Block Party Quilters Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of quilting and other needle arts through sharing, education, community service and quilt shows.
Meetings are held the first Thursday evening of the month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at:
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
1121 228th Avenue SE Sammamish, Washington
Guests are welcome for our monthly program. Due to the popularity of our speakers, there is a nominal fee for non-members to attend. Click here for more information and directions.
Upcoming BPQ Program:
June 7, 2018
"Magic Fabrics/Special Effects"
Put simply, magic fabrics give a quilt light and life. Some suggest light coming from below the surface (luminosity) or bouncing across the surface (luster). Others imply that see-through colors overlap to create new color mixtures (transparency). What constitutes a magic fabric? Christine describes many as "shot with light." They usually display variations in value - light areas among darker areas, or light-to-dark gradations - and they typically contain warm colors. Batiks, hand-dyes, and hand-painted fabrics have a dappled quality; some commercial fabrics appear to "smolder," an illusion that lends depth and warmth to even the simplest quilts. Christine's presentation will include digital images and display of numerous blocks, quilts, garments, and framed pieces.
Coming in July, Judy Madsen with a program entitled, "Secondary Designs".
For a PDF listing of the BPQ programs and workshops for 2018, please click here. For more information, please see the Programs 2018 page.
For a list of all the winning quilts from the 2017 BPQ Quilt Show, please click here.
Member Note: The password has now been changed for 2018 renewals and the 2017 password will no longer work. If you have renewed for 2018 but do not yet have the new password, please contact the membership chair, Shirley Atkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the new login and password. If you can't get the new login and password to work, please contact the webmaster, Jennifer Murray at email@example.com. Thanks.
Thank you to the following generous donors to Block Party Quilters: