Sew'n & Row'n Day
Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

Sew'n & Row'n Day

  • Rocking Chair Quilts

Come out to the shop to sit and sew with other quilters.  Work on your Row by Row project or bring any project that needs doing. Bring your sewing machine or work on a handwork project.

Seating is limited,  $6.00 reserves your spot for the day.  Coffee and water are provided. You may want to bring a sack lunch, or you can purchase a carry-out meal  from one of the local restaurants in town.

The shop will be open  during Sew'n and Row'n days.

Sew'n & Row'n Day
Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Sew'n & Row'n Day

  • Rocking Chair Quilts

 

Come out to the shop to sit and sew with other quilters.  Work on your Row by Row project or bring any project that needs doing. Bring your sewing machine or work on a handwork project.

Seating is limited,  $6.00 reserves your spot for the day.  Coffee and water are provided. You may want to bring a sack lunch, or you can purchase a carry-out meal  from one of the local restaurants in town.

The shop will be open  during Sew'n and Row'n days.


Farm Girl Vintage BOM Sew Along Month 2
Dec
10
9:30 am09:30

Farm Girl Vintage BOM Sew Along Month 2

Time to come and get your 2nd set of block kits.

 Be sure to bring your completed blocks from last month!

 

Here is the 411:

  • *Purchase the Farm Girl Vintage book from us (or pay a one time program fee of $30 if you have already purchased the book elsewhere.)
  • The first blocks will be available here at the shop the last weekend in January.
  • Fri the 29th, SAT  the 30th or Monday  Feb 1st will be the days participants can stop in the shop during regular hours to receive their FIRST set of 2 free block kits. On or around the last weekend of each month after that will be the sew along days to come and get your next block kits.
  •  At the start of the Sew along participants will be able to choose from a dark or light colorway for their block kits. Your kits for the remaining months will all be prepared for you in that colorway you have chosen, We will have some samples on display to help you decide which color you like best.
  • Each month when you return to get your monthly kits you MUST have your kits from the month before sewn together in order to get your new FREE kits for the month.
  • No worries- If you did not get your kits sewn together (or you didn't come and pick up your kits in any month) you will be able to purchase the kits for $5.00 each
  •  The Sew Along will continue in the same way for 12 consecutive months ending out in December 2016
  • For that possibility that you'd be traveling or under the weather  , at the start of the Sew Along- Each participant will receive one(1) free pass for that weekend that you JUST can't make it here to get your kits - you'll be able to pick them up without paying the $5 missed kit fee. (one pass per customer for the duration of the event).
  • We will be sending an email (or calling ) participants at the end of December with more complete information. If you have already bought the book  and given us your email or phone number you are all set. 
  • Participants will receive a reminder each month when the kits are available for pick up .
  • It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information so you wont miss the email or call -or Pretty much you can show up here on the last weekend of each month to get your SEW on!
  • Please don't hesitate to CONTACT US  with any  questions you may have

PHONE the SHOP 815 465-2428

email : Carol@ RockingChairQuilts.com

Thanks everyone! 

Farm Girl Vintage BOM Sew Along Month 2
Dec
9
12:00 pm12:00

Farm Girl Vintage BOM Sew Along Month 2

Time to come and get your 2nd set of block kits.

 Be sure to bring your completed blocks from last month!

 

Here is the 411:

  • *Purchase the Farm Girl Vintage book from us (or pay a one time program fee of $30 if you have already purchased the book elsewhere.)
  • The first blocks will be available here at the shop the last weekend in January.
  • Fri the 29th, SAT  the 30th or Monday  Feb 1st will be the days participants can stop in the shop during regular hours to receive their FIRST set of 2 free block kits. On or around the last weekend of each month after that will be the sew along days to come and get your next block kits.
  •  At the start of the Sew along participants will be able to choose from a dark or light colorway for their block kits. Your kits for the remaining months will all be prepared for you in that colorway you have chosen, We will have some samples on display to help you decide which color you like best.
  • Each month when you return to get your monthly kits you MUST have your kits from the month before sewn together in order to get your new FREE kits for the month.
  • No worries- If you did not get your kits sewn together (or you didn't come and pick up your kits in any month) you will be able to purchase the kits for $5.00 each
  •  The Sew Along will continue in the same way for 12 consecutive months ending out in December 2016
  • For that possibility that you'd be traveling or under the weather  , at the start of the Sew Along- Each participant will receive one(1) free pass for that weekend that you JUST can't make it here to get your kits - you'll be able to pick them up without paying the $5 missed kit fee. (one pass per customer for the duration of the event).
  • We will be sending an email (or calling ) participants at the end of December with more complete information. If you have already bought the book  and given us your email or phone number you are all set. 
  • Participants will receive a reminder each month when the kits are available for pick up .
  • It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information so you wont miss the email or call -or Pretty much you can show up here on the last weekend of each month to get your SEW on!
  • Please don't hesitate to CONTACT US  with any  questions you may have

