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!






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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July 2017 meeting reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

This month—July 25–is Modern Mystery Design Night!  Bring your blocks and we’ll have fun helping each other with our final designs.

We’ll be back at our regular meeting spot next Tuesday.  Meet us at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey, Normal IL.

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

This month’s raffle fabric is Yummy!!








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

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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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June meeting reminder – June 27th

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Important—Please read!  The location for our June meeting will be different.  Wesley Methodist Church, 502 E Front Street near downtown Bloomington, will be our meeting spot for June.  The parking lot and entrance is on the east side of the church and you can enter from Front Street or Washington Street.


This month—June 27—Patty Young, fabric designer for Riley Blake and owner of ModKids, will be speaking on “Quilting Trends from Quilt Market”. She will be vending during social time and during halftime.

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

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

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