Monday, January 23, 2012

We zipped into the new year!

The January meeting of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was "zipping into the New Year," and here's what we did - little zippered pouches!
In addition to bring a variety of their zippered projects, Rachel (right) gave a short and amusing history of zippers and then Eileen provided us with some basic directions.
Program Chair Terri and President Beth confer while Holly adjusts her machine and Holly's guest studies the directions.
Deb, April, Sue, and - help with the name of our newest member - compare their zipper techniques.
This meeting was so well attended that we ran out of chairs as evidenced by Sarah, Mimi (sitting in a kiddie chair), and Erika.
 Quilting newbie Jen displays the quilt she began at the Fall Retreat.
 See our group at Flickr for more photos!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stitched on NPR

Stitched Listen to Hollis Chatelain Textile Artist and Stitched director Jena Moreno talk about the film at Noon EST tomorrow, Tuesday. Please tune in if you live in NC, WUNC 91.5FM Chapel Hill / 88.9FM Manteo / 90.9FM Rocky Mount. Call in & show the power of quilters & documentary lovers. If you don't live in NC, you can listen on the internet:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Call for submissions

The International Quilt Festival is hosting a special exhibition of modern quilts in 2012. What an exciting opportunity! See the excerpt below about submissions and click here for all the details: ---------------------------- We would like to invite members from any of the Modern Quilt Guilds around the world to be considered for inclusion in the new exhibit. You may submit a total of two (2) quilts for our consideration. We require that quilts be at least 36” on each side. There is no maximum size limit. There is no "made after" date requirement. Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by Friday, March 2, 2012. You will be notified no later than Friday, March 30, 2012, regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions. If selected, the quilts will need to arrive in Houston no later than Friday, September 7, 2012. Quilts will be returned by the end of December 2012 if the quilt does not travel, or arrangements may be made to have a quilt picked up at the conclusion of the show. If you agree to allow your quilt to travel (assuming the exhibit is chosen to travel to other shows), your quilt will be returned by the end of August 2013.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sew Mama Sew

Sew Mama Sew is looking for contributors. Interested? Check it out here: (just to be clear, that Beth is not this Beth)