NorthEast Iowa Quilter’s Guild
NEIQG has been in existence for going on 40 years with a current membership of around 70. The guild has a wide variety of interests and hope you will come join us for a meeting sometime in the near future we meet the first Tue of the month usually at the Luana Savings Bank Basement at 2 and 7 pm.
A program is provided with many different themes and to appeal to a variety of interest. Along with that we have a yearly challenge with this year’s challenge is called Shady Character. More info below.
Charity challenge for the guild this year 2022-2023 is to make pillowcases to be given out thru hospitals, local food banks, Christmas give away, etc. So, join us in our making of pillowcases with fun fabrics. Kits are available for members to pick up at guild meetings to be taken home and put together and either donated in the members local area or returned to the guild to be distributed. Happy News we made the goal of 400 pillowcases!! Watch for the next Challenge for 2023-2024.
New Challenge comes from a new source instead of the program committee it comes from the Guild President. Lynette is calling it the President Challenge. So come check out the new challenge.
As a new member what you need to know!
There are two download link one for a membership handbook and other is the guild by-laws. These two documents should help you know more about the guild an as a member what we hope you will participate in.
We encourage all new members to make a name tag and this year we are suggesting that your name tag look like this. You are welcome to create your own name tag by your own design.
Program for the year
The Program Brochure will be coming soon with the program plan for the upcoming year please check the Newsletter for the most up to date information.
Welcome to our 2023-24 Challenge!
Shady Character Challenge
to learn more, check out this PDF that explains it all.
Program Oct 3, 2023
Program Nov. 7. 2023
We will be hearing from Farmer’s Daughter Quilt Shop, from Oelwein, Ia. at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Come learn about this quilt show in our area.
Sarah — Farmer’s Daughter
It all started on a beautiful farm in Iowa when my twin sister (Susan) and I were about ten years old. We were bit by the entrepreneur bug. We started our sweet corn business with a few dozen ears of sweet corn, a red radio flyer wagon and two small paper signs that said “$1 per dozen!” “Sweet corn for sale!”
Our love for quilting came from our mother. One of my favorite sounds is hearing Gingher scissors cut out fabric on the kitchen table. Our mother was a fantastic seamstress long before she became an outstanding quilter. When we were in high school, Mom patiently taught us how to piece together our first quilt. I chose a scrappy log cabin, while my sister chose a two-color double Irish chain. Today we still enjoy spending the day together in the sewing room.