Upcoming Events

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

Karen Kaye Buckley July 26-28, 2018

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.