Thursday, January 12, 2017


We have a new location for our meetings....

Gary United Methodist Church
224 N. Main St
Wheaton IL 61087

Use door #5 in the rear of the building, that is where the parking lot is located.
Take elevator to the lower level then walk ahead to the meeting room.

Dues for 2017 are $25.00 
Guest Fee: $10.00

The next meeting is

DATE:  Feb 4, 2017 

TIME:  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (we have to do our own set up and take down, so anyone that can help please come at 9:00 AM)

Please see the new Calendar Page for a full list of programs.

Bill Kerr Program

On December 3, 2017 NILAG members were treated to the "eye candy" of Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle.  Bill presented his program "Color in a Supporting Role". We learned how great quilts use color to support a big idea or design intention. Members came away with a new understanding of how color can be used to create unity, movement or to give "edge" to areas of our quilts.  

United States of green

 Glyphs (featured in Modern Quilts Illustrated #9)
Pacific (featured in Modern Quilts Illustrated #8) 

Argyle  (featured in Modern Quilts Illustrated 11)

 Pickup Sticks  (featured in Magic Inch Quilts)

Jewel Box  (featured in Modern Quilts Illustrated #8)

Please visit their web site to see more quilt photos or to purchase books and patterns.

We also had great show and tell:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On Oct 1, 2017, NILAG was pleased to present Sandy Smith's No Hassle Feathers  lecture and drawing workshop.    Sandy showed us many types of feathers that are easy to accomplish since they have no backtracking.  We all came home with our sketch book filled with ideas.   

Sandy's workshop is the basis for our next Skill Builder project.  Use the feathers presented in Sandy's workshop to make your own feather sample.  Size should be at least 18 inches, pieced or whole cloth.  The layout is your choice and you can use any many feather as you like.  Bring your project to the Feb meeting. 

Show and tell from Oct 2017