February 2019 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Stormy H., co-president

Good Day Modern Guild Members,

Just a brief reminder of the upcoming meeting to be held on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 at the Christ Lutheran Church located at 311 N. Hershey Rd. We have a meet and great at 5:30 P.M. and the meeting will begin at 6:00P.M.  The meeting will be what was originally planned for the Jan meeting that was cancelled due to pitifully bad weather! In case you have forgotten, please bring your first or earliest quilt and also your latest quilt to show how you have grown over the years in your quilting journey. This should be a fun evening of reminiscing. Don’t forget your raffle blocks. We will also have a brief discussion on quilt Con and those members that will be going are trying to work out how we can share the experience with those unable to attend. We hope to see you there!!

Sincerely Your Ex Board,

Stormy Dawn Helton

Kathy Merrick,

Cathie Haab

Therese Arendell

Nancy Powell

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January 2019 Meeting reminder

submitted by Kathy M., co-president

We’ve made it through the holiday’s, only to experience a whopper of a snow storm.
I’m looking forward to our January Quilting Journeys member trunk show.  Bring your first (or one of your early quilts) and your most recent one.  We will share our journey with the goal of inspiring each other to stretch our wings and try new techniques or perhaps just improve our current ones.

Bring your dollars for the fabric raffle.  Remember there was no Block Lotto due for January, but I’m sure Sue will have a great block to introduce that will be due in February.

Our Modern Round Robin will start, so if you signed up, please bring your center to exchange.  Something new and exciting for our guild!

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November 2018 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The November meeting of the Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild was led by our co-president, Kathy M., and was called to order at 6:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal.

Treats were provided by Beth F., Jan C. and Lori L.  Thank you for the delicious treats!  Our new social time arrangement is for members to bring their own drink, minimizing the need for beverages and plastic cups to be provided by monthly snack providers.

We welcomed 42 members, 2 guests and 2 new members for a total of 44 members in attendance.

Announcements

There is a new password to the guild blog’s members only page.  There was an email sent to all guild members with the new password.  IF you did not receive an email, please contact one of the executive board members.  Under the Members section there is the 2017/18 final expenses and the 2018/19 budget information.

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November 2018 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy M., co-president

Modern Quilters,
We have a full agenda for our November 27th meeting.  Social time begins at 5:30pm with the meeting starting at 6:00pm.  We have been asked by the church to lock the doors when our meeting begins.  If you find yourself running late, please text or call the number on the church door for admittance.

Speaker Cheryl Sleboda will present her lecture: “Working Weekly”.

Check out more about Cheryl and her work on her website:  http://muppin.com/wordpress/
and her blog:   http://muppin.com/wordpress/index.php/blog/

 

 

 

Bring a friend to the meeting.  Members are free.  Guests ate $10.00 at the door.

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October 2018 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The October meeting of the Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild was led by our co-president, Stormy H., and was called to order at 6:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal.

Treats were provided by Ary A., Barb B., and Danna B.  Thank you for the delicious treats!  Our new social time arrangement is for members to bring their own drink, minimizing the need for beverages and plastic cups to be provided by monthly snack providers.

We welcomed 40 members, 3 guests and 3 new members (including a Junior Member), for a total of 43 members in attendance.  Nancy P. informed the membership there will be a finance report and budget on the blog under the Members section within the next month.

We had a Retreat project show and tell.  So everyone could see the variety of projects worked on by some of the people who attended the retreat.  Next Stormy asked for some input on future retreats, such as locations and number of retreats which should be held per year.   The retreat for next year is already set for October 11 – 14th at Camp CILCA in Cantrall, IL. So start thinking about attending.  Sign up will be in early spring.

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Tiny Heart Update – October 2018

submitted by Nancy P, treasurer and charity quilt designer

Thanks Modern Quilters for your tiny hearts.  Here is what you’ve made so far:


Please drop off the hearts that you have finished any scraps of fabric (remember we’re tiny piecing) at the church on November 13 between 9 am and noon.  If you want to help with the quilt or make more hearts, the our meeting room at the church is ours until 2 pm on November 13 and we’d love to have you there to help.We have almost 300 hearts but we still need more.  If you’ve taken a packet of hearts, please finish them- I know you can finish them after tonight’s Paper Piecing clinic at guild tonight.  If you can’t finish them, PLEASE pass them on to someone who can.  I’ve passed out enough little packets that when they are completed we should have over 700 hearts and we need all of them.

You can download the heart PDF if you need more paper piecing sheets here

The colors of KONA cotton that we are using (in case you have scraps at home) are shown in the picture.

If you need more fabric, contact Nancy Powell (contact info on members only page) and she will make sure you get some.

THANK YOU….THANK YOU…. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU….