Summer 2015 is here, and there is a lot going on for quilters, sewing enthusiasts and The Quilter's Trunk!  

The first big event is the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop. The good news is that The Quilter's Trunk is participating in the hop, but the bad news is that our store will not be open before it kicks off. But, we have a plan so that we don't disappoint you.


June 1 is the official start of the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop. This is a 3-month shop hop that gives participants the opportunity to visit 30+ terrific shops across northern Illinois. Participants receive a discount on purchases when they visit each shop, and can become eligible for great prizes for visiting all the shops in a single region or across all three regions. The Grand Prize is a quilting cruise for you and a friend, and First Prize is a Baby Lock Amelia, a wonderful travel size sewing machine provided by The Quilter’s Trunk. For more information on the hop, visit

What about the hop discount?

The Quilter’s Trunk is honored to be included in this fun group of quilt shops. While we won’t be open at the start of the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop, we do want participants to take advantage of the hop discount in our store. If you are on our newsletter list, you will receive an email when we open with a certificate for your discount. If you are not yet on our list, you may sign up by clicking here:

How do I get a stamp for your shop if you are not open?

The organizers of the hop have generously agreed to not require a stamp from The Quilter’s Trunk to be eligible for the regional or overall prizes (kind of like the free space on a bingo card). We will, of course, stamp your passport anyway!


We love the Row by Row Experience. We are particularly excited by the 2015 theme of Water. It kicked our creativity into high gear! We developed a really fun row for you. Unfortunately due to the construction delays at our store, we are not able to be full participants in Row by Row at this time.

Click here for more information on The Row by Row Experience.

Here is a teaser photo from our row.  We can’t wait to unveil our row at our opening! We will have some other surprises for you then.

The Quilter's Trunk is very excited about these two events and can't wait to be part of them. Watch for the announcement of our opening and we will see you in the store soon!