June 2018 Meeting Reminder

Submitted by Kathy C., President

Hello Modern Quilters!

I’ve been waiting all year for this month’s meeting!  Come to Kelly’s Bakery at 6pm on Tuesday June 26 for a celebration of our first exhibit! We’ll view our beautiful minis and FabricRaffle6-18have treats from Kelly’s. There will be a short meeting but no program.

Everyone who has a quilt hanging will be entered into the drawing for the Culcita Box which has 12 Tula Pink fat quarters!

We’ll have a special fabric raffle with 6 half yards of Cotton and Steel and solid fabric! That’s 3 yards of fabric, quilters!

Registration for the July workshop with Lynn Carson Harris will continue this month.

Nancy Powell will be presenting the next set of directions for the BNMQG Mystery Quilt that she has designed.  There’s plenty of time to join in!

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2018 Heart of IL Fair

Submitted by Viv B.

MODERN QUILTERS

WHAT DO YOU COLLECT ?       WHAT DO YOU CREATE ?

Enter your collections, creative crafts & textile creations in the 2018 Heart of Illinois Fair in Peoria.    Exhibits are in an air-conditioned, secure building.

Fair dates are Tuesday July 17th – Saturday July 21st.

Go to   www.heartofillinoisfair.com   The Home Page will appear.  On the left side click on FAIR BOOK RULES & ENTRY.  Scroll down the list—TEXTILES is Department 12 & Hobbies is Department 16.    You pay one exhibitor’s fee and can enter as many items as you like in Hobbies & Textiles, as well as all other Departments at the Fair.

In addition to the premiums paid for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, Textiles and Hobbies have extra prizes and awards.    PEDDLER’S WAY QUILT COMPANY in Washington donates 9 gift cards in various amounts to winners in QUILTS and MACHINE EMBROIDERY.   Other prizes are listed on the website.

I am the Superintendent of Textiles & Hobbies.    I will be at the June 27th Modern Guild meeting.  You can bring me your entries and I will bring them to my pet-free & smoke-free home and deliver them to the fair building on Sunday July 15.   I can pick them up for you on Sunday July 22nd and return them to you at our Friday July 27th meeting.   Or you can deliver them yourself during the times listed in the RULES section on the website.

Any resident of the state of Illinois is eligible to enter.    If you have any questions, please call or email me, Viv B. – contact info on the Members list.

Our guild is full of amazing talent.    This is a wonderful opportunity for many of you since McLean County only has a 4H Fair.    Our premiums in Textiles are one of the highest in Illinois.   $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd.   In addition to the other awards.   The Quilts section also has a Viewer’s Choice award.

Join the 2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Challenge

submitted by Nancy P., Treasurer

How’s this for good timing… we can finish our mini quilts for BNMQG  and submit them for the #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge since they fit the criteria for it too.

Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt to qechallenge@gmail.com by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 22, 2018  – Full details available here:  Join the 2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Challenge

This is extra incentive to finish your quilt – their deadline is the same as ours – Tuesday, May 22nd (even though their stuff says Tuesday the 23rd – Tuesday is the  22nd).

It would be awesome to see some of our quilts there.   Hope we have lots of entries in both!

Just thinking!

 

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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