2018 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 Any Otten 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.


JUNE 7, 2018: Margaret Willingham

1:00 and 7:00: Reverse applique and trunk show.

Friday, June 8: (Half Day) Reverse applique by hand
Revealing Applique: Reverse, Needle-turn Applique by hand Lollipop Flower De-mystify with knowledge and skill. And find the FUN of reverse-needle turn applique done the Eye of the Beholder way. Learn all the steps in the process of trace, baste, snip and stitch, and see the beauty of the 7.5” Lollipop Flower revealed as you sew. Come be empowered! You can finish your block as a pot holder, or sew it into a quilt…or make a whole quilt of these adorable flowers. Come learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse applique by hand. Though the focus of this workshop will be sewing by hand, the machine process will also be presented. Required: Lollipop Flower pattern– pattern cost $5.00. 9:30-12:30, Swedish American Hospital, Charles Street entrance (10th St) ask at desk for room number. $20 for SQG members/$25 for non-members.


July 5, 2018: Ice cream social, patriotic show and tell, and a pattern exchange. There will be no speaker this month. Instead we will have lots of time to socialize, eat ice cream, show our handmade patriotic items and participate in a pattern exchange. Before putting away your 4th of July quilted items, bring them for show and tell. If you’d like to participate in the pattern exchange, bring a pattern you don’t want anymore and go home with another one.