September 2017 – Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Happy Birthday to us!  This month we’ll celebrate our 5th birthday!

Our own Ann Unes will be giving the program—Design Basics.

“Ever wonder why some designs work and others…not so much? Want to design your own quilts but don’t know anything about design? Ann has done some research and will share design basics that help explain the mystery of good design.”

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6.

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!
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Ice Dyeing at September Meeting

Submitted by Vickie A.
Modern quilters,
There are 15 who have signed up for the ice dyeing, which is the day of our September meeting-Sept 26.  come early to the church lawn between 4 and 5 pm to prepare your bucket of fabrics, dyes, and ice.
If you have PFD fabrics for dyeing fine, but don’t buy some just for this project.  I use regular cotton fabrics, printed fabrics,shirts, vintage linens,etc.  Anything mostly cotton or linen will dye.  If it is a blend, it will be paler than all cotton. you can easily do 12 fat quarters worth, and can do more than one bucket, just make sure the bucket (or kitty litter bucket) doesn’t leak.  We don’t want dye all over your car!!  And bring an old large shirt, apron or coverup just in case. probably the large bag of ice (or lots of ice cubes!) should be in a cooler until needed, unless you are quick or it isn’t a hot day.
The original instruction list is here with more details.
It is not too late or too many to join us that day.  Just let me know so I can have enough masks for everyone.  If you have your own dust mask, you can bring it.  And I will bring samples of quilts made with these fabrics to the meeting.

August 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Anne U., Secretary

*Please pardon the late posting of this – webmaster issue – Sorry!

Meeting Recap, August 22, 2017

Another fun B-N Modern Quilt Guild meeting! We started off with announcements;  firstly, with Kathy thanking our refreshment providers – this time LeeAnne Fritz.  LeeAnne has led the Hospitality Committee this year and will be turning it over to Paula Meinert in September.  The snacks encourage us to come early and socialize, which is one thing we all seem to enjoy!  Please see Paula to help out!  Second, Kathy reminded members to cast their ballots for the new slate of officers. More information on that below.

Donna Lee reminded us about the Modern Maker Vendor Fair that is coming up at the September meeting.  If you long-arm quilt, make labels, bind or offer any other service or items that would be of interest to modern quilters, you can set up a small display or sell.  Each vendor will be allowed a half table of space, so you can show off your stuff! Let Donna know if you’re planning on setting up – that way we can have enough tables set aside.

Car Pooling is available to those wanting to go to the Gems quilt show in Peoria – See Betty about that.

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