Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Newsletter

Our last meeting was on October 25, 2010, with 17 people, 3 of whom are new!  Woo-hoo!...and welcome to you all.

QUILT SHOW:  The show was a big success with lots of positive comments, and quite a few visitors.  We discussed ways to pull off a more organized, and therefore, easier to set up quilt show.  Please continue to think of ways to improve.  With all of our quilt show experiences put together, this shouldn't be hard.  I believe we will be doing this again during the same week in October, 2011.

QUILT SHOW PHOTOS:  Our new historian, Jan Igor, took shots of the show being hung, as well as completed and during the artist's reception.  She will be putting them on a disc for us to burn copies for those members who may be interested.  We'll get a list going for that.  Anyone interested being the "queen of burn"? in burning copies of the disc?  
As far as the cost, we can do it one of two ways.  Either Divas pays for discs and everyone gets one whether you'd like one or not,...OR we figure out the cost and break it down between those who are interested.  We'll talk.
Also, I have asked Linda VanderKolk to ask her husband to burn a disc of the quilt show photos from May, 2009.  We will burn copies for those who are interested in these, as well.  We have offered to pay him for the copy being that this is his business, not his hobby.

DEB'S QUILTERY:  Deb Figved (not a real name to my knowledge!) has a shop at 210 N. Tatga Ave, Bartlett, IL  60103
630-837-6383, e-mail:
She is open by appointment only, so no stopping in unannounced!
She sells both wholesale and retail.  14 different batt types (Legacy Batting Dist.), APQS rental and sales, carries Superior threads, Sew Batik, and Pellon, among other things.  We were able to touch all of the batts, and there was everything from classic cottons to silk, wool and bamboo!

MARCH CHALLENGE:  Our new challenge is "Under Foot"!  Let your imagination roam on that one for a while!  There are no restrictions of any kind other than those that are self imposed!  Could be something you walk on, emotions,....  Obviously by it being called the March Challenge, the due date is the March meeting.  Enjoy!
Think about this for a minute:  If you think you'd be interested in entering your challenge into any of the major quilt shows, get their size restrictions and work with those.

LOGO CONTEST:  It has been brought to our attention that our group needs a logo, and what better way to get one than to have a contest!  The winner gets a compete box of 64 Crayola Crayons!
Not really.  This logo should be graphic, not made of fiber.  This will make it easier, as well as more reasonably reproduced cost-wise.  This logo will then be used for any advertising that we may need to do, such as business cards and quilt show fliers.  When you see a major brand name (Coca Cola for example), you immediately recognize the logo without even reading the box.  That's what we're shooting for.  So, put your doodle brain in action and come up with something fun!  Thank you.

NAME TAGS:  We are asking once again for you to please wear a name tag!  I don't care if it's from a different guild, I don't care if it's the wrong side of a Jewel receipt, will make it easier for everyone if we can read your name instead of trying to pretend like we remembered it on our own!  I love you all, but I have no brain when it comes to names!  I've been quilting with a group of women in Elmhurst for 26 years.  When I try to introduce them individually, I choke every time!  I'm an idiot!  So, even if you don't want to wear a name tag for everyone else, then please show pity on me and wear one anyway.

DEMOS AND CLASSES:We will be planning to return to our original goal which was to educate each other, as well as have classes.  Please think about anything that you might like to demonstrate to the group at one of the meetings.  And we are back to considering having Anne Lullie teach a class. (  This may take place at COD, but we'll see how it goes.  If there is anyone who is local that you are interested, please come to the meeting prepared with some info.  If you are unable to make it, just send me the info before noon on Wednesday.

NEXT MEETING:  The next meeting will be on Monday, 
November 22nd at 7pm at Naperville Art League.  Yes, that is the same week as Thanksgiving.  Don't forget your $3.
We will not have a December meeting, so the next meeting after that is January 24th, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Art League.
508 N. Center Street, Naperville, IL.  $3 per person per meeting.

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