Illinois Valley Quilters' Guild

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

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Retreat Day

  • Epworth Methodist Church 627 Gentleman Road Ottawa, IL, 61350 United States (map)

This is an all-day quilting retreat with several small classes taught by talented IVQG members! Please email registration to Vickie or Shelley. This retreat is limited to 20 people. Teachers will contact registered members with information for each class.


  • $15 (Includes lunch, dinner, and location rental)


  • All Day: Tooly Tool Holder Easel (Shelley Serby) 
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM Vintage Sewing Machine Lecture (Barbara Sue Waltrip)
    • Anyone attending the day may sit in on this lecture. If you bring a machine for her to look at with you, an appointment with Barbara needs to be made. She is not there to fix a machine, but to help you understand how to use and care for it.
  • 9:30AM-12:00PM  "I" Spy Quilt (Ann Savio)
    • Share theme fabrics to create quilts for kids to "spy" different objects. Ann will have several shape options. Any size quilt can be created!
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM Lunch
    • Homemade soup bar, breads, and desserts.
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM Restroom break, walk, stretch, etc.!
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM "NOEL" Christmas Wall-Hanging (Beth Findley)
    • Get ready for Christmas by creating a beautiful appliqued wall-hanging! 
    • Click here for a picture of the project.
    • Click here for the supply list.
  • 4:00PM-5:30PM Finishing projects and sewing on your own.
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM Dinner
    • Different pizzas and salad, leftover desserts!
  • 6:00PM-8:30PM Sewing on your own
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM Clean up
Earlier Event: October 15
October Meeting
Later Event: November 20
November Meeting