Walk a Creative Path
Bethanne Nemesh

April 2, 2022 10:00 CST

Award winning Bethanne Nemesh will present her lecture “Walk a Creative Path” at 10:00am and then at 1:00pm teach her workshop “Nemeshing, the Freehand Feather Flourish”.  This will be a drawing lesson so have plenty of paper and pencils available. This workshop applies to all machine quilters, longarm, midarm and domestic machine users.

More information here.

Fast & Fabulous Free Motion Grids
Sue Heinz

June 4, 2022 10am CST

Sue Heinz will present her lecture “Fast and Fabulous Free-Motion Grids” followed that afternoon with her workshop “Sashing that Sizzles/360 Degree Grids”.  

More information about the workshop: click here.

This will be a drawing workshop so plan to have plenty of paper and pencils available at your viewing area.  This workshop applies to all machine quilters, longarm, midarm and domestic machine users.

What Else Can I Do With My Longarm?
Gayle Schleimann

August 6, 2022 10am CST

Gayle Schleimann of Bernina of Naperville will present a program showing us various techniques using her Bernina Q24 Longarm. From couching to embellishing and many other ideas.

This will be a lecture through Zoom. You must Contact NILAG to be added to the Zoom email list. Space is limited.

More information here.

Welsh Quilting

Tia Curtis

October 1st, 2022

Explore the beauty of Welsh Quilting with Tia Curtis. She will give a brief history of Welsh quilting including both hand quilted and machine quilted pieces. She will then break down the timeless designs so that they are easily approachable for any quilter. She will demonstrate how simple marking, and the use of acrylic templates make this style quilting a breeze yet appear complicated and exceptionally detailed.

Tia’s Zoom presentation will begin at 10 am CST following the guild business portion of the meeting.

More information here.

Quilting As A Layer Of Design

Christine Perrigo

December 3rd, 2022

Do you want to take your quilting to the next level? In this trunk show learn to incorporate quilting elements as a main design element, not just an afterthought. We will see design quilting elements that add an extra “layer” of design to the quilt. Look beyond the shapes made by the piecing to create a new design element that complements the design of the entire quilt. Utilize the idea of macro quilting to create elements that are on the same scale as the piecing. See how scale and density effect what the eye sees.

Christine’s Zoom presentation will begin at 10 am CST following the guild business portion of the meeting.

More information here.

About Us

The purpose of NILAG is to promote longarm, mid-arm and machine quilting throughout Northern Illinois as well as providing a means of communication, education, and collaboration for all those who are interested in and practitioners of longarm, mid-arm and domestic machine quilting.