Quilts from the Village 2019

The 2019 Quilts from the Village show will be Friday, October 4th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, October 5th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Libertyville Sports Complex. The chair persons are Madge Pierce and Christine Tindell. If you are interested in helping, please contact either one of us. We're looking forward to another great show!

Quilt submission deadline: July 16, 2019

Raffle Quilt Tickets on Sale at these Locations

Raffle tickets are on sale now for our 2019 raffle quilt, “Village Glacier Star”.

March 28-29  International Quilt Festival Chicago (Rosemont)
April 4  Sinnissippi Quilters (Rockford)
May 2  Illinois Quilters, Inc.  (Wilmette)
May 20  Lighthouse Quilters Guild (Racine, WI)
August 1-4  Stitches Midwest (Schaumburg)
TBD (August/September) Libertyville Farmers Market
9/9  Southport Quilters Guild (Kenosha)

Village Glacier Star is 90 inches square, made in blue, white, and gray with bright accent colors. The effect is like looking at a piece of the night sky through an illuminated dome.

The quilt top was designed by Judy Niemeyer Quilting and Quiltworx.com. The digital quilting designs were made by Peak to Prairie Quilting. Barb Jolley machine quilted it using Quilters Dream request cotton batting and Quilters Dream Wool Batting.

Members of Village Quilter made this quilt. Madge Pierce, Barb Jolley, Kearstie Grenier, Barbara Peterson and Andrea Krier selected the pattern and the palette using the Quiltster program under guidance from Barbara Peterson. Jane Reents donated the pattern and papers. Varios members paper-pieced the flying geese units and assembled it under the direction of Barbara Peterson. Andrea Krier volunteered her home for the many sewing sessions necessary to complete it. Barb Jolley added the piped binding and five people hand-sewed the binding.

Quilts of Valor Nominations

The Village Quilters is once again very proud to honor our American Veterans with a Quilt of Valor award ceremony at their bi-annual quilt show on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Any current or retired member of the United States Armed Forces who has served "in harms way" is eligible to receive this one time only honor of a Quilt of Valor.

To nominate a Veteran you know, submit a Nomination form to either Cheryl Mercy or Linda Spring prior to August 1, 2019 to be considered. We must limit the number of Veterans to no more that 15 to receive a quilt at the show. Please note that Nomination forms will also be available at all upcoming VQ regular meetings.

Quilts of Valor Donations

On an obvious side note, in order that this event go forward, all VQ members are encouraged to make and submit a Quilt of Valor for presentation (see the requirements). Whether made singularly or in a group, a Quilt of Valor is an extremely rewarding experience and one that truly says to Veterans, "Thank you for your service to ensure our continued freedom."

Members, Register Your Quilt for the Show

The deadline for members to enter their quilts is: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Remember, filling out and submitting the form is just the first step in registering your quilt. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation email within 5 days, so watch for it. Reply to the confirmation email and attach a picture of your finished quilt. You will receive a second email confirming completion of your entry.

If you would like to have Kearstie photograph your completed quilt, fill out the entry form and submit it ahead of time and bring the quilt along with its name (which you have already entered online) to a meeting. Pictures may be taken about 15 minutes before the start of a meeting or immediately after the meeting.

Does my quilt need a hanging sleeve (rod pocket)?

Yes! All quilts in the show need a 4-inch hanging sleeve EXCEPT:

  • an Art Quilt Challenge

  • a donated Quilt of Valor that will not be hung

Quilts over 9 feet in height must have their sleeves attached so the top of the sleeve is at 9 feet (108 inches).

Temporary sleeves must be securely basted at 2-inch intervals, preferably on the bottom and top of the sleeve.

Tallgrass Prairie Studio has a great tutorial on adding a permanent 4-in. hanging sleeve.

Want to see a video? American Quilter's Society has a YouTube video about adding a sleeve that includes a sleeve idea for very wide quilts.

Quilt Show Meetings

April 16, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church
(upstairs library)
244 East Center Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL

May 14, 2019
7:00 pm
Fremont Library
1170 N Midlothian Rd
Mundelein, IL

June 11, 2019
7:00 pm
Fremont Library
1170 N Midlothian Rd
Mundelein, IL


Art Quilt Challenge
Celia Stratman, Jenny Flock

Kathy Avellone, Sue Ann Kuby, Carol Swartz

Kearstie Grenier, Enid Mattimiro

Check-In / Check-Out
Feather Schroeder

Edythe Hirasawa, Alice Hutchinson, Yolanda Sherrod

Margaret Martin

Raffle Quilt
Andrea Krier, Barb Peterson, Kearstie Grenier, Barb Jolley

Quilt Appraisal
Judy Hillebrand

Quilt Travel
Donna Derstadt, Loraine Potts

Quilt Tickets
Kathy Avellone, Sue Ann Kirby

Quilts Of Valor
Cheryl Mercy, Linda Spring

Show Layout
Floor Plan/Quilt Placement

Kate Klein, Nancy Smith

Mark Floors
Lisa Robinson

Set Up - Take Down
Marty Austin

Kimberly Jurco

Silent Auction
Cheryl Mercy, Kathy Sorkin

Andrea Krier

Barb Jolley, Kate Brennan


Best in Show Winners 2017

2017 Raffle Quilt: "Those Bloomin' Dots"

The quilt is 91 inches square and consists of 242 nine-patch blocks, 2,178 colored one-inch squares, and 216 dots! It was made by 35 guild members and designed by Nancy Smith, Erica Jarrett, and Kate Klein. The flower border designed by Kate with help from Erica and Nancy. Nancy Smith machine quilted “Those Bloomin’ Dots”.