Open Sew - June 20
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Open Sew - June 20

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 10am-1pm for an Open Sew. We will have our classroom set up with worktables, ironing stations and cutting stations.  Plus, coffee, tea and chocolate! You bring your project and enjoy 3 hours of uninterrupted sewing time!

Open Sew is free, but space is limited and you must register to participate. Let us know if you would like to borrow a classroom sewing machine or will be bringing your own machine.

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National Parks Quilt Exhibition Bus Tour
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

National Parks Quilt Exhibition Bus Tour

Join TQT on a delightful 1-day bus tour to see the "Inspired By National Parks" Quilt Exhibition being hosted by The Forest Preserve District of Will County. An impressive collection created to celebrate the National Park Centennial, this exhibit of 177 quilts has toured the U.S. and will only be on display in Illinois for a couple of weeks.  The exhibit depicts the flora and fauna and landscapes of the 59 national parks!  

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A Visit with Hanspeter Ueltschi
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

A Visit with Hanspeter Ueltschi

TQT is proud to host the owner of BERNINA International, Hanspeter Ueltschi, in our shop. BERNINA is celebrating 125 years in business and Mr. Ueltschi will share stories from this remarkable history. He will also sign your new or vintage BERNINA! 

TQT will have demos and giveaways all afternoon. You won't want to miss this special event!

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - July 12
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - July 12

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

July's project is a sweet Applique Greeting Card.

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - July 15
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - July 15

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

July's project is a sweet Applique Greeting Card.

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BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery
Jul
26
1:00 PM13:00

BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery

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.April's project is the Quilt Label shown.

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - June 17
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - June 17

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

June's project is a Sweetheart Tea Light Holder shown.

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - June 14
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - June 14

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

June's project is a Sweetheart Tea Light Holder shown.

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English Paper Piecing with Mickey Depre
May
25
9:30 AM09:30

English Paper Piecing with Mickey Depre

Join the talented Mickey Depre in discovering the magic of English Paper Piecing Hexagons (hexies!) by hand. Yes by hand! This is an introductory workshop that will cover basic methods of construction.  Students will complete a "Mug Rug" that measures approximately 7.5".  Variations will be discussed so each student will truly make the project their own. English Paper Piecing (EPP) is the perfect go anywhere project!

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Project: Umbrella
May
24
9:30 AM09:30

Project: Umbrella

Join Debbie and create your own umbrella using your favorite fabric.  It’s so much fun you’ll want to make an umbrella to match a favorite pair of shoes, your favorite bag, and your favorite coat. Class fee includes use of one of our classroom machines, so leave your machine at home!  Stop by the store for the supply list. Requires the purchase of an umbrella pattern and umbrella frame kit.

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Open Sew - May 16
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Open Sew - May 16

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 10am-1pm for an Open Sew. We will have our classroom set up with worktables, ironing stations and cutting stations.  Plus, coffee, tea and chocolate! You bring your project and enjoy 3 hours of uninterrupted sewing time!

Open Sew is free, but space is limited and you must register to participate. Let us know if you would like to borrow a classroom sewing machine or will be bringing your own machine.

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Monogram for Mom!
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Monogram for Mom!

Want a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day? TQT has just the thing... Make a great tote for the special Mom in your life! Bring a friend or family member and together you'll embroider a monogram on a denim tote bag! But wait! That's not all - after you've finished monogramming, fill your tote bag with your favorite egularly priced TQT merchandise and receive 15% off everything you can fit in it!

Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - May 10
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - May 10

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

May's project is the Zipper Pouch shown.

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Magic Stack-n-Whack Workshop with Penny Nichols - MAY 5
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Magic Stack-n-Whack Workshop with Penny Nichols - MAY 5

Working with medium- to large-scale prints, quilters can create dynamic pieced blocks without hours of planning and precision cutting. The kaleidoscope effects occur spontaneously, thanks to the ingeniously simple 'Stack-n-Whack'® cutting technique. By stacking identical repeats of fabric, quilters can efficiently cut the pieces needed for all the blocks. Each block will be unique and unexpected, keeping the quilting experience fresh and exciting! 

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GO! Beyond the Basics with AccuQuilt
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

GO! Beyond the Basics with AccuQuilt

Come expand your GO! horizons!  If you already love how the GO! system saves you time and gives you perfect cuts, this class will teach you even more ways to use your machine by introducing you to more dies and additional ways to use them as well.  Becky Winn, National Educator for AccuQuilt, will be here to share her personal favorite tips for getting the most out of AccuQuilt’s products. Inspiration is the name of game here, capped off by a fun trunk show. Receive a $10 discount on AccuQuilt products at the presentation.

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Cut Time. Quilt More. AccuQuilt presentation
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cut Time. Quilt More. AccuQuilt presentation

Join our AccuQuilt educator for a 2 hour presentation of the GO! Cutting system. Learn tips and techniques to spend less time cutting fabric and more time sewing & finishing your projects!  If you are considering a GO! cutter, or would like a refresher on your system, this is the perfect session for you. Receive a $10 discount on AccuQuilt products at the presentation.

