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Due to COVID-19, we currently have monthly Zoom meetings for our members.   Our next Zoom will be Saturday September 11, 2021.  Stay safe and happy crocheting.

Welcome to the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America.   We are a local crochet group in northwest suburban Chicago.  If you love crochet and want to learn more, come join us!

We are the premiere (first-ever) local chapter of the national organization, the Crochet Guild of America. We encourage all our members to join CGOA, and to attend the annual CGOA crochet conference.

NICGOA won first place in the national CGOA Chapter Challenge for 2021.   Twenty-one of our members crocheted 5,629 hearts that we donated to more than 15 charities.  View slideshow.

We currently have these Zoom meeting dates/programs set for 2021:  
October 9, 2021:  Fair Isle Crochet and Potholder Exchange
Fair Isle Crochet. 
Debbie Deitke will show us how to crochet a mug rug (square coaster) using the Fair Isle colorwork technique.

Potholder Showcase/Exchange.  Debbie will also show the potholders that chapter members made for our Potholder Exchange.  Potholders will be distributed to those participating in the exchange sometime after the meeting.  Potholders for the exchange must be turned in by Oct. 1.  Potholders must be made of cotton, be double-sided, and be 6-12 inches in diameter.Other programs for 2021 (dates TBD):
November:  Pattern Reading – Terminology, Symbols, Charts (Pia Thadani).
December:   Christmas Games (Debbie Deitke)

Save the Date

October 2, 2021, 9-11 am
Yarn Tasting
Arlington Heights Historical Museum
Darlene Joyce, owner of Mosaic Yarn Studio in Mt. Prospect, will teach us about the qualities of different yarns.  Yarn Tasting Kits will be available for purchase.  There will be a Fall kit with yarns of mostly wool content, and a Spring kit with yarns of mostly cotton content.
Additional information has been emailed to chapter members.