February 2019 Meeting Recap

March 2, 2019
Nearly 30 members attended our charity sew-in on a snowy Sunday for Project Night Night, held in Elmhurst. If you want to participate in that charity effort and were unable to attend, Sarah Shulman will have more kits and bundles available at our March meeting. (As always, our charity efforts are entirely optional.)

Sarah Shulman displays some of our charity fabric. If you’re interested in some for a current or future project, let us know!

Sarah made up a bunch of packages of fabric for folks, and can make up kits for your charity projects, too.

We had a terrific space for communal sewing.

If you have a specific pattern or colorway/design in mind and would like to use some of our quilt shop-quality guild fabric, please email the guild and we will get you in touch with Sarah.

Retreat News:

There are still a couple spaces left for you to attend our Spring Retreat being held April 5-7(or 8) at the Sienna Center in Racine, WI. Head to our blog post to sign up.


The new by-law change regarding adding board member positions that was included in the last Full Bobbin will be voted on at the March meeting.  The proposed change has been slightly reworded since the initial notification to clarify each position’s responsibility more clearly.  This rewording was presented at the February meeting and read aloud to the members in attendance, and paper copies were provided.  If you would like an updated copy of this proposed change, please email the guild and we will forward it.
We will also be voting at the March meeting for our new officers for next year, which were announced in a recent email.
In March, we welcome our guest speaker Joe “The Quilter” Cunningham in our regular meeting location.  Even though we are not hosting any workshop with Joe, the Salt Creek Quilters Guild is. Visit their site for more info.
In April, we are challenging our members to participate in Quilt Olympics.  It’s going to be a fun event held at our regular meeting location with more details announced next month.
Two upcoming workshops & lectures/truck show we are hosting to mark on your calendars:
In May, Libs Elliot. She is a fabric designer for Andover Fabrics who designs many of patterns using computer code and is also an English Paper Piecing designer.  We are hosting a workshop on the pattern “Embrace the Chaos” where each attendee’s quilt will be its own unique design, but all are created using basic block construction.  This pattern is available only to workshop attendees; it is not available for purchase.  Sign-ups will go live via an email sent to members on March 18.  The workshop is being held at Thimbles Quilts in Lockport on Saturday, May 18 and then Libs will provide a lecture/truck show on Sunday May 19 in our regular location.
Monthly informal sew-ins are being held at members’ homes.  To attend either one or both, please email the guild and we will put you in contact with these members for their addresses.  Join Heather on Monday March 4 at 6:30 PM and/or Emily on Friday March 8 at 6:00 PM.

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month’s meeting is on Sunday, March 17

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meetings can be found here.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna