Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An Afternoon with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild

I had the opportunity to share and talk quilts and quilting with my Chicago Modern Quilt Guild friends on Sunday. I had a blast!
Thank goodness this is a helpful group willing to pitch in at a moment's notice.   Rachel took a great picture of the quilts stacked during the process of moving them from my car! There were LOTS of quilts to tote!
Within minutes they were arranged on the counter and ready for showing.

It was the first time I got to share quilts that are in Quilting Modern.  It felt good to finally be able to let those quilts out of the closet and take them for a test run!

Mary and Sarah held everything for me so I could talk with my hands like I love to do.
Again, the team helped load everything back into the car and our fab president, Donna, even found a wayward quilt that I would have left at the venue. My husband thanks you, Donna.  Our house without Night Forest wouldn't be the same. I'm still working on getting everything put back where they were before.
Thanks to everyone for helping out and to Rachel and Tricia for taking pictures for me.  There will be more events around the Chicago area coming soon, so if you missed the meeting, stay tuned for more event announcements.

And by the way...Marianne of The Quilting Edge, in her enthusiasm for the book, pre-ordered not one, but two (one by mistake) and is generously doing a giveaway of the book on her blog.  Head on over for a chance to win and be sure to stay and take a gander at her quilts.  You might never leave.

20 comments:

MariQuilts said...

I love seeing all the quilts rolled up that way...so delicious. What a fabulous group, I would have loved to be at that meeting.

Meanwhile back at my blog....I'm giving away one of your books since I ordered that extra one...the comments are pouring in. Everyone wants a copy.

Sara said...

Oooooh it must have been a lot of fun at the meeting showing off all the gorgeous designed quilts of yours!!

liz said...

Oh, Jacquie, I'm hoping you'll be able to travel to CA to lecture at our local quilt guild. I just emailed the president to see if it might be arranged. I think the speakers are booked at least a year in advance.. so it might take a while. But this post gave me the impetus to hopefully start the process!

I accidentally pre-ordered THREE copies of your fabulous book. I WISH I had had this wonderful resource when I was dabbling in quilting a few years ago. JUST what I would have hoped for. I've already gifted one of your books to a friend who is just beginning her quilting life, and am waiting for the perfect person to gift the other copy to. Congratulations on a wonderful book, and thank you for all of the inspiration you have provided to me and so many others via your blog. There are so many of us out here in cyberspace who feel like we know you as a result.
:)

Suzanne said...

How fun to snuggle among your fellow quilters and all of those lovely quilts.

Valerie said...

Oh, how I wish I had been there! I grew up in Chicago, so naturally, I feel like I am an honorary member of that modern quilt guild too-that's how it works, right?! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of your book on my doorstep-kinda been stalking the mail carrier. Should be any minute now!

QuiltyGirl said...

Ooh, I got my book last week and I can't stop thumbing through it!! It's just perfect, exactly what the quilting world needed!!

Sharon said...

My book arrived yesterday, I calmly set it aside and didn't crack it until I went to bed. Oh how beautiful. You two produced a fabulous book!

SusieDW said...

I've got to buy your book!

Donna said...

Jacquie, such a great trunk show - what a treat it was to see so much of your work. And like others, I can't leave my copy of your book alone - it's so good. How lucky we in Chicago are!

cakath said...

Hi Jacquie,
I wanted to first say congratulations to you and Katie on your most wonderful book. It is everything that a modern quilt book should be - inspiring, creative, thought provoking, well, you get my point.

Anyway, I also purchased 2 copies of your book on pre-order from Amazon and am giving away one of the copies on my blog to one very lucky person. My blog is
www.californiadoodlesanddesigns.blogspot.com.

I hope some of your followers will come over and put their name into my give away and be lucky enough to win your book.

Thank you for such a great quilting book.

emedoodle said...

Jacquie! Thank you so much for presenting this month!! It was absolutely inspiring to see all your quilts and to hear you talk about your journey. So inspiring that today I took it to my machine to do some free motion work... I haven't yet made it through all my margin sketches from your talk though! Ps your quilts are beyond amazing - even more so in person!

Brigitte said...

That must have been a wonderful event, not only seeing every quilt in person but get in addition the personality of Jacquie, inpriring the audience with her ideas about quilts! What a pitty that I'm not closer...

Esch House Quilts said...

Sounds like a wonderful afternoon! I wish I could have been in Chicago that day :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

I would have enjoyed this so very much. LOVE the book!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Yay! Thank you for sharing so many of your beautiful quilts and a little of yourself with us. It was a really wonderful afternoon!

agent99 said...

after hearing you talk about the humble beginning of your blog, at the meeting I vow not to be a "lurker" anymore. I loved listening to you, and getting to hear the stories behind your amazing quilts. that was my first meeting, but will definitely not be my last.

Kersten said...

Oh, someday I hope you be able to listen to you in person!! I just want to grab up all those quilts, hold 'em tight, and take a nap!

Kristin L said...

I pre ordered your book for a friend who is just starting his quilting adventure. I knew he'd appreciate the modern aesthetic, and the sneak peeks of the projects looked good. When the book arrived I was blown away. I live the way you and Katie have arranged the book into block types. I think it helps people see beyond the specific projects and into the realm where they are designing for themselves. I also love the quality of everything. Lately so many published projects look like they were rushed, or the first thought and not really worked out. Yours look polished and professional and absolutely wonderful. And while the colors and fabrics are definitely contemporary, I really appreciate that every project doesn't look like an add for a particular designer's fabric line, or that you'd have to track down a certain fabric to make the design work. Kudos to you and Katie on a great book (and resource). Now I will probably go buy another book for myself.

**nicke... said...

i totally wish i lived in chicago. i would love to hear you speak!

cinzia said...

oh I wish I could've been there to see all those quilts in person!