5.
Book Club discussion (while members wait for machine cleaning and scissors sharpening)
Sew Happy Sale & Service of Niles, MI will be here for sewing machine cleaning & oiling and scissor sharpening.
December 12, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting

10:00 – Business Meeting
Enrollment begins for February 20 “Laura Heine – Collage Quilting” workshop. Taught by Linda Lambert. Limit 30.

Christmas Present swapped blocks returned to participating members.
Holiday Party and bring a dish luncheon
January 2, 2024 

This meeting only
LOCATION CHANGE TO
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
218 S. MAIN STREET, CROWN POINT INDIANA

9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting

“Block of the Month” from December is due. January chapter and BOM is presented.
“Summer Blooms” Block Swap presented. Due March 26.
“Changing Seasons Mini Landscapes” workshop sign ups begin. Workshop is May 7.
POSTPONED – Embroidery class until May 21, 2024

 

January 16, 2024
9:00 – General Meeting
“Winter Challenge” due. Reveal and voting for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.
“Summer Challenge” presented. Due May 21.
Freezer Paper Piecing class by member Gwen F.


“Changing Seasons Mini Landscapes” workshop sign ups begin. May 7th workshop is presented by Dr. Susan Kruszynski of Quilting Fabrics in Time.
‘SUMMER’ below  . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘WINTER’ below

‘AUTUMN’ kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘SPRING’ kit . . . . both optional separate purchases

January 30, 2024
9:00 – General Meeting
POSTPONED “Vintage Pincushion” class sign ups begin. Class on March 12 by members Debbie. W & Pam M.

Top Shelf Quilts from Mokena, IL will bring a pop up shop

 

February 13, 2024
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
“Block of the Month” from January is due. February chapter and BOM is presented.
Makeup “Freezer Paper Piecing” class by member Gwen F. for registered members that didn’t make the Jan. 16 meeting and class.
Laura Heine Collage Quilts” lecture and trunk show by Linda Lambert.
NOTE: a $10 fee will be collected from guests at the door for the lecture.

February 20, 2024

NOT A MEETING DAY! –
Workshop only 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Laura Heine Collage Quilts” workshop by Linda Lambert of Seamless Getaways.com

 

February 27, 2024
10:00 – General Meeting
Bee Quilting and Such from Munster, IN will have a presentation and pop-up shop.

 

March 12, 2024
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
“Block of the Month” from February is due. March chapter and BOM is presented.
Bingo Games – Bring a dabber or marker to use on a one use bingo card.

“Members Garage Sale” sign ups begin. Sale on April 23. Limit 3 members.
Bus Trip – April 16 – Registration will open MARCH 12 to family and friends of members if the 56 seats are not filled by members. See details below.
Sew Happy Sales & Service (Niles, MI) Sign ups begin for sewing machine cleaning and scissor/pinking shear sharpening on May 21.

Jenka Spa
(Crown Point) Sign ups begin for chair massages on May 21. Limit 10 massages.
POSTPONED – Vintage Pincushion Class by members Debbie W. and Pam M.

 

March 26, 2024
10:00 – General Meeting
“Summer Blooms” block swap is due. Blocks returned April 9.
“Quilting Journey” lecture and trunk show by Gail Stepanek. NOTE: a $10 fee will be collected from guests at the door for the lecture.

 

April 9, 2024
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
“Block of the Month” from March is due. April chapter and BOM is presented.
“Summer Blooms” Block Swap returned
“Don’t Fear the Curves” workshop sign ups begin. Last day to sign up June 4. Class is presented by Alice Ridge on September 17.  Limit 20. Cost $15
“Understanding the Tension on Your Domestic Sewing Machine…Don’t Be Afraid to Touch That Dial!” presentation by member Sandy P. Q&A session to follow.
“Victoria Sewing Tote” class by guild member Jennifer K.
“Changing Seasons Mini Landscapes” sign ups close for May 7 workshop (unless the minimum has not been met). Presented by Dr. Susan Kruszynski of Quilting Fabrics in Time. ‘Winter’ and ‘Summer’ landscapes in kit. ‘Autumn’ and ‘Spring’ kits also available for preorder purchase.

SUMMER ……………………………….WINTER………………..IN KIT

 

AUTUMN…………………………………………..SPRING………….OPTIONAL SEPARATE PURCHASES

 

April 16, 2024
BUS TRIP – – – NOT A MEETING DAY!
Guild bus trip to the following quilt shops …. One hour 15 minutes per store!  Maximum 56 passengers at $80 each (includes travel, lunch, small snack, and water). Registration will open MARCH 12 to family and friends of members if the 56 seats are not filled by members. Tentative travel times from 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. central time. Departure/arrival location to be determined.
Quilted Bee in Monticello, IN
Rossville Quilts in Rossville, IN
Always in Stitches in Noblesville, IN – boxed lunch provided here from Banter’s Meats. At registration choose from turkey, ham, roasted chicken sandwiches with cold salad, chips, and a water. Gluten free option also available.
Back Door Quilt Shop in Greenwood, IN

 

April 23, 2024
10:00 – General Meeting
Members’ Garage Sale – prior registration required
“Open Sewing Day” after the meeting until 3:00 p.m. Bring our projects and sewing things, snacks, lunch, beverages.

