Illini Country Stitchers, a Champaign-Urbana area quilt guild, was formed in September 1985. The purpose of the Illini Country Stitchers is to contribute to the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to encourage quilt making, quilt collecting and an on-going fellowship among people with a serious interest in the art of quilting; to sponsor and support quilting activities; to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, history and quilt makers through education.

Illini Country Stitchers meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, January – October, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays in November, and the 2nd Thursday in December. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm.
St. Peter's United Church of Christ
905 S Russell St
Champaign, IL

Calendar of Future Events

  • Holiday Party! December 13, 2018 Please plan to join us for an evening of celebrating the upcoming holiday season. The Holiday Party will be held on December 13 at 6:00 p.m. The Entertainment Committee will provide the main dish—Soup. Please plan to bring a salad and/or dessert to share. We will have an evening of good food and friends. Don't forget to bring your Crisis Nursery donation. This will also be the last time this year to have your name entered in the UFO drawing—get busy and get those projects done. We will play some games** (a helpful hint—you might want to pack some "extra" items in your purse/bag that you bring—there may be a "scavenger hunt"). Remember that the party theme is Ugly Sweater.

    We draw for the 2018 Raffle Quilt at our Holiday Dinner on December 13th. There is still time to share the news and sell tickets. Remember to bring your tickets with you.

  • Project Linus Night, January 24, 2019 Each year we gather to support one of the guild’s philanthropic efforts, Project Linus, with a work night. The committee supplies the projects; we supply the talent. There will be something to do for all skill levels, such as binding, cutting and kitting up fabric, and untying knots on fleece blankets. Contact: Project Linus committee.
  • Auction! Auction! Auction! February 28, 2019 The annual quilters’ auction is your source for inspiration. Starting in October, Marilyn takes donations of quilt related fabrics, gadgets, supplies, books and patterns. What a feeling of relief as you let go of the quilt guilt! The contributions are curated and it all is up for sale. Get a boost when the perfect project or fabric comes your way! This guild fundraising event has live and silent auctions and garage sale shopping. Guests are welcome! Doors open at 5:30pm since there is so much buying to do. Contact: Marilyn Nash.
  • Peace and Applique, March 28-29, 2019 Lecture: Trendy Tools. Gretchen will share not only some of her favorite tools, but also some of the latest and greatest tools on the market to help make our quilting adventures easier. She will talk about the Sew Kind of Wonderful ruler that will be used in the Friday class. Peace and Applique website: Friday Workshop (9am-4pm): Country Revival. Learn how to use the Sew Kind of Wonderful ruler to make curved pieces easily. This pattern is designed so that you can make a single block to learn the technique or make the 4 block wallhanging. Gretchen will bring at least one other block / pattern for people to see and try. Requires the Sew Kind of Wonderful ruler. Member cost: $25 Non-member cost: $50. Contact: Kim Lytle.
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