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All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

Meetings almost always include time for show and tell, so please bring your latest creation!

NOTE: Children under 18 are not currently allowed at our meetings in the Rush Memorial Hospital location due to current hospital rules.

Meeting Location

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Centennial Room
520 S. Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

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November 2024: How Do You Find the Time? with Member Expert Laura Hartrich

February 25, 2024

November 17 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

We all have a finite amount of time in the day, and we all have various commitments and demands on that time.  Social media can make us feel like everyone is finishing more quilts than we are. Don’t you ever wonder how they find the time? Laura does!

Attendees will learn how other quilters manage their sewing time, how they carve out moments, and how they think about time spent on their craft at various seasons of life. This will be a fun exploration of how others manage to make time for making, and will provide some realistic inspiration for how we can make the most of our precious time. 

Laura Hartrich is an award-winning artist working primarily in fiber with a focus on quilts. She lives near Chicago with her family (1 husband, two kids, two cats). Laura recently began her career in occupational therapy, a field focused on the importance of everyday activities. Laura applies this lens to her art, creating quilts that thoughtfully examine her daily patterns, routines, and experiences. By making the personal public, she hopes to foster connection, commiseration, and even humor.

This lecture is free to members and guests.

Rush Oak Park Hospital

520 S. Maple Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60304 United States

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna