October Meeting Re-Cap

October 23, 2016
Member Donna Moscinski prepared a presentation titled “Where do YOU sew? a presentation of member’s creative spaces”. 

This presentation has been on Donna’s mind and bucket list for some time. She loves the idea of stepping into people’s creative space (aka their homes) to see how and where they make. With Donna’s special charm and humor, she shared with us some of our member’s creative spaces. For each of us our creative spaces are very important. Some shared just a glimpse of their workspace and others a full on picture tour. It was interesting to see how each differs and it was equally interesting to see how each suits the personality and style of that member. 
Thank you to all of our members who submitted photos for Donna’s presentation –
featured photos above from Amy Struckmeyer, Emily Bruzzini, Emily Handley, Dianne Bienick, Holly Harper.
Images used with permission from members.

Thank you Donna for all your hard work, and thank you to all of the members who shared their creative spaces. We all truly enjoyed our afternoon.

Smiling Donna!


The results are in for our Chicago Modern Quilt Guild custom t-shirt logo contest!

The winning logo is designed by member Laura McDowell Hopper. Members will be able to order T-Shirts and Sweatshirts with this logo during our yearly membership renewal process; these wearables will be custom printed by PatchworkThreads.com and PressPressMerch.com.

Winning design for our t-shirt contest!

We then ended the meeting with some Show and Tell.  Make sure to visit the Guild’s Instagram account (@chicagomqg or click on the Instagram logo at the top of this page) to see some amazing quilts (including Medallion quilts) shared by our members.
  • Membership Chairperson Sally Prokopec announced that membership renewal will begin prior to the November, 2016 meeting. You will be able to renew at the meeting or prior to the meeting online. Dues are $55 (same as 2016). We are also introducing a Student Membership at a reduced fee of $25. At the same time, you will be able to order our guild’s limited edition T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Sally encourages you to use the online service if you plan on using a credit card. More info to come.
  • Programming Chairperson and Special Events Chairperson Laura Hartrich and Heather Kinion will be hosting a Programming Meeting. This meeting will take place at Laura’s house on Sunday, October 30th at 4:00 pm and members are invited to attend. For more information (including location), please contact Laura at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com.
  • We will be hosting Heidi Parkes at the November 20, 2016 meeting. She will be doing a presentation and a demonstration on“Contemporary Mending”. To learn more about Heidi click hereSpecial Events Chairperson Heather Kinion is looking for members to bring in some clothes suitable for mending. If you have something you are willing to share, please contact Heather at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com. She is looking for clothes that fall into one of these three categories:
    • “Thinning”. A piece of clothing that is getting threadbare but has not yet become an actual hole, like a pair of leggings;
    • “Hole”. A piece of clothing that has a hole, like jeans or a jacket;
    • “Truly Strange”. A piece that you think is way beyond mending but you can’t bare to part with, like a leather jacket, a pair of PJ’s from your childhood, or something that “your dog ate”.
  • Members Emily Handley and Melissa Bogusch are leading the effort on our guilds QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge. Completed blocks are due at the November, 2016 meeting. If you have any questions, please contact them at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com. To learn more about the project and to see the video it’s based on click here . To learn more about The MQG QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge, please click here .
  • The guild will be hosting Chawne Kimber for an Improv Hand Quilting workshop and lecture in January, 2017 (same weekend as our meeting). The workshop will be limited to 20 members and will be filled on a “first come first serve basis”. Registration will begin for members on Tuesday, November 29th. More info to come. To learn more about Chawne click here .
  • Charity Update:
    • The guild is continuing our work for Sarah’s Inn. Charity Project Coordinator and Vice President Amy Struckmeyer would like to distribute pillows, lap quilts, and pouches prior to the November 20, 2016 meeting. If you have something that you are working on, please contact Amy at chicagomodernqg@gmail.com to let her know what she can be expecting.
    • Member Sarah Shulman is leading an effort to make a quilt for a local Veteran thru the Road Home Program. For more information on how you can contribute please click here .
    • To quickly find information regarding our current charity endeavors, please click the “Charity Projects” button in the right sidebar.

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

This month’s meeting is on November 20, 2016.

Meeting location:

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

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

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 We hope to see you there!

– written by Dianne B. and Erin D.
– edited, posted by Erin D.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna