Monday, June 20, 2011

July 17 Meeting

It’s a sew-in!  Here are some possibilities for the afternoon.  You can do some, all, or none of these.

1.      Bring a bra and embellish/decorate it for the 2011 Show Your Support Challenge.  The entry fee is $5 and all proceeds go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
           Here’s the entry form:

          And here’s some examples. 

2.              Make (or bring in) an 8” block that features an appliqué technique.  You can then be a part of  a  “Round Robin” which will run through October. 

3.        Work on your own project.

4.       Watch others work.

It’s your afternoon! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

CMQG'ers Learn to Applique!

Sunday, June 12, the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild focused on applique techniques. Sue showed us "dryer sheet" applique, Sarah E demonstrated English paper piecing, Donna talked about raw-edge, fusible applique, and Terri focused on practical ways to label quilts. Members rotated to the four different stations after an inspiring "show and tell." Check our Flickr site for pictures. As these pictures show, applique was not a new techique for many of our members!

A big thank you to Paper Pieces in Sycamore, IL, for supplying us with hexagon templates for Sara's sessions!

Another thank you to Saral Paper Corporation for their samples of wax-free transfer paper, which Terri used.

At the July 17 meeting, you'll have a chance to show off one of these applique techniques. Details will be coming. Meanwhile, think 8" block!

Friday, June 3, 2011

June 12 Meeting

June's meeting is focused on mostly applique techniques and will involve a series of 4 demonstration/discussions that members will rotate to: raw edge applique, dryer-sheet applique, English paper piecing, and methods for labeling quilts. Be prepared to have fun. And if you have any quilt or projects involving any applique method, please bring them in for the Show and Tell portion of the meeting!

Please RSVP so that our demonstrators know how to prepare!

Hope to see you Sunday June 12. RSVP on our Big Tent site!