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 - Our annual Christmas Brunch will be Saturday, December 13th, at the Bowling Green Country Club, on Fairview Avenue in BG. Brunch will be served at 10:00 am, followed by a short business meeting. We will have an optional $10 gift exchange of either a hand-crafted or purchased gift. Cost will be $15, payable by check to the Black Swamp Quilt Guild. If you are unable to pay at the November meeting, please send payment to Mary Lee Grabowski by December 1st.


Beth Ferrier from Applewood Farms will be our guest speaker in May 2015. Check out her blog,, or look for her on Facebook. She has some very exciting ideas to share with us. There will be a Friday night lecture, and Saturday class ("Easy, Peasy, Sneaky Tricks").

Sharon Fulton Pinka is an independent quilt researcher and holds a BSED in English from Ohio University and an MS in Educational Media from Bowling Green State University. Sharon retired as a junior high English teacher/librarian and has a strong interest in Ohio history, antiques, woven coverlets, and quilts. Her writings focus on embroidered quilts, summer spreads, and Civil War-related quilt stories. She serves on The Quilters Hall of Fame and the AQSG Board of Directors and is a trustee for the Richland County Museum. Her work has appeared in the AQSG Blanket Statements, Quiltmania magazine, Pieces of Time magazine and the Ohio Genealogical Society Newsletter. Her earlier article about the Rainbow Quilt Block Company appeared in Uncoverings Volume 30, 2009. Since 2010, Sharon has been honored to co-host the annual AQSG regional Ohio Quilt Study Day with Xenia Cord.
Sharon is from Westerville, OH and comes to us from Gretchen Schultz’s Quilt Study Group.

Black Swamp Quilt Retreat - Information TBA.

Black Swamp Quilt Retreat - 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.

*NEW* Small Business Saturday - The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, the big day is November 29th.

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.