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2013-2014 PROGRAMS




2013 SPEAKERS:
    August   l    September   l    October   l    November   l    December   

2014 SPEAKERS:
    January   l    February   l    March   l    April   l    May   l    June   l    July   




WORKSHOP POLICIES

  • 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 Jane Underys at iquilt2much@comcast.net.

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AUGUST 2013

PAT SLOAN is an internet radio sensation & quilting celebrity! She is a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics, prolific author and pattern designer for American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall's Quilting, McCall's Quick Quilts, Quilters World, Quilting Arts and Fons & Porter's Love Of Quilting magazines. Pat is known for her fun, bright and colorful applique patterns.

Pat's Quilting With Expresso Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL (see map)

Our vendor for the nightwill be : The Common Thread Merchantile from Lake Villa, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: WILD AND FREE APPLIQUE - Learn Pat's tricks to 'punch up' your applique quilt backgrounds. No more neutral tans or beiges - bring on the color! Pat's popular "Mama's Garden" pattern included with the price of this workshop. Spend the day making the most spectacular background for your applique quilt.

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

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: KISS ME GOODNIGHT - From blocks to the goodnight kiss, use your fabric scraps in innovative ways. Pat will show you multiple ways to piece your 'trash' into FREE quilts!

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

Date Event Name Supply List
Thurs, Aug 15 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
Quilting With Expresso
Fri, Aug 16 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Wild and Free Applique
supply list
Sat, Aug 17 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Kiss Me Goodnight
supply list

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SEPTEMBER 2013

There is no NSQG meeting in September. Join us at the "Our Quilts In Bloom" Quilt Show!


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OCTOBER 2013

JACQUIE GERING shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Learn was makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.

Jacquie's Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Prairie Shop Quilts from Batavia, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: STITCH & FLIP IMPROVISATION - Students learn the stitch & flip improvisational technique along with several variations and are encouraged to experiment and create their own unique quilt designs.

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

Date Event Name Supply List
Thurs, Oct 17 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
Quilting Modern
Fri, Oct 18 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Stitch & Flip Improvisation
supply list
Sat, Oct 19 Workshop
CANCELLED

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NOVEMBER 2013

CARLENE BUCK is a long-time member of NSQG. Attendees will quickly note her friendly "down to earth" style as she speaks in her own way - "Quilt Babble" as she calls it. Carlene's lecture is sure to make us laugh.

Carlene's Quilt Babble: Returning To My Roots Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Quilt In Joy from Huntley, IL


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DECEMBER 2013

There is no NSQG meeting in December. Enjoy your holidays!

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JANUARY 2014

CHRIS MOLINE - A certified quilt appraiser with an extensive knowledge of quilting and fabrics. Chris comes to us from Naperville with a frank, honest and funny lecture about why certain quilts will never make it to the Quilt Hall of Fame.

Chris' The Ugly Quilt Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Material Girl from Crystal Lake, IL

Date Event Name Supply List
Thur, Jan 16 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
The Ugly Quilt
Fri, Jan 17 Workshop
CANCELLED
Sat, Jan 18 Workshop
CANCELLED

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FEBRUARY 2014

MICKEY DEPRE - Detailing her progression from a traditional quilter to the present, Mickey highlights "inspiration", belief in one's self and a personal sense of style. Mickey will share an eclectic gathering of quilts, both traditional and art, from her studio. Be prepared to laugh a lot during this informative and entertaining program!

Mickey's Quilts: Young & Old, Timid & Bold Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Free Spirit Quilting from Wheaton, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: HELLO HEXIES - Discover the magic of English Paper Piecing Hexagons (hexies) by hand. Yes, by hand! The perfect 'go anywhere' project. This is an introductory workshop that will cover basic methods of construction while making a mug rug.

Friday workshop will be held at Schaumburg Township Central Library, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: PIECED HEXIE BUFFET - Students of all skill levels learn how to take the hexie to a whole new level with Mickey's pieced hexie patterns.

