All BVQG members will receive the Zoom link information to attend the General monthly meetings. SignUpGenius will continue to be used for Workshops, Zoom Sewing Bees and BOHO Heart Check-Ins.
April 6 – Krista Moser
We are excited to welcome Krista Moser as our speaker for her program titled Diamonds Are a Quilter’s Best Friend. Krista is the creative force behind The Quilted Life, check our her website at www.kristamoser.com. She is a sewing enthusiast, designer of 29 published patterns and designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Rulers. She has been featured in quilting magazines, published books and has hung quilts in prominent quilt shops around the country. Krista is wild about all things quilting and loves to share her passion.
April 7 – Double Struck Star Quilt Workshop,
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Krista will join us for a Zoom workshop to make her Double Struck Star quilt. Come learn the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and hexagons in a fast, easy and precise way. Her class will inspire confidence and equip you with new techniques. The cost of the workshop is $15. You will need to purchase the Double Struck Star pattern, Krista is discounting the downloadable pattern to $5.00 for workshop participants. You will also need the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond ruler. The cost of the pattern and ruler bundle is $36.50.
Please Note: Our speakers in February, March and April are national speakers and we welcome guests at the meetings for a nominal charge of $5.00. The Emily Taylor afternoon workshop will be open to BVQG members only. Guests can register by filling out a contact request on this website, http://www.bvqg.org.
May 4 – Tina Curran
Tina Curran will be our speaker for May and will present “My Excellent Adventure as a Quilter” Trunk Show. This is what Tina says about her trunk show: My trunk show features about three dozen of the quilts I have created over the last twenty-plus years. The goal is to encourage other quilters by showing how my skills evolved and how I, too, was once a beginner.
Tina’s art quilts have been on display in multiple art shows and quilt shows as well as in national quilt magazines (Quilters Newsletter magazine and Quiltmaker) over 20 times and in two books (Ricky Tims Kool Kaleidoscopes and 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine). To learn more about Tina’s work, visit www.tinacurran.com
May 5 and 12 – Whimsical Garden Workshop,
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Tina’s workshop involves making a pieced background, fussy cutting flowers (from floral fabrics), adding cut stems and then fusing down and raw edge appliquéing all the flower heads and stems to the background. The class project finishes at about 24″ x 24″.
The workshop is a six hour workshop divided into two three hour sessions. The fee is $40 plus pattern (either PDF or paper pattern) $12 plus shipping. The supply list is included in the pattern.
June 1 – Heather Kojan
Heather will present a lecture titled Quilt Remix and provide a workshop the next day. Find out more about Heather at www.heatherkojan.com.
June 2 – Diamonds on a String Workshop
Sign up for Heather’s workshop through SignUpGenius.
9:00 am to Noon on Wednesday, June 2. Cost of workshop is $30. Pattern can be purchased from Heather at: www.etsy.com/HeatherKojanQuilts.
July 6 – Jane Bromberg
Our speaker for July is Jane Bromberg on Finishing Up: Design Choices for Edge Finishes. Jane’s website is www.janebrombergquilts.com
Jane is a quilt designer, teacher and lecturer in Kansas City, MO. She loves to teach and inspire other quilt enthusiasts to develop their own creativity. Besides designing pieced quilt tops, Jane creates original designs using photos that she takes of whatever catches her eye.
In her program, Finishing Up!, bindings and edge finishes are the stars. The trunk show includes examples of accent pieces, two pieced bindings, facings edge treatments and more. Bindings can add extra sparkle to your quilts or can frame them in just the way you want. Your bindings can be just as interesting as the tops by using unique bindings and edge finishes.
Her quilts have been in national AQS shows, Quiltcon 2013 and traveling regional SAQA exhibits. She is a former dressmaker that uses her sewing talents in all aspects of quilt making. See samples of her work on her website or Instagram @janebromberg.
August 3 – Lilo Bowman
Lilo Bowman’s presentation Love Where You Create: It’s Not A One Size Fits Solution. Learn to build a creative place that works for you, your space, your budget and where you are right now. Her website is www.lilobowman.com
September 7 – Kelly Cline
Quilting Vintage! is Kelly Cline’s topic for our September meeting. Her passion is turning antique linens and quilts into heirloom pieces, completely on a long arm. She will also provide a workshop. Her website is kellyclinequilting.com.
September 8 – Quilting Vintage on a Domestic Machine Workshop 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
October 5 – Latifah Saafir
At our October meeting, Latifah Saafir will present My Journey to Modern Quilting. She will also provide two separate workshops. Her website is www.latifahsaafirstudios.com
October 5 – Improv Race Workshop, in the afternoon
October 6 – Design Your Own Half Rectangle Triangle Quilt, Full Day Workshop
November 9 – Heather Buchwitz
(Note the date change due to local/state elections)
Heather Buchwitz’s presentation is Digital Custom Fabric Printing. Her website can be found at www.quiltkc.com
December 7 – Holiday Luncheon
Information to be provided before meeting.
January 4, 2022 – Jean Impey
Jean will be at our January meeting and her topic is Cre.a.tiv.i.ty Has Someone Stolen Yours? She will also provide a workshop. Her website is sewjean.com
January 5 – Fabulous Faces Freddy Style Workshop
February 1, 2022 – Charity Sew Day
March 1, 2022 – Sue Heinz
You’ve Got a Friend in Elmer will be presented by Sue Heinz. She will also provide a workshop. Her website is sueheinz.com.
Workshop – Six Different Ways to Bind, Face or Edge Your Quilt
Friday Schoolhouse Tips and Projects
(2nd Fridays on Facebook)
We will also continue to post Friday Schoolhouse tips and tricks on our Facebook group on the second Friday of each month.