Quilt Week Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI – Workshops 2016

QuiltWeek– Grand Rapids, Michigan 2016 registration is now open!

Show is August 10-13.

The Batavia Depot Museum proudly presents:

A Traditional Show With A Contemporary Interest

Save the date:
July 15-17, 2016

Photo Gallery now featuring 2015 Show.

  • Over 150 contemporary & historic quilts and textile pieces in exhibit hall
  • Quilt & textile sales; unique hand crafted gifts in Artisan Market
  • Special Feature: Commemorative Quilts
  • Saturday: Quilt appraisals by Lynn Contri
  • Sunday: Sad Iron Program
  • Lunch/Concessions available
  • See Show Info for more details

Sponsored by Prairie Shop Quilts Long Arming


Contact Info

Carla Hill, Director
Chris Winter, Museum Coordinator

Batavia Depot Museum

Ph: 630-406-5274
Fax: 630-593-5202

Prairifest Quilt Show

Prairifest Quilt Show 2016
Presented by the Quilters Dozen & Park District
Little White School
Oswego, IL
Friday June 17 – Sunday June 19, 2016
10am-4pm Friday & Saturday
12pm-4pm Sunday

Riverwalk Quilt Show

Friday May 13, 2pm-7pm Riverwalk quilt show
Saturday May 14, 9am-5pm

Beautiful display of locally made quilts!
Basket and Quilt raffles as well as make a Kennel Quilt at the show to help a “Furry Friend in Need”     

At NIU campus in Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd

Naperville, Il. 60563

Ricky Tims coming to St. Charles in October

The Faithful Circle Quilters Guild is a proud Promotional Partner for the upcoming Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa in St. Charles, IL.
Coming to the St. Charles, IL area

October 20-22, 2016
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
St., Charles, IL
Ricky Tims with special guest, Alex Anderson       http://rickytims.com/


What to do on a not very spring like weekend?

Decatur Quilters Guild
The 36th Annual Quilt Festival
“Quilting Around the World”
April 1 & 2 2016
Decatur Civic Center
Corner of US Route 52 and US Route 36
Decatur, IL

Hands All Around Guild of Central IL
Quilt Spectrum–Eat, Love, Quilt
April 1 & 2 2016
Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center
1413 Leslie Drive
Bloomington, IL

Salt Creek Quilters Guild
2016 Quilt Show
“Traditions with a Twist”
April 2 & 3, 2016
10am to 5pm
The Community House
415 West Eighth St.
Hinsdale, IL

String-A-Long Quilt Guild
Valparaiso, IN
“Quilted Crossroads”
April 2 & 3
Porter County Expo Center
215 E. Division Road (One mile south of Rt. 30 on Rt. 49)
Valparaiso, IN

Prairie Star logo

Under the resource tab there are now 3 different versions available for making  our Prairie Star logo.

Annual Banquet

The Annual Spring Banquet with our guest speaker Susan Carlson will be held at the Gaslite Manor Banquet in Aurora on Monday, May 23, 2016. This is a time to celebrate ending the Guild’s current year and the start of our new Guild year starting June 1, 2016. The location of the Banquet is Gaslite Manor Banquet, 2485 Church Road, Aurora, Illinois. Social hour will start at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. The dinner tickets will be $35.00 and there will be a cash bar. The dinner menu chooses are Broiled Breast of Chicken Marsala, Broiled Alaskan Cod Filet, or Vegetarian Lasagna.

Sign up for the banquet will be at the Chapter meetings starting in February Or you can contact Barbara Stewart at barbarastewartone@gmail.com  The group registration sheet is now available.

Quilt Show Kalona, IA

45th Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale 2016

Thurs. April 28 Evening Only 5 pm- 8 pm

Fri. April 29 9 am – 7 pm

Sat. April 30 9 am – 5 pm

Admission $5.00 (only pay once, good for all three days!) Located in the Kalona Community Center, on the corner of 6th & D. Ave. in Kalona, IA.  Over 300 New and Antique Hand Quilted quilts will be on display and for sale.  Many are Amish – Mennonite made.  Don’t miss the Fabulous Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum just one block east of the show.  There will be a craft show at the museum.

The City of Kalona will also has 39 Quilt Blocks throughout the downtown sidewalks. Come take the walking tour and see the show!  We have nice gift shops, fabric shops, antique stores, restaurants, the Methodist Church does a special turkey dinner for the show, Large groups welcome!

For info call  Katie at the Woodin Wheel  319-656-2240  or email katie@woodinwheel.com   Website:  www.woodinwheel.com

August Update

Quilting Acronyms

UFO:  Unfinished Object
WIP: Work in Progress
PHD:  Projects Half Done
PIG:  Project in Grocery Sack
WOMBAT:  Waste of Money, Batting and Time
NESTY:  Not Even Started Yet
PFC:  Professional Fabric Collector
STABLE:  Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
WITHWIT:  What In the Heck Was I Thinking?
CRAFT:  Can’t Remember A Flipping Thing
HSY:  Haven’t Started Yet (pronouned Hussy)
PIPS:  Project in Process
PITS:  Project in Totes
TOAD:  Trashed Object Abondoned in Disgust
COP:  Creative Ongoing Project
CAT:  Creating Artistic Treasures
QFH–Quilt From Hell
RUF:  Really Ugly Fabric


Mindy’s First Quilt

Amish with a Twist

Amish with a Twist












About 1/3 of our members attended the picnic and enjoyed each other’s company. Diane’s version of Family Feud  gave many surprising results for top answers.


Missouri Star Quilt Company

Sew Generously is planning a bus trip to Hamilton, MO on Friday Sept 25-27th. For more information they can be contacted at 630-444-1504 or sewgenerously.net.



Our Sept 30th – October 4th retreat at the Carmelite center in their new building still has space available. If there are still openings after September 1st, the retreat will be opened to non-guild members.


September Quilt shows

Quilt Expo
September 10-12, 2015
Madison, Wi

Winding Path Quilt Show

St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
1023 Mc Henry Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Sept 25th 10am-6pm
September 26th 10am-3pm

Gems of the Prairie Quilters Autumn Gems Quilt Show

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson-Hall D
September 26th 9am-5pm
September 27th 11am-4pm

Prairie Sisters Quilt Show

Columbia Junior High
94 W Richton Road
Steger, IL
September 26th 9am-5pm
September 27th 9am-4pm