January Meeting Reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Are you ready  to jump back into the modern quilting world?  The location for our next meeting (Tuesday January 24) has changed slightly.  We’ll be meeting in the church’s activity building on the west side of the parking lot.  The time is the same, 5:30 social time and 6 for the meeting. Here’s what’s happening!

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BNMQG Shop Hop

Hello Modern Quilters!
I hope your holiday was fun and full of joy! Speaking of joy…are you ready for our shop hop? We are so fortunate to have four local quilt shops in town. Let’s get out there and support them! Here’s all the information from our Hospitality Chair Leanne Fritz.

The annual support your Local Quilt Shop Day is Saturday, January 28, 2017! Starting January 1 through Saturday, January 28, 2017, visit the 4 Bloomington/Normal quilt shops:

Boline’s

Peace and Applique Too

Sewing Studio

The Treadle  309 662 1733  2101 Eastland Drive  Bloomington

Each quilt shop will have punch cards to hand out to guild members, the card will be punched once for visiting their store and a second time if you buy something.

One punch for visiting = 1 entry/store

One punch for purchasing = 2 entries/store

If all 8 are punched, you’ll get 2 additional bonus entries in our drawing!!

Giveaways-The local quilt shops are donating prizes (and I promise, the prizes are something we all can use!!)  We very much appreciate their support and see this as a WIN/WIN!! There will also be door prizes just for coming to the social!

Social-To culminate the Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day/Month, we thought it would be fun to have a member social on Saturday afternoon, January 28.  The social will be held at Leanne Fritz’s home, 20151 Murray Hill Road, Bloomington from 2:00-4:00. Come and get to know your fellow members better!

Directions:  Towanda Barnes South, cross over Ireland Grove Road and the RR tracks, take Cheneys Grove Road east (road is just past RR tracks and a white farm house), travel 1 mile and turn right in to Dover Ridge subd. on Haley Way, take first left on to Murray Hill (our home is the 3rd on the right, counting the home on the corner)

Prizes will be drawn at the social…so if you can’t attend, please give your punch card to Leanne Fritz, Kathy Cook or a guild member who is attending so you can be entered in to the drawing!!  Need not be present to win but we’d love to have you at the social!!

Watch our FB page and your email for more details on  how to RSVP for the social.

Questions:  Please contact Leanne Fritz, Hospitality Chair at 309-825-9295     If you would like to bring an appetizer or a sweet treat, please let Leanne know when you RSVP.

 

 

 

Pillow Swap Part 2-quilting & envelope back

ENVELOPE PILLOW BACK–overlapping back closure (no zipper!!)

Each back piece will be the same width as the front side and 1/2 of the length plus 4 inches to account for seams and overlap (the envelope part.)  Sound confusing?  Just keep reading!!  There’s pictures!!

For example, the pillow insert is 16 inches so half of that is 8 inches + 4= 12 inches.  Each of the back pieces will be 16 inches wide and 12 inches tall.

Attach each back piece to Pillow Cover. Make a quilt sandwich.

NOTE:  Cut batting 1” shorter on each end.  This will result in less bulk when edges are turned under for a finished edge.  Quilt entire piece, making both back & front of pillow quilted!
Turn under edges on Pillow Back & hem.  With right sides together, overlap back pieces onto front.  Sew seams together.  Turn right side out through envelope back. You’re done!!

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Envelope Back:  Nice, clean finish on the back!