June 2018 Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters!

I’ve been waiting all year for this month’s meeting!  Come to Kelly’s Bakery at 6pm on Tuesday June 26 for a celebration of our first exhibit! We’ll view our beautiful minis and FabricRaffle6-18have treats from Kelly’s. There will be a short meeting but no program.

Everyone who has a quilt hanging will be entered into the drawing for the Culcita Box which has 12 Tula Pink fat quarters!

We’ll have a special fabric raffle with 6 half yards of Cotton and Steel and solid fabric! That’s 3 yards of fabric, quilters!

Registration for the July workshop with Lynn Carson Harris will continue this month.

Nancy Powell will be presenting the next set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed.  There’s plenty of time to join in!

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2018 Heart of IL Fair

Submitted by Viv B.

MODERN QUILTERS

WHAT DO YOU COLLECT ?       WHAT DO YOU CREATE ?

Enter your collections, creative crafts & textile creations in the 2018 Heart of Illinois Fair in Peoria.    Exhibits are in an air-conditioned, secure building.

Fair dates are Tuesday July 17th – Saturday July 21st.

Go to   www.heartofillinoisfair.com   The Home Page will appear.  On the left side click on FAIR BOOK RULES & ENTRY.  Scroll down the list—TEXTILES is Department 12 & Hobbies is Department 16.    You pay one exhibitor’s fee and can enter as many items as you like in Hobbies & Textiles, as well as all other Departments at the Fair.

In addition to the premiums paid for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, Textiles and Hobbies have extra prizes and awards.    PEDDLER’S WAY QUILT COMPANY in Washington donates 9 gift cards in various amounts to winners in QUILTS and MACHINE EMBROIDERY.   Other prizes are listed on the website.

I am the Superintendent of Textiles & Hobbies.    I will be at the June 27th Modern Guild meeting.  You can bring me your entries and I will bring them to my pet-free & smoke-free home and deliver them to the fair building on Sunday July 15.   I can pick them up for you on Sunday July 22nd and return them to you at our Friday July 27th meeting.   Or you can deliver them yourself during the times listed in the RULES section on the website.

Any resident of the state of Illinois is eligible to enter.    If you have any questions, please call or email me, Viv B. – contact info on the Members list.

Our guild is full of amazing talent.    This is a wonderful opportunity for many of you since McLean County only has a 4H Fair.    Our premiums in Textiles are one of the highest in Illinois.   $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd.   In addition to the other awards.   The Quilts section also has a Viewer’s Choice award.

May 2018 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Kathy C., President

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. Forty-four (44) members were in attendance, three (3) guests and we welcomed two (2) new members tonight.  Welcome to Rachel G. and Kathleen S.!

President Kathy C. thanked Leanne F and Anita T who provided us with delicious snacks.  We were able to see more pictures of themodern quilts from this year’s Quilt Con provided to us by Ann G.

It was such a joy to see all the beautiful Kona Color of the Year modern mini quilts come through the door! We have 30 quilts ( and one marvelous new logo mini made by Donna L and Nancy G) to display at Kelly’s Bakery for the month of June. Well done BNMQG!

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May 2018 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

It’s time! Bring your Kona Tiger Lily mini quilt to the meeting in May. If you can’t be there please send it with a friend or make arrangements to turn it in before the meeting.  For your work to be hung in the exhibit it must be turned in by next Tuesday at the meeting.

We’ll be learning about printing on fabric using stamps, potatoes and all kinds of fun objects using several different mediums.  There will be paper to practice on and fabric for your final design.  Feel free to bring your own fabric too!

Registration for the July workshop with Lynn Carson Harris will begin this month.

Nancy Powell will be presenting the second set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed.  There’s plenty of time to join in!

Tuesday, May 22

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!

Here’s what you need to bring!

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Join the 2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Challenge

submitted by Nancy P., Treasurer

How’s this for good timing… we can finish our mini quilts for BNMQG  and submit them for the #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge since they fit the criteria for it too.

Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt to qechallenge@gmail.com by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 22, 2018  – Full details available here:  Join the 2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Challenge

This is extra incentive to finish your quilt – their deadline is the same as ours – Tuesday, May 22nd (even though their stuff says Tuesday the 23rd – Tuesday is the  22nd).

It would be awesome to see some of our quilts there.   Hope we have lots of entries in both!

Just thinking!

 

April 2018 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. Thirty-nine (39) members were in attendance, two (2) guests and we welcomed three (3) new members tonight.  Welcome to Noemi B., Fern H. and Pat P.

President Kathy C. thanked Marilyn B. and Sue K. who provided us with delicious snacks.  We were able to see more pictures of the modern quilts from this year’s Quilt Con provided to us by Ann G.

Announcements:

Our June meeting will be held at Kelly’s Bakery in downtown Bloomington.  There we will be able to see all of the mini-quilts on display.  We will be providing the directions and where parking will be available prior to the meeting.

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