Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop
Jun
1
to Aug 31

Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop

TQT is excited to be part of the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop again. Thirty four of the best quilt shops in Illinois are participating. The Hop runs all summer - from June 1 - August 31

On the day you get your passport stamped, you will receive a 15% discount on regularly priced merchandise. 

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Confident Serging Club - Sept 11
Sep
11
9:30 AM09:30

Confident Serging Club - Sept 11

Join TQT for a deep dive on serging techniques with the easy-to-thread Baby Lock sergers! Expand your skills and learn the tools and tips to confidently serge using this versatile machine. Whether you own a serger or are thinking about it, this class will be sure to inspire!

Confident Serging Club will meet every other month and will feature new techniques at each session.

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Skill Builder: Quilting 102
Sep
25
9:30 AM09:30

Skill Builder: Quilting 102

Ready to expand your quilting knowledge? Skill Builder: Quilting 102 is an in-depth class that will guide students through strip-piecing, sashing, binding and more! You'll complete a lap quilt during 4 sessions. Each session is 3 hours long. Participants must have completed Skill Builder: Basic Quilting or have completed at least one quilted project.

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Lecture: The T-Shirt Quilt
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Lecture: The T-Shirt Quilt

Do you have old T-shirts that you'd like to turn into a treasured gift? Learn the fundamentals of T-shirt quilt construction in this two-hour lecture. We'll discuss how to select the right shirts for your project, sashing and layout options and quilting. Bring in one t-shirt to practice on during the hands-on component.

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

Cut Time. Quilt More. AccuQuilt presentation

If you are new to AccuQuilt or just curious about it, this two-hour presentation is for you! Upon completion , you'll understand the difference between the Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System and the GO! BIG fabric cutter. You will also be familiar with the Go! Qube Mix & Match Block System and the GO! Strip Cutter. And, finally Attendees will also have access to the new event exclusive die, Arkansas Traveler!

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There's a Die for That! AccuQuilt Event
Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

There's a Die for That! AccuQuilt Event

This event is designed to teach the basics of converting existing rotary cut patterns to the GO! Fabric Cutting System method. Attendees should have already participated in the Cut Time. Quilt More presentation. Upon completion you will have mastered math magic and how to read patterns for clues. You will also have had the opportunity to convert four rotary patterns of varying difficulty to GO! And, finally Attendees will also have access to the new event exclusive die, Arkansas Traveler!

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OESD Super Spree
Oct
11
to Oct 12

OESD Super Spree

In this two 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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Creative Studio - Fruity Table Runner
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Studio - Fruity Table Runner

Fast and easy quilted projects like table runners are always fun. This attractive table runner is created with just one simple shape. The 60° triangle is perfect for this project. It goes together so quick and easy, you’ll want to make one for every season. We will be making a summer fruit themed runner in class.

This project class is part of the BERNINA Creative Studio series. But this month we are opening the class to ALL machines.

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BERNINA Creative Studio - July 18
Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

BERNINA Creative Studio - July 18

Continue your sewing education by learning techniques specifically created by BERNINA experts to help you get the most out of your machine and accessories. Each Creative Studio session will focus on a different technique. In July, expand your horizons and experience the BERNINA Spanish Hemstitch Attachment. Learn beautiful Spanish hemstitching techniques while making this airy summer table runner. No batting or quilting, just fabric, thread, cords and fun!

The Creative Studio is BYOB - Bring your own BERNINA. If you are considering a BERNINA, you can come to the Creative Studio class and borrow one of our machines.

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SYWS: BERNINA Mastery - Basic Operations - May 31
May
31
1:30 PM13:30

SYWS: BERNINA Mastery - Basic Operations - May 31

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. This course is exclusively for BERNINA owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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SYWS: Understanding Embroidery Technology - May 11
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

SYWS: Understanding Embroidery Technology - May 11

**NEW CLASS** Having trouble transferring your designs to your machine? Not sure what to do when you purchase a design from a CD and need to get it on to your machine? Then this is the class for you! Join TQT for a two-hour lecture on the basics of embroidery technology! We will discuss both Mac and PC systems. Content applies to all brands of embroidery machines.

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SYWS: Baby Lock & BERNINA Serger Guide Class I - May 10
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

SYWS: Baby Lock & BERNINA Serger Guide Class I - May 10

Not sure where to start with your serger? Intimidated by all the threads? We'll show just how easy your new Baby Lock or BERNINA serger is to use from threading your machine to some of the basic stitches and their applications. This course is exclusively for Baby Lock or BERNINA serger owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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SYWS: Baby Lock Sewing Machine Guide Class I - April 17
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

SYWS: Baby Lock Sewing Machine Guide Class I - April 17

Just bought a Baby Lock or haven't sewn on yours in a while? Then this class is for you. The class will go through the basic functions of your Baby Lock machine and cover bobbin winding, threading, button holes and utility stitches along with troubleshooting and maintenance. Speciality feet and accessories will also be discussed. This course is exclusively for Baby Lock sewing machine owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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SYWS: Getting to Know Your Machine - April 12
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

SYWS: Getting to Know Your Machine - April 12

Haven't sewn in while? Do you have a sewing machine and don't know what to do with it? Then TQT has a class for you! We'll walk you through the basic functions of your machine. We'll cover bobbin winding, threading, button holes and utility stitches, basic troubleshooting and maintenance. All makes and models of machines welcome!

