Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August BMQG Meeting

Announcements by Christy: Quilt Pattern magazine, an online magazine, is offering our membership a free four-month subscription. If you're iterested, Christy has the information and code you'll need to enter.

Pacific International Quilt Festival is coming up Oct. 17-20 at the Santa Clara Convetion Center. Info is available at

The Road to California quilt festival is Jan. 23-26 at the Ontario Convention Center. New teachers and classes have been added, including well-known modern teachers/designers: Julie Herman is teaching her Tiny Dancer and Snack Time quilts; Jacquie Gering has a Stitch & Flip class, and both Angela Walters and Lisa Sipes are teaching longarm classes.

Our monthly sew-in is this Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Strawberry Patches. Talk, sip, snack, shop - and, oh, yes, sew!

Our September program will feature Pam Gavin demonstrating/sharing ideas for a table runner. Those who would like to participate in a table runner swap (to be exchanged at our holiday party on Dec. 14) can pick up and fill out a form stating your preferences for size and type of runner ... although part of the fun is in the surprise.  :-)  Forms were distributed at the meeting, and will also be available at the sew-in this Saturday and at next month's meeting.

Philanthropic project - We have lots of blocks done for our quilts for foster kids who are aging out of the system. We voted on an official name for our project and it is (wait for it ...) Quilted Hugs! Nicci submitted the winning suggestion and received a Fabulous Prize - really, it said that on the envelope! - from Sweet Surrender bakery.

Mug rugs: We received the mug rugs from our exchange with the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild and selected them from beribboned brown paper bags cleverly crafted by Christy. Such wonderful color and creativity in all the mug rugs ... thank you, Tucson MQG!

Show and Tell: See the photos below for evidence of our amazingly talented members.

Program: To keep our Quilted Hugs quilts moving along, we worked together to arrange blocks on a design wall, bag the rows up and distribute them to members for sewing. Thanks to everyone for your input and willingness to participate. I know sewing machines all over Kern County are humming as I write this.

Don't forget the sew-in at Strawberry Patches this Saturday. See you there!

Submitted by:
BMQG Vice President

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Look at all those wonderful modern quilts! I am so happy to see so many finished quilts and our charity quilt has involved so many members of the amazing BMQG! I missed all of you and hope you all make it to the sew in this month! Bring a friend to the sew in!