October 2016 Meeting Reminder

Hello Modern Quilters!

Did you remember our meeting is early this month? It’s next Tuesday the 18th. Come for refreshments and to socialize at 5:30. The meeting will start at 6. Here’s what you need to know.   Continue reading

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Orlando

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Hello Modern Quilters,

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has put out a call for heart blocks and quilts to comfort survivors of the the Orlando shootings. The blocks are like those we used for for the baby quilts. They are asking for bright modern fabric for the hearts and a low volume background, finished at 10 inches. Blocks will be made into rainbow quilts. The tutorial is here and is by Cluck Cluck Sew.

If you can help, bring your blocks to the June meeting and we’ll  mail them to the OMQG.  Hopefully we’ll have enough to make our own quilt to send.

Read more about OMQG’s effort on their blog here.

Please Email me with any questions and help if you can.

National Quilting Day

Guest blogger for this post is Ann G

Hello Modern Quilters!

In honor of National Quilting Day, our guild held its first Service Project for 2016.  And guess what?!? It was a HUGE success!  We had 9 people come out to Kathy’s beautiful home and jump right into cutting, sewing, ironing and planning on our design walls. Several people brought delicious treats to keep us energized as we worked and by the end of the day, we ended up with over 175 quilt blocks!

Also during the course of the day, we were able to secure our first place to donate the finished quilts to…Advocate Bromenn Medical Center’s special care nursery.  The quilts will be used for babies who need to spend time away from their parents in the nursery, sometimes in an isolette.  The quilts can be draped over the isolettes to help block out lights and sounds, keeping unwanted stimulations to a minimum.  Parents will be given that quilt to take home at discharge to use for snuggling and playtime.  We brainstormed several other charities to contact as well to see if we can be of service to them.

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Donna, Cindy, Ary, Marilyn, Betty, Marge, Celeste, Ann

 

Our next Service Project Sew-In day is already planned for April 16 from 9am-3pm.  It will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, IL in our usual meeting room.  We will be making more blocks, sewing quilt tops together and of course having a good time!  So mark your calendars and meet us out there!