2022 - 2023 Programs and Workshops

Members of the Salt Creek Quilters Guild can sign up for workshops at the monthly meetings or by contacting the chairs of the Programs Committee -- Theresa Rodgers and Linda Wolf. You can reach them at scqgprogramchairs@gmail.com. Other contact information can be found in the your membership directory or use the form on the Contact page.


Workshop Location

Township of Lyons

6404 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525

(South side of Joliet Road, between WillowSprings Road and Brainard)


Workshop Hours

Doors open at 8:30am   

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

Workshop Costs

Zoom full day classes are $40 members and $50 for nonmembers.

Zoom 1/2 day classes are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers.


In person full day classes are $40 members and $50 for nonmembers.

In person 1/2 classes are $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

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

Guest/Lecture Costs

$10 nonmembers

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September 8, 2022   Thursday


7:00 pm 

We start the year with Jane Sassaman  http://janesassaman.com, award winning quilter and designer for FreeSpirit fabrics, who will talk to us about the creative process she uses in designing fabric, entitled “Jane’s Textile Treasure Garden”.

September 9, 2022    Friday


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jane Sassaman In-person workshop

“Domestic Bliss: Abstract Applique Still Life”

We will begin this workshop by looking at examples of abstract still lives by several 20th century artists. Then we will simplify our subjects by cutting paper shapes to play with perspective, light and shadow and composition. Then we will transform our paper pictures into fabric appliqué.


October 13, 2022   Thursday


7:00 pm 

Carl Hentsch  http://www.3dogdesigncompanystore.square.site/ pattern designer and author of books including New York Beauties & Flying Geese, Amish Inspired Quilts, and Stars and Stripes Forever, will give a lecture on Amish Inspired Quilts for Today.

October 14, 2022   Friday


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Carl Hentsch In-person workshop “Fly Over”

Quiltmakers will learn multiple techniques in the class: Foundation piecing, Y-seams, and using templates.

Pattern is available in 2 sizes available at https://3dogdesigncompanystore.square.site/product/fly-over-1/59

Pre-printed foundation patterns available for $5.00. 


November 10, 2022   Thursday


7:00 pm 

In November, our lecturer will be Professor Tracy Vaughn-Manley, Ph.D, of Northwestern University’s Dept. of African American Studies.  Dr. Vaughn-Manley discusses the distinctive aspects that define the Black Aesthetic quilting tradition and how quilting is used by Black women writers: Toni Morrison, Nikki Giovanni, and others to assert individual/collective agency and build community(ies).


November 12, 2022   Saturday

Workshop only  “Five Great Zipper Bags”

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Carol Wilhoit https://www.carolquilts.com/  


Learn five different ways to insert zippers as you make five kinds of zipper bags, including some with non-traditional materials. Projects include a cork pencil case, a mesh bag to keep things neat in your suitcase or protect lingerie in the washing machine, a small round or rectangular key chain/coin purse, a boxy zipper pouch stabilized with foam, and a lined cosmetic bag or purse. By the end of the day, you’ll have most of the bags finished. Think Holiday gifts!!

She will have kits available for $22.00. 

December 8, 2022   Thursday

Holiday Gathering for Members

7:00 - 9:00 pm


January 12, 2023   Thursday

Lecture only by Lorraine Torrence https://www.lorrainetorrence.com/

7:00 pm 

A zoom lecture on Design Principals for Quilters

More and more quilters are considering themselves textile artists. Just as with any of the more traditionally recognized art forms, their makers need to be aware of and have some facility with the elements and principles of design and including value, line, space, balance, unity, etc. This slide lecture is an introduction to those design essentials which we will examine embodied in quilts

January 13 - 15, 2023    Retreat
Our retreat this year will be in lieu of a workshop.


February 9, 2023   Thursday

Lecture  Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts

7:00 pm 

Kathy McNeil https://www.kathymcneilquilts.com, award winning art quilter, will provide a Zoom lecture with stories about some of her quilts, and a Zoom applique workshop using Apliquik tools

February 11, 2023   Saturday

Workshop  Great Blues

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Zoom applique workshop using Apliquick tools method of turned edges.

Pattern $12.00  https://www.kathymcneilquilts.com/shop/Applique-Patterns/p/Blue-Heron-pattern-x10762753.htm


March 9, 2023   Thursday

Lecture  7:00 pm 

Catherine Redford https://catherineredford.com/, will entertain us with quilts featuring the language of flowers, and will lead a workshop with some hand stitching. Learn the meanings our ancestors ascribed to different blooms and consider why the giving and receiving of quilts is so special to many of us.




March 11, 2023   Saturday


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Hand Embroidery and Beading for Quilters”, which is a class that will teach basic hand embroidery stitches, with and without the addition of beads, making fringes and tassels, and beaded edge treatments, all in one class.

Supply list to come.

May 11, 2023  Thursday
Member Showcase Extravaganza  7:00 pm

April 13, 2023   Thursday

Lecture  7:00 pm 

Lynn Schmitt https://www.adifferentboxofcrayons.com/, local quilt shop owner and pattern designer, will provide lecture on “Using alternative fabrics in quilts”.

April 15, 2023   Saturday


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A workshop titled “Logistics” will include using silk, wovens, and other fabrics to create a small pillow or wall hanging.

Supply List to come


May 13,  2023  


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Mystery Quilt workshop with Bobbie Butler.


Supply List to come

To see a list of the quilting experts who have spoken at past Salt Creek Quilters Guild meetings, please click here.