Join us in 2019 for fantastic guest speakers, fun monthly sew-ins, and exciting workshops, plus our annual retreat and quilt bingo event prep!  

Featured Speakers
Jackie Gehring (website)
Saturday, March 9
Workshop: "Creative Quilting With the Walking Foot" 
Want to quilt your quilts on your home machine and maybe free motion quilting isn't for you?  Come discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with your walking foot.  Straight-line quilting has a long history and is making a comeback in both modern and traditional quilts.  Learn tips and tricks for successful quilting with your walking foot along with creative quilting designs that can be accomplished on your home machine.  In the two day class we'll continue with additional walking foot designs.
Sunday, March 10 

Lecture: "Intuitive and Outsider Design"  
Learn Jacquie's design philosophy, process and influences as she shares stories and quilts in this entertaining and informative lecture/trunk show.

Chawne Kimber (website)
Saturday June 8 
Workshop: "Adventures in Small Piecing" 
A surefire way to slow down your machine stitching is to stitch small things. We’ll construct a custom mini sampler quilt top whose blocks encourage practicing some efficient traditional and improvisational techniques specialized for smaller work. We’ll also discuss the visual impact of the use of varied scaling of blocks in our design work. In the end, we’ll agree that small piecing can enhance our quilts without terribly increasing our workload.
I'll bring a small bin of scraps along and lots of samples. It will be a free-form class that starts with a trunk show of swatches, small quilts, and demonstrations of techniques depending on the ability levels of students. We'll follow up with open sewing time with one-on-one instruction.
Sunday, June 9

Lecture: "When the Cotton is High"
We meander through my quilt autobiography, from childhood to now. Moving from traditional quilts, to improv, to political expressions, I've been on a journey from hobbyist to artisan to artist. We'll touch on themes of censorship, identity, and difference in the US.

Michelle Wilkie
Saturday November 9
Workshop: Modern Quilt Design: Everyday Inspiration 
This class will illustrate and step you through how to create a Modern quilt design using inspiration from everyday things around you. Once you have a design, skills to turn that design into reality will be shared. You will take home at least two designs and one block.
Sunday November 10
Lecture: TBA

Members Only Workshop
Paper-pieced Crab Logo with Elizabeth Timmons & Mary Thomas
Saturday May 18, 2019

The BMQG's crab logo was beautifully designed by our very own, Elizabeth Timmons. Mary Thomas then developed the intricate paper-pieced pattern for the crab logo. Come spend a morning with both Elizabeth and Mary as they show us how to sew the pattern. Sign up on the members only page. If you are not able to attend, no problem. The pattern will be distributed to members in June.

Monthly Sew-Ins

We have various sewing groups throughout the month. Two of the sew-ins are held monthly: one at Bears Paw in Towson and the other at various locations in Columbia. Bring your machine, your latest project and a bag lunch. Additional sew-ins are scheduled throughout the year. For more information on all of our sewing groups, check out the “Quilting with Friends” link on members only page.

Quilting Retreats

BMQG Annual Retreat at Pearlstone October 3-6, 2019.

Nearby retreats hosted by other groups:

Mid-Appalachian Quilters (MAQ)
Held in July 12-15 in Gettysburg, PA

Mid-Atlantic Mod

Held in April in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

Quilt Bingo
Quilt Bingo is held every other year. Our next Quilt Bingo will be in 2020! Stay Tuned.

A full event calendar can be found in the Members-Only section of this site. Please contact us with any questions at . Thanks!