PHONE the SHOP 815 465-2428

email : Carol@ RockingChairQuilts.com

Thanks everyone! 

Illiana Shop Hop Begins June 17 to July 2, 2016
Jun
17
Jul 2

Illiana Shop Hop Begins June 17 to July 2, 2016

  • Rocking Chair Quilts

 

2016 ILLIANA Shop Hop

"Town & Country"

DATES:  June 17 to July 2

12 Quilt shops to visit!

Passports available for purchase now at Rocking Chair Quilts and  all participating shops.

Free block pattern with valid passport. Block kits and quilt setting kits available for purchase at each shop

PRIZES:  Don't forget the prizes.  For visiting the stores and having your passport validated, you are eligible for these prizes:

  • Grand Prize - Passport 3 sewing Machine by Pfaff  (must visit all shops)
  • 2nd Prize -  120 Fat Quarters (must visit all shops)
  • 12 - 3rd Prizes - $25 gift certificate from each store (must visit all shops)
  • 15% off Fabric *
  • Door Prizes
  • Goodie Bags
  • MAP your ROUTE

VISIT www.illianashophop.com for more information.

* Discount applies to regularly priced fabric of 1/2 Yard cut or more.

 

 

SHOP CLOSED THIS SATURDAY
May
14
4:30 am04:30

SHOP CLOSED THIS SATURDAY

This is a day of celebration for our family and friends . So-we are giving the staff the weekend off!

So sorry that the little shop on Meadow Street will not be open on Saturday. May 14th.

However....................you can still SHOP ONLINE ALL THE TIME at RockingChairQuilts.com

Farm Girl  Block of the Month Days
Apr
30
9:30 am09:30

Farm Girl Block of the Month Days

 

Time to come and get your 4th set of block kits.

 Be sure to bring your completed blocks from last month!

 

Here is the 411:

  • *Purchase the Farm Girl Vintage book from us (or pay a one time program fee of $30 if you have already purchased the book elsewhere.)
  • . On or around the last weekend of each month after that will be the sew along days to come and get your next block kits.
  •  At the start of the Sew along participants will be able to choose from a dark or light colorway for their block kits. Your kits for the remaining months will all be prepared for you in that colorway you have chosen, We will have some samples on display to help you decide which color you like best.
  • Each month when you return to get your monthly kits you MUST have your kits from the month before sewn together in order to get your new FREE kits for the month.
  • No worries- If you did not get your kits sewn together (or you didn't come and pick up your kits in any month) you will be able to purchase the kits for $5.00 each
  •  The Sew Along will continue in the same way for 12 consecutive months ending out in December 2016
  • For that possibility that you'd be traveling or under the weather  , at the start of the Sew Along- Each participant will receive one(1) free pass for that weekend that you JUST can't make it here to get your kits - you'll be able to pick them up without paying the $5 missed kit fee. (one pass per customer for the duration of the event).
  • Participants will receive a reminder each month when the kits are available for pick up .
  • It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information so you wont miss the email or call -or Pretty much you can show up here on the last weekend of each month to get your SEW on!
  • Please don't hesitate to CONTACT US  with any  questions you may have

PHONE the SHOP 815 465-2428

email : Carol@ RockingChairQuilts.com

Thanks everyone! 

Farm Girl BOM  Days
Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

Farm Girl BOM Days

 

Time to come and get your 4th set of block kits.

 Be sure to bring your completed blocks from last month!

