Monday, April 13, 2015

April Newsletter Corrections:

Doh!  Thank goodness we have alert members who double check what I've written!

Challenge Info:

It is actually Fire, Earth, Water and Air (or Wind).  I stand corrected.  So, now that we're all on the same page, I'm sure we'll definitely have a lot of entries for the show in October!

Quilt Show Update:

Denise Havlan will be joining us with part of a traveling exhibit from SAQA, not PAQA.  Old habit die hard, and therein lies my mistake.  I've seen a portion of this exhibit at the show in Rosemont, and it was really very nice.  You will truly enjoy it.

Well, it's been nice.  Until next time.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 2015 Newsletter

Hello everyone!  Welcome to springtime in the greater Chicagoland area!  We had a nice little meeting in March, with some very nice show and tell.  Hope to see you all at the next meeting.  So, here you go, a brief synopsis of our discussions:

Quilt Show Talk:  The dates for our next show will be October 14 - 24, 2015, at the Naperville Art League.  Set up will probably be on October 13th.  We will again be asking you to have your work at the Art League by a specific time.  It is too hard to set up a show without being able to see what exactly is going to be hung.  We would appreciate your cooperation on this matter.  If you are unable to get your work there by the designated time, please have someone else deliver it to us.  Take down will be on October 24th beginning at 4 p.m.  Take down, unlike set up, is a very fast operation, very pain free.
     Denise  Havlan will join us at the artist's reception with pieces from PAQA (professional art league alliance).  It is a traveling exhibit, and will be there only for that one day.
     We also discussed the possibility of hanging roughly 15 pieces (20" x 20") from the Riverwalk quilt guild's challenge.  Their theme is the Naperville Heritage Days.  This may also be just for the day of the artist's reception.
     Also, keep in mind the possibility of your giving a demo at the artist's reception.  Don't be shy, or think people won't be interested.  Last year I was hand appliqueing and was amazed at the reception I got!  So don't feel it needs to be anything too extraordinary.  People are always interested.
     Some questioned the fact that the Faithful Circle Quilt Guild Show will be on October 9 & 10.  This will not interfere with our show, and you may hang work in both shows without a problem.

Challenge:  Fire, Earth Water.  That is the theme for the challenge which will be due by the October show at the latest.  There are no restrictions as to your creativity.  The size restriction is a 96" perimeter.

That will allow you to do anything from a circle, to multi faceted sides.  Have a ball, ladies!  There are so many options here.  And just think how nicely it will look hanging in the show!

Carol Bryer Fallert-Gentry exhibit:  Carol will be exhibiting 48 pieces in a show at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, open through April 8th.  Sorry, sort of dropped the ball here.  I didn't realize it was ending so soon.

This will get you to her site and the info needed.  Even I can't make it within the next 2 days.  I am SO

I also apologize for the weird line spaces.  I have a wonderful alliance with computers...NOT!

Annual Spring Exhibit of Natural History Art:  The Nature Artists' Guild of the Morton Arboretum will be hanging their exhibit at the Thornhill Educational Center of the Morton Arboretum (4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, IL  60532).  This years featured artist is Nancy Halliday.

The show will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The artist's reception will be on Friday, April 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is open to members and guests.  There will be over 200works of art celebrating nature, many inspired by the Arboretum grounds.  There will also be demonstrations by Guild members.’-guild-spring-exhibit

Demo Ideas:  We are still looking for demo ideas for both the meetings, and again, for the artist's reception in October.

PAQA Midwest Challenge:  The Bloomingdale Park District Museum will be hanging the PAQA Midwest Challenge sometime in July.  I checked their website, but no info is up yet.  We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for this one.  It's always very nice.

Woodland Ridge Retreat:  Located in Downsville, Wisconsin.  I met the owner of this fine establishment while at the Quiltfest in Rosemont last week.  Not only can she accommodate 24 guests in eight deluxe rooms, but she is set up with workrooms  She discussed how she also has classes scheduled with prominent quilters.  (I met her through Freda Anderson, who had taught there and raved about it.)  I will be sending you a copy of the postcard, but in the meantime, her web site is   Check it out!

Next meeting info:  That's it until next time.  I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful things that are going on in your mind, and emerging through your fingertips.  Our next meeting will be the 4th Monday of the month, April 27th, at 7 p.m., at the Naperville Art League.