May Meeting Recap

June 4, 2020

Our May meeting was all about thimbles and needles for hand sewing, plus announcements, Show and Tell, and more! All in the comfort of our own homes, through Zoom. Member Sarah Evans gave an informed presentation that covered when and why to use certain needles, how to store them, and different kinds of thimbles and threaders.

She even compiled all the resources and fun video links into one Needles, Keepers, Threaders and Thimbles document, so there was no need to take notes! Thank you so much, Sarah, for a great presentation!

Sarah Evans, sharing her knowledge of thimbles and needles for hand sewing.

There were a lot of announcements at the meeting. Here’s some of what we covered.

QuiltCon 2021 is being reinvented as QuiltCon Together, a virtual experience to maximize safety and member involvement. Member Heather Kinion, also Chair of the MQG Board of Directors, answered questions at the meeting, but things were still being finalized. It will be different in many ways. Look for more details and the event catalog later this month.

We are seeking volunteers and ideas for our guild’s QuiltCon 2021 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge (formerly the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge). The theme is curves, and there’s a fun color palette. Look for more info in the guild newsletter.

June 14, 10:00-4:00, virtual meeting and Sew-In via Zoom! Please note that this has been rescheduled from the previous June 7 date. Join in from your sewing room or kitchen table, for the whole event or just a portion. There will be regular meeting announcements during the 10am hour, and Show and Tell beginning at 3pm. Hope to see you there!

July 19, 2:00-5:00, virtual meeting via Zoom: Hand Quilting Demos. Come with your questions, and be ready to learn lots! Our guild is full of expertise — you’ll be sure to discover something new.

Keep an eye out for the guild’sĀ annual survey, coming to your email inbox in the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us shape our programming and more!

It is always a joy to see what others have created during Show and Tell — although it’s quite tricky capturing the work and faces through screenshots!

We hope you’ll join us at our Sew-In this month — we’ll sew and chat and have lots of fun!

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

This month’s meeting and Sew-In is on the second Sunday, June 14, via Zoom. (Look for a link in our member newsletter, the Full Bobbin.)

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