Forward Chicago Sewing Circle at Library is a hit!

Sewing club is off to a remarkable start. Thanks to the Library for hosting and promoting!

At March’s meeting we had Arlene show off her “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” Quilt (click here for the history and a pattern). Now, this is no ordinary quilt – this one is spectacular…it is about Queen size, and you can see the size in the picture below.


Now, you may be wondering – “What makes this quilt so spectacular?” Well, in addition to being beautiful, this quilt really shows how certain hobbies are lifelong. Believe it or not, Arlene began this quilt when she was a teenager – and finished it in 2003!! She loves it and shared how her sister had given her to fabric to make it. FYI – quilts in this pattern sell for almost $400 (!) on Etsy, though the value of this one is priceless.



Putting a project together, together

We also pieced together a table runner that Karen is working on. This is a pattern from local quilter Jacquie Gering’s new book Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts.

This tablerunner is done in Michael Miller’s Madrona Road Fabric bundle and was part of a challenge for her quilt guild, the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild. Thanks to the wisdom and experience of the Sewing Club members, is going to be fantastic!


Next month, we will be again sharing our crafts – everyone brings something they are working on or something they have created to share. We will also be taking a look at some patterns for doll clothes that one of our Club members will be bringing. It is going to be fun!

Join us April 17th (we meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:30 am). Here is a link to the calendar page



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