Taking a wine break

January Quilt-In Retreat

We will hold our Quilt-In Retreat January 28-30, 2022. All Covid -19 precautions will be maintained and vaccine cards must be presented. We look forward to getting together !
If you’ve never attended, consider:
  • Having your own table and time dedicated for your favorite textile projects
  • Setting up once in a secure building and work the hours you want, even all night
  • The opportunity to learn a new technique or two
  • Being among interested, encouraging and helpful fabric aficionados
  • No cooking, because Saturday and Sunday meals are included
  • Plus, snacks and beverages from your room or for purchase (oh, so many snacks!)
  • Your choice of a single or two-person hotel bedroom (register with your roommate, or we’ll match you with someone nice)
  • Load in and out easily from the sewing room
  • Quilt Crawl with beverages you bring, half the group Friday night and half Saturday
  • Two one-hour Saturday workshops: “One Block Wonder” with Melanie Anderson and Deb Hunter’s “Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star Ruler” with Ellen Pomes
  • Free parking
  • Non-members pay the same rate this year
  • Don’t register with the hotel, we will take care of it all!
Sound inviting? 
A minimum of 20 deposits needed by November 15, 2021. Deposit: $165.00 refundable if the event is cancelled. Projected final cost will be $265 double, $365 single. After November 15, a surcharge of $15.00 will be added to all registrations (member & non-member). Maximum participants is 30.
Please contact any of us with your questions or suggestions at: info@illinoisquilters.com. The 2022 Retreat Committee members are Melanie Anderson, Patti Carrington, Ellen Pomes and Martha Ross-Mockaitis.

Mystery Quilt

If you like surprises, be a participant and gather items from the supply list mailed out in January. Here’s how it works:
  • The mystery pattern is given out in segments during the retreat.
  • After dinner on Friday, participants gather to be introduced to 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 first. Many will have a quilt to take home.

Show and Tell

is held Sunday morning to showcase what everyone has been working on, finished or not. This retreat is nothing but FUN!

IQI Events for 2021-22

Fall Retreat

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
Live Event:
Crowne Plaza

October 1-3, 2021
(2 days)


Chicago Botanic Garden sign
Live Event:
Fine Art of Fiber

November 5-7, 2021
(3 days)

Quilt-In Retreat

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
Live Event:
Hotel at
2875 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Northbrook, IL
January 28-30, 2022
(2 days)

School House

Schoolhouse illustration
Live Workshop:
School House

March 5, 2022
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