Mar
4
to Mar 10

BQE 2019 Guildtique Information

 SFMQG BQE GUILDTIQUE INFORMATION

SFMQG BQE GUILDTIQUE INFORMATION

BQE 2019 Guildtique Information

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) 2019 will be a week long event commencing on March 4th, 2019 and ending on March 10, 2019.  Currently there are several opportunities for guild and individual participation.   If you are interested in Quilt Sales, see the information below:

For the 2019 BQE show the BQE-tique is being placed into the hands of the individual guilds, and calling it the “Guildtique”.

The spirit of the Guilditque is to allow guilds to raise money by selling handmade items, for the benefit of the guild collectively, or its members individually. Your guild may make and sell any handmade items you wish (some exceptions are listed below).Your guild will keep all of the proceeds.

  • ❖  Each guild will have a booth space in the lobby of the War Memorial Auditorium. Exact dimensions will be confirmed, but we expect to have 2 or 3 six foot tables for each guild.

  • ❖  You will be responsible for taking payment from customers, and for the payment of sales tax if your organization is not exempt.We have a pack of information about FL sales tax if you need some pointers. 

  • ❖  If you are selling raffle tickets for a charity quilt, you may display it at your booth, but you must supply your own display stand. Nothing can be hung from the walls in the lobby.

    Represent your guild well! Your items should be largely be unique, handmade by your members, fit for purpose, and of good quality.We will also allow sales of some unfinished items (such as quilt tops or UFOs).

    The types of handmade things you may wish to sell on behalf of your guild might be

  • ❖  Decorative cushions and cushion covers, pillow cases.

  • ❖  Aprons, potholders, dish towels, table runners, placemats, napkins.

  • ❖  Handbags, shopping bags, totes, pouches, coin purses and wallets.

  • ❖  Holiday items.

  • ❖  Unfinished projects or quilt tops. (Partially finished kits not allowed.)

    We must forbid you from selling certain items which might compete with our vendors, because we rely upon support from our vendors to make the show as wonderful as it is.

    Items not allowed for sale via the Guild booths, examples would be:

    ❖ Fabric yardage or bundles.
    ❖ Finished quilts. (Quilt tops and orphan blocks are okay.)❖ Sewing machines and accessories.
    ❖ Sewing notions.
    ❖ Kits or patterns.
    ❖ Books or magazines.
    ❖ Furniture, tables, cutting mats, design walls etc.

    Please note:
    We will be checking booths for compliance before opening, to ensure that everyone adheres

    to the guidelines. 
    We will be putting together a list of recommendations for how to set up your booth and

    distributing that to all guilds as soon as possible. Questions? Ask the SFMQG Representative, Allison Schnackenberg for more information or send a email message to hello@browardquiltexpo.com

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November Sew Day
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

November Sew Day

Please join us for our November Sew Day on Saturday, November 3rd at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. Great time to make your December Gift Swap and/or something quilty for BQE sale.

This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on. Bring your lunch and any goodies you wish to share.

Sew Days are FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

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Hand Sashiko Workshop with Jennifer Lee
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Hand Sashiko Workshop with Jennifer Lee

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Title: Hand Sashiko Workshop 

Teacher: Jennifer Lee

Level: Beginner

Time: 10am - 2pm, doors open at 9:30am. Participants will be able to stay after class (as late as 4pm) for an open handwork social. Feel free to stay and continue to work on projects started in class, or any other handwork you'd like to bring with you! 

Cost: Tickets are currently on sale for members only for $30, which includes the kit needed for the class (see supplies). 

Purchase tickets for this class in our store

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Description:  Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching or functional embroidery from Japan. In this introductory workshop to hand Sashiko, students will learn about the history of Sashiko and the basic supplies needed to stitch this unique style.  Jen will also show you how to work the stitch and transfer designs as well as discuss its application for Big Stitch hand quilting and Boro or Japanese mending.  Students will stitch a preprinted panel that can be finished in class or at home.  In addition, students will also mend clothing using Sashiko stitches.   Stitchers beware…Sashiko is addictive!

