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					JOTS FROM JUDY What a great party! Everything from the hot apple cider to the last cookie crumb was delicious. Conversation and games with old and new friends was enjoyable. Also, I am pleased to know that I belong to a group of kind and generous women. We donated 75 pillowcases and 52 blankies to Childrens’ Hospital. I do not spend much time on the computer, but I do read a lot. In the last few months, I have read: 1. Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs 2. A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick 3. I enjoyed an afternoon visit with Sylvia Compson in The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini [the Apple Pear Crisp is really good] 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows. These were all good stories and I do have the books. If anyone would like to read them, please let me know. I wish all of the Crazy Quilters and their families a Joyful New Year. Co-president Judy Wilke From the Editor: All feedback about the newsletter, whether positive or constructive, is always welcome! Remember, if you do not receive a newsletter by the first of the month, feel free to email me at the address below or call me at 414-769-6897 and I will be sure to get one to you! If your contact information changes at any time make sure to let the membership committee and myself know so we can update our records. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to another year of camaraderie with this phenomenal group of quilters!

Newsletter Deadline: January 20th, 2009 - Send to LuAnne Pankowski

Upcoming Programs/Guild Meeting Dates for 2009
REMINDER: In case of inclement weather, check your email for meeting cancellation notices! January 14 July 8
"Thread Untangled" by Chris Kirsch. Check out her website: to find out all about her.

February 11 March 11 April 8 May 13 June 10

August 12 September 9 October 14 November 11 December 9 December 2008 Volume 44, Issue 1

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Future Planning
Mukwonago Crazy Quilters Annual Quilt Show April 4 – 5, 2009 It was announced at our August meeting that the dates for our show have changed for 2009 due to a change in the teacher’s contract. We will NOT be able to hold our show the weekend after Easter as in the past. Our show will be held the weekend BEFORE Easter, April 4 – 5, 2009 with setup on Friday, April 3. GREAT NEWS! We can get into the school at 3:30 PM instead of 5:00 PM, but we still need everyone's help on Friday. Please plan accordingly! Wisconsin State Fair 2009 Date Information Entry information available online: Mid May, 2009. Entry deadline: June 20, 2009. Date for exhibit drop off: Monday, July 20, 2009, 10:30 am - 6:30 pm. Date for quilt judging: Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 2009 Theme: Artist's Perspective (Wall hanging--any quilt depicting an artist's painting or style, such as Renoir, Monet, O'Keefe, etc.) =========================================================================

Friday Night Sew
Join us for a night of fun and get to know your fellow quilters! Held at the Continental Savings Bank 1231 S Rochester St. (hwy 83 south of I 43 ) Turn right onto Wolf Run to get into parking lot. Jan 9 Please contact Joline Palatino if you have any questions.

Websites of Interest
I am always looking for new ideas, interesting patterns, and unique fabrics and find that online resources are plentiful when it comes to quilting. If you have one (or more) you’d like to share with the group, please send it to me at and I’ll include it in future newsletters!

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Committee Reports
Block of the Month

Christmas Loopies and Pillowcases
When you look at these pictures, it is obvious that there are no Grinches among our Crazy Quilters! We collected 52 Loopies and 75 Pillowcases to donate to Children’s Hospital. I’m sure we brought lots of smiles to the faces of many sick children.

Thank You!
Here is the note we received from the First Congregational Church: “Thank you so much for your gift of poinsettias! They will look beautiful in the Sanctuary— Your friends at First Congregational Church”

2009 Guild Challenge
Our 2009 Guild Challenge is “We’re Seeing Stars”. The rules are as follows:            Entry fee: $1.00 Your quilt must include a star shape, a star pattern or a star fabric. The maximum perimeter is 100 inches. You must give your entry a “starry” name. Write the QUILT NAME on the star name tag (if you didn’t get one of these tags, see Linda Schubert at a guild meeting.) Put YOUR NAME on the back of your quilt—not on the star name tag. Bring your entry to the March Guild Meeting. All members will vote for the winning quilts. You do not have to have an entry to be eligible for voting. Winning quilts will be awarded ribbons and prizes. All Star Quilts will be on display at our show in April. Have fun!