 

May 7, 2024
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
“Block of the Month” from April is due. May chapter and BOM is presented.
“Art Quilts 101, 201, & 301” lecture, trunk show, and sales by Dr. Susan Kruszynski of Quilting Fabrics in Time
NOTE: a $10 fee will be collected from guests at the door for the lecture.
“Changing Seasons Mini Landscapes” workshop by Dr. Susan Kruszynski. Prior enrollment required. See photos above.
Sew Happy Sales & Service (Niles, MI) sign ups close at end of meeting for sewing machine cleaning and scissor/pinking shear sharpening on May 21.
Jenka Spa (Crown Point) sign ups close at the end of meeting for chair massages on May 21. Limit 10 massages

 

May 21, 2024
10:00 – General Meeting
“Summer Challenge” entries due. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons awarded after voting by members.
Sew Happy Sales & Service (Niles, MI)  sewing machine cleaning and scissor/pinking shear sharpening. Prior registration required.
Jenka Spa (Crown Point) chair massages on May 21. Prior registration required.
“Machine Applique on an Embroidery Machine” class by member Connie D. Prior registration required.

 

June 4, 2024
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
“Block of the Month” from May is due. New Block of the Month presented.
“Fall Challenge” kicks off. Due November 26, 2024 when voting and ribbon awarding will take place.
“Don’t Fear Curves” workshop sign ups ends at the end of the meeting.  Class is September 17, 2024.
“Spring Luncheon” – bring a dish to share. Guild will provide chicken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUILD YEAR 2022-2023 AGENDA BELOW

October 18, 2022
10:00 – General Meeting
Top Shelf Quilt Shop from Mokena, IL will have a presentation and a pop up shop.
Our Annual Batting Drive for Comfort Quilts takes place. Please consider donating twin or full size packaged batting(s) or consider making a monetary donation to go towards purchasing large rolls of batting. Every donation will be entered into a drawing for two thank you prizes.
Register for the November 15 Cathedral Window Pillow Class (see below).
November 1, 2022
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Our Annual Batting Drive for Comfort Quilts concludes. Please consider donating twin or full size packaged batting(s) or consider making a monetary donation to go towards purchasing large rolls of batting. Every donation will be entered into a drawing for two thank you prizes.
Register for the November 15 Cathedral Window pillow class (see below).  Receive the kit today so you can precut the pieces.
November 15, 2022
10:00 – General Meeting
K&S Sewing Shop will do a presentation and then hold a Cathedral Window Pillow Class.  Cost is $25 and includes the kit to make it (no pillow form included).  Precut your fabrics before class.  Sign ups and payment will be taken October 18 and November 1.

November 29, 2022

10:00 – General Meeting
Member led pincushion class has been postponed. No date has been set yet.

December 13, 2022

9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Annual Christmas Luncheon.  Members are asked to bring their favorite side dish or dessert.

January 3, 2023

9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Winter Challenge is due for judging with three prizes!

January 17, 2023

10:00 – General Meeting
The Spring challeng will be presented

January 31, 2023
10:00 – General Meeting
Bee Quilting Quilt Shop will present a trunk show.

February 14, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Sew In to make 6″ coasters for our October Quilt Show.

February 28, 2023
10:00 – General Meeting
Member led fussy cutting and paper piecing class.

March 14, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting

March 28, 2023
10:00 – General Meeting
Member led wool class. There will be a small kit fee involved.

April 11, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Comfort Quilt Sew-in and Pizza Party.  Bring your machine and supplies and help sew for our Comfort Quilt Projects.
March Block of the Month is Due

April 25,2023
10:00 – General Meeting
Mexican Stars program and workshop.  There will be a fee for the class and the pattern. Use your own fabric.
As of 3/17/23 there are two openings for the Tuesday, 4/25/23 afternoon class and 4 openings for the 4/26/23 morning class.  Use the CONTACT US form today to reserve your spot!

May 9, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
April Block of the Month is due.

May 23, 2023
10:00 – General Meeting
Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop will make a presentation and host a pop-up shop.

June 6, 2023
9:00 – Board Meeting
10:00 – Business Meeting
Spring luncheon. Members are asked to bring their favorite side dish or dessert.  Spring challenge is due for judging for three prizes.

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