Ties, Needles, and Thread Guild

Who We Are

We are a group (not for profit) of needle work enthusiasts: quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross stitching, weaving, garment making, etc.—anything you can make with needle and thread.

What We Do

We meet to share techniques, talk, and plan community service events. Meetings feature speakers, trunk shows, demonstrations of various needle art skills, show & tell (an opportunity to share finished projects or seek advice), community service projects, and a chance to make new friends with a common interest!

Where We Meet

We meet at the Glen Carbon Community/Senior Center each month for a meeting. We open the doors 30 minutes prior to the meeting.

Glen Carbon Senior/Community Center
157 N Main Street
Glen Carbon, IL 62034

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    We meet twice each month at the Glen Carbon Senior/Community Center. The monthly meeting is not all business. We open the doors 30 minutes prior to the meeting for socializing, and end with a presentation. The Sew-Ins are primarily a do-your-own-thing get together which can also be utilized for a community service project or a small class.

    Meeting: 3rd Tuesday at 6:30p
    Sew In: 1st Friday at 9:00a

    May 3

    Quarterly Workshop

    Project Bags

    Marilyn will be teaching our quarterly workshop May 3 at the Senior/Community Center. It will feature project bags. Marilyn has brought the bags to a couple of meetings and they look very nice! The smaller bag is scrappy and therefore a bit more complicated, but the scrappiness makes it look really neat and quilt like. Both have a see through vinyl so that you can easily see and identify the project inside. Marilyn will be bringing the vinyl. Doors open at 8:30. Class is 9:00-1:30.

    Please note Supplies are needed for this workshop. Please contact us to get more info about this event if you plan to attend.



    TNT Birthday Party

    Dessert Served

    This is the month it all started back in 1991. We will celebrate this event with several different kinds of cake, games, prizes, and a short memorial to deceased members. The President’s Challenge for next year will also be announced.

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    Presentation by Laurie Litvin

    Member Laurie Litvin will do a presentation on getting going with machine embroidery with demo’s on some projects. Remember the 3-D embroidery plant project that Laurie displayed at show and tell? I’m sure that will make another appearance!

    July 5

    Quarterly Workshop

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    Marilyn will be teaching our quarterly workshop May 3 at the Senior/Community Center.



    Garage Sale and Ice Cream Social

    Now is the time to start going through your fabrics, notions, patterns, books, etc. Bring items you no longer use, or have duplicates of, to sell at our garage sale. The seller keeps all the sale proceeds. Please provide your own change. We will arrange time for sellers to shop also. It may be a good idea to bring a tote or two for your purchases. If there are specific items (perhaps larger items you are interested in selling) we can mention these items in the May newsletter.

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    Making quilt labels

    Kristina Olson will present making quilt labels on your computer. The label then can be printed on fabric and added to your quilts.

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    Free motion quilting

    Susan Muszynski will give a presentation on an introduction to free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. This is a new skill for many and she will have some good tips for getting started.

    Oct 4

    Quarterly Workshop

    To be determined


    More details to come



    Annual Guild Auction

    This is our only fundraiser with all proceeds going to our guild for future speakers and expenditures. We ask that each member bring at least one handmade item to contribute. It can be a food item or anything handmade. NO white elephants.

    Please attach a description of your item to it. If food, please include the ingredients; if handmade, include any pattern information and/or size. This will help to move things along. Cash or checks only. 

    Bring family members and friends. Remember to bid high and bid often!!!

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    Christmas Party

    More details to come

    members only

    It wouldn’t be a holiday party with a GIFT EXCHANGE. For those that wish to participate, bring a sewing related gift NOT to exceed $10.

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