Stop by or call the shop at (773) 980-1100 to register for any of our events and classes! Click here to read our Class Policies

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Go! Club featuring AccuQuilt cutting systems and accessories

Join TQT staff as they demonstrate AccuQuilt dies and techniques which will get you inspired for your next project!  The Go! Cutter is quick and accurate giving you more time to quilt.

First Wednesday of the month, beginning October 4
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free
All Skill Levels

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Introduction to Machine Sewing

Learn the ins and outs of machine sewing as TQT walks you through basic sewing machine parts and operation. Complete a zippered pouch to test your new skills. **NOTE: This class is for beginners only**

Friday, October 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$69, includes lunch
Skill Level: Beginner

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Beverly Art Walk

The Quilter's Trunk is excited to be part of the 4th annual Beverly Art Walk. The Art Walk features work by more than 200 talented artists and makerss in 55 venues, live music, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, public art, coffee, craft beer, and free trolleys. Local artists also open their home studios for an insight into their artistic process, inspirations, and work. The Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event and attracts more than 6,000 visitors each year.

TQT will once again host local artist, Pam Johnson-Howe of NorthWind Pottery. Her pottery is stunning! Learn more about NorthWind Pottery by clicking here.

Saturday, October 7
12:00pm - 5:00 pm

Free

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Skill Builder: Basic Quilting

A day long class to learn basic quilt piecing and finishing terminology and techniques. The class fee includes the use of one of our class machines, so leave yours at home! Small cutting mats, rotary cutters, scissors and other sewing supplies are optional.

Friday, November 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$69, includes lunch
Skill Level: Beginner
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Charity Sewing Event
Dress a Girl Around the World

Join Gina Ordonez and Ruth Bernhardt-Kuehl as we make cute dresses from men’s shirts.  These dresses will be sent to "Dress a Girl around the World", a program of Hope 4 Women International (http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com), where they will be distributed to girls in need. Using large-sized men’s cotton shirts, we’ll design, cut, sew, and trim a dress.  No matter how much sewing experience you have, there will be something for you to do from tracing and cutting out the pattern, to construction, ironing, making ruffles and buttonholes.

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Free shirt kits will be available for you to use.  Alternatively, you may bring:

  • Large men’s cotton dress shirts
    • The more colorful the better
    • Hawaiian shirts are really fun
    • No all white dress shirts, please
  • At least ½ yard coordinating fabric
  • Fabric will be available for purchase at a 10% discount

We ask that you also bring basic sewing items – colorful thread, scissors, rotary cutter and small ruler.  You will use our classroom sewing machines, so leave yours at home! There is no cost for this workshop, but you may wish to donate a few dollars at the class so Hope 4 Women International can purchase some girls’ underclothes to be sent with the dresses.
 
Saturday, November 4
9:30am-12:30pm

All Skill Levels
FREE

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Quilts and Human Rights Exhibit at the Pick Museum

Bus Trip

By popular demand, TQT has chartered a bus to see upcoming Quilts and Human Right Exhibit at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University. Laura McDowell Hopper, curator at the Pick Museum shared a sneak peek with us last month. It was fabulous, and we can't wait to see the full exhibit in person. In addition to the public exhibit, participants will be treated to a behind the scenes tour of their textile storage area.

The bus will depart from TQT at 9am. The first stop will be Egg Haven Cafe where participants can get brunch/lunch. Lunch is not included in the fee for the bus trip, so be sure to plan ahead. See the menu here: http://egghavencafe.com.

After lunch, the bus will take us to the Pick Museum for the tours. Participants will have time to explore the museum on their own after the tour. The bus will then return to TQT by 6pm.

Friday, November 10

9am-6pm

Fee: $49, which does not include lunch

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BERNINA Mastery: Basic Sewing

Learn the amazing sewing features of your BERNINA sewing machine while you set up your machine to your very own specifications!  The class will cover basic threading and maintenance as well as how to select, combine and sew utility and decorative stitches, make perfect buttonholes and various feet. *HANDS-ON CLASS - bring your machine and accessories. TQT will provide a workbook, fabric, thread and other supplies.

Saturday, November 18
10:00am-12:30pm

All Skill Levels
$40, Free if you purchased your machine from TQT

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Stop by or call the shop at (773) 980-1100 to register for any of our events and classes! Click here to read our Class Policies