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Charity Quilts

We will accept fabric donations from our members’ stash. The fabric must meet the following criteria:  MUST be 100% cotton  MUST be of usable size – no scraps Kits are made up and can be picked up at any of our meetings, or you can call Betty, Bonnie or Barb to arrange for pick up. The kits are 'complete'. They contain precut strips, borders where required, binding, backing and batting. There are a limited number of kits available with previously completed tops that just need borders, or layering and quilting (bindings & batting are included in those kits).
Betty Butenhoff Bonnie Brien Barb Shudy

Raffle Quilt Committee
The Raffle Quilt Committee will need the Pineapple Squares returned at our January Meeting. Please bring them finished, or the unfinished pieces as we need to get started sewing the top together.

All our library books are available to members each meeting. Please sign the book out, return it the next month, and sign it back in. Contact Cheryl Whiteford if you have any questions.

Sunshine Committee
In December, a sympathy card was sent to Machelle Oestreich for the loss of her mother. For 2008, 5 sympathy cards and 4 get well cards were sent out. Thanks to all the members that have informed me of the need for a Sunshine card. Remember our guild members who are ill or experience a death in the family. If you know of any members who may need a little sunshine, please contact Cindy Osinski.

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Below is the 2009 assignments for bringing the snacks/treats to our monthly meetings. You are also asked to help clean up and put away supplies at the end of the meeting. If for some reason you are unable to bring in a snack or treat the month you are listed, you can bring it along to the next meeting. Any member is always welcome to bring a special treat to any meeting. When bringing treats, PLEASE CUT THEM INTO SERVING SIZE PIECES before you come to the meeting.
JAN Linda Allen Donna Andrews Andrea Bagley Pam Benson Helen Best Sandra Blott Linda Bohling MAY Barb Hughes Barb Jamieson Lucy Kluessendorf Sue Kroll Kristin Kulinski Nancy Linz Rita Maciona SEPT Clarice Prokuda Marj Roach Rosalie Rutkowski Joyce Schilz Linda Schubert Margot Schumacher Barb Shudy FEB Bonnie Brein Mary Buckley Sue Burczyk Betty Butenhoff Colette Cesarz Linda Christensen Cheryl Christenson JUNE Dottie Masson Julia McKagan Diane Mehring Dorinda Middleton Karen Moore Machelle Oestreich Maeng O'Keefe OCT Linda Southgate Amy Stolowski Vera Switalski Kathy Tiefenthaler Marsha Toshner Dee Van Thorre Karen Waraksa MAR Kay Cone Rita Davis Mary sawson Barb Doubek Sharon Driscoll Pam Edwards Kathy Fabisiak JULY APRIL Marilyn Figie Linda Forster Rita Freiesleben Brooke Furmanek Anne Goode Mary Hess Sharon Hillman AUG Cindy Osinski Joline Palatino LuAnne Pankowski Karen Pawelec Carol Pilgrim Judy Polak Ruth Prey DEC Christmas Party

Pot luck

NOV Marsha Wells Cheryl Whiteford Diane Wilke Judy Wilke Judy Yesko Rachel Zmudzinski

REMINDER: Please call the hostesses to see if there is a need for ice, soda, paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, spoons, or knives. Please bring your recipe to share with others, or email it to Linda Forster to include in our cookbook! NAMETAGS: Wear your Nametag for a chance to win a door prize at our monthly meetings. If you wear your nametag, put your name in the bucket for the drawing at the end of the meeting. Members donating needed items are able to put their name in a second time.

Meeting Minutes
December 8, 2008
This was our Christmas Potluck meeting, no business was conducted and therefore there are no minutes to publish.

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CQ Mission:
"The Crazy Quilters' guild was formed in November 1985 by eight members and the first quilt show was held in April 1988". The main purposes of our guild are " enrich this love of quilting by providing for a means of sharing our quilting experiences with one another" & "to promote to the community quilting as an art form and as an important part of American history."

Officers Presidents: Lucy Klussendorf Judy Wilke Vice President: Linda Schubert Secretary: Judy Yesko

Committee Members Block Exchange Linda Schubert Charity Quilts: Endowment: Library Newsletter: Quilt Show: Sunshine: Bonnie Brien Betty Butenhoff Barb Shudy Linda Forster Rita Freisleben Cindy Osinski Cheryl Whiteford LuAnne Pankowski Amy Stolowski Cindy Osinski

Treasurer: Clarice Prokuda Historian/Public Joline Palatino Relations: Membership: Colette Cesarz Diane Wilke Hostess: Donna Andrews Sue Burczyk Rachel Zmudzinski