Events

    Monthly

    We meet twice each month at the Glen Carbon Senior/Community Center. The monthly meeting is not all business: we open the doors at 6:30 for light snacks and socializing, followed by 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 7 pm
    Sew-In—3rd Saturday at 9 am
    Glen Carbon Senior/Community Center
    157 W Main ST
    Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    Note: November's meeting will be Nov 13. Every October we meet on the 4th Saturday for the Sew-In.

    January

    Demo Day

    We will have 4 members doing a 15 minute demonstration on a technique or craft that they would like to share. We have some incredibly talented members with great ideas. You don’t want to miss this.

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    Feb

    Evolution of Machine Quilting

    Ruth Gevers, TNT member and longarm quilter, will do a presentation on the evolution of machine quilting. How long has it been around and the current trends will be discussed. Ruth will do a trunk show with her quilts to emphasize the changes in quilting style in the past 20 years.

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    March

    Quilt Design

    Nancy Eisenhauer, a local quilter, will do a presentation called "I Have An Idea." Nancy will talk about the problems we run into when taking an idea for a quilt design through to the finished product. She uses 1/4" graph paper for designing. Nancy will be using a projector to help walk through her designing process. Nancy will also bring along some of her art quilts to show.

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    April

    Presidents' Challenge

    This year we have two challenges as we have had two presidents!

    Our projects for the presidents' challenge will be presented to the group.

    Click below for details of the challenges.

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    May

    The Value of Value

    Grace Errea will be here from California to give a presentation on Value of Value and the following day she will hold a workshop regarding a new technique she established for applique. The workshop is called Heat-Set Machine Applique. Get more information from her website

    Workshop: Intro to Heat-Set Machine Appliqué

    May 22

    Presented by Grace Errea

    Open to members and non-members.

    Grace will teach you how to use a new, revolutionary appliqué technique that is easy and foolproof. Using this technique, the fabric remains soft and manageable, instead of stiff as is typical with fusible webs and glues, and allows for raw edge appliqué without fraying edges!!

    This is a workshop that you won't want to miss. So start collecting your fabric scraps to make 1 of 7 designs (only one shown here.)

    Get more details about this workshop.

    • Workshop cost is $92 (this includes the $27 kit mentioned on Grace's website)
    • Sign up by March 1 ($30 non-refundable deposit required)
    • Balance due April 16
    • Save $5 if paid in full by Feb 1

    Complete supply list for this workshop.