November 2019 Meeting Reminder Newsletter

submitted by Nancy P., President

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I bet you’re preparing for Thanksgiving, making gifts for the holidays, and hope you’re enjoying “Fall”.  I’m just back from the Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.  It was crazy, overwhelming, and inspirational!  Here are some of my favorite moments at the Quilt Festival.

See more of my pictures:  https://nancysquilting.shutterfly.com/pictures/1796

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October 2019 Meeting Recap

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.

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October 2019 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Nancy P., President

 

Hi Modern Quilters,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 year of the Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild where we will focus on supporting and encouraging the growth and development of modern quilting through education, art, and community.” There are many activities, speakers, and challenges planned for this year.  So, don’t let your membership expire.

Renew your membership this month!  Make sure your dues are paid by the October meeting.  Member dues are $35 and a renewal form can be downloaded in the member area of the blog  or the Closed Group – BNMQG on Facebook so you can fill it out, attach your dues, and bring to the October meeting.  Keep current with your dues to continue enjoying guild meetings, special speakers, information, and activities as well as the member area of The Modern Quilt Guild website.  Your dues cover your membership from September, 2019 – August, 2020.

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September 2019 Meeting Recap

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).

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IMPORTANT September 2019 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Nancy P., President

Hi Modern Quilters,

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.
Please bring
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August 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., secretary

The August 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.

Our treats were provided by our hostesses this month, Noemi B., Cindy R., and Nancy H.   Thank you, ladies!

We had two guests and one new member giving us a total of forty-five (45) members tonight.

Announcements

We had twenty-six (26) members participate in our mini-quilt challenge and we’ve been getting fabulous responses to our display at Scout’s Downtown Café in Bloomington this month.  If you haven’t made it there yet be sure to get there before closing time on Saturday, August 31st.  Cathie H. shared some pictures of the display.

We are needing some helpers to take down the display on Saturday, August 31st.  Stormy H. will be there around closing time to begin the takedown.  If you can help, please contact Stormy H.

T-Shirt Sales – Lori L. was taking orders for the guild t-shirts.  This is a fundraiser for the guild to help with the costs for our charity quilts.

The T-shirts are running small and are a ladies’ cut.  The cost is $18 for sizes Small – X-large.  Larger sizes will cost $2.00 & $3.00 more. If you are interested and were unable to attend please contact Lori L. for more information.

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July 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., secretary

****This is posting late due to the webmaster, not due to the secretary.

The July 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.

Our treats were provided by our hostesses this month, Celeste T., Stormy H., and Donna L.  Thank you, ladies!

There was a total of thirty-eight (38) members in attendance tonight with one guest. We did not have any new members tonight.

Announcements

We were saddened to hear of the passing of our guild member, Fern H. from Ohio.  She was in a vehicle accident earlier in the month.  Please keep Fern’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Treasurer’s report through May 2019 is on our Blog in the Members Section.  There will be quarterly postings going forward.

Nancy P. shared about the positive feedback that was received during the mini-class at the “How-To Festival” held on Saturday, July 6th at the Bloomington Public Library.  Betty W. and Nancy P. had set up a mini-class on quilting a mug rug.

Kona Color of the Year Mini-Quilt Challenge.

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