Quilters mark your calendar for the 2020 Quilt In at Techny Towers Conference Center from Friday afternoon, January 31 to Sunday afternoon, February 2. (Yes, this time we will meet on Super Bowl weekend, but will have finished well before kickoff.)

If you’ve never attended, consider:
  • Having time dedicated for your favorite textile projects
  • Setting up once in a secure building and working the hours you want, even all night
  • The opportunities to learn a new technique or two
  • Creating a Mystery Quilt, following sequential instructions
  • Being among dozens of interested, encouraging and helpful fabric aficionados
  • No cooking, because three meals on Saturday and a Sunday brunch (or breakfast) are included
  • Plus snacks and beverages are available all weekend (oh, so many snacks!)
  • Your choice (depending on availability) to stay in a one, two or three-person bedroom with private bath (register with your roommates, or we’ll match you with someone nice)
  • Two elevators to easily transport equipment and snack-ladened members
  • Free parking in a patrolled lot
Sound inviting?
We’ll begin accepting reservations in the Fall. Any vacancies left by December 1st will be opened to non-members and guests, as in the past.
Please contact any of us with your questions or suggestions at: quiltin@illinoisquilters.com. The 2020 Quilt-In Committee members are Marsha Caulkins, Cynthia Churchwell, Ellen Pomes and Martha Ross-Mockaitis.

Quilt-In half-day class: "Mini Jelly Roll Rug", taught by Lynne Hubert

This is a technique class, so you can make any size rug your heart desires.
We’ll focus on learning how to use the materials so you can complete any size project. The class won’t finish the mini rug in a half day, but Lynne will be at the retreat to answer any questions. Your mini Jelly roll rug could be a pet mat, or if made smaller, a mug rug; the technique is the same. Please bring the supply list to get started on the techniques. If you choose a larger project, feel free to learn using those supplies, also listed on the Supply List. Questions ahead of the class?  Email Lynne at LCHubert@aol.com.
The Mini Jelly Roll Rug
The Curves technique class

Quilt-In half-day class: "Curves"

This half-day class will give you practice working with pieced curves. We’ll have a few different curved pieces to work with – apple cores, orange peels, circles and ovals. You’ll get a chance to work with templates and an AccuQuilt Go Baby die cutter. We’ll have kits made up for you to practice curves on – and we’ll use these samples to create a charity quilt.
This class is a technique class – but we’ll have the die to make Modern Quilt Studio’s Local Color Quilt – so if you want to make this quilt – you’ll have the chance to cut out all your pieces and finish the quilt on your own time. The cutter is available all weekend.
If you want to make the Local Color quilt – you can get it here (for free!).  Go through your stash and see if you can make the color transitions in this quilt from material you already have. It’s quite a color lesson!

Mystery Quilt

If you like surprises, be a participant and gather items from the supply list. The mystery pattern is given out in pieces during the retreat.
Here is how it works: after dinner on Friday, participants gather with Marsha Caulkins who will introduce the first steps of the pattern. Everyone then gets cutting and sewing! More instructions are given on Saturday morning and the whole retreat guesses as to the final design. Final instructions are given Saturday afternoon and eventually someone finishes the mystery!
All pieces under construction are shown at Sunday’s Show and Tell. Many have a quilt top to take home.


Illinois Quilters, Inc.

January 31 – February 2, 2020
Techny Towers Conference Center, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, IL 60082
Please note:  We can accommodate shared room reservations when deposits are received from all parties for that room. No roommate? We’ll match you! Check-in and set-up begins at 3:00pm Friday, January 31, 2020.
Non-member registrations will be processed in the order received for spaces available starting December 1, 2019.  Weekend cost per person, including 4 meals: $245.00 for a triple / $255.00 for a double / $280.00 for a single. There are only a few single rooms, for which medical concerns carry priority; do let us know if you need special accommodations. Techny has two elevators.
A deposit of $150.00 (or the full amount), made payable to IQI secures your reservation. Bring your check and registration to the Quilt-In table at an IQI meeting or mail them to: Cynthia Churchwell, 1344 Sunview Lane, Winnetka, IL 60093. Any balance is due by January 10, 2020.
Workshops are optional and described separately. Please indicate your choice or “none” if you will forego them. You will receive supply lists and instructions well in advance. Everyone is asked to bring a snack, iron and/or board. Questions? Ask at a meeting or call Cynthia at 847-899-7417.

Click here if you prefer to download a paper version of the Quilt-In registration form.
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