Saturday, August 22, 2015

On the Blog: August Meeting - Picture Post & Re-cap

Thank you so much to everyone who attended August's meeting and pot luck. It was a fantastic turnout!
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At the meeting, we discussed:

  • The Drunkard's Path Challenge - just a reminder that the quilts for IQF's Chicago Special Exhibit will be due in January. More on the challenge can be found {here}.
  • The QuiltCon Triangle and Michael Miller challenge - quilts due in November.
  • The Retreat: more information to be emailed out to those attending soon. Expect an email from Amy in the coming days.
  • October's Workshop: More information on how to register, topics, dates, etc. coming soon. Our speaker and workshop lecturer will be Amy Garro
  • Upcoming meeting topics (see {here} for a list of each upcoming month's topics)

We also had a wonderful trunk show and lecture by our very own Amy Struckmeyer of form*work. Amy chatted a bit about what it was like to be published, the process, etc.

A special thank you to Amy for such a fabulous presentation!

We know that a lot of people are away in the month of August, or busy with summer festivities, so it was really wonderful to see so many members celebrating at our August social.

Stay tuned for more information on September's meeting. Happy quilting!

Friday, August 21, 2015

On the Blog: Modern Block Improv with Sherri Lynn Wood in Pittsburgh, 10/4/15

Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild is hosting Sherri Lynn Wood in Pittsburgh on October 4, 2015, and PghMQG has asked that we open the invitation to our Chicago MQG members!

The workshop topic is Modern Block Improv and it will be held on Pittsburgh's North Side at the Pittsburgh Project on Sunday, October 4, from 12pm to 7pm.  The workshop cost is $100 (plus fees if paying online).  Registration closes on September 18.

If you are interested in attending, additional details/registration information can be found on PghMQG's EventBrite page and on their website.

Please let Melissa Fontanese {click here for her email} know if you have any questions.  They would love to make some new friends from around the region and hope to see some of you in October!

Friday, August 14, 2015

On the Blog: Meeting Reminder - Potluck! Trunk show! More!

Just a quick reminder that this weekend's upcoming meeting will be a lot of things:

  1. A Potluck! Bring a yummy dish, sweet or savory, to share, and come hungry!
  2. Ann Arbor mini quilts for our inter-guild swap are due - be ready to show and tell yours!
  3. A trunk show by our very own super-fantastical Amy Struckmeyer!

See you this Sunday, August 16 at 2:00pm.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

On the Blog: A2 Mini Quilt Swap Deadline Reminder

Just a quick reminder for those who signed up to swap with Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild that the mini quilts are due at this month's meeting on August 16.  If you can't make the meeting, please make arrangements with another member to bring it to the meeting for you, or contact Amy ( to coordinate a way to drop it off prior to the August meeting!· And, if you've already turned in your quilt, thanks!

Please bring your mini quilt unwrapped, with a note for your partner pinned to the back.  

We'll show and share at the meeting and then wrap the quilts in tissue for shipping.
We'll receive our quilts from our Ann Arbor swap partners at the September meeting.
And here's a quick reminder of the swap rules:
·  Quilts should be no smaller than 10 inches on any side and no bigger than 24 inches on any side.
·  Don't let your partner know who you are!  They will find out when they receive your quilt.
·  Do good work.  Make something you'd be happy to receive.
·  No extras, please.  Just your awesome mini quilt.
·  Have fun!

If you will not be able to have a finished quilt by the August 16 meeting, please contact Amy ASAP.

Thanks so much!  I can wait to see all the fabulous quilts!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wanna show off your Chicago MQG Pride?

If you have a blog or webpage and would like to proudly display a Chicago Modern Quilt Guild button somewhere therein (in a post, on the sidebar, etc!), here's the new button with coding!

The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild

Just select and copy all of the text in the grey box above and paste it into your post or in a HTML gadget in your blog sidebar, and voila! You'll be sporting CMQG virtual swag.

Note that the button is also located in this blog's sidebar permanently, as well as on the "About Us" page.

Let me know if you have any problems and I'll try and troubleshoot with you!