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 - July 10
Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

Confident Serging Club - July 10

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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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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Summer Staycation: Pillowcase Charity Event
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Staycation: Pillowcase Charity Event

Create fun memories and learn new skills while giving back to our community! Bring your family and friends to The Quilter's Trunk on July 23rd and make a pillowcase to be donated to A New Direction. The Quilter's Trunk is donating the fabric for the pillowcases. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Class is FREE, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

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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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BERNINA Creative Studio - May 16
May
16
1:00 PM13:00

BERNINA Creative Studio - May 16

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 May, learn to use the BERNINA embroidery machine’s freearm, which provides you with more space when embroidering projects that are not flat. It makes it easier to create great looking embroidery even on a project with “shape” and can be used with several BERNINA hoop sizes.

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: 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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Lecture: The T-Shirt Quilt
Mar
31
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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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: Quilting 102
Mar
26
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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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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