May 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., secretary

The May 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 Barb S., Marilyn B. and Kathleen S.  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 three guests tonight with two of our guests joining giving us a membership attendance of 43.

Announcements

Kona Color of the Year Mini-Quilt Challenge.

We have 42 people signed up to participate this year!  Your mini-quilt will need to be submitted at our July 19th meeting.  If you are unable to attend at that time, you are welcome to bring it to the June meeting.  The quilts will be on display at Scout’s Downtown Cafe (formerly Kelly’s Bakery) in downtown Bloomington for the month of August.  For more information, see the link on the blog and also on the guild’s Facebook page. There will be information forms for your mini-quilt available on the blog.  (Also, The Sewing Studio in Hudson now has two bolts of the Kona Color of the Year – Splash in stock if you are needing some to complete your quilt.)

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Postcard Exchange

submitted by Kathy M., co-president
We will build our cards at the June meeting to swap with the Boulder, Colorado Modern Quilt Guild.
If you wish to participate, please bring a completed 4×6 inch mini quilt top.  The following tutorial was created by the Colorado guild for their members:
You only need to complete steps 1 and then cut a lightweight fusible interfacing and fuse to back of the mini quilt top.
Skip to step #4 and quilt it using any type of modern quilting style.
The remainder of the steps will be completed at our June 25th meeting, with the guild providing the card stock and fusible web.
I can’t wait to see all the different Post Cards!

May 2019 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy M., Co-President

There for a while I thought we had turned the corner and were finally going to get some nice warm weather……but I guess not.

We have lots of information to share with you at our May meeting which will be on Tuesday, May 28.  Social Time begins at 5:30pm
Please bring your checkbooks and lots of cash…..why you ask??
October Retreat Sign-up begins – Space is limited to 27 participants.  A $25 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot.  Cost will remain the same as last year.  $135 for 3 nights.  Dates of the Retreat are:  October 11-14 – Columbus Day weekend.

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April 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

 The April 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 Julie D. and Teresa A.  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 1 new member for a total of 39 members in attendance and three guests.

Announcements

Kona Color of the Year Mini-Quilt Challenge.  There is a $1 charge at sign up
to participate. For more information, see the link on the blog and also on the
guild’s Facebook page.  The mini-quilts will be due in July and will be on
display at Kelly’s Bakery in downtown Bloomington for the month of August.

Modern Round Robin

Cathie H. updated those participating and they met during half time to trade with the next person in their group.

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April 2019 Meeting Reminder

Modern Quilters,

I thought we were beyond the snow, but apparently not. No matter, because by our April 23rd meeting, we will be well on our way to nice Spring weather.

Several reminders:

Blocks for the Alabama Storm victims are due. Such a fun easy block, that when put into a quilt will bring comfort to those affected by the horrific storm. It’s not too late
to make a block or two. Instructions are here.

April will be your last chance to purchase raffle tickets to win a portable design wall. Retail price for the Design Wall is $90. Betty Woodruff is handling this for the guild. Tickets are $5. See Betty at the meeting if you are interested. A winner will be drawn at the April Meeting.

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March 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The March 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 Karen G., Anita T. and Cathie H.  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. During our social time there was a slide show of the many quilts displayed in Nashville at QuiltCon 2019.

We welcomed 2 new members for a total of 43 members in attendance and two guests.

Announcements
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March 2019 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy M., Co-President

Well, it looks as though we are on the downhill side of winter, at least for the next week.  Come on SPRING!!

At our March 26th meeting we will hear about 2019 Quilt Con and see pictures of all the wonderful quilts.  Speaking of quilts, we will be raffling off 6 complimentary one day passes to the International  Quilt Festival Chicago.  The Festival is March 28-30 in Schaumburg.  There is no cost to enter the raffle, however you need to attend the March meeting to enter your name.

Sign-up for the Mini Quilt Challenge using the 2019 Kona Color of the Year “Splash” will start.  We are asking for $1 Donation to participate.  Completed quilts will be due at our July Meeting and will hang at Kelly’s Bakery the month of August.

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