University of Chicago Service League

Program Meeting

All the Things We Do Not Know:
A History of Quilts in America

So much of the history of quilts is lost due to the status of the people who made them and the fragile nature of the medium itself.  In this talk, Sarah will explore the history of quilts in America by considering what we don't know about these beautiful objects.  She will share examples of quilts made since the founding of the United States and consider questions that arise about their origins, their makers, and their techniques.  Finally, she will ask listeners to consider the value of asking questions even when the answers are bound to remain elusive.

Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church
5500 South Woodlawn Avenue
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Sarah Nishiura quilt -  White Blue Yellow
Sarah Nishiura quilt -  White Blue Yellow
Sarah Nishiura quilt - Link
Sarah Nishiura quilt - Link
Sarah Nishiura
White Blue Yellow

Sarah Nishiura is a Chicago-based quiltmaker who utilizes traditional techniques to craft quilts out of recycled and vintage materials.  Sarah's work. explores and celebrates the infinite possibilities of geometric design.  Her quilts have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S.  and abroad.  Sarah has a MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a BA in visual arts from Brown University.

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Wine and Cheese Benefit

Save the Date:
Saturday, May 25
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Raiselle and Ken Resnick's home

April Movie

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Wednesday, April 3, 1:30 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue

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Special Interest Groups

Book Group

Time: Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
Book: The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
Location: Zoom

Chair: Laura Kracke (
Click HERE for book list

Next meeting: May 7 - BOOK LIST

Walking Group

Time: Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 2:00. p.m.
Location: Meet at the Shopping Center near the Post Office

Chair: Peggy Garrett ( - contact to let her know if you will be joining a walk

Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Chair: Janet Surkin ( - contact to confirm meeting times and for log-in information

Book Friends
Contemporary Civics

Time: Mondays, April. 1, 15 & 29, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Chair: Dorothy Patton ( - contact two weekdays before the posted event date to register

Cercle Français

Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Chair: Roberta Bernstein ( - contact to confirm meeting times and for log-in information

Dining Out

Time: Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.
Location: Dawn in the Windemere

Chair: Jan O'Malley ( - contact to be added to their mailing list

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The Trashy Ladies

Time: Fridays at 2:00 p.m., weather dependent
Location: 58th and Woodlawn, on the bench across from the Robie House

Chair: Lesley Bloch ( - contact to be added to their mailing list


Time: Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Susan van der Meulen's home

Chair: Lucy Lester ( - contact for more information

Spanish Group

Time: Alternate Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Chair: Agnes Zellner ( - contact for meeting times and locations

Music Group

Event: email for April event information

Chairs: Kathy Huff (, 773-241-7141) and Elizabeth Sonnenschein

Monarch Butterflies Group

Chair: Marilyn Caviccchia (