 

Here is the 411:

  • *Purchase the Farm Girl Vintage book from us (or pay a one time program fee of $30 if you have already purchased the book elsewhere.)
  • . On or around the last weekend of each month after that will be the sew along days to come and get your next block kits.
  •  At the start of the Sew along participants will be able to choose from a dark or light colorway for their block kits. Your kits for the remaining months will all be prepared for you in that colorway you have chosen, We will have some samples on display to help you decide which color you like best.
  • Each month when you return to get your monthly kits you MUST have your kits from the month before sewn together in order to get your new FREE kits for the month.
  • No worries- If you did not get your kits sewn together (or you didn't come and pick up your kits in any month) you will be able to purchase the kits for $5.00 each
  •  The Sew Along will continue in the same way for 12 consecutive months ending out in December 2016
  • For that possibility that you'd be traveling or under the weather  , at the start of the Sew Along- Each participant will receive one(1) free pass for that weekend that you JUST can't make it here to get your kits - you'll be able to pick them up without paying the $5 missed kit fee. (one pass per customer for the duration of the event).
  • Participants will receive a reminder each month when the kits are available for pick up .
  • It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information so you wont miss the email or call -or Pretty much you can show up here on the last weekend of each month to get your SEW on!
  • Please don't hesitate to CONTACT US  with any  questions you may have

PHONE the SHOP 815 465-2428

email : Carol@ RockingChairQuilts.com

Thanks everyone! 

Prima Diva Clutch Class
Mar
10
12:30 pm12:30

Prima Diva Clutch Class

Debbie will be your teacher for this afternoon class.

You'll need the pattern, a metal wallet frame, Decor bond fusible, zippers - All are available at the shop.  You'll receive 10% off these and any other purchases you make for your class.  See the pattern back photo below for a list of needed  items.

Come by the shop and sign up today!  Click HERE to send us a message or Call the Shop 815 465-2428

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Post Card Party
Mar
3
10:30 am10:30

Post Card Party

 

CLASS IS FULL 

PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOP TO LET US KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE US TO SCHEDULE NEW SESSIONS OF POST CARD PARTY

Teacher : Carol Detloff

 

Leave Winter time behind and embrace a little warmth and sunshine while you stitch up this tropical miniature quilt.  Learn layering techniques , and use some decorative stitches to embellish your postcard - you can actually send this  card in the mail  or just  display  it and the you could add 'coconut' beads and fuzzy yarn surf to embellish it more. (it inst recommended that you add too much dimension if you are going to send it in the mail).

Your pattern, post card base and fabric kit to make one card are included in your $30 class fee.  You wiil need to bring or purchase a variety of thread colors  for your decorative and top stitching. Variegated threads are suggested for the look pictured

Card Cozy Class
Feb
29
6:00 pm18:00

Card Cozy Class

 

Pattern required - The Card Cozy by Studio Kat Designs-we have these available in the shop. Students can receive 10% off of class supplies they buy in the quilt shop.

Teacher - Debbie Brandenburg

Stop in the shop to sign up, OR you can send us a note HERE or Call (815) 465-2428

Please see the Classroom policy  information on the bottom of the  CALENDAR PAGE for a general list of basic sewing supplies that you  should bring to class. Pattern required -we have these available in the shop. Students can receive 10% off of class supplies they buy in the quilt shop.

Feb
29
10:00 am10:00

Farm Girl BOM Day

Time to come and get your 2nd set of block kits.

 Be sure to bring your completed blocks from last month!

 

Here is the 411:

