Thursday, January 24, 2013

QuiltCon Charity Quilt - Done!

This quilt is on its way to Austin, Texas. It will be displayed, along with all the other charity quilts for the Austin Children's Shelton at QuiltCon in late February. The back is almost as fabulous as the front:
Thanks to Iris Johnson for her design; Sarah Shulman, Debbie Bookman, and Debbie Pine for piecing the front and the back and providing a label; Erika Mulvenna for her embroidery of the CMQG logo; Terri Karls of T and F Quilting Studio in Lemont for supplying the batting and doing the quilting; and Donna Moscinski for binding, washing, photographing, and mailing the quilt.This group effort is a good one!

Check out some of the details....

Monday, January 21, 2013

January Meeting Fun!

 As advertised the January meeting was awesome!  Check out what we did:
The Paper Piecing Station led by Wayne and Eileen turned out some beautiful work.

Working with Sara H and Linda some cool Curves were mastered.

Donna and Melissa's Improvisational Foundation Piecing Station sure was productive!

Stars of all colors were pieced in the Traditional Block Improvisation Station run by Sarah S and Emily B (me!).

Aaaaand, last but not least was an amazing Show and Tell.  You all never fail to inspire!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the meeting, the blocks we made will be put into quilts for Project Night Night.

Friday, January 18, 2013

QuiltCon Donation Quilt - in process

The seven blocks of this quilt were submitted to the Modern Quilt Guild as part of the QuiltCon Block Challenge. The Modern Quilt Guild's goal is to put a quilt on every bed of the Austin Children's Shelter - Austin is where the Modern Quilt Guild is holding its first convention in February 2013. These 7 blocks were sent to the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild for our donation quilt to the shelter. Thanks to a clever layout by Iris Johnson and even cleverer execution of this layout by CMQG Program Chair Sarah Shulman, Debbie Bookman, and Debbie Pine, this top (and look at the wonderful backing), this quilt is ready for quilting. The top and backing have travelled 50 miles from Vernon Hills to Lemont, the home of T and F Quilting Studio and Terri Karls.
Once this is quilted, bound in orange, and washed (but before it is boxed and shipped), there will be final post.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Come to the January Meeting! Piecing Techniques

For our January meeting we have some talented members who are going to show us all some techniques for piecing our quilts!  The piecing demos will cover traditional block improvisation, improvisational foundation piecing, paper piecing, and curves.  When you enter the meeting you have the chance to sign up for 2 of these demonstrations, doors open at 1:45pm!  All the blocks we make on Sunday will be made from solids and later pieced into a charity quilt.

Doesn't this meeting sound awesome?  Dontcha wish it was right now?  Well it isn't but you should go and RSVP if you are coming on our Bigtent site under the "events" tab!