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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 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


January 12, 2023   Thursday

Lecture only by Lorraine Torrence

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, award winning art quilter, will provide a Zoom lecture with stories about some of her quilts.

Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for viewers to find in her quilts. She will share tips and creative techniques for adding  a variety of fun visual effects to your quilts.  This lecture is a fun and educational, with plenty of award winning techniques. When we are most playful we can find our artistic voices.  Kathy's quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars and international shows because of their strong "Visual Effects”.

February 11, 2023   Saturday

Workshop  Great Blues via Zoom 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Zoom from home or gather at the Lyons Township location and zoom as a group.

A Zoom applique workshop using Apliquick tools method of turned edges. Learn the EASY, new Apliquick method of turned edges. This method is sweeping the appliqué world. Small, complex pieces are easy to turn with these tools from Spain. We will use special Apliquick interfacing for our template material. Edges will be swept over the interfacing and left in place, unlike freezer paper that has to be removed. You will love the extra loft and dimension this adds to each feather. Students who are experienced at Raw edge applique (fused) may choose that method. Your beautiful birds will be made as free objects, ready to place on the background scene or a focal block of your new quilt. No need to have your background ready before class. Kathy will demonstrate shading with her optional fabric paint crayons. Expect to get a good portion of your Heron body completed. Finished quilt size: 22 x 29 for the full scene shown in the pattern. Preview a video this technique

Pattern and Apliquick tools are available on Kathy’s website.  After you click on the link, scroll down until you see the picture of the heron and the caption beneath it. The pattern is $13.95. The tools are $58.00. Be sure to make a note that you are attending her workshop so she can send the extra handouts.


Other materials needed are detailed in the attachment.


March 9, 2023   Thursday

Lecture  7:00 pm 

Catherine Redford, 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.

April 13, 2023   Thursday

Lecture  7:00 pm 

Lynn Schmitt, 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.

A Kit should be ordered from A Different Box of Crayons. You can order for $49.50 at Logistics pillow. When ordering, specify that you will be attending the April workshop and Lynn will bring the kit to the meeting.

You will have to navigate through the website to find bolsters and pillows.

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

May 13,  2023   Saturday


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Mystery Quilt workshop with Bobbie Butler.

Click here for Supply List


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


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