Monday, September 30, 2013

september 2013 newsletter

september 2013 newsletter

Hello one and all.  I finally made it to a meeting (first one since February, I believe), so can write with my own thoughts.  A thrill for some, dreaded by others!  It was good to be back, and surrounded by such talented and caring friends.

For the Love of Fiber 2013 Quilt Show!!!!!!!!

Our quilt show, an exhibition of original art quilts and mixed media works, will be from October 16th through October 26th.  It will be held at the Naperville Art League, 508 North Center Street, Naperville, IL (630-355-2530).  Show hours are Wednesday and Friday - noon to 4 pm.  Thursday - noon to 8 pm.  
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm.  Sunday - 2 pm to 4 pm.  Artist's Reception is to be on Sunday,
October 20th, from 2 pm to 4 pm.  There will be artist demonstrations, as well as refreshments.  There is no entry fee.  It's going to be most excellent, as usual!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Members quilt show info:

We have been e-mailing you all the info on the show times and duties.  Just a recap on quilt drop off:
Drop them off on Tuesday, October 15th at the Naperville Art League between 3 and 6 pm.
You will need to take the time to fill out small individual cards per quilt once you've arrived.  If you can't drop them off that day, please contact us.  We'll figure out a drop off point for you ahead of time so your quilts can still be in the show.  I'd like to say that without the help of so many of you, this quilt show would not be possible.  I am incredibly absent from this show, so am guilty of not helping whatsoever.  I really appreciate anyone that took on something for me in my absence.  Here's to another great show, folks!

Riverwalk Quilters Guild Small Quilt Auction:

Start your holiday shopping early by joining the Riverwalk Quilters Guild at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (300 East Gartner Road, Naperville) on Tuesday, October 15th.  Preview time begins at 6:30 pm, and the auction begins at 7 pm.
There will be refreshments and a raffle basket.  Cash and checks accepted.  The proceeds benefit their Guild education programs.  For more information, go to  Hit Events or Newsletter.  Sounds fun to me!

Fiber Fake Challenge Preview Night:

This last meeting was the night to show our Fiber Fake's.  The idea was to take a famous painting and produce a quilt.  Several were shown at the meeting, and one was better than the other!  Different styles, different techniques and mediums.  All very interesting, and very motivating.  Thank you, ladies, for sharing your work.


There were several "sculptural" pieces displayed at the meeting that used a new product called Fosshape.  It is a very soft fiber, looks similar to a polyester quilt batt, and you can do just about anything you'd like to it.  Quilt it, paint it, sew it, do that thing with wool fibers (my head just went blank!  Argh!)....  Then you heat it with an iron and it firms up and holds your intended shape.  Too flippin' cool!  Info on this product can be found on-line.  Just type in Fosshape.  You will get many selections, including an instructional video!
Way cool, dude!  (Don't you just hate that phrase?!  Kids!  Why didn't they just stick with groovy?)

Watercolor Canvas:

Again, several members found ANOTHER fun thing to expand our creativity with.
Watercolor canvas!  Woo-hoo!  You can use anything from watercolors (duh!) to acrylics,
inks, neocolor II,...basically any water based mediums.  Google it, and you will once again find all the info you'd like, including videos, and where to buy it.  Thanks for sharing, ladies!

Morton Arboretum Art Exhibit:

On November 8th - 10th, the Morton Arboretum in Lisle will be having an art exhibit.  Our very own Sharon Malek will be the featured artist for this event!  The show itself is free, but parking is still included.  There will be no parking fees Friday evening, the night of the artist's reception.  Sharon, I looked online and found nothing in the Morton Arboretum site that gave any info at all about this show.  As a result, I am unable to give any info as to times, etc.  Sorry.  I assume if anyone is interested, you may call the arboretum directly.
Knock 'em dead, Sharon!  And I'm sure the rest of the show will be wonderful due to all the talent involved.

Newsletter wrap up:

It's been wonderful writing you again.  Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 28th at 7 pm, at the Naperville Art League (508 n. center st, naperville).  I look forward to seeing you all there.