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.
BPQ May Program
Christine Barnes, "Magic Fabrics, Special Effects"
May 5, 2016
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. Slide show plus a trunk show!
Coming in June, Laura Nownes with a program entitled "My Story Through My Quilts".
For a PDF listing of the BPQ programs and workshops for 2016, please click here. For more information, please see the Programs 2016 page (coming soon).
For photos of all the winning quilts from the 2015 BPQ Quilt Show, please click here.
Member Note: The password has now been changed for 2016 renewals and the 2015 password will no longer work. If you have renewed for 2016 but do not yet have the new password, please contact the membership chair, Shirley Atkins at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Thank you to the following generous donors to Block Party Quilters:
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