September Meeting Recap

October 1, 2019

We welcomed Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studios.   We were inspired by Sheri’s process and her quilts (she brought a lot of them).  There are many posts on social media posted by CMQG, Sheri and our members go look if you were unable to join us.  Members who attended her Hawaiian Applique workshop the previous day brought their creations, they are going to be stunning!  Many of our workshops like this one are taught by quilters who teach around the US and QuiltCon, we are so lucky to have a few of them travel to us here in the Chicago area.

Upcoming Meetings
October 20, 2:00-5:00, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Curved Piecing Demo
Learn different techniques, including the curved letters design for our QuiltCon Charity project.  Curves do not need to be scary, even though this is our October meeting.
*NOTE: Rescheduled Program Committee Meeting from 12:00 – 1:30
October 25-28
Fall Retreat at Cedar Lake Ministry-New Fall Location for 2019
We have a few openings.  If you want to get away and work on your own projects and not cook this is it!   We are now opening this retreat to nonmembers, an email will be sent soon to all members, please forward the message on other friends who may want to come.  If you have any questions, please contact Retreat Chair Katie Cooper or email the guild.
November 17, 2:00-5:00, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Zipper demos-Learn tips and tricks about zippers from some of our guild’s most experienced zipper-ers!
December 15, 2019, 2:00-5:00, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Holiday Potluck and Swap-Bring a dish to share and a small sewn item for a blind swap! Make sure your small sewn item does not take more than two hours to make, and for extra fun, include Hawaiian applique, curved piecing, or zippers, all of which we will be learning about at this fall’s meetings.  Please remember we all do not all celebrate the same holidays, so no holiday fabric/themes.  Most members prefer an item they can use all year long.
January 19, 2:00-5:00, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Annual Member Truck Show this meeting is always a favorite to learn about your fellow members and be inspired by their work.
February 15, 2020
Workshop with Shruti Dandekar from India!  All details and signups coming soon, watch your email.
February 16, 2020 Rush Oak Park Hospital
Shruti Dandekar will be our guest.  She is flying in from India, stopping in Chicago prior to traveling to teach at QuiltCon.  We are so lucky to have her for the weekend!
Member Sew-In’s
Emily Bruzini is hosting a sew-in at her home in Melrose Park on Friday October 18(6-10).  For more info email the guild and we will put you in touch with Emily.
QuiltCon 2020 Charity Quilt
Laura Hartrich and Jenni Grover have been hard at work planning our QuiltCon Charity Quilt.  We started sign-ups at the September meeting that are filling quickly, but there are still more opportunities to assist.  Please email the guild and we will put you in contact w/these ladies.  This quilt made by us, will first hang at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin then returned to us and donated to Sojourner House which is a bridge to housing stability in Oak Park.

Community Building Programs
If you have interviewed your partner and are ready to share with the group, please email Laura Hartich or the guild, so we can coordinate when you both will be at a meeting. 
Anniversary Book Update
230 entries were received!  Everyone who submitted a quilt will have a least one selected to be included.  This is going to be a great history of our guild.
Spring Retreat will be at the Sienna Center in Racine, WI.  April 3-5 or 6, mark your calendars.  Registration will be open in 2020.
National announcements

If you signed up for the Hoffman Fabrics Me & You Indah Batik Challenge, Jen Beatty has your fabrics and will be handing them out at all upcoming meetings.  You can still join in this challenge by purchasing fabrics on your own.  Visit www.quiltcon.comfor all the info.
MQG Challenges-Stripes Quilt Challenge, is open all members, just as the Me & You Indah Batik both open to all members.  Visit
QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, TX
Entries are now open! Submit your quilts now through December 2.
Community Building Programs
Project Night Night
Sarah Schulman has 75 quilts/stuffies/books at her home all donated by our CMQG Members and their families too.  Project Night Night has requested our donations be delivered to the Primo Center for Women & Children.  Sarah is coordinating the drop off with them, if you can assist please email Sarah or the guild for info.  Thank You Again Sarah & everyone who cut kits, transported donations to Sarah and all of you who donated quilts/stuffies/books!

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

This month’s meeting is Sunday, October 20.

Meeting location:

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

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna