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
Members had the opportunity to sign up for our Kona Color of the Year Mini-Quilt Challenge. Continue reading

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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February 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The February 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 Kathy M., Nancy H, Brenda D. and Cindy R.  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 2 new members for a total of 39 members in attendance and one guest.

Announcements
Co-President Stormy shared information about our national dues to be part of the National Modern Guild for 2019 was $1200.  Over 50% of our local dues covers your membership to the National Guild.

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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