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.

Please join us Friday, October 9th from 10 AM until 5 PM and Saturday, October 10th from 10 AM until 4 PM to help Celebrate the Quilt!

LOCATION: First Christian Church
3601 Staley Road corner of Staley and Curtis roads
Champaign, IL
The First Christian Church is easily accessed off of the Curtis Road exit on Interstate 57. After exiting onto Curtis Road head west to Staley road which will be the first intersection.

This is a bi-annual celebration showcasing our guild members' quilting talents, with over 175 unique quilts to show off to the public. We will also be displaying projects that our guild members have completed from past guild events, where we have had guest speakers teach new techniques.

In addition to our own guild members workmanship, we will also have a special exhibit featuring "The Supper Quilt" by Donald E. Locke. 51,186 squares of color showcase this majestic 15'3" x 5'6" quilt. Donald's quilt is based off of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, "The Last Supper".

The Supper Quilt

We will be raffling off the quilt, "Swirling Illini", on Saturday, October 10th at 3 PM. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for 6, and are available now. Tickets can be purchased during 'Celebrating the Quilt', from guild members, or in person at:

Sew Sassy
Lincoln Square
156 Lincoln Square
Urbana, IL 61801

In addition to shopping the boutique at our quilt show, there will be quality vendors for your shopping pleasure. Be sure to visit our vendor booths:

Accomplish Quilting
2797 Kimmel St
Stevensville, MI 49127
Myers Lodge
1812 S Anderson St
Urbana, Il 61801
Prairieland Quilts
101 N 2nd Street
Cissna Park, Il 60924
Quilters Garden
527 S Main St
Princeton, Il 61356
Farmland Quilting & Embroidery
201 S 4th St
Greenville, Il 62246
Donnalee Design Studio
1413 N 900 E
Melvin, Il 60952
House of Evans
40 Park Lane
Clinton, Il 61727
At the Heart of Quilting
1621 East Gale Dr
Beloit, WI 53511
Main Street Quilt Company
200 E Main Street
Shelbyville, Il 62565
The Good Life
13742 State Rt 41
Jeffersonville, Ohio 43128
Stewarts Sewing Machines, Inc.
415 N State Hwy 121
Mt. Zion, Il 62549
Back Door Quilts
2503 Fairview Place Ste W
Greenwood, In 46142

Here are the raffle baskets showcasing the talents of our guild.

Halloween   Baby   Snowman   Runners of the month   Christmas

We are also hosting a bake sale and boutique to help cover the cost of this event. Lunch will be available for purchase provided by local Girl Scout troops.

A quick glimpse of some of our boutique items.

Pot scrubbers   Mug rugs and hot pads   Bibs   Kitchen towels
Baskets   Totes   Purses   Fabric vase and fat quarter flowers

There will be vendors displaying and selling assorted quilting merchandise.

Admission to Celebrate the Quilt is $6 at the door. Advance tickets will not be sold. Please bring cash to pay for entrance to Celebrating the Quilt, as well as for any additional purchases you might make during this event.

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