Sunday, June 4, 2017

Modern Wedge class with Kathy Doughty

The Baltimore MQG is hosting Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession for a workshop.  This
All Day Workshop 10-4:30 Saturday, July 8, 2017, includes a half hour for lunch. Bring your own lunch.

All you will need is a wedge ruler, a stack of fabrics that inspire you to action and a desire to do your own thing! In this class we will consider color and fabric designs with a view to expand your comfort zone. And then we will start cutting! Our goal will be a simple shape and sewing technique to create interesting and dynamic combinations. You can use a pattern from any of her books: Mixing Quilt Elements, Adding Layers or Making Quilts or design your own quilt using techniques discussed in class. 


REGISTRATION: Priority Registration for Baltimore MQG members. Guest registration is now open!
REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be given only if we can fill your spot with another person. 

This workshop utilizes the 10, 18 or 22.5 degree wedge rulers (you pick the size wedge).
Pattern Suggestions:
Adding Layers - Vintage Spin, Heart Centre, Big Wedding
Mixing Quilt Elements - Wild Thing, Wedge Log Cabin, The Challenge, Ring Around
Making Quilts - Garden Party, Fireworks
You can find all of Kathy Doughty's books and Creative Grid's 18 degree or 10 degree rulers at Spring Water Design.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Highlights

The meeting was held at the Arbutus Branch Library.  There were 51 people that attended the meeting, which included several visitors.  Our April meeting will also be held at the Arbutus library.

Janet gave out door prizes for March birthdays.

A reminder that QDAD designs are due In April.

Also in April there will be a slideshow of pictures that members took while they attended Quiltcon.

The May meeting will be our annual “teaching meeting”.  It will be held one week early on May 7 due to Mother's Day.  The meeting will be a workshop on curved piecing, called Pixelated Circles, with Jessee Maloney of Art School Dropout.  It will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 at Woodbrook Baptist Church.  The class will be an intermediate level workshop for sewing curves, and will be free for members.  There will be a $4 pattern fee.  An email will go out with more information closer to the workshop date.  See Jessee’s blog:

We enjoyed a wonderful trunk show and lecture from Sarah Bond.  Some pictures are posted below.  She is on Facebook and Instagram.  (Some of us were lucky enough to attend her workshop March 11.)

We had a short break where bee blocks and the quilt in a box projects were exchanged.  Sarah Kachur gave a ruler demonstration for the mystery quilt.  The next mystery quilt step was also available.

Goodies brought back from Quiltcon were handed out as door prizes, followed by Show and Share.  There were 18 participants in the Show and Share

After Show and Share, the meeting ended, and we were asked to all help out and put our chairs away ourselves.  This would be great if everyone can do this at the end of our meetings!

Here are a few photos of Sarah Bond's trunk show...

Here are a few photos from Rebecca S, who got some nice pictures with Sarah in them...

This picture really shows off how large this quilt is!


Show and Share 

June M

Ruthie G

Carol R

Carol R.  These table runners are made from silk.

Ann H

Amy V

MJ  S.

Elizabeth T

The quilt that the guild did for charity.

Laura B and Summer R (with Hazel Hedgehog)

Claudia C (some of the fabrics were dyed with Kool-Aid!) and Shelli S (and Andee M)

Laura R enlarged a block by Bonnie Hunter to make a wall-hanging.
Rebecca R

Monica R

Monica R and her first quilt                                                                     Rose D

Rebecca S

Janet S (the focus fabric is white!)         Carol F (Dresden from Heather's workshop)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sarah Bond workshop

Love the stunning effect of a traditional New York Beauty quilt, but want to learn a fresh, modern take on the pattern? We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Bond to Baltimore on March 11, when she will teach a workshop with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild.

Just a few examples of this stunning design, made by Sarah and her students:


Our members have snapped up the workshop spots quickly, but we were able to open up a few last spots in the class! If you'd like to join us, you can sign up here

Check out more from Sarah Bond on Instagram.

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 2017 Meeting Highlights

Our meeting of February 12 was held at the Owings Mills Library.  We had 54 people in attendance, including several guests.  (Please see the minutes that were sent separately for more details.) 
Phyllis has the new membership cards, so be sure to pick up yours at the next meeting if you didn’t get one at this meeting. 
Door prizes were given out for February birthdays, and the modern challenge fabric (Riley Blake “Creative Rockstar”) has been received and was distributed to those who signed up. 
Don’t forget:  March’s meeting will be held at the Arbutus Library.  Sarah Bond will be the speaker, and the day before our meeting, she will have her workshop.  Monica said there is one spot left for the workshop, and you can put your name on the waiting list if it fills up.

Shelli handed out the first clue of the Mystery Quilt project and collected $6 payment, and the Quilt in a Box projects were distributed.

The Annapolis guild is hosting a quilt show at the Greenbelt courthouse, and our “Baltimore” quilt will be hanging in the show in February and March.

Rebecca S. gave a presentation about “Quilt Design in a Day”.  (See Anne Sullivan’s Play Crafts blog ( and QDAD’s Facebook page.)

Mary discussed a guild design challenge, based on QDAD. and showed the "spark" which is the Maryland state flag.  Bring your design to the meeting in April.

We had our annual Garage Sale where there were plenty of bargains!

Baltimore Heritage guild had their raffle quilt on display for us to purchase raffle tickets:

Gayne showed some early Headstart quilts and told us the story of Headstart.

Show & Share

There were 18 participants in Show & Share.  

Mary T. turned our guild’s crab logo that Elizabeth designed into a paper pieced pattern.She and Rebecca S. showed their samples.
Sarah's “Swoon” quilt.  From the “Swoon Along” on Instagram
MJ made this fox baby quilt for her granddaughter.

Elizabeth’s cover for a book or planner
Mary made the shirt that she is wearing, and a jacket.  She also made two bags from Anna Maria Horner's pattern, the Art Student Tote.
Monica showed a small card pouch from a modern swap - MJ was her swap partner.  She also showed her mini – “Too Many Geese”.
Cindy B. showed a red Kaffe Fassett quilt, and a quilt with a woven design, pattern by Nancy Zieman.
Cindy also shared her 2016 Bee Group quilt with 18” blocks.

Marcia shared two small quilts – one with drunkard’s path curves, and a log cabin in orange.
Amy's  Michael Miller challenge
Laura B. shared two color books from demos that she taught

Valarie wanted to learn paper piecing – here is her result!
Heather made a class sample for the Metro Twist design using the quick curve ruler for her upcoming classes in Florida.  She also did a red and white Winding Ways variation with the same ruler. 

Michelle showed a reverse appliqué quilt from a book by Allison Glass.  She used a knit background which doesn't fray. 

Daniela had hats and scarves that she made using Heather’s pattern, and gave them to Gayne for the Early Headstart program.  She also shared her Round Robin finish.

Rebecca R. used the black & white Spring 2016 Riley Blake challenge fabric to make this quilt.

She also showed her Halloween quilt, made up of borders around a Swoon block.

Janet completed her Patchwork City quilt top.
Laura's “Love” quilt

Rose shared this quilt, where the slight curves were formed in a similar way as a cathedral windows block.

Thanks Rebecca S. for sending me a few pictures that I missed!