Kringle’s Christmas Tree

The Kringle’s Christmas Tree was decorated November 16th. Please visit and enjoy the tree and display at Antioch Kringle’s Christmas Village now through New Year’s Day at #510 Orchard Street on the far end of the Piggly Wiggly Plaza in Antioch. You may also vote for your favorite tree (Pick us! Pick us!)
Many, many thanks to Gail and Dung for spearheading this project all year!

Postcard 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! New this year, we will issuing the invitation to join in to other guilds so you may find a brand new pen pal! …

Wool Applique Group

There is always something new happening in NLCQG!   With the interest indicated on our October ballot, Carolyn Kujawinski has offered to head up a Wool Appliqué Group!
The group started meeting November 30th and will continue meeting Thursdays from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM once a month at the Antioch Public Library.  Whether you’re a seasoned wool worker or a novice, this group will surround you with others to help guide your projects.

Mystery Quilt

Our 2nd annual guild mystery quilt will start in February of 2024! The announcement flyer is attached to the December 2023 Newsletter (click here).

Once a week, for 9 weeks this winter, our guild will be releasing clues via email for an intriguing, pieced quilt pattern that is perfect for beginners, but also has enough options to interest the experienced quilter. This year’s finished quilt is designed to be 52” x 52” but there will be instructions included to make it smaller or larger. Sign up starts by emailing Looking forward to quilting along with everyone this winter.

November Skill Builder – November 25th 1:00pm

Ruler Quilting Demo

Are you curious about Ruler Work?  Sharon Wick will give us a hands-on demo and explain the sewing machine set up and supplies needed for this technique.  If you are tired of quilting by check book and want to finish your own quilts, this demo is for you!

Teacher: Sharon Wick                        Cost: None    

Help Wanted!

help wanted

  • Raffle Quilt Ticket Record Keeper – This person will order the hard copies of tickets needed, keep track of quantity of sold tickets by members or from which event and enter into an on-line raffle quilt ticket system as we had done last year. This position does not require you to schedule the events where tickets will be sold as that is now done by the Event Coordinator
  • Rummage Sale – The guild voted to have Rafflemania during a guild meeting so if we’d like to have a Saturday rummage sale, we will need a coordinator.Advertising – The guild voted overwhelmingly to allow advertising in our newsletter, but we’ll need someone to chair this fundraising activity.
  • Month Long Quilt Display – There is an interest, we need a chairman.
  • Pattern Testers – Some of the quilts for our proposed guild pattern book have been designed and are ready for testing! Let us know if you’d like to be the first to try one of these new patterns

Contact: for more details on any of these activities.

2023-2024 Block of the Month – Mrs. Dewey’s Choice (BLOCK 3)

Woo Hoo!!! We all survived the tightrope of block 2! It’s smooth sailing from here on out! At least Mrs. Dewey agrees. The owner of this Big Top, Mrs. Dewey, is honored that you are constructing her very own block. It’s back to basics with this incredibly simple yet impactful block. For those signed up, check your inbox for the information regarding this block soon and join us for block 3 in this series!

Quilt ‘til You Wilt Staytreat

One day not enough to work on your UFOs? Join us for three days of sewing!
Thursday, December 28th & Friday, December 28th (9am -9pm) Saturday, December 30th 9 am – 9 pm (Saturday 9 am – 5 pm)
Antioch Township Center 1625 Deep Lake Rd, Lake Villa
Cost: $10.00 per person **
** Funds donated to the Antioch Township Food Pantry. (an additional $5.00 per day for non-guild members)

October 2023 Skill Builder – Fidget Quilts Cancelled

There was not enough interest in the October fidget quilt skill builder, so we are going to cancel it at this point. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule it in 2024.

In this workshop we will be making a fidget quilt using either a planned or serendipitous design, the choice is yours. We will be making a quilt foundation which will then be embellished with a variety of ribbons, buttons, trims, yo-yos, etc. This fun mini-quilt provides an opportunity to “play” and let your creativity flow. Participants have the option of keeping their completed fidget quilt or donating it. …

Links to Totes & Bags

At the Wednesday October 4, Sewing for Sale, Lynn Ray demonstrated bag construction to help fill our Farmers Market booth. The following link includes several bags demonstrated.

Links to Totes and Bags

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