April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
The 14th Zoom meeting was called to order by President Nancy Powell with 62 members, including 5 guests and the speaker were present. Nancy shared pictures from QuiltFolk Magazine that featured pictures of quilts from members, a group picture of our guild and an article written by Nancy and VP Kathy Cook.
Guest speaker was Charles Cameron who gave a presentation filled with tips on color placement in quilts. There was a drawing for Charles’s pattern, Crooked Crosses, and Kelly Cummings won the pattern. The link to his Etsy shop is below and includes a coupon for 25% off his Crooked Crosses pattern, good until May 15.
Nancy demonstrated how to add photos to the album for Show and Tell. Get in the BNMQG Facebook group and go to More >Media (photos) >Albums. Look for this month’s show and tell album and add pictures for show and tell. You can also send photos to Nancy via email or text before noon on the day of the meeting and she will add them to the album.
Nominations Committee – the slate of officers for 2021-2022 officers is still open for others to toss their hats into the ring. So far, these people have volunteered to run: Pres – Lisa Baermann, VP – Nancy Powell, Treasurer – Karen Goloff, and Secretary – Paula Meiner.
Heart beat quilts – Hospitals are now accepting quilts again. There are about 7-10 kits that need to be sewn together.
May All Star Virtual Sampler Platter -May 22-23 from 2-5 PM. BNMQG has purchased a guild pass for this event. Members got a PDF attached to the April Newsletter with some information. Members will get a schedule of all classes that are being offered. Each of the 18 presenters will have 15 minutes and will have a handout for each. When BNMQG gets their link for those 2 days, notification will be sent out.
Membership – Thanks to all members who have updated their information for the membership records. 9 members still need to update information for the records.
Quilt raffle – This month’s winning raffle ticket belonged to Lisa B. The new quilt is up and tickets are available.
Horizon Mini Quilt Challenge – It’s NOT TOO LATE to join the challenge! The deadline is the May 25th meeting. Please consider making a mini because there will be a BNMQG special exhibit at the Mattoon Arts Council Outdoor Quilt Show. I’m hoping we can get at least 30-40 quilts (20” x 20”) from our 84 members! Think of them as a big quilt block! We have opportunities to exhibit these at other events as well.
Send your Intent to Exhibit form for the Mattoon show to Jamie W. by May 15. Contact Nancy to get the quilt with the quilt show label attached with a binder clip (no pins) to her by the May meeting. She will get them to Jamie Willis to be put in the quilt show. These will be shown at the Mattoon Outdoor Quilt Show in Lytle Park on June 12 from 10 am – 6 pm.Continue reading