BALTIMORE HERITAGE QUILT GUILD
Meetings are at Woodbrook Baptist Church 25 Stevenson Lane Baltimore 21212 (just south of towson).
April 12 Guest speaker Karen Gloeggler (see workshop information and regisration form below)
Karen is the author of Jane Austen Quilts inspired by the only quilt Jane Austen made and by her six novels. In 1811, the novelist Jane Austen wrote that she had spent entirely too much money on fabric. Every quilter can relate to that! Austen fan and avid quilter Karen Gloeggler went as far as England to see firsthand the only quilt known to have been made by the popular novelist. She recreated Jane's quilt, and then created a quilt design representing each of Jane's six published novels. The resulting eleven pieced quilts appeal to everyone. Karen’s book includes fascinating clips from Austen's letters, which are as much a joy to read as her novels. How-to photos will help non-quilters who love all things Jane to become quilters. Her book is available at
Karen’s quilts are eclectic, ranging from traditional, to art quilts, to modern. Karen spent the last twenty years working in the garment industry in NYC as a Technical Designer with expertise in pattern making and garment construction. She recently relocated from New Jersey to the Las Vegas area.
May 10 Cultural Fusion Quilts Sujata Shah (see workshop information and regisration form below)
Sujata Shah is a graphic designer and textile artist, originally from Mumbai, India; a mother of three grown children, she currently lives with her husband in San Francisco, California.
She has won awards for her quilts in local and national quilt shows and designed quilt patterns under the name of Rangoli Designs. Her teaching experiences include workshops inspired by the quilts of Gee's Bend, needle-turn applique based on her original designs and color and design workshops in the Seattle area and in Philadelphia. Her quilts have been shown at AQS in Lancaster and Paducah and the Pacific Northwest Quilt-Fest. In 2003, she found an instant connection between the abstract utilitarian quilts of Gee's bend and Godharis from India. Her instinctive ability to work with colors and textures combined with education in graphic design helped her develop a unique style as a designer. Sujata draws inspirations from imperfections and irregularities of free-spirited folk art and crafts from around the world. As a calligraphy major, she believes that each handmade craft has a stamp of the maker. In 2014, she wrote the book, Cultural Fusion Quilts - A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions. http://www.ctpub.com/culturalfusion-quilts/ in which she introduced free-form blocks, an abstract interpretation of traditional quilt blocks to reflect her theory. Talking about the process of finishing quilts, she says, ''I find hand stitching therapeutic and nourishing to the soul. Through my quilts I remain connected to my past, my culture and heritage. The more I hand stitch, stories of my daily life get stitched into my quilts. I rarely have a plan before the start of a quilt. Designing a quilt is an evolving process. I believe as the quilt evolves, I simply become the instrument in the making of that quilt.''
June 14, Quiltmaking That Saw Us Through the War Years
Sue Reich is a quilt historian and lecturer who has been the head of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project for the past 10 years. She is a coauthor of Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut, the documentation book of Connecticut quilts. In 2007, she compiled two books Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and Counting and Quilting News of Yesteryear: Crazy as a Bed-Quilt. She lectures widely on World War II quilts, Connecticut quilts, Crazy quilts, Multitudinous Pieced quilts, and floral quilts. Her extensive collection of World War II quilts has been exhibited at the Quilter's Hall of Fame, the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oakridge, Tennessee, and the New England Quilt Museum. >>>>>> 4 On June 14, she will join us for the lecture: Quiltmaking That Saw Us Through the War Years - Between 1941-1945, the years of America's direct involvement in World War II, women were keeping the home fires burning, working in the defense industry, and planting victory gardens as their men fought on the battlefront. This presentation, strongly anchored in history, will also show that women were quiltmaking for the Red Cross, Bundles for Britain, and their own families. This lecture will demonstrate how the women of "The Greatest Generation" distinguished themselves through their quiltmaking.
BALTIMORE HERITAGE QUILT GUILD Spring 2016 Workshops
Registration and payment may also be made on line with PayPal at BHQG’s website
Registration form http://www.baltimorequilters.com/meetings/
WORKSHOP: (check) Class Fee: (circle)
Members $45.00 Non-Members $60.00
___ Wednesday APRIL 13
Jane Austen’s Quilt Karen Gloeggler
___ Wednesday MAY 11
Peppermint Pinwheels Sujata Shah
LOCATION: Grace United Methodist Church (use rear entrance)
5407 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21212 Phone: (410) 433-6650
TIME: Access to set-up: 8:30 am CLASS: 9 am – approx. 4 pm
**You are welcome to bring your lunch or take a break to run out for near-by carry-out. **
PHONE NUMBER: _______________________ EMAIL: _______________________________
TOTAL Payment enclosed: $___________ Check # _______
Return to: BHQG
P.O. Box 4062
Timonium MD 21094
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April 13 Workshop THE JANE AUSTIN QUILT Karen Gloeggler
The Jane Austen Quilt, inspired by her novels, is 6-hour
In the first half of this 6-hour class, students will cut and
begin piecing the border units, and will start to see how the
quilt will be assembled. The second half of the class is
spent on sashing the medium blocks.
May 11 Workshop PEPPERMINT PINWHEELS Sujata Shah
Folk art applique flowers inspired this peppermint Pinwheel quilt, a perfect spring or summer project.
The question one might ask, if it is possible to make a pieced block with curved flower petals without
any patterns or templates. The answer is, yes!
Designed to focus on cutting multiple curves through layers of fabrics and sew the pieces into Free
Form flower blocks is easy and fast. Participants will follow instructions from the book Cultural Fusion
Quilts and construct blocks resembling large appliqued flowers with appliqued centers.
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc. (MAQ)
2016 Annual Retreat
Join us for a weekend of quilting at
Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD.
Classes will be offered Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Please visit www.maqonline.org for a full list of classes that will be available.
Room and board are available for those wishing to stay on campus, as well as meals for those staying and daily commuters. In addition to the classes, those attending will be invited to join us for entertainment, shopping & fellowship on Friday and Saturday evenings at the conclusion of the classes.
Registration will begin on March 19, 2016 @ 9 a.m.
Registration will close on June 30; however, early registration is encouraged as classes fill up quickly!
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc. (MAQ) has been hosting an annual quilting seminar every July since 1987. We offer a variety of classes presented by some of the best teachers in the Mid-Atlantic areas.
Visit www.maqonline.org to register and for additional information.
Please contact email@example.com with any additional questions