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Quilting in the Windy City

First Chicago Modern Quilt Guild Swap May 17, 2010

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I attended my second Chicago Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) meeting yesterday afternoon, and it was great! We had a wonderful presentation on color theory by Ebony which really helped me think about picking quilt colors in a new way. We also had our first swap! Everyone was asked to use four fat quarters to make a block and then bring the block and the leftover fabric from the fat quarters to exchange. We have a few months to add a border or finish the blocks and quilt, then we bring it back and regift it to the original maker of the block.

I made a zig zag block using three Kaffe Fassett patterns in blues. My inspiration for the block came from two hippos who makes simply amazing quilts!

I received a block with gorgeous, rich colors from Yolande, and I hope to do it justice! I’m thinking about how to continue the hexagon pattern she has started…

 

Quilts for Kids March 19, 2010

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Quilts for Kids distributes quilts to kids in need — whether they be in hospitals or shelters — around the country. They supply the fabric and suggested pattern for a small-ish quilt (36-40″ x 45-46″), you supply the batting. They also encourage volunteers to contribute an additional quilt of their own to “double the number of children we are able to wrap quilts around.”

The quilt supplies for my two quilts for kids arrived while I was in Columbus! Here’s what came in the package – enough pre-cut fabric for two baby quilts and a label, with directions on making a simple quilt.

Fabrics for the Quilt