August 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., secretary

The August 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.

Our treats were provided by our hostesses this month, Noemi B., Cindy R., and Nancy H.   Thank you, ladies!

We had two guests and one new member giving us a total of forty-five (45) members tonight.


We had twenty-six (26) members participate in our mini-quilt challenge and we’ve been getting fabulous responses to our display at Scout’s Downtown Café in Bloomington this month.  If you haven’t made it there yet be sure to get there before closing time on Saturday, August 31st.  Cathie H. shared some pictures of the display.

We are needing some helpers to take down the display on Saturday, August 31st.  Stormy H. will be there around closing time to begin the takedown.  If you can help, please contact Stormy H.

T-Shirt Sales – Lori L. was taking orders for the guild t-shirts.  This is a fundraiser for the guild to help with the costs for our charity quilts.

The T-shirts are running small and are a ladies’ cut.  The cost is $18 for sizes Small – X-large.  Larger sizes will cost $2.00 & $3.00 more. If you are interested and were unable to attend please contact Lori L. for more information.

Illinois Valley Quilters’ Guild

Vickie A. shared about an opportunity to attend a lecture given by Jane Sassaman, titled “Jane’s Textile Treasure Garden” and a teaching workshop “Simple Silhouettes.”  The lecture will be held on Friday, October 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum.  The workshop will be on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  For more info contact Vickie A.   Here is the guild link with additional information:

Postcard Swap – Members who participated in the swap with the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild shared the postcards they received.

July Workshop – Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Several members who participated in our July workshop shared their quilts – “Going North” worked on at the workshop.

Heartbeat Quilts

We have twenty (20) quilts returned and ready to be delivered to Advocate BroMenn.  Kathy M. and Pat S. will be delivering these soon. Thank you to all who helped in any way with the making of these charity quilts.

Retreat – Final Payments are Due

Kathy M. shared there are only three (3) spots left for our fall retreat – October 11th – 14th. The retreat will again be held at Camp Cilca. The cost is $135.00.  There was a sign-up sheet for the meals.  Contact Kathy M if you are attending and did not get signed up to bring a meal.

 Block Lotto

Cindy R.  presented the block lotto block tonight. She requested you use a quarter inch seam and press your seams open for this block.  You will find more detailed instructions on the blog.

We didn’t have enough blocks turned in this month to have a winner, so if you did last month’s block, please bring it next month and we will try to work something out with the two different lotto blocks.

2020 Quilt Con Charity Quilt

We are looking for a recipient to donate the quilt.  So, if you have any ideas of a place to donate the finished quilt, please get your suggestions to Cindy R.  The theme is “Text” for the quilts.  The color palette is monochromatic – white, varying shades of gray and black. any of the Executive Board members know.  Cindy R. and Ann U. have come up with a design for this year’s Charity Quilt.  Also, if you are interested in being a part of the committee, contact Cindy R.

 Hospitality Co-Chairs

Barb S. and Mary Rose H. are the new Hospitality Co-Chairs for the new guild year.  If you have not yet signed up to bring treats for one of our monthly meetings, please contact Barb or Mary Rose to get on the list.

 Show and Tell – Be sure to check out the pictures – Thanks to Nancy P. and Lisa B. for being our photographers this month.


During social time prior to the meeting and during our half-time, tables were set up for Chairs of the different committees to share information about what their committee’s responsibilities are and provide members an opportunity to volunteer as a member of a committee.

Fabric Raffle Tonight’s winner was Noemi B.  Congratulations! AGAIN! – She won last month too.


Survey Question:

Tonight’s survey was to encourage people to get more involved with our guild.  With the survey committee chairs will have a resource for volunteers when they are needing help.  Members filled out the survey below to participate in the survey and be eligible for the door prize.

Programs  Heartbeat Quilts  
Meeting Set-up/Clean-up  Sewing Day Organization  
Teaching/Workshops  Hospitality  
Membership  Registration for Events  
Media/Publicity  Fabric Raffle  
Block Lotto  Greeter/Mentor for New Members/Guests  
Nominating Committee  

Congratulations to Mary Rose H. – tonight’s Survey Door Prize Winner.

 Election of new board

Ann U. and Karen G. were on the nominating committee.  Karen G. presented the slate of officers to be elected into office.  She opened up the floor for additional nominees.  However, there were no more nominees presented.  The members in attendance participated in a paper ballot for next year’s officers from the slate of officers presented below.


President:                    Nancy P.

Vice-President:           Kathy C.

Secretary:                   Gale I.

Treasurer:                   Betty W.

 Tonight’s Program was the Modern Round Robin Reveal

Cathie H. who organized the Round Robin this year, presented all the participants and their initial block they made for the round robin.  Cathie had pictures of the beginning block which she showed as each participant came up with their final quilt top.  There were about three groups with five in each group.  Overall the majority of participants thought it was a great experience.  There were some suggestions of making smaller sized quilts.

Next month’s meeting will be September 24th at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal.

The meeting adjourned after the program.


In case you were unaware, our guild has a library.  For $5 you can check out a book till the next guild meeting.  There are several great selections to choose from, so take a moment at the next meeting and check out the selections.  If you any questions, please contact Carol B.

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.

Also, the church will be having a craft sale in November so be thinking of things you might be able to make to donate to their craft sale as a way to thank them for allowing us to use their amazing facility every month!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s