April 2018 Workshop fun

We had a great time at the workshop!  Nancy P. did the morning session with a wonderful quilted notebook cover – her own pattern!  It is available on Craftsy.com (in case you missed the workshop).  Donna L. led the afternoon session making a fun and useful project bag.

Lots of fun sewing with friends old and new.  Many projects were completed at the workshop or were just needing one final step to be completely finished.  Sometimes, a fun, quick project is just what you need!

 

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April 2018 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., president

Hello Modern Quilters,

April is all about binding.  This is the last installment of our modern mini challenge education series and we’ll be exploring different techniques for binding and facing a quilt.  Your minis are due at the May meeting.

I love a good mystery, don’t you? Nancy Powell will be presenting the first set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed.  This is always fun and I hope you’ll join in!

Tuesday, April 24

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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March 2017 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. Thirty-eight (38) members were in attendance, and we welcomed a new member, Tresa G.  President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats, Carrie O. and Becky B. who provided us with lots of delicious snacks.

While everyone was enjoying socializing prior to the beginning of our meeting, we were able to enjoy pictures of some of the quilts from this year’s Quilt Con.  Ann G our member from CA provided the pictures.  Thanks Ann G.

Announcements:

Kathy C. thanked Becky from Boline’s for hosting the guild to work on the Heartbeat quilt blocks at our March Sew Day.

Julie D. one of our nominating committee member, announced the other two members of the committee, Carol Lou E. and Paula M.  If you would like to be a part of the board for our guild, please contact any of these three ladies to let them know.  All the board positions are available to run for this year.  At this time, we have one person for each for treasurer and secretary.  So please give this some serious consideration to become more involved in our guild.  As Julie said, we are a community and will be there to help and support our board officers.  You can find Julie D., Carol Lou E. and Paula M, email addresses in the members’ only section.

On-going sign up for our Spring Workshop Day – April 21st at the church.  We have two projects this time – Donna L. will be leading us in making a work in progress bag and Nancy P. will be leading us in making notebook covers.  The cost is $40 for the workshop and a $5 option for lunch if you’d like to have it provided for you.

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March 2017 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Get those creative juices flowing! March means Heartbeat Quilt design night.  Members have been working at sew days to make blocks and on Tuesday we will be designing quilts with them.  It’s a fun night to practice your modern design skills and to have fun with your quilting friends!

We’ll also continue our discussion about the modern mini challenge. This month the topic is quilting tips. If you haven’t had a chance you can still sign up!

Member signup for the fall retreat begins this month.  There are 25 spots available.  Details at the meeting or on the blog in the recap.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for the April 21 workshop!

Tuesday, March 27

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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February 2018 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. Forty-three (43) members were in attendance, and we welcomed three new members, Pam W., Faye Z. and Sue O. Our social refreshments were provided by Lisa F. and Kris Z. who provided us with lots of delicious snacks.  President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats.

Kathy C. shared a book which was given to the guild from Studio Art Quilt Associates.  It has pictures of quilts, some are from Quilt Con which was held in Pasadena, CA this year.

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February 2018 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

February is all about curves! The program will feature seven stations with
demonstrations  on cutting, sewing, and glue basting improv and traditional curves.

We’ll also continue our discussion about the modern mini challenge. This month the topic is design tips. If you weren’t at the last meeting you can still sign up!

Ann Unes will have destash fabric for your shopping pleasure.  Any member is welcome to bring destash to sell.  There is a $10 fee that goes to the guild.

Sign up for the April workshop begins this month– Reserve your spot!

Tuesday, February 27

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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January 2018 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. Thirty-four (34) members were in attendance, and we welcomed two new members, Cathie H. and Sandy S. We also had five (5) guests. Our social refreshments were provided by Julie D. and Teresa A. who provided us with lots of delicious snacks.  President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats. Guests were also introduced.

Kathy C announced the dates for our Fall Retreat – October 5 – 8th at the same place as last year in Sherman, IL.   You will be able to start signing up for the retreat at our March meeting.

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