|Carole Wool did an amazing job, as always!|
On October 20 and 21 we will be hosting Season Evans for a workshop and lecture. The workshop will be “Minimalist Improvisation” and her lecture will be “Minimal Quilts – from Traditional to Modern.” Signups for this workshop are now open to paid members, on a first-come first-served basis. An email with the link was sent on August 22. If more members sign up than there are spaces, we will start a wait list. Workshop location was being finalized this week and will be announced soon.
November 18 will be all about needles and threads.
December 16 (we will meet on our usual 3rd Sunday this year) will be our holiday potluck & gift swap.
We hope you are enjoying our monthly newsletter, “The Full Bobbin.” If you are in a quilt show or magazine, have a teaching gig, or are hosting an event we want to know about it. Please make sure to contact Social Media and Communications Chairperson Jenni Grover so it can be included. Also, contact Jenni if are a new member and you have yet received an issue.
We have added a new feature to The Full Bobbin, called Get Your Quilty Wishes Granted, based on the popular Instagram hashtag #getyourquiltywishesgranted. If you are unfamiliar, let’s say you are working on a particular project and need more yellow scraps or need more eye spy fabrics or whatever… you can send an email to The Full Bobbin (just hit reply on a previous issue) with your name and what you are looking for. Each month, we will publish as many as we can. Members can then bring the items to the next meeting. It’s a fun way to pass along something you may not need, but another quilter can use.
The National Modern Quilt Guild has opened submission for QuiltCon 2019, which will be held in Nashville, TN, February 20-24. The deadline to register your quilt(s) is November 30. If you would like to volunteer at QuiltCon 2019, head here.
Our small piecing charity blocks for our Quiltcon charity quilt are due back no later than the September meeting. If you are unable hand in your block(s) next month, please send it with another member or you can mail it to member Heidi Parkes, who is assisting us in putting the quilt together. The right and bottom sides of the blocks will be framed in the approved purple fabrics; if you did not pick up the strips at the August meeting, just leave extra space for the purple to be added after you hand in your block. We want to figure out a way incorporate members stories of how/why or what inspired them to create the block they did; you can hand in a note with your block or if you have already handed in your block, email them to VP Laura McDowell-Hopper.
In 2019, we have a great lineup of speakers and events. More details will be announced in the fall, but we have announced to mark your calendars for May 10 and 11, 2019, we will be hosting Libs Elliott for a workshop and lecture. Libs is a Canadian quilter who uses code to design many of her quilts and is a fabric designer for Andover Fabrics.
All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
This month’s meeting is on Sunday, September 16
Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304
A list of our meetings can be found here.
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We hope to see you there!