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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 in our Guild!

The NSQG Calendar of Events At-a-Glance

DateProgram Speaker/EventWorkshops
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!

Saturday June 10th, 6:30pm Trunk Show
The Trunk Show is open to all NSQG members, guests are $10.00 at the door.
In Person workshops
9:30am-4:30pm Full Day – Teeny Tinies Collage
Supply List

9:30am-4:30pm Full Day – Larger Collage
Supply List for ‘Cactus Queen’
Supply List for ‘Prickly Pear’
July 20, 2023 Annual Program Reveal 2023

…below you’ll find a sneak peak of Programs, Speakers and Events we are currently planning for the 2023-2024 year.
No Workshops
August 17th, 2023
In Person – Cheryl See
Quilter Curiosities
In Person Workshops
Friday August 18th, 2023
9:30am-12:30pm (3 Hours) Half Day – Mirror Image Fusible Applique
1:30pm – 4:30pm (3 Hours) Half Day – Rococo Selvages, Embroidery and Embellishment
September 21, 2023
In Person – Carol Wilhoit
Infinite Opportunity: Quilts Hidden in Your Stash
In Person Workshop
Saturday September 23rd, 2023
9:30am-4:00pm – (6 Hours) Full Day with 30 Minute Lunch Break
How Far Can a Jelly Roll?
October 19, 2023In Person – Lynn SchmittIn Person Workshop
November 16, 2023On Zoom – Krista Moser
Diamonds are a Quilters Best Friend
On Zoom Workshop
Saturday November 18th, 2023
Time TBA – Entangled Sky
DecemberNo meetings this month, enjoy your holidays!
January 18, 2024On Zoom –
On Zoom Workshop
Saturday January 20th, 2023
9:00am – 3:00pm –
February 15, 2024On Zoom – Tina Curran
My Design Process
On Zoom Workshop
Saturday February 17, 2024
9:00am – 3:00pm
California Poppies
March 21, 2024In Person – Connie Martin
Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes To Freedom on the Underground Railroad
No workshops this month
April 18, 2024In PersonNo workshops this month
May 16, 2024In Person – Theresa Benson
Quilting in the Digital Age: When Technology Meets Tradition
In Person Workshops
Friday May 17th, 2024
9:30am – 4:00pm (6 Hours) Full Day with 30 minute Lunch Break
Playing With Color

Saturday May 18th, 2024
9:30am – 4:00pm (6 Hours) Full Day with 30 minute Lunch Break
Painting With Fabric
June 20, 2024TBATBA

Sign-Up for a Workshop to Build Your Skills!

The NSQG is a not-for-profit organization, prices for workshops reflect average instructor fees in addition to any guild administration costs associated with producing our educational offerings. Prices are subject to change each year. Workshops are filled first come first served, are open to NSQG members first and if not filled are open to the public.

Other News and Happenings!

  • Reminder to Vote for our Slate of Officers for 2023-2024
    This week is a big week for our guild. Prior to our Quilt Show which opens one week from today we’d like to remind our members that we will be conducting our voting via the website. Please visit our Election 2023-24 page on our website and complete the ballot
  • Join us Thursday April 20th (In Person) for Phyllis Fay and Voting on our Guild Challenge Quilts!
    Join us this Thursday April 20th, 2023 for our monthly meeting as we welcome Phyllis Fay from Stitchin’ in the Ditch to NSQG! Phyllis will present her lecture and trunk show: ‘Motivate me to use my Stash’. This lecture will get us thinking about how to organize and evaluate
  • Nominating Committee submits Slate of Officers for 2023-2024
    In accordance with the NSQG by-laws our Nominating Committee  formally announces the following slate of candidates for the 2023-2024 elected Officer positions: President – Debbie Yates1st VP Programs – open2nd VP Membership – Theresa BensonContracts – Cathy SteinerCorresponding Secretary/Newsletter – Susan LeverenzRecording Secretary – Pam JacksonTreasurer – Mary Siefke
  • Guest Speaker, Quilt Show Entries, Visiting Quilts! – Join us Thursday March 16th (In Person) for Dana Jones and her talk on The International Honor Quilt: Women Remembering Women.
    Our first LIVE meeting of 2023 will have a lot going on! Join us on Thursday March 16th, 2023 for our monthly meeting as we welcome Dana Jones to NSQG! Dana will bring her lecture – The International Honor Quilt-Women Honoring Women for us to enjoy. From the University
  • “Faces of Hope” – 2023 QS Challenge Coming Soon!
    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
  • Join us on Zoom Thursday January 19th for Julia Graves!
    Join us Thursday January 19th, 2023 as we welcome Julia Graves to NSQG! Julia is a Quilter, Longarmer, Teacher and Artist from Leesburg, Virginia and will be bringing to us, over the Zoom platform, her lecture and trunk show “Community and Faith in Fiber.”
  • 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
the art of hope quilt show color logo

Thank You to all who came out to our Show! On May 20-21st our guild hosted The Art of Hope Quilt Show. Over 250 quilts were on display along with the following vendors and opportunity quilt, doll and raffle baskets.

Awards for the show will be announced at our July meeting. Please continue to support our vendors and sponsors.

Deb Day, A Day in the Country

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