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Welcome to the web page for the Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild.
We are a group of about 160 members who love to quilt.
We invite you to explore our website to
learn more about the guild.
Join, Learn, Grow with us!

The guild meets at 7 p.m.
4th Tuesday of the month
at the
Salem Methodist Church of Ballwin
14825 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO

announcements

It’s membership renewal time!

Please complete the membership form and bring to the next meeting along with your check for $25 made to Bits n Pieces Quilt Guild.
Complete the form even if nothing has changed with your information. Drop into the box at the membership table.

Fanfare of Quilts 2018
Visit the quilt show page for a complete list
of ribbon winners and vendors.
Thank you to all who helped make the show our best ever!

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Program & Workshop Opportunity

In April, the Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild of St Louis will be hosting Carol Moellers. Carol is a member of the Amazing Eight, a group of quilters from around the US who have made group quilts that have been juried into Houston and Paducah. Their quilt – The Amazing Aztec-nicolor Dream Quilt won First Place in Group Quilts at several shows and this quilt will be presented at the lecture (see info below). Don’t miss a chance to see this Amazing quilt!  

On April 13, 2018, Carol Moellers–International Quilt Instructor & Designer will present a lecture and trunk show on “Group Quilts”, including two of her award winning group quilts that will entertain and inspire.  She will share her personal journey of making an award winning group quilt.  Also, she will share the strategies and guidelines a group needs to have in place for making a group contest quilt.  Her program is full of tips and valuable information. At the end of her presentation, you will be inspired to gather up a group of friends to create something beautiful together and ready to create memories that will last for a lifetime.

Carol’s lecture will include “The Amazing Aztec-nicolor Dream Quilt”. The Amazing Eight, including guild member Cindy Bell Neville, created this award winning quilt.

We meet at Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 South Kirkwood Road at 7:00 pm on the second Friday of each month.Note: There is a $5 fee for national speakers.

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Save the Date!

2018 Loose Threads Quilt Show
November 3rd & 4th, 2018
St. Charles Community College
For information call: 636-696-3796

Charitable Opportunities

Quilts for Olympians: The abuse experienced by the USA Gymnasts prompted my interest in offering these young woman hope and support of healing in their spirit.  In contacting Michigan Attorney General office I have heard from an athlete who wanted a quilt.  The California law firm representing these woman, is reviewing this. They would distribute the quilts to maintain privacy for the young women and for us as guild members. Consider sewing a Small lap quilt or A Pillow Case (either is ok) with a heart somewhere on it.   This is a great way to use stash, sew that simple design, help these young woman heal a deep sorrow.

Size: a small lap or large crib  (approximately: 45×50 and ADD a Heart on front ( need not be large , Just symbolic )

Need Ideas on a simple design?  Can only make the quilt top but interested? Would donate backing? Glad to make a small lap?  Any kind of interest is ok.

Call or email:  Margaret Gaal 314-288-5096      Email is better:  mgaalstacy@yahoo.com

Charity Sharity

Contact: E-mail gcgreentree@sbcglobal.net (alternate: 314-966-5647)
Needed: fabric, sewing notions, and yarn
Charity Sharity sorts donations and redistributes to charities that can best use the items. Examples are: quilts for the needy, wheelchair bags, sleeping bags for the homeless, goodie bags and cooling scarves for troops, school play costumes, bedding for rescued animals

Warp: Weave a Real Peace

Contact: www.weaverealpeace.org or info@weaverealpeace.org
WARP offers a forum for those who strive to support long-standing textile traditions as a means for cultural preservation and economic development by fostering a global network of textile enthusiasts, artisans, academics, wholesalers, retailers, tour operators, designers, teachers, and other interested supporters.


 

 

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