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.
Tiger's Eyes by Patt Blair
Patt Blair "A Painter's Guide to Quilting "
Thursday, August 6, 2015
This title sounds pretty straightforward but Patt says she’s not that mentally tidy! Patt proclaims to be in constant battle between left and right brain, and says “That’s not all bad as it keeps a minute amount of order in an otherwise fiber scrappy lifestyle.” Patt says that’s a nice way of saying she’s messy.
Having begun her art path painting oils, then watercolors, Patt’s quilting art focuses largely on life images. ..especially the simple ones she says…the ones with heartwarming or powerful messages. Most of Patt’s work includes a being with a heartbeat. She says ”It seems to give life to the work.”
This lecture includes slides and samples of Patt’s pathway into art quilting. Patt addresses the application of traditional art media into quilting, new materials developed for quilting, tips and examples of machine quilting techniques that support the message in the quilt top, and finally, some ways to finish and hang quilts intended for wall display.
For more information about Patt Blair please visit her website: www.pattsart.com
There will also be a workshop with Patt Blair, "Fun Faces with Ink" held Friday August 7th. For more information please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Coming in September, Michelle LaRue, with a one-woman performance of "The BedQuilt" based on a play by Dorthy Canfield.
For a listing of the BPQ programs for 2015, please click here. For more information, please see the Programs 2015 page.
For photos of all the winning quilts from the 2014 BPQ Quilt Show, please click here.
Member Note: The password has now been changed for 2015 renewals and the 2014 password will no longer work. If you have renewed for 2015 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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