The Black Swamp Quilters Guild meets monthly, usually on the second Thursday of each month* at 7:00 pm at the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation 'Simpson' Building located at 1291 Conneaut St., Bowling Green, OH.  Doors open at 6:00 pm so come early for some social time!

Each meeting includes introductions, a business section,  updates on upcoming events; "show and tell"; and a short program. Programs range from "how-to's" to book reviews to special guest speakers.


Christmas Brunch - December 10, 2016. 10-12 am, Bowling Green Country Club. Details TBA

Work Days, 2016

March 19 - National Quilt Day, Saturday, 9-4 BG Community Center. Bring your own lunch, or plan to order out. Donation fabric and batting will be available for charity quilts.

September 16 - TBA


*NEW* Quilt Foundry, Blow Out the Old, from February 15th -16th 

*NEW* Jean Overmeyer, Mitten Class, Saturday, February 20th at the Quilt Foundry.

*NEW*  Busy Thimble quilt classes, early March for beginning quilters

*NEW* Quilt Show at University of Louisville, Kentucky from March 1st to March 19th

*NEW* Original Sewing and quilt EXPO, Cleveland, March 31st to April 2nd – 

April 23, 2016: We will be participating in the Bowling Green Art Walk Quilt Show in April. A Busy Thimble quilt show will be held at the Four Corners, the old Huntington Bank building.  Quilts are displayed like a gallery and can be left hung after the show (you need to let Connie Miller know if you want to do this).  Quilts can be sold at the show, you have to register with the Art Walk committee prior.

Quilts should be dropped off at the Busy Thimble the day before the show; set up will be on Friday, the 22nd.   

A committee has made a quilt that will be raffled off by The Busy Thimble, with proceeds to go towards flowers for downtown Bowling Green. 

The space and advertising is provided by The Busy Thimble. 

April 8-9, 2016. Quilt Spectacular 2016: Rising Stars,at the Haimerl Center in Columbus, OH, Details here.

*NEW*  April 26 - May 1; 40th Annual Sauder Quilt Show

 May 13-14, 2016 The ‘Singing Quilter’ has been contracted to perform for the Friday, May 13, 2016 meeting. Cathy Miller is the Singing Quilter and will be coming to us from Victoria, BC.  Cathy Miller  and her husband John will entertain us with stores, singing and a trunk show on Friday, May 13th at 7:00, limited to 100 people.

A room for classes for the event has been reserved at the BG Rec Center on Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 to 3:00, limited to 20.  Monies for classes will be collected in advance. See the website to find out more about the speaker.  

*NEW* August 4: Quilt Day at Wood County Fair, Thursday, Noon to 9 PM

Black Swamp Quilt Retreat, 2016 - Information TBA.

Other Quilt Related Meetings, Programs & Events


The newsletter has the most up-to-date information provided by it's members about upcoming quilt related events.  Please select 'newsletter' from the list at the top of this page.

If you know of additional quilt related events in the Bowling Green or Northwest Ohio area that you would like included  please email your request to bsqguild @ (remove the spaces before and after the @ ) and it will forwarded to the newsletter editor.

*NEW*  “Capturing Women’s History: Quilts, Activism, and Storytelling,”: the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is presenting February 1-March 19, with the opening reception Friday,

February 12. Details here...