Thursday, April 15, 2021

 There is so much happening at the Baltimore MQG

Members please check your email for up-to-date information about all of the happenings in our guild. 

A quick snapshot of some up-coming activities:

Member's Survey - for an in-person summer activity

Community Relations - child quilt and mask donations

Board Meeting April 18

Member's Only Workshop May 16

Quilt with Friends and Sip & Sew - small groups

Quilt Workshop June 2021

***If you did not receive an email with this information, please contact communications@baltimoremqg.com ***

Here is the President's Quilt recently presented to Daniela. 

This is a tradition for an appreciation of our past president's volunteer service. The quilts was organized by Jan, quilted by Maria, and all of the blocks were made many of our wonderful members. It was truly a team effort. Thank you all. 

Here are just a few highlights of some of the quilts our members have recently shared 

 

 
 

 
 

 




Sunday, March 7, 2021


 Meeting Reminder

Special Guest: Brenda Gael Smith 

March 14, 2021
1:30-3:30

check your email or the members only page for the Zoom link





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 (president@baltimoremqg.com) 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 bingo@baltimoremqg.com 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 programming@baltimoremqg.com; 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 vicepresident@baltimoremqg.com. 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



Saturday, January 2, 2021

 We are Looking for Firsts!

For the January meeting please send us a picture of your "first" quilt. This doesn't mean you have to dig up that quilt from 1982. It can be any "first." For example, share your first text quilt, applique quilt, or crazy quilt. Maybe you tried something new and made your first QuiltCon quilt or modern quilt. What about your first time using EPP or FPP? Perhaps the first time you used your own label? Or maybe your first time binding a quilt or using free-motion quilting? Whatever your "first" is, please share it with us by emailing a picture and your name to programming@baltimoremqg.com. We can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

November and December 2020

Thank you all for attending our November and December meetings. Our December meeting had the best turnout of 70 participants! We met with Mary Fons in December and she showed us her amazing quilt collection including a kaleidoscope quilt that has no curves, but makes an optical illusion of circles. Her book suggestions included: Hearts and Hands, Freedom Quilting Bee, and Homefront and the Battlefield. We also wanted to thank and congratulate Kathy S. on becoming VP next year. In our November meeting we voted on next year’s board which will soon be updated on our website. Our show and share was very robust. Please check below for the show and share from our talented makers.

Remember to renew your member ship this month as it is due in January. 
Please check your email for renewal instructions.

For next month's Show and Share please email: baltimoremqg@gmail.com
















Tuesday, October 13, 2020

 

October 2020 BMQG meeting

Thank you all for attending virtually. This month we are updating the bylaws. Please check your email for the proposed changes as members will vote in the November meeting. The two major changes include clarification for the communications directors and addition of a guild administrator. 

The guild's nominating committee is still looking to fill the position of Vice President, Treasurer, and co-chair of Communications. None of the positions are scary and that being on the board is a lot of fun. Please let Jenn Paulson or Elizabeth Berger know if you are interested in filling one of the vacant positions. You can email the general guild email at baltimoremqg@gmail.com if interested.

Sylvia Schaefer presented her lecture "Quilts from Science". She presented several of her science themed quilts, including quilts inspired by Marine Science, Biology, and Astronomy. Sylvia shared her quilts, explained the science behind the inspiration, and described how she incorporated the science into the design, the fabric, and the quilting. Not only were we treated to a beautiful quilt show, we learned a lot in the process. Never has science class been so fun or inspiring.

Show and share followed Sylvia's presentation. Susan B. said we have half the blocks needed to create a quilt meeting the size requirements for the QuiltCon Community Outreach Charity Quilt Challenge. She requested that members let her know if they are still interested in making blocks so we can reach the required size. Laura Baltatzis is still accepting blocks for the Ribbon Rock and is looking for a volunteer to quilt the finished quilt. Please contact her or Sarah K. if you are willing to do the quilting.

Here are our beautiful show and share quilts:








 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

 The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is thriving despite a crazy year. 2020 was not at all what anyone expected, but check out all we have done for the month of October in our guild meeting

The guild meeting was filled with a dreamy home tour of many members' sewing spaces. Thank you to those who took the time to clean and show your amazing creative spaces. Any also of those like me that may have shoved the mess to the side and cropped the picture. 😄

Our Show and Share time was also quite an amazing adventure. So many talents and creativity. Check out our hard work below.