I thought I would take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. Wether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, may the Holidays bring you love and happiness and good times with family (and perhaps a bit of time for quilting???). Thank you to everyone who has been following our blog and to all the members of BMQG; we wouldn't be a guild without you. Keep a lookout in the new year for blog themes and project ideas.
Hello dear Boston Modern Quilters! Just a little tangent to promote my group's charity quilt.
For the third year, Twilight Quilters Coven is proud to present Give to Win, a contest where you could win our original Twilight-themed quilt. For each 5$ you donate to our selected charity through our website, you get 1 chance of winning. This year, we are donating the money to Alex's Lemonade stand (for children with cancer) and Childhelp (for abused children). Last year, we raised just over 1800$! 100% of all the money we get is donated. We do not use any of it to pay for our materials or website hosting and such. IT ALL GOES TO CHARITY!
The blocks and layout are based on the Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) book. This quilt has been designed, assembled and quilted by us. Most of the blocks are also original designs. But it gets even better. 8 of our blocks are actual autographs from actors from the saga!
To check out our quilt and donate for a chance to win it:
As announced at the last meeting, we are looking for volunteers to help organize the next BMQG retreat. The tasks involved include booking a venue, organizing attendees, working with the treasurer to facilitate deposits, and planning any programming. We would love to see anyone who is interested to get involved. Please contact me if you would like to join the committee.
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild participated in the Free Spirit Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge. We were all given fabric back in July and were asked to create something using the fabric provided. It could be whatever we wanted with no size restrictions, the only caveat- we could only add solid fabrics.. The world fabric was our oyster. On Saturday we go together to unveil what everyone had created. Boy, were there some great quilts and other items.
This was my quilt. You can read more about it here.
Alice goes ghetto!
Laurie made this cool stuffed animal.
Rachel's interpretation of the paint splatter fabric.
Rebecca's awesome bag (which rotated sideways on me and won't rotate back... just tilt your head)