February Meeting Recap

BNMQG Meeting
February 23, 2021
6:00 P.M.


Quilt raffle tickets
Tech Tuesday signups

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.

Tech Tuesdays

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.

Next month 

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

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