Sunday, April 23, 2017

Member Survey: Help Us Plan For 2017-2018, and Enter a Raffle!

Help us shape the future of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild!  Your opinions are important.  Complete the member survey today!

We're asking for some basic information about you, as well as your thoughts and suggestions regarding future programming. Let us know what skills and talents you can bring to the guild, as well as your ideas for future meeting topics, including names of speakers and teachers you'd like us to bring in.  

We're wondering what tutorials, techniques and demonstrations you'd like to see, and which extra activities and challenges you're interested in participating in.

We value our members' input and will absolutely use the survey responses to determine programming for the rest of the 2017 calendar year and into 2018! 

It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to fill out the form. And we're offering an extra incentive this year: members who complete the survey by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 3, will be entered into a raffle to win a bundle of sewing goodies!
Thank you for your time and ideas! 

Take the survey today. (This link will take you to our private member community forum, where you can find the survey link. This survey is open to our members only.)



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

This month's meeting is on Sunday, April 23, 2017

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!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

June Meeting & Workshop: Jacquie Gering

The Chicago MQG is thrilled to be hosting the Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Modern Quilt Guild and our former guild mate, Jacquie Gering, for a workshop and lecture in June. 

jacquie gering

Jacquie co-founded the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, to which she returned after a stint in Chicago. She is the co-author (with Katie Pederson) of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts and the new book WALK: Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot. She has taught classes on Craftsy, at Quiltcon, and all over the United States and beyond. 

The workshop, "Creative Quilting With the Walking Foot," will be an all-day intensive at Loyola University's Lake Shore Campus on Saturday, June 24 from 10am-5pm with a box lunch included. 

Jacquie's lecture will be a special event on Sunday, June 25 at 3:30pm at the First Free Church of Chicago 5255 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL in the undercroft. It will not be a guild business meeting, and we will not have show and tell or guild business. The event will focus on Jacquie's lecture, "Modern Quilting: You'll Know It When You See It," and a trunk show. It is free to members, and $10 for non-members.

Workshop description: 

Want to quilt your quilts on your home machine, and maybe free motion quilting isn't for you? Come discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with your walking foot. Straight-line quilting has a long history and is making a comeback in both modern and traditional quilts. Learn tips and tricks for successful quilting with your walking foot along with creative quilting designs that can be accomplished on your home machine. 

The workshop will be capped at 20 students, and registration will be first come, first served starting Saturday, May 6 at 10am CDT for Chicago MQG members. The cost: $75. 

If there are still spots available, registration will be opened to the public on Saturday, May 27. The workshop registration will be open to non-members for $95. We will create a waiting list once the workshop is filled. Please see our guild's rule page for more details regarding registering for workshops.

Workshop registration: 

The workshop registration link will go live Saturday, May 6 at 10am CDT in the Chicago MQG group on the MQG website, so please be sure you can access your account in advance of registration. 

ALSO this class will use a walking foot, so before the class please make sure you have a walking foot for your machine and are able to attach it and use it. You will not be able to participate in the class without one. 


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

This month's meeting is on Sunday, April 23, 2017

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!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Special Exhibit Opportunity with Tinley Park Library

The Tinley Park Public Library will be hosting a display of mini quilts and small quilted items from The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild in June 2017. This will be part of their Summer Reading program, with their theme for summer reading being "Read by Design".

Ideas for submissions by Chicago Modern Quilt Guild members may include:
  • mini quilt or mug rug
  • 1 hour basket, small cont
  • pincushions
  • potholders/trivets
  • pouches
  • purses, small bags
  • mini pillows
  • small sewn softies

Remember that space is limited in the display case so your item should be on the smaller side.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions are limited to no more than two (2) per guild member. 
  • Not all quilts may be chosen for display. 
  • Quilts should ideally be no larger than 12" x 12". Quilts that are larger would need to be folded for display. 
  • Submissions should be able to stand on their own. 
  • Quilts larger than 5"x 5" will need to provide their own support for display. 
  • Submissions will be accepted at the April and May meetings and will be returned at the July meeting.
  •  Please pin an index card to each item with the following information: Artist’s name (Please include the names of both piecer and quilter, if applicable) Name of piece (if applicable) Brief artist statement, including name of pattern, if applicable.
Questions? Email Jennifer at the Guild's email address {here}!

Fill out the form below to submit your creations for consideration:

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Meeting: Sunday, April 23 "Quilt Preservation"

April's meeting is all about "Quilt Preservation"!

As modern quilters, we are sewing tomorrow’s history today. Just as we marvel at Civil War or Bicentennial quilts in museums across the country, future generations of quilters will look back at today’s vibrant quilt movement as an important benchmark in our history. Whether you are caring for heirloom quilts passed down through your family or your own quilts, it’s important to ensure that your in-home storage is preserving, rather than damaging, your quilts. Our work is important. Let’s treat our quilts with the respect they deserve. 

In this 90-minute lecture, quilter and textile preservationist and Chicago Modern Quilt Guild Member Laura McDowell Hopper will introduce students to museum-quality supplies, demonstrate preservation techniques you can use in your home, and explain why some common household quilt storage can do more harm than good. Members and visitors will leave this lecture with the confidence to ensure long-term quilt preservation in their homes.

Join us on Sunday, April 23 for this awesome lecture - and don't forget to bring your own recently finished projects for our monthly member show and tell!

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

This month's meeting is on April 23, 2017.

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 Laura McD-H and Erin D.
posted and edited by Erin D.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Support Chicago Modern Quilt Guild and Show your Guild Pride

The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild now has a brand new 'swag' store! The proceeds of every sale support the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.

You may have noticed a new addition to the social media buttons -

...and to the sidebar of the blog -




...click either of these buttons and you are redirected to our Zazzle store where you can purchase items with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's logo printed on them.

Here are a few examples of the types of products offered (there are over 50 products listed in the shop, and several size and color options for each item available) -

 The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild on Zazzle

Have fun browsing the new store, and thank you for your support for our Guild.


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

our next meeting is on April 23, 2017.

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!