May 2019 Meeting Recap

May 27, 2019
We had the pleasure of hosting Quilt and Fabric Designer Libs Elliot from Toronto, Canada for the weekend.  On Saturday , many members and friends Embraced the Cachous in an all-day workshop where everyone created their own design, but all used the same pattern.  It was a fun working with a pattern that is only taught in workshops and not available individually.
The next day Libs came to our regular meeting and explained her process and got all of minds swirling with new ideas.  A handful of members event brought their completed tops, many with the plan to make more blocks to enlarge their quilts.
June meeting will be a sew-in held on SATURDAY June 22 at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Road, Wheaton.  Come and work on your own projects, bring your machine or handwork.  We will have a few cutting/iron stations available.  The sew-in will be from 10-4, with a quick business meeting with show & tell at 2 PM.  Come for the entire time or pop in for part of the day.  You can bring your lunch or visit/order in from nearby restaurants.  The park district does have a rule against bringing in any home-made goodies to share.  So, if you made some treats for your lunch you are welcome to eat them, but you may not share them with the group.  This event is free for all CMQG members.
Fall Retreat Update
Due to the Sienna Center being booked with their own events on all weekends this fall, we needed to find a similar location to test out for fall 2019.  Retreats Chair Katie and Treasurer Deb, called/emailed/researched 40 other facilities looking for accommodations closest to what we are used to and at a comparable cost.  We will be going to Cedar Lake Ministries in Cedar Lake, IN (just over the IL line) this fall.  Distance is about the same as going to Sienna from the city.  A more detailed message will be sent to all members soon.  The dates are 10/25-10/28.  Registration goes live on August 19 @ 7 PM.  If more than 24 attendees sign up, we will have a lottery at the September meeting.
Introduce a Quilter
We had our first introduction with Emily B. and Melissa B.  They got together for a meal and got to know each other better and shared their fun findings with the guild.  More duos will be sharing at future meetings.  If you want to be added to this list, please email the guild and we will put you in contact with our programming chair, Laura H.
Local Member Sew-Ins
Heather K. will host anyone wanting to attend in Andersonville on Mon June 10 (6:30-9:30) and Emily B. anyone wanting to attend in Melrose Park on Fri June 7 (6-10).  For more info and their address please email them or the guild email and we will put you in contact with these members.
Upcoming Meetings

July 21 Summer School at Rush Oak Park (2-5).  Come with your questions and be ready to learn a lot!  We will form small groups and assist each other with questions about techniques, troubling issues, design questions, etc.  If someone in your group is unable to assist, there are many talented members who we can reach out to.
August 18 at Rush Oak Park (2-5) Summer Potluck-bring any dish to share and some hand work for fun afternoon of getting to know your fellow members better.  Please bring show and tell too, which is welcome at all meetings.
September 22 at Rush Oak Park (2-5) we welcome Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio‚Äôs for a lecture/truck show.  There will be also be a workshop held the day before, please check The Full Bobbin for the details.
QuiltCon 2020 Charity Quilt

Jenni Grover is heading up this project for us.  We are seeking designers for the quilt and/or design ideas.  We are also looking for suggestions of a non-profit to donate this quilt to after the show.  Anyone who wants to assist on this project for even a little amount of time, please email the guild and we will put you in contact with Jenni.

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

This month’s meeting is on June 22

Meeting location:

Wheaton Park District Community Center, 
1777 S. Blanchard Road, 
Wheaton, IL

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna