Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June BMQG Meeting

There's lots going on in the quilting world these days, both locally and elsewhere, and Christy filled us in on many of these events with these announcements:

The program for our Saturday, July 20 meeting will be a demonstration of an improv technique by Program Chair Pam Gavin.

We have set up a swap of mug rugs with the Tucson MQG. Bring your finished project to the July meeting for show and tell; they will be collected at July meeting and mailed to Tucson MQG. Please include $1 to help cover postage; also include a note with your name and something fun about yourself. You can include a little extra something with your mug such as thread or buttons - something light and not too bulky. However, this is NOT mandatory. If you have not already committed to participating and would like to, please contact Christy.
Our monthly Sew In will be from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, June 22, at Strawberry Patches. Nicci will bring fabric so that members can work on a block for a philanthropic quilt if they would like. Otherwise, bring whatever sewing project you are working on.

Although our group was fairly small this time, we had several beautiful and innovative projects for show and tell. See photos below.

For our program, Christy demonstrated the Slice and Insert Improv Technique as shown in Jacquie Gehring and Katie Pedersen's book, Quilting Modern. The fabrics used, angle of the slices and how many slices are made allows for many different looks and variations to this block. Lots of fun and very freeing!

Don't forget the sew-in this Saturday, the 22nd, and our next meeting on July 20!

Submitted by Laura
BMQG Vice President



Sunday, June 16, 2013

***NEW SWAP***

Many of you have heard about the fabulous time our members had at QuiltCon back in February. One of the best parts of our experience was the people we met, including Elena from the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild. We had a great time getting to know her and have kept in touch. We thought it would be fun for our guilds to get to know each other a bit too. So, we're having a swap with the Tucson MQG next month!

         Ticker Tape Mug Rug

We will be swapping mug rugs.....any size, any shape, with a modern aesthetic.
Finished mug rugs should be brought to our July 20th meeting for Show and Tell.
Please bring a paper bag for your mug rug to be placed in.
You are welcome to include a little extra something if you'd like, but it is not required
After the meeting, the mug rugs will be collected and mailed to Tucson.
We're asking each participant to give $1 towards the cost of postage.
We will be passing out the mug rugs from Tucson at our August meeting.
If you would like to participate, please leave a comment below.

Participants as of 6/15:
Pam G
Sandy P

If you have any questions, please email