November 2017 Meeting Recap

Submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church. Thirty-five (35) members were in attendance, and we welcomed one new member, Rachel D. and three (3) guests. Our social refreshments were provided by Viv B. and Heather B. who served deviled eggs, crackers, carrot chips, dip, and a variety of delicious cookies.  President Kathy C. thanked the members who provided this month’s treats. Guests were also introduced.

Remember that the guild now has ten (10) books which can be checked out by members. A $5 deposit is required, and it will be refunded if the book is brought back the following meeting. If not returned the month after borrowing, the deposit will be retained in the library account. See Carol B., is the guild librarian if you would like to check out a book.

 

Mark your calendars, Viv B. shared there will be a bus trip to the International Quilt Festival on April 12, 2018.  There will be more information about the trip at our January meeting.

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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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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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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.

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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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