BNMQG April 2021 Meeting

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. 

Poll 1    I am working on a horizon challenge mini quilt

  1. Yes, it’s done                                                                                         7 – 15%
  2. Yes, and it will be done by the May meeting                                      12 – 26%
  3. I haven’t started yet but will have one by the May meeting               6 – 13%
  4. No, I won’t be able to finish on by the May meeting.                         21 – 46%            

Sew Days – Next Sew along is Thursday, April 29th from 7 PM – 9 PM.  Attend via zoom to get inspired to make a quilt with horizon fabric, get help with your horizon mini quilt challenge – a plan, ideas for quilting, filling out forms for the June 12th quilt show in Mattoon, or just to work on your mini. 

The next Saturday Sew Day is May 8 from 10 am -2 pm. (zoom link will be sent on Friday, May 7)

Take a Chance Challenge – The April winning for the extra-chance drawing was Mary Rose Hill.   The challenge next month will be green circles or parts of circles.

VP Corner – This month’s spotlight was on Margaret Fleisher – Instagram – @margaretfleisher 

Accuquilt Library  – go to member page and check out dies and/or add your dies to loan.

Poll 2 – Do you know how to use Signup Genius?

  1. YES or yes, I would like a refresher     38 – 79%            
  2. No, but I want to learn                  7 – 15%
  3. No                                                       3 – 6%

Tech Tuesday for Signup Genius –   May 18  to get help with Signup Genius at either 11:00 AM or 6:00 PM.  Send an email to Nancy to indicate which time you would like to participate in.  Please put SIGNUP GENIUS in the subject area.

Workshop updates
Maria Shell lecture will zoomed be on June 22 – free to members and is co-sponsored with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.  Guest tickets are available for $10. 

Maria Shell workshop is June 26 – filled

Peter Byrne workshop May 15-16 – filled

Google Calendar  – Do you have a Google Calendar on your computer, tablet, or phone?  You can link it with the BNMQG calendar and have all of the events automatically be visible on your calendar.  Look for the plus in the lower right corner on the BNMQG monthly calendar and press on it to link your calendars!

Show and Tell was presented. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Paula Meiner, Secretary

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