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 2021
will not be held this year due to the lack of an adequate place to hold it !
The Quilt you see to the left
" Native Dawn"
is our 2020/2021 Opportunity Quilt,
and the winning ticket will be drawn
on September 5, 2021 at 4 PM
at Bear Country Quilts and Gifts
42139 Big Bear Blouveard Big Bear Lake, CA
If you hold a ticket or purchase
a ticket and your ticket is drawn
you do not have to be present
at the shop to be the winner.
You will be notified and we will make
arrangements for you to receive the quilt.
2021 August Quilt Guild Meeting Mini Quilt Show Members Only
Next Board MeetingBoard meetings are being held atLorain Taylors425 Conklin Rd, Big Bear LakeThird Monday of the Month at 9 AM Next General Meeting September 20, 2021 - Quilt Show 2nd of 34:45 - 5:15 - Quilt delivery5:30 - 6:30 - Socializing, viewing and voting6:30 - Meeting including sharing about entered projects. All visitors Welcome Workshop:Collage Quilting - Teacher SandyTuesday 9/21/21 9:30 amSupply list and information available throughLoraine Taylor - see to the right
SEW-IN (Open to Everyone) Bear Country Quilts & Gifts42139 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake909-567-876610:30 am to 4:00 pm2nd & 4th Thursdays
PROGRAMS Well, fall is almost here. Actually, by the time we have the meeting it will be just a couple days off. It is my favorite season! It’s time for our second “Members Quilt Show”. Hope you enjoyed last month’s event. Several members have signed up, but we have room for more. The category this month is “Art or Original Design Quilts. If you have something you would like to include and haven’t signed up, please email or call me so we will know how many to plan for. We will have a viewer’s choice award (1st-2nd-3rd). These awards will be announced at our November meeting. Please plan to share a little something about the project you have entered, your motivation, what you may have learned or did you make it for someone? Just a couple minutes of info. Here is the schedule for the meeting and show: 4:45-5:15 - Quilt delivery time 5:30-6:00 - Social, viewing and voting 6:00 - Meeting including sharing about entered projects October Category will be Piecing including Paper Piecing Quilts. Sign-up sheet will be at meeting. Please Note: You will be able to enter any of your projects entered in our Mini Shows, in future shows. The workshop this month is Laura Heine Collage. The info about the class is below this article. If you are interested, let me know and I will get you the supply list. Belinda has most everything need. Bring your lunch and drink. The October Workshop will be a “Charity Pillow Case” workshop. You will just need to bring your sewing supplies. Sue Hart will supply fabric for the cases. Sue has also requested that masks be worn. I know this is a lot of information, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email.
SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP Our September 21 workshop is going to be a fun time! If you haven’t done collage sewing, you should join us. Sandy, our guest teacher, is about looking at the pattern and instructions and then being creative if you want to, using the techniques, to create your own masterpiece. Of course, one can follow the instructions too! I wanted to share with you a bit of a conversation I had with Sandy, our instructor for our September workshop. I love when we can create our own works of art. Sandy says, “Collage has been in the art world for a long time. Laura Heine has taken the quilting world in this direction. I use her patterns and tweak them to make it easier. Part of the fun is using different kinds of fabric. I check google images to see creative works from others. I love to help people find a new creativity within themselves.” Here are three samples of Laura Heine projects. Once you sign up, I will send you a supply list. Lucky for us, Belinda has many of Laura Heine’s patterns. If you are interested in taking the class, go by Bear Country Quilts and check out your options. If you would like to join the class, call or email me to sign up. I will send you the supply list. Hope you can join us! Lorraine Taylor, Vice President & Program Chair 909 866-8081 firstname.lastname@example.org