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The Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild is primarily made up of individuals from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago who share a passion and appreciation for the art of quilting. In recent years, since the pandemic, our membership has expanded to include people from across the United States, Canada and around the Globe!

Our Guild’s mission is to foster the art of quilting and to encourage a high standard of design and technique in all of quilting’s various forms. We do this through our meeting programs, educational workshops, our various communication avenues (newsletters, websites, social media) and special events such as our Winter Picnic, Retreats and our Biannual Quilt Show!

Consider joining us for one of our local or on-line meetings! Our Guild meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month (except December) either in person or on Zoom. All meetings begin at 7PM. In person meetings are held at : Rolling Meadows Community Center (3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, Illinois) with doors open at 6:30pm and Zoom meetings are opened up at 6:45pm. In June 2023 we are having a special event for our meeting and it will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg, please note our alternative days for that event. All times are Central Standard Time (CST).

Members are Free and Guests are $10 when we have a speaker, $5.00 for meetings without a speaker. Guests may attend 2 meetings per Membership Year.

Monthly Meeting Locations:

Rolling Meadows Community Center

Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg (June 2023)

What’s Happening!

  • Join us on Zoom Thursday November 17th for Quilt 2 End ALZ
    Ashli is the founder of Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization connecting quilters with the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Ashli will present a lecture and trunk show about Alzheimer’s disease, what we can do about it, and how Q2EA is using quilting as a platform to encourage, educate and support our quilting community as advocates to end Alzheimer’s.
  • Join us Thursday October 20th for Emily Parson Lecture and Trunk Show
    On Thursday October 20th, 2022 we welcome Emily Parson to NSQG! Emily is an award-winning quilt maker from Saint Charles, Illinois. Her quilts have been shown in exhibits and galleries around the world, including Quilt National ’97 and ’99 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, “Edge to Edge: Selections
  • Enjoying the Journey with Giucy Giuce
    The NSQG welcomed Giuseppe Ribaudo this past Thursday through Saturday for a lecture and two workshops. During Giuseppe’s trunk show and lecture we were brought along on his journey from a budding stage actor to creating quilts. Posting his creations to Instagram and developing patterns turned out to be
  • Let’s Meet Giucy Giuce!
    Let’s meet our September speaker, Giuseppe Ribaudo. Giucy Guice (aka Giuseppe Ribaudo) grew up in his seamstress grandmother’s home in Long Island, NY. He spent a lot of time watching her precision construction of garments for his entire family while his parents worked at their restaurant. His quilting journey
  • NSQG Makes a Showing at AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show!
    The Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild was one of 16 guilds to qualify for showing and competing in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at the AQS (American Quilter’s Society) show in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past week (August 17th-21st). Our quilts were well received with many visitors stopping to read the
  • Tia Curtis Makes Welsh Quilting Approachable for any Quilter!
    The NSQG welcomed Tia Curtis to our guild on August 18th, 2022 for her lecture and trunk show on Welsh Quilting.
  • Let’s Meet Tia Curtis and don’t forget we have a Venue Change for our August Meeting!
    Before we forget we want to announce we have a venue change for our August meeting coming up next week on August 18th, 2022. Our meeting location has changed to the Hilton Garden Inn in Schaumburg, IL. The address is 1191 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4773. The hotel is
  • Mini Quilt Sale Announcement
    The Miniature Quilt Sale, which occurs during our Quilt Show has posted the mini quilt guidelines. Please visit the Mini Quilt Page for information on how to participate. The NSQG encourages all of our members to donate to our Mini Quilt Sale fundraiser. Thank you for your support!
  • Volunteers Needed for Quilt Show Committee
    Volunteers are the heart of our show! Join us as we take on the tasks needed to produce such a large event.  Our Quilt Show Chairs and Committee have been hard at work putting together the early stages of planning the 2023 show. We are currently filling all the
  • “Faces of Hope” – 2023 QS Challenge
    Video Links Below to the entire Alex Anderson Face Classes Video 1: Celebrating Quilter Freddy Moran Video 2: Faces Introduction Video 3: The Background Video 4: Customize Your Face Video 7: Video 5: Sewing it All Down Video 6: Quilting It

Calendar of Events At-a-Glance

DateProgram Speaker/EventWorkshops
November 17, 2022On Zoom – Ashli Montgomery – Quilt 2 End ALZNo workshops this month
December 2022No meetings or workshops this month.
Enjoy your holidays!
January 19,2023
January 21, 2023
On Zoom – Julia Graves – Community and Faith in Fiber
Zoom workshop
9:30am – 4:30pm Full Day – Amazing Abstracts
February 16, 2023
February 18, 2023
On Zoom – Timna Tarr – Flying Colors Trunk Show
Anytime: Workshop On-Demand – O Happy Day: Appliqued Circles
Feb 18th: Zoom Re-Cap/show and tell of workshop, time to be determined.
March 16, 2023
On Zoom – Dana Jones – The International Honor Quilt:
Women Remembering Women

April 20, 2023
April 21, 2023
April 22, 2023
In Person – Phyllis Fay – Motivate Me to use My Stash!

In Person workshops
9:30am-4:30pm Full Day – Get Your T-Shirt Quilt Started
9:30am-4:30pm Full Day – Bread and Butter Table Runner
May 20-21, 2023Quilt Show! – Judson University
Quilt Show! – Judson University

June 9, 2023
June 9, 2023

June 10, 2023
All Events take place at Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg
Special Event with Laura Heine
Please Note Alternative Day and Time!
6:30pm Trunk Show
In Person workshops
9:30am-4:30pm Full Day – Teeny Tinies Collage

9:30am-4:30pm Full Day – Larger Collage
July 20, 2023 Annual Program Reveal 2023No Workshops

Sign-Up for a Workshop to Build Your Skills!

Below are the workshop offerings for the 2022-2023 membership year.

Mark Your Calendar for The Art of Hope Quilt Show – May 20-21, 2023!

the art of hope quilt show color logo

Join us May 20-21, 2023 for The Art of Hope Quilt Show!
The Art of Hope Quilt Show Committee is busy planning our show for Spring 2023.
Quilt Show Chairs: Renee Puccetti