Supply List:

  • Scissors for fabric and for snipping thread

  • Pen /pencil and paper for taking notes

  • Optional: clothing item in need of repair (i.e. jeans, shirt or sweater with a hole or tear) - Scrap fabric will be provided for those who do not bring a personal item.

  • Lunch & snacks

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September Sew Day
Sep
1
9:30 AM09:30

September Sew Day

Please join us for our September Sew Day on Saturday, September 1st at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. Great time to make your Zippy See-Thru Project Pouch for September swap and BQE sale. Susan has made one and will be there to help if needed.

This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on this summer! Bring your lunch and any goodies you wish to share.

Sew Days are FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Hope to see you there!

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July Sew Day
Jul
7
9:30 AM09:30

July Sew Day

Please join us for our July Sew Day on Saturday, July 7th at Patch Reef Park. 

Doors open at 9:30, feel free to drop in anytime! You can bring handwork or a machine, and work on any projects you choose. This is a great way to sewcialize, and dedicate some time to any projects you're working on this summer! 

Sew Days are FREE for members. Hope to see you there! 

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Traverse Bag Workshop with Kate Yates
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

Traverse Bag Workshop with Kate Yates

Please join us on Saturday, June 2nd for the Traverse Bag workshop with Kate Yates. During this workshop, we’ll work together to follow the Traverse bag pattern by Anna Graham (www.noodle-head.com). Participants will receive a copy of the pattern before the class, so they can prepare their fabric and interfacing. In class, we’ll learn how to assemble the bag. This is a fun pattern to make and a great skill-builder because you learn how to insert zippers in two different ways, insert snaps, create straps and piping! If you do all your prep work before class, you may be able to finish the bag in class (or get far enough so you can finish the pattern on your own at home).

Event Details: 

  • Saturday, June 2nd from 9:30 - 3:30
  • Location: Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton
  • Tickets: Members only, $25

Pattern Information from Noodle-head.com:

You’ll love taking this versatile and compact crossbody bag on all of your travels. The zippered top main compartment and handy back zippered pocket keep all your essentials secure while the front pocket(s) provides easy access to the items you use most. Easy to use and wear adjustable crossbody strap and two fun sizes to make!

Bag features:

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  • 2 sizes to sew! Regular and Mini
  • Zippered top main compartment
  • Back zipper pocket
  • Front pocket (divided on Regular size) with easy access snap/flap closure
  • adjustable crossbody strap
  • interior slip pocket

Skill Level: Intermediate, or adventurous Advanced Beginner

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 12” W, 9” H, 2” deep – regular (10” W, 7 1/2” tall – mini)

Materials that you’ll bring to the workshop:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric. Mini size noted in { }.

  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Exterior Fabric
  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Lining Fabric
  • ½ yard {½  yard} Accent Fabric
  • 2 yards {1½ yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20″-wide) 

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, twill, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for accent and lining.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen (Sewline glue pen is my favorite), size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, ¼”-wide fusible web tape, piping foot

Price for the workshop will include the pattern and the hardware kit, which will include these materials:

  • (2) ¾”-wide rectangle rings & (1) ¾”-wide strap slider
  • 14” zipper {12” zipper} for top zipper closure*
  • 8” zipper {6” zipper} for back zippered pocket*
  • size 24 metal snap
  • snap setting tool
  • 1 yard of 1/8’’ diameter cotton cording for making piping

NOTE: In May, you will be sent a questionnaire where you will make selections on your hardware (nickel or brass finish) and tote size (regular or mini), so that we can purchase the zippers, sliders, rings and snaps you’ll need.

We’ll also bring tools for setting snaps (but you’re welcome to bring your own) and cording so that we can make piping for the bags (you’ll make the bias tape for the piping before class).

Tickets are available for members only for $25 through our store. This price includes the pattern and hardware kit – you supply the fabric and interfacing. 

