September 18, 2023
My Journey Through Textiles and Fibers
by Valerie Rodelli
Valerie Rodelli will be our speaker for the September meeting. She will share her creative process and pictures of her some of her creations. Here are a few examples of her work!
October 16, 2023
The Eliza Anne Marlett Sampler
by Nancy Johnson and Libby Sturdy
When visiting Nancy Sturgeon's home last spring, we saw many historical samplers. This sampler, The Eliza Ann Marlett Sampler, stitched in 1838, can be found in the historical collection at the Aurora, IL. museum. It was originally created by a stitcher living in Illinois. Libby and Nancy will share historical information about this sampler.
Nancy Sturgeon has a blog post about starting this sampler reproduction that you might find of interest: https://nsturgeon.blogspot.com/2010/03/starting-outan-illinois-sampler.html
November 20, 2023
A Historical Look at Women's Hats
by Jessica Ann Pushor
Jessica Ann Pushor, the collection manager of the costume and textile collection at the Chicago History Museum, will make a presentation about women’s hats from the 1870’s – 1950’s.
More information about the collection of hats at the Chicago History Museum can be found at the following link, https://images.chicagohistory.org/groupitem/7271/
January 15, 2024
Determining Color and Adding Texture to Your Quilted Projects
by Lynn Schmidt
Lynn Schmidt, the owner of A Different Box of Crayons, will discuss her technique for choosing color, scale and texture when designing quilted projects.
Lynn's website can be found at www.adifferentboxofcrayons.com
February 19, 2024
Embroidery Embellishments on Clothing
by Sara Hochhauser
Sara Hochhauser will be our featured speaker for this month’s meeting. She will be sharing some of the embellishments that she has made to garments. Pictured here is a Harris Tweed from Hebron Scotland that was her father’s. It fits her and she added silk ribbon to embellish it.
March 18, 2024
A Quilt Trip Around the World
by Alice Ridge
Alice Ridge joins us this month from Indiana though she has lived around the world and collected textiles from each location. She will be sharing her collection with us.
She has a website, www.aliceridgequilts.com, where you can find more information about her.
April 15, 2024
2024-2025 Programs Presentation
by Mindy McMahon and Pamela Novey
Our presentation this month will be an overview of the programs planned for the 2024-2025 Guild year.
April 15, 2024
Fairyfelt by Siso Presentation and Trunk Show
by Silke Sordyl
Silke Sordyl is originally from Germany and presently lives in Northern Illinois on a farm with many sheep. She creates dolls using needle felting. They each have a name, personality and a wonderful story about who they are! She will share her techniques and present a trunk show.
While Silke doesn't have a webpage, she has a presence on Facebook under the FB name Fairyfelt by Siso.
May 20, 2024
Field trip: A Visit to View Libby's Many Collections
with Libby Sturdy
We will be headed to Libby’s home to view her many collections, including teaspoons, figurines, artwork and doll collections, just to name a few. This will be followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Details will be available in April