Northeast Iowa Quilters' Guild

 2017-18 Program Information

Afternoon meetings start at 2:00 p.m...      Evening meetings start at 7:00 p.m.. With a light snack served about 15 to 20 min before the start of the meeting.

  Information from Ila and Jane about the upcoming program below

Fri. Sept 8, 2017, bus trip to Madison Quilt Expo.

Fri. Sept. 29 , 10:00 am to Sun. Oct. 1, 3:00 pm Quilt retreat at Lou Ann's Quilt Garden Retreat, 21E Charles St, Oelwein, IA. Flat fee of $100.00, not including meals or workshop fees. Sat. night trunk show open to entire guild. There are 5 beds on main level, 22 more above, quilts and bedding included, large sewing room with roller chairs, design walls,ironing boards,and cutting height tables. A full kitchen and dining room adjoins sewing area, along with her shop.

Retreat Form Download

Guild meetings are at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm from Oct. through April.  September and May meetings are at 7:00 pm.   June, July, and August meetings are at 2:00 pm. and 7:00 pm. 

 Meetings are held at the Luana Savings Bank Community Room unless noted differently below

2017-18 Charm Pack Challenge

“Tuscany Sun” from Island Batik


  1. Each of the 21 fabrics must be easily identified on the front or outside of your project.

  2. Up to 5 fabrics can be added .

  3. More than 1 charm pack can be used. More packs may be available at the Oct. meeting.

  4. Project must be 3 layers and quilted.

  5. The finished challenges will be voted on by the members at the May meeting.


  1. Out of the box design

  2. Most interesting/unusual color combination.

  3. Best traditional design.

  4. Viewer’s Choice.

Prizes - Quilt shop gift certificates



Printable copy of the Program  Page 1   Page 2


 Date  Location  Program  Topic
 Sept. 5, 2017  7:00 pm Evening meeting only Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Welcome to Northeast Iowa Quilters’ Guild!

Membership Registration

 2017-18  Program details and Challenge

 Bus trip & Quilt Retreat Information, Lunch signup

 Sept 8, 2017  Madison, Wi  Bus trip to Quilt Expo  Great show, great shopping!
 Sept. 29, thru Oct 1, 2017  Lou Ann's Quilt Garden Shop, Oelwein, IA  Quilt Retreat! Work on your own projects or take classes! Members welcome at Sat. evening trunk show 7:00 pm.

 Fun, friends, fantastic time!

 *See Retreat info below                         

 Oct 3, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Beth Landas - trunk show

“It’s All in the Details”

Beth will share some of her quilts & tell about the details she added, so that you will want to take a second look at them.

Nov 7, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Melanie J. McNeil                                              

“Medallion Design Basics”

 Melanie uses a trunk show & PowerPoint lecture to illustrate design and construction strategies to assure success with medallion quilts.

Dec 5, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm 

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

 Ila Benzing

“Christmas Stars”  - Ornament workshop                                                         

 Kits available to make 2 different star ornaments with minimal hand sewing.

Jan 6, 2018

10 am to 3 pm

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

 Nancy Sojka

“Developing a Picture Quilt” - all day workshop

 Bring several photos to design into a quilt using Nancy’s technique with photocopies. $10 workshop fee

Feb 6, 2018

2 pm and 7 pm

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Quilts of Valor Sew Day 

Sue Lynch, chairperson

 “Heated Iron Challenge”      

Work with your team to finish a QOV top in a day

March 6, 2018

2 pm and 7 pm 

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

 Mini Demos 

 Garage sale

Tips and techniques demonstrated

Members may sell quilt related items

April 3, 2018

2 pm and 7 pm

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

 Suzanne Unbaun & Selma Bennett -

trunk show

 The shop girls trunk show includes a wide variety of traditional and antique quilts with patterns for sale.

 May 1, 2018

 7 pm Evening Meeting Only

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Spring Fling Potluck supper -

Members N-Z

 Election of officers

Display and voting on NEIQG challenge projects.

June 5 2018

 * 1 pm and 7 pm

* 3:00 pm Workshop

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

 Deb Steere - trunk show “Embroidered Memories & Patchwork Passion” 

Workshop - pillowcases - partner with a novice sewer

Deb shares her collection of quilts.

Deb uses her 4-H training to guide us in helping a novice sewer make pillowcases to keep or donate to charity.

 July 10, 2018

2 pm and 7 pm

July 11, 2018 -

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Charleen Richtsmeier & Valorie Bonk

“Let's Talk About YOUR Quilt”

 AQS quilt appraisers share quilt info at meeting    Quilts individually appraised by appointment for $45

July 10 & 11.  

 Aug. 7, 2018

*1 pm and 7 pm

* 3:00 pm Workshop

Luana Savings Bank      Luana, Iowa

Rebecca Kobos - trunk show & workshop

 “Fabric Collage - The View from my Window”

Small raw edge appliqué landscapes          

Workshop - Kits available for creating fabric postcards with raw edge appliqué

 Retreat Information



Friday, Sept 29Mys tery table runner (kits)LouAnn’s Quilt Shop Staff

Saturday, Sept. 30 “No Measure Borders and Piped Binding” Table Runner Workshop Carol Moellers

Saturday, Sept. 30 - 6:30 pm

Members welcome at Trunk Show “Have Fun - Make Quilts - Share” followed by refreshments



Friday lunch -potluck salad bar

Saturday lunch and Saturday &

Sunday breakfasts provided

All other meals are on your own at

nearby restaurants