August Meeting Recap!

August 29, 2016
Our August meeting was a Summer Potluck and Social. Members contributed some fabulous food. We ate, we socialized, and we sewed. It was a GREAT afternoon!!!!!!

Medallion Quilt Along:
Guild member, Sarah Shulman, discussed our Medallion Quilt Along. This month, she showed us several methods to create flying geese blocks. This is a year long project with a new border (or two) being added each month. To get more information, click on the “Medallion Quilt Along” button found on the right side bar.

QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt:
Our biggest and most exciting news of the meeting is that the CMQG will be making a charity quilt to be displayed at QuiltCon 2017. Members, Emily Handley and Melissa Bogusch, will be leading this effort. The MQG’s theme is “crafting a design that plays with scale”. Their design concept is based on Charles and Ray Eames – 1977 Power of Ten. 

Click here to watch a video on the Eames’ “Power of 10”!

They’ve designed 15 unique blocks from scenes found in the video below. The blocks use different quilting techniques (english paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, applique, etc..) and require different levels of difficulty. They are asking members to make blocks. If you are interested in participating, please contact Emily and Melissa at
To learn more about The MQG QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge, please click here.
Show and Tell:
We then ended the meeting with some Show and Tell.  Refer to our guilds Instagram account (@chicagomqg or click on the “On Instagram” picture in the right side bar) to see some amazing quilts (including Medallion quilts) made by our members
  • The Fall Retreat will be at the Sienna Center on Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd with an optional day on Monday, October 24th. Everyone that signed up prior to or at the meeting is in. If you signed up afterwards, expect an email from Heather Kinion.
  • The deadline for quilts, pillows, and pouches for Sarah’s Inn (our charity project) has been extended to the October, 2016 meeting. If you plan to make any item (or two) and you haven’t notified chairperson Amy Struckmeyer, please do so. She would like to get an idea of how many items to expect. You can reach Amy at
  • The September, 2016 meeting will be a Member lead Demo Day. The topic will be handmaade containers. These items can then be made for our December Gift Swap.
  • Donna Moscinski is working on a presentation for our October, 2016 meeting titled “Where do YOU sew?” a presentation of member’s creative spaces”. She is seeking members that would like to share their space or just a portion of their space. This can be your table space at retreat, a corner of your living room, a spare bedroom, or a full fledge studio space.   If you would like to be part of this special project, please contact Donna at
  • For information on future meetings, please click here.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna