It all began when three friends, acquainted through the internet, decided to join together to start the Bakersfield branch of the Modern Quilt Guild. Meg had been participating in online modern quilt guild swaps, Terri had attended a few meetings of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, and Jen had attended the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild, where the Modern Quilt Guild movement began. These women all enjoyed this new trend in quilting and handwork and decided to see if they could get a group started here. At our first meet and greet last January, we filled the classroom at Strawberry Patches! Since that time, we have become an energetic, productive, enthusiastic, wonderful group of quilters, who make up the heart of The Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild. Thank you, Meg, Terri, and Jen, for getting it all started!
Over the past year, we have formed friendships, learned new techniques, held some fun swaps, and hosted our first guest teacher. The class was a huge success, and the teacher, Nancy Rink, said that we were one of the nicest groups of quilters that she'd ever had the pleasure of teaching. What a compliment!
As we move into the new year, the first order of business at our January 21st meeting, will be to elect new officers. We have nominees for the positions of President, Vice-President, and Secretary, but we still need nominees for the positions of Treasurer and Program Director. The term is for one year, February to January. Descriptions of the positions can be found here.
The program for the January meeting will be to share and talk about our goal boards. Lynn shared her goal board at the November meeting and asked members to create their own goal boards for the new year. Get those boards made, and lets cheer each other on in our quilting adventures for the new year!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: Saturday, January 21st, BMQG meeting at Strawberry Patches, 2:00-4:00. Saturday, January 28th, sew-in at Bolts to Binding, 10:00-4:00.
Lynn and Nicci