Monday, December 23, 2019

Congratulations to our very own BMQG member and Social Media Coordinator - Sarah Lefebvre

Three of her recent quilts have been accepted to QuiltCon 2020!!

We are so happy for you Sarah and we look forward to enjoying your quilts at the show!

Blossom Burst - Riley Blake Designs Fabric Challenge (2019, First Place), MQG Showcase International Quilt Festival Houston (2019), QuiltCon (2020)

Kangaroo Court - QuiltCon (2020)

Chirality - QuiltCon (2020)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

General Meeting, December 8, 2019, 

Cockeysville Public Library

Our holiday party included goodies to eat, lots of time for happy chatting, quilt-themed Charades and a fat quarter exchange. Here are the show and tell details:

Susan  Brightman shared a brief demo of making 
pillowcases with the burrito method (a stash-busting project idea). 
She uses yardage to create pillowcases for gifts and 
charity donations (House of Ruth).

Valarie McNeese shared her finished Quilt In A Box (2018) project.

Sarah Lefebvre shared her completed Hoffman Challenge 
project for QuiltCon (the background print is palm trees).

Monica Richardson showed her quarter log 
cabin with a detail of the big stitch hand quilting; 
she did say she would use  a quilting hoop the next time she does this.

Monica finished foxy baby quilts for a co-worker's twin girls.

Monica also finished a Range back pack using fabrics from Domesticity.

MJ Snyder has been making some fun holiday projects

including machine embroidered snowballs, 

a mug rug and a foundation pieced polar 

bear block from Quiltmaker Magazine.

Jane Schiemer shared two completed quilts. The top (sharp points) project was foundation pieced and took ten years to finish; the bottom quilt is an Almost Amish puss in the corner design.

Gayne Barlow-Kemper's son's girlfriend recently completed her masters degree in Library Science and Poetry; Gayne made her a book shelf quilt in commemoration.

Daniela Syed made a Thanksgiving turkey pillow 
and a cute vintage snow globes table 
runner from a design by Lori Holt.

Phyllis Cook finished the top to commemorate 
her daughter's wedding ... made from the table
 toppers she created for their reception.

Jenn Paulson made a Christmas quilt for her 
parents, partly as a challenge from her son.

Laura Baltatzis completed an online bee, added an applique turtle and finished it as a donation quilt for Head Start. She also made a third Christmas pillow for her mother in law.

Marsha Barnes made a lap quilt for her tall husband.

Kathy Palmer made a Lotties Block for a family friend's baby.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season!
Linda Schiffer

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

General Meeting
Nov 10m 2019
Perry Hall Public Library

Rose Daley presiding. We had three guests. Birthday fat quarters were given out.

The main business at this meeting was the election of 2020 Board members: 

President:   Daniela Syed   
Vice President: Jenn Paulson
Treasurer: Jane Schiemer 
Communication Chairs: Marissa Krick and Susie Mueller 
Membership Chairs: Cindy Barcelles and Jan Wemmer
Programming Chair: Kathy Schwabeland
Education Chairs: Elizabeth Berger and Sarah Kachur
Community Relations Chair: Susan Brightman
Librarian: Diana Fertsch
Social Media Chair: Sarah Lefebvre  

Announcements : 

Jane Schiemer has arranged for our guild members to take a tour of the exhibit A Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich. The date will be Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The location is the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tour price (which includes museum admission) is $5 for society members, $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+), and $11 for students. Payment is required in advance - by check or cash, made out to BMQG, due no later than the January meeting; pay at a meeting or send to Jane Schiemer (see Members Only area for address).

The New Members Buddy Committee can be signed up for online.

Daniela led a raffle for attendees at the meeting to gift Flatter samples and left-over goodies from retreat (fifteen in all).
Megan Price is the Bingo committee chairperson. She is encouraging guild members to make small quilts as prizes for each game at our bingo (lap quilt sized). 


Michelle Wilkie, our area representative to the national Modern Quilt Guild, gave a lecture and trunk show. You can follow her at Ml_wilkie on Instagram

Show & Share

Andee McKenica did some slow stitching on her daughter's pants.

Sue Myers made a scrap vortex top with black and whites.

She also made a stitch and flip star quilt.

Shelby Sanett took a class at Quilt Odyssey to 
create this appliqued, hand quilted project.

Carol Rubin made a whole cloth quilt for her daughter.

Valarie McNeese made a quilt for her mother, "Helen's Garden".  
She worked on a 'Go West" quilt at our guild retreat. 
She made a patchwork turkey pillow for her daughter.

MJ Snyder made a beach quilt with stars.

Jane Schiemer made a wall hanging with floral colors from a UFO; 
she also finished a class project started at the Quilt Festival 
in Houston and included hand beading.

Denise Fedde made a bright quilt top using fabrics by an artist in Iowa as 
well as finishing a quilt top from a class she took at Springwater Designs.

Lauren Stephen made a Minecraft quilt for her 10 year old son.

Ruthie Gumnitzky shared the back and front of a baby quilt she 
made for our Head Start charity project and a 
Sun Bonnet Sue quilt she finished.

Daniela Syed has been busy making things for Autumn including a fabric pumpkin and four small applique animal themed quilts for her nieces for Thanksgiving (using the Zootropolis pattern).

Marissa Krick made a mug rug from a pattern by Cluck, Cluck, Sew.

Laura Baltatzis finished her Quilt In A Box sampler and a wall 
hanging started in a Carolyn Friedlander class. She is 
donating the QIAB sampler to our charity project
 and the Friedlander one for a bingo prize.

pictures taken and notes written by
Linda Schiffer