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Magic Stack-n-Whack Workshop with Penny Nichols
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Magic Stack-n-Whack Workshop with Penny Nichols

Working with medium- to large-scale prints, quilters can create dynamic pieced blocks without hours of planning and precision cutting. The kaleidoscope effects occur spontaneously, thanks to the ingeniously simple 'Stack-n-Whack'® cutting technique. By stacking identical repeats of fabric, quilters can efficiently cut the pieces needed for all the blocks. Each block will be unique and unexpected, keeping the quilting experience fresh and exciting! 

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - April 15
Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - April 15

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

April's project is the Quilt Label shown.

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Chicago Quilt Festival Bus
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Chicago Quilt Festival Bus

Attend the International Quilt Festival in style! Hop on a luxury motor coach at The Quilter's Trunk, relax and enjoy the ride to the Stephens Convention Center. You will get dropped off at the front door of the Festival. Later, you will ride back to the shop. No driving or parking hassles. Debbie will be the Cruise Director. 

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - April 12
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - April 12

Our Embroidery Inspirations Club focuses on techniques from the OESD School of Embroidery. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can create! Class Fee includes the use of one of our Baby Lock or BERNINA embroidery machines and all project supplies. Just show up and have fun!

April's project is the Quilt Label shown.

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BERNINA Mastery - Basic Operations
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

BERNINA Mastery - Basic Operations

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.April's project is the Quilt Label shown.

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Sip N Serge - April 7
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Sip N Serge - April 7

Grab your friends and your favorite beverage for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, TQT is hosting a Sip N Serge event where you'll make a cute apron. Bring your own soda, tea or other drink, and we'll provide you with everything else you need - including a serger, fabric and instructions!

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Sip N Serge - April 5
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Sip N Serge - April 5

Grab your friends and your favorite beverage for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, TQT is hosting a Sip N Serge event where you'll make a cute apron. Bring your own soda, tea or other drink, and we'll provide you with everything else you need - including a serger, fabric and instructions!

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Open Sew - March 21
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Open Sew - March 21

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 10am-1pm for an Open Sew. We will have our classroom set up with worktables, ironing stations and cutting stations.  Plus, coffee, tea and chocolate! You bring your project and enjoy 3 hours of uninterrupted sewing time!

Open Sew is free, but space is limited and you must register to participate. Let us know if you would like to borrow a classroom sewing machine or will be bringing your own machine.

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Sew Mojo Workshop with Suzy Quilts - Mini Three
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Sew Mojo Workshop with Suzy Quilts - Mini Three

SEW MOJO, noun

  1. Joy received during the act of sewing
  2. Excitement at the thought of, or during the process of, designing and creating with fabric
  3. The art of sewing without fear of mistakes, wasting fabric or the end result

Do you need to find your Sew Mojo?

Join Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts as she teaches her Sewing Mojo for getting your creative juices flowing! Whether you are a brand new quilter, a seasoned sewist, a textiles artist with designer's block or even a crafter looking for a fun, simple project, Sew Mojo mini quilts are perfect for you! The average quilter can make a mini in just a few hours. For a newbie this is a great way to practice woking with fabric and your machine without the huge commitment of making an entire quilt.

In this afternoon workshop, Suzy will show you how to create Mini Three shown here. The morning session is a different pattern - Mini One.

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Sew Mojo Workshop with Suzy Quilts - Mini One
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Sew Mojo Workshop with Suzy Quilts - Mini One

SEW MOJO, noun

  1. Joy received during the act of sewing
  2. Excitement at the thought of, or during the process of, designing and creating with fabric
  3. The art of sewing without fear of mistakes, wasting fabric or the end result

Do you need to find your Sew Mojo?

Join Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts as she teaches her Sewing Mojo for getting your creative juices flowing! Whether you are a brand new quilter, a seasoned sewist, a textiles artist with designer's block or even a crafter looking for a fun, simple project, Sew Mojo mini quilts are perfect for you! The average quilter can make a mini in just a few hours. For a newbie, this is a great way to practice woking with fabric and your machine without the huge commitment of making an entire quilt.

In this morning workshop, Suzy will show you how to create Mini One shown here. The afternoon session is a different pattern - Mini Three.

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Vintage Chic - Saturday session
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Vintage Chic - Saturday session

Vintage Chic combines the nostalgic look of hand embroidery but with today’s technology. It’s vintage like your great-grandmother’s hand stitched linens but it’s also relevant and popular for today’s fashions. You’ve seen the look at big box retailers—on men’s wear, women’s apparel and even teens’ and baby accessories.

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Vintage Chic - Friday session
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Vintage Chic - Friday session

Vintage Chic combines the nostalgic look of hand embroidery but with today’s technology. It’s vintage like your great-grandmother’s hand stitched linens but it’s also relevant and popular for today’s fashions. You’ve seen the look at big box retailers—on men’s wear, women’s apparel and even teens’ and baby accessories.

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