2018-19 Programs & Workshops

Lectures are held on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State Street, Rockford, IL. Click on each speaker’s website to learn more about them.

Workshops are held on the following Friday and/or Saturday in a conference room at Swedish American Heart Hospital (Charles Street entrance … follow the signs once you enter the building). Full day workshops are 9:30-4:00 at a cost of $35.00 and $45.00 for non-members. Half day workshops are 9:30 to 12:30 at a cost of $20.00 and $25.00 for non-members. We are now extending our reduced fees to members of other quilting guilds. There may be an additional kit/supply fee. Please contact Marge Sment to sign up or fill out the Contact Us form.

Kit fees are payable directly to the instructors. You should only pay Sinnissippi Quilters for the workshop cost. Please do not pay Sinnissippi Quilters for your kits – it only makes things complicated for the guild and for our speakers.


December 6, 2018: Christmas Party Potluck. Bring your show & tell and food as follows:
1:00 party:
Last name begins with:
A-E: Salad
F-N: Entree
O-Z: Dessert

We will be playing some games and you will need to bring twelve 2 1/2″ x WOF strips.

7:00 party:
Hearty appetizers and desserts
Something to write with for a partner activity


January 3, 2019: Kevin Huffman (aka Kevin the Quilter) (website)Kevin

Quilting is in Kevin’s blood! He has been affiliated with quilting since the tender age of 4, having a grandmother that allowed him to participate in the making of quilts, and 2 great aunts who encouraged him to develop his quilting skills. Kevin had been a flight attendant for the past 18 years and rediscovered quilting as his therapy and passion on long layovers. Kevin is a complete fabric utilitarian and is a budding blogosphere personality. He blogs at www.kevinthequilter.blogspot.com. He revisits his childhood through his works of art. Kevin the Quilter is the proud parent of two Boston Terriers, one really fluffy cat and a coop full of poultry.

Kevin was enthusiastically recommended by one of our past members who heard him speak at her new guild.

Kevin will have a workshop on Friday, January 4th at 9:30-4:00 at Swedish American Hospital.1401 East State Street. Topic will be “String Star”

January 4, 2019: Workshop with Kevin – Stringed Star
9:30-4:00 at Swedish American Hospital, 1401 East State Street.


February 7, 2019: Beth Helfter (website).Beth

Beth is a quilter and designer with EvaPaige Quilt Designs. She promises lots of quilts and her journey as a quilt designer.


March 7, 2019: Annual neonatal sew-in.


April 4, 2019: Shelly Johnson, owner of Sunshine Stitches in Belvidere (website)


May 2, 2019: TBA


June 6, 2019: TBA


July 4, 2019: Ice cream social with some surprises