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.
- 12 days of Christmas Block Kit Swap
Our new 12 days of Christmas block kit swap is also a go! Those that have signed up have started a discussion about how things will run so sign up now to include your ideas and look for details soon. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
- Advent Exchange
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting the Advent Exchange. Participants make 12 small items and purchase 12 small items to swap. These items are turned in at our October meeting, swapped out and wrapped by the coordinator. Boxes with the 24 swapped out items are returned to participants at our November meeting to be opened starting December 1st. Sign up at any guild or UFO event or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.Want the fun to continue? Look for the announcement of our ‘12 days of Christmas’ block kit swap at our May meeting!
- 2023 Challenge Quilt
Signup for the 2023 Challenge is still open! Everyone will get a Fat Quarter of the same fabric. The challenge is to use some of it some way in the quilt. You can use a sliver or the entire fat quarter, as long as it is recognizable. Quilts can be up to 144″ around the perimeter. That’s 36” x 36” but you could make it 5″ x 67″ or 52″ x 24″ — or just 12″ x 12″. The reveal will be at the September meeting. Cost to participate is $5.00. (This pays for the FQ and underwrites the cash prizes.)
- Ornament of the Month
NLCQG Ornament of the Month 2023
This month’s Ornament of the Month is a 5 Point Folded Star using three triangles and two buttons. This can be found at https://youtu.be/zMJw-SRZGtg
Click this link: Ornament of the Month Page to view each month’s ornament instructions. This page is also available as a drop down menu under Members Corner
- Bingo in July
Our July meeting will include not only our traditional ice cream social, but we will also be surrounded by mystery quilts while playing Quilter’s BINGO!
Quilter’s Bingo requires you to make your own bingo cards so while you’re working on those projects in March, April, May and June, save a couple of scraps to add to your Bingo board!
There will be a ‘bingo board square’ box available at guild and UFO meetings. Feel free to add 2 1/2” squares to it to share with others, or take some 2 1/2” squares from it to complete your boards. Click the following link for all instructions for making your boards: NLCQG Quilter’s Bingo Instructions
Questions may be sent to email@example.com