February Meeting Recap

March 1, 2020

We were so pleased to welcome Shruti Dandekar from India! She stopped to visit Chicago on her way to QuiltCon, thank you to Emily L. for arranging all the details. Many members and their friends took her Portrait Class the day before her lecture. At our meeting we learned about quilting in India and how she got her start. One of the many highlights was we had the amazing opportunity view up close The Shivaarajyabhishek Quilt. Shruti created this quilt to celebrate the 390th birthday anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It has been on display at India Quilts and last Fall at the IQF show in Houston, Texas. This quilt is 210’ x 86”! Please visit her blog 13woodhouseroad.com for more detailed info and follow her at the same name on IG and Facebook.

March 22, 2020 IT’S PARTY TIME!
It’s Chicago MQG 10th Anniversary Party! NOTE: we will be meeting at Pilgrim Church, here in Oak Park (only 1 ½ miles from our regular location and they have a parking lot). Needed ASAP if you have old pics from guild events, please send them to CMQGpictures@gmail.com A fun slide show is being planned. Everyone is asked to bring a quilt to display during the party in the sanctuary of the church. This is a not to miss event with former members who now live out of town are coming back to visit!

April 19, 2020
Quilt Olympics II. We are hoping for none of that white stuff we had last April. This event was so well received, it’s back again! More details soon

May 10, 2020
Sarah Evans will educate us on all things related to hand sewing needles and thimbles. We are willing to bet even if you have been hand sewing for years, you will learn something new! There may be some giveaways too!

June 7, 2020
NOTE THE DATE! We are having a sew-in, free of charge held at Thimbles in Lockport, IL. Bring your own projects (hand or machine) to work on. Lunch is on your own, there is a fridge and microwave available and restaurants within walking distance and more a short drive away.

The full year of events is listed on our website
Elections for the 2020-2021 (April-March) board will take at our March meeting. The new slate to be voted on was announced in an email sent to all members in February.

Membership 2020
We welcome new members year-round, but if you forgot go renew now! If you selected the option to order our new CMQG pin, the order will be coming, but is delayed due to the plant shut down in China. We will keep you updated.

QuiltCon 2020 Charity Quilt
Was on display at Austin and it’s amazing! Come to our March Party for the local reveal!
Anniversary Book Update
Ordering details coming soon!

Spring Retreat
Registration is live! We are back at the Sienna Center in Racine, WI. April 3-5 or 6, mark your calendars, please note arrival is Thursday or Friday through Sunday.
National Announcements
The QuiltCon’s electronic goody bag was sent to all member on February 25. Open for discounts and access to free patterns.

Member Hosted Sew-In’s open to all CMQG Members
Please email the guild or these ladies directly to confirm dates, in case something changes.
March 3 (5-9 PM) at Jenni Grover’s in Skokie – no pets live here (usually 1st Tuesday)
March 10 (6:30-9:30 PM) Heather Kinion’s in Andersonville -a cat & dog do live here (usually 2nd Monday)

March TBD (6-10 PM) Emily Bruzzini’s in Melrose Park – no pets live here
New URL and Guild Emails

All board members now have their own email addresses. We owe a huge thank you to Jennifer L. our social media coordinator for a lot of behind scenes work she has done to get this setup!


If you do not know who to contact send it to our secretary; they will forward your message to appropriate person and copy you.

Use and follow our guild hashtags on your social media posts!
#chicagomqgshowandtellAll meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month’s meeting is on March 22

Meeting location:

Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park
460 Lake St.

A list of our meetings can be found here.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna