We know that several members of the Lakeside Quilting Guild are dedicated shirt recyclers. Therefore, we wanted to share this striking modern quilt that appears to made almost entirely of shirting fabrics. We hope this inspires current and future shirting fabric creations!
Quilt Expo (September 5-7, 2013 in Madison, WI) hosts a 10-category juried and judged Quilt Contest. Quilters of all levels have the opportunity to enter a maximum of four quilts into this exciting contest. Prizes will be awarded in each category, plus a special prize will be awarded to the best of show. Prizes will be awarded in each category, plus a special prize will be awarded to the best of show.
Best of Show – $1,500
Viewers’ Choice Award – $500
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200
2013 Contest Rules and Entry Form
2013 Quilt Contest Rules & Entry Form
Entry form and materials must be postmarked by June 28, 2013
The Illinois Quilters guild (IQI) meets the first Thursday of each month, September to June. IQI meetings feature nationally known quilters and quilting instructors and are typically followed by workshops on the Fridays and Saturdays following the Thursday meeting. The full schedule of events with details on dates, times and locations is available from the link above. The featured speakers for 2013-2014 will be:
Jan Aaron - The what's what of Modern quilts
Mary Buvia - Idea to Reality
Mary K. Fons-War and Piecing: Confessions of a Quilt Mafia Daughter
Suzanne Marshall-The Evolution of a Quiltmaker
Pamela Holland-The Journey of Discovery through Quilting
Phillippa Naylor-The Evolution of a Quilt Maker
Inaugural Club Meeting is June 20, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilting and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, WI
The WMQFA happily announces its first block education club, based on the popular book, “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.” Beginning on June 20, club members will get three hours of instruction by local experts Nora Rader and Grace Marko, followed by lunch and a docent-lead tour of the current WMQFA exhibit.
Over four sessions, club members will learn two ways to complete 48 blocks. One technique will use acrylic templates, and the other will be non-template-based.
WMQFA will also be offering club members a selection of 22 fabrics from the Windham “Embroidered Garden” collection, which can be purchased in fat quarters, half-yard pieces, and from the bolt.
Class dates are June 20, September 19, November 14 and February 13 (2014). Classes will be held at the museum at N50 W5050 Portland Road in Cedarburg, and will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch is included in the class price.
Monthly “sit-and-sew” sessions will be offered to club members as well.
The teachers bring 110 years of collective sewing experience to class sessions! Grace Marko is a merchant, through her online store “All Hands Around” and at quilt shows throughout the Midwest. Nora Rader is a former president of the Wisconsin Quilters Inc., a statewide guild. She is also a certified instructor for the “Sew Confident” program by Linda Lee and the Sewing Workshop.
All levels of quilters can join this club, from beginner through experienced. This club is intended to combine informative demonstrations and hands-on experience with the joy of relaxing with friends at our 1850s farmstead.
You can register at the museum or online (follow the link below). As a special incentive to those who sign up for our first program (June 20) you will get the program, a bundle of 22 fat quarters, and seven acrylic templates for $90.
Club members must have the book, “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.” The museum will sell copies of this book. Other supplies required include paper, pen/pencil and camera (optional).
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 2:00-4:00 PM
10701 S. Hale Avenue, Chicago
An open house for all Chicago quilters is being held to coordinate donation efforts. Quilters who wish to help by making a quilt or baby quilt, donating quality cotton quilting fabric or bating (no polyester, please), donating a quilt top, donating quilting service (longarm or other), or collaborating with another quilter are welcome. Those who don't quilt may wish to donate JoAnn's or Hancock Fabrics gift cards or cash. All quilts will be sent to the Ellen Medlock Studio Store (in Tulsa, Oklahoma) quilt drive for the victims of recent tornados in Oklahoma who have lost everything in their homes.
Matt OShea and the 19th Ward office will pay some or all of the postage, depending on response.
Small twin : 65"x85"
Large twin : 75"x98"
Small double/full : 80"x88"
Large double/full : 83"x106"
Small queen : 86"x93"
Large queen : 102"x112"
Quilts may also be sent directly by quilters to:
OK Quilt Drive
c/o Ellen Medlock Studio Store
10032 S. Sheridan Rd, Suite H-1
Tulsa, OK 74133.
Lakeside Quilting Guild is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Make your tax deductible donation today.
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