March 19 and April 16 Guild Meetings *****CANCELLED*****

See message below from our Guild President

Dear friends,

The news of the day continues to present forks in the road of the schedule of our lives as we had originally planned them.

With the CDC now recommending that large gatherings be suspended for the next eight weeks, Pride of the Prairie will not meet at all during the month of March and April and the possibility of a board meeting in early May is tentative at this time. Our plan is to meet again as a group on May 14 at which time we will draw the winner of the raffle quilt. The health and safety of all is of the utmost concern and we would rather err on the side of caution as this situation is very serious and should not be taken lightly.

I promise not to unnecessarily inundate your mailboxes with news. Look for updates in the newsletter due out on May 1.  In the meantime, be safe and take time to be creative.

Sharon Thomsen, Guild President




Dear friends,

There is no higher priority to the officers of the Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild than the health and safety of our entire quilting community including our quilt show guests and guild members. That being said, after much consideration as to the latest comments from our government officials, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization), the senior board members of Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild have decided to postpone the quilt show scheduled for this weekend.

It is our hope that we can work with our venue, participants and awesome vendors to hold the show at some later date this year and we will keep you all informed as to any updated information. Watch our Facebook page and website (www.prideofprairie.org) for any updated information about the show as well as our schedule of speakers and workshops.  The winner of our opportunity quilt will be drawn at our April 16, 2020 guild meeting so feel free to contact any guild member directly to purchase tickets. Tickets are 6 for $5 or $1 each.

Thank you all for understanding that this has been a difficult decision but one we believe to be the wisest for the safety of all.

Stay safe and enjoy some time creating and stitching at home as we move forward in these turbulent times.

Pride of the Prairie Quilt Show 2020

“Symphony of Colors”


Richland Grade School

1919 Caton Farm Road

Crest Hill, IL


Pride of the Prairie Quilters presents “A Symphony of Colors”, our biennial quilt show.  There will be 300+ quilts on display, live demonstrations, and quilt appraisals.  You can bid on silent auction items, enjoy homemade treats from our bake sale, take a chance on our magnificent opportunity quilt and build your fabric stash with our “strip search.”  We also have an incredible line-up of vendors who will have a variety of wonderful items for sale (see list below).

Vendor List

Heirloom Industry – Cut fabrics, kits, kits of original designs, jelly rolls and patterns

I Have a Notion

Creative Quilting – 1 yard cuts, precuts (jelly rolls, charms, candles, 2 1/2″ squares) kits, rulers and patterns

Quilt-Stories – Books

Quilting in the Valley – Fabric, notions and gifts

Yellow Creek Quilt Designs – Fabrics, patterns, books, kits and wool kits

Lucky Quilt Company – Lori Holt fabric (yardage), precuts, books and accessories

Carol Ann’s Candies – Handmade candy; toffee, turtles, fudge, dipped pretzels, brittles, creams and barks

Bernina of Naperville – Sewing machines and easy project kits

Tomorrow’s Treasures – Vintage home accessories

Inspired Needle – Needlework kits and accessories

Thank you to each of these businesses for their support!


Opportunity Quilt

Below is our beautiful Opportunity Quilt.   Tickets will be available at the door.  $1 each or 6 for $5.  Or just drop us an email and a member will be happy to help.