Monday, July 9, 2012

A Lot Going On In The Quilting World!


Exciting news on the QuiltCon website! You can now see a list and description of the classes and lectures being offered! Registration doesn't open until August 30th, so you have a bit of time to look through the online catalog and get an idea of what you might be interested in. 

Have you considered submitting a quilt for the show? Entries for the juried show will open on August 1st, with a deadline of November 30th.

If you are working on blocks for the QuiltCon block challenge, the deadline to get them in is August 15th. There are currently four of us working on them, that I'm aware of. Wouldn't it be great if the majority of our group got involved? Grab some quilt books and look at the block designs for inspiration! Get those creative juices going! Rules and details can be found on the QuiltCon website. 


Registration for classes opened on Sunday. This is a show that is about 2.5 hours from here, and it's well worth taking the road trip to see it! Vendors come from all over the country to participate in this show! The variety and quality of the classes available are fabulous, and the quilts on display are outstanding! They accept all types and styles of quilts, so give some thought to entering something you've made! The deadline for entry is October 1st. 

Kern County Fair

I think it would be great if the BMQG had a strong showing in our local fair this year! Let's show Kern County what we do! The number of categories is too long to list here, but you can find them in the online catalog. We fall under Needle Arts and Sewing, starting on page 39 of the catalog. There are lots of great prizes to be won, so let's go get 'em! The deadline for entry is August 17th.

The Board will be meeting this week to work on upcoming programs. We have some fun things in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for all of the latest updates and announcements!

Until next we meet,


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lynn for keeping us focused on upcoming events in the modern quilt world!! So many interesting and fun opportunities! A couple of us are planning on submitting blocks for the QuiltCon block challenge. And my first trip to the Road to California was awesome - definitely a worthwhile quilt show/vendor experience! Anyone looking for a great new quilt book should look at "Quilting Modern" - great ideas for quilting or the book "Sunday Morning" for ideas for managing scraps!