Fit to Flatter Two-Day Workshop
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Fit to Flatter Two-Day Workshop

Making clothing for yourself can be fun and extremely rewarding. Choose from one of three popular sewing patterns and our guest educator, Lindsey Marsh of Sew to Grow, will walk you through step-by-step how to trace, cut, assemble and add the finishing touches to these wardrobe staples. Lindsey will also be demonstrating how to measure yourself correctly and make slight pattern adjustments for a more accurate fit. In this two day workshop you will be guided from beginning to completion and leave with a perfectly fitting garment. This class is perfect for the confident beginners and those looking to get back into garment making.

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OESD Super Spree
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

OESD Super Spree

In this one day event, you will learn to make three different projects, plus you’ll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your own projects more successful and less stressful! Gain embroidery inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for any type of project.

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World of Embroidery Seminar
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

World of Embroidery Seminar

Learn essential embroidery techniques, including how to choose the right stabilizer, hooping placement and more from an embroidery expert. You will also learn how to create exciting project techniques like freestanding lace, tiling scenes, appliqué, quilting, and in the hoop projects. You’ll be inspired by the beautiful embroidery samples and projects, and you’ll learn tips to make your embroidery stress-free and fun! This seminar is perfect for embroiderers of all skill levels and embroidery machine types.

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Workshop: Tall Tree Foundation Piecing
Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Tall Tree Foundation Piecing

Learn to paper foundation piece while getting started on a fun Christmas wall hanging. Choose either the Tall Trim the Tree or the A Little Bit Shorter Tall Tree - the technique is the same for both! This 3-hour Workshop will give you the tips and know-how to complete one tree and you will have the foundation paper to make a second one for a friend! Skill Level: Confident Beginner.

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Open Sew - October 17
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Open Sew - October 17

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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Workshop: Circle Around to English Paper Piecing with Mickey Depre
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Circle Around to English Paper Piecing with Mickey Depre

CIRCLES are perfect when created in English Paper Piecing. And so easy! Curves of all types, concave and convex can be achieved. Let Mickey share with you the tips and tricks to curves of all kinds in EPP and before you know it you will be off and running with hundreds of new designs to play with for your next quilt.

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Park Bench Block of the Month
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Park Bench Block of the Month

Take a Stroll in the Park!  This block of the month (BOM) program features 8 unique blocks all created with the Sidekick & Hex N More rulers from Jaybird.  With the help of Kate, this 9 month BOM will be a cake-walk!  Hexagons, triangles, half-hexies and jewels will be easily mastered and with no pesky Y seams!

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Fabric Smackdown with Bill Kerr of the Modern Quilt Studio
Nov
16
9:30 AM09:30

Fabric Smackdown with Bill Kerr of the Modern Quilt Studio

Join Bill Kerr of The Modern Quilt Studio for a Fabric Smackdown!

You’ll learn to analyze and understand fabrics then apply what you’ve learned to create palettes for future projects. Learn how a variety of illustration styles, scales and patterns in fabric make for a more interesting quilt while expanding the range of fabrics you can use with confidence.

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Open Sew - September 19
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Open Sew - September 19

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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Embroidery Inspirations Club - September 16
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - September 16

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!

September's project is a Kitchen Dish Towel Hanger.

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - September 13
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - September 13

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!

September's project is a Kitchen Dish Towel Hanger.

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - August 19
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - August 19

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!

In August, you will learn how to make a fun peace patch!

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Embroidery Inspirations Club - August 9
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Embroidery Inspirations Club - August 9

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!

In August, you will learn how to make a fun peace patch!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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