Saturday, September 24, 2011

September Meeting

Robbi Eklow presented her quilts at the September meeting.  Robbi shared many beautiful quilts with us and talked about her design and fabric dieing process.  It was amazing to see the detail and color of her quilts in person.

You can see Robbi's quilts in our Flickr group, or at her website,  You can also see Robbi and fellow CMQG member Ebony Love in's longarming videos.

October Meeting - DATE CHANGE

Please note the date change from 
October 16 to October 23.

We’ll be making shopping bags and saying no to plastic with Donna!

Here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:
  • Sewing machine (walking foot/dual action feed works best)
  • Neutral  thread
  • Per bag  - Two  18” x 20” rectangles for outer bag
  • Two 18” x 20” rectangles for lining
          (We'll also need irons and ironing surfaces!)

What will be provided:
  • Strapping fabric for the bag handles (3 sets per member)
  • 18” x 20” rectangles from the Sale Table fabrics
  • Directions for making bags

Bring enough fabrics to make at least two bags – one to give away and one to keep!
Bring something for Show and Tell.
And bring something for the Sale Table, including your money to spend!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Iron Quilter spreads to Kansas City

Read all about Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild's Iron Quilter event here:

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Amazing news!  We are hosting Jena Moreno, director of Stitched, for a viewing of the film and discussion. Please join us!  If you can't make it Saturday (and you aren't attending our regular guild meeting, where Robbi Eklow will be speaking and we will be BBQing at Jen's after), the Chicago premiere is at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.

Stitched showing
Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Boulevard
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-7171

Stitched Chicago Premiere
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Damen-Cermak (Pink Line)