Not Your Grandmother’s Quilter

Be a Little Weird, and Be a Better Quilter

Cheryl Sleboda of

Thursday August 15, 2019

Cheryl is a return speaker to NSQG. In the August meeting we will hear her hilarious take on how she uses not only vintage linens and heirloom sewing, but also light-up technology and high-tech gadgets.  She makes every kind of quilt, from traditional, to art, to modern.  Tonight she will share how being a little weird can make you a better quilter.  Her presentation includes her award winning quilts as a mini trunk show.

Cheryl works in the comic book industry by day and is a fiber artist by night. She is fascinated by the intersection of technology and textiles. Juxtaposing heirloom techniques in modern quilts is part of her design aesthetic.

While her quilts are all pieced, appliqued, and quilted by machine, her recent work has incorporated many traditional heirloom fabric manipulation techniques.  Her themes and subjects vary, from simple shapes, abstracts, to realistic interpretations of still-lifes and portraits. Much of her work is small, often under 8 inches square.

She is influenced by her other hobbies and interests, including comics books, science fiction, Japanese manga, anime and culture, and pop culture, and cosplay.

To learn more about Cheryl Sleboda please visit her website,


Saturday August 17, 2019 – “Fabulous Fun Fabric Manipulation”

Take your next project to new heights by adding an unexpected, yet heirloom, twist!  Using vintage fabric manipulation techniques, you can create a beautiful tucks, pleats, and more to add texture and interest. Great for any style of quilter!

Class Length: Full Day

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Please arrive at 9 so you can be set up and ready to go by 9:30am.

Supply List: Coming soon

Cost to Members: $45

Location: Rolling Meadows Library

To sign-up for workshops please stop by the Programs Table at all Guild Meetings or contact our Programs Chair at

Thank You!



  • Workshops are reserved for NSQG Members each new fiscal year, from June through the first of October. After October 1st, non-members may register for workshops anytime, providing there is an opening. NSQG members pay $45.00 for full day workshops and $25.00 for half day workshops. The non-member price for workshops is $55.00 for full day workshops and $35.00 for half day workshops.

  • No seat in any workshop is reserved until payment has been received.

  • Please come early enough to be set up for the start of the class. Doors will open at 9:00 AM; class begins at 9:30 AM unless otherwise indicated.

  • Be prepared. This includes having all items on the supply list, sewing machine in good working order, and basic sewing supplies. It is also a good idea to bring an extension cord, power strip, a small iron and an ironing surface that may be shared with other students.

  • If you need to cancel your attendance in a workshop, you will receive a full refund only if your spot can be filled.

  • Lunch is on your own. Most venues will allow you to eat in the classroom which means you can brown bag it. Some venues have a refrigerator available. An hour is built into the class time for a lunch break, which is flexible and could affect the end time of the workshop.

  • Cell phones should be silenced during class. If you need to make or take a call, please exit the classroom.

  • Visitors are very distracting to the teacher and other students, and should not be in the classroom.

  • If you know you have to leave class early, please try to sit in the back of the classroom.

  • In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing perfumes.