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.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Kathy Mack, "Journey of a Modern Sewist"
Kathy Mack is a Bainbridge Island, Washington artisan, quilter and sewist exploring color, pattern and texture through the study of traditional patchwork shapes and techniques. Her art is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and bold compositions. She primarily works with solid color fabrics and incorporates texture through fiber and thread. Kathy’s work expresses love and joy, a passion that fuels her creative process and ultimately her finished works. She will speak about her sewing journey: I began my love affair with needle, thread and fabric at the age of 6 when I was lovingly taught to sew by my grandmother. At the age of 43 I rediscovered my creative fire, began sewing like a mad woman, blogging about what I made, and ultimately turned it into a business.
My ride thus far has been an adventure full of joy, crazy ideas, courage, disappointment, fortitude, struggle, doubt, trust in myself, the glorious nature of human beings, and life lessons that remind me that it always makes sense to follow our dreams no matter the outcome. Where it leads us is just too darn important to miss.
I look forward to sharing highlights of my journey as a pattern designer, online fabric shop owner, modern sewist, quilter, blogger, and fearless creative.
Coming in February, BPQ's annual Ronald McDonald House Charity night.
For a PDF listing of the BPQ programs and workshops for 2017, please click here. For more information, please see the Programs 2017 page (coming soon).
For photos of all the winning quilts from the 2016 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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