Monday, December 13, 2021

Shoebox Swap at the 2021 Holiday Party

We celebrated the upcoming holidays tonight with a get together and our "shoebox swap."  Members made a gift item that fit inside a shoebox.  The gift item was supposed to represent the individual in some way.  It was great fun!  The photos below show some of the items that were swapped.  I didn't catch them all, and sorry if I missed yours!  As usual, our members outdid themselves with their fabric selections, quality of work, and creativity.  I'm always so impressed with our members and their generosity to others.  What great friends we have!

Enjoy the shoebox swap parade below!

Happy holidays to all!  Happy new year!  Let's hope 2022 is a happy and healthy year for everyone!  Please check the schedule above for updates to our programming and retreat dates!  Also, please make sure to renew your dues for 2022 so you can participate in all the fun!

See you in 2022!


Saturday, October 23, 2021

2021 Holiday Party

We are so glad we are able to gather in person again for our annual holiday party!

This years' event will be at University Roadhouse on  Monday, December 13, beginning at 6:00 pm.

University Roadhouse
1332 W Michigan Ave

We'll gather in the private dining room on the lower level. Dinner and drinks can be ordered individually from the full menu

Activity: Shoebox Swap!

We invite you to participate in our optional gift swap activity during the holiday party.  This is always a fun way to get to know each other and share our love of quilting with each other. 

  • Make whatever you want, but it must fit in a shoebox.
  • Place in shoebox and wrap it for gift exchange.
  • The swap will be a way to reacquaint ourselves with each other. Make something that you feel represents you, uses your unique talents, and allows the recipient to get to know you a bit.
  • Try to use something you learned from Christina Cameli this year.
  • Write a note to the recipient explaining why you made what you did and the techniques you used to make it. Help us know you better through what you write. This will be read aloud when your gift is opened.
  • No need to sign up. If you show up with a swap item, you’ll go home with one

We hope to see you on December 13!


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Register now for Fall Retreat!

We know you are all excited to retreat together again.  Well, good news!

Registration is open for the Fall Retreat 

Dates: Nov 12-14, 2021.  Extra nights available starting on the 9th.

Location: Camp Lutherwald, (2065 W State Road 120 Howe, Indiana), a few minutes from Shipshewana. (Map)

Cost: $150/member ($210/nonmember) includes:

  • Room for Friday and Saturday nights, multiple occupancy
  • 5 meals (Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast)
  • Use of the center from 9am Friday through 5pm Sunday
  • 2022 guild membership for non-members
  • Optional additional fees: 
    • Extra days/nights $37 per night starting on Tuesday Nov 9 (9am arrival, meals not included)
    • Linen rental $7 unless you bring your own
    • Massage $60 for 60 minutes and $30 for 30 minutes.
We can sleep a total of 48 people.  There will be 2 to 4 people per room, depending on how many people register.  Each room has 4 twin beds. We will try to be as equitable as possible in terms of room occupancies. People can request roommates on the registration form.

We need a minimum of 14 people to meet the food minimum (if we don’t meet this minimum, no meals will be served, and the cost will be reduced accordingly)

Day campers 
Day  campers are welcome for $15 per day, please register and select one of the Day Camper options. Meals are extra, $7 for breakfast, $8 for lunch, and $9 for dinner, payable on site. 

Register by October 15, 2021. Reservations will be on a first come, first reserved basis. Deposits are refundable until 2 weeks before the retreat.