Did you know that over 13 tons of fabric and textiles are discarded by Americans every year in the United States? That is equivalent to 126 million cubic yards every year, an average of 65 pounds per person, occupying nearly 5% of our local landfills! The Earth Care Team at Oswego Presbyterian Church has a challenge for you. We invite local quilters and fabric artists to enter our “Ugly Fabric Quilting Challenge”. What is an “Ugly Fabric Challenge”? Here’s how it works.
1. You must register and pay the fee ($5.00) to participate. 2. You must donate at least 1/2 yard of ugly fabric. “Ugly” is in the eye of the beholder. Donated fabric does not have to be brand new, but must be free of tears, holes, or stains and must be what would considered as quilting fabric. We will collect one four inch square from everyone’s piece to display with your finished quilt. Fabric should be dropped off at Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 Route 25, Oswego, Il, 60543. 3. You will choose an ugly fabric to take home with you. Fabrics will be wrapped so no one can see what they are choosing, and can be picked up at OPC starting March, 27th, 2017. 4. Have fun creating a quilt using your ugly fabric. 5. Your finished quilt should measure at least 36” x 36” but can be any larger size you wish. Ugly fabric must be used in the quilt top. Ugly fabric should not be used as backing fabric. 6. Quilt must be finished and returned to Oswego Presbyterian Church by June 14th, 2017. 7. Quilts will be displayed (numbered and anonymous) at OPC on June 16th and 17th during Prairiefest. We invite the public to come view the finished quilts and vote for “Best in Show”. One vote per person. 8. “Best in Show” vote winner will be awarded $50.00. 9. Additional money collected will go towards the purchase of materials for the Blackhawk Presbytery service kits challenge, which supplies school kits and clean up kits to those in need. 10. Quilts will be available for pickup starting June 18th. Oswego Presbyterian Church 1976 Route 25, Oswego, IL 1 (630) 554 – 8194 www.opchurch.org
International Quilt Festival – Rosemont
April 6-8, 2017 Classes begin April 6
FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, AND YOU GET PAID
Volunteer to work the show
March Quilt show
April trip to Missouri Star Quilts
ANNUAL PSQG SPRING BANQUET
The Annual Spring Banquet with our guest speaker Carrie Nelson will be on Monday, May 22, 2017. This is a time to celebrate ending the Guild’s current year and the start of our new Guild year starting June 1, 2017. The location of the Banquet will be at Villa Olivia at 1401 W. Lake Street, Bartlett, Illinois. Social hour will start at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. The dinner tickets will be $35.00 and there will be a cash bar. The dinner menu chooses are Baked Virginia Ham, Chicken Parmesan, or Vegetarian—Eggplant Parmesan. A registration form for your group is available.
Sign up for the banquet will be at the Chapter meetings starting in February or you can contact Barbara Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Garman has just passed away. The following is an excerpt from her blog -October 2, 2014- after she had visited our guild.
First of all, I did two lectures and two workshops with the Prairie Star Quilt Guild in St. Charles, Illinois (outside of Chicago). What a fabulous group of quilters! After a day of stitching, five of the gals came to one of the lectures with the progress they had made on their Rose Fans blocks from my Bed of Roses quilt. They were super students and so much fun!
One of the students was actually from the Pride of the Prairie Quilters guild in Naperville; I’d given a lecture and done a workshop with them in August, and Cathy and her friend came and took more workshops in St. Charles. Cathy was determined to finish her block… and she sent me a picture of it, below. What a splendid job!
Meanwhile, at Show and Tell time at the Prairie Star Quilt Guild, I got to see the work of many other quilters. Below is a most beautiful rendition of Ladies of the Sea. The woman who made it was a joy to talk to – her work was exquisite!
Below is my And To All A Good Night quilt. I thought I’d show it to you before I show you the next picture so you can see the difference that color choices make.
Barb Vlack – whom some of you may know through her book and classes on Electric Quilt software – made her own And To All A Good Night. Look how she chose a vibrant blue for the night sky that Santa and his reindeer are gliding through – and then she incorporated some of that same blue fabric into the blocks below. It is a grand quilt!
Entries are being taken Nov 14-Jan 13 for the Rosemont Quilt Show. Go to https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival-chicago.html for more information.
Quilt Festival Houston November 3-6
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas, USA 77010
November 4-6, 2016
Fine Art of Fiber
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
Nov 19th & 20th, 2016
Northern Lake County Quilters Guild
Lake County ImpressionsXIII Quilt Show
Antioch Township Center
1625 Deep Lake Rd
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Friday October 14: 9 am-5pm Saturday Oct 15: 9am-4pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL
Admission: Adults $8.00; $7.00 with bookmark Children under 8 are free.
On display at our fabulous show will be over 250 quilts made by our members including a unique 3-D quilt challenge where attendees can vote for their favorite. There will also be wonderful gifts, tools, kits, fabric and more to buy from our 30 vendors. Gently used books, magazines, and patterns are available for sale as will be yardage, fat quarters, and scraps at incredibly low prices. Our Instant Gratification Boutique will have many hand-made items to purchase for yourself or as gifts. If you need a break the Quilter’s Cafe will have a variety of refreshments. Over 20 themed raffle baskets will be on display, and you won’t want to miss the chance to buy tickets to win one or more of them. You also will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for our stunning 2016 quilt “Friendship Chain”. 50% of the proceeds from the raffle quilt will benefit the Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, IL. Please join us at the show!
Guild Members Quilt Drop Off and Pick Up
Drop Off: Be sure to bring your labeled quilt(s) to your nearest drop-off Hostess house on Sunday October 9, 1 – 4 pm. Locations, including the Quilt Merchant in Winfield, are in listed in your envelope with the instructions.
Judged quilts only are to be dropped off at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Noon – 3 pm (if you have a judged quilt you may also bring your non judged quilts to the Church).
Quilt pick up is Saturday Oct 15 from 5:15 pm -6 pm at the Fairgrounds. Be sure to bring your receipt!
Registration for classes is now open.
Quilt Expo in Madison
Alliant Energy Center