Quilt Basting Day

Get a sneak peek at the 2016 Raffle Quilt Those wishing to help set up and ready the quilt on the rack should come to the museum at 9:30 a.m. "Basting," the long stitches used to hold the the top, batting and backing of a quilt together while the quilting is done, starts at 10 a.m. It will be followed by a "brown bag" potluck, in which everyone brings a sandwich to cut in half to share plus a dessert.

The current quilt, an adaptation of Jacob’s Ladder, will feature ’30s’ fabrics and colors. Jacob's Ladder features blocks sewn together side by side, creating diagonal pathways. It is one of the few common patters the Heritage Quilters haven’t done in its 35-plus years. The group also plans a new twist – an applique center medallion – which Knight hopes to show off that day.

Upcoming Events

The Heritage Quilters meet at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the museum.

Time for a stitch

The bow tie quilt top is ready!

Begins March 11

UNION – The second program  in the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum’s 33rd annual Sampler Lecture Series is at 3 p.m. Monday, March 25.

April 28

Frosty's Anniversary Tribute