October meeting recap

Submitted by Barb S., Secretary

Prior to the start of the meeting and during the break, members enjoyed delicious treats furnished tonight by Ary A., Sandra F., Karen G. and Sally H. 

Lisa B called the meeting to order. This is our last dual meeting until March. We will be meeting via Zoom only from November through February.

Noemi B. reported that we have 103 paid memberships.  Present at tonight’s meeting were 42 members and 13 members attending on zoom.  New member, Dee W., was introduced.

Previous members who have not renewed were contacted to see if they plan to rejoin.    The new password was sent to paid members on November 1st to allow access to our Members Only area of the website.

Lisa B. reported on the recent Quilt coat workshop with Erin Grogan from Love Sew Modern. Karen G. and Maria C. showed their beautiful completed coats, including a wonderful catwalk – we didn’t capture all of the pics for that, but what a fun time!

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BNMQG October Meeting – Hands on Stations

Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 25th – social time at 5:30 pm CST with meeting starting at 6:00 pm. We will be doing a dual meeting, but I am trying something new, so bear with us as we make this attempt!

Hands on stations will include quilted greeting cards (Nancy P.), decorative quilting threads (Vickie A.), facings (Betty W.), envelope pillows (Barb S.), and zipper bottom pillows (Pat S.). Just a hint that the last two stations might come in handy for our holiday swap….

Thanks to the BNMQG members and board members for volunteering their time and talents!

For those taking the Quilted Coat Class with Erin Grogan from LoveSewModern , our second class is this Saturday, October 22nd from 9am CST to 12pm CST via Zoom. Pocket pattern was received from Erin Grogan today and was emailed out today. Can’t wait to see what everyone has done!

We are scheduling a Zoom Sew Day on Tuesday, November 8th from 7 pm CST to 9 pm CST. Join for however long you like and sew on whatever you want to sew (could be finishing up 10th Anniversary Improv Log Cabin quilt tops – I know I need to get some finished!).

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

September 2022 meeting recap

Submitted by Barb S., Secretary

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Lisa B. with 52 members and 3 guests attending in person.  Twenty members attended by zoom.  We currently have 122 members.   During the social hour  prior to the meeting, members enjoyed the delicious treats provided by Teresa A., Judy O., Katie R., and Connie Jo C.  

The new Board was introduced consisting of Lisa B., President; Pat S., Vice President; Anita T., Treasurer; and Barb S., Secretary.    Betty W. was re-appointed by the Board to serve as Executive Director.

Members were given an ice breaker handout and challenged to “Name that Block”.   Even though several members do traditional quilting as well as modern quilting, it proved to be quite challenging.   The game gave everyone a chance to mingle with members at different tables and those they may not know very well.  Nancy P. gave the answers to the blocks.

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Our September speaker is Erin Grogan from LoveSewModern

Join us in person or via Zoom to hear Erin Grogan from LoveSewModern give her lecture on “Find Your Quilty Identity”. Erin will be joining us via Zoom for the lecture. Zoom invites will be sent a day or two prior to the meeting to all BNMQG members and will be posted in the BNMQG Facebook Group. Guest tickets are available here.

This lecture dives into the discovery of who you are as an artist as quilter. I’ve met many wonderful quilters who feel like they don’t know what they “like.” They say things like they only make quilts from kits or feel like they have to use what fabric is currently popular. There’s nothing wrong with this approach if it brings you joy, but if you’re looking to grow this is the lecture for you. I break down the four different stages of a quilter. I then share my process for finding the color palette that represents you.

10th Anniversary Meeting Recap

Submitted by Paula M., Secretary

Prior to the August BNMQG meeting, we had a sew day – 16 members were on hand to sew on Community Outreach projects (Heartbeat quilts and 10th Anniversary Improv blocks or quilt tops) or their own projects.

During sew day, Kathy C. held two hands-on mini workshops for hand quilting. Kathy has offered to do one more session – she is checking her calendar. As soon as she has a date and time for the next session, we will have a Sign Up Genius available.

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BNMQG Update – includes July meeting recap

Submitted by Paula M., Secretary

The Modern Quilt Guild sent out an email today, August 15th, around 2pm CDT for your link to register for QuiltCon. Please verify tonight that you can log into MQG, so that you don’t have any issues in the morning. Quilt Con will be Feb. 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Registration starts at 9am CDT tomorrow, August 16th.  If you register by November 30, registration is free as a BNMQG guild member. You will need your MQG login and password – please test tonight! To get to registration, you will need to use the link in the email. It is a customized link just for you and you need YOUR link. Workshops sometimes sell out in the first few minutes after the site opens, so if you are interested in a workshop, plan on logging in at 9am (or before) TUESDAY, August 16th. Have the class number, name, and instructor handy BEFORE you go to registration. The complete catalog is online.

/https://quiltcon.com/quiltcon-2023/
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June of 2022 was a busy month for BNMQG

Lots of fun activities were available for BNMQG members in the month of June. We started off with a Sew day on June 9th. BNMQG members came together to sew on community outreach projects such as Heartbeat quilts and 10th Anniversary improv log cabin blocks or to work on their own project. Sew days are lots of fun! If you haven’t joined us yet, please consider coming to one soon! We have a Sign Up Genius set up for Sew Days, just so we can have the church setup – we always do a few extras, just in case.

Our June meeting was a social and game playing night. We had yummy treats provided by Linda L., Viv B., Sue W., Barb S., and Lisa B.

We had brief business meeting – we are up to 110 BNMQG members!

Our Fabric Raffle winner was Pam L.

Our library is usually available at meetings – we have an inventory on our member’s only page. Just put down a $5 deposit to check out a book from our librarian, Valerie S., your deposit is returned when the book is returned.

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June meeting – social and games

Tomorrow, June 22nd, we have a sew day from 9-3 at the church. Zoom link will come out at some point tonight, so if you are out of town/state or just don’t want to get out in the heat, you can still join us for Sew Day.

Our meeting next week on June 28th will be a social time with games and prizes. No zoom will be available. Looking forward to spending time socializing with our members.

Tickets for our upcoming workshops in December and January and will be available for members on June 28th – they will be linked on the Events and Tickets page.

We will be hosting David Owen Hastings for our November zoom meeting, with a zoom workshop on December 3rd.

For January, we will be hosting Carolina Oneto, also via Zoom.

May 2022 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Paula M., Secretary

The May meeting was called to order by president, Lisa B. at 6:00 PM.  The meeting was held at the Christ Lutheran Church and via Zoom.  There are now 107 members (3 new members joined tonight) with 50 attending in person, 8 via Zoom and 4 guests. 

Refreshments were provided by Marge E., Karen G., and Noemi B.

Lisa reported on the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show which hosted lots of entries from our guild.  We were honored to have a 2nd place winner in Barbara S., and a 5th place with Donna P.  Congratulations, ladies!!!

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April 2022 meeting recap

Submitted by, Paula M., Secretary

The April meeting was called to order on May 3rd at 6 PM by President Lisa B.  The meeting was held in person at Christ Lutheran Church and via Zoom.  There are now 101 members with 55 attending in person, 3 guests and 7 people on Zoom. 

As people were arriving and shopping the De-Stash sale, pictures from the Ken Burns tour and from some members who went to the Paducah AQS week were shown.

We started out with our Kona Mini Challenge Quilts displayed around the room – so much talent in this group!

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