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

Programming Committee Meeting

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

We love your input! Meet us in the Centennial Room at Rush Oak Park Hospital to discuss our upcoming events and guest speakers and teachers.

Member Mini Trunk Show

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

Join us as we celebrate the quilting journeys of a handful of our members. This month’s meeting features four members who will showcase their quilts in our annual mini trunk show. These members have generously agreed to share their work: Jen Beatty, Rob Stoll, Carolyn Strug, and Sarah Walker. As they tell their story, you […]

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.

Panel Discussion: How to Quilt It?

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

Join us for a panel discussion with CMQG members on when to use hand quilting, a walking foot, free motion quilting (FMQ), or even a long-armer for your quilts. Bring your questions about quilts you're making.

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 […]

$75

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.