Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Baltimore MQG Retreat Update - Day-only spaces available

Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a winter retreat which is scheduled for February 4-7, 2016. We have fantastic space reserved at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD. We are pleased to announce that we will have a few spots available for day-only retreat participants. The cost is $75 which includes lunch, snacks, drinks, and a gift bag. If you or a friend would like to join us for the day, please let either Cindy Barceles or Deb Kleiner know ASAP. 

We are thrilled to announce that the following companies are sponsoring our retreat.

  • Massdrop
  • Michael Miller Fabric
  • Connecting Threads
  • Del Ray Fabrics
  • FabricWorm
  • Empty Bobbin Studio
  • Gotham Quilts
  • Lazy Girl Quilts
  • Leisure Arts
  • Quilters Bazaar
  • Quilters Dream Batting
  • Robert Kaufman Fabrics
  • Sulky
  • Timeless Treasures
  • The Warm Company

See you at the retreat. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Meeting Highlights and Pics

At our November meeting, we welcomed Jenifer Dick of 42 Quilts to do a trunk show and share highlights from her book: The Modern Applique Workbook.  Jenifer also taught a full-day class on Saturday teaching her techniques in perfecting machine applique.  Thank you to Jenifer for spending the weekend with us by sharing with us her gorgeous quilts, and her perspective on modern quilting.

The quilt exhibit at the Towson Arts Collective at 40 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson Maryland is ongoing!  The collective is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon-5pm.  The exhibit runs until November 21, when there will be a reception from 3-5pm.  Our Baltimore MQG Retreat at the Pearlstone Center will be held February 5-7, 2016.

 We held our elections for our 2016 board and the new slate of officers is: 
President - Janet Schoenfeld,
Membership - Elizabeth Timmons,
Treasurer - Kathy Schwabeland (2nd year),
Education - Cindy Barcelles (Judy Dunlap will serve 2nd year of 2-year term),
Programs - Mary Thomas and Laura Rieben (2nd year),
Community Relations - Erin Neuland, Librarian - Summer Rankin.

In addition, we have a few other updates.  Email our alias with any questions.


Highlights from our trunk show by Jenifer Dick of 42 Quilts and quilts highlighted in her book: The Modern Applique Workbook.

Here are SHOW and SHARE pics from our members accomplishments this past month:

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Baltimore MQG Retreat - February 4-7, 2016

Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a winter retreat which is scheduled for February 4-7, 2016, We have fantastic space reserved at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD. Join us for either three or four days of uninterrupted sewing. Registration includes a double hotel-style room for two nights, all meals, snacks and plenty of sewing space. There are additional options to add Thursday day and night and/or a single room. We will offer mini-workshops for an additional cost. When you register, please let us know who you will be rooming with or if you prefer a single room. Deposit is $100.

Cost: Friday - Sunday, hotel room, all meals and snacks -- $300 - double room, $418 - single room 
Additional night - $159 for double, $223 for single room
We only have 2 spots left. If you are interested in attending, please let Cindy Barcelles - cindy22654@aol.com  or Deb Kleiner - debkleiner1@comcast.net know as soon as possible.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Baltimore MQG: October Meeting

Our October meeting was held at the Owings Mills Library, with a special guest in attendance, Susan Emory, owner of Swirly Girls Design. Susan shared with us many of her beautiful quilts, design techniques, and some great tools for accurate cutting and piecing. Susan demonstrated The Creative Grids Circle Savvy Ruler (by Karla Alexander and Swirly Girls Design) and her process for cutting and sewing a block with an inset circle. Guild members enjoyed her varied quilt patterns and bright color palette. Thank you Susan for spending a few hours with us!

We collected quilts for the  Southeast Early Head Start program created by members playing with scale and making a large scale block design.  They were very fun to make, and each child participating in the program receives a quilt and a book. Thank you to our guild members who are very generous with their time.

To close out the meeting, we had many great projects to share with each other.  Everyone has been busy, there were a lot of finishes.