We are a member guild of quilters and related needle artists in Chicago's Southland. Since 1979, we have come together for the benefit of our members and other organizations within our communities. We strive to achieve our common goals while encouraging the aspirations of our individual quiltmakers, artists and craftspeople.
We hold our meetings in Glenwood, IL, and our members come from all over Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois. Our 120+ members are uniquely talented and creative. We have beginners, award winners and everything in between; the young of age to the young at heart; traditional quilt makers to fabric artists.
It's Boutique Time!
Mark your calendar for November 3-4. Our early bird sale begins at 3:30, ends at 6:30. Can't make it Friday, then join us on Saturday, from 9:00 to 5:00. It will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 South 80th Avenue in Orland Park.
If you've never been, you're in for a treat. It's not your typical craft show. We have beautiful hand-made items that are grouped by category. Need a baby gift? You'll see lots of choices from different artists. Something for a bridal shower? How about all the different items at the kitchenware table? You can leisurely admire our items without a vendor staring at you.
Our host church uses this opportunity to conduct a bake sale so you can grab something good on the way out.
Need more information? Contact us at 815-685-8948.
Let the holiday shopping begin!
Fabrications by Doris
May 11 (9:30 to 2:30)
"In the Birches" Fusible Applique Class
Vicky Hodge "Double Sided Quilts"
Workshop: Smocked Ornaments
Annual Charity Sew
Claudia Moffat "Anonymous Quilts, 1800 to 1950"
Workshop: Dyeing the Rainbow
Lindzee McCray "Feed Sacks: History and Use in Quilts"
To be announced
“The Perfect ‘Awwwwww' ”
A true story from our annual Boutique that captures one reason we sew...
“One of our members sewed, stuffed, and assembled a baby’s cradle, complete with a fabric baby tucked away inside. Two young sisters, ages five and two (well, almost two, according to Grandma), were looking around that section of the displays when the five-year-old picked up the cradle and studied it a bit before getting her little sister’s attention and handing it to her. The little one held it close and made that sound, a perfect “Awwwwwww.” You know what a perfect "Awwww" sounds like. The sound rises and lowers and floats in front of you for a while. Then, being a savvy almost-two-year-old, the little one ran up to Grandma, who was at the checkout table settling up and talking to the Guild members there, held the cradle up so Grandma could see it and said, “Baby. Baby.” There were a good half-dozen Guild witnesses to that part of the story and they all, just like when they practice their “Alleluia Chorus,” replied perfectly with their own “Awwwwww.”