2019-20 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 $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. Half day workshops are 9:30-12:30 at a cost of $25.00 for members and $30.00 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 Sue Swenson 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.

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August 1, 2019: New Board Members Trunk Show. Meet the new board members and see their latest projects.

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September 5, 2019: Phyllis Campbell – “I Cannot Resist a Quilt Challenge”

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October 3, 2019: Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs (website)  – “Yellow Creek Quilt Designs Through the Years”

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November 7, 2019: Cathy Grafton (website)  – “Prairie Quilts Inspired by Central Illinois”.

November 8, 2019: Workshop – “Applique and Embellishment of Wildflowers”. Click HERE for supply list.

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December 5, 2019: Annual Holiday Party/Potluck

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January 2, 2020: Hand Projects Sew-in, socialize, show and tell

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February 6, 2020: Monique Jacobs (website) – Aft: Fabric Designing with Batiks, Eve: Pattern Design

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March 5, 2020: Neonatal Sew-In

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April 2, 2020: Lynn Schmitt of A Different Box of Crayons (website)

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May 7, 2020: Janette Dwyer – Aft: Ruby Short McKim, The Quilt Designer’s Gem
Eve: Bargain Quilts and the Quilt Buy of the Century – The Century of Progress Quilts from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair

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June 4, 2020: Kim Lapacek (website) – Wildly Careening into Quilts – What I Learned by not Knowing What I Didn’t Know

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July 2, 2020: Annual ice cream social with patriotic show and tell