Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chawne Kimber Hand Quilting Workshop Sign Up Details

Image courtesy of Chawne Kimber

We are so excited to be hosting Chawne Kimber to teach a workshop in hand quilting on January 14th, 2017 from 10am-4:30pm including lunch at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, as well as a lecture and trunk show at the regular January guild meeting. This class does not require a sewing machine but it does have some quilt sandwich preparation to be done prior to class--full details will be sent to students upon registration.

Chawne will also be giving a lecture at the regular Chicago Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Sunday, January 15th, 2pm in the Centennial Room of Rush Oak Park Hospital (location information at the bottom of this post). This lecture is open to the public. Admission is free to members and $10 for non-members payable at the door. 

images courtesy of Chawne Kimber
Chawne has had quilts in Quiltcon West and Quiltcon in Austin as well as a recent show at the Tallgrass Art Gallery, and has taught quilting nationally. Her work can be explored via her blog Completely Cauchy and on her instagram account @cauchycomplete.


There are a maximum of 20 student spots available in this workshop which will be filled in a first come, first serve fashion once sign-ups go live, and payment must be made at the time of sign up in order to be entered into the class. We do expect this workshop to fill up. The workshop will be $75 for Chicago MQG members and $95 for non-members--who will be eligible to sign up December 20th IF spaces are still available.

Sign ups will initially be through a form linked through the Chicago Group of the Modern Quilt Guild's Website, but it will be linked a little farther on in this blog post, although the sign up form will not be live until 7pm November 29th. After December 20th, the sign up will be available here IF there are spaces available. A wait list will be maintained once the class has filled.


Full refunds will be available until January 1st if you are signed up but must cancel. 

image courtesy of Laura Hartrich

Interested in attending our next meeting?

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

Next month's meeting is on Sunday, December 11 and is our annual holiday potluck - we'd love it if you could bring something sweet or savory to share with everyone.

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

Not a member, but would like to be? Click the button below to join our Guild!

 We hope to see you there!

- written by Heather K.
- edited, posted by, registration form by Erin D.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Reminder: our next meeting is this Sunday, November 20!

Just a reminder!

For this month's meeting we are hosting Heidi Parkes for her lecture on "Intentional Mending" - more information can be found {here}.

As well, please note that all Sarah's Inn charity items are due at the meeting on Sunday. Please bring all of your finished blocks or projects with you so that Amy can collect them and get them to Sarah's Inn.

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted, and this month's meeting is on November 20, 2016.

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

Not a member, but would like to be? Click the button below to join our Guild!

 We hope to see you there!

- written/posted by Erin D.

Friday, November 11, 2016

2017 Membership Registration

Membership renewal information:

It's that time of year again!

Below you'll find the "Become a Member" and "Renew your Membership" buttons which will redirect you to the page for the 2017 Membership sign up and dues payment form.

This year we are offering a member-designed limited edition shirt option with all membership registrations. Prices, options and availability are noted in the form below. Please note that these prices and options are only available to registrations made prior to December 10, 2016.

Questions about membership? Please contact the guild through email, {here}.

Click the button below to be redirected to our membership registration form: 






Interested in attending a meeting?

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month's meeting is on November 20, 2016.

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

Not a member, but would like to be? Click the button below to join our Guild!

 We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

November Meeting - Special Guest Speaker - Heidi Parkes and "Intentional Mending"


Heidi Parkes is a quilt and fiber artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who was trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and turned to textile art and quilting full time after many years of teaching art in schools. She exhibited several quilts and won multiple awards at QuiltCon West in Pasadena earlier this year and will be teaching at QuiltCon East in Savannah next year.



Heidi will be lecturing about 'intentional mending' for both clothes and quilts where the mending itself is a visible addition to the piece as it moves forward with an extended life. She is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi which has been described by Buddhist author Taro Gold as "the wisdom and beauty of imperfection."


Heidi will talk about her process and her journey to embracing this style of mending, and she will work with a few guild members to discuss how they can add beauty and extend the life of pieces in their own closets.




Meeting is open to all and free to members, but there will be a $5 fee for guests.

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month's meeting is on November 20, 2016.

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

Not a member, but would like to be? Click the button below to join our Guild!

 We hope to see you there!

