Special events bring sparkle to our lives and allow IQI members and friends to explore quilt related opportunities. And 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 the love of quilting, 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 5-7, 2021
(3 days)

Raffle Quilt

The 2021 IQI Raffle Quilt
Live Event:
Raffle Quilt
Ticket Sale

November 7, 2021
(until 3:45pm)

School House

Schoolhouse illustration
Live Workshop:
School House

March 5, 2022
The 2021 IQI Raffle Quilt
The 2020-21 IQI Raffle Quilt ("Ruby Jubilee")
The 2020-2021 IQI Raffle quilt celebrates the 40 years of Illinois Quilters Inc.  The quilt is based on “The Washington Medallion”, a Sue Garman feathered-star quilt pattern.  All fabric was donated by members and was quilted by Evanston Quilt Company.  Twenty-one members helped to piece this stunning quilt.
Take advantage of this unique time! Due to Covid, Ruby Jubilee has not been displayed and other guilds have not bought tickets. That benefits everyone who purchases a raffle tickets! You have a much better opportunity of winning this quilt, so get your money ready.
During a typical year, Raffle Quilts are taken to other guild’s during their meetings, displayed and tickets are sold. Guild’s like to see each other’s work and creativity. The expertise of the sewing is of the highest quality.
The Raffle Quilt “Ruby Jubilee” will be shown at the Fine Art of Fiber, held at The Chicago Botanic Garden, Glenview IL November 5-7, 2021. If there is no live show at the Botanic Garden, our Raffle Quilt tickets will be mixed up and the winner chosen by our guild president and the winner called.
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. Anyone may purchase 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 phone on all on-line purchased tickets. Each ticket needs a phone number on each stub to go into the drawing. The winner need not be present, the winner 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.
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