Please join us at Treasure Island (Lake Park and 55th) in the Cellar Room on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 a quilt demonstration by Claudia Moffatt. Claudia is a quilt collector and member of Salt Creek Quilters' Guild (Hinsdale, IL). Claudia will share her collection of quilts via a "bed turning" which is a type of demonstration that provides an experience different from a display where multiple quilts are hung in a gallery. In a bed turning, quilts are piled up on a bed (or other flat display platform) and two assistants lift and display one quilt at a time. The narrator describes the quilt, and gives information on the pattern, material and the history of the quilt, sometimes adding personal anecdotes, or stories about the quilter who did the work.
Claudia will present a number of quilts from her personal collection which contains examples from several decades of quilt making. This event is open to the public.
Conversation and refreshments starting at 6:30 PM
Program starts at 7:00 PM
General Meeting to follow
Free for members; suggested donation for non-members is $5 at the door. Refreshments will be provided.
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The Needle and Threads Quilter's Guild of Chicago hosts its 2014 quilt show October 18 (10am-6pm) - October 19 (10am-4pm) at 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago (Washington Park). There is parking available and the admission is $6.00 For more information about Needles and Threads, visit their website at http://www.chicagontqg.com
Fiber artist Clairan Ferrano will be part of the show on Sunday October 19, 2:00-5:00 pm. Zhou B's is located at 1029 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL.
The stunning results of the round robin projects were revealed at our October guild meeting. The quilt tops were varied and all really beautiful. All those involved agreed that we would have to do this again!
It's our latest collaborative quilt! At our weekly work gatherings during September members have been busily assembling the red and white blocks into a finished quilt top. And it's GORGEOUS! Our next steps are to purchase the backing fabric and take the top and backing to our long arm quilter to finish. Depending on our quilter's schedule, members can look forward to seeing the finished quilt at either our November or December meeting.
Some of you will recall that there were 4 "extra" red and white blocks. There were different ideas about what to do with these blocks and we finally decided they should be made into two standard pillow shams to match the quilt. That way all the blocks that were created will be featured prominently.
From time to time, Groupon offers discount vouchers for purchases at Textile Discount Outlet at 2121 21st Street (in Pilsen). These are limited time offers, today's is good until midnight tonight (Wed, Aug 20 2014).
$20 for $40 or $50 for $100 Worth of Fabrics, Textiles, and Craft Supplies at Textile Discount Outlet
At our August meeting, held last Tuesday evening, members met to do some assembly work using our various stashes of blocks. Those with sewing machines started to assemble our stunning red and white quilt, while others arranged and re-arranged the blocks from the Circle-in-a-Square (aka Drunkard's Path) and batik Churn Dash group efforts.
Linda found a nice site that provides tips for caring for your Olfa self healing cutting mat. http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/olfa-cutting-mat.html#TipsAndTricks
Michele made a quilt featuring triangles for sale to benefit the HPTHP. A display of the Chicago Geese quilt for one of the families' homes was also featured.