♥May 18, 2017 – Karen DeWitt

Karen will be presenting a program known as The Bunco Club.  She has written a series of paperback and Kindle Editions of books and promises to be very interesting.  Her website is

♥June 8, 2017 – Joyce Beenes

Joyce will be coming to our guild to present a trunk show.  She is employed at Thimbles in Lockport, IL where she teaches many classes.  Joyce is a certified KimberBell teacher.  Her work can be seen at the shop.

  • Joyce will be using a watermelon pattern to show us several techniques.  Her workshop will be held Friday, June 9, 2017

♥July 20, 2017 – Summer Picnic and Auction (TBD)

♥August 17, 2017 – Barbara Eikmeier

“It’s All in the Sashings!”  Do you have a set of blocks that you just can’t decide what to do with?  Barb will share a series of quilts and tops that feature blocks set with sashings and cornerstones.  Some are simple and others are more involved.  You will see side by side examples of the same setting and study how different they look based on the blocks and fabric choices.    For more on Barb, visit her site at

  • Barb’s workshop is entitled “Back Basting by Machine” and will be held on August 18, 2017. (see workshop tab for details)

♥September 21, 2017 – Tonye Phillips

Tonye was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where she learned the love of handwork from her mother.  From crewel embroidery, to sewing, counted cross stitch and knitting, and then to quilting.  Growing up with all of that hand sewing has carried over to her quilting.  She now has a small studio in Sisters, Oregon but does most of her hand sewing at home or on the road.  Tonye has also collaborated with Sue Spargo.   For more information on Tonye, visit her website at

  • Tonye’s workshop is entitled “Introduction to Wool Applique” and will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017.  (see workshop tab for details)

♥October 19, 2017 – Suzi Parron

Suzi Parron is author of Barn Quilts and the American Trail Movement.  She travels full time speaking to guilds and other groups about barn quilts and the trail.  Suzi takes you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt.  Her presentation features over 100 stunning photos of barn quilts.

♥November 16, 2017 – Quick Gifts for the Holidays

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