On the Blog: We are having a quilt show!

March 27, 2016

The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) is partnering with the University of Chicago’s Healing Arts program to exhibit quilts at the university’s hospital from June thru August 2016. The quilt exhibit will be open to the public in a busy corridor link between the Center for Care and Discovery and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.

 Below are pictures from our 2014 show courtesy of U of C’s Healing Arts program:

Our aim is to highlight the modern aesthetic that makes us uniquely the CMQG.  Due to limited space at the hospital, this will be a curated exhibit.  Our curators are CMQG members Shannon Dangerfield, Emily Handley, and Amy Struckmeyer.

All CMQG members are encouraged to submit their quilts:

  • Each member can submit up to 4 quilts. 
  • Maximum size of each quilt is 72” x 72”.  There is no minimum.  Just make sure a 4” hanging sleeve can be attached.
  • Two photos are required.  A picture of the whole quilt and a more detailed shot.
  • We will be seeking information about the quilt and the maker.  The hospital has specifically asked for this as they plan to display a card next to the quilt.  They feel this will add another level of engagement to the show. 

Submissions will begin Friday, April 1st and will end Friday, April 22nd.  If your quilt is accepted you are expected to bring it to the May 15th meeting.

Quilts will be submitted electronically via a link within the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild forums and will only be accessible to Chicago Modern Quilt Guild members. The submission form link will go live on Friday, April 1.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna