October 2019 Meeting Recap

submitted by Gale I., with help from Cindy R

Donna Phillips was the winner for October’s Block Lotto.

November Block Lotto was presented by Cindy R.

Snacks were provided by Ary Anderson, Leslie Swearingen and Donna Lee

Quilt con is in February in Austin, Texas.  Deadline for free registration to Quiltcon for MQG members is Nov 30.  As a BNMQG member you are also a member of the Modern Quilt Guild.

Nancy talked about participating in the Quiltcon quilt swap. Deadline was 10/26.

Reminder we have a closed Facebook group for members only – please request to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/BNMQG/ – The group allows members to chat about and share modern quilt ideas, files that include important info – newsletters, info for workshops, membership renewal forms, etc.

Reminder of the craft sale to benefit the church we meet in that will be November 1-2.  Thanks to all of our members who donated items!

Kathy Cook and Nancy Powell presented Modern Mythbusters.

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September 2019 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Nancy P., Presicent

Attendance:  42 members, 6 new members, and 4 guests

This month’s meeting began with an icebreaker for members and guests to encourage people to meet each other and learn more about BNMQG.   Icebreaker sheets were to be kept by people as a reference for people.  An extra 10 minutes was given as people were very involved.  The business meeting began at 6:10.  Nancy P. started the meeting with her vision for the guild: “to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through education, art, and community.”

Outgoing officers were recognized for their service and given a small token of appreciation for their dedication to the guild – Stormy H. and Kathy M. – co presidents in 2018-2019;  Cathie H. – vice president 2018-2019 who will now be the MQG guild liaison; and Teresa Arendell – secretary 2017 – 2019.

New officers were introduced:  Kathy Cook – vice president (not present), Betty Woodruff – treasurer, and Gale Imig – secretary (not present).

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April 2018 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., president

Hello Modern Quilters,

April is all about binding.  This is the last installment of our modern mini challenge education series and we’ll be exploring different techniques for binding and facing a quilt.  Your minis are due at the May meeting.

I love a good mystery, don’t you? Nancy Powell will be presenting the first set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed.  This is always fun and I hope you’ll join in!

Tuesday, April 24

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

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

Can’t wait to see you!

Here’s what you need to bring!

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March 2017 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

Get those creative juices flowing! March means Heartbeat Quilt design night.  Members have been working at sew days to make blocks and on Tuesday we will be designing quilts with them.  It’s a fun night to practice your modern design skills and to have fun with your quilting friends!

We’ll also continue our discussion about the modern mini challenge. This month the topic is quilting tips. If you haven’t had a chance you can still sign up!

Member signup for the fall retreat begins this month.  There are 25 spots available.  Details at the meeting or on the blog in the recap.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for the April 21 workshop!

Tuesday, March 27

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

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

Can’t wait to see you!

Here’s what you need to bring!

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February 2018 Meeting Reminder

submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters,

February is all about curves! The program will feature seven stations with
demonstrations  on cutting, sewing, and glue basting improv and traditional curves.

We’ll also continue our discussion about the modern mini challenge. This month the topic is design tips. If you weren’t at the last meeting you can still sign up!

Ann Unes will have destash fabric for your shopping pleasure.  Any member is welcome to bring destash to sell.  There is a $10 fee that goes to the guild.

Sign up for the April workshop begins this month– Reserve your spot!

Tuesday, February 27

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

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

Can’t wait to see you!

Here’s what you need to bring!

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January 2018 – Meeting Reminder

Hello Modern Quilters,

Do you enjoy a challenge? This month we’ll be announcing a Kona color of the year challenge for guild members. Come to find out all the details!

Also Donna and Nancy will have information on our first workshop of the year.

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

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

Can’t wait to see you!

Hope to also see you at the sewing day on Saturday, January 20th – come for part or all of the day!  We will be sewing at the church from 9-3.
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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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