July 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Anne U., Secretary

Hello Modern Quilters!  There was a lot to catch up on at the July meeting. First of all, Kathy thanked our refreshment providers, Celese and Marge.  Lori LeVar announced that the De-Stash Sale held in May raised $788!  The committee not only sold items at our guild meeting, but at two other locations to maximize sales! Committee members were Sue Kaiser, Kris Zimmerman, Viv Browning and Ann Unes.

Ann G reported that we had thirty five members present, one new member, Judy, one guest, Hope, and six guests from Champaign. She reminded everyone that dues for the next year can be paid in August or September.  Members not paid by October 1st will be removed from the mailing list.

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June 2017 Meeting Recap

June Meeting Recap

Submitted by Anne U., Secretary

June’s meeting was held at the Methodist Church  in downtown Bloomington.  Five guests from Champaign and 40 members were present.  Kathy Cook welcomed everyone and thanked  Celeste, Nancy, Carol and Lisa for the picnic-themed refreshments.  Hospitality Chair Lee Anne Fritz asked for volunteers to bring refreshments for future meetings.  Contact her if you are willing to help.

Kathy then introduced our presenter, Patty Young, author, fabric designer for Riley Blake, and owner of ModKids. Patty talked about the trends she saw at this year’s spring quilt market, a trade show open to shop owners for all things quilt-related.  The trends she noted this year were rainbow and animals.  She showed pictures from market that showed these trends, and shared pics of several of her new fabric lines for Riley Blake.  Attendees also had a chance to shop her patterns and some fabrics she brought.  It was a great program- Thanks, Patty!

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January Meeting Reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Are you ready  to jump back into the modern quilting world?  The location for our next meeting (Tuesday January 24) has changed slightly.  We’ll be meeting in the church’s activity building on the west side of the parking lot.  The time is the same, 5:30 social time and 6 for the meeting. Here’s what’s happening!

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January Meeting 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

With the holidays behind us and this frigid weather keeping me indoors I’m ready to tackle some new projects. Oh and maybe finish some old ones. Can’t wait to meet up and see what everyone’s been working on. See you January 26 at 6:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N. Hershey, Normal, IL. Visitors welcome as always! January’s meeting will be fun and frantic.  There’s a lot going on!

10,000th Member Announcement— Who was the MQG’s 10,000th member? One of BNMQG’s members that’s who! Come to the meeting to find out who she is and see the things she won.

Block Lotto— Can’t wait to see these! We will be collecting your money upfront for the next block when we give you the background fabric  so bring your dollars.

Raffle Fabric— Patty Young and solids.20160108_083851

Goals–Did you complete all the goals for 2015 that you wrote last January? No? Me neither, but it did provide some focus for the projects I did complete.  We’ll be writing new goals for 2016 so give it some thought.

Blog–We now have a BNMQG blog and we’ll take a few minutes to get everybody signed up.

Show and Tell–bring your modern creations so we can ooh and ahh!

Program–Cheryl Adam is a wonderful designer and quilt maker. Here is some info about the program in her own words. “I have been asked to speak about designing. I will attempt to tell you what I do to design a quilt for different work situations and for my own work. I will tell you a little of my thought process, the tools I use, and maybe even admitting some mistakes. I will talk a little about how I decide which fabrics to use and why I choose these. Please come with questions-even about something you are working on.”