Patriotism interpreted through Seminole piecing. Group quilt by the Lakeside Quilting Guild 2017. Featured at "Everybody Loves Quilts" this weekend, April 21-22, 10 am-4 pm, United Church Hyde Park, Blackstone and 53rd.
Over a dozen members of LQG visited the Quilter's Trunk for our November meeting. Much shopping was done and members ooh-ed and aah-ed over the selection of fabrics. Thanks to the crew at the store (including our own Nik-ki) for their hospitality in opening the store for the evening to the group.
We learned that the Quilter's Trunk is a drop off site for A New Direction (a non-profit agency committed to helping women and children who suffer domestic violence). Quilters may donate quilts of any size, or contact the store to find out if there are specific immediate needs. Your quilt can be a source of comfort to a family in very difficult circumstances.
The Lakeside Quilting Guild is proud to announce that our batik churn dash quilt will be offered for sale at the 2015 Art for Health benefit event on October 16, 2015 from 6PM - 10PM at Lacuna Loft5 on 2150 South Canalport, Chicago. The proceeds from the sale of items at the event go to support both local artists and global health initiatives. Guild members are encouraged to purchase a ticket to attend the event and support this worthy cause. Ticket cost is $35 and covered food and two (2) drinks.
For more information on Art for Health or to purchase ticket(s), visit http://www.artforhealthbenefit.org/when/
The Lakeside Quilting Guild was treated to a fabulous presentation "Lessons Learned While Quilting" by Catherine Redford on Tuesday, September 8. The lecture was full of wonderful and entertaining anecdotes and illustrated by examples of Catherines' marvelous quilts entertained members and guests alike.
Some of the lessons that Catherine shared include:
Catherine has posted a lovely piece about the event: http://catherineredford.com/lakeside-quilting-guild-chicago-revisited/
Many of the pieces that were used to illustrate the lecture may be found on the gallery page at Catherine's website: http://catherineredford.com/gallery-of-quiltie-things/
Lakeside Quilting Guild hosted Kamau Foluke, quilter, historian and traveler at the Guild
meeting June 9. Mr. Foluke presented “African Fabrics and Quilting.” Many members of
Needles and Threads Quilt Guild, where Mr. Foulke is a member, along with Lakeside Quilting Guild members and guests from the community attended.
Featuring fabrics collected while living and teaching in Africa, Mr. Foluke arranged his
presentation in historical order. He began with the earliest examples of textile design in
Africa and progressed to the present day. His numerous examples of textiles
richly demonstrated the variety of design, materials, and construction techniques unique
to traditions in different countries and of different cultures in Africa. In addition Mr. Foluke displayed is own work -- recent quilts and wall hangings on contemporary themes. He had a selection of African beads and
accessories as well.
Lakeside Quilting Guild members and guests enjoyed Mr. Foluke’s presentation and
appreciate his willingness to share both his knowledge and his beautiful textiles.
The 25th annual quilt show took place on April 10 and 11 at United Church Hyde Park and drew a steady stream of visitors, quilters and non-quilters alike. There were more than 200 new and vintage quilts on display, tables from fabric arts vendors, a delicious spread of treats in the tearoom where visitors could relax and chat and snack, raffle drawings for gift baskets and quilts, and our own guild table to introduce ourselves to the community. The gallery of photos below is courtesy of Betsy Rubin, one of our Hyde Park neighbors who graciously allowed us to repost her work. Enjoy!
Come to a Bed Turning
"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."
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