FROM THE 2014 QUILT SHOW CHAIR

It’s September! And coming up next month is the Prairie Star Quilt Show on OCTOBER 17-18 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, in Wheaton, IL. You can review all the details by using the tab above marked “2014 Quilt Show”. In that tab, we have information on our vendors, for attendees coming to the show, and for our members.

But I can provide a few highlights here! We will have 21 vendors, offering a wide selection of quilt related items- books, fabrics, tools and more! Plus thanks to the generosity of our vendors, we will have an hourly drawing for door prizes with items donated by our vendors. Everyone who comes to the show is eligible for a door prize. And we will be showing approximately 300 quilts, all from our guild members. Some of these quilts will be part of our “judged” category, with ribbons awarded. And we will also have a display of small quilts entered into our guild quilt “Challenge” with the theme of “My Hometown”.
In addition to our vendors, the guild will have a “Boutique” booth where small items, made and donated by guild members, will be for sale. We also will have the “Scraps” booth: members have donated quilt-store quality fabric scraps and yardage throughout the past 2 years. The scraps have been sorted and placed in paper bags, with the assortment noted on the bag. These bags will be $1 each, and No Peeking! It’s a surprise! All yardage will be reasonably priced as well. Finally we will have a booth selling gently used magazines (all less than 10 years old), books, and patterns.
Rounding out the fun at our show will be the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for the raffle baskets and for our raffle quilt. We have a couple of extra special items with the raffle baskets this year!!
And once again, the Quilter’s Cafe will be selling “Elaine’s Pulled Pork”, along with other munchies to keep our energy levels up. How many of us buy an extra pulled pork sandwich to take home for dinner??
We look forward to seeing YOU at our quilt show on Friday October 17 between 9a and 6p, and on Saturday October 18 between 9a and 4p at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL! Be ready for FUN!

From the President’s Desk…

Thank you for stopping by and visiting Prairie Star Quilters Guild’s website! It is the start of a new month, and I would like to share some Guild events with you. . . .

PSQG has more than fifty Bees with varieties limited only by our members’ imaginations – hand quilting, wool, art, long-arm and so on! We love our Bees and our Bee sisters! If you are looking for a Bee or more information on starting or joining a Bee, visit our Beekeeper, Cindy Krelle at cindykrelle@aol.com.

Prolific quilter Nancy Mahoney is visiting our Guild Chapter meetings on August 25th and 26th. Yes, we have 2 Guild meetings each month. Members of PSQG have the opportunity to attend one or both Chapter meetings. And, many do attend both meetings as the lectures often times are different and our Show & Tell always has different quilts and wonderful stories. If you find you are curious about PSQG, come and visit us at one of our Chapter meetings! You will find more information regarding our meetings on this website or contact Chris Berry at cberry1022@att.net about joining the Guild. Nancy will host a full day machine applique workshop on Monday, August 25, and will debut her new workshop, Twirly Swirly, on Tuesday, August 26. For more information on this and other workshops we offer, please visit the Programs and Workshops tab, again, on this website.

Thanks for visiting with me, and do stop by anytime for more PSQG news!!

Joyce Jaksa
President
Prairie Star Quilter’s Guild

 

2014 Quilt Show Information Now on Website

A new button has been added to the header: 2014 Quilt Show!

You will find information for Vendors, show attendees, and a special section for PSQG members. The pattern for the tissue holder is now available, as well as the quilt entry form for the show. And we ESPECIALLY need HELP now staffing the showings of our RAFFLE QUILT and SELLING TICKETS. Please contact Barb Gillespie to help!!

Also note we have a new photo!! A sneak preview of our 2014 Raffle Quilt led by Caron Carlson. Stayed tuned for more updates!!

Library!

Janet Miller and our library team have been hard at work making our library more accessible for you!  Go to the Library tab and check out the link to the Book List.  You can search our entire collection and find out more about books you might like to borrow.  (Also see our borrowing policy on the same page.)