Association / Club / Group - Festivals - Kids / Family - Nonprofit - Special Events - Traditional Arts - Visual Arts
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild’s (BIMQG) mission is to develop and encourage the art of modern quilting by supporting new quilters and other fiber artists interested in non-traditional and improvisational quilts. In addition, BIMQG offers educational opportunities through workshops and by sharing information at meetings and through its newsletter. The Guild also sponsors community “charity” quilt-making events, an annual quilt show, and quilt displays in public places.
Since 2012, BIMQG has presented the Bainbridge Quilt Festival, a free community event that displays quilts of all styles along Winslow Way and at Winslow Green. Anyone can enter a quilt for this show by registering at bainbridgequiltfestival.com. Registration is open June 30 to August 31 annually. The festival is the second Saturday of September. Festival-goers have the opportunity to make a quilt block and enjoy voting for their favorite quilt. One lucky person goes home with an original BIMQG-made raffle quilt.
Each November, BIMQG offers an annual community sewing day to make quilts to contribute to American Hero Quilts.