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Modern Design: Spark to Design Workshop With Michelle Wilkie
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

Modern Design: Spark to Design Workshop With Michelle Wilkie

Join us on Sunday May 6th for a 6 hour workshop with Michelle Wilkie on Modern Quilt Design. 

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Please note: This is a design focused class, not a sewing based class. There may be some time to sew near the end of class, but most of the class will focus on design and sketching. 

Description

This class will illustrate and step you through how to create a Modern quilt design using inspiration from everyday things around you. Several exercises are designed to help you tune the skill of seeing, identifying design elements and building a composition. Once you have a design, skills to turn that design into reality will be shared.

Duration: 6 hours

Handwork only (there may be some time to sew towards the end of the class). No kit required. 

Supply List will be sent to you once you sign up for the class. 

About Michelle Wilkie: 

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Tickets are currently available for members only and can be purchased in our store!

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Improv Shapes and Lines Workshop with Michelle Wilkie
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Improv Shapes and Lines Workshop with Michelle Wilkie

Join us on Saturday May 5th for a 6 hour class with Michelle Wilkie on Improv Shapes and Lines. 

Description: 

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Improvisational quilting can be very freeing as there are no rules. This class introduces you to using various shapes, such as circles, triangles, string pieces to make your own unique improvisational quilt composition. Other techniques will also be covered to help you build your composition:

  • Use of color
  • Use of solids vs. prints.
  • Selecting fabrics (Brown paper bag)
  • Various piecing techniques
  • Layout

Duration: 6 hours

Class involves sewing. Machines will be required. There is no kit / pattern for this class. Supply list will be provided once you sign up for the class. 

About Michelle Wilkie

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She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Tickets are currently available for members only and can be purchased in our store!

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Michelle Wilkie Lecture and Trunk Show
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Michelle Wilkie Lecture and Trunk Show

Please join us on Friday May 4th for a Trunk Show and Lecture with Quilting Instructor, Michelle Wilkie. Doors will open at 6pm, and her lecture will begin at 6:30pm. 

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Trunk Show description:

A Multimedia presentation of my journey as a quilt designer and quilter. I love the ability to combine my love of art and color with my science and math background. Quilting gives me that chance.

About Michelle Wilkie

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Sign UP! This Lecture is FREE for members, please sign up by completing this form.

Guests can sign up through our Store. The cost for guests is $5. 

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Rock Painting Scissors
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Rock Painting Scissors

  • 4420 NE 20th Ave, Suite F Oakland Park, FL (map)
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Rock Painting Scissors

Members Kristin Beck and AJ Grossman spoke at our March Meeting about the rock painting event that they have organized for the guild. Here are the details: 

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Sign up for Rock Painting Scissors! 

Who: Interested SFMQG members

What: Rock Painting Scissors, a quilt inspired rock-painting workshop

When: Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018, from 1 pm to 4 pm

Where: AJ Grossman’s studio in Oakland Park, 4420 NE 20th Ave, Suite F

Cost: FREE for SFMQG Members

Why: Fun! Painting rocks with quilt block designs is one way of sharing our quilt love. Adding #SFMQG or the guild website on the back of the rock (if the block design is the front, but we’re modern quilters so no rules) will also share awareness of the guild.

How: Paints and rocks provided by AJ Grossman and Kristin Beck. (There will be some Sharpie markers, too.) Show up with comfy clothes to paint in and a snack to share. AJ will also have coffee and tea ready at her studio.

A very short history of rock painting:

It’s global. There are rock groups all over Facebook. There is one for Broward and then usually one for all the cities in Broward, as an example. One source sites The Kindness Project as the beginning and there are lots of articles of why to paint them or how it’s a community builder.

Why are we doing this?

It’s fun to paint them. More fun to hide them, but the most fun is finding them. Sharing positive and happy thoughts in colorful ways can only bring smiles. What’s more colorful than a quilt?

Sign up through this link! Hope to see you there! 

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Apr
21
to Jun 30

BQE 2019 SHOW PIN COMPETITION Submission Deadline

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CRYSTALS SHOW PIN COMPETITION

Our 2019 show theme will be Crystals, which is the traditional gift for 15th wedding anniversaries. This is our 15th show.

