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.


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. Click HERE to read more about Beth and her workshop.

February 8, 2019: Workshop with Beth Helfter – Kickin’ Stash
Click HERE for supply list. 9:30-4:00 at Swedish American Hospital, 1401 East State Street


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: Lori Dickman (website)
Program: Speedy Solutions to Scrap Quilting

June 7, 2019: Workshop – Scrappy Baskets


Sue Swenson has been busy scheduling our 2019-20 speakers. Here’s a sneak peak:

August 1, 2019: New Board Members Trunk Show

September 5, 2019: TBA

October 3, 2019: Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs

November 7, 20129: Cathy Grafton – Prairie quilts applique

December 5, 2019: Annual Holiday Party/Potluck

January 2, 2020: TBA

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

March 5, 2020: Neonatal Sew-In

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

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

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

July 2, 2020: TBA