Saturday, June 20, 2015

On the Blog - Reminder: QuiltCon Registration starts in less than a week!

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Just a quick reminder for all whom are planning on attending QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, California (February 18-21, 2016):

Registration starts on June 25.  

Members will receive an email with their registration link from the Modern Quilt Guild at 7 a.m. PDT10 a.m. EDT on June 25 - so watch out for that email. You'll need this link in order to gain access to the registration site.

The Modern Quilt Guild is recommending that you reserve your hotel rooms as soon as possible (if not before you register) to ensure you have a place to lay your head in Pasadena.

Please visit QuiltCon West and The Modern Quilt Guild for more information.

Friday, June 19, 2015

On the blog: REMINDER: June's Meeting, change in venue, time, day

Just a quick reminder that:

June's meeting is a sew-in, and will be held on June 28 at 12-5pm and will be located, one time only, at:

Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue
1133 W. Fulton Market, 1st Floor

Please click {here} to go to the original post and RSVP if you haven't already and plan on attending, or use the form below, so that we know how many tables to have.

also to note:

Second City Quilts will be offering a pop up shop at our June 28 Sew-in.  In case you forget or need something new, there will be an assortment of notions including John James needles, Mettler thread, and other things.  She'll also have fabric that you might not be able to live without: FQs and bundles of Alison Glass's Sunprint, Tula Pink's 16th century selfie, and Bella Solids to name a few.  She'll be able to take credit card payments. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

On the Blog: Quilt Exhibit at Tall Grass Arts Association

Quick announcement to make regarding an upcoming local event!

Four award-winning artists will be presenting and exhibiting their work at Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest from June 19 - July 25. 

Quilter Chawne Kimber of Completely Cauchy will be presenting an Artist's talk on Saturday, June 20 at 11am.

Tall Grass Arts Association is located at:
367 Artists Walk 
Park Forest, IL 60466
708- 748-3377

If you decide to attend, we'd love to hear about it! Leave a comment below letting us know about the show.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

On the blog: Local Modern Quilt Related Happenings...

Hi all!

Sharing some local modern quilt related happenings in and around the Chicago area:

In Indiana:
The Shipshewana Quilt Show, Shipshewana, Indiana

June 24-27, 2015

Speakers include:

In Bensenville:
"Inside Aurifil and Aurifil Inside", lecture by branding guru and marketing Jedi, Alex Veronelli

June 10, 2015 - two lecture times available, morning and afternoon

$7.50 attendance fee, RSVP required

call 630-238-8000 for more information and to reserve your spot!

Do you know of any other local, quilty-related happenings going on? Please share in the comments and I'll make sure to update this post!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Small updates to the blog

Hi all,

just some small updates to the blog to take note of.

1) if you would like, you can now subscribe to the blog by email. You will receive each post in your inbox (circled in red, image above).

2) if you used the link previously located in the right sidebar to log in to the CMQG Modern Quilt Guild Community/Forums, it looks a little different now (circled in orange, image above). You will also note that we now have little hexie Facebook, Bloglovin', Flickr, and Email buttons.

3) the right sidebar now contains a mini-calendar of events (circled in blue, image above). Each meeting will be listed in the calendar, as well as special dates (like retreats, speakers, workshops, etc.). Just click on the 'Month' drop down, use the arrows to scroll to the month in question, then click anywhere in the pop-up month to view that month in the blog sidebar. I'm in the process of updating the calendar, all dates might not be in yet.

As always, let me know if you'd like to see any other improvements on the blog/social media side of the Guild, and I'll see what I can do!