Field Trip!


Hello Modern Quilters!

Are you ready for a field trip? It’s a BNMQG and CMQG (Chicago Modern Quilt Guild) meet up! On Saturday, September 23, we’ll caravan to DeKalb, IL, eat breakfast, enjoy a very special quilt exhibit, then finish it off with a mini shop hop!  It’s going to be a great day and I hope you’ll be there!

This is a members only event and you must RSVP.  Deadline to register is September 1!

Here’s the schedule:

7:30 – Leave Bloomington from Schnuck’s parking lot in Normal

9:30 – Breakfast with Chicago Modern Quilt Guild at Egg Haven in DeKalb

11:00 – Drive to Pick Museum

11:15 – Exhibit Tour

12:15 – Textile Tour

1:30 – Group Picture and depart for shopping

3:00 – Arrive at Quilter’s Destination in Arlington Heights

4:00 – Depart for Quilter’s Quest in Woodridge

5:30 – Depart for Bloomington

Click MQG Meetup at Q+HR for a detailed information flier with pictures and maps!

We will see you there!






March meeting reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Our March meeting is going to be great fun! We’ll be working in teams to design HearBeat quilts with the hearts and HSTs that have been made. I can’t wait to see what you design! See you at 5:30 for social time next Tuesday, March 28 at Christ Lutheran Church. The meeting will start at 6.

We will be voting on new bylaws. Both the old and new bylaws are posted in the member section for you to look over before the meeting.

Dont forget to bring—

Your modern items for show and tell
$ for the fabric raffle
Lotto Blocks
Destash items for the fundraiser

See you on Tuesday!

January Meeting Reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Are you ready  to jump back into the modern quilting world?  The location for our next meeting (Tuesday January 24) has changed slightly.  We’ll be meeting in the church’s activity building on the west side of the parking lot.  The time is the same, 5:30 social time and 6 for the meeting. Here’s what’s happening!

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BNMQG Shop Hop

Hello Modern Quilters!
I hope your holiday was fun and full of joy! Speaking of joy…are you ready for our shop hop? We are so fortunate to have four local quilt shops in town. Let’s get out there and support them! Here’s all the information from our Hospitality Chair Leanne Fritz.

The annual support your Local Quilt Shop Day is Saturday, January 28, 2017! Starting January 1 through Saturday, January 28, 2017, visit the 4 Bloomington/Normal quilt shops:


Peace and Applique Too

Sewing Studio

The Treadle  309 662 1733  2101 Eastland Drive  Bloomington

Each quilt shop will have punch cards to hand out to guild members, the card will be punched once for visiting their store and a second time if you buy something.

One punch for visiting = 1 entry/store

One punch for purchasing = 2 entries/store

If all 8 are punched, you’ll get 2 additional bonus entries in our drawing!!

Giveaways-The local quilt shops are donating prizes (and I promise, the prizes are something we all can use!!)  We very much appreciate their support and see this as a WIN/WIN!! There will also be door prizes just for coming to the social!

Social-To culminate the Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day/Month, we thought it would be fun to have a member social on Saturday afternoon, January 28.  The social will be held at Leanne Fritz’s home, 20151 Murray Hill Road, Bloomington from 2:00-4:00. Come and get to know your fellow members better!

Directions:  Towanda Barnes South, cross over Ireland Grove Road and the RR tracks, take Cheneys Grove Road east (road is just past RR tracks and a white farm house), travel 1 mile and turn right in to Dover Ridge subd. on Haley Way, take first left on to Murray Hill (our home is the 3rd on the right, counting the home on the corner)

Prizes will be drawn at the social…so if you can’t attend, please give your punch card to Leanne Fritz, Kathy Cook or a guild member who is attending so you can be entered in to the drawing!!  Need not be present to win but we’d love to have you at the social!!

Watch our FB page and your email for more details on  how to RSVP for the social.

Questions:  Please contact Leanne Fritz, Hospitality Chair at 309-825-9295     If you would like to bring an appetizer or a sweet treat, please let Leanne know when you RSVP.




Pillow Swap Directions

I’m so excited about the response to our first swap!  27 members decided to participate!  Each brought a fat quarter of modern fabric, filled out a quick form about preferences and put both in a bag that was then picked up by a different member.  The object is to use the fat quarter and add other fabric to make a design based on one of our previous block lotto blocks, but used in a different way.  We are encouraged to use one or more of the elements of modern quilting – alternate grid, negative space, asymmetry, improvisation and minimalism- in our design of the 16.5-inch square pillow top.  The top should be completed by the October meeting, when instructions for the pillow back will be given.  The return of the finished pillow covers is set for November.  Here are a few quick ideas for some of our blocks.  Check out the block lotto page for pics of all of the blocks we’ve done so far.

Questions? Email me!

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