Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter

Good day to you, ladies and gentleman!
I apologize for the delay, but sometimes life comes before the newsletter.
Our meeting of July 26th, 2010, had 14 members.

Cara Gulati, Curves for Cowards will be the next speaker for Faithful Circle Quilt Guild. Held at the First Presbyterian Church, corner of 4th and Fairview in Downers Grove, 7 pm on Wednesday, August 25th. $5 fee for non members. (www.doodlepress.com) She also has a workshop on Friday and Saturday, same subject. Contact the guild if you are interested. I don't know if there are any openings, but it's worth a try. Also, this is a 2 day workshop, which is much better than a 1 day workshop, and the price is much better than at a big quilt show.

Anne Lullie was last month's speaker for Faithful Circle and was enjoyed by all. At one point we had discussed having her come for a workshop. We cancelled the idea when we saw all that she required for her presentation, and the work area we would need. Talking to one of our members, it was mentioned that we could rent the above mentioned church basement (the same place as the Faithful Circle meetings and classes) for $50. That changes everything. We need to go back to her website (www.annelullie.com), and reassess. It is possible to make this work. In talking to her, she said that she can eliminate some of the things she requires as part of her class, which would make it easier. Find out how many people per class max, add the room rental fee, and divide it by the first magic number. Still works out to less than anywhere else. Anne is a member of the Chicago School of Fusing, so if you aren't into fusing, this class may not interest you. But if you are into COLOR, it definitely will be right up your alley. She has a very nice way with color. Also, she was selling color wheels that were coming from a different angle (fusia, etc) which I'd never seen before, and was very helpful. So check it out and we can discuss it at the next meeting.

#1: Epson 1400 ($300 or less) comes with photo shop elements. It has a straight feed printer with a wide bed that will take fabric that's stabilized.
#2: Fold the end of tissue paper over regular paper, then feed it through your printer (folded over end first) to get a gauzy affect for collage work, etc.

Blick has 18" x 24" sheets of double tack paper that is NOT intended for sewing. A fusing product can be used for fabric. It's like double stick tape with paper on both sides. Check for it on line. (I have a feeling I screwed this up somehow. Hopefully I can correct it in the next newsletter! Sorry.)

QUILT SHOW: Our upcoming quilt show will be at the Naperville Art League, as before.
October 22, Friday, will be set up.
October 23 through October 31 will be the show.
October 24, Sunday, from 1 - 4, will be the Artist's reception with demos.
October 31 or November 1 will be take down.
Art league hours are Sunday 1-4, Monday 7-9, Wednesday Thursday Friday 1-4, Saturday 10-4.
We will be displaying wall hanging sized pieces due to the gallery size as well as the number of participating members. Our latest challenge (kitchen utensils) will be displayed at this show (check for the due date in a previous newsletter). We will try to hang all of the pieces that arrive, but there are no guarantees that they will all fit.

That's all the news to print. Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 23rd, same time same place (again, check a previous newsletter for exact time and location). I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces, and fun projects. xo, Laurie