Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 2011 Newsletter

Good day to you, ladies! Spring is here and laughing at us. Very rude on spring's part, if you ask me! The last meeting was very nice, with lots of show and tell. We then started working on our name tags, thanks to some nudging by Linda and Camille! Mine is still unfinished, but I have great intentions! Let's see how many are ready to wear at the next meeting. Thanks for spurring us on, ladies!
Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL has a show up until September 16, 2011: Amish and "English": Quilts from the Illinois State Museum Collection. The quilts date from 1870 through 1950. Looks very interesting. Check it out at
The Art and Science Exhibit for PAQA will be on exhibit somewhere in Joliet this May
(more on that in the next newsletter, maybe), and at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle this September. They always put on a nice show.
Catherine Redford has a piece for the Alzheimer's exhibit, "Heart Break to Hope", which will be traveling for 3 years. Yea!!!
An "Electric Quilts" presentation will take place at the April 25th meeting! Cheryl will be giving a 40 minute Powerpoint talk on e-textiles, and will also bring her electronic quilts. Lucky thing for all of you, I have my electronic robots to sleep under them! I'll be sure to bring them. This will be very interesting for dinosaurs such as myself. Thank you, Cheryl!
May 23rd will have Nancy with a demo on paper fabric ala Kelli Perkins! I just checked it out on-line, and it's way cool, and very collage-like. You can scan through part of her book at All you need to do is pull it up and click on the arrows to the left or right, rather than scrolling down and doing the same thing. Looking forward to this! Thanks!
June 27th will bring Sharon Malec with a hands on demo/do it yourself thingy on Felting Animals! $2 will get you the supplies you need to participate, in addition to the normal $3 meeting fee. Sharon does beautiful work,...everything from leaves and branches, to buffalo! Very impressive. Thank you, my dear!
Lynne Erbach will be giving a lecture on "How Do Judges Choose Award-winning Quilts?" This will be next Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Faithful Circle Quilt Guild meeting. It starts at 7 p.m. and I believe there is a $5 fee for non-members,...BUT they have a sweets table during break! Woo-woo! Maybe this is where the true meaning of "fat quarters" comes from! Lynn is a certified judge, and this lecture should prove to be very informative for those of us who are submitting our work to shows. You can get more information as to the location, as well as upcoming shows and workshops at
You lucked out! I don't have much to report this time! "Blabber fingers Laurie" will be signing off shortly. Remember, our next meeting will be on Monday, April 25th at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Art League, 508 N. Center St, Naperville, IL. $3 will get you in, and life will be good! See you Monday, moo-cha-cha's! xo, Laurie

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