November 16, 2017 – Quick Gifts for the Holidays

Nov.16th will feature fast and quick Gift ideas for the Holidays. Any suggestions are welcome and even better if you would like to demo one e-mail or call me at or 630-257-6769—Terri Karls.

December 14, 2017 (2nd Thursday of the month)

Our December meeting will be our Holiday Treat which will be a Potato Bar and Silk Scarf Dying by Sara Hochhauser.  You will be able to dye 1 scarf free.  If you would like additional scarves, they would be $5.00 each.  You also need to sign up for this event so that we have a count of people.

January 18, 2018  –  Thimbles, Lockport

Program to be determined

February 15, 2018 – Benzies Designs, Plainfield

Program to be determined

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”.  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 (specific workshop determined at a later date)

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 TBD

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 – Val Schiller

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