2014-2015 PROGRAMS

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  • Non-members may register for workshops 60 days prior to the date of the class, providing there is an opening. The non-member's price for workshops is $50.00

  • 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.

For additional information on any of our programs or to sign-up for our workshops, please contact Nancy Liston at nancyapl@aol.com, or Judith Thompson at nsqgjudith@gmail.com.

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ROBBI EKLOW recently won Second Place in the Small Wall Quilts: Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted division in Paducah this year with her Delightful Spirals quilt. Congratulations, Robbi!

Quilters have been using tools meant for other activities to aid in their work for years. Robbi will show you how to use it, where to get it and why wandering the aisles of the home repair store can lead to better quilting tools and more efficient storage at reasonable prices

Robbi's Transcendentools: New Ways to Get Quilting Stuff Done Lecture will be held at 7:30PM on August 21st at Chandlers, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

Our vendor for the night will be : Sew Moving from Gurnee, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: FREE EXPRESSION BUFFET - Learn Robbi's innovative techniques to create sophisticated art quilts as described in her book Free Expressions. In this fun and relaxing class, each student will create an 18x24" fused quilt top, using their choice of a pattern from Robbi's current selection. Robbi will bring at least a dozen different patterns to class for students to choose. Patterns range from simple to complicated allowing everyone to decide their own challenge level for the day. KIT FEE of $5 payable to instructor.

Friday workshop will be held at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL. (see map)

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: EXPRESSIVE UNMARKED FREE MOTION QUILTING - Robbi shares her award winning, time saving techniques to fill your quilts with lavish designs. It's fun and easy. We'll be practicing on inexpensive felt rectangles in the morning, switching to muslin sandwiches in the afternoon. Beginner / Intermediate levels.

Saturday workshop will be held at Elk Grove Library, Elk Grove Village, IL. (see map)

Date Event Name Supply List
Thurs, Aug 21 Lecture
Trancendentools: New Ways to Get Quilting Stuff Done
Fri, Aug 22 Workshop
Free Expression Buffet
supply list
Sat, Aug 23 Workshop
Expressive Unmarked Free Motion Quilting
supply list

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LINDA POOLE comes to us from Pennsylvania, right before her stint at the MQA in Springfield, Illinois. She is a quilter, a lecturer, and an author. Her fourth and newest book, Painted Applique: A New Approach will be the subject of her workshops on Friday and Saturday. Please join us on Thursday night for her lecture A Quilted Journey Around the World II - Seeing The World Through The Quilter's Eye.

Linda's A Quilted Journey Around the World II - Seeing The World Through The Quilter's Eye lecture will be held at 7:30PM on September 18th at Chandlers, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

Our vendor for the night will be : Harvest House from Plainfield, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: PAINTED LITTLE HELPERS - Learn to paint and applique these darling little birds perched on a pincushion and a spool of thread. Linda shows you how to color, blend, shade, and outline using her Painted Applique technique. Kit fee price $25.00.

Friday workshop held at the Schaumburg Township Central Library, Schaumburg, IL. (see map)

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: LITTLE BIRD - It's a great, doable and small enough project to learn how to paint on fabric! Kit fee $27.00.

Saturday workshop held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL. (see map)

Date Event Name Supply List
Thurs, Sept 18 Lecture
A Quilted Journey Around the World II - Seeing The World Through The Quilter's Eye
Fri, Sept 19 Workshop
Painted Little Helpers
supply list
Sat, Sept 20 Workshop
Little Bird
supply list

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JOAN DERYLAK believes everyone can have a quilted jacket that fits their body type and is made to flatter them. She brings quilted clothing patterns made especially for your body type. Her popular designs now available in Plus Size 1X-4X, Full Fit/Large Bust, Regular/Average, Slim/Pear or Slender/Petite fit.

To choose the body type that best describes yourself, go to the How To page for full descriptions on her website: www.figureflatteringquiltwear.com.

Joan's Figure Flattering Quiltwear lecture will be held at 7:30PM on October 16th at Chandlers, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

Joan's lecture will review the rules of Style, Design and Color for creating figure flattering quiltwear. Whether you are an x-small petite OR a voluptuous XXXX-L plus size you can create figure flattering quiltwear. Includes hands-on trunk show.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: BATIK BLUES - This BEGINNER LEVEL class will start with a short version jacket fitting class (2 hours). Then go directly into the jacket class (6 hours). Students will create a scrappy design using a micro-fleece fabric base. Students will trace their custom fitted jacket pattern, into micro-fleece base. They will learn techniques for applying scraps using the flip and sew method, no lining needed on this one. This jacket style has a figure flattering belt at the back waist and is attractive on all body types. See supply list. There is prep work required for this class! Pattern $20. Purchase micro-fleece from FFQ for an additional $20. See Programs table for micro-fleece color selections.

Saturday workshop held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL. (see map)

Date Event Name Supply List
Thurs, Oct 16 Lecture
Figure Flattering Quiltwear
Sat, Oct 18 Workshop
Batik Blues
supply list

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CJ SPENSLEY has taught quilting, sewing and serger classes since 1993, including a long stretch at Pieceful Heart Fabrics in Lisle, from opening in 1998 until the shop closed in 2013. She has made over 400 quilts, and quilted many quilts for others. Her quilt "Stitches in Time: The Turn of the Century" appears in the "Dear Jane Design Software" product by The Electric Quilt Company, and has been included in numerous "Dear Jane" quilt exhibits, and her work has been published in McCall's Quilting and Unlimited Possibilities magazines.

CJ's Exploring a World of Sampler Quilts...One Little Block at a Time lecture will be held at 7:30PM on November 20th at Chandlers, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

Dear Jane, Nearly Insane, Civil War Diary...what makes these samplers so special? And why do quilters love them so much? CJ Spensley takes you on a journey through her experience with Dear Jane and other small-block samplers and how they have changed her life as a quiltmaker. Come see her quilts and hear her story!
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There is no NSQG meeting in December. Enjoy your holidays!

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