The Bloomington Normal Modern Quilt met via zoom on February 28, 2023 with 62 members present. President Lisa B. called the meeting to order and reminded members that next months meeting will be a dual meeting with members able to attend in person or via zoom,
Prior to introducing the evenings speaker, Lisa asked the group “do you know what pojagi is”. 83% of those attending said No while only 17% said yes. Lisa then introduced the speaker, Elizabeth DeCroos who gave a very informative program on pojagi. She spoke of how she learned the Korean art when living there 14 years ago. At the end of the program, the majority of the members indicated they would like to try it themselves.
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.
With the holidays behind us and this frigid weather keeping me indoors I’m ready to tackle some new projects. Oh and maybe finish some old ones. Can’t wait to meet up and see what everyone’s been working on. See you January 26 at 6:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N. Hershey, Normal, IL. Visitors welcome as always! January’s meeting will be fun and frantic. There’s a lot going on!
10,000th Member Announcement— Who was the MQG’s 10,000th member? One of BNMQG’s members that’s who! Come to the meeting to find out who she is and see the things she won.
Block Lotto— Can’t wait to see these! We will be collecting your money upfront for the next block when we give you the background fabric so bring your dollars.
Raffle Fabric— Patty Young and solids.
Goals–Did you complete all the goals for 2015 that you wrote last January? No? Me neither, but it did provide some focus for the projects I did complete. We’ll be writing new goals for 2016 so give it some thought.
Blog–We now have a BNMQG blog and we’ll take a few minutes to get everybody signed up.
Show and Tell–bring your modern creations so we can ooh and ahh!
Program–Cheryl Adam is a wonderful designer and quilt maker. Here is some info about the program in her own words. “I have been asked to speak about designing. I will attempt to tell you what I do to design a quilt for different work situations and for my own work. I will tell you a little of my thought process, the tools I use, and maybe even admitting some mistakes. I will talk a little about how I decide which fabrics to use and why I choose these. Please come with questions-even about something you are working on.”
It’s impressive to look back at the year and see all we accomplished and the fun we had! Here are some highlights.
Our Guild was invited to participate in 2015’s Quilt Spectrum, the Hands All Around Quilt Guild’s annual show. We did a Bed Turning and were able to showcase our members’ beautiful modern quilts. We also had an information booth and got to talk modern quilting with lots of interested people.