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Illinois Prairie Spinners
Winfield Library
Winfield Illinois


Saturday (01/23/10) 10 am-noonish then we go out to lunch at a local restaurant

Fiber Potpourri 2009 Fiber Swap Wrap Up, Painted wool discussion and general planning
Bring your wheel or project.

Hope to see you there.

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Do It In Public  Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Guild

We gather on the 2nd Tues evening, the 3rd Wed evening,and the 4th Sunday afternoon each month in various locations, and we do our art (whatever it is – lacemaking, knitting, spinning, basket weaving, hand quilting, etc) in a public place. We invite anyone who would like to attend.

DIIP into the New Year: January 2010

     Tues, Jan 12 at 7pm at Panera Bread , Fox River Grove

     730 Northwest Highway (Rt 14), Fox River Grove, IL Get Map

     Wed, Jan 20 at 7pm at Borders Books, Schaumburg

      1540 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL Get Map

We’ll be joined in Schaumburg by Isis Perez of KnitSpin Fibers and Yarn, who will come to tell us about her fiber arts business and to show us some yarn.

We’ll also be joined by Pamela Haschke, President and Founder of Halos of Hope, who will tell us the incredible story of that worthy organization. Halos of Hope is now supplying 150 locations with hats for cancer patients. What a wonderful way to celebrate & share in the work of our hands!

     Sun, Jan 24, 2010, 1pm:

     Barnes & Noble, Barrington:
     Deer Park Town Center, 20600 N Rand Road,

     Barrington, IL Get Map

Tues, Feb 9, 7pm: Borders Books Crystal Lake, Crystal Point Mall, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL  Get Map

Wed, Feb 17, 7pm: Barnes & Noble, Vernon Hills, Hawthorn Center Mall, Rts 60 & 21, Vernon Hills Get Map


NEW! Wheaton location:

Sun, Feb 28, 2010, 1pm:

Borders Books, Danada Square East Shopping Center, Wheaton:

101 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, IL Get Map

Tues, Mar 9, 7pm: Barnes & Noble, Arlington Heights

The Annex of Arlington, 13 W Rand Road, Arlington Heights Get Map

Wed, Mar 17, 7pm: Borders Books Crystal Lake

(wear green and we'll have to drink green tea)

Crystal Point Mall, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL Get Map

Sun, Mar 28, 1pm: Borders Books, Lincolnwood

6103 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
Get Map

Tues, Apr 13, 7pm: Borders Books, McHenry, IL
2221 N Richmond Rd, McHenry
Get Map


Wed, Apr 21, 7pm: Barnes & Noble, Geneva, IL
102 Commons Drive, Geneva, IL 
Get Map

Sun, Apr 25, 1pm: Dunn Brothers Coffee, Kenosha, WI

6430 Green Bay Road, Kenosha, WI
Get Map


Tues, May 11, 7pm: Borders Books, Schaumburg, IL
1540 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL
Get Map

Wed, May 19, 7pm: Something's Brewing, Grayslake, IL
1126 E Washington Street, Grayslake, IL (Note: approval pending)
Get Map

Sat, May 22, Time TBA: Woodstock Farmer's Market

Woodstock Square, Woodstock, IL
Get Map

Tues, June 8, 7pm: Barnes & Noble, Barrington, IL
Deer Park Town Center, Rand Road, Barrington, IL
Get Map

WWKiP Day :
Sat, June 12, Time TBA: Working on the Railroad PLUS Chicago's French Market
First we will be DIIPin' on the train from Crystal Lake to Chicago. Plan to join up with us at your station. Then, we are partnering up with the Windy City Knitting Guild at the French Market for a GREAT time on WWKip day! Stay tuned for details...

Summer hiatus - after WWKip we have to get to work on the Fair! We will start DIIPin again post Fair - in late Aug/early September.

