2023 BPQ Quilt Show
December 15th - 17th 2023
Block Party Quilters 2023 Quilt Show
Friday, December 15th - Sunday, December 17th 2023
Hours: Friday and Saturday 10AM - 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
Bellevue College Gym
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Come see over 200 beautiful Quilts!
Shop at our wonderful vendors and our boutique.
There will be door prizes and a tearoom.
Featured Artist - Nicole McHale
See you there!
Parking Lots 17 and 19 will be paid for by BPQ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during show hours.
Address for the BC Gym is 2906-2954 Snoqualmie River Road, Bellevue.
Coming from 148th in Bellevue, turn west on SE 24th St. Go straight through the next light onto campus and follow around to the left. Turn right onto Snoqualmie River Road, and Park in lots 17 and 19.
There is also Pay Parking. Parking Fee is $3 per 24 hours paid by app, or at the Kiosk by the people door on the north side of the Gymnasium complex.
BPQ Featured Artist 2023
From my base in the Pacific Northwest, I create abstract art that is based on my observation of the world, often through my photographs. I love to explore color, shapes and solving the geometry of combining the pieces into a cohesive whole. My love for sewing and fabric began in an 8th grade (1976) sewing class. I learned tailoring in high school. My dad occasionally recruited me to make camping supplies like a sleeping bag (HARD!) or bags to protect his sailboards.
Discovering quilting in 1995 reignited my sewing passion and opened a world of exploration and creativity that allows me to escape life’s daily grind and expectations. I quilt for the joy and meditative challenge of creating art. An accountant by education, I studied art principles with Lorraine Torrance, Larkin Van Horn and a myriad of other instructors on design and technique.
Plants and architecture frequently work their way into my quilts using a strong yet slightly muted color palette. Analyzing why my color sensibility is a bit off the beaten track; I’ve decided growing up in inland San Diego County until I was 15 is the influence. Brown and green predominates the landscape color palette while splashes of purple (agapanthus) orange and yellow are reminiscent of lemons, grapefruit, avocados and oranges. The hill across from us was a Bird of Paradise flower farm. I always loved seeing the splashes of colors from our family room when they were in bloom.
2026 is America’s 250th anniversary. I’ve chosen an image to celebrate my son’s 8+ years in the Marines. I also have several silk kimono panels I am determined to make into quilts in the next few years.