The Chicago MQG welcomes Giucy Giuce in September

August 11, 2021
We are excited to welcome Giuseppe Ribaudo (aka Giucy Giuce) to our guild in September for a LIVE IN-PERSON workshop and a virtual lecture! Giuseppe grew up in Long Island, NY. First generation Sicilian-American on his dad’s side and second on his mom’s, his family lived on the bottom floor of his maternal grandparents’ house. His grandmother is a talented and prolific seamstress who taught him to sew at an early age, though it wasn’t until he was in college that he discovered quilting. He joined Instagram shortly thereafter and quickly found himself making long distance friends in the quilting community via social media.
After having bounced around the country for about a decade he decided to move back to New York to pursue a career in textiles. Within a few months of being in NYC he was offered a marketing position at Andover Fabrics and was promoted to multimedia manager a year later. In 2018, he turned his focus to  fabric design and released his first collection Quantum. In 2021 he will release his tenth collection called “Nonna,” an homage to his grandmother and her home where he learned to sew.  
Recently he relocated to Portland, Maine where he continues to design fabric and patterns and teach quilting classes.
TINY PIECING WORKSHOP: Bust out your scrap bin and join Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce as he shows you how to make intricate and beautiful tiny blocks! You’ll learn tips and tricks for creating micro quilt blocks using foundation paper piecing. Giuseppe will share his thoughts on the importance of choosing the right fabrics and all the many ways the blocks can been used for bags, quilts, and more!
The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm with a break for lunch. Bring your own lunch or purchase from nearby restaurants. No food may be consumed in the space, but there is a public park nearby and a grassy area in the schoolyard across the street. Masks will be required the entire time in the space. 
The workshop will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens Thursday, August 12 at 7pm CDT. All current members will receive an email with the sign-up link. If spaces are still available, registration will open to non-members at a later date.
When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 9am-5pm CDT, with a break for lunch.
Registration Fee: $75 (includes three patterns you will receive during the class)
Location: Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077
[PLEASE NOTE: This location has been changed/updated from the original post.]
Due to the short time between registration and the workshop, no refunds will be issued. The board reserves the right to withhold a processing fee on PayPal payments.
LECTURE: On Sunday, September 19, Giuseppe will present his lecture “Fabric Design: From Sketch to Fabric” via Zoom as part of our regular guild meeting from 2-5pm CDT. Non-members are welcome to attend for $10 fee. Sign up as a guest here, and invite your friends!


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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna