established 1974

Biennial Quilt Show



"Celebration of Quilts - 45 Years in the Making"

Saturday & Sunday
Sept 21-22, 2019

Opportunity Quilt:  "Lilies of the Guild"

Won by Gloria Hansen​
of Mokena, IL​

Quilt Show Ribbon Winners​

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Of Interest to Members

Quilt Show Committee Chairs: The official list.

Quilt Show Accounting Forms:   Expense Reimbursement     Income

Raffle Baskets:   Raffle Basket Contents Form

Quilt Registration: Registration closed on May 31, 2019. 
For information about forms you submitted, contact Mary Lee St. Aubin
For questions regarding display of your quilt, contact the Set Up Chair, Terri Radek.

        How to make a quilt sleeve:     Instructions     Video
        How to make a pillowcase:      Video

Members' Challenge Quilts: The theme of this year's challenge celebrates the year the guild was started:  "The Top 100 Billboard Hits from 1974"

Registration is now closed, but if you have questions regarding your challenge entry, 
contact the Challenge Quilt Chairs: Faith Styles and Chris Cohen

​Songs were chosen from the official list.
Requirements and instructions for challenge quilts can be found here.

Members' Scrap Blocks: At the time of each quilt show, members are invited to make scrap blocks that will be sewn into one or more quilt tops. For each block submitted, a member receives a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the tops at the Quilt Show Celebration meeting in October. 

Here are the instructions for making the blocks. 
For more information contact the Scrap Quilt Chair, Gail Ishii.

Janet Bingle Award: In October 1991, the Faithful Circle Quilters honored Janet Bingle with an award for founding our group, inspiring our members to fulfill her vision of sharing quilting with others. To further honor Janet, the Janet Bingle Award was established to recognize a Faithful Circle Quilter who has provided exceptional leadership, effort, and time. The award recognizes one who has promoted, stimulated, educated, and enhanced the art of quilting in all its various forms.

Traditionally, at the conclusion of each FCQ quilt show, one Faithful Circle Quilter has been presented with this award. The 2019 awardee will be honored at the October 23rd meeting, The FCQ Quilt Show Celebration.

Previous awardees include Chris Kinka (1993), Marilyn Bushman (1995), Rita Ptacek (1997), Judy Teska (1999), Paula Hitz (2001), Connie Gaul (2003), Kathy Nybo (2005), Marla Kuettler (2007), Coleen Walter (2009), Jan Keller (2011), Joan Bratton (2013) Annabelle Jankowiak (2015), Barbara Rathke (2017). This award may only be won once. These women have held many board and committee positions throughout the years, helping to build the 200 strong Faithful Circle Quilters we know today.

It is now time for you to nominate a deserving member for the 2019 Janet Bingle Award. Faithful Circle Quilters is a creative, generous, hard working group who volunteer their time and their talent for the good of others. While personal obligations go through cycles during our lifetime, there are members who take on more than their fair share and deserve recognition. If you know a member who meets the criteria above, please consider filling out a nomination form, which can be found here:

Janet Bingle Nomination Form

Mail or email your completed form by August 28, to Barbara Rathke.

The Opportunity Quilt Makers
(Designer: Connie Brower)