Special events bring sparkle to our lives and allow IQI members and friends to explore quilt-related opportunities. Part of IQI’s mission is to share expertise and the love of quilting with the public. These events bring IQI members into the public space to share that love, support the craft and engage non-members with tips, tools and techniques of this art form. Everyone is welcome and we hope you’ll attend these events!


Chicago Botanic Garden sign
Live Event:
Fine Art of Fiber

November 3-5, 2023
(3 days)

Raffle Quilt

Live Event:
Raffle Quilt
Ticket Sale

November 5, 2023
(until 5pm)
2023 Raffle Quilt: “Bodacious Blooms”
The 2023 Raffle Quilt
Raffle Tickets for the 2023 Raffle Quilt “Bodacious Blooms” will be on sale through IQI’s Quilt Show at the Fine Art of Fiber event held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The winning ticket will be pulled by the Raffle Committee on Thursday November 9, 2023.
The 2023 IQI Raffle quilt celebrates the 43 years of Illinois Quilters Inc.  The quilt is based on the Williams Street pattern. Fifteen guild members sewed the quilt and Amy Parker brought it to life with her amazing quilting.
Tickets are $1.00 per ticket or six tickets for $5.00, and cash or checks are accepted. Members are asked to buy or sell $25.00 worth of tickets yearly. You can purchase your tickets on our Shop page, or send a check to our P.O. box address (Illinois Quilters, Inc., P.O. Box 39, Wilmette, IL 60091).
The Raffle Ticket Chairperson will write your name and contact information for on-line purchased tickets. The winner need not be present, and will be called, and arrangements made to deliver the quilt.
Thanks for your support! All Raffle Quilt proceeds are used to cover our program costs in the next year. This is a vital effort, and a creative expression of our guild.