2021-22 Programs & Workshops

Lectures are held on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State Street, Rockford, IL. Click on each speaker’s website to learn more about them. We are now back to meeting in person, but will continue to Zoom the speaker and business meeting if you cannot attend the meeting.

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 Roberta Suess 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.


August 12, 2021: Meet your new Board members and Standing Committee Chairs Trunk Show

September 2, 2021: A time to get to know other better. A good time to invite new friends and make some new ones.

October 7, 2021: Timna Tarr (website) – Flying colors trunk show, sharing her design and color choices and personal stories behind her quilts.

November 4, 2021: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, Whole Circle Studio (website) – Approaching quilting as a graphic designer.

December 2, 2021: Annual Holiday Party/Potluck

January 6, 2022: Krista Moser (website) – She started very young designing her own quilts and patterns. She typically works in design concept and color theory.

February 3, 2022: MJ Kinman (website) – Gemstone quilter

March 3, 2022: Neonatal Sew-in

April 7, 2022: Linda Pearl (website) – Ten quilters you should know. Part 1 in the afternoon and Part 2 in the evening.

May 5, 2022: Lois Mease (website) – Color Confidence for Quilters

June 2, 2022: Lilo Bowman (website) – Adapting for Change (afternoon) and Love Where You Create (evening). Book give away at each meeting!

July 7, 2022: TBD