Sunday, January 10, 2021

January 2021

 January 2021 BMQG Monthly Meeting

January 10, 2021

See some of the highlights of the meeting:

We reviewed our quilting goals for 2021 and shared our firsts

We made a jam board showing our goals for 2021 and shared our “first quilts.” This included quilts that were the first time we tried something new or 

Welcome 2021 

  • Jenn P., our new president ( hosted our meeting for January. Some updated guild business included the following:

  • Thanking 2020 board members and especially Daniella for quickly converting us to the on-line platform unexpectedly. 

  • Introductions of the 2021 board members: President: Jenn P., Vice President: Kathy S., Treasurer: Maria O (new),. Co-Directors of Membership: Jan W. and Sarah L., Co-Directors of Communication: Susie M. and Megan B. (new), Co-Directors of Programming: Marissa K. and Janine F. (new), Co-Directors of Education: Elizabeth B. and Sarah K., Guild Administrator: Jane S., Community Relations Chair: Susan B., Librarian: Diana F.

  • March Meeting: We are excited to have Brenda Gael Smith from Australia join our guild for our March meeting. There will be two online workshops available that same week. Information coming soon. 

  • Bingo: Bingo items are still being collected. Quilt Bingo is our large fundraiser (date TBD). Small handmade items such as wallets, bags, and coasters are being collected. Please email for more information or questions. 

  • Postcard Valentine Swap: The last call for sign up of this swap was posted at the meeting. If you missed this one, don’t sweat it, we have lots of quilty fun this year. Members that have signed up please look for an email about your swap partner on 1/11/21.

Quilting with Friends

Quilting with friends is a great way to meet new people and connect with others that share the love of quilting. Would you like to start or join a quilting with friends group, connect with people near, you or share a project goal? Please take a look at the quilting with friends (QWF) and enter your information.  You can meet on-line or socially distant, your group can decide how you want to meet. For questions contact; sign up link will be sent via email.

Super Bowl Sunday Quilt Along

This Super Bowl Sunday (2/7/2021) from 9am-3pm come join Kathy S. on a Quilt Along adventure in making the Snowflake Quilt (as seen below). The Quilt Along is free, however you will need to purchase the pattern by the Modern Handcraft (pdf pattern available online by clicking here). For questions please contact Sign up link to be sent via email

Show and Share - Looks at the talent from Baltimore MQG!

Below Judy H, Shows us how she has now perfected her embellished quilts. In her “firsts” quilt (not shown here), Judy introduces us to one of the first times she tried embellishments with wool. All of the quilts were lovely.

Stephanie S. made this wonderful bird 2020 quilt (left). Although we were not able to hear the significance of the birds, I have a feeling she might be telling that she is giving 2020 the bird ;) 

Janet S. Made this beautiful red and yellow quilt. The shapes are amazing and put together so well. The big hexagon quilt is for her sloth-loving son. He helped pick out the fabrics and is very happy with the end product. Great job Janet!

Stocking alert! Laura B. and Emily have been busy making some holiday decorations that function as gift stuffers. Laura’s (directly below) were a “redo,” after her first attempt was too small for even the smallest of gifts. Emily’s stockings, as indicated by her name on the stocking were embroidered. She used four different patterns to make the stockings. They look great. 

Daniela A. has been very busy. She made tree beautiful bags. One bag (dots) used the same fabric as the pattern example. The blue bag used the quilt as you go method and her purse-like bag made use of cork fabric. SewSweetness is her preferred pattern designer for the bags. The beautiful rose mini was made into a quilt for a family member that lost a loved one this year. The rose references a family memory. 

Mary S. made this beautiful elephant quilt featuring a rainbow for a family member. There is significant meeting behind the rainbow and each elephant represents a member within that family. 

Amy V. took Heather K,.’s “Diamonds on a String” class using mostly pink fabrics (bottom left). She has enough fabric left over to make one more quarter square triangle quilt and a flying geese backing add-on! Great job. 

Judy D. finished her 2020 More Modern BOM. She said next she is going to work on the one from the year before.

Phyllis C. is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with her musical quilt. The tree trunks are music notes with her holiday secret message!

Jenn P. has been happy to also share some holiday spirit with her Christmas colored winter quilt from the Pointed Statement Quilt from During Quilt Time Quilts. She also made a tree skirt from EV Quilts. The May Pole quilt was a 2020 finish from a quilt along

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