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
We will head to Threads and Beds in Danville IL for our summer retreat on Flag Day weekend, June 12-14. Please make your reservation as soon as possible so that we can make our specific room requests. It's likely that the facility will be completely full that weekend since there is a doll show in the area. When you call to make your reservation, be sure to tell them that you are with Lakeside Quilting Guild. Car pools, meals and other arrangements will be made later this spring. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact information for making your reservation
207 S. Buchanan, Danville, IL 61832
Phone (217) 431-9202 Toll Free (866) 431-9202
The United Church Hyde Park (UCHP) will holding their 25th annual quilt show on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm each day. UCHP is located at 1448 E. 53rd St., Chicago IL.
Highlights for this very special year will include:
Quilters who wish to display their quilts do so for free. Quilts may be completed quilts they have made, historic or collected quilts, challenge quilts, and works in progress. All participants need to complete a registration form for each quilt entered. Forms are available for download HERE. Registration forms are due by February 20, 2015.
Anyone offering quilts for sale will split the proceeds with UCHP: 80% of the proceeds go to the quilt exhibitor and 20% to the Church.
There is a limit of 12 quilts per person.
Those who will to participate as a vendor may rent a table for a flat fee, $40 small $60 for two. Vendors keep proceeds of sales.
We will be holding our January guild meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Cellar Room of the Treasure Island store at 55th and Lake Park Avenue. The meeting will start at 7 pm, with social time and refreshments starting at 6:30 pm.
For our January program, one of our members, Marilyn, will be teaching some basics of hand quilting. Here are her instructions about what to bring with you to participate in the lesson:
Prepare your squares ahead of time by basting the three layers together using large stitches with contrasting thread.
Various stencils with different quilting patterns and chalk pencils to use on the fabric will be provided for use during the program.
Come to a Bed Turning
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