October Meeting Re-Cap

Member Donna Moscinski prepared a presentation titled “Where do YOU sew? a presentation of member's creative spaces”. 

This presentation has been on Donna’s mind and bucket list for some time. She loves the idea of stepping into people’s creative space (aka their homes) to see how and where they make. With Donna’s special charm and humor, she shared with us some of our member’s creative spaces. For each of us our creative spaces are very important. Some shared just a glimpse of their workspace and others a full on picture tour. It was interesting to see how each differs and it was equally interesting to see how each suits the personality and style of that member. 
Thank you to all of our members who submitted photos for Donna's presentation -
featured photos above from Amy Struckmeyer, Emily Bruzzini, Emily Handley, Dianne Bienick, Holly Harper.
Images used with permission from members.

Thank you Donna for all your hard work, and thank you to all of the members who shared their creative spaces. We all truly enjoyed our afternoon.
 
Smiling Donna!

 T-SHIRT CONTEST RESULTS!

The results are in for our Chicago Modern Quilt Guild custom t-shirt logo contest!

The winning logo is designed by member Laura McDowell Hopper. Members will be able to order T-Shirts and Sweatshirts with this logo during our yearly membership renewal process; these wearables will be custom printed by PatchworkThreads.com and PressPressMerch.com.
 
Winning design for our t-shirt contest!

We then ended the meeting with some Show and Tell.  Make sure to visit the Guild's Instagram account (@chicagomqg or click on the Instagram logo at the top of this page) to see some amazing quilts (including Medallion quilts) shared by our members.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Membership Chairperson Sally Prokopec announced that membership renewal will begin prior to the November, 2016 meeting. You will be able to renew at the meeting or prior to the meeting online. Dues are $55 (same as 2016). We are also introducing a Student Membership at a reduced fee of $25. At the same time, you will be able to order our guild’s limited edition T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Sally encourages you to use the online service if you plan on using a credit card. More info to come.
  • Programming Chairperson and Special Events Chairperson Laura Hartrich and Heather Kinion will be hosting a Programming Meeting. This meeting will take place at Laura’s house on Sunday, October 30th at 4:00 pm and members are invited to attend. For more information (including location), please contact Laura at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com.
  • We will be hosting Heidi Parkes at the November 20, 2016 meeting. She will be doing a presentation and a demonstration on"Contemporary Mending". To learn more about Heidi click hereSpecial Events Chairperson Heather Kinion is looking for members to bring in some clothes suitable for mending. If you have something you are willing to share, please contact Heather at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com. She is looking for clothes that fall into one of these three categories:
    • “Thinning”. A piece of clothing that is getting threadbare but has not yet become an actual hole, like a pair of leggings;
    • “Hole”. A piece of clothing that has a hole, like jeans or a jacket;
    • “Truly Strange”. A piece that you think is way beyond mending but you can’t bare to part with, like a leather jacket, a pair of PJ’s from your childhood, or something that “your dog ate”.
  • Members Emily Handley and Melissa Bogusch are leading the effort on our guilds QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge. Completed blocks are due at the November, 2016 meeting. If you have any questions, please contact them at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com. To learn more about the project and to see the video it’s based on click here . To learn more about The MQG QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge, please click here .
  • The guild will be hosting Chawne Kimber for an Improv Hand Quilting workshop and lecture in January, 2017 (same weekend as our meeting). The workshop will be limited to 20 members and will be filled on a “first come first serve basis”. Registration will begin for members on Tuesday, November 29th. More info to come. To learn more about Chawne click here .
  • Charity Update:
    • The guild is continuing our work for Sarah’s Inn. Charity Project Coordinator and Vice President Amy Struckmeyer would like to distribute pillows, lap quilts, and pouches prior to the November 20, 2016 meeting. If you have something that you are working on, please contact Amy at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com to let her know what she can be expecting.
    • Member Sarah Shulman is leading an effort to make a quilt for a local Veteran thru the Road Home Program. For more information on how you can contribute please click here .
    • To quickly find information regarding our current charity endeavors, please click the “Charity Projects” button in the right sidebar.
NEXT MEETING:

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month's meeting is on November 20, 2016.

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

Not a member, but would like to be? Click the button below to join our Guild!

 We hope to see you there!

- written by Dianne B. and Erin D.
- edited, posted by Erin D.