November 18, 2021 – TBA

October 21, 2021 (This will be a zoom presentation.  No in person meeting)

Our October speaker is Alli Jenson of Woodberry Way. She will do a lecture walking us through the process of fabric selection for a project. We will have the opportunity to ask many questions, so get them ready now!

September 16, 2021 (This will be a zoom presentation.  No in person meeting)

Our September speaker is Amy Friend of During Quiet Time. She will be presenting a lecture on Improv Paper Piecing. In her own words “This approximately one hour long trunk show is based on a new design approach that I present in my second book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design. I illustrate, through my quilts, how I approach paper piece design improvisationally to create unique, modern quilts.”

August 19, 2021 – Sharon Thompsen

Sharon will be talking about thread painting

July 15, 2021, Anita Marsh

Anita will be demonstrating her way of doing circles!

May 20, 2021, Gayle Schliemann

Gayle is the co-owner of Bernina of Naperville and will be speaking on the topic of 3 easy ways to applique.

Below is the link to Gayle’s presentation.


April 15, 2021 – Kathy Cook

Have you seen all the temperature quilts popping up on social media? Temperature quilts are becoming more popular every year. But what exactly is a temperature quilt?

We are excited to host Kathy Cook to present Temperature quilts at our April Pop Zoom meeting. This lecture answers the question of what is a Temperature quilt and includes more than 50 quilts to inspire you and get you started if you’d like to make your own.
We’ll explore these topics and more.
-choosing colors and a block
-picking a layout
-finding data for your quilt
Whether you’re a modern, traditional or art quilter, you’ll find ideas to to get you excited about making a temperature quilt!
Kathy Cook Bio
Kathy is a modern quilter and VP of the Bloomington Normal Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilting adventure began in 2013 after dabbling in all kinds of creative pursuits. When she found modern quilting she was hooked!

Her quilts are mostly improv and she uses solid fabric to create them. She enjoys exploring negative space and using bold colors in her work. Inspiration often comes from architecture and shapes she sees in nature. The freedom of expression she finds in using fabric keeps her endlessly occupied!


March 18, 2021 – Laura Blanchard

Our own, Laura Blanchard will be presenting Part III of “An Introduction to Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot”.  Her video presentation will cover the final patterns as available in the February handouts for the stitching sampler that was included in the January handout and can be used for practice on your own; it won’t be needed the evening of the meeting.



February 18, 2021 – Laura Blanchard

Introduction to Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot – Part II (Autosaved)

Part II-A:

Part II-B: Coming soon


January 21, 2021 – Laura Blanchard 

Introduction to Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot – Part 1

Part I:


December 10, 2020

Last Minute Holiday gift ideas will be discussed as well as “Something is brewing in 2021”, so watch for updates and news!!


November 19, 2020 

Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilts will present a program (via Zoom) entitled “Oompah!  Accordion Sewn HSTs.”  Zoom log-in information will follow via email as we get closer to the date.