Lyric Kinard is our featured speaker at our next ZOOM meeting JUNE 23, 2020
This has been an exciting month for BNMQG considering we haven’t been physically together for severalmonths now. We’re averaging around 40 members per meeting (which is just barely less than an in-person meeting) but we still could use more. The travel isn’t long. The weather isn’t a problem. ZOOM is really easy (just ask anyone who has attended our meeting via zoom). Lisa B. does an amazing job of running the behind-the-scenes stuff. AND if you’re still intimidated by the technology, email me and we can have a private zoom (it probably would only take 10-15 minutes) so you can see how easy it is. We want all of our members to be able to attend our meetings and it’s so much fun to see each other’s beautiful faces.
We had our first ZOOM workshop – Modern Free Wheeling Circles, which, from my feedback was a success and I know I had fun. After 4 hours, most everyone had all of their blocks constructed and ready to add the finishing touches. We laughed. We could dig in our stashes for additional fabrics (or to add to our blocks in case we miscounted-LOL). We didn’t have to setup or tear down our sewing stations in a remote location. Some people even sewed with a lake view! Demos were given and we could see each other’s progress. Questions were answered. Some people shared Internet and sewing spaces. Photos will migrate over to Facebook as quilts are finished. People who signed up and paid for the workshop got their patterns and they have a private Facebook page to access extra information/resources and photos. I’ve already signed up for an online workshop with Carole Lyles Shaw to see if they are as much fun as we had…the standards are high…just saying!
There have been 4 sessions of Tech Tuesdays and they’ve had great reviews. Individual help was priceless and the sessions included really good ways for using Instagram by our own Kathy C. We offer sessions at 11am and another at 6pm most Tuesdays. We are looking for more topics for Tech Tuesdays – anything tech related. At the next Tech Tuesday (6/30) we’ll be looking at some ways to make your Instagram posts more fun using Boomerang and Layout. There will also be time to answer questions about posting, editing and anything else you need help with. Signup
Stitchin’ Saturday was fun. People dropped in and sewed and talked for about 3 hours. It was fun seeing the projects that were being worked on. We’ll try this again. Watch your email for more opportunities!
In the past we have had the opportunity to bring guests to our meetings and there was a $10 fee charged when we have a speaker. We now have that capability for our zoom meetings. Starting with this month’s meeting, we will feature a speaker – Lyric Montgomery Kinard. We are offering a paypal option for non-members to attend at the low price of $6.00. There is a link from the event on Facebook or on our website. If this takes off, we may be able to get even more speakers for our guild meetings! So spread the word to your quilting friends.