February 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The February meeting of the Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild was led by our co-president, Stormy H, and was called to order at 6:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal.

Treats were provided by Kathy M., Nancy H, Brenda D. and Cindy R.  Thank you for the delicious treats!  Our new social time arrangement is for members to bring their own drink, minimizing the need for beverages and plastic cups to be provided by monthly snack providers.

We welcomed 2 new members for a total of 39 members in attendance and one guest.

Announcements
Co-President Stormy shared information about our national dues to be part of the National Modern Guild for 2019 was $1200.  Over 50% of our local dues covers your membership to the National Guild.

National Charity Quilt

Nancy P., our designer for our charity quilt was recognize for all of her effort in designing and coordinating the quilt.  Nancy shared there was probably close to 500 mini pieced squares in the finished quilt.  Betty W. was our quilter, and we thank her for taking time out of her busy schedule to quilt our charity quilt for us.  Great job ladies!  We appreciate you!

Our charity quilt was titled “Memories of the Heart” and will be donated to the Alzheimer’s. When the quilt returns from QuiltCon, we will be taking a group picture with the quilt before donating it.

QuiltCon 2019
We were well represented at QuiltCon this year!  At our March meeting we will be sharing more about QuiltCon.

Block Lotto
Since there was not a block in November and we didn’t meet in January due to weather, there was not a Block Lotto winner.

Sue K. shared the Block Lotto block for this month.  Check here for further information.

We will be doing another Kona Color of the Year Mini-Quilt Challenge.  The color this year is Splash.  Our mini-quilts will be on display at Kelly’s Bakery for the month of August this year.

So mini-quilts will need to be turned in at our July meeting.  The information for the mini quilts will be on the blog.

We are looking for members to be part of the nominating committee.  We are going to need to fill every position on the board for the 2019-2020 year.  Please consider helping as a part of the nominating committee or a position on our executive board.  The more people who help in those important roles helps make our guild stronger and better!  If interested in helping on the nominating committee please contact one of the executive board members.

The Executive Board is looking to start up two new committees: Membership and Programs.  The board is in the process of developing the responsibilities for each of these two committees.

Beth F announced a bus trip to Missouri Star Quilts in Hamilton, MO in July.  For more information contact Beth.  This trip is being sponsored by the Illinois Valley Quilt Guild.

Viv B. shared there were still three openings for Rosemont Quilt Festival on March 28th.  The cost is $47 and includes your ticket into the show.  Please contact Viv B. for more information.

Show and Tell
As always there were several members with beautiful show and tell items.  Be sure to check out the pictures!

Our survey questions for this month were “How long have you been quilting?”

Less than 5 yrs.       3
5 – 10 yrs.              10
10 – 20 yrs.            10
20+ yrs.                  11

“How did you discover quilting?”

Relative           18
Friends            12
Quilt Shop          4
Other                  6

Stormy H was our Survey Door Prize Winner tonight.  Congratulations!

Kathy C. brought her QuiltCon Swag Bag goodies and they were raffled off to any member who did not attend.  Congratulations to Marilyn B who won!

Our winner of our Fabric Raffle was Marilyn B. – Congratulations!

“Quilting Journeys” was our program tonight.  Several members brought one of their first quilts they made and a recent one.  They shared interesting stories about the first quilt and how their tastes and skills have changes with quilting/fabrics.  It was such a delightful evening learning about one another’s quilting journeys.  Thanks to everyone who shared.

Karen G. shared information from a newsletter she receives from Quincy’s Quilting about “Not Perfect Quilts” – an excerpt has been posted to the Member’s only page.

Our March meeting will be on Tuesday, March 26th.

The Salt Creek Patchmakers Quilt Guild of Clinton, Illinois are holding their annual quilt show Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm daily at Little Galilee Christian Camp- Activity Center (follow the signs), 7539 Little Galilee Rd, Clinton, IL 61727  Admission is $5.
There will be 154 quilted items on display, some by our own  Modern Guild members, Nancy Powell, Cindy Reynolds, Brenda Deal, Kathy Merrick, Christine Maurer.

Flyer available here Salt Creek Show Flyer

 

 

 

 

REMINDERS:
There is a new password to the guild blog.  There was an email sent to all guild members with the new password.  IF you did not receive an email, please contact one of the executive board members.  Under the Members section there is the 2017/18 final expenses and the 2018/19 budget information.

On the general website, a downloadable reimbursement form is available for completing and turning in (attach receipts to the back of the form) to Nancy P., our treasurer.

Also, the church will be having a craft sale in November, be thinking of things you might be able to make to donate to their craft sale.

The meeting adjourned after the program

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