Saturday workshop held at the Rolling Meadows Library, Rolling Meadows, IL. (see map)

Date Event Name Supply List
Thur, Feb 20 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
Me, Myself and I
Fri, Feb 21 Workshop
9:30am-12:30pm
Hello Hexies - Mug Rug
supply list
Sat, Feb 22 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Pieced Hexie Buffet
supply list

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MARCH 2014

RITA HUTCHENS A totally "out of the box" way to think about strip-pieced patterns. 'Totally Tubular' is a cross between Seminole and Bargello designs. Follow Rita through a slide show of quilts and animated tutorial of the process.

Rita's Totally Tubular Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be QuiltFabric.com from Westmont, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: STRIP PIECING MAGIC - Imagine a new technique to make flying geese blocks without paper, no waste, no templates and no problems with bias edges! Rita teaches a new way to make flying geese of every size - mini to large - by cutting up squares that have been sewn on point.

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

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: TOTALLY MIGRATING GEESE - Rita guides students through her design process to teaches the basics of Triangles 101 and why bias matters. Learn to expertly cut half-square triangles easily and accurately. The results are amazing and you will be proud of your new skills. A fine stashbuster quilt!

Saturday workshop will be held at Schaumburg Township Central Library, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

Date Event Name Supply List
Thur, Mar 20 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
Totally Tubular
Fri, Mar 21 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Strip Piecing Magic
supply list
Sat, Mar 22 Workshop
10:00am-5:00pm
Totally Migrating Geese
supply list

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APRIL 2014

CINDY BLACKBERG A strong proponent of hand piecing and hand quilting, Cindy shares her talents and inspirations with us as she advances the cause of those who relish the luxury of quiet time.

Cindy's Sneaky Tips & Tricks of the Trade Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church & School, Arlington Heights, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Pieceful Gathering from Fox River Grove, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: POKE BERRY BASKETS - Features Cindy's signature hand embroidery and perfect hand piecing techniques. Relax as you embroider these timeless basket blocks - effortlessly! This is also a great portable project.

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

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: BEARS & BERRIES - The bear paw block has always been a favorite of quilters. The version featured in this workshop boasts beautiful pieced points and hand embroidered setting blocks. Learn to hand piece sharp points and some new embroidery stitches.

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

Date Event Name Supply List
Thur, Apr 17 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
Sneaky Tips & Tricks of the Trade
Fri, Apr 18 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Poke Berry Baskets
supply list
Sat, Apr 19 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Bears & Berries
supply list

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MAY 2014

MARY KAY MOUTON will present an overview of her piecing system and how it was developed, including the unlikely but true story of how she found a publisher to become a first-time author.

Mary Kay's Flip-Flop Paper Piecing Lecture/Trunk Show will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church & School, Arlington Heights, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Quilters Haven from Rockford, IL

FRIDAY WORKSHOP: FLIP FLOP PAPER PIECING - Learn Mary Kay's secret method of paper pieceing. Whether you are currently a paper piecer or not, students are amazed at what they can accomplish after learning Mary Kay's keys to success.

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

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: SAY GOODBYE TO THE "Y" - Attend this class and never concern yourself with those pesky "Y" seams ever again. This workshop features the Flip-Flop paper piecing technique to make attic window and/or jewel blocks without the need for the typical "Y" seam in the block construction.

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

Date Event Name Supply List
Thur, May 15 Lecture
7:15pm-9:30pm
Flip-Flop Paper Piecing
Fri, May 16 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Flip-Flop Paper Piecing
supply list
Sat, May 17 Workshop
9:30am-4:30pm
Say Goodbye to the "Y"
supply list

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JUNE 2014

CAROL KELLER & BETH ROSENE bring their most favorite aunt in a comedic drama. That will have us laughing with their silly antics, eclectic display of quilts, sing alongs and jokes.

The Aunt Sewzie Goes To The Demo program will be held at Chandler's Banquets, Schaumburg, IL (see map)

Our vendor will be Sew Moving from Gurnee, IL


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JULY 2014

The July NSQG meeting is the annual Summer Potluck meeting. This meeting is always a great time with lots of yummy food, chit-chat among members and the presentation of the entire 2014-15 calendar of speakers and workshops. Join us for the Summer Potluck!








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