Illinois Valley Quilters' Guild

Where Illinois Valley quilters come to learn, build friendships, and have fun!

December 2017 Meeting

We enjoyed our annual Christmas Potluck!

Our Challenge was to make a quilted Christmas stocking! Aren't these lovely?



November 2017 Meeting

The IVQG photographer was absent this meeting, but we can assure you that much fun was had!

October 2017 Sew-Together

We had a great time sewing with our friends all day! Shelley taught an EPP class and we ordered lunch from Rosati's!


October 2017 Meeting

Peace and Appliqué Too gave a presentation to our guild this month!

Fun times with quilty friends!

September 2017 Meeting

Mickey Depre presented an entertaining lecture, "Me, Myself, and I."

We love getting together with our quilty friends every month!

August 2017 Meeting and Installation of Officers

We had a lovely dinner at Hank's Farm Restaurant for our annual Installation of Officers meeting! We had some beautiful entries into our annual quilt challenge as well!

 2018 IVQG Quilt Show Committee Chair Meeting, June 2017

We have already started planning our 2018 Quilt Show, "Stars of the Valley." Our committee chairs met over brownies and iced tea to brainstorm some awesome ideas for the show. Stay tuned for more detail in the coming months!

July 2017

The IVQG photographer was absent this meeting, but we can assure you that much fun was had!

June 2017 Charity Baby Quilt Workshop

We had a great time sewing baby quilts together for the Ottawa hospital!


June 2017 Meeting

The Quilt Merchant presented an entertaining trunk show and program!

It's always fun to see our friends each week and enjoy the delicious refreshments made by our hospitality crew!

Our Block Lotto blocks were awesome this month! Congratulations to Chris Hasty for winning them!

May 2017 Meeting

Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts presented an awesome trunk show and program about her beautiful fabric designs. 

We love getting together at our monthly meetings!


April 2017 Meeting

Janette Dwyer presented an entertaining program and trunk show!

We always have a great time seeing our friends each month!

We love our new meeting venue at the Ottawa Historical and Scouting  Heritage Museum!

International Quilt Festival 2017

Our own Elaine Templeton had her Dear Jane quilt featured at the International Quilt Festival!

Isn't it great? We are so proud of her!

We had a great time shopping all day at the numerous vendors and looking at the incredible quilts on display! Beth was excited to meet Mary Fons!

Thanks to the Pieces from the Heart Quilt Guild in Morris for arranging the bus trip to Rosemont!


Spring Retreat 2017

We had a great time at our annual retreat at Pilgrim Park!  We sewed, played games, ate lots of good food, won fabulous prizes, and laughed a lot!

February 2017 Sew-Together Day

We met at the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum to sew and had a wonderful time! 


February 2017 Meeting

Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch presented a wonderful trunk show!

Carol Betts was the lucky winner of the six block lotto blocks!

Valerie Savage and Sandi Sohm enjoying the program!