June Meeting Recap

Hello Modern Quilters,

Another great guild meeting with lots of learning and sharing! There are a lot of pics to show this month. Enjoy!


Program “What is Alternate Grid & How Can I Use It?” by Kathy C.

Recap by Donna L.

Kathy C. showed wonderful examples of Alternate Grid and provided some easy steps to follow!  Then it was time to design!!  Groups decided a block style and color palette, then used 3 different sized blocks to create an Alternate Grid with the focus on Scale.  A great time for collaborating and exploring new ideas!  Thanks, Kathy C., for a powerful program that solved the puzzle of “What is Alternate Grid?”!!!


Focus:  SCALE!  use 3 different sized blocks to design an Alternate Grid Quilt!!


Groups creating Alternate Grid Quilts on paper!


BNMQG will have an informational booth at Peoria Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show, Aug. 27 & 28.  This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with quilters about modern quilts and share about our modern guild!  Don’t forget to sign up to help man the booth at the Gems Show in August. You can sign up at the meeting in July or email me.

Donna L, project manager of our QuiltCon Challenge Quilt, gave us a look at what the committee has created so far, and explained that the focus this year is scale.  They have made a lot of progress! The next sew in is July 6, 9-3, at Christ Lutheran Church.

We collected our first blocks for the Orlando Quilt Project. Our generous members brought 91 blocks to the June meeting! Wow! Keep sewing! We’ll be collecting again at the July meeting. You’ll receive an email soon with details about helping to complete these quilts.


Make it Modern! Retreat News    September 30 – October 3

Flyers were handed out and the first mini class was revealed! Donna L will be teaching us to make a cute Travel Pouch/Lingerie Bag. This will be a great time to master zippers if you haven’t already. Donna makes it easy!  20160517_091513_resized

Ann G has been busy contacting businesses to sponsor our retreat and has had a great response! She’s already received some fabulous door prizes with more to come!  Click here for more details and registration information.

All members who register by September 1 will receive a SWAG BAG filled with quilting goodness at the retreat. Register now!

Ann G got this nice disount for our guild!!  Check it out!  www.gothamquilts.com

Coupon code for checkout: Bloomington15

Discount is 15% off and expires October 15, 2016. Anyone can use it from the guild!

Block Lotto

Marilyn Beal was the lotto winner. Next month’s block is the Floating Rail Fence and is a scale challenge. Find directions here.

Show and Tell


One thought on “June Meeting Recap

  1. also want to remind members of the Illinois Valley quilters quilt show July 16 and 17 in Ottawa.
    saturday hours are 9-5 and sunday hours are 10-4. $7 admission. It’s located on Route 6 at the western edge of town on Norris Drive-Festivities Unlimited. 115 quilts and the Frond fabric challenge. cochairs: Penny W and Vickie A


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