Northeast Iowa Quilters' Guild

 2017 Program Information

Afternoon meetings start at 2:00 p.m...      Evening meetings start at 7:00 p.m.. With a light lunch served at 6:30 pm.

  Information from Ila and Jane about the upcoming program below

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

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.


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 



 Challenge for 2016-17.  As announced at the  September Meeting, Click here to find out more

 Date  Location  Program  Topic

 Sept. 6, 2016 7 pm

Evening meeting only

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

 Welcome to NEIQG Join us for a Year

 filled with Interesting and amazing people and

 ideas from our guild and our area Members Registration

 Program details for 2016-17

Quilt Show Announcements

Sign up for lunch committees and Quilt Retreat

Bus Trip info and challenge for the new year

Sept 9, 2016  Madison Wi  Bus Trip to Quilt Expo

 Great Show, Great shopping!

See flier above

 Sept 22-25, 2016

 Camp Winnebago

Caledonia MN.

 Quilt Retreat work on your own projects or take some classes!

 Fun, friends, fantastic time!

Details above PDF file

 Oct 4 2016

2 and 7 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

 Jean Murray, Jean Murray Fiber Art

"Thirty years of Evolution"

 Travel with Jean over her thirty years of change. Lots of show and tell
 Oct 15 - 16  Decorah Middle School, Decorah, Iowa  Northeast Iowa Quilt Show  Share your passion for quilting!

 Nov 1, 2016

1:00 pm meeting

 (note time change with workshop at 3:00 pm and 7 pm

Workshop 3 to 7 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

Workshop Kits $28.00 (click here to see pictures of the kits)

no sewing machine needed!

 Doris Deutmeyer, Fabrications by Doris

"Creative Fused Applique Landscapes and Quilt Blocks Is it fine Art?'

 Enjoy a slide show filled with inspiration, new information and new techniques. Get inspired with wonderful samples from Doris' collection of fabric landscapes, many offered as a patterns.

In this workshop you will learn raw edge applique method. how to choose your fusible and fabric and tools for success

 Dec 6, 2016

2 pm  and 7 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

 Peg Krumme NEIQG member

Card creations, Mini workshop

 Learn to use fabric scraps and embellishments to create one-of-a-kind cards!

 Jan 13 2017

10 to 3 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

Saturday sewing Day

Cure your cabin fever and relax with your friends! 

 You can bring your own sewing project or continue with card making from December

 Feb 11, 2017

10 to 3 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

 Quilts of Valor sew Day

Sue Lynch, Chairperson

 Hep with a QOV or work on your own project.

 March 7, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

 35th Anniversary of Celebration of NEIQG!

Slide show by Nancy Sojka

 Se how NEIQG has evolved over the years with a slide show of members and quilts through the years!

 April 4, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts

"Fabric, Scraps and Radium Threads"

 Tips for scrap quilting and fabric collection plus Deanne's newest designs

 May 2, 2017

7 pm meeting only

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa

Spring Fling

Potluck Supper

Election of officers.  Showing of NEIQG challenge projects.

Bring your challeng projects from workshops an d programs this past yea r. Make sure you have your name in for the drawing s for the quilt challenge and new member challenge! We will also have a pattern exchange. If you have an extra new (or gently used) pattern that you would like to exchange, bring it. Extra patterns will be available for any member who doesn’t bring one so everyone can go home with a new pattern!   There will be a potluck supper served by members with last names A-K.

 June 6, 2017

1:00 pm meeting

 (note time change with workshop at 3:00 pm and 7 pm

Workshop 3 to 7 pm to be announced

 Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa


Mike Ellingsen, Blue Earth, Minnesota

“Quilts from the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant”


Mike showed us Full Moon Rising at the retreat.

We can’t wait to see what he will show us next!

Mike Ellingsen from Blue Earth , MN, will give a trunk show and lecture “Quilts from the Land of the Jolly Green Giant.” Be prepared to be awed by Mike's creativity and accomplishments! This trunk show will feature challenge quilts, block exchanges and quilts that illustrate his love of color and willingness to embrace new techniques. If you are looking for inspiration, this is it! Following the afternoon meeting, Mike will teach a workshop for members.

 Some of you took a workshop from Mike at the retreat last fall and know that he is a great teacher!

Work shop paper piecing project

 Note this Date is a week later

July 11, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm

Vesterheim Norwegian

American Museum Decorah

Laurann Gilbertson, Chief Curator at Vesterheim

Norwegian-American Museum

 Laurann will present a slide show, show quilts not seen at previous museum exhibits, and also give a behind the scenes tour of the textile storage area at the museum.

 Aug. 1, 2017

2 pm and 7 pm


Luana Savings Bank

Luana Iowa


 Janice Spande

Mabel MN

Janice Spande from Mabel, MN, will present a mini-workshop on making decorative flowers from silk ties. The flowers can be used to embellish quilts, bags and purses, or used as pins or on hair barrettes. Members will have time to finish a flower and a pattern will be provided. Sewing machines are not needed for this workshop. Janice will also demonstrate how to use a tie to make a rotary cutter/scissors holder. You will need to bring a silk tie; the complete supply list will be sent out later this summer.