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Bernina World of Sewing Modern Neutrals 2017 Gatherings

Two-Color Quilts, Using Quilt Patterns Selected from:
"modern neutrals, A fresh look at Neutral Quilt Patterns" By Amy Ellis

This Web page is aimed at being a central repository of information for our 2017 Gatherings. The first project that will be part of the 2017 Gatherings is based upon creating a Two-Color quilt using patterns inspired by the book: "modern neutrals, A fresh look at Neutral Quilt Patterns" By Amy Ellis.

The 2017 Gatherings are taking place monthly, and started in January 2017, and continuing:

  • Evening Gathering: The second Monday of each month, 5:00-9:00pm.
    The next 2018! Evening Gathering is January 8, 2018

  • Daytime Gathering: The third Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-4:00pm.
    The next 2018! Daytime Gathering is January 16, 2018

For participating in the Gathering, you are reminded that:

  • The Gathering participants purchased, from our store, the book chosen to be part of this Gathering and the fabric needed for this quilt..

  • For the 2017 Gatherings, a yearly fee of $50 is charged when the attendee commits to the first Gathering he/she attends.

  • Gathering participants should have experience in sewing and in making quilts.

  • Gathering participants, surely, interact. However, the Gathering is not a class . Each participant is expected to be able to manage his/her own project.

  • The store will not be able to arrange and set-up class machines for use during the Gatherings. Gathering participants should bring to the Gathering what they need for sewing/cutting during the Gathering.

  • Due to the numerous options / aims / of each Gathering participant, space at the Gathering is limited.
    Gathering Participants must be pre-signed up. "Drop in" participants, due to classroom class size and machine space limitations will not be accommodated. Sorry!

  • If a Gathering participant decides to "drop out" of the 2017 Gatherings, it would be appreciated if that were known by the store; there may a wait-list and, if a Gathering slot opens - Persons on the wait-list will be notified of such.

Further information will be available on this Webpage and via eMail sent to Gathering participants.

The 2017 Gatherings are expected to be over-subscribed. If you wish more information about participating in either the monthly Daytime (third Tuesday) or Evening (second Monday) 2017 Gatherings, stop by the store or:
send mail to: modernneutralsbwos at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

December, 2017

The treats were great. Your work/success was wonderful!

Thank you.


Evening Gathering December 11, 2017
Daytime Gathering December 19, 2017

Interaction/More-Sharing Regarding the Modern Neutrals Gatherings 2017

A BLOG has been set up, aimed to be used by those of you who are participating in the 2017 Gatherings at our store. To access the BLOG, just click on:

BWOS Modern Neutrals Gatherings 2017 BLOG
(The BLOG will, after a Gathering has been held, point to the Gathering images in larger-sized images).

November, 2017

Wow. What a great thrill to see everyone's efforts and success. Very special. All of our work this year is "Paying Off" with some beautiful pieces. Hopefully, it is inspiring us all to forge ahead with 2018 projects. Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Evening Gathering November 13, 2017
Daytime Gathering November 21, 2017

October, 2017

Yet another completed 2017 Top! Congratulations. The 2017's Tops are "rolling in" now; terrific. Congratulations! A lot of "extra work", as well, as 2017 Gatherings wind down.


Evening Gathering October 9, 2017
Daytime Gathering October 17, 2017

September, 2017

More completed 2017 Tops! Congratulations. Some extra-work continues, as well. - plus discussions about 2018's directions. Busy Gatherings and, once again: Enjoyable. Thank You for coming.


Evening Gathering September 11, 2017
Daytime Gathering September 19, 2017

August, 2017

Some Completed 2017 pieces, some in-progress 2017 pieces, some class homework, some previous Gathering work now completed: A nice month's work! Thank you, everyone, for your efforts. It is terrific to see your pieces.


Evening Gathering August 14, 2017
Daytime Gathering August 15, 2017

July, 2017

Mid-Summer and Completed Pieces are coming forward!

We had a chance for a Summer Break and did some "extra credit" work, including working with silk in the 2" blocks during the Daytime Gathering. Fun.

Good luck to all as progress moves along. Try to stay cool.


Evening Gathering July, 2017
Daytime Gathering July, 2017

June, 2017

Another hard-working pair of Gatherings. We have made great progress and I look forward to seeing all the results. I know that some of you have completed pieces "out for quilting" and it will be fun to see those soon.

Looking Good!


Evening Gathering June, 2017
Daytime Gathering June, 2017

May, 2017

It was wonderful to see how much progress that you-all made while I was on vacation! Congratulations.

It will be a challenge for me to get caught up with you - yet, I love to see your work and the challenge is a good one. Thank you.


Evening Gathering May, 2017
Daytime Gathering May, 2017

March, 2017

A busy month (hopefully) is past so that we have more designing/"sewing" time as April comes about. Different levels of progress resulting from different-amount-of allocated time for sewing -- and: Winter vacations -- all added up to different stages of progress in February/March. Ok!

It was fun to see how things are evolving and I look forward to working on my "placid curves" as March ends - and: Seeing your pieces/progress.


Evening Gathering March, 2017
Daytime Gathering March, 2017

February, 2017

What hard-working groups! It was a pleasure to be working alongside you. Your "homework" really paid off. A LOT of progress in this first full month.

We missed a few of you -- Winter vacations, etc. -- and we look forward to seeing your until-March-meeting's "homework". It continues to be impressive/encouraging to see everyone's work/progress.

Have a good month - see you, in March (if not before, at the store or otherwise).


Daytime Gathering February, 2017
Evening Gathering February, 2017

January, 2017

I was amazed that everyone was "Ready to Go" at this first Gathering and you-all "jumped into" things / sewing right from the start. Wow.

Some of us saw other's pieces already started or as the day went on: And, of course.... we changed our minds a bit after seeing such. Ok -- Isn't that (interacting) one of the reasons for the Gatherings?

I am very excited and encouraged by everyone's efforts and, already, beautiful work.

I look forward to seeing which quilts the Evening Gatherers start with -- and, perhaps: The friendly "competition" between the Daytime and Evening groups is "on"?

I look forward to working beside you each month. It is a joy.


Daytime Gathering January, 2017
Evening Gathering January, 2017

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