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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

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.

April 2024: Quilt Olympics VI

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

Quilt Olympics return to our April meeting, but don’t worry there will be no judges scoring your quiltmaking for technical accuracy! Instead mix and mingle with your fellow guildmates as we playfully play games and complete fun activities in small groups all for the glory of bragging rights and a few small prizes! We’ll start […]

Spring Retreat: May 2-5, 2024

Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock, Illinois, United States

Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus. We visited this gorgeous campus situated on 90 acres last week! This will be similar to the retreat format at previous retreat centers with buffet-style meals included in the accommodation costs.

Mind’s Eye View Workshop with Laura Loewen

Quilter's Quest 7305 Lemont Road, Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Depict a memory, place, or time(s) in your life. Translate and simplify your memory into a bird’s eye view improv quilt design. Begin by sketching a special part of your life. Using new, scrap, or reclaimed fabrics, or a combination, portray your remembered map, floor plan, or timeline in quilt form. Tips on working with […]


May 2024: A New Era of Modern Quilting – Lecture by Laura Loewen of Quilt Fort Co.

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

Have you ever struggled with defining yourself as a modern quilter? Look into the past Modern Art Movement and the Modern Quilt Movement to see how leaders broke free from traditional form. Join us to hear Laura's view of the postmodern shift seen within the Modern Quilt Movement. This lecture is free for members, $10 […]

June 9, 2024: Programming Meeting

Who makes up the Programming Committee? Any member who wishes to have input in future guild programming. All are welcome! Come and help us shape and plan future guild meetings! Bring your ideas and join us at noon before our regular June meeting. Questions about how the programming meetings work? Email the board. Location TBD; […]

June 2024: All About Pouches

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

As quilters, we always have extra blocks lying around... or piles of fabric... or extra thread... Why not take these materials and sew them up into a pouch? Join us for a robust discussion and some demos/tutorials about pouch-making.

July 2024: Sew-in At Skokie Public Library

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

First: Sew-ins are wonderful. They provide us a chance to hang out, make things together, connect with each other in deeper ways, and provide lots of support as we work through creative challenges. Second: This sew-in will be EXTRA special because we'll be surrounded by all of our Take the Shirt Off My Back challenge […]

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: TBD

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

More details to come...

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 […]


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 […]