December 2022 Meeting recap

Submitted by Barb S., Secretary

The BNMQG met December 27, 2022, via zoom.  President Lisa B. welcomed members reminding members that future meetings will be zoom until March at which time the meetings will be dual.   There will be a zoom sew day from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 17 and February 7.

Noemi reported that to date we have 112 members noting that we are now at a new assessment level in Modern Quilt Guild

Noemi explained the Board has discussed the possibility of sponsoring a Shop Hop in 2023. Noemi will head up the subcommittee and asked that anyone interested in being on the committee contact her.

The Kona mini challenge was explained.  As announced by Kona, the color of the year is Crush and is beginning to be stocked in area quilt shops.

The design is to be original and must contain at least one of the modern elements:   Negative space; Asymmetry; Improv; Alternate grid; and Minimalism. The finished 20″ x 20″ quilt should have a sleeve on it for the purpose of hanging in shows.  More details are available here. Please sign up on Sign Up Genius.

Participation in the challenge has a fee of $2.00, which will include a quilt label, which can be paid for and picked up at the March meeting.  Quilts are due at the March meeting.  There will be time to add the label prior to delivery to exhibits.

Lisa then presented a video by Karen Brown on organizing a quilter’s sewing area.  It was the consensus of the group that we all could use a little organization.   Along those lines, it was announced that we will be having a Destash sale in April.  Please bring fabric, notions, patterns, books that you no longer need and are willing to donate to BNMQG to the April meeting!  Funds raised go to support BNMQG programs and projects. Clean out that pile of fabrics waiting for a project… then come ready in April to take something new home! Members should pre-price their sale items in whole dollar amounts.  Magazines will not be permitted at the sale.  Items that do not sell are to be taken home by the member who brought them.

The Mission statement of the guild needs to be revised.  Barb S. will be the Board representative for this revision.   Anyone interested in being on the subcommittee please contact Barb or any Board member. 

Nancy announced that the quilts are back from the Sewing and Quilt Expo.   Please contact Nancy to pick up your quilt.   Participants will receive a special label to place on the back of their quilt.

We have been invited to participate in the Decatur Art Exhibit August 4-24, 2023.   Those wishing to place a quilt in the exhibit will need to have them submitted electronically by the end of March.   There will be an area on Shutterfly to place a photo of your quilt. 

The prize drawing for participants in the Modern Mystery quilt to date were drawn and awarded to Marge E.; Dawn P.; Jamie W.; and Karla M.  The winners each received a book of Improv patterns.

The January meeting will be a presentation by Carolina Oneto – “The Power of Color Composition”. As always, her lecture is free for members, but guest tickets are available on the Events and Workshop Tickets page.

Carolina is also offering a workshop on January 28 – “Curves and Transparencies”.  There are a few seats left. You can purchase a ticket on the Events and Workshop Tickets page. Workshop supply list is also available on that page. Nancy P. has taken this workshop in the past and said that you most likely will have the quilt top completed during the workshop.

For more information:
•Visit Carolina’s website
•Follow Carolina on Instagram: @carolina_oneto

At various intervals throughout the meeting,  those who participated in the Holiday Pillow Swap opened their pillow along with their swap partner.   Interesting and beautiful pillows were shared with the group.

Show and Tell was held with members displaying items they had completed.  Several of these were Christmas Gifts.

The meeting was adjourned.

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