I’ve been waiting all year for this month’s meeting! Come to Kelly’s Bakery at 6pm on Tuesday June 26for a celebration of our first exhibit! We’ll view our beautiful minis and have treats from Kelly’s. There will be a short meeting but no program.
Everyone who has a quilt hanging will be entered into the drawing for the Culcita Box which has 12 Tula Pink fat quarters!
We’ll have a special fabric raffle with 6 half yards of Cotton and Steel and solid fabric! That’s 3 yards of fabric, quilters!
Registration for the July workshop with Lynn Carson Harris will continue this month.
Nancy Powell will be presenting the next set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed. There’s plenty of time to join in!
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.
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.
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’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!
The terrible storms that struck Ottawa and other areas of Central Illinois were on our minds during our meeting, especially because member and speaker Vickie Alsene’s home is in Ottawa. Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the tornadoes.
On a more positive note, there was plenty of Modern Quilting action going on! Ann G announced that 33 members and one guest were at the meeting. Before the meeting began, the slide show had pictures of all of the charity quilts submitted by MQG member guilds that were on display at QuiltCon 2017. Having only returned the day before, President Kathy Cook was excited to share those quilts. Our quilt will be returned to us and later we will decide as a guild which charity will get our quilt. Watch for more info about that.
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!
Spring’s colors are blooming all around us! What a great time for this month’s program–Understanding Color. We’ll meet next Tuesday, May 24 at 6 pm at Christ Lutheran Church on Hershey in Normal. Here’s what’s happening.