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."
Photos from the April 12 UCHP quilt show are now in the gallery. Just click on the Gallery tab above to go look!
The Lakeside Quilting Guild is pleased to present Catherine Redford (seen on the Quilting Arts Show) who will give a lecture and trunk show at our June meeting. Join us on a safari through African folklore embroidery, led by an expert in detailed quliting techniques and quilt embellishments. Ms. Redford will display embroidered samples and lead an interactive discussion on South African wildlife, the Ndebele tribe and techniques used for completing embroidered folklore designs.
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 7-8 pm
Location: Treasure Island grocery store, lower level, 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
Cost: $20 general admission
$15 for Lakeside Quilting Guild members
This event is open to the public. For more information and to reserve your place, email email@example.com
Find out more about Catherine Redford at her website:
Join the Lakeside Quilting Guild at the United Church Hyde Park 24th Annual Quilt Show & Sale: "The Art of Quilting" this Saturday April 12th, 2014 at the United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. (cross street Blackstone) Chicago IL
Show runs 10AM - 4PM
Entry Fee of $6 and proceeds to benefit the Church Organ Fund
Don't miss this opportunity to view exquisite quilts handmade by many of the Lakeside Quilting Guild members as well as other area quilters, in the historic United Church. Refreshments are available for purchase and many quilts and gifts will be for sale. Enter the raffle to win a quilt, and make sure to visit our table to pick up free gift and enter our raffle to win a beginning quilting class!
On March 11, 2014, the Lakeside Quilting Guild of Chicago formally presented to the Management of Treasure Island Foods a quilt handmade especially for the store. Guild members led by President Camille Levi presented the quilt in a dedication ceremony to store Managers Larry Gilman and Dan Schalin. The quilt entitled "Lakeside Treasure" was designed with blocks hand sewn by individual members using the traditional "Chicago Geese" pattern and food-themed fabrics. The quilt was created as a gift of gratitude for Treasure Island's partnership with the guild by providing the space for weekly meetings since the guild's founding in 2012. Treasure Island will display the quilt on public view in the store in the coming weeks. The guild will also be participating in the Hyde Park Quilt show at the United Church of Hyde Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
The Lakeside Quilting Guild meets together to share ideas and knowledge of quilting and creates quilts that are donated to area hospitals and organizations serving those in need. The Guild meets weekly at 6:30-9PM on Tuesdays in the lower level of the Treasure Island Store at 55th and Lake Park Ave. General meetings are the second Tuesday of each month, with informal weekly meetings for members to gather together and work on hand sewing or other creative projects. New visitors of all skill levels are welcome to attend.
Several of us had the unique opportunity to meet some of the Gee's Bend quilters this past Monday, March 24th at Threads of Time in Danville, Ill. These ladies entered the room singing ole' time spirituals immediately letting us know we were in for a unique experience. The room was packed with quilters from Illinois, Indiana and
Five ladies represented the Gee's Bend Collective, a place where old and new generations of quilters come together to continue their tradition and sell their quilts. They spoke of their talents and spiritual influences, but surprisingly little about their history. It was apparent that there were still hard feelings about the exploitation of their quilts that have been seen in museums and books. These ladies boasted of current styles and completed quilts. It was a pleasure to listen, ask questions and mingle with them after the event.
After the event, we embarked upon our retreat experience. Projects were started and finished, machines masterfully fixed by Bill from Threads of Time, conversations abounded and there were snacks a plenty. You will be happy to know that second breakfast is now a tandem event between Camille's vintage waffle iron and Pat's family waffle recipe. We have also invented Turkey Chili Shots (maybe someone will share the details for our recipe collection here on the website?) We are a creative bunch!
The next retreat is scheduled for the weekend of June 20th. You may want to stay for 3 or 4 days; Mae's Garden will be open and we may do some grilling.
Make your reservations as soon as possible to hold your spot.
What is a Round Robin Quilt?
A round robin quilt is always made by a group of quilters. To start, everyone who wants to participate makes a block for the center. There can be all kinds of rules for size, color , theme, etc. for both the center block and each round. Each block is then passed to another quilter in the group. This quilter adds the first border. Then the next quilter adds the second. This usually continues until there are three borders that have been sewn by three different quilters. The quilter who made the center block then gets the quilt top back to keep and finish.
If you would like to participate in the Lakeside Quilting Guild 2014 Round Robin, bring a 16.5 inch square quilt block to the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 meeting. You may design this block however you wish. Please place it in a plain white pillowcase as we are trying to keep this anonymous. (We will Number and Blind label the bags at the first meeting). Add to the pillowcase any extra quilting fabric that you would like to pass along for participants to use on your quilt square in future rounds. Additional fabrics from individual quilters stashes can/should also be used. (If you have any Rules about colors, styles, want a journal filled in or pictures taken along the way, please include those thoughts in your pillowcase somehow.)
First things first: on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, you will receive a pillowcase (not your own) to take home for two months to complete round one, described below. Please take care of the block and use only 100% cotton fabric. Additionally, please square-up the quilt top when you are done. Thanks! If you can't make the meeting to do the next exchange, you are responsible for finding someone to bring the pillowcase and to pick-up your next pillowcase. There will be "blind" passes of the pillowcase from Tuesday, April 8, 2014 through the first reveal on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. That means you should have no idea whose block you are working on at any time.
Owners will receive their quilt tops back on October 14, 2014 and we will have the first reveal of tops that day!
Final round - you will take home your own original quilt top center with additions on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to either complete the top and bring it to the Tuesday, December 9, 2014 meeting or Christmas event to share!!!!
You may download a printable one page copy of these instructions by clicking on the PDF link below:
43rd Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale
Thurs. April 24, Evening Only 5 pm – 8 pm
Fri. April 25, 9 am – 7 pm
Sat. April 26, 9 am – 5 pm
Admission $5.00 ( only pay once, good for all three days.)
Located in the Kalona Community Center, on the corner of 6th & D Ave. in Kalona, IA.
Over 300 New and Antique HAND QUILTED quilts will be on display and for sale. Many are
Amish – Mennonite made. Don’t miss the fabulous Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum just one
Block east of the show.
The downtown shopping area has 39 Quilt Blocks throughout .Come take the walking tour and visit
the nice gift shops, fabric and quilt shops, antique stores, restaurants, plus the Methodist Church does a
Special turkey dinner for the show. Large groups welcome!
For info call:
Katie Karnes at the Woodin Wheel 319-656-2240 or email Katie@woodinwheel.com