Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome to BMQG

Welcome to the BMQG!
Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild

We are excited to officially launch the blog for all modern quilting enthusiasts here in Bakersfield or other surrounding areas. As the first meeting is being planned, we encourage everyone to follow the BMQG blog for updates and exciting news.  To follow us just click the follow button at the top right of this page.
We would like to extend our modern quilting group to all members, whether your a traditional quilter who would like to learn modern quilting, someone who just wants to learn how to quilt, or even a modern quilter already.
Please feel free to view the tabs above where we will provide wonderful links to other modern quilters throughout the Internet.
Do you have a blog? let us know and we will link it to our guild sidebar for everyone to meet you as well.
A BIG thank you to the main branch of MQG as this would not have came about without the fabulous idea to bring our modern craft from the Internet to our local cities.
A very special thank you to a few ladies who made this branch possible
We are excited to have been offered wonderful meeting spaces with some fabulous local shops to start meetings once a month, as well as sewing sessions, and we will provide dates when those have been decided.

A huge thank you to Robin of  "To Quilt 'n Sew" for offering her space to us for sewing sessions once a month. These session will be approx 4-6 hours long and will offer a fantastic space for everyone to bring in their machines to finish WIP's and gab with other modern quilters. You will also have the freedom to come later or leave earlier. Robin will also be going to quilt market very soon so if there are some collections that you would like her to check out please send her an email here

I would also like to thank Suzanne of "Strawberry Patches" For offering her beautiful shop for our main guild meetings. These meetings will be only about 2 hours long and will provide show and tell times, swaps, tips and tricks, guest speakers, book reviews,  and much much more. Suzanne will also be attending Quilt market and you can also send your requests to her at

Thanks to everyone who helped get this started and we all look forward to meeting you at our first meeting.
Stay tuned for dates! We hope to see you there.


  1. I wanted you to know that we had the Kona color card out today and have marked about fifty solids for immediate delivery. This is all so very exciting and we want to be ready! Thank you for letting us be apart of it!

  2. WOW Suzanne that is great! I am so excited to see all that beautiful color to. Those cards are the best! Thank you for being a part of this as well.

  3. I'm so super excited to hear that Bakersfield will have a Modern Quilt Guild. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, but now live in Fresno, where we don't have a Modern Quilt Guild, yet. I'm so hoping your meetings will be during the weekends so I can participate. It would give me a chance to visit family a little more often as well as be part of a Modern Quilt guild. I will keep checking the calendar of events. Wishing you the best of luck with this amazing modern quilting movement. Norma

  4. This sounds like fun, can you please add my blog to the blog roll? Thanks

  5. Oh, I'm so excited!! This is the kind of quilting I'm really interested in!

  6. Go, Bakersfield! Can't wait to watch the magic happen! Best of luck to you all. I miss you, Terri! Portland's loss is Bakersfield's gain!