Sunday, November 21, 2021

Exhibit at Morse Institute Library

We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to display quilts made by our members at the Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA.  Our quilts will be on display, along with works by other fiber artists, until December 31, 2021.  If you are in the area please stop by to see them.  They are hanging from the atrium railings, in the stair wells, and there is also a display along the back wall on the main level.  

Monday, November 8, 2021

Virtual Quilt Show

We have put together a Virtual Quilt show so you can see the wonderful quilts our members have put together.  Please follow the link above or select either of the photos below to view the show.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Quilts on Display

Boston Modern Quilt Guild members currently have quilts on display at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA now until May 29th. The exhibit includes quilts selected by the Curator Pam Weeks which represent various styles of Modern Quilting.  Pam really did a wonderful job arranging the quilts.  If you get a chance please visit the exhibit. 

We also have put together a Virtual Quilt Show to share even more of our quilts with everyone.   Enjoy!

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Virtual Togetherness

"Orange You Glad We Made This Quilt?” and “Shattered” are group quilts created through distanced and virtual togetherness. The design process began with a group brainstorming in a park. Participants then made curvy starter-blocks using materials provided by the guild, followed by a virtual workshop where the starter-blocks were altered by random prompts. The improvised blocks were brought together at a backyard design session where two quilt designs emerged. Although the two quilts were made from improvisational blocks that were essentially the same, the resulting quilts were very different. The process was truly collaborative and fun.

Orange You Glad We Made This Quilt?, 2020, Long Arm Quilting by Rebecca Loren

Shattered, 2020, Long Arm Quilting by Patrice Denault

Sunday, October 28, 2018

QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Thanks to everyone who embraced the tiny piecing for this year's charity quilt, "Transmission!" Special thanks to Alexis for masterminding the design. It is another beauty! 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Timna Tarr Trunk Show and Workshop

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is pleased to host Timna Tarr June 16 and 17 for a weekend trunk show and workshop. 

From Timna's website:

Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients' quilts shortly thereafter. Since then she has custom designed and quilted thousands of quilts. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections and have been seen in numerous exhibits, quilting magazines, and books. She is an in-demand speaker and teacher throughout the northeastern United States and is a member of her local guilds, Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild and the Northampton Modern Quilt Guild.

Holyoke 1938 and Fall in the Fall: South Hadley Falls 
Images copyright Timna Tarr

Trunk Show

Our June meeting will feature a trunk show with Timna. This will be held June 16 from 1-3 PM at the Lexington Community Center, located at 39 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA.  


Timna will be teaching her Improvisational Map Quilt workshop on June 17 from 9:30-4:30 on the Brandeis University campus. In this workshop, participants will use fabric to capture a special location. Maybe it’s a favorite vacation spot, neighborhood, or hometown. Over the course of the workshop, participants learn both pattern-making and improvisational quilting techniques to create personal map quilts. Click to see more details on the workshop including the supply list.

Space is limited. Registration is open to guild members only until 19 May when we will open the workshop to the public. If you are not a member and you wish to register before then, you will be placed on a waitlist and given a slot on a first-come, first-served basis at that time. No refunds will be given for cancellations unless a substitute can be found for your slot.

The cost of this six hour workshop is $100.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January Meeting Recap

We had a fantastic January meeting on Saturday!  We had a number of new members in attendance (welcome!) and we covered a lot of topics.  Peter from Fabric Place Basement gave a talk about his career in fabric and his thoughts about the future of the industry (on-demand fabric printing!) and our show-and-tell featured all kinds of lovely items.

Guild Updates and News

  • If you have not yet paid the final balance for retreat, please do so by February 8th. You can pay via the link at the bottom of the retreat info page on the website. Contact Susan if you can't remember whether or what you owe!
  • If you have not yet paid your 2018 dues, please pay via Join us! on the website. As of January 31, we will drop members who have not renewed from the guild's email blast list.
  • We are losing our meeting and show space at Fabric Place Basement  sometime this spring.  Although the exact date is still up in the air, we assume the February meeting is likely to be our last in this space.  While we find the right new space for our permanent home we may be slightly nomadic, so pay attention to emails and the website for each meeting's location. Amy Kidd will be leading on our space search - please stay tuned for an email and survey from Amy to collect your good ideas for meeting, show, and workshop space.
  • We showed off our two completed charity quilts and voted on which to send to QuiltCon 2018 and which to raffle off later this year. The Log Cabin is going to QuiltCon and the Irish Chain will be raffled
  • Our 2018 mini-quilt challenge will be to create a 30" x 30" (finished) quilt using half-square triangles. The meeting featured demos of several different ways to produce HSTs; Susan made this handy HST quick reference with all the tips and links to tutorials.
  • Don't forget to fill out the skills survey, which we will use to plan content for our Year of Mad Sewing Skills.
  • Emily Hofmann will be manning our new member welcome wagon for the year and our president, vice president, and treasurer are Emily Blatt, Amy Kidd, and Susan McKinney. Send your great ideas for new things we should try at any time!

Upcoming BMQG events 

Watch your inbox and the website for more info about all of these:

  • Our February meeting will be in the traditional time and place at Fabric Place Basement on February 17th.
  • QuiltCon 2018: If you are going to Pasadena for QuiltCon, please email Amy and share your contact info.  Those of us who are going plan to organize a dinner and exchange contact info so we can find each other. (Having BMQG friends to hang out with helped make last year's QuiltCon really fun!)
  • In March, retreat will replace our normal meeting.
  • Our April meeting will be April 21st at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA.  We will have a meeting and admission to the museum will be provided so we can all see the fabulous QUILTS JAPAN exhibit before it leaves.