Speaker: Phyllis Fay
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker: Phyllis Fay

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. 

View Event →
Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star

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.

View Event →
UFO Day
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

UFO Day

Bring your challenge list and check one off – or two if they are small. Did you have a project you can’t seem to find time for? Do it here – you will have the whole day to work it and spend time with other fabulous friends new and old.

View Event →
Color College
Nov
21
9:00 AM09:00

Color College

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.

View Event →

Speaker: Susan Cleveland
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker: Susan Cleveland

Location change: This meeting will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest, Illinois.

Enjoy an entertaining evening with Susan Cleveland. Her presentation, My Eclectic Quilt Pageant, will give us insight into the way she takes show pieces to new levels and adds charm to simple pieces.

View Event →
Speaker: Cheryl Sleboda
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker: Cheryl Sleboda

In Cheryl Sleboda's presentation, Working Weekly – “Staying Inspired” - How small quilts helped me find my artistic voice, she will share with us her year long journey of finding her artistic voice from comic books to fiber artist. She will show us how working weekly and working small can help us define our artistic visions and make us better quilters.

View Event →
Tiny Visions
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Tiny Visions

Less CAN be more! Create “eye-popping” land and seascapes by cutting strips of fused fabric, laying them onto a foundation then stitching back and forth with beautiful color threads. Small projects; more than one may be made during the workshop day.

View Event →
Hexagons!
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Hexagons!

Create a one of a kind project with design assistance. We will cover design options, planning, assembly tips, techniques, and finishing options. Make hand stitched hexagons florets to use in a quilt or sewing accessory.

View Event →
Speaker: Jerry Hug
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker: Jerry Hug

Join us as retired educator and professional photographer Jerry Hug presents tips and tricks for obtaining high quality photos of our quilts. 

The program will inform us about lighting, how to edit our photos, how to share our photos on the internet and how to make good prints for our records. He will demonstrate picture taking techniques of quilts so that our quilts look as good in photos as they look in our homes.

View Event →
Quilt of Valor Sew-In
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Quilt of Valor Sew-In

Have you started making your Quilt of Valor? If not, do you need a little encouragement and support to get started? Or better yet... to get it finished? Join other like-minded sewers at the Quilts of Valor “sew-in” on Wednesday, February 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Road in Lake Forest (the usual location for workshops).

So bring fabric, your sewing machine, and supplies to work on your quilt… to have it ready for the show in October.  It will be fun to see everyone’s quilts!  If you have any questions about the "sew-in", contact Deb or Cheryl...  and we hope to see you on Wednesday, February 22nd.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Deb Sherrock by Tuesday, February 14 if you plan to come to the QOV “sew-in” on February 22. If we need more space at the church due to an overwhelming response, we need to let them know a week in advance.

There is no fee for this workshop.

View Event →
Speaker: Jane Reents
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker: Jane Reents

Join us for a special lecture and trunk show presented by our own member, Jane Reents as she shares with us her Love of Paper Piecing!

Jane Reents became a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor in May 2014. Jane began quilting 9 years ago. She became hooked on quiltworx.com 's paper piecing in 2010 and began to make 30 + quilts. You will see many quilts with different techniques that even a beginner can accomplish. You will hear about Jane's quilting journey and the Love of Paper Piecing.

View Event →