Meetings/Events

When we meet in person, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except December, at the Christ Lutheran Church at 311 N. Hershey Dr. in Normal, IL.  Currently we are meeting via ZOOM until we determine that it is safe to meet again in person.

Each monthly meeting consists of announcements, guild activities and presentations, and show and tell. Visitors are welcome!  Your first meeting is free! Yearly dues are $35 if paid in person or by check. A PayPal option $37.00 is available and includes the Paypal fee.

Purchase lecture or workshop tickets here.
View this year’s BNMQG monthly programs and special events here.

 

Current Year Program (2021-2022)

Event and Workshop Tickets for current year offerings.

Past Meetings

2020-2021

Meetings

September 22 Zoom – Unlocking the Joy in Scraps with Jill Fisher October 27 Zoom – Temperature Quilts with Kathy Cook  November 24 Zoom – Modern Triangle Trunk show – Rebecca Bryan December 22 Zoom – Holiday Social and pincushion swap reveal – Member signup January 26 Zoom – Peter Byrne presents “Behind the Seams” trunk show – guest signup February 23 – Favorites from QuiltCon and Kona Color Challenge Announced March 23Laura Loewen – Quilt Photography in your Pocket – guest signup April 27 – Charles Cameron- Color!  An Engineer’s Guide to Color Placement in your Quiltguest signup May 22 – 23All Star Virtual Sampler Platter 2 pm – 5 pm CST for ALL guild members May 25 – 2021 Kona Challenge Mini Quilts due June 22Maria Shell presents PATCHWORK TO ARTWORK—JOURNEY OF AN ALASKAN QUILT MAKER- guest signup July 27 – 9th Birthday Celebration and Watercolor Quilt Design workshop (read the recap) August 24– Election of Officers for 2021-2022 and Heather Black presents Balance & Depth in Modern Quilt Design – guest signup

Workshops

November 21 Zoom Modern Triangle workshop with Rebecca Bryan

May 15 – 16 – Peter Byrne Cityscape workshop – signup June 26Maria Shell Blow it Up workshop – – signup

Special Events

December 22 Holiday Party and Pincushion swap via Zoom – Member signup

January 22 Quiltfolk Magazine Photo Session – Member signup April – Quiltfolk Issue #18 – IL becomes available with BNMQG articles May 22 – 23All Star Virtual Sampler Platter 2 pm – 5 pm CST for ALL guild members June 12 – 2021 Kona Challenge Quilt Show – Lytle Park, Mattoon, IL

2019-2020 Programs

September 24 – Modern Made Easy – Nancy Powell

October 22 –

November 26

December – no meeting

January  28 – Divide and Improvise with Kathy Cook

February 25 – meeting cancelled due to weather

March 24 – Meeting on Facebook

April 28 – Zoom – Facing your quilt – Nancy Powell

May 26 – Zoom – Kona Challenge Quilts

June 6 – Modern Free Wheeling Circles workshop – Nancy Powell

June 23 – Zoom – Abstract Inspiration and Design with Lyric Kinard

July 28 – Zoom – Violet Protest with Ann Morton

August 25 – Zoom – Interleaving with Donna Lee

2018-2019 Meetings

2017-2018 Meetings

September 2017 – Design Basics. Ann Unes and Ice Dyeing Workshop. Vickie Alsene

October 2017 – Heavy Metal Stations – Snaps rivets eyelets

November 2017 – Modern Traditionalism. Shannon Page webinar and Pouch swap

January 2018 – Kona Challenge and Modern Elements. Kathy Cook

February 2018 – Curves Stations

March 2018 – Heartbeat Design Night

April 2018 – Design Series. Binding and Mystery Quilt

May 2018 – Surface Design make and take

June 2018 – Social and Quilt Exhibit at Kelly’s Bakery

July 2018 – Lynn Carson Harris trunk show and Workshop

August 2018 – Mystery Quilt Design Night

2016-2017 Meeting Dates:

September 27  – New Guild Year begins  Chair Yoga for Quilters  Tona Schenck

October 18  – Low Volume Lecture  Gretchen Quistgaard  (3rd Tuesday!)

November 22  – Modern Quilt Inspiration  Donna Lee and Ann Groonwald

January 24  – Design Series Workshop  Kathy Cook

February 28  – Surface Design  Vickie Alsene

March 21 – Design a HeartBeat quilt Donna Lee

April 25 – Quiltcon Recap Laurie Baker

May 23  – Quilted Postcard Workshop Beth Findley

June 27  – Trends in Modern Quilt Fabric  Patty Young

July 25  – Mystery Quilt Design Night

August 22  – The Year in Review–Looking Forward

 2017 Events for Modern Quilters!

April 6 – International Quilt Fest bus trip
March 4 – Sew Together Workshop
March 31st & April 1st – Hands All Around Quilt Spectrum

2015/2016 Meetings

August 23 – Caring for your Sewing Machine

July 26 – TBD

June 28 – Kathy Cook: Design Series  – Alternate Grid

May 24 – Jessica Wickline – Color Theory

April 26 – Connie Borth: Paducah Slide Show

March 22 – Cindy Reynolds: Paper Piecing

February 23 – Betty Woodruff: The National MQG

January 26 – Cheryl Adam: Design

 Events for Modern Quilters!

September 30 October 1 and 2 – Fall retreat at Threads and Beds in Danville Il.

Aug. 4-Sewing Day for QuiltCon Charity Challenge at Boline’s Quilt Fabric Warehouse 9-3pm

July 6-Sewing Day for QuiltCon Charity  Challenge at Christ Lutheran Church, 9-3pm

June 4-Sewing Day for QuiltCon Charity Challenge at Boline’s Quilt Fabric Warehouse 9-3pm

June 3,4-  Bus trip sponsored by HAAQG to Missouri Star Quilt Co.  More details soon.

June 1-  Frond Fabric Challenge Deadline

April 16 –  Service Sew In at Christ Lutheran Church  9:00 to 3:00. bnmqg@hotmail.com

April 7  – Bus trip to International Quilt Festival !! (Sold out.)

April 1,2  – HAAQG Quilt Spectrum 2016 – Get those modern quilts in!

March 19 –  National Quilting Day sew in at Kathy C’s — bnmqg@hotmail.com for details.