❖ Crystals represent strength and beauty.

❖ The clear nature of crystal also symbolizes a clear understanding and communication. 

❖ Crystals are a special kind of solid material where the molecules fit together in a repeating pattern.This pattern causes the material to form all sorts of unique shapes.

❖ Crystals can have very flat surfaces called facets.They can form geometric shapes such as triangles, rectangles, and squares.

❖ Examples of large crystals include snowflakes, diamonds, amethysts, and table salt. Use one of these or your imagination to create your pin! Your work will be worn and

displayed by many. Have fun with it!

Pin Design Guidelines

❖ Final pin size will be approximately one inch square.Your design may be square, round or rectangular. Designs should translate well to this small size.

❖ Designs should be submitted as a pdf on letter sized paper. Please do not include your name or any other information on the front of the pdf.

❖ You may use any one-dimensional medium to design your pin, with no color limitations. The final design will need to be delivered as a high resolution jpg.

❖ The pin design must include your “Crystals” theme interpretation, and the words: Broward Quilt Expo 2019.

❖ The pin design contest is open to any member of the six Broward County Guilds: Coral Springs, East Sunrise, Quilting in the Pines, South Florida Modern, Southern Stars and West Broward.

❖ Submit your design (no limit to the number of entries) to your guild’s BQE Representative Allison Schnackenberg, in June 2018. She will bring it to the BQE Board meeting on July 10 for judging and final selection.

❖ Questions? Ask your guild rep!

The winning designer will be awarded

  • ❖  $50 BQE dollars to spend with BQE vendors.

  • ❖  Two ticket to the Awards Gala where you will be recognized for your creativity and

    contribution to BQE 2019.

  • ❖  And of course, a free pin!

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

April Sew Day

Join us for our April Sew Day at Patch Reef Park from 12-4 pm. 

This is a great chance to finish up your Rainbow Mini Quilt! You can also bring any other projects that you may have to work on. 

Feel free to bring a snack or drink to share!

Sew Days are Free for All Members. 

 

Image sourced from here. 

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Katie Pedersen Psychedelic Baby Workshop
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Katie Pedersen Psychedelic Baby Workshop

Join author Katie Pedersen, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, in refining your improvisational quilting skills in this modern quilt block workshop. By merging one construction method with multiple string piecing techniques we’ll simultaneously create large string blocks and mitered log cabin blocks that appear both chaotic and controlled.  Design one quilt or two with your blocks.

We’ll touch on fabric options, placement and the unlimited design potential to make a finished original quilt.  Katie will have multiple inspiring examples of how you and these quilt blocks can play together.

All level of sewists welcome.

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Katie Pedersen Double Trouble Workshop
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Katie Pedersen Double Trouble Workshop

A modern quilt block that is really no trouble at all!

Double-Trouble is a fun quilt block and design workshop that merges a traditional half-square triangle block with an improvisational stitch and flip triangle technique. We’lll explore and inspire each other on the design walls with the unlimited controlled and chaotic quilt design potential this block has to offer.  One block = endless designs!

Katie will have multiple examples made with prints and solids to show for inspiration.

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Katie Pedersen Lecture & Trunk Show
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Katie Pedersen Lecture & Trunk Show

Please join The South Florida Modern Quilt Guild in hosting Katie Pedersen, Seattle modern quilting instructor and author of Quilting Modern for a trunk show. Katie enjoys teaching others her approach in merging improvisational quilting techniques with modern and traditional design in her West Seattle studio and nationally.

She believes that making something by hand sets each of us on a journey to discovering who we are as artists, and that this personal process can start with simply sewing two pieces of fabric together. She loves that quilts are utilitarian works of art that showcase the evolution of one's creative confidence and developing aesthetic.

Her greatest wish is that she could sew as fast as the ideas come.

If you are a member of the SFMQG and wish to attend, sign up below. Guests can purchase a ticket here

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