April Meeting~ Focus on: Long Arm Quilting

April 16, 2015
Focus on: Long Arm Quilting

Ever thought about sending your precious work out to be completed by a long arm quilter?
Wondering what a long arm quilt machine is, or what a Long Arm quilter even does?

Calling all those  un-finished quilt tops!

Questioning how to quilt some of the tops you’ve finished that are sitting, lonely in your UFO pile? Well, this month’s  meeting is for you!

Find out the answers to these, and many more questions about long arm quilting  at our April meeting.  And don’t forget to bring one of your finished quilt tops!

Angela Walters amusing time lapse video 
Four of our guild members who are active long arm quilters will be presenting on different aspects of long arm quilting.  
And following presentations, we’ll have an interactive session exploring various way to quilt tops brought by members, called “How Do I Quilt This???”
Members are invited to show an unfinished top for discussion on what type of quilting might be a good fit.   
Presenting at this meeting will be:
Dani Miller of KSC Designs, who will speak about the various batting options available for your quilts.
Judy Tucker and Mark Cramer  of LakeHouse Quilts   will talk about how to work with your log arm quilter to select the very best designs that highlight your piecing and make your quilt really sparkle. 
Teri Karls of T & F Quilting Studio  will talk about the methods to prepare your top before sending it out so the quilt can come back looking it’s absolute best.
Additional Business

Interguild Swap:  After meeting several Board members from the Ann Arbor MQG at QuiltCon,  and idea for a swap between guilds over the summer was hatched. This idea has been developed and the swap guidelines will be presented for Chicago members who are interested in participating. 
The April meeting marks the end of the term for our current Board Member.  We will take some time to thank the outgoing officers for their contributions and we will welcome in a new Executive Board for the 2015-2016 term.
Sunday, April 19
2-5 pm – Centennial Room
RUSH Oak Park Hospital
520 S. Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna