Meetings & Workshops

Meeting and Workshop Schedule 2017-2018

Meetings begin at 7PM
Sit and Sew beginning at 6PM


September 12 – Candace Hassen – Inspiration.

Candace comes to us from Georgia where she is an independent quilt pattern designer. She will speak about how she creates her patterns, several of which have been published in McCall’s Quilting Magazine. See her work here.

September 13 – Workshop  — Candace Hassen’s A Maze Zing  

This is a variation on a jelly roll quilt. It will give the students practice on measuring, and adding borders. It makes up very quickly. BHQG members –$45/Non-Members $60. Register with PayPal below.



October 10, 2017

Summer Challenge “Name That Tune”, learn more about the Row by Row Challenge.


November 14 – Joyce Hughes My Journey Into Quilting  

Joyce offers us a interesting insight into how she started quilting, leading into art quilts with thread painting. She will provide us with ideas to use with panels as art quilts. Joyce comes from Kintnersville, Pa, east of Allentown.


November 15 – Workshop

Joyce Hughes’ Basic Thread Painting with Sunflowers or Black Eyed Susan/Lilac

Learn the basics of Raw Edge Applique, Dimension Thread Painting and Embellishment on this beautiful wall hanging. Explore the various thread selection, stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching, bobbin work and embellishing with crystals. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use Thread as Paint –and sew with different types of threads and color combinations.

ALL STUDENTS: please plan to purchase Joyce’s kit at the class. $15 (please bring check or exact cash. Thx) Includes Pattern, Heat-N-Bond Lite, Fabrics for design, background, muslin and batting.

Size: 12″ x 12″

Techniques Taught: Raw Free Applique, Free Motion Quilting, Thread Painting, Chrystal Embellishment and Bobbin Work

Workshop Supply list

All supplies will be available for purchase in class. $3/spool of thread.

Workshop Fee BHQG Members $45   Workshop Fee Non-Members $60



December 12, 2017

Holiday Party


January 9, 2018

Phyllis Hatcher

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art
Power Point Lecture and Trunk Show

Annapolis resident Phyllis has traveled and taught quilting in Australia where she fell in love with the Aborigine culture.

Aboriginals in Australia have created dot art designs for thousands of years. See how the current indigenous outback artists are the creators of fabric designs now used by quilters, sewers, and decorators everywhere. Phyllis will explain the meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life in the desert outback which she has visited several times. Over 30 actual fabrics will be on display and examined.

Learn more about Phyllis at



February 13, 2018

From Then to Now, A Trunk Show of My Quilting Life

Starting from as far back as Erin can go, she will show you a fun and inspiring collection of quilts
including the good, the bad and the “if I only knew better” Quilts. As a quilt-a- holic who plans to
never recover, she thrives on absorbing all she can about quilting and sharing techniques and
tricks with others. Since she has tried a little bit of everything from hand-applique to machine
embellishments, paper-piecing to crazy quilting, large and traditional to small and artsy, you just
never know what she’ll get into next. Share her journey as she shows you that no matter your
likes, styles, or experience, quilting has something to offer everyone. After the lecture, the
audience is encouraged to get close-up and personal with her quilts. Fondling is permitted.

February 14, 2018 Workshop with Erin Underwood
Dahlia Delight

When is a Dahlia not a Dahlia? When it’s Dresdens, of course! Create the illusion of a traditional
dahlia quilt with beautiful dresdens. No curved piecing! No templates! Use the Creative Grids
22.5 Degree Triangle Ruler to make the dresdens then applique them down by machine.

Workshop Fee BHQG Members $45   Workshop Fee Non-Members $60

Supply List

LOCATION: Grace United Methodist Church (use rear entrance)
5407 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21212 Phone: (410) 433-6650

CLASS TIMES: Access to set-up: 8:30 am CLASS: 9 am – to approx. 4 pm
You are welcome to bring your lunch or take a break to run out for near-by carry-out.


March 13, 2018

To be Announced


March 10, 2018 Saturday

INTERSECTIONS Workshop with Nancy Feve

A workshop with Nancy Feve, the resident instructor at suburban DC’s G Street Fabrics, visits us on a Saturday — especially for many of our members who can’t make weekday workshops.

Create an abstract composition by piecing a variety of fabric strips into a background fabric. Learn to allow them to intersect at all different angles while creating the illusion of uninterrupted strips underneath.


Supply List

Workshop Fee BHQG Members $45   Workshop Fee Non-Members $60


LOCATION: Grace United Methodist Church (use rear entrance)
5407 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21212 Phone: (410) 433-6650

CLASS TIMES: Access to set-up: 8:30 am CLASS: 9 am – to approx. 4 pm
You are welcome to bring your lunch or take a break to run out for near-by carry-out.


April 10, 2018

Patty Prodonovich

April 11, 2018

Workshop with Patty Prodonovich


May 8, 2018

Jane Hauprich

May 9, 2018

Workshop with Jane Hauprich


June 12, 2018

Barbara Kline

June 13, 2018

Workshop with Barbara Kline