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BNMQG Members and/or Guest tickets are available for events listed below. Many of these events are free to BNMQG Members. Some are only available to BNMQG members.

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Charles Cameron Lecture
BNMQG 1 year membership

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Sylvia Schaefer – Zoom Lecture
Members only
Designing with Negative Space

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6:00 pm CST via Zoom
no guest tickets are available for this lecture

Many quilters enjoy the modern aesthetic but are overwhelmed when considering designing their own quilt. This lecture gives you concrete step-by-step ideas on how to begin with a traditional quilt block and then alter it to incorporate negative space (also known as background area). Plus, I’ll give you suggestions on fabric and quilting choices for your design. This is my most popular lecture, and works very well in a virtual format as well.

Connect with Sylvia:
instagram: @flyingparrotquilts
facebook: Flying Parrot Quilts

No guest tickets are available for this lecture
Join BNMQG for access to this lecture (see the link at the top of this page to purchase a membership)

Yvonne Fuchs – Zoom Lecture
Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks

November 30, 2021
6:00 pm CST via Zoom
Guest tickets are available for $10

Transparency quilts are a favorite design technique, and I talk about what inspires me to design using the technique and how to approach fabric selection when you are working with or wanting to make a transparency quilt. The talk includes tips and tricks on how to use common technology to your benefit when shopping online or in person. This is a great discussion to have the day before a Triangle Transparency or Wayward Transparency class and if it is scheduled before a class, I would be thrilled to have people bring fabric selections they are considering for their class project to discuss afterwards as time allows.

Connect with Yvonne:
instagram: @quiltingjetgirl
Facebook: Quilting Jetgirl

Charles Cameron Lecture
$10 Guest Ticket – Yvonne Fuchs Lecture

Cindy Grisdela – Zoom Lecture
Anatomy of an Improv Quilt

Cindy Grisdela, from Reston, VA, is an award-winning fiber artist with over 30 years’ experience creating eye-catching quilts. She specializes in Improv piecing and design and using color fearlessly in your quilts.

Cindy has been teaching and lecturing in person since 2014 and online since April 2020. Her classes use Improv techniques to engage student creativity and encourage making original quilts without patterns or templates. There’s no way to make a mistake!

She comes from a long line of women who have expressed themselves using a needle and thread, although curiously there weren’t any quilters in her family. Creating with various forms of fabric and thread has been a part of her life since childhood, and she is self-taught as a fiber artist, with lots of experimentation along the way. 

Cindy is the author of Artful Improv and a new book, Adventures in Improv Quilts, available Fall 2021.

For more information, please visit Cindy’s website and blog at www.cindygrisdela.com or follow her on Instagram @cindygrisdelaquilts

Charles Cameron Lecture
Cindy Grisdela Lecture – Guest Ticket $10

tickets payable via PayPal

Sew Together Bag Workshop

This is BNMQG members only
In-person workshop

December 4, 2021
9 am – 3 pm CST


Lori L is having a Sew Together Bag workshop for BNMQG members on December 4, 2021 from 9 am – 3 pm at Christ Lutheran Church. Bring your lunch or plan to order one.

Supply list

Purchase a workshop ticket for $22.

Charles Cameron Lecture
BNMQG Members
Sew Together Bag workshop ticket-$22.00


Everyone needs their own pattern for this workshop. Patterns cannot be shared at this workshop.

Purchase a pattern for the Sew Together Bag for $11.75 (this price includes S & H) Patterns will be delivered at the workshop.

Charles Cameron Lecture
Sew Together Bag Pattern-$11.75

Cindy Grisdela – Curves and Stripes Workshop (zoom)

This workshop is for BNMQG Members – Guest tickets are not available at this time. If you are interested in a guest ticket, please check back closer to the workshop date.

January 29, 2022
10 am – 2:30 pm CST

Curves and Stripes – Learn to create Improv Curves and Angled Stripes to make this cheerful wall hanging. Even if you’ve never sewed curves before, you’ll be confident in no time, because there are no pins, no templates, and no seams to match. Use your favorite colors and fabrics in solids, prints, or a combination.

Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine in good working order necessary. All levels.

Half Day

Supply list for the Curves & Stripes Workshop

Charles Cameron Lecture
BNMQG Members – Cindy Grisdela Workshop Ticket – $33

BNMQG Member Free Events – Signups

Sew Days
Zoom invites will be sent to all BNMQG members on Friday before the Sew Day

Tech Tuesdays

Heart Beat Quilts
The hospital is taking quilts again!

Special Events
June 12
Matton Arts Council Outdoor Quilt show where our horizon mini quilt challenge quilts will be exhibited in Lytle Park, Mattoon, IL from 10 am – 6 pm.

Our goal is to provide quality programs for BNMQG members and guests!