BNMQG March 2021 Meeting

March 23, 2021 6:00pm

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.

Peter Byrne workshop – There is 1 seat available for Peter Byrne’s workshop on May 15-16.  His is a 2-day workshop from 9  AM – 1 PM both days, and it is $55 for members for both days.  It’s $65 for non-members.  (see link above)

Take a Chance Challenge – The March winner for the extra-chance drawing was Lisa B.  The challenge next month is red rectangles. 

Tech Tuesday – The next Tech Tuesday will be March 30.  It will include a Tech Tour. 

Sew days – On March 6, we had 15 members attend and on March 20, we had 12 members.  Our next Sew Day is scheduled for April 3, from 10-2.

Poll – Do you use Pinterest?

              11%      1.  Yes – they call me the Queen of Pinterest

              49%      2.  Yes – I have quilting information on my boards

              3%        3.  Yes

              23%      4.  Yes – but I don’t use it very often

              14%      5.  No

BNMQG’s Pinterest Page

Quilter highlight – Vice President Kathy Cook spotlighted Krista Hennebury.  (see link for quilts and discounts on the member page)

Kona Color of the Year Challenge – Our Kona Color of the Year Challenge quilts will be shown at an outdoor quilt show in Mattoon this summer.  Keep working on them so we have a good representation and exposure for our guild. These quilts are due at the May BNMQG Meeting on May 25.

Please start collecting your unwanted fabric/notions/tools for a de-stash table for a BNMQG fundraiser when we begin meeting in person.  Please label with yardage and price your items before you bring them to the meeting. 

Show and tell was presented.  The April Show and Tell photo album is ready for you to post your show and tell for April!  You’ll find it in the BNMQG Facebook group.

Next month:  Our next meeting will be April 27 and our featured speaker will be Charles Cameron.  This lecture is free to members and guest tickets are available for Charles’ presentation:  Color!  An Engineer’s guide to color placement in your quilt  Follow Charles on Instagram @feltlikesweets

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Paula M., Secretary

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