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.
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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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June 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The June 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.

This month was our potluck dinner.  We all enjoyed many delicious salads and desserts.  The paper products were provided by our snack volunteers for June – Mary Rose H., Kris Z., and Becky B.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for any future potluck meetings, please pass those along to any of the Executive Board Members.

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June 2019 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy M., & Stormy H., Co-presidents

Hello Modern Quilters

Our next meeting will be at the church on Tuesday, June 25th.  It will be a Salad/Dessert Potluck.

***IF your last name begins with A – H bring a salad, I – Z bring a dessert. ***

 

 

 

 

 

We will also be making postcards to exchange with the Boulder Colorado Modern Quilt Guild.  If you would like to participate, please bring a pieced postcard sized quilt (4” x 6”).  We will be building the rest of the postcard during the meeting.  We will need several sewing machines that can zigzag for the final steps.  IF you would like to volunteer to bring a machine, please let Kathy M. know. The guild will be providing the finishing materials. Continue reading

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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