Ann Morton is our featured speaker at our next ZOOM meeting JULY 28, 2020
Hi Modern Quilters,
Life is changing every day. Cancellations are a daily occurrence and not an easy decision to make for the organizers, like the cancellation of our BNMQ Retreat. On the other hand, virtual opportunities are popping up and they are exciting. I’ve taken a Zoom workshop with Carole Lyles Shaw (which I would probably never been able to do) and signed up for lectures and workshops at QuiltCon to be held in February. I am looking forward to the experiences that are sure to overwhelm me with new ideas, techniques, and inspiration. These opportunities may become a regular occurrence or they might just be around for a little while so I’m taking advantage of them now.
It was awesome to see faces again and share quilts and ideas at our ZOOM meeting in June. I hope you enjoyed Lyric’s presentation as much as I did. I’m seeing things a little differently and paying more attention to the things around me.
BNMQG meetings are filling up with great programs in 2020-2021. In fact, we have meetings planned through January, 2021 and they are exciting. This month we’ll be challenged to make a difference with Ann Morton and the Violet Protest. I’m hoping we have even more members join us this month.
Ann Morton and the Violet Protest
Ann will be joining us during our July Zoom meeting. She’ll give you some history of the Violet Protest and give you an opportunity to help with it. You don’t want to miss this presentation!
“Ann Morton is a fiber artist, educator and social practitioner living in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ann’s work exploits traditional fiber techniques as conceptual tools for aesthetic, social communication to examine a society of which we are all a part– as bystanders, participants, victims and perpetrators.
Driven by a desire to make right, the work she does reflects her own handwork, but also orchestrates handwork of interested community members through public interventions that seek to socially engage the hands of many to harness the power of making for social purpose.” – http://www.violetprotest.com/the-artist.html
submitted by Gale I., with help from Cindy R
Donna Phillips was the winner for October’s Block Lotto.
November Block Lotto was presented by Cindy R.
Snacks were provided by Ary Anderson, Leslie Swearingen and Donna Lee
Quilt con is in February in Austin, Texas. Deadline for free registration to Quiltcon for MQG members is Nov 30. As a BNMQG member you are also a member of the Modern Quilt Guild.
Nancy talked about participating in the Quiltcon quilt swap. Deadline was 10/26.
Reminder we have a closed Facebook group for members only – please request to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/BNMQG/ – The group allows members to chat about and share modern quilt ideas, files that include important info – newsletters, info for workshops, membership renewal forms, etc.
Reminder of the craft sale to benefit the church we meet in that will be November 1-2. Thanks to all of our members who donated items!
Kathy Cook and Nancy Powell presented Modern Mythbusters.
Submitted by Nancy P., Presicent
Attendance: 42 members, 6 new members, and 4 guests
This month’s meeting began with an icebreaker for members and guests to encourage people to meet each other and learn more about BNMQG. Icebreaker sheets were to be kept by people as a reference for people. An extra 10 minutes was given as people were very involved. The business meeting began at 6:10. Nancy P. started the meeting with her vision for the guild: “to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through education, art, and community.”
Outgoing officers were recognized for their service and given a small token of appreciation for their dedication to the guild – Stormy H. and Kathy M. – co presidents in 2018-2019; Cathie H. – vice president 2018-2019 who will now be the MQG guild liaison; and Teresa Arendell – secretary 2017 – 2019.
New officers were introduced: Kathy Cook – vice president (not present), Betty Woodruff – treasurer, and Gale Imig – secretary (not present).
submitted by Kathy C., President
Hello Modern Quilters,
February is all about curves! The program will feature seven stations with
demonstrations on cutting, sewing, and glue basting improv and traditional curves.
We’ll also continue our discussion about the modern mini challenge. This month the topic is design tips. If you weren’t at the last meeting you can still sign up!
Ann Unes will have destash fabric for your shopping pleasure. Any member is welcome to bring destash to sell. There is a $10 fee that goes to the guild.
Sign up for the April workshop begins this month– Reserve your spot!
Tuesday, February 27
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!