Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quilting Modern at the Needle Shop

Go see CMQG member Jacquie Gering at the Needle Shop event Saturday, June 9th from 2 to 6. She'll be signing her book, Quilting Modern, and showing quilts. If you buy or bring in her book, you could win a mini quilt based on the quilts in the book!

The Needle Shop
2054 West Charleston Street
(773) 489-4230

Monday, May 28, 2012

May Meeting

At the May 20th meeting we met at St. Peter's Church from 2-5pm.
We started off the May meeting with a lengthy show and tell and there was a lot of showing and telling!

Then we took a little break to have some refreshments and presented previous officers with thank you gifts. We then broke up into small groups and chatted about our favorite notion or tool, book, and fabric. At the end of the meeting each group reported on what they discovered about each other's favorites. Below is what each group shared about their favorites:

Favorite Notion or Tool
Erasable gel pens by pilot Frixion ball: These pens erase when you iron them
1/2 inch marking ruler: great for marking up half square triangles
Kwik Klip: clips and un-clips safety pins saving your fingers
Fiskars cutter: a long cutter with an attached blade
Machingers: Quilting gloves that come in different sizes and make it easy to grip your quilt during quilting
Do Sew: for applique, sew it to fabric and when you spritz it with water and iron it it shrinks and turns over the edges of the applique
Fast Turn: Tube turners, make tubes easily by flipping them right side out with this handy tool
Fitted Thimbles: Having your thimble fitted to your finger ensures a snug fit and is lightweight, makes hand quilting easier

Favorite Book
Quilt Artistry by Yoshkio Jinzenji

Moda Dress at Home book (old)

The Quilting Answer Book by Barbara Weiland Talbert

Favorite Fabrics
Kona Cotton was a favorite!

Check out more photos from the meeting in our Flickr group all taken by our lovely Rachel, thank you!
It was great getting to know everyone better and see all of the Favorite Things!

Emily B

Monday, May 21, 2012

Generous and Creative Souls

Yesterday's meeting of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guildat our new digs - St. Peter's Church in Forest Park - was a creativity fest. A long-overdue Show and Tell was the focus, and the work displayed by members runs the gamut of design, size, and technique. The 2011-2012 Officers Beth, Donna, Jen and Terri were acknowledged with nifty tote bags, from our Cafe Press shop which features our CMQG logo. Former president Beth also received a CMQG mug. Check out our shop - a small profit goes to our guild! But the best was Terri's pillow presents for Beth, Donna, and Jen as well as one for Sue, who worked on programming committee with Terri for 2011-2012. Very thoughtful and classy, Terri!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Group Venture

In February the guild meeting was devoted to the creation and submission of quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  And now our quilts are up for sale on CMQG page. Look at some of the beautiful, comforting, and thoughtful pieces that have been done!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Important Dates in 2012

Check out the right sidebar of this blog for meeting and retreat dates for the rest of this year.  And put these dates on your calendar!