Wed, October 20, 7pm: Barnes & Noble, Arlington Heights, IL
13 W Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL

Wed, October 27, 7pm: Borders, McHenry, IL
2221 N Richmond Road, McHenry, IL

Sun, November 7, 1pm: Caribou Coffee
833 E Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI

Wed, November 10, 7pm: Something’s Brewing
1126 E Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

Wed, November 17, 7pm: Borders, Schaumburg
1540 E Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 

Tue, November 30, 7pm: Barnes & Noble
Hawthorne Center Shopping Mall

Rt 60 & 21

Vernon Hills, IL

Sun, December 5, 1 pm: Geneva Commons
Geneva, IL

Wed, December 8, 7pm: Barnes & Noble
Deer Park Mall, Barrington, IL

Thu, December 9, 7pm: Something's Brewing, Grayslake, IL
1126 E Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

Wed, Dec. 15, 7pm: Starbucks on the Square
Woodstock, IL

Tue, Dec. 28, 7pm: Borders, Gurnee
6971 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5pm

Whole Foods Market, Deerfield, IL

760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL - New place!

NOTE THE TIME! We are starting this DIIP early (we'll stay late, too). Thank you to Whole Foods - who are FEEDING us! Fibers AND Food...heaven!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7pm

Borders, McHenry, IL

2221 Richmond Road (Rt 31), McHenry, IL

Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 1pm

Borders, Crystal Lake, IL

Crystal Point Mall

6000 NW Hwy (Rt 14), Crystal Lake, IL

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 7pm

Panera, Fox River Grove, IL

730 NW Hwy (Rt 14), Fox River Grove, IL

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7pm

Barnes & Noble, Vernon Hills, IL

Rts 60 & 21, Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills, IL

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7pm

Barnes & Noble, Arlington Heights, IL

The Annex of Arlington, 13 W Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7pm

Starbucks, Grayslake, IL

83 & 120, 775 Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL

Thurs, Mar 10, 7pm at Borders Books, Gurnee, IL 
6971 West Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 
Get Map

Wed, Mar 16, 5pm at Whole Foods Market, Deerfield, IL 
760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 
Get Map

Mon, Mar 21, 7pm at Applebees (at the bar), Mundelein, IL *SPECIAL NIGHT*
3110 West Rt 60, Mundelein, IL 
Get Map


Thurs, Apr 14, 7pm at Panera, Round Lake Beach, IL
254 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL Get Map

Wed, Apr 20, 7pm at Barnes & Noble, Deer Park, IL
Deer Park Towne Center, Rand Road, Barrington Get Map

Tues, Apr 26, 7pm at Barnes & Noble, Lincolnshire, IL
920 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire, IL Get Map


Wed, May 18, 7pm at Borders, Schaumburg, IL
1540 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL

Tues, May 24, 7pm at Barnes & Noble, Vernon Hills, IL
Hawthorne Center, Rts 60 & 21, Vernon Hills, IL
Get Map


Sat, June 11 at 9am-3pm Round Lake Library, Round Lake, IL
906 Hart Road, Round Lake, IL Get Map
Join us to promote fiber arts at a fun day at the Round Lake Library. Bring a chair and we'll all sit and do our thing during the "So Close to Summer Crafts Show". You will also want to check out the other tables, there will be vendors of crafts, flowers & plants and food. And there will be concessions. For more information: PS - it looks like WWKiP now extends for the month of June, so we can consider this our WWKiP day!

Cultured Purls

Meet in Cary Feb 9th 7pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary IL

Corner of First St & Three Oaks Road, North/East of Rt. 14

Enter through the lower level in the BACK of the church (parking lot side), meeting room is on the right.

Only in America will you see a

Woodstock Willie Warning...


A notice for a local guild meetup.


All you Tuesday morning Starbucks spinners, BEWARE!  Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd, is Groundhog Day, and Woodstock is planning extensive celebrations, many of which have gone on over the last several days.  However, I gather that the Square is likely to be pretty busy in the morning, starting at or before 6 am, which is the time that the bookstore, Between the Lynes, is going to open.  If you’re thinking of spinning in Starbucks tomorrow, be prepared to park a bit farther away than usual.


Spinning Buddy notes...Woodstock Illinois is famous for being the filming location for the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day.