  • *Purchase the Farm Girl Vintage book from us (or pay a one time program fee of $30 if you have already purchased the book elsewhere.)
  • The first blocks will be available here at the shop the last weekend in January.
  • Fri the 29th, SAT  the 30th or Monday  Feb 1st will be the days participants can stop in the shop during regular hours to receive their FIRST set of 2 free block kits. On or around the last weekend of each month after that will be the sew along days to come and get your next block kits.
  •  At the start of the Sew along participants will be able to choose from a dark or light colorway for their block kits. Your kits for the remaining months will all be prepared for you in that colorway you have chosen, We will have some samples on display to help you decide which color you like best.
  • Each month when you return to get your monthly kits you MUST have your kits from the month before sewn together in order to get your new FREE kits for the month.
  • No worries- If you did not get your kits sewn together (or you didn't come and pick up your kits in any month) you will be able to purchase the kits for $5.00 each
  •  The Sew Along will continue in the same way for 12 consecutive months ending out in December 2016
  • For that possibility that you'd be traveling or under the weather  , at the start of the Sew Along- Each participant will receive one(1) free pass for that weekend that you JUST can't make it here to get your kits - you'll be able to pick them up without paying the $5 missed kit fee. (one pass per customer for the duration of the event).
  • We will be sending an email (or calling ) participants at the end of December with more complete information. If you have already bought the book  and given us your email or phone number you are all set. 
  • Participants will receive a reminder each month when the kits are available for pick up .
  • It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information so you wont miss the email or call -or Pretty much you can show up here on the last weekend of each month to get your SEW on!
  • Please don't hesitate to CONTACT US  with any  questions you may have

PHONE the SHOP 815 465-2428

email : Carol@ RockingChairQuilts.com

Thanks everyone! 

QUILTSMART Bag Class - 2 Sessions
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

QUILTSMART Bag Class - 2 Sessions

Pick a size - the Quiltsmart class is now open for you to choose from THREE different sized bags - Debbie will teach all 3 concurrently 

choose from Bitty, MIDI  or MONDO sized bags

This is the SECOND of two evening sessions THURSDAY FEB 18TH 6 pm to 9 pm AND THURSDAY FEB 23RD 6 to 9 pm Class fee is $30 (includes both sessions)

The Mondo , MIDI OR BITTY Bag pattern WIL BE needed  for your class- the pattern includes the pre-printed panel of interfacing you will build your bag on. You will receive 10% off of any items you purchase for your class at the shop.  Debbie Brandenburg will be your teacher.

CUT/PURCHASE  your fabric before class day.

To make the best use of your time in the class room please have your 2 1/2" squares ready when you arrive at the shop .  Mini charms are already the perfect size for this project ! - or precut 2 /12" squares (amount of squares you need depends on which size bag you choose to make) Cut from a charm. jelly roll or layer cake.  You can also cut from yardage  as well.

If you have any questions please contact us at the shop.

ON THE ROAD- Paper Piecing class
Feb
24
9:30 am09:30

ON THE ROAD- Paper Piecing class

Leave winter weather behind for a day while you get together with other quilters and learn to make this summery little quilt. Stitch up this jolly camping trailer and retro 'Woody' paneled wagon touring among the pines as the happy passengers enjoy their road trip. I wonder if there is a quilter riding along on this trip? Seems like there is plenty of room in that happy trailer for a sewing machine....

Learn Paper Piecing techniques while you make this scenic minature quilt.  

Angie Young will be your teacher.

Class Fee $30 - Due at sign up.

Pattern Required - $8.00

Fabric kits for the project will be available for purchase at the shop.

Supplies

  • glue stick
  • post card
  • small cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • fabrics needed: listed on back of pattern and cut according to pattern

Teacher - Angie Young

Stop in the shop to sign up, OR you can send us a note HERE or Call (815) 465-2428

Please see the Classroom policy  information on the bottom of the  CALENDAR PAGE for a general list of basic sewing supplies that you'll need for class. 

FOLD N' STITCH WREATH
Feb
23
10:00 am10:00

FOLD N' STITCH WREATH

CLASS IS FULL 

PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOP TO LET US KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE US TO SCHEDULE NEW SESSIONS OF THE FOLD N STITCH WREATH.

BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS Meets for 2 sessions
Feb
22
6:00 pm18:00

BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS Meets for 2 sessions

Want to learn to make a quilt , but don't know where to start? Sherry Vandersteen will guide you through the basics of rotary cutting, achieving an accurate 1/4" seam, pressing and piecing a quilt block.  you'll be ready to take on the quilting world when you master this set of basic quilting skills

PART 2- This class meets twice.  Sessions are scheduled one week apart.

Class Fee $30 - Due at sign up.

Book required- available in the shop

contact the shop for your supply list (see contact info below)

Teacher - Sherry Vandersteen

Stop in the shop to sign up, OR you can send us a note HERE or Call (815) 465-2428

 

Please see the Classroom policy  information on the bottom of the  CALENDAR PAGE for a general list of basic sewing supplies that you probably should bring to class. 


