The March meeting was called to order by President Lisa B. at 6:00 pm. The meeting was held in person at the Christ Lutheran Church and via Zoom. There are now 100 members, with 32 attending via Zoom with 1 guest and 33 attending in person and 2 guests.
Lisa reminded us that the April meeting will be held May 3 and the May meeting will be May 31.
Marilyn B., Dee Lynn B., and Betty W. provided the food for the meeting.
March’s presenter was Christina De Miranda with a program entitled “Thru-Quilting: My Journey Thru Modern Quilting. Christina showed us many examples of her work, including her first projects. Detailed photographs of the quilting were also displayed. She uses mainly straight line quilting and it is very impactful on her quilts. She has likes to work in a series and explore different designs in a series with a set of parameters. Christina also creates paper piecing designs and is starting a new mystery quilt that is part of her constellation series.
For our March meeting, Cristina De Miranda will be joining us via zoom, but you have the option to come in person to Christ Lutheran Church or join us via zoom. Zoom invites will go out a day or two before the meeting and will also be posted to the BNMQG Facebook page.
This trunk show will showcase quilts designed by Cristina De Miranda of Ships & Violins. The journey begins with a look at her improvised patchwork pillow covers inspired by a thru-hike of the East Coast Trail, and continues through her designs as a burgeoning modern quilt pattern designer. The show will include details about her inspiration, her approach to design, and how pursuing a creative business is not so different from a long walk in the woods.
The February meeting was called to order by President Lisa B. at 6:00 PM. The meeting was held via Zoom with 56 of 96 members present. We also had 1 guest.
The BNMQG board appointed Betty W. as our first Executive Director after the membership approved the changes to the by-laws at their February board meeting. Congratulations to Betty!
There are a few changes in upcoming meeting dates: March will be as planned on the 22nd. It will be in person or it can be observed via Zoom. April’s meeting will be May 3. May’s will be pushed back a week to the 31st. Please take note of those changes. They have already been updated on the BNMQG calendar.
February’s presenter was Betty W., one of our members, on Modern Quilting for the domestic, midarm or longarm machines. Betty offered many examples of ideas to use on your modern quilts, including ghost blocks, line quilting, following shapes in the fabric pattern, as well as dividing up negative space into smaller areas that are filled with different motifs. She shared many quilt pictures with closeups of her quilting and discussed how she chose some of the elements.
Betty has agreed to do a Tech Tuesday on March 15th at both 11 am and 6 pm – sign up here for either (or both) sessions. She is happy to discuss your Kona Mini Challenge quilts for ideas on how to quilt them or any other modern quilt that you are looking for inspiration.