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Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at Holy Family High School, 8101 Kochia LN, Victoria, MN.  Socializing and signups will start at 6:40 pm and the business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.  Please read the information with each monthly meeting for any alternate meeting location and start time announcements.


December12th meeting.  The annual Holiday Party will be held Tuesday, December 12 at Turtle's Event Center, 112 South Lewis Street in Shakopee.  Join us for a celebration of 2017's accomplishments as well as taking advantage of the opportunity to socialize and catch up with fellow CAQC quilters.  Secret pal identities will be revealed.

Please contact Kim S by Dec. 1st if you have not already signed up.  The party will start at 6pm and the cost of the meal will be $30.  If you have time beforehand, please stop in at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop which will be open until 8pm.  Eagle Creek shoppers can register for a drawing.  The winner will be announced at the party.

Don't forget to bring your finished President's block


January 10th meeting.   January is our annual planning meeting.  Our 2017 program chairs announced the themes and speakers for our 2017 meetings. In addition our committees outlined the additional club activities for 2017.  Our 2016 new members were asked to bring a sample of their work to present.  It was an opportunity to know more about them and their style of quilting.

February 14th meeting. The featured speaker was Kristin Lawson.  Kristin is the designer of the Minnesota Quilters' 2017 raffle quilt.  In addition to her website, alittlecrispy.com, you can follow Kristin on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and her blog.

March 14th meeting.  The featured speakers were Bonny and Connie from the Quilt Haven on Main quilt shop in Hutchinson, MN, chosen as one of the top 10 shops by American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

April 11th meeting. Our April speaker was Mary Fisher from Sort 'N Release
Mary presented her TACKLE Method of Organizing as well as “Before” and “After” pictures of Quilt Studio Makeovers.

May 9th meeting.  This was our annual Comfort Quilt sew-in.
Click here to download patterns used in 2017.

June 13th meeting.  The featured speaker was Sharyn Resvick, a Chaska Quilt Club member.  Sharyn, an avid quilter, began quilting in 1989.  In an effort to be able to reproduce many of the historical quilts that appealed to her, Sharyn  has made over 75 mini quilts that she shared with the club. Each one has a story to tell of the history of quilting along with Sharyn's own quilting journey.

July 11th meeting.  Our annual picnic was held at 6:00pm in the KLINGELHUTZ MEMORIAL PAVILION at Lake Ann Park in Chanhassen.   We again held a UFO auction and had a freewill donation table to share sewing items looking for a new home.

August 8th meeting.  The featured speaker was Bonnie Hunter.  Her website is www.quiltville.com.

September 12th meeting.  The featured speaker was Sherri Falls, the owner and designer of This & That pattern company.

October 10th meeting.  The featured speaker was Mickey Ellis of Surface Design.   The lecture will showed some of the techniques Mickey learned and showed how she used them to create textile art.

November 14th meeting. The featured speaker was Suzy Webster.  Suzy's  lecture, "My Quilting Journey," was a trunk show full of fun, colorful quilts spanning the last 10 years.  Her website is www.websterquilt.blogspot.com


In 2016 our club featured the following speakers:
-February 9th meeting.  The featured speaker was Kari Schell of On-Point Quilter.
-March 8th meeting.  The featured speaker was Kathy McGee of Hemma Designs.
-May 10th meeting.  The featured speaker was Heather Muldar Peterson, of Anka’s Treasures.  
-June 14th meeting.  The featured speaker was Jodie Madison, a certified Judy Neimeyer instructor.
-August 16th meeting.  Ellen Carter, a member of the Chaska Area Quilt Club, shared her red and white quilt collection.
-September 13th meeting.  The featured speaker was Marilyn Foreman of Quilt Moments.
-September 23rd - September 25th  These were the dates for the "Fall Splendor of Quilts" quilt show.  The show featured guest speaker Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
-October 11th meeting.  The featured speakers were Rosemary Wissink and Cheryl Von Ruden of Stitchin' Sisters.
-November 15th meeting.  The featured speaker was Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs.


In 2015 our club featured the following speakers:
-February 10th meeting.  Meeting was cancelled due to the inclement weather.
-March 10th meeting.  The guest speaker was JoAnne Hillestad, the Fat Quarter Gypsy.
-April 14th meeting.  This was the annual Comfort Quilt sew-in.
-May 12th meeting.  The guest speaker was Darlene Smith from One Wing Wool.
-June 9th meeting.  The guest speaker was Carole Wilder who shared her knowledge of Singer Featherweights.
-August 11th meeting.  The guest speaker was Lori Gillick, a co-owner of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee, MN.
-September 8th meeting.  The guest speakers were members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild near Pine City, MN.  They displayed their Rt 61 Quilts.
-October 13th meeting.  The guest speaker was Amanda Jean Nyberg, co-author of  Sunday Morning Quilts, pattern designer and blogger.
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November 7th workshop.  A workshop by JoAnn Belling, featuring her "Waltzing Nine Patch" pattern.
-November 10th meeting.  NQA certified judge Kate Eelkema was the guest speaker at the November 10th meeting and discussed the factors that go into quilt judging.


