Resources and Links

Bee Information

If you are attending a bee for the first time, it is a good idea to contact the person listed. Since these locations are not in homes, but in churches or banks, the bee might not meet because of an activity previously scheduled; i.e., vacation church camp, board meetings, or dinners.

1. Sunshine Quilters: This group meets every third Thursday in the basement of the State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake, IL. This bee is open to those who wish to meet from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm although most show up around 1:00 pm, but not always. You may bring hand work or your machine. The contact person for this bee is Kathy Heusinkveld.

2. Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL. A group meets every Friday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Contact person is Mary Dietz. You will need to contact Mary to get the code to enter the building.

3. SteepleStitchers has been meeting for 25 years. Erika Eddy wrote…We would currently welcome new quilter friends on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, for hand work (no machines), at Faith Lutheran Church on Deerpath Road and Route 41 in Lake Forest (680 Deerpath Road). Before you join us for the first time, please contact Erika Eddy so that we may meet you at the church. Or contact Feather Schroeder. We need a special code to get into the church. Looking forward to having you join us.

4. Liberty Quilters meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 219 West Maple Ave, Libertyville, IL. This group meets on the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesdays of each month. They meet from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact person for this group is Dorothy Roderick.

5. A bee with a modern bent meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the basement of the State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake, IL. This group is not a VQ group but Christine Tindell and Celia Stratman attend this group and would like to see others from Village Quilters join. Contact Christine.

6. ***New Bee - Machine Quilting*** Kathy Sorkin would like to start a new bee about free motion machine quilting (FMQ). Many of us are new to quilting by machine and this would be a good place to practice and exchange ideas. The bee will meet on the third Thursday of the month in the basement of the State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake, IL. The room is available beginning at 9:30 am, which is when Kathy will arrive. The first meeting will take place on July 18th. If this sounds interesting to you, contact.

Local Shops

Buttons and Bolts Fabric & Quilting Supply
27642 75th Street
Salem, WI  53168
Phone: 262-586-2522

MADE Creative Fiber Arts Studio
Mundelein, IL
open by appointment only
equipment rentals: long-arm quilting, die cutting
quilt finishing services

Material Girl 
21 N. Williams St
Crystal Lake, IL

Pieceful Gathering 
106 Northwest Highway (Rt. 14) 
Fox River Grove, IL 60021

Quilt Merchant
27W209 Geneva Rd.
Winfield, IL 60190

Quilter's Destination 
945 E. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL

Quilter's Heaven 
1747 Dundee Rd. 
Northbrook, IL 60062

Quilters Quest 
Centerpointe of Woodridge
(behind Baker's Square) 
7440-M Woodward Ave. 
Woodridge, IL
630-969-2205 and 800-988-2205

Serenity Quilt Shop
4003 80th Street, Suite 102
Kenosha, WI

Sew'n Save of Racine 
3701 Durand Ave. 
Suite 335
Racine, WI 53405
Sew 'n Save Phone: (262) 554-8708
Elmwood Fabric Gallery Phone: (262) 554-6445

The Sewing Source 
122 E. Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, IL

Stitching on State 
290 South State Street
Hampshire, Il 60140
847 683-4739

Long Arm Quilting Services

All About Quilting and Design
Cami Cress / Louise Moon
4683 E Hillcrest Rd.
Berrien Springs, MI. 49103
269-471-7359 Studio / Moon residence
269-325-7140 Cami's cell

Evanston Quilt Company
Amy Parker

Got You Covered Longarm Quilting
James Rohde the Quilt Engineer
14-foot Gammill for large quilts
7826 55th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142

Barb Jolley
MB Services, Longarm Quilting
847-542-1003 or
I am working from my home and request hours by appointment
34469 N. Circle Dr., Round Lake, IL 60073

Prairie Shop Quilts Long Arming
Elgin, IL

Cathy Farrington-Christensen
Quilting by Design 
(with the computer-assisted Statler Stitcher)

LeAnn Pottebaum 
Rockin' Bobbin Longarm Quilting 

Other Quilting Resources

Quilting Pathways
Interesting places & things to see and do for the travel-minded quilter and companions.

Quilt Appraisal
Sandy Schweitzer

Crystal Lake, IL60014

Quilters Stitch Together
Original patterns, kits, hand dyed fabrics and completed quilts
Zion, IL 847-872-1789

Need to hang your quilt? The Hang-Ups Company offers their original wooden hangers and two invisible systems ("No See Ums" and "Super Bars!").

Quilting Associations/Organizations

Illinois Quilters, Inc., a guild that meets in Wilmette.

American Quilter's Society (AQS) 
International Quilt Association (IQA)

Major Yearly Quilt Shows

International Quilt Festival/Houston, Fall
AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, Kentucky, April

Last updated: July 3, 2019

This information is provided solely as a service to our members. Village Quilters of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest does not endorse any person or business listed above.