The team at The Quilter's Trunk has several exciting events planned this fall that we are bursting to tell you about!

Mary Fons!!
We at The Quilter’s Trunk are SO excited to have the talented Mary Fons visit our shop on Saturday, October 10. She is the creator of Quilty and hosts Quilty online ( and is editor of Quilty magazine. Mary also co-hosts PBS's "Love of Quilting" with her mom, Marianne Fons.

Her lectures are sure to sell out, so reserve your spot today! The cost of each lecture is $30.00. If you sign up for both, the cost is $50.00, a savings of $10.00. We will have door prizes for those that attend the lectures.
Lecture #1: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
“A ThirtySomething Quilter Tells All: Notes on the Industry from a Quilt Mafia Daughter”
Cost $30.00 which includes lunch.
Lecture #2: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"You Call That a Quilt?" Quilt Styles in America: Traditional, Contemporary, Studio/Art, and Modern. Cost $30.00 which includes sweet and savory treats.
In between lectures, Mary will be demonstrating free motion quilting techniques on Baby Lock’s newly updated Tiara III and showing some fabulous Fons & Porter rulers. She will also be signing copies of her two books, “Make + Love Quilts” and “Dear Quilty”, which are available for purchase in the shop. (Only books purchased in the shop can be autographed.) In addition, Mary is available for photos and will answer questions.  You will definitely learn a lot from her!
To register, stop in The Quilter’s Trunk or call us at (773) 980-1100. Lecture fees are due at time of registration and are not refundable.

Also in October: The Beverly Art Walk
Saturday, October 3 is the second annual Beverly Art Walk. The Quilter’s Trunk has an exciting day planned for visitors to our wonderful neighborhood.

Our “artist in residence” is talented potter Pamela Johnson-Howe of NorthWind Pottery. For more information click here: 

We also are featuring a trunk show from the fabric artists at Frond Design Studios. To get a preview of their fabulous designs, click here: 

And, if that is not enough, you will be entertained by some wonderful local singers while you browse our shop. It is sure to be an enjoyable stop on the Walk.

Learn more about the Beverly Art Walk here:


Don't forget about our Choose Kind Chicago Quilt Challenge! There is still time to pick up a Challenge Kit for the Choose Kind Chicago Day quilt project. Completed blocks are due back on Tuesday October 13!

Choose Kind is an anti-bullying campaign inspired by R.J. Palacio's novel, Wonder. Wonder is about a boy with a facial deformity who has to deal with bullying at school.

Learn more about the Choose Kind pledge inspired by Wonder here:

Beverly resident Mary Cate Lynch is almost 4 year old girl who suffers from Aper Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes craniofacial and limb anomalies. Mary Cate and her mom have been spreading the word of Choose Kind to many local schools. Mary Cate and Ms. Palacio will meet this fall and share their message at an event on October 17.

Learn more about Mary Cate here: 

This is where we need your help! For our Quilt Challenge, we are asking you to help us create a couple of special quilts for Mary Cate and Ms. Palacio. The Quilter's Trunk has a Challenge Kit ready with two fabrics: a Choose Kind Chicago medallion printed on fabric and an owl feature fabric (see image below). The owl was adopted as the mascot of Apert Syndrome because Mary Cate's nursery was decorated with owls. We also have several supporting fabrics available to include in your block. Participants will make a 10 1/2 inche quilt block using the Challenge Kit. These blocks will be combined into two quilts to be delivered to Mary Cate and Ms. Palacio at their event.


It is a double challenge because we don't have much time. Hurry in and pick up your Challenge Kit. We are asking for a donation of $5 for each Kit, which will go directly to a Special Needs Trust established by the Lynch family.