June meeting reminder – June 27th

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Important—Please read!  The location for our June meeting will be different.  Wesley Methodist Church, 502 E Front Street near downtown Bloomington, will be our meeting spot for June.  The parking lot and entrance is on the east side of the church and you can enter from Front Street or Washington Street.


This month—June 27—Patty Young, fabric designer for Riley Blake and owner of ModKids, will be speaking on “Quilting Trends from Quilt Market”. She will be vending during social time and during halftime.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6 at Wesley.

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!

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May 2017 Meeting recap

Meeting Recap May 2017

Submitted by Ann U., Secretary

Members and visitors all had a lot to enjoy at the last meeting! It was a busy, fun and creative one.

Before the meeting even started, everyone had a chance to shop at the De-Stash Sale that took up 6 tables!  There were lots of books, fabric, notions and UFO’s to buy.  All proceeds go to our guild.

The meeting started with President Kathy Cook thanking our refreshment volunteers – Paula and Betty- for the delicious treats. She also announced that next month’s (June) meeting will be in a different location due to the church’s vacation Bible school using all the facility.  Watch your email and check the blog for important details!!

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May meeting reminder – May 23rd

Hello Modern Quilters,

This month—May 23rd— we will be making postcard quilts to give as Random Acts of Kindness! Finished, they will be about 4 X 6 inches.  Be thinking about a design! Bring any scraps you’d like to use- maybe even some orphan blocks to cut up and play with.  There will be lots of ideas and fabrics available for you too!

You will be able to register for the Pool Tote Workshop and our Fall retreat next Tuesday at the meeting.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6 at our regular meeting spot—Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey Normal, IL

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!

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April 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello, Modern Quilters!  President Kathy Cook opened April’s meeting by thanking the Hospitality Committee Chair LeeAnne Fritz and volunteers Barb Haab and Barb Stevens for the yummy snacks.  Kathy also encouraged members to visit the Modern Quilt Guild website for new blocks, quilt pattern, and new episodes of  Fresh Quilting. There is a lot of information and inspiration available to all of us members!

Kathy also thanked Connie, Marilyn, Celeste, Joan, Teresa, Carol Lou, Ann G and Nancy P for Quilt Blocks.  These will be made into a quilt top and sent to a Newfoundland Senior Home whose residents recently lost everything in a fire.  The Home is across the street from modern quilt blogger Devoted Quilter. How kind of all of you to send some quilty love to these seniors.

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April Meeting Reminder – April 25th

Hello Modern Quilters,

Our April meeting is next week and will be full of fun! Join us on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 for snacks and social time followed by the meeting at 6.

Our speaker is Laurie Baker, the editor of Modern Quilts Unlimited She’s going to give us a recap of QuiltCon from a magazine editor’s view.

Also, our Modern Mystery Quilt begins this month. Don’t miss Sue Kaiser’s first set of directions!
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March 2017 Meeting Recap

Modern Quilters:  Love Quilts!  Love Color! Design Quilts! Make Quilts!

The March meeting had all of that! And fun. Don’t forget the fun!

Started off by delicious goodies brought by Sue Kaiser, Cheryl Adam and Kris Zimmerman, President Kathy Cook thanked them, Becky Boline (for hosting our charity sewing day and for vending at the meeting), and Lori LeVar (for teaching the Sew Together Bag workshop).  Kathy also thanked Lisa Baermann for her work on designing a new calendar and directory page on the BNMQG blog. Check it out!  It takes the work of many to keep our guild so fun and vibrant!

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February 2017 Meeting Review

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.

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