October 2017 – Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Join us Tuesday, October 24, for a fun meeting about Heavy Metal! 

There will be stations to learn about snaps,

rivets, eyelets, cork, Kraft Tex and more!  And a make and take!

We will pass out some fabric for blocks for a quilt to send to Las Vegas. Find out how you can help.


Betty is putting together our slide show from retreat pics—we worked hard and had a lot of fun!

Please don’t forget to bring items for the church bazaar.

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6.

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!

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September 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

Happy 5th Birthday to us!  We celebrated our fifth year of being together as the B-N Modern Quilt   Guild.  There were even cupcakes and punch to celebrate the occasion provided by our Hospitality Committee chair, Paula M. and Betty D. As we left for the evening, we were given a fat quarter “cupcake” in honor of the guild’s 5th birthday.

Kathy thanked everyone for attending our sew days, field trips, taking Heart Beat kits, and bringing refreshments.  The more we all participate in our guild, the stronger our guild becomes!

At this month’s meeting we had 41 members, 7 guests and 5 new members!  Welcome to our new members, Heather B., Connie F., Marsha H., Sharon O., and Leslie S.  We look forward to getting to know you and are so happy to have you join our BNMQG.

Kathy presented an appreciation gift to Ann U., outgoing secretary and Ann G. outgoing treasurer.  Thank you both for sharing your talents and commitments to the guild. We wish Ann G. the best with her new adventures in California. Please come back to visit us sometime soon!

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September 2017 – Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Happy Birthday to us!  This month we’ll celebrate our 5th birthday!

Our own Ann Unes will be giving the program—Design Basics.

“Ever wonder why some designs work and others…not so much? Want to design your own quilts but don’t know anything about design? Ann has done some research and will share design basics that help explain the mystery of good design.”

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6.

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!
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Ice Dyeing at September Meeting

Submitted by Vickie A.
Modern quilters,
There are 15 who have signed up for the ice dyeing, which is the day of our September meeting-Sept 26.  come early to the church lawn between 4 and 5 pm to prepare your bucket of fabrics, dyes, and ice.
If you have PFD fabrics for dyeing fine, but don’t buy some just for this project.  I use regular cotton fabrics, printed fabrics,shirts, vintage linens,etc.  Anything mostly cotton or linen will dye.  If it is a blend, it will be paler than all cotton. you can easily do 12 fat quarters worth, and can do more than one bucket, just make sure the bucket (or kitty litter bucket) doesn’t leak.  We don’t want dye all over your car!!  And bring an old large shirt, apron or coverup just in case. probably the large bag of ice (or lots of ice cubes!) should be in a cooler until needed, unless you are quick or it isn’t a hot day.
The original instruction list is here with more details.
It is not too late or too many to join us that day.  Just let me know so I can have enough masks for everyone.  If you have your own dust mask, you can bring it.  And I will bring samples of quilts made with these fabrics to the meeting.

August 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Anne U., Secretary

*Please pardon the late posting of this – webmaster issue – Sorry!

Meeting Recap, August 22, 2017

Another fun B-N Modern Quilt Guild meeting! We started off with announcements;  firstly, with Kathy thanking our refreshment providers – this time LeeAnne Fritz.  LeeAnne has led the Hospitality Committee this year and will be turning it over to Paula Meinert in September.  The snacks encourage us to come early and socialize, which is one thing we all seem to enjoy!  Please see Paula to help out!  Second, Kathy reminded members to cast their ballots for the new slate of officers. More information on that below.

Donna Lee reminded us about the Modern Maker Vendor Fair that is coming up at the September meeting.  If you long-arm quilt, make labels, bind or offer any other service or items that would be of interest to modern quilters, you can set up a small display or sell.  Each vendor will be allowed a half table of space, so you can show off your stuff! Let Donna know if you’re planning on setting up – that way we can have enough tables set aside.

Car Pooling is available to those wanting to go to the Gems quilt show in Peoria – See Betty about that.

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August 2017 – Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Ann G.

Hello Modern Quilters,

This month—August 22—we’ll learn how to personalize our lanyards using fabric scraps.  Make one that shows us your fabric style!  We will have a few machines on hand, but you are welcome to bring your own and share with a friend!

Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6.

Don’t miss the fun!   Here’s what you need to bring!
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Field Trip!


Hello Modern Quilters!

Are you ready for a field trip? It’s a BNMQG and CMQG (Chicago Modern Quilt Guild) meet up! On Saturday, September 23, we’ll caravan to DeKalb, IL, eat breakfast, enjoy a very special quilt exhibit, then finish it off with a mini shop hop!  It’s going to be a great day and I hope you’ll be there!

This is a members only event and you must RSVP.  Deadline to register is September 1!

Here’s the schedule:

7:30 – Leave Bloomington from Schnuck’s parking lot in Normal

9:30 – Breakfast with Chicago Modern Quilt Guild at Egg Haven in DeKalb

11:00 – Drive to Pick Museum

11:15 – Exhibit Tour

12:15 – Textile Tour

1:30 – Group Picture and depart for shopping

3:00 – Arrive at Quilter’s Destination in Arlington Heights

4:00 – Depart for Quilter’s Quest in Woodridge

5:30 – Depart for Bloomington

Click MQG Meetup at Q+HR for a detailed information flier with pictures and maps!

We will see you there!