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
March 1, 2018
Cathy Erickson, "Quilt Series: Japanese Internment Camps"
What Remains: Quilts and Poetry Inspired by the Stories of Japanese Americans in Internment Camps during World War II.
In 2002 I started working with Margaret Chula on a series called “ What Remains”. We wanted to capture the remembrances of Japanese Americans who lived in the US during World War II. In the 1940’s over 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned in internment camps. From the newborn baby to the aging grandfather, all their lives were changed dramatically. Now only photos, stories, and rock rubble remain of that time. The art quilts and poetry in this series try to capture the spirit of what remains over 70 years later. Over the span of nine years together, Margaret and I created 10 new quilts and poems. I have continued to create quilts in this series which now numbers well over 20 quilts. My goal in the series was and still is to capture stories and emotion in a two dimensional medium.
My power point presentation will focus on the stories behind the quilts I have created as well as techniques and approaches to designing and making them. This will be a photo‐rich presentation and will also include a trunk show of many of the quilts I have made for this series.
Coming in April, Sharon Tucker with a program entitled, "The Longarm Quilter Who Hand Quilts".
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 2017 renewals and the 2016 password will no longer work. If you have renewed for 2017 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.
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