NEWS AT BIMQG PROJECTS GO TO AUSTIN FOR QUILTCON And a WINNER!! Check out the video.
Charity Quilt by BIMQG
BIMQG members teamed up to make improvisational blocks using the palate given my MQG for a charity quilt challenge. There were enough blocks for a wonderful double-sided quilt. Special thanks to Marla Varner who directed the project and finished the the back, sleeve and label. To Amy Steed for finishing the binding. And to Gladys Schulz for spectacular machine quilting.
Michael Miller Challenge
Entries from Marla Varner and Kathy Greer go to Austin! Amazing work. Marla is pictured with her quilt. The circles are designed by Kathy Greer. Congrats!!
Marla also had a second quilt accepted. You have to see the hand stitching to believe it.
You can read more about Marla in the Sequim Gazette.
QuiltCon Quilt Show
Coral Reef designed, constructed and hand quilted by Marla Varner has been accepted for the Austin show. Winner of the Best Handquilting Award!!! Way to go Marla. Hear Marla tell her story here.
Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild is a local affiliate of the national Modern Quilt Guild. BIMQG is a non profit formed to develop and encourage the art of modern quilting, support new quilters interested in nontraditional quilting projects, offer educational opportunities through workshops and sharing of information and provide opportunity for charity or other works that give back to the community through the use of modern quilting skills.
Read more about modern quilting on ourFAQS page.
MEETINGS and SEW INs
Monthly Sew Ins are held the second Sunday of each month except May (Mother’s Day) at Pink Chalk Studio on Bainbridge from 11 am to 4 pm. Members meet at 11 for Guild business and sharing. Guests are always welcome.
BAINBRIDGE QUILT FESTIVAL
CHECK OUT 2014 FESTIVAL PHOTOS Flickr
BIMQG also organizes the Bainbridge Island Quilt Festival begun in September 2013 by local fabric store owner Barbara Kirk. Enter a quilt! Join in the joy by volunteering. Sew In for American Hero Quilts is also a part of the Festival. Join in at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for a hands on contribution to a quilt for our wounded veterans. Floor mat demos by Beach Garden Quilts on the hour 11-2.
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