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

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 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:

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 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.


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Save the Date

Baltimore MQG September meeting
9/13/2020        1:30-3:30pm EST
Check your email the day before 
or the 'members only section' for the link

Charity Quilt Curved Block Donations
due  September 30th
Please click HERE for details
Susan B is organizing and she wants to remind everyone 
any curved theme block is accepted, but please check the description for the block size 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Mug Rug Swap: Before you know it sweater, pumpkin spice, and apple weather will be here!!! To get a jump on the upcoming hot beverage season, join the Baltimore MQG Mug Rug Swap. Each participant will create a mug rug and mail it to their swap partner. When signing up, participants will have an opportunity to indicate if they would prefer a fall or Halloween themed mug rug. To participate in the Mug Rug Swap, please sign up by September 3rd. If you need the sign up link please email the guild at

Board Meeting: the Baltimore MQG's next board meeting is BMQG September Board meeting,  Saturday, 9/5, 10AM - 11AM on zoom. Everyone is welcome to listen or contribute input to our meetings. Please go to the members only section for the link or check your email this week.
Charity Quilt for QuiltCon: this is a charity quilt to display in Quiltcon and will be donated after. Blocks are due at the end of September. Susan B. is organizing this effort and a blog post with details is available in the following link:

Meeting recap for August

We had a great guild meeting for August. Our guild learned about the Day for Girls global program. Days for Girls is an organization that supplied reusable menstrual products to school children that have very little access to higiene products. The goal is to help keep girls in school and eliminate barriers to learning and participation. A blog post with specifics can be seen in the earlier blog post for the guild. 

Out show and share was also a success. Everyone has been busy. Don't forget to share those pictures. Send your latest projects to