November 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church. Thirty-five (35) members were in attendance, and we welcomed one new member, Rachel D. and three (3) guests. Our social refreshments were provided by Viv B. and Heather B. who served deviled eggs, crackers, carrot chips, dip, and a variety of delicious cookies.  President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats. Guests were also introduced.

Remember that the guild now has ten (10) books which can be checked out by members. A $5 deposit is required, and it will be refunded if the book is brought back the following meeting. If not returned the month after borrowing, the deposit will be retained in the library account. See Carol B., is the guild librarian if you would like to check out a book.

 

Mark your calendars, Viv B. shared there will be a bus trip to the International Quilt Festival on April 12, 2018.  There will be more information about the trip at our January meeting.

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November 2017 Meeting reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Is Modern Traditional one of the types of modern quilting you’d like to know more about?  The Modern Quilt Guild has a webinar about that very topic!

At our next  meeting, Tuesday, November 28, we’ll be viewing  Making Traditional Modern by Shannon Page.  This webinar does a great job of both explaining and giving you great ideas for modern traditionalism.

Also, don’t forget that our pouch swap is this month.  It’s not too late to make a pouch and participate.

And finally, a reminder that this month we are made blocks for Las Vegas instead of block lotto, and you have the opportunity to bring a modern fat quarter to send to victims of the wildfires that lost their stash.  We have a generous guild!

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

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

Can’t wait to see you!

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October 2017 Meeting Recap

Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guild

October 24, 2017 Meeting 

Submitted by Julie D., Secretary Pro Tem

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church. Forty-six (46) members were in attendance, and we welcomed three (3) new members and two (2) guests. Our social half-hour refreshments were provided by Ann U. and Lori L. who served up a delicious cheese ball with crackers, crudités & dip, hot sausage meatballs, pumpkin spice bars and brownies, PLUS Halloween candy! President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats. Guests were also introduced.

Guild librarian, Carol B., announced that the guild now has ten (10) books which can be checked out by members. A $5 deposit is required, and it will be refunded if the book is brought back the following meeting. If not returned the month after borrowing, the deposit will be retained in the library account.

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October 2017 – Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Join us Tuesday, October 24, for a fun meeting about Heavy Metal! 

There will be stations to learn about snaps,

rivets, eyelets, cork, Kraft Tex and more!  And a make and take!

We will pass out some fabric for blocks for a quilt to send to Las Vegas. Find out how you can help.

 

Betty is putting together our slide show from retreat pics—we worked hard and had a lot of fun!

Please don’t forget to bring items for the church bazaar.

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

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

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

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September 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

Happy 5th Birthday to us!  We celebrated our fifth year of being together as the B-N Modern Quilt   Guild.  There were even cupcakes and punch to celebrate the occasion provided by our Hospitality Committee chair, Paula M. and Betty D. As we left for the evening, we were given a fat quarter “cupcake” in honor of the guild’s 5th birthday.

Kathy thanked everyone for attending our sew days, field trips, taking Heart Beat kits, and bringing refreshments.  The more we all participate in our guild, the stronger our guild becomes!

At this month’s meeting we had 41 members, 7 guests and 5 new members!  Welcome to our new members, Heather B., Connie F., Marsha H., Sharon O., and Leslie S.  We look forward to getting to know you and are so happy to have you join our BNMQG.

Kathy presented an appreciation gift to Ann U., outgoing secretary and Ann G. outgoing treasurer.  Thank you both for sharing your talents and commitments to the guild. We wish Ann G. the best with her new adventures in California. Please come back to visit us sometime soon!

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September 2017 – Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Happy Birthday to us!  This month we’ll celebrate our 5th birthday!

Our own Ann Unes will be giving the program—Design Basics.

“Ever wonder why some designs work and others…not so much? Want to design your own quilts but don’t know anything about design? Ann has done some research and will share design basics that help explain the mystery of good design.”

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

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

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!
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Ice Dyeing at September Meeting

Submitted by Vickie A.
Modern quilters,
There are 15 who have signed up for the ice dyeing, which is the day of our September meeting-Sept 26.  come early to the church lawn between 4 and 5 pm to prepare your bucket of fabrics, dyes, and ice.
If you have PFD fabrics for dyeing fine, but don’t buy some just for this project.  I use regular cotton fabrics, printed fabrics,shirts, vintage linens,etc.  Anything mostly cotton or linen will dye.  If it is a blend, it will be paler than all cotton. you can easily do 12 fat quarters worth, and can do more than one bucket, just make sure the bucket (or kitty litter bucket) doesn’t leak.  We don’t want dye all over your car!!  And bring an old large shirt, apron or coverup just in case. probably the large bag of ice (or lots of ice cubes!) should be in a cooler until needed, unless you are quick or it isn’t a hot day.
The original instruction list is here with more details.
It is not too late or too many to join us that day.  Just let me know so I can have enough masks for everyone.  If you have your own dust mask, you can bring it.  And I will bring samples of quilts made with these fabrics to the meeting.
Vickie