July 2015 Guild Picnic
Please join us for a fun time at our annual PSQG Picnic at the Congregational United Church of Christ Church in St.Charles. We encourage you to bring young aspiring quilters with you. We will eat and have fun playing Family Feud with questions related to quilting inspired by guild members. Please contact me for further information: Diane Moore (630)587-2475 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you! For detailed information please go to the Activities Page
2015 Fall Retreat
September 30 to October 4
Carmelite Spiritual Center
8419 Bailey Road
Darien, IL 60561
We look forward to sharing this retreat with you! Please go to the Activities Page for additional information.
The Petunia City Quilters in Dixon have openings for Jane Sassaman’s workshop and lecture on Monday August 3, 2015. They will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Third Street, in Dixon. The workshop is from 2-5 PM. The lecture begins at 7:00 PM.
Jane Sassaman’s art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits. Her quilt “Willow” was named as one one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”. The book includes twenty years of her work and excercises for making nature inspired quilts.
Her half day workshop will be “Leaf Sampler-Personalities of a Leaf”. Machine embroidery will add personality to your quilts and needlework. The stitches you choose affect the emotion and atmosphere of you your work. In this workshop you will make a simple sampler using a repeated leaf applique, but by changing the finishing embroidery stitches, each leaf takes on a different personality and attitude. This is your chance to get familiar with the stitches contained in your sewing machine or to sample some stitches you have never tried before. Whatever machine you have, you will find the stitches that speak your language and will make your needle projects more expressive. For this class, prep work will need to be done before class. Cost for non-members: $30.
Her evening lecture will be “Quilting Against the Odds”. This visual lecture is about accomplishing your work inspite of obstacles-family life, space limitations, etc. It is a pep talk and slide show that cover her inspirations and obstacles. Guest fee: $10