March Meeting(s) Recap: How to Quilt in Two States at One Time

March 29, 2014

This month, the Spring CMQG Retreat fell on the same weekend as the regular guild meeting.    Being in two different states did not stop our guild from putting our skills together for a special service project.    

Members in Racine, WI sewed right along with members in Chicago to create over a dozen

quilts for families with infants needing intensive care services at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital NICU.

In Chicago, Treasurer-elect Louise Gates demonstrated a clever and simple  block.  Guild members  worked as a whole group with the cutters and pressers  helping all the sewers.
When the meeting was over, members left with all the blocks sewn for six quilts.  

It was a fun and chatty meeting and we even had a couple newbies there for the first time!


In Racine,   members broke up into groups and assembled blocks, then rows, and even some complete tops.With a coordinated assembly line process, quilters sewed strips, ironed, cut and re-sewed.    Below are some sneak peek views of the quilt tops.

These quilt tops will be completed and donated to the NICU at Lurie Children’s Hospital in June.

We have finalized arrangements for our new meeting place.   Our April meeting will be held in the lew location at Rush-Oak Park Hospital.   Watch for details about how to find the correct room.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna