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2024 - 2025 Programs and Workshops


Meeting Location

The Community House (Rotary Room) 415 West Eight Street, Hinsdale, IL  60521

Meeting Hours

We meet from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month, September through May. "Doors" open at 6:30 pm.

Meeting Costs

Guests are welcome to attend most meetings/lectures at a cost of $10 for nonmembers.


Members of the Salt Creek Quilters Guild can sign up for workshops at the monthly meetings or by contacting the Programs Committee at Other contact information can be found in your membership list or you can use the form on the Contact page.


Workshop Location

Township of Lyons

6404 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525     Entrance is at rear of parking lot.

(South side of Joliet Road, between Willow Springs Road and Brainard.)


Workshop Hours

Doors open at 8:30am   

Full Day Workshops from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Workshop Costs

Classes are $40 members and $50 for nonmembers.

Classes are open to nonmembers 60 days prior to class date.
You may email to be placed on a waiting list.


September 12, 2024  Thursday

Jill Shaulis

Lecture  7:00 pm

“Quilting Through the Years--My Yellow Creek Story”

Don’t be nice about it – force that fabric to talk to you! Get the real info on how it can work for you to help you achieve your “quilt” vision. This humor-laden lecture focuses on getting the most from your fabric choices and how fabric can (and does) influence the finished quilt!. Supported by plenty of quilt examples from my retinue of quilts – good and bad!


September 13, 2024   Friday

Workshop 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

“Ruler Box Woolies”

         TomTurkey                           Leaves                          Just a Swingin'


Kits fit in either square or hexie box

Additional supplies

  • Chenille needle #24

  • 1/4 yard of fusible of their choice (like Steam A Seam Lite II)

  • Sharp (preferably serrated) scissors (like Karen K Buckley)

  • Pencil

  • Embroidery floss or threads. There will be several available
    in class for purchase

Jill Shaulis is a fabric and pattern designer. Jill loves using antique quilts/pieces to draw inspiration, and often changes up the scale and colors to fit her ‘style’. Since she’s a scrappy designer for the most part, she doesn’t design around a color theme, but instead tries to offer a wide range of colors to work into any scrappy project. She currently owns and operates the store Yellow Creek Quilt Designs (YCQD), located in Pearl City, IL. Creating and sewing have been a part of Jill’s life since she was very small. Her mom taught her to sew clothing and they took their first quilting class together in the late 1980s.

Jill opened a quilt/gift shop with her sister Vicki in 1992. The pattern company, YCQD launched and has grown to be a well-respected and trusted pattern company in the quilting industry.

September 14, 2024    Saturday

Open Sew at Lyons Township Building
9:00 am-3:00 pm 


October 10, 2024   Thursday

Darlene Price   QUILTSCAPES by Darlene - Home

Lecture  7:00 pm 

Trunk Show 


Landscape Quilter

Darlene Price has been around a needle and thread and a sewing machine all of her life. After she retired from life as a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal her goal was to figure out quilting. In 2013, armed with a needle, thread and cardboard templates she embarked on her first quilt. When she got to the binding, she couldn’t figure out how to do that by hand so she bought a machine. Darlene hasn’ t looked back and is the happiest she has ever been.

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October 11, 2024   Friday

Workshop 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

“Lacy Beach”

Learn to create this lacy beach landscape with turned edge top stitched curves. Finish with quilting of your choice.  Students will bring their own fabrics.  Pieces of Lace will be available.

Supply List click here

October 12, 2024   Saturday

Workshop 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

“Dune Beach Thread painting”

Learn to create a dune beach landscape with curved piecing and thread painting.  Practice walking foot and free motion quilting too.

Supply List click here

November 14, 2024   Thursday

Candace C. Graham 

Lecture  7:00 pm 

“Dresden Plate Revisited”

November 15, 2024  Friday
Workshop 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Start with a photo or picture of a vase of flowers. Create your own masterpiece by designing the vase, background and the Dresden blocks that will be uniquely yours. Color, value, and placement of element instruction & guidance throughout the class.


I have been fascinated with fabric, sewing and quilting since the age of nine, when I took my first sewing class and won a prize for my corduroy jumper and print shirt. When I saw an ancestor’s quilt in the Smithsonian at age thirteen, I was hooked. I taught myself to quilt from a book and used cardboard templates and scissors to make my first quilt, a Log Cabin. It has been a love affair ever since.

I love using fabrics, themes and colors from nature, but also lean more and more to bright fabrics with prints. Many of my works have a “traditional with a twist” quality. I rely on inspirations from generations gone by and
put a contemporary feel to my designs.

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