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Jack Edson - June Meeting

Our Speaker for June is Jack Edson.

Jack Edson, a quilter from Hamburg, NY, earned his BA from Canisius College and his Master of Library Science from the University of Rhode Island. Inspired at a 1976 Bicentennial exhibit in Elmira, Edson started quilting and has been honing his skills for the past four decades. 

Jack’s work has featured some of his favorite images from art history.  From these images, Jack creates a working quilt pattern that evolves as he creates the piece. He describes his process as “more like being a juggler, with twenty balls in the air...I am constantly adding more balls to the juggling act.” He combines many of these historical elements to create portraits of the artists he finds most influential. He describes these portraits as a way to pay homage “in thousands of pieces of fabric to the artists whose work inspires me and whose lives touch my heart.” 

Come join us for dinner with our speaker, Jack Edson, at California Pizza Kitchen, 25513 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo.  Please text your RSVP to Donna Wester, 949 584-3210 by June 11th.  



“June is the Gateway to Summer"  Long warm days and plenty of time to Quilt and Dye Fabric! 

It is official, the 2024 Quilt Show was a Gigantic Success raising an estimated $43,000 dollars!  

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Fabulous Quilt Show Chairs, Margaret Gordon, Karen Brewin, and to all of the Quilt Show committee members for your dedicated efforts to making this show a Successful Reality!  

 As I have said before, this fundraiser provides us with the financial means to hire fabulous speakers, and teachers for workshops and have a beautiful place to meet each month and so much more!  BCQG’s future looks Bright! 

The May meeting with Cindy Lohbeck was so much Fun and the workshop was Fabulous! 

 I can’t wait to use my unique hand dyed, mandalas in the " No Rules Challenge".  

I love everything about this challenge:  rolling dice, no rules, and lots of creativity ! Contact Elaine Pappas - Puckett to find out how to get into this Fun Challenge! 

The June meeting is going to be Fascinating!   We will be meeting the amazing artist Jack Edson, who has been quilting for over four decades.  Jack has a unique way of taking traditional quilt blocks and creating portraits of famous artist. 

Finally,  congratulations to all the Quilt Show Winners!  I am happy to say that I purchased a fabulous antique wedding ring quilt to add to my collection! 

 I hope this Summer you enjoy the Ocean, Beach, Barbecues and Quilting! 


Happy Quilting 

Margie Bushaw   

President  2023-2024


About Beach Cities Quilters Guild

The Beach Cities Quilters Guild is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in October 1992 to promote quilting and other fiber arts in California's Southern Orange County area. The guild offers opportunities to share experiences with other quilters in an atmosphere of fellowship, as well as offering programs to enhance the skills of its members.





May 9, 2024

Please join us in person at the Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center, or on Zoom.
Guest Fees $5.00

6:30 pm Social begins
7:00 pm Business Meeting