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Sip & Serge - Microwave Bowl Cozy
Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

Sip & Serge - Microwave Bowl Cozy

Grab your friends and your favorite beverages for a fun social event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip N Serge event where you'll make a handy microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own soda or enjoy complimentary tea or coffee and we'll provide you with everything else you need - including the serger, fabric, instructions and more!

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Fit to Flatter Bondi Top Workshop
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Fit to Flatter Bondi Top Workshop

Making clothing for yourself can be fun and extremely rewarding. 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 the Bondi Top. The Bondi Top is the absolute wardrobe staple and perfectly pairs with skinny jeans, a great pair of fitted harem pants, or tucked into a skirt. Lindsey will also be demonstrating how to measure yourself correctly and make slight pattern adjustments for a more accurate fit. In this 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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Chicago Quilt Festival Bus
Mar
29
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.

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Skill Builder: Embroidery Machine Applique - March 16
Mar
16
9:30 AM09:30

Skill Builder: Embroidery Machine Applique - March 16

** NEW session added! ** Find out what appliqué using an embroidery machine is all about! This skill builder will demystify the process and show you why it is "sew" much fun! Llamas are all the rage now and we will make this fun pillow top in class. There is a kit for purchase. Bring a USB stick and we will give you design files.

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BERNINA Creative Studio - March 14
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

BERNINA Creative Studio - March 14

Continue your sewing education by learning techniques specifically created by BERNINA experts to help you get the most out of your machine and accessories. Each Creative Studio session will focus on a different technique. In March, Katie will show you all about Pinpoint Placement when embroidering.

The Creative Studio is BYOB - Bring your own BERNINA. If you are considering a BERNINA, you can come to the Creative Studio class and borrow one of our machines.

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Confident Serging with Tina Turner! - March 13
Mar
13
9:30 AM09:30

Confident Serging with Tina Turner! - March 13

Join Tina for a deep dive on serging techniques with the easy-to-thread Baby Lock sergers! Expand your skills and learn the tools and tips to confidently serge using this versatile machine. Whether you own a serger or are thinking about it, Tina's class will be sure to inspire!

Confident Serging Club will meet every other month and will feature a new technique at each session.

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BERNINA Academy: Tame That Technique
Feb
8
to Feb 9

BERNINA Academy: Tame That Technique

Welcome to the BERNINA Academy TAME THAT TECHNIQUE Course! Join our team of experts and learn how to successfully stitch professional techniques like piping, zippers, Spanish hemstitching, couching, fringe, and more! Learn practical and decorative techniques and discover ways to make sewing easier using proper feet, stitches, and features of BERNINA machines for precise sewing.

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BAPA Cookie Crawl
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

BAPA Cookie Crawl

TQT is excited to be participating in the Beverly Area Planning Association’s 3rd Annual Cookie Crawl!!

This is a fun day for our neighborhood! Various businesses along Western Ave will fill special collector tins with cookies for free throughout the day. A listing of all participating shops will be released on the day of the event with our map. 

It will be a wonderful day for your family to enjoy locally!

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Give While You Make - Raffle!
Dec
1
to Dec 21

Give While You Make - Raffle!

TQT is sweetening our Give While You Make Event! Thanks to the generosity of BERNINA of America, we are raffling 2 bernette sew&go sewing machines! The sew&go is the perfect machine for a new sewist or as a travel machine, and is valued at $199.

Raffle tickets are $2 each, or get 3 for $5. Tickets are available now through Friday, December 21. We will draw the 2 lucky winners on Saturday, December 22. No purchase from TQT is required to enter the drawing, and you do not need to be present to win.

100% of proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to A New Direction!

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Give While You Make
Nov
20
to Dec 31

Give While You Make

This holiday season, Give While You Make! TQT will donate 5% of sales to A New Direction (AND), an organization that provides counseling, education, support, and advocacy to individuals and families affected by domestic violence. Katie and Lisa, the founders of The Quilter’s Trunk, believe in supporting women and families, particularly in times of distress.

We have been partnering with A New Direction for several years by donating pillowcases and quilts to the organization. In 2017, TQT received their Partnership award for that program. This year, we decided to extend our support with Give While You Make, which will raise funds to help AND continue its important work. Just think - purchase a $2,000 sewing machine and TQT will give $100 to AND! What could be better?

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Click here to learn more about A New Direction

Give While You Make runs through December 31, 2018.

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60 Degree Triangle Masterclass with Quilt Addicts Anonymous
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

60 Degree Triangle Masterclass with Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn to master 60-degree triangle patterns. Equilateral, or 60-degree triangles look challenging, but actually are easy to master with a few tricks. Stephanie will walk you through cutting and sewing 60-degree triangles so that you get perfect points every time with NO Y-seams. Choose from one of three patterns to test your new skills.

Sign up for Make it Mini AND 60 Degree Triangle Masterclass and SAVE!

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Make it Mini Workshop with Quilt Addicts Anonymous
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Make it Mini Workshop with Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Dress up your sewing room wall with the Strippin’ Mini quilt pattern. This quilt has 25 fabrics and more than 400 pieces, all in a 12-inch block. But don’t worry, Stephanie will teach you two easy techniques to put this quilt together, just on a smaller scale: strip piecing and making half square triangles from squares. Just don’t tell your friends how easy it is. Let them think you actually cut and pieced eighth inch triangles.

Sign up for Make it Mini AND 60 Degree Triangle Masterclass and SAVE!

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