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.
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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.
"On the weekend of June 20th, nine members swooped into Danville for our Summer Guild Retreat. As always we are a force to be reckoned with. Sometimes I feel that our vim and vigor is somewhat overwhelming for our fellow quilting groups. As other groups finished beautiful quilts from traditional samplers and quilt kits, our group dazzled the room with unique and improvisational projects. Cheryl had her abstract piece of African and repurposed fabric, Pat brought 50,000 t-shirts to turn into quilts and Andrea worked on a quilt with skulls looking back at its admirers. [Andrea adds: "And we can't forget Camille's latest striking New York Beauty red, white and blue patriotic quilt project."]
We also did not disappoint with our insatiable appetites. We had enough food to feed an army. We not only had second breakfast, but second lunch and second dinner. Andrea and I even grilled Saturday night's feast. At which time a significant atmospheric wind event was experienced. I was quite overwhelmed. We're grateful we didn't get blown away to Kansas!
Overall we made good progress on our projects, as always enjoyed the company and look forward to the next opportunity to escape into our creativity. And we even made time for relaxing with coffee in Mae's Garden."