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The Northern Lake County Quilters Guild (NLCQG) is an organization of enthusiastic quilters from northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin. We meet monthly in the Antioch, Illinois Township Center.  In addition, we have workshops presented by nationally known teachers, special events such as local shop hops and UFO days where we gather to work on our unfinished or charity projects.  If you enjoy quilting, we hope you will consider joining our guild! Learn more about our upcoming events by reading our blog.

 

News

  • 2023 Mystery Quilt Along – with Updated Flyer Information

    Sign up for our 2023 Mystery Quilt Along has started!  This is our first guild fund raiser for 2023 so please spread the word far and wide!  The quilt along is all virtual (emails, a facebook group and via zoom) so quilters from all over can join us.  If you need a last-minute gift for a quilting friend, this just maybe it!

    Updated Flyer – Click the following link for details: NLCQG Mystery Quilt link

    It’s always fun to quilt with friends whether in person or virtually. We hope to quilt along with you this winter.  Any questions? Contact: mystery@nlcqg.org.

  • March Guild Rummage Sale – Book Sale Table

    Our next in person meeting is March 1st and will be our Annual Rummage Sale (see upcoming events for details).  Along with the members’ sales tables, the guild will be having a book sale table.

    How you can help:

    1. Clear out your craft books, (quilting, knitting, crocheting etc) and bring them to the March meeting to donate to the sale table.
    2. Invite your quilting friends to the meeting (no guest fee!) to enjoy shopping the book sale and members’ tables.
    3. Enjoy some new books for yourself (prices will be $3 for one, $5 for two, $10 for six) at bargain prices.

    All proceeds from the book sale will go to the guild and any leftover books will be kept and brought to Rafflemania. Contact programs@nlcqg.org with any questions or to reserve your table.

  • Post Card Exchange

    During our zoom meeting months of January and February, our guild will be sponsoring a quilted postcard exchange. It’s not complicated, sign up and you’ll receive an email at the end of December with your January partner. Send your partner a quilted postcard at any time during January and they’ll send you one in return! At the end of January, you’ll receive an email indicating your February partner and you’ll just repeat the process. Easy peasy!

    Want to see the postcards exchanged by our guild members during 2020 and 2021?  Click here: postcard photos

    Ready to sign up? Just send an email to: postcard@nlcqg.org. There will also be a sign-up sheet at our December meeting.

     

  • Dear Jane Quilt Group

    Are you interested in learning about making a Dear Jane quilt? We are meeting at 6:00pm before our December meeting. Interested but don’t want to do all the blocks? That’s ok, make few and create a table runner, lap quilt, or some other project. So come to the meeting to see what it’s all about. No cost to participate. If you wish to be a part of this Dear Jane group, please send an email to: dearjane@nlcqg.org.

     

  • Changes and Updates

    The Guild’s Ruler Library has been updated.  Click on the Member’s Corner tab and scroll down to find the link for the updated Ruler Library

     

     

Upcoming Events

2023 February Meeting – Modern Traditionalism via Zoom

February 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM

This is a virtual meeting using Zoom. Members will receive an email with a Zoom link the day prior to the meeting.

We hope you can join us for our virtual February 1st meeting via Zoom.  The virtual meeting will be available at 6:45pm, with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.  This month’s topic is “Modern Traditionalism” by Joan Cain.

Want to spice up your quilting life?  Do you long for something zippy and fresh, but are afraid to take the plunge?   You just might enjoy “Modern Traditionalism!”  Some of the most famous quilters in the world sit firmly on the fence between modern and traditional.  Learn what it means, where to find it, and how to make it your very own signature style!


2023 February UFO

February 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Please join us for a fun and productive UFO day at the Antioch township center from 9 AM to 5 PM where we sew and make new friends. Any member of the Northern Lake County Quilters Guild is welcome to attend. Friends of members are also welcome for a $5 guest fee.  There is no registration cost.

Bring one or more of those unfinished objects (UFOs) you have tucked away at home to work on.  Click here for a list of suggested items to bring to the UFO: UFO Packing List (PDF)

Come and stay as long as you want, just an hour or two, or the entire day! There is a refrigerator and microwave available, so you may bring a lunch if you wish. Hope to see you there!


2023 March Meeting – Rummage Sale

March 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Join us for on Wednesday, March 1st at the Antioch Township Center. Doors open at 6:00 PM for fellowship, questions, and quilting help. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM. 

Following the general meeting, we will have a Rummage Sale (back by a popular vote of the Guild members):

  • Each table will cost $10 (a reduction in price)!
  • There will be no guest fee for this meeting. Invite your friends and fellow quilters to join us in our shopping frenzy.
  • Any Guild Member, or Charity Organization who donates the proceeds of their table sales to the Guild treasury, will not be charged the $10 table fee.
  • Please contact Laura or Sunny at programs@nlcqg.org to reserve your table.
  • Doors will open at 6:00pm for set-up

Along with the members’ sales tables, the guild will be having a book sale table. How you can help:

  1. Clear out your craft books, (quilting, knitting, crocheting etc) and bring them to the March meeting to donate to the sale table.
  2. Invite your quilting friends to the meeting (no guest fee!) to enjoy shopping the book sale and members’ tables.
  3. Enjoy some new books for yourself (prices will be $3 for one, $5 for two, $10 for six) at bargain prices.

All proceeds from the book sale will go to the guild and any leftover books will be kept and brought to Rafflemania. Contact programs@nlcqg.org with any questions or to reserve your table. Please consider donating an item to the Guild table to help us raise a little more money for the Guild.


2023 March UFO

March 25, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Please join us for a fun and productive UFO day at the Antioch township center from 9 AM to 5 PM where we sew and make new friends. Any member of the Northern Lake County Quilters Guild is welcome to attend. Friends of members are also welcome for a $5 guest fee.  There is no registration cost.

Bring one or more of those unfinished objects (UFOs) you have tucked away at home to work on. Come and stay as long as you want, just an hour or two, or the entire day! There is a refrigerator and microwave available, so you may bring a lunch if you wish. Hope to see you there!