Meetings

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

Meeting location (unless otherwise noted):

Rush Oak Park Hospital
Centennial Room
520 S. Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

Meetings almost always include time for show and tell, so please bring your latest creation!

2020 Event Schedule:

  • * Saturday, February 15: Workshop with Shruti Dandekar, 10:00-4:00, location TBA
  • Sunday, February 16: Lecture and Trunk Show with Shruti Dandekar
  • Sunday, March 22: 10th Anniversary Party at Pilgrim Church, Oak Park The Chicago MQG will not meet in March, and we are working to reschedule our 10th anniversary party.
  • Thursday, April 2-Sunday, April 5: Spring Retreat, Sienna Center, Wisconsin
  • » Sunday, April 19: Quilt Olympics II ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Sunday, May 17: Hand Sewing Tips (Needles and Thimbles) with Sarah Evans ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Sunday, June 14: Sew-In, 10:00-4:00 (NEW DATE!) ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • » Sunday, July 19: Hand Quilting Demos ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Sunday, August 16: Lecture "Looking to the Stars" with Sarah Nishiura ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • * Saturday, September 19**: Carole Lyles Shaw "Stash Jazz Quilt — Stash Buster Improv Fun" virtual workshop, 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Sunday, September 20**: Lecture and Trunk Show with Carole Lyles Shaw ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • » Sunday, October 18: Quilt Photography ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Sunday, November 15: Quilt As You Go + Small Gift Demos ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Friday, November 20-Monday, November 23: Fall Retreat, Sienna Center, Wisconsin
  • Sunday, November 22: Virtual Retreat
  • Sunday, December 13: Holiday Gift Swap and Social ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++

2021 Event Schedule:
  • » Sunday, January 17: Annual Member Mini Trunk Show ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Sunday, February 28: Make Do: ideas and inspiration for substitutions, sourcing hard-to-find items, mending, shortcuts, etc. ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • * Saturday, March 6: Color Interaction virtual workshop with Tara Faughnan.
  • * Saturday, March 20: Color Interaction virtual workshop with Tara Faughnan.
  • Sunday, March 21: Guest speaker Tara Faughnan will talk about her Creative Process. ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • » Sunday, April 18: Quilt Olympics III ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • Sunday, April 25: Virtual Retreat, 10:00-5:00
  • Sunday, May 16: Tote-a-palooza, Part I: the first of a two part program on tote bag construction, tips, tricks and resources.
  • * Thursday, May 20-Sunday, May 23: Spring Retreat, Sienna Center, Wisconsin
  • Saturday, June 19: Sew-In, 10:00-4:00
  • » Sunday, July 18: Guest speaker TBA
  • Sunday, August 15: Tote-a-palooza, Part II: the second of a two part program on tote bag construction, tips, tricks and resources.
  • * Saturday, September 18: Workshop with Giucy Giuce
  • Sunday, September 19: Guest speaker Giuseppe A. Ribaudo (Giucy Giuce)
  • » Sunday, October 17: TBD
  • * Thursday, October 21-Sunday, October 24: Fall Retreat, Sienna Center, Wisconsin
  • Sunday, November 21: Small Gift Demos
  • Sunday, December 19: Holiday Gift Swap and Social

* Event requires pre-registration
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