Welcome Quilters

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.



  • Northern Lake County Quilters Guild – 2022 Fundraiser

    This year, for our opportunity quilt, we are offering “Nature’s Splendor!” a beautiful quilt made by our talented members. Nature’s Splendor! is 79” square and an original pattern designed and pieced by our members.  The design encompasses two popular blocks, the nine patch and the square-in-a-square, with green, purple and gold fabrics showcasing the beauty of nature’s flowers, vines and leaves.  It has been beautifully quilted by one of our members on her long arm machine.

    To purchase tickets for this beautiful opportunity quilt, click the link below. Everyone who buys tickets must be an Illinois resident and provide an Illinois mailing address. 

    Raffle Website

    This quilt helps us raise funds to support our educational programs and to allow us to purchase supplies for quilts we make and donate to Project Linus, multiple Lake County nursing homes, and the Cancer Treatment Center. Our guild typically donates over 100 quilts each year, along with other smaller quilted items like Walker bags, fidget quilts, and mug rugs.

  • In Person Meetings Resume April 6th


    We will resume meeting in person at the Antioch Township Center at the April 6th meeting.

    Following current guideline – Masks are optional. **In person meetings, subject to change given the pandemic situation.



Upcoming Events

2022 July Meeting – Ice Cream Social

July 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, July 6th at 7:00 at the Antioch Township Center for our annual ice cream social. Doors open at 6:30 PM, 

The guild will supply the ice cream all the toppings. All you need to do is come and enjoy the ice cream.

July 2022 3-Day UFO Retreat

July 29, 2022 to July 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Please join us for a three-day UFO at the Antioch township center on July 29th, 30th & 31st from 9am to 9pm.  Any member of the Northern Lake County Quilters Guild is welcome to attend. Friends of members are also welcome. There is no registration or cost. Come and sew during the day and then go home and sleep in your own bed.

2022 August Meeting – Project Linus

August 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Join us for on Wednesday, August 3rd at the Antioch Township Center. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

This month’s speaker will be giving a presentation about Project Linus.  Project Linus provides homemade blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. For more information on Project Linus go to: http://www.projectlinuschicago.com/ 


2022 UFO Day

August 27, 2022 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. There is no registration or 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!