Monthly Guild Meetings are held at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia.
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Spring Dinner - Pheasant Ridge Country Club, 140 Country Club Road, Gilford NH - 6pm Cash Bar & Appetizers - 7pm Buffet Dinner catered by Contigiani's
- Baked Stuff Chicken Breast & Grilled Atlantic Salmon
- Garden Salad, Rich Pilaf, Summer Vegetable Medley
- New Work Style Cheesecake with fresh Strawberries
- $35 members, $40 non-members, checks payable to BMQG
- Deadline for sign-up is May 1, 2017 (checks will not be deposited before May 1, 2017)
- Sign-ups will be accepted at the April monthly meeting or by mail to Linda McCloskey.
- The program will include the installation of New Officers, drawing for a raffle basket, the fat quarter raffle and Show and Tell.
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - During June's General Membership Meeting we will get to view all of the wonder challenge pieces on display and vote (you still have time to take part, click on the 2017 Guild Challenge to view challenge criteria). Refreshments 6:30 pm - Meeting to follow at 7 pm. Visitors are always welcome for $5.
Workshop - Thursday, May 18th - How to Use Up All Those Scraps!
You may remember meeting Linda Lasco at last November’s guild meeting where Linda’s topic was “I quilt so I can play with leftovers". Linda will be back to teach us her workshop on how to use up all those scraps you have been collecting and just can’t throw them out. Thursday, May 18th from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m. at the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield, NH.
No pattern or special tools required – just a WHOLE BUNCH OF SCRAPS AND LEFTOVER STRIPS! Certainly bring some to share if you’d like.
Linda is a fourth-generation, award-winning quilter who made her first quilt in 1966, which, as it turns out, wasn’t a quilt at all. Made of fabric squares and backed with flannel, it was “tied” with a zigzag stitch on her brand new, handy dandy, drop-the-feed-dogs Kenmore sewing machine. Store-bought binding completed the batting-less project, which was almost immediately ruined after some spilled cocoa led to an ill-advised run through a Clorox-laced washing machine cycle. She’s learned a bit since then.
Past and present roles in the quilting world include teacher, lecturer, judge, and quilt shop staff member. She completed stints as program chair for both the Artful Hands Quilt Guild and the Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild, Mansfield and Walpole, Massachusetts, respectively.
She volunteered at and did public relations work for the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. For a number of years, she was the auctioneer at their New England Images quilt show and others of their fund-raising events. Her idea of a good vacation is to pack up half her studio and head for Quilting by the Lake—her favorite “quilt camp”—a program of the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York
As senior editor at the American Quilter’s Society for nine years, she edited scores of books, stand-alone patterns, and authored one book, Red, White & Quilted, published in 2014.
She makes quilts by commission and for charity, and has a rotating collection of UFOs. Something is always getting finished, but not as fast as things get started. Sign up for the class will be at the March General Meeting.
March Show & Tell