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.
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.
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).
Welcome to the 2019-2020 year of the Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild. There are many activities, speakers, and fun planned for this year. But before we close the book on 2018-2019, I want to take a minute to thank our Co-presidents Kathy Merrick and Stormy Helton and our Vice President Cathie Haab for their service for the past year and our Secretary Teresa Arendell for her service to the guild for the past two years. Your leadership, time, and ideas are greatly appreciated and have strengthened our guild. I am excited to welcome Kathy Cook as our Vice President, our Social Media chair – Betty Woodruff is moving into the Treasurer position, and Gale Imig is taking on the Secretarial duties. As your president, I will work hard and do my best to bring fresh modern quilting ideas to BNMQG.
September Meeting – IMPORTANT information
The program at the September meeting will include an activity to get you creating modern designs and will require you to bring a few things to participate.
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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.