Events

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Meetings

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

Take the Shirt Off My Back: Opening Reception

Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois, United States

Artists from the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild proudly celebrate their exhibition Take the Shirt Off My Back, featuring 35 quilts fashioned with shirts from family, friends, thrift stores, and the artists' own closets. Chicago Modern Quilt Guild presents a collection of quilts showcasing the work of their talented and creative members. Take the Shirt Off My Back showcases the […]

July 2024: Sew-in At Skokie Public Library

Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois, United States

Chicago Modern Quilt Guild members host a sew-in -- a drop-in opportunity to watch, hang out, and learn -- for all skill levels. Observe guild members working on their own quilts, try your hand at quilting basics, or work on your own project. Whether you're starting with zero quilt knowledge or already have a project […]

CMQG Board Meeting

Our board will meet either online or in-person. All members are invited to attend. If you're interested, contact the board and we'll provide meeting details.

August 2024: Where do YOU sew?

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, United States

This meeting will include a presentation of member’s creative spaces. Enjoy a glimpse into other member's creative spaces, large and small, each one unique to the maker’s personality and style. Gain ideas and inspiration from the ways that other quilters organize their tools and their space.

Foundation Paper-Pieced Architecture: A Workship with Cassandra Beaver

Thimbles Quilts 940 S. State St., Lockport, Illinois, United States

Explore the world around you by translating it into a pictorial quilt! In this step-by-step course, we will translate your community's buildings and architectural elements into foundation paper piecing designs that capture your world. We will start with an overview of how to break down an architectural image into piecable components. Then, each participant will […]

$75

September 2024: Seeing and Developing Patterns in Your Quilting Practice, a Lecture by Cassandra Beaver

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, United States

How do you develop a quilting style? Do you even need to? What elements of your quilting come together to make your personal aesthetic? Inspiration sources, color choices, shapes, and quilting style all play a role in making our quilts a reflection of who we are. Throughout this trunk show, you will see the recurring […]

CMQG Board Meeting

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, United States

Our board will meet in the Centennial Room at Rush Oak Park Hospital before our regular meeting. All members are invited to attend.

October 2024: Quilt Show Do’s & Don’t’s

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, United States

Join us for a robust conversation about things you should... and shouldn't... do to get into a quilt show. Bring your questions!

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

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, United States

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 […]

December 2024: Holiday Gift Swap and Social

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, United States

Bring a gift, take home a gift. Make something small and fun – and non-holiday specific, as we have members of many faiths. We’ll also enjoy a potluck of treats!

CMQG Board Meeting

Our board will meet either online or in-person. All members are invited to attend. If you're interested, contact the board and we'll provide meeting details.