Upcoming Events

Project Linus Night! January 25, 2018

Join in the fun at this Project Linus work night. It's your opportunity to contribute your talents for this worthwhile guild activity. 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

Saturday Sewing Day January 27, 2018

Take this chance to join others for a day of sewing and friendship to dispel the winter blues. Contact: Marilyn Nash

Auction! Auction! Auction! February 22, 2018

The annual quilters' auction is your opportunity for inspiration. Starting in October, Marilyn will take donations of quilt related fabrics, gadgets, supplies, books and patterns. She will curate the contributions and put it all up for sale at this lively event through live and silent auctions and garage sale browsing. Guests are welcome! Contact: Marilyn Nash.

Sue Krause March 22 – 24, 2018

Lecture: Great Sets. Sue will entertain us with a program of how to reimagine the setting of our quilts. Her take on unique ways to trouble shoot innovative layouts will inspire you to apply her ideas to your own projects. Be sure to sign up for one of the workshops offered if you have forgotten UFO blocks that need to be finished.
Friday Workshop (9am-4pm): If a setting solutions workshop sounds familiar, it should. We had Sue here a few years ago and we had so much fun trouble shooting new ways to solve block setting problems, we had to do it again. When results started showing up in Show and Tells, others in the guild asked we bring Sue back to do this again. This free form, non-sewing day has you bring in 1 to 4 sets of UFO blocks and block sets along with possible coordinating fabrics. Then the fun begins! The class participates in solving block setting issues and the result is one or more solutions to setting the blocks.
Class size will be limited to 10 to allow time for all student to fully be engaged in the solutions. $25 Member cost: $25 Non-member cost: $50
Saturday Workshop (9am-4pm): One block setting workshop wasn't enough when Sue was here several years ago. This second day will repeat the process of finding setting solutions for more UFO block sets. Again, class size will be limited to 10. $25 Member cost: $25 Non-member cost: $50 Contact: Tommie McNamara

Saturday Sewing Day April 14, 2018

Enjoy a free day to sit and sew with guild buddies as you work on your projects. Contact: Marilyn Nash

Pizza and Work Night! April 26, 2018

Join in the annual tradition of the ICS work night! Pack up a project or two and arrive early to eat pizza and enjoy potluck desserts. Or just sit and visit with friends! Doors will be open at 6:00pm! Contact: Program Committee.

McClean County Heritage Trail Barn Quilts May 24, 2018

The Barn Quilt Heritage Trail is a celebration of our county's farming heritage and the talents of local quilters, artists, and poets as seen with stunning barn quilt paintings. McLean County Extension staff will show and tell about this ambitious project that brings the quilting world to the public every day. Contact: Maggie Szafranski

Erin Underwood June 28 – 30, 2018

Lecture: From Then to Now, a Trunk Show of My Quilting Life. Enjoy a fun and inspiring collection of Erin's quilts, including the good, the bad and the 'If I Only Knew What I was Doing' quilts", Erin will share her broad and varied experiences with information sure to interest you no matter your likes, styles or experience. You will be encouraged to get up-close and personal with Erin's quilts-fondling is permitted! Explore Erin's work at www.erinunderwoodquilts.com
Friday Workshop (9am-noon): Finished Edge Machine Applique. Love the look of hand applique, but just don't have time for handwork? This technique will make your machine applique look like hand work, and only take a fraction of the time. Your quilt will look like you sat for hours and needle-turned each piece by hand! The bonus is your piece will have the look of trapunto with a clever use of stabilizers! Patterns available for the workshop include Blue Bird, May Flower, Night of the Cat, October Pumpkin, and Holiday Tree. Pattern fee. Member cost: $15. Non-member cost: $30
Friday Workshop (1pm-4pm): Cathedral Window. Create this beautiful classic quilt in a thoroughly modern way! Constructed completely by machine, this quilt is really not a quilt at all. There is no batting, no binding. Once you are finished with the top, you're finished with the whole thing! Member cost: $15. Non-member cost: $30
Saturday Workshop (9am-4pm): Fan-tastic Fanwork. Learn this easy piecing technique using a 15-Degree Triangle Ruler. If you can sew a straight seam, you can make this easy version of a curved block. Several options of patterns and pattern combinations are available for purchase. Member cost: $25. Non-member cost: $50. Contact: Kim Lytle

Hand Applique Trunk Show July 26 and 28, 2018

Welcome our own ICS quilt artists noted for their skills in applique. This trunk show will feature their talents with a trunk show where they will discuss their inspirations, favorite techniques, and how you can improve your own applique.
Saturday Workshop July 28, 2018 (9am-noon): Applique roundtable. This workshop is designed for both beginner and experienced applique quilters. Guild members who regularly applique will be on hand to demonstrate and lend assistance in needle-turn and starch techniques during this morning of informal, go-at-your-own pace work. Free for members. Contact: Cyndee Kirwan.

Saturday Sewing Day August 11, 2018

A free day of sewing! Finish up your quilt show projects, start something new, or just visit. Contact: Marilyn Nash

August 23, 2018 Annual Picnic:

Come Join us for some end of summer fun! The entertainment committee promises to entertain and delight! Watch your newsletter closer to the date for further information. Contact: Entertainment Committee.