submitted by Kathy C., president
Hello Modern Quilters,
April is all about binding. This is the last installment of our modern mini challenge education series and we’ll be exploring different techniques for binding and facing a quilt. Your minis are due at the May meeting.
I love a good mystery, don’t you? Nancy Powell will be presenting the first set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed. This is always fun and I hope you’ll join in!
Tuesday, April 24
Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.
Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6.
Can’t wait to see you!
Here’s what you need to bring!
Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary
The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church. Thirty-five (35) members were in attendance, and we welcomed one new member, Rachel D. and three (3) guests. Our social refreshments were provided by Viv B. and Heather B. who served deviled eggs, crackers, carrot chips, dip, and a variety of delicious cookies. President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats. Guests were also introduced.
Remember that the guild now has ten (10) books which can be checked out by members. A $5 deposit is required, and it will be refunded if the book is brought back the following meeting. If not returned the month after borrowing, the deposit will be retained in the library account. See Carol B., is the guild librarian if you would like to check out a book.
Mark your calendars, Viv B. shared there will be a bus trip to the International Quilt Festival on April 12, 2018. There will be more information about the trip at our January meeting.
Submitted by Anne U., Secretary
Hello Modern Quilters! There was a lot to catch up on at the July meeting. First of all, Kathy thanked our refreshment providers, Celese and Marge. Lori LeVar announced that the De-Stash Sale held in May raised $788! The committee not only sold items at our guild meeting, but at two other locations to maximize sales! Committee members were Sue Kaiser, Kris Zimmerman, Viv Browning and Ann Unes.
Ann G reported that we had thirty five members present, one new member, Judy, one guest, Hope, and six guests from Champaign. She reminded everyone that dues for the next year can be paid in August or September. Members not paid by October 1st will be removed from the mailing list.
June Meeting Recap
Submitted by Anne U., Secretary
June’s meeting was held at the Methodist Church in downtown Bloomington. Five guests from Champaign and 40 members were present. Kathy Cook welcomed everyone and thanked Celeste, Nancy, Carol and Lisa for the picnic-themed refreshments. Hospitality Chair Lee Anne Fritz asked for volunteers to bring refreshments for future meetings. Contact her if you are willing to help.
Kathy then introduced our presenter, Patty Young, author, fabric designer for Riley Blake, and owner of ModKids. Patty talked about the trends she saw at this year’s spring quilt market, a trade show open to shop owners for all things quilt-related. The trends she noted this year were rainbow and animals. She showed pictures from market that showed these trends, and shared pics of several of her new fabric lines for Riley Blake. Attendees also had a chance to shop her patterns and some fabrics she brought. It was a great program- Thanks, Patty!