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.
Stonehenge Blue Sampler, Thom Atkins
Thom Atkins, "My Quilts, Start to Finish"
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Thom has been fascinated with beads for over 30 years. He has done bead embroidery, jewelry, and added beads to some of his bronze sculptures. His more recent work has focused on bead embellished quilts where the beads are embedded in the surface of the quilt and their application does the quilting. Using the quilt as a canvas and the beads as texture and paint, he has developed a unique style combining fabric and beads. Thom is the author of “Beading Artistry for Quilts: Basic Stitches & Embellishments Add Texture and Drama”. For more information, please visit his website at www.thomatkins.com.
Coming in May, Sue Rasmussen, with a presentation entitled "A Desperate Housewife's Quilt Journey".
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 2014 renewals and the 2013 password will no longer work. If you have renewed for 2014 but do not yet have the new password, please contact the membership chair, Laura Tawney 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. The 2014 password will work until the April 2015 newsletter comes out. Thanks.
Thank you to the following generous donors to Block Party Quilters:
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