Peter Byrne

PeterByrne-Jan2021“Behind the Seams” with Peter Byrne.  

Hello quilters, my name is Peter Byrne. I am an international award-winning, published modern quilter and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design. My strength is maintaining a fresh approach to quilting, with original designs and technical mastery.  

My goal is innovation, my passion is creativity and I am thrilled to have opportunities to share new techniques within the quilting community. While attending QuiltCon 2020, my quilt titled ‘Starring You’ won Best in Show and my quilt titled ‘Cityscape” won Best Machine Quilting Frameless.

After 30 years working as a stylist and salon owner I retired, and then had the time to explore new creative outlets. I started making quilt in 2009 and to further my quilting experience, in 2017 I joined the Toronto Modern Quilting Guild and when I walked into that first guild meeting, I had never quilted a quilt.  

It was at this time, I became a full time student of the craft and 2 years later, I designed and made Starring You. I’m very excited to share my quilts, dreams and ambitions with you and look forward to meeting you at my Trunk Show! 

Sincerely, Peter Byrne. 

Here are all the places you can find me!  

  • Email:   
  • Instagram @petersquilts & @hoverquilting. 
  • You can find me on Facebook under Peter Byrne
  • I invite you to check out my website at

As always, Peter’s presentation is free to all BNMQG Members.  Guest tickets are available via PayPal here.

November 2020 Newsletter

Newsletter November, 2020  
Next meeting – November 24, 2020 – zoom opens at 5:30pm CST

Happy November Modern Quilters,

We’re entering the 2020 holiday season – time for giving thanks for the blessings we’ve been given, time with family – via zoom or otherwise, making a turkey with all the fixins, finishing up those last minute gifts, and making time to reach out to friends with cards or phone calls.  This year has been anything but “normal” but I know many of you have taken advantage of some extra time to do more quilting and taken advantage of  taking classes via zoom.  I can’t wait to being able to get back together, seeing what you’ve made, and learning from each of you.  Kathy Cook’s Temperature Quilt presentation was informative and inspiring and has me looking for a block to make a temp quilt myself!

November’s Special Guest

I’m looking forward to Rebecca Bryan’s much anticipated workshop on Nov. 21 and her presentation at our November meeting on November 24. 

Rebecca Bryan is giving her WORKSHOP on Saturday, November 21 (before our guild meeting) from 9 am – 3 pm.  There are a couple of spaces available.  Signup quickly! It’s $46.50 for members and $60.00 for non-members!   Prep and Supplies are available at:  Design Improv with Triangles – Pre Workshop Prep and Info There are handouts and worksheets to print before the workshop available on that page.  If you want her book, order it quickly

Rebecca’s LECTURE/TRUNK SHOW will take place during our November 24th meeting.  Members are free to attend this presentation.  Invite some friends to join us for this great program.  Guest tickets for the trunk show are available for purchase for $5.50.  To learn more about Rebecca Bryan, visit her website – BryanHouseQuilts.

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October 2020 Meeting Recap

The 8th Zoom meeting of the Bloomington Normal Modern Quilt Guild was called to order by President Nancy Powell.  53 members and 12 guests were in attendance.  (Noemi can give you these numbers)

Poll 1 – What do you know about temperature quilts? 

  1. I have one or are making one now.        6 members      12%
  2. I have seen some but haven’t decided to make one.        12 members   24%
  3. I have heard of them but would like more information.    17 members   35%
  4. A temperature quilt refers to one that is light weight  for warmer months and heavy for colder months                     0 members     0%
  5. I have not heard of temperature quilts.        14 members   29%

PROGRAM :  BNMQG member, Kathy Cook, presented a program on temperature quilts.  A temperature quilt is a quilt that records temperature for 1 year using 365 or 366 blocks in colors that are chosen to represent a specific temperature. 

After the program, there was a question and answering period.  A page of resources for temperature quilts is available in the members area on the website Continue reading