May 2023 Meeting – Laurie S. “The Bag Lady” talk and trunk show

Can you believe our BNMQG meeting is next week already?!? It seems early, but with 5 Tuesday’s in May, it is almost time!

Our meeting on May 23rd will be a dual meeting – in person at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal as well as via Zoom. Social time will start at 5:30 pm CST and the meeting will begin at 6:00 pm CST.

Our very own Laurie S. (aka “The Bag Lady”) will be our featured speaker. Laurie will be sharing with us the basics of bag making – stabilizers, hardware, etc., along with a trunk show.

We will also be choosing the bag pattern for the workshop that Laurie is teaching on July 8th. Workshop signups will be available at the meeting and also via our Events and Workshops page.

If you have a spot signed up for the retreat, don’t forget that your deposit of $50 or the full amount is due at our May meeting. If you are out of town, please mail it to our post office box. BNMQG, PO Box 154, Normal, IL 61761.

If payment is not received by the May meeting, your spot is forfeited and will be given to the next person on the waiting list.

If you are not signed up yet, please grab a spot on the waitlist on SignUp Genius.

Mattoon Outdoor Quilt Show is on June 10th – please bring your quilt(s) to the May meeting if Nancy P. doesn’t already have it/them. If you are entering a quilt other than your mini, you also need to have the 2 forms (Intent to Exhibit and Paper Quilt Label) for each quilt.

We will also have sign ups available for the Dyeing workshops by our very own Vickie A. that are happening on June 10th. She is doing 2 different dyeing workshops for us focusing on different techniques. The morning workshop will be working with soy wax and thickened dye. The afternoon workshop will be shaping fabrics or shibori.

This is a great way to try out fabric dyeing without having to buy all of the dyes, etc, an excellent instructor and cleanup will be easy at the park! Signups are also available via our Events and Workshops page.

Community Outreach Quilt Raffle Tickets will be available for members to pick up or you can drop off sold tickets with the money.    

Drawing for the winner of quilt will be at the August meeting.

Raffle tickets will be available at BNMQG meetings through July if you need more!

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