In 2014 our club featured the following speakers:
-February 11th meeting.  The guest speaker was Sue Heinz of kismetquilting.com.
-March 1st workshop.  Sue Heinz taught a workshop, Fill Harmonics.
-March 11th meeting.  The guest speaker was Caron Lage.
-May 13th meeting.  The guest speaker was Patricia Cox.
-June 10th meeting.  The guest speaker was Susan Cleveland.
-August 5th meeting.  The guest speaker was Audree Sells, 2014 MN Quilter of the Year.
-September 9th meeting.  The guest speaker was CAQC member Hilary Frye.
-September 26th-28th.  2014 Quilt show with guest speaker Gail Garber.
-November 11th meeting.  The guest speaker was Gudrun Erla.


In 2013 our club featured the following speakers:
-February 12th meeting.  The featured speaker was Karen McTavish.
-March 12th meeting.  The featured speaker was Kate Grussing.
-April 9th meeting.  The featured speaker was Julie Truax Tebay, the owner of Quilting Plus, a hand quilting service which employs Amish women.
-May 14th meeting.  This was the annual Comfort Quilt sew-in.  Diagrams for making and laying out the blocks can be downloaded here and here.
-June 11th meeting.  The featured speaker was Darlene Zimmerman.
-August 13th meeting.  The featured speaker was Nate Carter.
-September 10th meeting.  The featured speaker was Pat Speth.
-September 14th workshop.  Pat Speth gave a workshop Saturday September 14th, using 5 inch “nickel” squares.
-October 8th meeting.  Our October speaker was Jean Wakely.


In 2012 our club featured the following speakers.
-February 14th meeting.  The guest speaker was Gail Bakkom, one of the authors of "Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past".
-April 10th meeting.  The guest speaker was Jennifer Keltner, the Executive Editor of "American Patchwork & Quilting® Magazine".
-May 8th meeting.  This was the annual Comfort Quilt sew-in.  Directions for making the blocks can be downloaded here.
-June 12th meeting.  The guest speaker was Heather Edgington who presented a "Vintage Hat Show".
-August 1th meeting.  The guest speaker was Faye Hoch of Twin Cities Quilting in Roseville.
-September 11th meeting.  The guest speaker was Debbie Bowles of Maple Island Quilts.
-September 28-29th were the dates for the "Fall Splendor of Quilts" quilt show.  Sue Spargo workshops were the 28th-30th.
-October 9th meeting.  The featured speakers were Mary Scott and Farida Abdul
Rahman, owners of Bold Over Batiks.
-November 13th meeting.  The guest speaker was Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs.


In 2011 our club featured the following speakers.
-February 8th meeting.  The featured speaker was Mary Pat "Mattie" Rhoades from Quiltsmart.
-March 8th meeting  The featured speaker was Patricia Cox.
-April 12th meeting.  The featured speaker was Angela Lawrence.  An afternoon workshop, "Simply Paisley", was offered by Angela Lawrence prior to the evening meeting.
-June 14th meeting.  The featured speaker was club member Chris Barnard.  Her patterns can be found on her website, www.scribblerdesigns.com.
-August 9th meeting.  The featured speaker was Susan Nelson, a CAQC club member.  Susan designs are marketed under Prairie Sky Quilting patterns.
-September 13th meeting.  The featured speaker was Diane Caruso, designer of CatNap Quilts.


In 2010 our club feature the following speakers.
-Febuary 9th meeting.  The featured speakers were Nancy Raschka-Reeves and Susan Dyer owners of Glad Creations quilt shop, Glad Creations Quilt Block.
-March 9th meeting.  The featured speakers were Jeanette Asplin and Sue Johnson the owners of Quilt Yourself LLC a longarm quilting shop in Savage, MN.
-May 1st & 2nd  Two workshops were conducted by Wendy Butler Berns,  "Creating Captivating, Colorful Quilts" and "Captivating Cone Flower".
June 8th meeting.  The speaker was Marilyn Ginsburg, a master gardener and a freelance pattern designer for Thimbleberries®.
-August 3rd meeting.  The featured speaker was Sandi Irish of Irish Chain patterns.
-September 14th meeting.   The featured speaker was Linda Hohag of Brandywine Design.
-October 1-3 "Fall Splendor of Quilts" and workshops.  The featured speaker was Kaye England.
-October 12th meeting.  The featured speaker was Doris Hareland of Monticello, who  often teaches at Quilted Treasures Quilt Shop in Rogers, MN.


In 2009 our club feature the following speakers.
-February 10th meeting.  The featured speaker was John Giardano.
-April 14th meeting.  The featured speaker was Nancy Kazlauckas, www.threadcalligraphy.com.
-June 9th meeting.  The featured speaker for this month was Jo Goranson.
-September 8th meeting.  The featured speaker was Jane Spolar, www.quiltpoetry.com.
-November 10th meeting.  The featured speaker was Lori Allison, www.allisonquiltdesigns.com.



 
 
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