Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hanging with the Chicago School of Fusing

Today the Chicago School of Fusing hung a show at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum that will coincide with an exhibit from Quilt National.

It was a fun morning with lots of laughter, gorgeous quilts and flying hammers. Followed by lunch chatting about blogging, teaching and traveling in this new economy where airlines are unstable and charging extra for baggage. Imagine how much harder it is for busy traveling teachers who fly with several bags that tip the scales getting to their venues when airlines are also canceling flights.

From left to right, next to me is Anne Lullie, Frieda Anderson, Laura Wasilowski, Emily Parson and Anne Fahl. The hammer came in handy, I only had to threaten them a little to let me hang my quilts with theirs.
It's a lovely exhibit. If you are in the area July 20th stop by the reception, it would be nice to say hi.


  1. Thank you for the info on the show. I was just about to put my quilt guilds newsletter to bed when I saw this. I added it because I knew many would be interested. Laura Wasilowski will be coming to our guild in a couple of Wednesday so I'm sure she would have mentioned, but many of our members don't always get to the meeting. Can't wait to go see it.

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  3. I think you were in Quilter's Heaven. I'm sure of it.
    I want to play with your friends...

  4. Did they have a show there once before? I am thinking I went to it there once. What a colorful exhibit! I am sure they were honored to have theirs next to yours.

  5. Hi Cindra,

    They have had an exhibit there several times, so you probably did go.

  6. Thanks for the great pubicity & pics Judy; (We look pretty normal in the picures!!)Can you tell me again the name of that nifty fabric that you had made those waterproof quilt bags from?
    Your Chicago skyline pics are Awesome
    Thanks; Anne

  7. I made them out of tyvek fabric.

  8. WOW. I WISH I could get there to see it in person.

    Do you ever get out to the Southwest (Santa Fe, NM)? Would you be interested in teaching a workshop for our art quilt guild? We would LOVE to have you.


  9. Hi Claudia,

    It really is a beautiful show, I don't think I have seen so many great quilts in one place. The quilt national exhibit is the best I have seen in years and the CSOF, well, there is no lack of color and gorgeous imagery in that exhibit.

    I would love to come to the SW (ooh and especially Santa Fe) have someone from your guild email me, the link is on my profile page.

  10. Wow, this exhibition looks fantastic, thanks for sharing I would never have made it there from Denmark ;-)

  11. Anonymous2:35 AM

    I just have to say that them kodak moments I've been looking at brings back happy memories!
    I sit back with excitement and tears looking at this priceless art! Hey guys thanks so much for sharing, sometimes people need an enlightment of visual beauty to uplift the soul, and this sure did do the job!


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