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.

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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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May 2017 Meeting recap

Meeting Recap May 2017

Submitted by Ann U., Secretary

Members and visitors all had a lot to enjoy at the last meeting! It was a busy, fun and creative one.

Before the meeting even started, everyone had a chance to shop at the De-Stash Sale that took up 6 tables!  There were lots of books, fabric, notions and UFO’s to buy.  All proceeds go to our guild.

The meeting started with President Kathy Cook thanking our refreshment volunteers – Paula and Betty- for the delicious treats. She also announced that next month’s (June) meeting will be in a different location due to the church’s vacation Bible school using all the facility.  Watch your email and check the blog for important details!!

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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!

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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.

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