Next meeting: May 20, 2021 on Zoom

See details for our May 20 meeting below. Plans have been made to continue meeting virtually throughout 2021. Zoom links are sent out to members one or two days prior to the meeting, or for paying guests,  after registration closes (the day prior to the meeting ). Please click here to see how to attend as a guest.

Carolina Oneto in May: Color Value

Carolina Oneto comes to us from Brazil to share how she uses color value to create her quilts and designs. She’ll discuss color theory and how color value can be used as a key design element in a quilt.

As always, you don’t have to be a member to join our lectures or workshops. To hear the lecture, register as a guest here. To join a workshop, go to Carolina’s program page and click the registration link in the workshop description. 

Welcome to NSQG!

Join us for our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 7PM at Rolling Meadows Community Center (3705 Pheasant Drive). (Please see our alternate plans elsewhere on this page during the COVID-19.) Click here for map and directions.

June Special Event: Laura Heine Live!

Our only in-person event of the year is now open for registration for both members AND non-members! If you’ve been dying to hear Laura Heine live, there are two workshops and a trunk show that will take place June 5 and 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Schaumburg. We will also be broadcasting the trunk show via Zoom. If you would like to attend any of the live events, please find the registration links on Laura’s program page. If you’re a guest and would like to attend Laura’s trunk show via Zoom, please register here.

April NSQG All-Stars BOM

This month’s BOM is Twin Star and Woven Star.

As always, choose your size, choose your fabrics, and sew along with us. We will start having a members-only Zoom NSQG All-Stars BOM Happy Hour on the fourth Thursday of the month. Stay tuned for details!

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Honoring Women by Quilting

Women’s History Month can be traced to pretty humble beginnings. In
1911, the world celebrated its first International Women’s Day. Not
until the 1980’s did that celebration stretch into a whole week, when
President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring a
National Women’s History Week in March. In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated all of March as Women’s History Month.

See how three of our members honored women with their quilting skills.

More Membership Benefits

For a limited time, we have some additional member-only benefits available. Not a member? Dues are half-price through the end of May! Join now! If you are a member, you have received access information for these benefits by email. If you need assistance, please contact

International Quilt Museum

We now have access to the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Their mission is to build a global collection and audience to celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. 

Login to the site with the info you received in email, then go to to access all the benefits of membership.

All Star Virtual Sample Platter

Join Global Quilt Connection for All Star Virtual Sampler Platter on May 22 and 23 from 2pm to 5pm Central each day. For this event, Global Quilt Connection is bringing us a multitude of well-known artists and teachers who will share some of their favorite techniques in short 15-minute demonstrations. Plan on nine demonstrations each day!

Information to access this special event will be sent to members closer to the event.  Mark your calendars!

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