This guild is a non-profit philanthropic organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation and exchange of ideas among those interested in quilting. We encourage and instruct members in methods and techniques of quilting. Our meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6pm at Community Church by the Lake in the Mary Johnson Center, 40946 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315.
Our Philanthropic donations have gone to the Doves, Mom & Dad Project, Historical Society, Discovery Center, Lutheran Services, and Big Bear Lake Community Church Pantry.
Philanthropic Endeavers by our Busy Bears Quilters Past Recipients include: DOVES, Big Bear Strings, Mom and Dad Project, Cummunity Church Food Bank, Discovery Center, Friends of the Alpine Zoo, Inland Empire Visiting Nurse Association, Big Bear Meals on Wheels, Wounded Warriors, and Big Bear Luthern Social Services
Native Dawn 2021 Opportunity Quilt
We are sorry to announce that our
Annual Quilt Show for 2020
will not be held this year due to the Pandemic!
The Quilt you see to the left
" Native Dawn"
will become our 2021 Opportunity Quilt.
This is the first time in 30 years that
we have not held our show
and we are all dissapointed,
however it is more important
that everyone stay safe.
We hope that you will join us next year!
2019 Mountain Treasures XXXI Quilt Show Awards
2019 Winners of Ribbons for Our Many Quilt Categories
1st Place – Lys Axelson – Checker World
2nd Place – Mary Price – Sea Horsing Around
3rd Place – Shirley Hartwick – Little Red in the Woods
Small Wall Hangings – One Person:
1st Place – Sue Bost – 2 Out of 3, “Ain’t Bad”
2nd Place – Bonnie Marshall Creel – Grace-ful Flamingo
3rd Place – Jeanne Wallace – Spring Snowfall
Small Wall Hangings – Two Persons:
1st Place - Vicki Anders & Dorothy Burnett- Tea Time
2nd Place – Dawn Clark-Dorris & Belinda Evans – Love
3rd Place – Anna Harriger & Susan McAllister – Visions of Pincushions
Large Wall Hangings – One Person:
1st Place – Lys Axelson – Nanuk, Where’s the Ice?
2nd Place – Bonnie Marshall Creel – Salute to My Personal “Thin Blue Line”
3rd Place - Madeline Frey – Pinwheel
Large Wall Hangings -Two Persons:
1st Place – Susan Schwebel – Wooly North Pole Village
2nd Place – Jacque Holmes & Belinda Evans – Big Bear for All
3rd Place – Gale & Walt Murphy – Pumpkins and Foliage
Lap/Twin/Wall Hangings – One Person:
1st Place – Heidi Llanes – Heaven and Nature Sing
2nd Place – Laurie Hancock – Butterfly Patch
3rd Place – Laurie Hancock – Dragon Eggs
Lap/Twin/Wall Hangings – Two Persons:
1st Place – Sue Bost & Belinda Evans – What’s the Buzz
2nd Place – Kay McCain & Fabric World Staff – Interstellar
3rd Place – Kay McCain & Vicki Ruebel – Parlor Quilt
Large Quilts – One Person:
1st Place – Jill Gilham – For My A-Maze-ing Daughter
2nd Place – Laurie Hancock – Persian Carpets
3rd Place – Mary Baughman – Mary’s Irish Cream
Large Quilts – Two Persons:
1st Place – Denise Schiavone & Annette Miller – Navajo Rose
2nd Place – Alice Smith & Christy Close – Irish Mist
3rd Place – Kay McCain & Quilter’s Lodge – Garden Party
Lys Axleson – Checker World
Best of Show:
Lys Axleson – Nanuk, Where’s the Ice
Sue Merritt – Pastel Swoon
Vickie Anders – Tea Time
Jan Chapman – Ivy’s Fairy Tails
Machine Quilting – Domestic:
Fran Martin – One Millions Stitches
Machine Quilting – Long Arm:
Belinda Evans – Love My USA
Vickie Anders – A Whimsical Life
Denise Schiavone & Annette Miller – Navajo Rose
Jill Gilham – Pretty in Pink
Nicki Nootenboom – Nifty Fifty
Susan Schwebel – Wooly North Pole Village Machine Applique:
Sue Boylin – Little Ladies
Bonnie Marshall Creel – Purple Lady
Lys Axleson – Nanuk, Where’s the Ice?
Bonnie Snell – Irish Lass
Celebrations- Small Wall Hanging:
Dawn Clark Dorris – Love This Boot
Celebrations – Larger Quilts:
Heidi Llanes – Heaven and Nature Sing
Ariel Kuepper & Belinda Evans – Smokie Mt Wild Flowers Small Art Quilt:
Bonnie Marshall Creel – Spring Melt
Best Use of Color:
Denise Schiavone – Navajo Rose
2019 Quilt Show Winners
Founding member "Jacque Holmes" Still Showing
2018 and 2019 Board Belinda Evans, Lorraine Taylor, Bonnie Snell, Jeannie Wallace, Fran Martin and Laurie Nahay
Next Board MeetingBoard meetings are cancelled until further notice. 9:30 AM at Bear Country Quilts Next General Meeting Guild meetings have been cancelled until further notice! 5:30pm - Social6:00pm - MeetingAll visitors Welcome Workshop Cancelled until further notice.
SEW-IN (Open to Everyone) Not happening at this time. However the store is open just call first. Bear Country Quilts & Gifts 42139 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake909-567-876610:30 am to 4:00 pm2nd & 4th Thursdays
Busy Bears Quilt Guild Program and Workshop Line-Up for 2020
ALL WORKSHOPS FROM MARCH UNTIL ??? HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. WILL UPDATE HERE WHEN THEY ARE RESUMED.
January 20 – My favorite Tool
January 21- Open Sew/Philanthropy
February 17-What Quilting problems do I have?
February 18 - Open Sew/Philanthropy
March 16 – Idea Stations
March 17 - Open Sew/Philanthropy or ?
April 20 - Tina Curran-MY Excellent Adventure as a Quilter
April 21 – Tina Curran-House Block
May 18 – Becky McGuire-My Applique Journey
May 19 – Becky McGuire-Crazy Cushion
June 15– Linda Sullivan -Got Colour
June 16 – Linda Sullivan-Wonky Piecing and easy applique
July 20 – Quilt Show Details
July 21 -Annual Picnic
August 17- Challenge Reveal and turning in of quilts for show-No workshop
August dates for preshow activities to be announced
September 21-Viewer’s Choice Awards
September 22- To be announced
October19- To be decided
October 20-Wokshop-Comfort Quilts
November 16 -Philanthropy Donations-Cookie Exchange