BMQG Weekend of Events

by Judy Tucker

I had a great weekend with Boston Modern Quilt Guild!  

Saturday I went to the regular monthly meeting where we had a powerpoint presentation on Color Theory. That was fun. There is always something new to learn about color!

Sunday, the amazing fabric/sewing machine/yarn shop, Gather Here, in Cambridge, MA, hosted the BMQG for a day of Charity Sewing.  The guild is making quilts for Project Linus and pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer this year.  

The group pieced a couple quilt tops and quilt backs, sandwiched and basted a quilt and made a stack of pillow cases.  It was a really productive day, and lots of fun!  Here is the big worktable we were using.

I put together one quilt back and serged through 4 pillowcases.  Thanks, Gather Here, for setting up the serger for us to use!! That made the sewing so easy!!  Here's an "unselfie" of me working on pillowcases with the serger. (Getting a real selfie would have been a bit tricky)!

Gather Here Serger.jpg

I have to say, the charity quilts the BMQG makes look like show quilts!  Over the past few months, Guild Members have pieced 12.5" square slabs. Each slab is monochromatic, in any primary color.  The colors weren't assigned, it was all random. These slabs are being pieced into a number of different grids with lots of negative space.  They'll be posted on the BMQG's blog when they are done. They are really amazing. I'll post a link when they are available.

So, my lawn didn't get mowed and the weeds are rampant but I'll get to them someday!  But I got a great quilt idea driving by new construction in the Longwood Medical Area on my way to Cambridge yesterday and bought some fabric for it while I was at Gather who knows!!