How are quilts judged in competitions? What takes a quilt out of ribbon contention? Learn about quilt judging standards and processes. Hear about the common mistakes quilters make and how to avoid them. Become a savvy exhibitor and increase your chances of success at any show!
Enjoy a lecture and trunk show on fabric design featuring Deb Strain’s fabrics designed for Moda. She will be vending her designs as well.
Holiday rush getting you down? Need to laugh, talk, and enjoy a meal with your quilting friends to celebrate winter? Join us for our annual social gathering for a great meal with good company. After all, winter is quilting season and that’s reason enough to celebrate!
A colorful and humorous history of the artist’s life presented with slides of her narrative quilts, followed by information about the design process and techniques used in creating them. Featured with the lecture is a display of small art quilts and a trunk show of hand dyed fabric and threads from the Artfabrik dyers.
A lecture of the visual and philosophical ideas that have influenced Jane Sassaman and her work. This is a very colorful lecture designed to excite and inspire the audience by exposing them to an unusual combination of fantastic images.
Have fun learning paper piecing basics and all the little tricks for success with Mary Hertel. This class is suitable for beginning quilters as well as more advanced students. We will be making two whimsical blocks from Mary’s book, "Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
With spring coming soon, can the tasty potluck supper be far behind? Mark Tuesday, April 16, on your calendar! The potluck will start at 6:30 and there will be a regular business meeting following the supper.
As of the February meeting, 24 members have signed up to attend. What is the cost, you say? Something to share is your ticket in!
Signup is available at the March meeting, or you can email Sylvia Bath or Jo Bailey.
We will be learning a bit about longarm quilting and spend the evening talking and exchanging thoughts and questions with the several longarm quilters who are members of our guild.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and the longarm quilters in the guild will do their best to answer them for you.
Put a hustle in your bustle!
Raid your stash! Donate your treasures to the Raffle and Silent Auction at the January Ways & Means meeting. Almost anything "goes" for Raffle items...thread, fabrics, yardage, books, patterns, kits, equipment and more. Silent Auction items are quilts, toppers, table runners, partially finished pieces, quilted garments, small quilts, pillow cases and more.
The meeting will start at 6:00pm. Drop off will begin at 5:30pm.
If you need to schedule a pick up contact Donna Fitzgerald.
6/$5 15/$12 24/$20
cash or checks only
Early start time — 6:30 pm
No show and tell this month.
The cost is $12.00/person, payable to Jo Bailey,
Send your check to: 734 Warwick Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
by December 4.
Come enjoy a lovely, catered pasta dinner from Deerfield’s Italian Kitchen, and an evening of fun and holiday cheer with other guild members.
Please bring a wrapped “something” from your sewing room for a special game. The “something” can be a ruler, thread, fabric, extra blocks, a quilt book, - anything that you may have that you don’t use or need. Don’t buy anything for this!
We are looking forward to enjoying an evening of celebration with quilting friends!
MaryJo Busch will teach us to use a color wheel to create combinations of fabrics to create a variety of color schemes. Every student WILL go home with all the color combinations created and sealed in zip top bags and at least one block stitched out to use as a reference.
MaryJo will delight you with her explanation and examples of color theory. A great refresher for those who learned long ago and a wonderful introduction to those just starting this journey of joy.
Join us for our first Village Quilters retreat!
Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa
26225 North Riverwoods Boulevard, Lake Forest, Illinois
October 26-28, 2018 Friday 8:00 A.M until Sunday 6:00 P.M.
Registration: $75.00. This fee covers renting the ballroom for three days.
Hotel room: $95 plus taxes per night (~$105 per night). To participate in the retreat, you must pay for the hotel room for both nights.
This retreat is for the members of Village Quilters of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. We can easily accommodate 30 participants. If we do not have a total of thirty members signed up by October 12, non-members may register.
More details and a link to register are found on the Quilt Retreat 2018 page.
An eclectic gathering of quilts from my studio. Some made by myself. Some Vintage. Some Traditional. Some Art. Something for everyone. Because after all there is enough fabric in the studio to make both Art and Traditional Quilts.
An exciting evening with lots of amazing quilts and table runners made using some of the many ways to work with precuts. How many ways can you work with precuts?
Make your Lemoyne stars twinkle by using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool from Studio 180 Design. Stop cutting out odd shapes with angles that never quite match up and eliminate those bulky center spots where multiple seams intersect. You will be able to make a block as small as 3” with the same precision as a 12” block.
Come see some of the different creations that can be made using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool from Studio 180 Design. The concept is to make the basic unit slightly oversized so that you can trim it to the exact measurements you need without losing any points.
Valli Schiller is an enthusiastic machine stitcher who loves experimenting with innovative techniques and sharing them with others. Valli’s quilts have been exhibited internationally and she has been featured in many publications.