January 18, 2018  –  Benzies Designs, Plainfield

Renae from Benzies will give us a look at her shop and let us know about all the goodies she has.

February 15, 2018 – Thimbles, Lockport

Jane and Tammy from Thimbles will give us things their shop offers and feature some of their goods as well.

March 15, 2018 – Susan Knapp 

Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch ( ), designer of the Creative Grids House Rulers. Lecture: “Branching Out”; workshop: “Bow Tie Gala”.

April 19, 2018 – Quilt Show Wrap-up

May 17, 2018 – Celine Perkins

Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods ( do a lecture entitled “Dinner Plate Quiltiing”.  A workshop will be held – Twist and Shout Tote

June 21, 2018 – Picnic and Silent Auction

July 19, 2018 – Annette Ornellas, Southwind Design

Annette from Southwind Design ( will give a lecture entitled “Dimensional Curved Piecing or Peeled-Back Patchwork”  A workshop will be held entitled “Waves of Glory”

August 16, 2018 – Melinda Bula

Melinda Bula ( will present a lecture and workshop on her Fabulous Fusible Flowers technique.  Workshop will be determined at a later date.

September 20, 2018 – Penny Sturges

Penny Sturges of Quilts Illustrated ( is a bag designer and will share her knowledge of fusibles and stabilizers and give a bag workshop entitled “No Wimpy Bags.”

October 18, 2018 – Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering ( will give a lecture entitled “Honoring Tradition” and a workshop entitled “Creative Quilting with the Walking Foot.”

November 15, 2018 – Karen Kay Buckley

Karen Kay Buckley ( – Lecture and workshop “To Border or Not To Border.”

December 13, 2018 – Rhonda Pierce

Rhonda Pierce is the Marketing Director of Euro-Notions (Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles).  A delightful speaker, Rhonda will tell us everything we need to know about machine needles.

January 17, 2019 – Schoolhouse

February 21, 2019 – Valli Schiller

Valli will give a lecture entitled “Gizmos and Gear for Adventurous Quilters”