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.
BPQ May Program
JB Scharf, "What is Silk & Why Use It In Quilts!"
May 5, 2016
This informative and inspirational lecture/demonstration/trunk show offers quilters all of the basics they need to know to begin to use silk in their quilt creations. It includes:
Why use silk?
What is silk?
History of silk
Silk Industry today
Samples of types of silk fabrics
Samples of silk thread weights
Care of silk
Sewing with silk
Testing for silk fiber
Ideas for using silk in quilts
Gallery of Silk Quilts
JB comes from a family that loves to make things. Her mom loved to knit and sew garments. Hr dad was willing to try anything using metal or wood. JB learned to sew at age 6 making doll clothes and expanded to garments in high school. Sewing, knitting and crafting have always been a part of her life. Long an admirer of things Japanese she loves to create elegant applique patterns in the Asian style. She teaches hand and machine applique, machine free motion quilting, bobbin work techniques and how to use silk in quilts.
Coming in June, Laura Nownes with a program entitled "My Story Through My Quilts".
For a PDF listing of the BPQ programs and workshops for 2016, please click here. For more information, please see the Programs 2016 page (coming soon).
For photos of all the winning quilts from the 2015 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 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.
Thank you to the following generous donors to Block Party Quilters:
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