Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Show and Tell

Thank goodness we kicked off the September meeting with our members show and tell.  Angela's quilts are a hard act to follow:-)  Here's a quick glimpse of what our members had to share this month.  Click on any image for a full size picture and more details.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Angela Walters Trunk Show

The BMQG was absolutely delighted to have a trunk show by the multi-talented Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy for our September meeting! 

Angela shared some of her tips as the "quilt whisperer" for how she lets the quilt tell her how it should be quilted.  Her approach to quilting modern quilts features dense quilting, using multiple patterns, and changes in scale to add interest to negative space. 

She brought many of the quilts she made herself for her book Free-Motion Quilting and a few sneak peeks that will be in her next book, In the Studio.  Sorry Angela, you're probably going to need to wash these after we drooled all over them:-)  We were all inspired seeing her quilts in person!

 Several members also attended classes with Angela.  It's not nearly as easy as she makes it look but it's fun practicing as Angela cheers you on:-)

The day wouldn't have been complete without a a few fabric purchases, especially after so much inspiration.   A huge thanks to the gang at Quilter's Way for making this all possible!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

QuiltCon Block Challenge

Have you been following the QuiltCon Block Challenge? Over 375 blocks were submitted and has been displaying groups of them based on their shared design aesthetic.

Be sure to check out today's batch of triangle blocks which includes this block by BMQG member Malini.

Malini also made this Starburst block. I love the little splash of print she added. You can read more about the inspiration behind these blocks on Malini's blog, My Quilting Journey.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reminder: September meeting with Angela Walters

Just a reminder to check out the Quilter's Way site for more information on Angela Walters' upcoming visit.   Angela is the author of "Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters" and a real phenom in the modern quilting world.

We are thrilled to have Angela join us for our BMQG meeting on Saturday, September 22 from 1-3 at the new Quilter's Way in the Acton Woods Plaza, 340 Great Road, Acton

Due to our agreement with Quilter's Way and Angela, this meeting is only open to paid BMQG members.  If you are interesting in joining us but haven't yet submitted your 2012 dues, please see the "membership" or "contact us" tab above for more information about submitting dues beforehand.