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, meeting starts promptly at 7:00 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 8, 2018, at Bowling Green Country Club. Details TBA
2018 Guild Events
New! March 17, 2018: National Quilt Day – Workday at BG Community Center, 1245 W. Newton Rd. BG, from 9 AM to 4PM. Drop in any time. Bring your own lunch or order at the site. In view of the recent decrease in donation quilts, it was suggested that those participating in work day be encouraged to work on donation quilts, rather than other projects.
New! Art Walk. Saturday, April 28 at Four Corners in Bowling Green, 10 AM to 4 PM. Set-up will be Friday, April 27 at 3:00 P.M.
If you have quilts for display, please bring to the March or April meetings, tagged with your name and the name of who is to pick them up after the event. Optionally, drop them off with any committee member (Calista Jo Grogan, Mary Lee Grabowski, Carol Hicks, Elizabeth Wood or Carol Ballard).
Guest Speaker Announced for May 11-12, 2018:
Teacher/Speaker Debbie Grifka will be the special speaker next year on May 11 (note, not our usual meeting night!). It is open to the public.
She will be teaching a 6-hour class called “Lines To Design” at the Simpson Bldg., BG, on May 12. Cost $25, to be paid at March meeting. Limited space so a waiting list will be started as seats fill.
Debbie wrote the book “Lines by Designs”, featuring clean lines and bold shapes.
New! September 22, 2018: work Day and BG Community Center. Details TBA
New! October 18-21: Retreat in Findlay. More Details TBA
--- Jacquie Sharrer & the quilt retreat committee is collecting orphan blocks! Every month up until our retreat in October, she is asking members if they have orphan blocks to bring them to our guild meetings or give to a committee member. They can be any size, pattern or color. More details will be coming.
Other Quilt Related Meetings, Programs & Events
The newsletter has the most up-to-date information provided by its members about upcoming quilt related events. Please select 'newsletter' from the list at the top of this page.
If you know of quilt related events in the Bowling Green or Northwest Ohio area that you would like included please email your request to bsqguild @ gmail.com (remove the spaces before and after the @ ) and it will forwarded to the newsletter editor.
May 1-6, 2018: Sauder Quit Show
New! June 20 - 23, 2018: Shipshewanna Quilt Festival. Featuring a quit vendor show lectures, workshops, shop hop and much more Pat Sloan, Kaye England and Jenny Beyer as teachers. GO to www.shipshewannaquiltfest.com to get an even catalogue. Enrollment starts March 1, 2018 Phone 877-768-2010.