May meeting reminder – May 23rd

Hello Modern Quilters,

This month—May 23rd— we will be making postcard quilts to give as Random Acts of Kindness! Finished, they will be about 4 X 6 inches.  Be thinking about a design! Bring any scraps you’d like to use- maybe even some orphan blocks to cut up and play with.  There will be lots of ideas and fabrics available for you too!

You will be able to register for the Pool Tote Workshop and our Fall retreat next Tuesday at the meeting.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6 at our regular meeting spot—Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey Normal, IL

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

Continue reading

April 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello, Modern Quilters!  President Kathy Cook opened April’s meeting by thanking the Hospitality Committee Chair LeeAnne Fritz and volunteers Barb Haab and Barb Stevens for the yummy snacks.  Kathy also encouraged members to visit the Modern Quilt Guild website for new blocks, quilt pattern, and new episodes of  Fresh Quilting. There is a lot of information and inspiration available to all of us members!

Kathy also thanked Connie, Marilyn, Celeste, Joan, Teresa, Carol Lou, Ann G and Nancy P for Quilt Blocks.  These will be made into a quilt top and sent to a Newfoundland Senior Home whose residents recently lost everything in a fire.  The Home is across the street from modern quilt blogger Devoted Quilter. How kind of all of you to send some quilty love to these seniors.

Continue reading

April Meeting Reminder – April 25th

Hello Modern Quilters,

Our April meeting is next week and will be full of fun! Join us on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 for snacks and social time followed by the meeting at 6.

Our speaker is Laurie Baker, the editor of Modern Quilts Unlimited She’s going to give us a recap of QuiltCon from a magazine editor’s view.

Also, our Modern Mystery Quilt begins this month. Don’t miss Sue Kaiser’s first set of directions!
Continue reading

March 2017 Meeting Recap

Modern Quilters:  Love Quilts!  Love Color! Design Quilts! Make Quilts!

The March meeting had all of that! And fun. Don’t forget the fun!

Started off by delicious goodies brought by Sue Kaiser, Cheryl Adam and Kris Zimmerman, President Kathy Cook thanked them, Becky Boline (for hosting our charity sewing day and for vending at the meeting), and Lori LeVar (for teaching the Sew Together Bag workshop).  Kathy also thanked Lisa Baermann for her work on designing a new calendar and directory page on the BNMQG blog. Check it out!  It takes the work of many to keep our guild so fun and vibrant!

Continue reading

March meeting reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Our March meeting is going to be great fun! We’ll be working in teams to design HearBeat quilts with the hearts and HSTs that have been made. I can’t wait to see what you design! See you at 5:30 for social time next Tuesday, March 28 at Christ Lutheran Church. The meeting will start at 6.

We will be voting on new bylaws. Both the old and new bylaws are posted in the member section for you to look over before the meeting.

Dont forget to bring—

Your modern items for show and tell
$ for the fabric raffle
Lotto Blocks
Destash items for the fundraiser

See you on Tuesday!

February 2017 Meeting Review

The terrible storms that struck Ottawa and other areas of Central Illinois were on our minds during our meeting, especially because member and speaker Vickie Alsene’s home is in Ottawa. Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the tornadoes.

On a more positive note, there was plenty of Modern Quilting action going on! Ann G announced that 33 members and one guest were at the meeting.  Before the meeting began, the slide show had pictures of all of the charity quilts submitted by MQG member guilds that were on display at QuiltCon 2017. Having only returned the day before, President Kathy Cook was excited to share those quilts.  Our quilt will be returned to us and later we will decide as a guild which charity will get our quilt. Watch for more info about that.

Continue reading

February 2017 Meeting Reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Interested in adding design elements to your modern fabrics? Vickie
Alsene will be showing us how at our February 28 meeting. We will be
experimenting with Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks and Shiva
paintsticks during the meeting. These are mostly non messy and can be
done with stencils, tracing designs, and free hand. Both are
permanent on most fiber contents and can be used to overdye existing
purchased fabrics with stamps and designs. Everything (including
fabric squares) will be provided for members to play and take home
whatever they create but you may bring additional fabrics or shirts to
work on.

Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6 at our
regular meeting spot—Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey Normal, IL

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

Continue reading