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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

  • Holiday Charity Project

    It’s time again for the Charity Holiday Project. We don’t have a specific theme this year so any type of seasonal or non-seasonal item, such as mug rug, table topper, mini table runners, Kleenex holders, pillowcases, etc., will be great. We are hoping to again be able to collect enough items to give a gift to each resident. Instructions for pillowcases and mini table runners are available, if needed. Please bring your Charity Holiday items to the December meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact charity@nlcqg.org

  • In Person Meetings began September 1st

    We are now meeting in person at the Antioch Township Center. The Center is a government building. Masks are required.

    Our January and February meetings will be via Zoom so weather will not be an issue.

  • New Accuquilt Die Library

    NLCQG has a new Accuquilt die library. Accuquilt dies are available for check out at every guild meeting or can be requested ahead of time by contacting the guild librarian at library@nlcqg.org.  More information is available on the Member’s Corner page.

Upcoming Events

2021 December Holiday Meeting

December 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Happy Holidays!  Our annual holiday party is December 1st at the Antioch T0wnship. **In person meetings, subject to change given the pandemic situation.

Doors open at 6:00PM, dinner is at 6:30 PM and the party starts at 7:00 PM.  To attend the dinner, you must register and pay before November 24th.  (Members will be receiving a separate email with specific details about signing up for the dinner.)

If you do not attend the dinner, you are welcome to join us for some special activities starting at 7:00 PM. There will be an ornament exchange, a fat quarter exchange and a white elephant gift exchange. You can participate in any or all of these activities.

 

#1 Holiday Ornament Exchange
Make one 
holiday or winter-themed ornament. Use any pattern and any technique that you like. Find a piece of cardstock – the front of a Christmas card is perfect. Cut it in half (a jagged edge is fun). Tape one half to the ornament. 

When you come to the party put the other half into the basket provided. Participants will draw a card from the basket and match it to the card on the ornament.


2021 Winter Retreat

December 28, 2021 to December 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Please join us for a three day UFO at the Antioch township center on December 28th, 29th & 30th.  Come and sew during the day and then go home and sleep in your own bed.

Times are:
Tuesday Dec. 28th 10:00 to 9:00
Wednesday Dec. 29th 9:00 to 9:00
Thursday Dec. 30th  9:00 to 9:00

2022 January Meeting Via Zoom

January 5, 2022 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 January 5th meeting via Zoom.  The virtual meeting will be available at 6:45pm, with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.  This month’s topic with be: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FACE (AND FIGURES AND HANDS AND FEET)

Phyllis Cullen(Hawaii) and Cindy Richard (Israel) talk about their fabric portraits, with lots of examples of different types, how they are made, with tips on making and quilting them  and  the story is that they tell. They are writing a book together about portraits and co-host a Facebook group they’d like to tell you about.


2022 February Meeting via Zoom – Locker Hooked Rugs with Debi Warner

February 2, 2022 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.

Join us for our February 2nd meeting via Zoom.  The virtual meeting will be available at 6:45pm, with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.  Debi Warner will give us a presentation on Locker hooked rugs. Locker hooked rugs can be made from fabric scraps, yarn, t-shirt yarn, plastic bags, and wool roving.