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!

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.++ REGISTER TO ATTEND AS A GUEST ($10 FEE)
  • » 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
  • Tuesday, June 22: Guest speaker Maria Shell, 6:00pm. (Brought to you in partnership with the Bloomington/Normal MQG.) ++Virtual meeting via Zoom.++
  • * Saturday, June 26: Blow It Up! virtual workshop with Maria Shell. (Brought to you in partnership with the Bloomington/Normal MQG.)
  • * Saturday, July 10 & 17: a two-day Social Justice Sewing Academy workshop with Sara Trail, 1:00-4:00pm
  • » Sunday, July 18: Guest speaker Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy
  • 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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