July 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., secretary

****This is posting late due to the webmaster, not due to the secretary.

The July meeting of the Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild was led by our co-president, Kathy M. 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, Celeste T., Stormy H., and Donna L.  Thank you, ladies!

There was a total of thirty-eight (38) members in attendance tonight with one guest. We did not have any new members tonight.


We were saddened to hear of the passing of our guild member, Fern H. from Ohio.  She was in a vehicle accident earlier in the month.  Please keep Fern’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Treasurer’s report through May 2019 is on our Blog in the Members Section.  There will be quarterly postings going forward.

Nancy P. shared about the positive feedback that was received during the mini-class at the “How-To Festival” held on Saturday, July 6th at the Bloomington Public Library.  Betty W. and Nancy P. had set up a mini-class on quilting a mug rug.

Kona Color of the Year Mini-Quilt Challenge.

Tonight, was the night for our Mini-Quilts to be turned in along with the information card.  The quilts will be on display at Scout’s Downtown Café in Bloomington for the month of August.  There will be a group setting up the display on Wednesday, July 31st.  We had a special Show and Tell tonight for members to share their mini-quilts.

Postcard Swap – If you have not yet mailed your postcard(s) from our June meeting, please get those in the mail.  Contact Cathie H. for any additional information.

Modern Round Robin

Participants were given their quilts tops back tonight.  Those participating will be sharing their final quilt tops at our August meeting.  Also, we will be hearing feedback from the members who were part of this.

Block Lotto

Sue K. presented the block lotto block tonight.  This month’s block is an Improv Block, using black and white fabrics.  You will find more detailed instructions on the blog.


We had enough blocks turned in this month to have two winners – Congratulations to our Block Winners – Donna P. and Barb S!

Retreat – Final Payments are Due at the August Meeting.

Kathy M. shared there are only four (4) spots left for our fall retreat – October 11th – 14th. The retreat will again be held at Camp Cilca. This year there will be a $25.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot with the final payment due by the August meeting. There will be more information coming about the retreat such as signing up to help contribute to one of the meals during the weekend.

 July Workshop – Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Stephanie will be doing a workshop on Saturday, July 20th. The workshop will be on “The Going North” from Stephanie’s book Simple Quilts for the Modern Home.

Heartbeat Quilts

We have five (5) of the thirty-two (32) quilts yet to be returned. PLEASE return any Heartbeat Quilts in at the August meeting since it will be the last of this executive board’s year.  Thank you to all who have participated

2020 Quilt Con Charity Quilt

The theme is “Text” for the quilts.  The color palette is monochromatic – white, varying shades of gray and black. We are still looking for a possible place to donate this quilt.  So, if you know of a place to which to donate the finished quilt, please let 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 interested in being a part of the committee, contact Cindy R.

Guild T-Shirts

Ann U. and Lori L. had an idea of having some guild T-shirts made.  There will be samples at the August meeting for members to see.

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

Slate of Officers for 2020

Ann U. and Karen G. were the nominating committee for finding a slate of new officers. If you are interested in running for one of the offices, please contact Ann U. or Karen G. prior to the August meeting.  The election will take place at the August meeting.


President:                    Nancy P.

Vice-President:           Kathy C.

Secretary:                   Gale I.

Treasurer:                   Betty W.

Additional Announcements

The subject of members being eligible to purchase chances to win the raffle for this year’s QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt was raised.  Betty W. is investigating this option.

Survey Question:

Danna B. shared the results of this month’s survey question.

.           “Do you watch online tutorials?”                     YES:  34          NO: 1

“How often do you watch tutorials?”               Daily: 4    1 time weekly: 8   As needed:25

Congratulations to Kathy S – tonight’s Survey Door Prize Winner.

Fabric Raffle winner was Noemi B.  Congratulations!

August Meeting – Tuesday, August 27th.

It will be our Annual Officer Elections.  The slate of officers is below.

If you are interested in running for one of the offices, please contact Ann U. or Karen G. prior to the August meeting.


President:                    Nancy P.

Vice-President:           Kathy C.

Secretary:                   Gale I.

Treasurer:                   Betty W.


Stephanie Soebbing, of Quilt Addicts Anonymous was our guest speaker for tonight’s program. She shared many of her quilts and her journey from the beginning to where she is today.  Stephanie provides many free tutorials available on her blog.  There were patterns and fabrics available for sale before and after the meeting.

The meeting adjourned after the program.


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.

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.

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!

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