...members of the Lakeside Quilting Guild spent an evening learning about color confidence and a little shopping for fabrics and patterns.
Please see the information below regarding the location for Tuesday, March 15th
We will gather at the University of Chicago Knapp Center for Biological Discovery (KCBD) building 6:30PM to 9PM instead of the usual Treasure Island which is being used for a polling place.
KCBD is at 900 East 57th Street (57th & Drexel). Come to the NORTH entrance to the building where there is a conference room.
Now we're all going to be strip-masters!
Each member of the Lakeside Quilting Guild is encouraged to create strips for our next group quilt project using Seminole piecing technique. The choice of design is up to you, but we ask that you use red, white and blue as the color way for the quilt. This does not necessarily have to be patriotic in theme; different hues and values will make for a more interesting quilt.
Guidelines for the strips:
Length should be a minimum of 18" up to maximum of 80"
Width will be determined by pattern you choose to construct
Multiple strips are appreciated from members. See our other recent post on Seminole piecing for a basic instruction sheet and for a list of books on Seminole piecing for inspiration.
All strips due by August 9, 2016.
Our February meeting (Tue, Feb 9, 6:30-9 pm at Treasure Island lower level Cellar Room) will feature a workshop on the technique of Seminole strip piecing. We will use this technique for our next group quilt. For this session, you will need to bring a few supplies -- see the list below.
There are a few books available on Seminole piecing - if you would like to read more, find these in your local library or bookstore.
Simply Seminole : Techniques & Designs in Quilt Making_ by Dorothy Hanisko
Basic Seminole Patchwork_ by Cheryl Greider Bradkin
Complete Book of Seminole Patchwork_ by Beverly Rush
****If you can bring refreshments this month, please contact Wandah****
WHAT TO BRING:
Please prepare two sets of strips - each 18"-24" long. Choose any colors for each set. If you want to use your strip towards the group quilt - the color way is red, white and blue. We can also trade our strips with each other to make different combinations!
Set 1 - sew together
- 2" strip color A
- 2" strip color B
- 2" strip color C
Set 2 - sew together
- 2" strip color A
- 1" strip color B
- 1" strip color C
- 2" strip color A
We will cut these strips in various ways and construct the Seminole patterns in our session. You'll get to see the different variations that can be achieved.
Please bring your strips, scissors, rotary cutter, quilting rulers. A few of us can bring machines and irons. Needles and thread for basting in case we run out of time at the machines.
We will have samples of blocks and quilts using this technique, feel free to bring your own to share.
Call or email Camille or Cheryl with any questions.
Our friends at Threads of Time quilt center in Danville, IL are planning an exhibition of quilts that be on display from April 1-30, 2016. The pieces submitted will be fabric based and feature the theme of "Nature", but may feature non fabric embellishments. Dimensions are 12"-16" wide by 60"-72" high and need to have a rod pocket or hanging tabs on the back. The pieces will be displayed so that both front and back will be visible to visitors to the exhibition. Deadline for submission is 3:00 PM Saturday, March 26. There is no entry fee. For more information, download the flyer below.
The Eleventh Annual Taste of Hyde Park Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project (HPTHP) will take place on Saturday April 2 from 6-9 PM at St. Paul the Reedemer Episcopal Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave. More information is available by emailing email@example.com. Our own Michele will again be creating a quilt to be auctioned off during the event to benefit HPTHP. A recent issue of the HPTHP Transitions newsletter featured an interview with Michele. Read the article by clicking on the PDF link below.
Members approved the purchase of a portable design wall for the Lakeside Quilting Guild at the January meeting. The wall is 72” X 72” when assembled and is preshrunk 100% cotton flannel with no seams or obstructions. Easily assembled, this wall is fully portable and collapses down to 5x5x22 inches and weighs less than 7 pounds. Fabric pieces adhere without pinning, allowing easy changes to a design.
United Church Hyde Park presents "Everybody Loves Quilts," the 26 annual quilt show and sale.
Friday, April 15, 2016 – noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd Street at Blackstone, Chicago, IL 60615
The show will feature over 200 unique modern and vintage quilts created by a diverse group of quilters from our community and beyond. In addition to the primary display, there will be a grouping of challenge quilts which all feature the same two fabrics but interpreted in creative ways by each quilter. Each visitor will receive a free catalog describing all quilts, find quilts and other fabric arts pieces for sale, be able to shop with quilt store and other vendors, and enter drawings for quilted items and gift baskets.
The event will again feature a tea room, with a coffee bar on Friday offering light afternoon refreshments and on Saturday adding the option for a light, delicious homemade lunch in a relaxed atmosphere and surrounded by beautiful quilts on display. Admission will again be $6 at the door with proceeds for pipe organ and capital fund.
Mark your calendars now!
For information on exhibiting your quilts and/or offering a quilt for sale download this file:
To get more information on becoming a patron of the show, download this file:
Lakeside Quilting Guild is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Make your tax deductible donation today.
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