QUILTSMART Bag Class- 2 Sessions
Feb
18
6:00 pm18:00

QUILTSMART Bag Class- 2 Sessions

 

Pick a size - the Quiltsmart class is now open for you to choose from THREE different sized bags - Debbie will teach all 3 concurrently 

choose from Bitty, MIDI  or MONDO sized bags

 One of two evening sessions THURSDAY FEB 18TH 6 pm to 9 pm AND THURSDAY FEB 23RD 6 to 9 pm Class fee is $30 (includes both sessions)

The Mondo , MIDI OR BITTY Bag pattern WIL BE needed  for your class- the pattern includes the pre-printed panel of interfacing you will build your bag on. You will receive 10% off of any items you purchase for your class at the shop.  Debbie Brandenburg will be your teacher.

CUT/PURCHASE  your fabric before class day.

To make the best use of your time in the class room please have your 2 1/2" squares ready when you arrive at the shop .  Mini charms are already the perfect size for this project ! - or precut 2 /12" squares or Cut from a charm. jelly roll or layer cake.  You can also cut from yardage  as well.

If you have any questions please contact us at the shop.

Lighthouse Paper Piecing Class
Feb
17
9:30 am09:30

Lighthouse Paper Piecing Class

Learn Paper Piecing techniques while you make this charming miniature lighthouse quilt.  Angie Young will be your teacher.

Class Fee $30 - Due at sign up.

Pattern Required - $7.20 (price includes your 10% student discount)

Fabric kits for the project will be available for purchase at the shop.

Finished quilt measures 11  x 14"

Supplies

  • glue stick
  • post card
  • small cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • fabrics needed: listed on back of pattern and cut according to pattern

Teacher - Angie Young

Stop in the shop to sign up, OR you can send us a note HERE or Call (815) 465-2428

Please see the Classroom policy  information on the bottom of the  CALENDAR PAGE for a general list of basic sewing supplies that you'll need for class. 

English Paper Piecing
Feb
16
10:00 am10:00

English Paper Piecing

Come sit a spell  and learn this traditional handwork quilting art. Your instructor Kay Opilka will guide you thru the process with ease.  

Your class fee is $30.  A kit including a printed guide to English Paper Piecing, fabrics and paper hexagons(enough to make the piece shown) will be available for purchase at the shop.

BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS Meets for 2  evening sessions
Feb
15
6:00 pm18:00

BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS Meets for 2 evening sessions

Want to learn to make a quilt , but don't know where to start? Sherry Vandersteen will guide you through the basics of rotary cutting, achieving an accurate 1/4" seam, pressing and piecing a quilt block.  you'll be ready to take on the quilting world when you master this set of basic quilting skills

PART ONE: This class meets twice.  Sessions are scheduled one week apart.

Class Fee $30 - Due at sign up.

Book required- available in the shop

contact the shop for your supply list (see contact info below)

Teacher - Sherry Vandersteen

Stop in the shop to sign up, OR you can send us a note HERE or Call (815) 465-2428

 

Please see the Classroom policy  information on the bottom of the  CALENDAR PAGE for a general list of basic sewing supplies that you probably should bring to class. 

The Frivol Frolic!
Feb
12
5:30 pm17:30

The Frivol Frolic!

 

Did you buy the January Frivol Kit (#6  Vintage)  at Rocking Chair Quilts? if Yes then you are invited to come and join in a Friday Frivol sew along .  Enjoy the company of other quilters.  Bring a friend or come and make new friends -  Work on your Frivol quilt or bring another project that needs doing. Please bring a  light snack to share and we will provide beverages during the evening.  Space is limited, reserve your spot today.

Come by the shop to make your reservation. or Contact us HERE or call 815 465-2428

Four Corners Apron Class
Feb
12
9:00 am09:00

Four Corners Apron Class

Instructor: Sherry Vandersteen

This square or 4 corner apron is quick-to-make and perfect for the beginning sewer but clever enough to appeal to all sewers. 

Scroll down to read about class sign up and basic supplies needed for taking a class at Rocking Chair Quilts