In time for Mother's Day, Lakeside Quilting Guild donated nine baby quilts to Comer Children's Hospital.
The quilts, handmade by members, were delivered to the Child Life Specialists at Comer, who work with the families of hospitalized children.
Lakeside Quilters hopes the unique, bright and cheerful quilts will bring some pleasure and comfort to the families and children who receive them. Whether the recipient is a premature infant or a toddler hospitalized for a chronic illness, having a child in the hospital is stressful for families.
The Child Life Specialists, who support families of hospitalized children in many different ways, welcome the donation.
The Lakeside Quilting Guild had a happy donation day this month by giving nine baby quilts to Jackson Park Hospital. These donated quilts will be gifts for new mothers to cuddle with their babies. Each quilt goes home with the mother and baby when they leave the hospital. Our guild creates quilts for these area families who may otherwise not have any homemade items or or have little family support when they have a new baby arriving. We enjoy giving the gift of a cozy handmade quilts to these special mothers, and celebrate our partnership with Jackson Park Hospital!
Many thanks to Gracemary Rosenthal (Baby Quilt Program Coordinator), Pat Harper and Jackie Lipscomb (committee members) of Lakeside Quilting Guild for organizing the donation.
Next Tuesday, May 12 we will meet at Treasure Island in the Cellar Room on the lower level. Socializing starts from 6:30 PM with the business meeting at 7 pm. Following the business meeting will be time to view the pink and purple guild quilt arrangement and finalize before assembly starts. We will hold the election for secretary during this meeting as well. Other topics on the agenda will be the Hyde Park Neighborhood Art Fair booth plans and sign up schedule, a look at programming during the summer months, a discussion about raffling off one of our guild quilts for a fundraising activity for the guild, and gathering feedback on the UCHP quilt show from members. We also hope to have a meet and greet with Quilter’s Trunk, a new store opening soon in Beverly neighborhood. A reminder to bring $20 for your dues renewal if you have not yet renewed for 2015-2016.
Finally, those who wish to participate in this year’s Round Robin need to bring their 10 1/2 inch square center block in a plain white pillowcase, along with any (optional) extra fabric, small notebook, etc. Each participant will take home another center block in trade and create the first round by placing the block “on point” using setting triangles. The next exchange will take place at our July meeting. The PDF file with detailed instructions may be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
The guild's latest output of baby quilts is on its way to babies! Jackson Park Hospital and University of Chicago Hospital received donations of 9 quilts each. Guild members are encouraged to keep making more baby blankets and quilts -- there are always more babies out there!
For photos of all the quilts, go to the Gallery and see them all!
The 25th annual quilt show took place on April 10 and 11 at United Church Hyde Park and drew a steady stream of visitors, quilters and non-quilters alike. There were more than 200 new and vintage quilts on display, tables from fabric arts vendors, a delicious spread of treats in the tearoom where visitors could relax and chat and snack, raffle drawings for gift baskets and quilts, and our own guild table to introduce ourselves to the community. The gallery of photos below is courtesy of Betsy Rubin, one of our Hyde Park neighbors who graciously allowed us to repost her work. Enjoy!
Come to the UCHP 25 Years of Qults show this Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, 2015, 10 AM - 4 PM and enter a chance to win in the quilt drawing. Six lovely prizes will be given away.
Tickets: $1 each, 6 for $5
Drawing – April 11, 2015, 4 p.m. (you need not be present to win).
UCHP is located at 1448 E. 53rd St., Chicago IL. Entrance to the quilt show is $6. It's going to be a gorgeous display in the always lovely setting of an architectural gem of a church.
Highlights for this very special year will include:
New and historic quilts of all sizes displayed, selected quilts for sale
Raffle quilts, raffle baskets, silent auction
Tea room refreshments for sale
Fabric Challenge awards
Vendors with fiber arts for sale, including Lakeside Quilting Guild Booth
Lakeside Quilters are donating an adorable quilt called, "Blue Basket" to the upcoming Quilt Show at the United Church of Hyde Park. The quilt was pieced and quilted by the guild with blocks contributed from another guild on Chicago's northside. This charming quilt with a scalloped edge would be a fantastic addition to a home as a wall piece or as an accent on a bed in a child's room. Chances to win a chance to be the proud owner of this piece or one of the additional raffle prizes are available by purchasing a ticket from a guild member in advance or in person while visiting the show. Tickets are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Please send us an email if you do not know one of our members and you wish to buy a ticket.
The Quilt Show "25 Years of Quilts" will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and runs April 10-11. Many guild members and area quilters will exhibit their quilts in this exhibit. Raffle funds are donated to benefit the United Church of Hyde Park Organ Fund.
The United Church of Hyde Park is located at 1448 E 53rd St. In Hyde Park, Chicago, 60615.
Quilt show hours are 10AM - 4PM Friday, April 10, 2015 and Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Lakeside Quilting Guild contributes to first ever fiber arts scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The guild was a proud donor to the newly established Wilson/Livingstone Graduate Fellowship this winter. Gail Hodges the initial donor dedicated the fellowship in the name of Anne Wilson and Joan Livingstone, internationally exhibited artists who work in the fiber arts discipline and are current esteemed faculty at the School of the Art Institute. The merit-based fellowship award will be given to one incoming graduate student who works in the fiber and materials studies genre to cover tuition and expenses. Initially a $50,000 challenge grant, the guild's contribution of $500 was the second to last contribution to help meet the matched funds challenge. Because of the success of the fundraising, the donor added an additional $50,000 to the fellowship bringing the endowed funds to a total of $100,000!
The guild raised donated funds from guild membership fees, weekly guild raffles and a fundraising drive of a vintage quilt. The Lakeside Quilting Guild is proud to be a contributor to this special award, which is the first and only one of it's type in the fiber arts department at SAIC. This donation is also a fulfillment of our mission to assist with education of quilting and the folk art traditions of sewing and work in fiber arts. We look forward to learning about the student recipient in the fall of 2015 and are pleased to be a partner with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
SAIC's E+D Magazine article and letter of acknowledgment
Two of the Lakeside Quilting Guild's group quilts will be shown at the UCHP Quilt Show on April 10 and 11. These quilts were recently appraised and will be offered for sale at the show at their appraised value. Proceeds of any sale made at the show will benefit the Lakeside Quilting Guild and the United Church of Hyde Park. Enjoy the photos of the quilts
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