The 13th Zoom meeting was called to order by President Nancy Powell with 44 members, including 2 new members and 10 guests present. Nancy opened with a few brief announcements. She then introduced the speaker for the evening, Laura Loewen. Laura gave a presentation of how to stage quilts for photos and edit pictures taken on a cell phone followed by a question and answer period. One photo editing app that she recommended was lightroom. Laura Loewen’s Instagram: @quiltfortco website: https://quiltfortcompany.com/
Nancy reported on an update on Violet Protest from last July’s meeting with Ann Morton.
Membership – Noemi, membership chair, is asking for everyone to update their contact information. She is sending out an email and asks that we reply back as soon as possible so she can get current information of every member.
Quilt Raffle – Betty W. drew this month’s raffle winner and it was Jamie W. Nancy showed next month’s raffle quilt. Get your tickets.
BNMQG Accuquilt Loan Library – Nancy demonstrated how we could loan and borrow dies from our online library. The link to the Accuquilt loan library can be found on the member page of the website.
Maria Shell workshop – There was a reminder for the signup for Maria Shell’s workshop on June 26. The workshop is $50 and there are only 15 slots available for our guild. Join the waitlist if the workshop is sold out. When signing up, don’t use the Chicago PayPal button or pay for the lecture. The lecture is free to BNMQG members and guest tickets are available to nonmembers for $10. Workshop and lecture tickets are available here.
Join us on March 23, 2021 at 6 pm via zoom for Quilt Photography in Your Pocket. You don’t have a ‘fancy’ camera but still want quality quilt photos? Learn the best tips and tricks for taking quilt photos on your phone. Discover where and when to take photos and how to edit them. Laura will recommend some photo apps and demonstrate how to get the most from your cell phone to get great photos. All guild members welcome. Laura is the current MQG Modern Monthly photographer and has practiced photography professionally for over 10 years.Guest tickets are available. Learn more about Laura at Quilt Fort Co.
The 12th Zoom meeting was called to order by President Nancy Powell with 47 members and 1 guest present. Nancy opened with a thanks to all of the members who virtually went to QuiltCon and for participating and sharing their information.
Quilt Raffle – Betty Woodruff has been doing a lot of behind the scenes with tickets for the raffle. The first quilt raffle recipient was drawn and it was Barb B. The March quilt will be the brown log cabin.
Take a Chance Challenge – The February winner for the extra drawing was Marge Ehlers. The challenge next month will be blue and hexagons.
Kona Color Challenge – There will be a $1 registration fee collected when the challenges are turned in. The rules for the challenge are: wall hanging should finish up at 20” x 20” and have the Horizon color on the front. A question was asked about using either a facing or binding and Kathy Cook explained and showed a faced wall hanging. Either binding or facing is acceptable. Details are available in the Member Area on this website. All members are welcome to take part in this Challenge. Due Date for the Challenge: May BNMQG meeting.
Tech Tuesday – March 9 will be the next Tech Tuesday and it will be about EQ and applique
Poll 1 Would you be interested in a Tech Tuesday that includes one or more? 42% 1. Website tour and member area 24% 2. How to sign up for getting notifications of new posts 18% 3. Linking BNMQG calendar to your existing Google calendar 18% 4. Join BNMQG on Facebook and possible EQ group 33% 5. All of the above
*Poll 2 If we can find someone to give a Tech Tuesday on Cricut Cutting or Scan and Cut machines, would you be interested in attending? 15% 1. I have a Cricut and want to learn more about using it 13% 2. I have a Scan and Cut and want to learn more about using it 20% 3. I don’t own one but an interested in learning more 53% 4. Not at this time
*If you know of someone who could run a Tech Tuesday on cutting machines, please contact Nancy P.
Sew Days On 2/6, there were 15 members who attended. Our next Sew Day is Saturday, March 6.
Peter Byrne’s Workshop: 16 have signed up and there are 4 seats open as of the meeting. Workshop dates: (2 day workshop) May 15 and 16 from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. each day Cost: $55 for members and $65 for nonmembers if seats are still available on March 1
Maria Shell Workshop*: sign up will open on March 22 for Maria Shell Workshop Workshop date: June 26 Cost: $50 *Our guild only gets 15 slots so sign up early
QuiltCon highlights We had a slide show of award winners. There were many attendees who shared quilts from the show and of their personal experiences in classes. The slides are available as a PDF in the member area of this website.
Cathy H.’s daughter, Laura Loewen will be giving the presentation of how to use your phone to take better quilt pictures. Quilt Photography in Your Pocket. Don’t have a ‘fancy’ camera but still want quality quilt photos? Learn the best tips and tricks for taking quilt photos on your iPhone. Discover where and when to take photos, how to edit, get app recommendations and demonstrations on how to get the most from your cell phone photos. All guild members welcome. Laura is the current MQG Modern Monthly photographer and has practiced photography professionally for over 10 years.Guest tickets are available for non-members for $5.50
Meeting was adjourned, Respectfully submitted, Paula Meiner