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                         Maria Shell - March Meeting 



Our Speaker for March is Maria Shell.

Maria Shell’s work is grounded in the tradition and craft of American quilt making. She strives to take the classical components of a traditional bedquilt and manipulate them with the hope of creating surprising combinations of pattern, repetition, and color for the viewer.

Maria is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation 2011 Winter Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Project Award and two Rasmuson Fellowships (2009, 2013, 2017). She has had several solo and small group shows including fiber at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio, Right Lines & Circles at the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, Florida, Line + Shape at the Hello Stitch Studio in Berkeley, California, and The Pieced Canvas at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. Her most recent solo exhibition was Off the Grid which was on view at the Shelburne Art Museum in Shelburne, Vermont from May—October 2022. Her first book Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape was published in 2017.

NEW: Join us for at 4:00 pm for "Dinner with the Speaker" at California Pizza Kitchen at 25513, Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA.

Please text your RSVP to Donna Wester 949 584-3210 by March 12th.


Donna Wester

VP Programs

It's official, March Madness has begun in my Quilting Studio!  There are 56 days till the BCQG Quilt Show April 26-27, 2024!

I am happy to report that my quilt is almost finished, and I am doing the Happy Dance! Now I just need to figure out who to give it to?  Well, that didn’t take long as I logged on to the BCQG website and clicked on the Quilt Show Tab, scrolled to the bottom, and clicked on the link: “Instruction on what to do to prepare and deliver your quilt for show”.

That was super easy!  There is so much information on the Quilt Show Tab, and I encourage you to check it out.  Also, I saw there were photos of the Auction Quilts, and I can’t wait to place my winning bids! 

 The Quilt Show Committee needs all BCQG members to volunteer to make this Fundraiser a Big Success!  You can sign up for all kinds of Fun jobs, at the March Meeting!   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! One of the easiest ways to support the Quilt Show is to pick up your Opportunity tickets for the “Celebrate Color Quilt " and keep them for yourself or sell them to others! This is going to be such a fun event with a Silent Auction, Live Auction, Boutique, Raffle Baskets, and Beautiful Quilts to inspire your creativity! 

Finally, I want to thank Donna Wester 1st VP/Programs for leading the February meeting for me, as I flew to Colorado to meet my new grandson.  Grandchildren are just Pure Joy!

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.





March 14, 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