Forty baby quilts were given to the two local hospitals on National Quilting Day. Ladonna reports that both nursing staffs were excited to receive them. A big thank you to everyone who donated!
Our guild is large and has many wonderful groups from which to choose. Whether you are a new member or have been in the guild for many years, you are welcome to come to the mentor class and meet quilters who enjoy quilting and learning new skills just like you.
The Mentor program meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM at the Mennonite church. On April 20th, we will be making vinyl project bags. With these handy bags, it is easy to see and find the project you want to work on.
See you all at the Quilt Show.
A few months ago, a member gave Mary a guest fee to pay for her friend who might be coming to the meeting. We still have the money! If the money belongs to you, please see Mary at the Door Hostess table.
The door hostesses also send cards to members or their families when there has been a major event in their lives. Please send an email to Linda Hutchins if you know someone.
Debi Winchester, Linda Click, Suzie McGuire, Jenny Pettinger
The end of the guild year is almost here! We hope you'll be at the April meeting where we will unveil next year's lineup of speakers and workshops. We have a great year planned. Several workshops are designed for you to use fabrics from your stash - great idea, right?
Lisa Bongean's visit in March was really well attended and we're looking forward to seeing your wool projects at show and tell in April.
Congratulations to JEAN KUETHE who won a free class by volunteering at March's workshops!! Let Debi Winchester know if you are interested to help out in April and be in the running for your free workshop.
Here is the final lecture and workshop for this guild year:
April 2017 - Chris Moline
Specialty - Quilt appraisals, Featherweight sewing machines.
Chris is an AQS certified appraiser of quilted textiles, Featherweight expert, and a board member of the Quilters Hall of Fame. She's also the new owner of Jean Lyle's featherweight business.
Lecture: Ugly Quilts
Workshops: Featherweight Maintenance, Care and Attachments - will be offered on both Friday and Saturday. There are a few openings on Friday - sign up soon to ensure you get a spot.
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings was the Guild's guest speaker at our March meeting. She wrote about her visit to Bloomington-Normal on her blog. Check it out!
Would you like to challenge yourself by making our Guild logo, the Hands All Around block? Here’s the pattern.
Guild meetings and workshops are held at Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 South Cottage Avenue, Normal, Illinois. A map and directions can be found here.
We hope you were able to join us for Quilt Spectrum 2016, held on April 1st & 2nd. It was a beautiful show! Here is the list of winners.