Block of the Every Other Month – Cogs

Our newest block of the month is Cogs!

How to get started: 

  • Login to the MQG Community Site & access the Cogs pattern written by Yvonne Fuchs for the MQG Block of the Month series.
  • Use black as your background color & shades of green to yellow green as your corners.
  • Bring your finished block(s) to the March meeting for a chance to win them all during the Block Lotto!

We can’t wait to see what you make and what unique layout the winner will choose!

 

November 2017 Meeting Recap

At the November meeting we covered the following topics:

  • Board Nominations: The following guild members were nominated for 2018 Board positions (the election will be a real nail biter):
    • President: Chelsea Hard
    • Vice President: Darlene Talukder
    • Treasurer: Mo Goltz
    • Secretary: Tina Michalik
  • Committee Chairs: The following guild members have volunteered to take on the role of chair person for the following guild projects:
    • Photography & Social Media: Mo Goltz
    • Block of the Every Other Month: Isabelle Selak
  • Block of the Every Other Month: Pam is retiring from her spot as the chair for the BOTEOM & Mo finally won the Block Raffle after making the most blocks (by our guesstimate) of any guild member! A new block will be presented at the January Meeting!
  • Pay by November Raffle: Mo & Judy were the big winners of the Pay by November dues raffle! Dues for 2018 are officially due by December 15th!
  • Challenges: Both the #SBAMQGWIPITGOOD & Make it Modern Challenges are due at the December meeting. Check out the original blog post for details! You won’t want to miss a chance to win Jacquie Gerring handmade prize!
  • Batting Discussion: Emily brought up an important quilt making topic, the fact that there is limited information on batting warmth! Chelsea will contact a handful of popular batting companies and see if she can get the tog rating (thanks Heidi for the official term) so we can know how warm our quilts will be before we baste them up!
  • Future Demo Discussion: There was also a discussion on future demos members wanted to see including: perfect binding corners, facings, zippers, applique and freezer paper piecing techniques!
  • December Meeting Need to Knows: For the December meeting, snacks will be potluck style (bring a snack you’d like to share or just come hungry) & bring a notion (new or lightly used) for our annual gift swap (gift wrapped please)!
  • Sew & Tell: As usual, Sew & Tell was a hit! Check out all these beauties including a quilt that lights up!

Better late than never as they say! Check out the highlights from our November #sbamqg meeting!

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6th Annual Quilt Retreat

The SBAMQG 6th Annual Retreat has come and gone, but out what a fun time we had! The weekend, October 19-22, was chilly but we stayed warm under our in-progress creations as we sewed feverishly into the night (and early, early morning). This was our biggest retreat every, with 23 attendees sewing up a storm!

The retreat wouldn’t have been possible without our gracious sponsors who helped up fill our amazing retreat buckets stitched up by our retreat committee!

Starting our #sbamqgretreat2017 with some great swag from our sponsors!

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While our group missed almost every hike (we had important things to stitch up don’t yah know?) we did get pretty active when it came to play games (with prizes!).

Retreaters enjoying our Keep Calm & Quilt On bean bag toss at #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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We had an amazing amount a projects in the works during the retreat:

 

@ryouthereyet staring to layout her design at #sbamqgretreat #sbamqgretreat2017

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And even more finishes:

Check out @seventeenandem 3rd finish of the retreat! Amazing! #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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Beautiful finish by Grandma Clare this afternoon! @maclare #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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Another great finish by @majalg last night at #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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Can you believe this finish at #sbamqgretreat2017 ? It’s @majalg very first binding! Sew good!

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Check out the latest finish from @capitolaquilter at #sbamqgretreat2017 #swipeforselfie

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Another big finish at #sbamqgretreat2017 from VP @bcuseo

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Overall it was an amazingly good time and we can’t wait until next year!

Block of the Every Other Month – Lopsided Four Patch

Our next Block of the Every Other Month is the Lopsided Four Patch!

How to get started: 
• Download Pam’s Lopsided Four Patch Pattern here!
• Use gray and gold fabrics.
• Bring your finished block(s) to the November meeting for a chance to win them all at the Block Lotto!

We can’t wait to see what you make!

September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg #pamrocco

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg #pamrocco (swipe)

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September 2017 Meeting Recap

 

The September meeting celebrated the 6th year of the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild! Here are many of our now 66 members taking a photo to commemorate all the fun and great quilts that have been and will be!

Happy 6th Anniversary #sbamqg #showusyourmqg

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In other news:

  • Board Member Announcements: Our Co-VPs, Carolyn & Barbara will be retiring from their posts at the end of the calendar year so we are seeking volunteers for next year (not to give away the ending, but we had 5 volunteers already!).
  • Sew Day Reminder: We will be hosting a Sew Day on Saturday, September 16th at the Community Foundation Center in Aptos. Check out the Events Page for all the details!
  • Flea Market & Scrap Swap:  Our annual scrap swap will take place at the October 3rd guild meeting in addition to a Flea Market where guild members can sign-up to sell some of their higher ticket items (think spare sewing machines, precuts, etc). Members can sign up for for the Flea Market by emailing us at sbamqg@gmail.com.
  • Workshop Opportunities: A few workshop and retreat oppertunities with other guilds are now available to SBAMQG members:
  • Road 2 California: If you are planning to attend Road 2 California Quilt Show in Ontario, CA please email us at sbamqg@gmail to be entered to win two free tickets!
  • Quilter’s Planner: Guild members have an opportunity to get a Quilter’s Planner or Quilter’s Planner Combo at a 40% discount. Sign-ups were taken at the September Meeting & will also be taken at the October Meeting along with payments. Check it out here if you want to take advantage of this offer!
  • Block of the Every Other Month: Pam Rocco presented the next Block of the Every Other Month, the Lopsided Four Patch Block. Directions for how to construct this block can be found here. Darlene took home the Scrap Block Lotto win (for a second time I  might mention!).
  • Cow Bell: President Chelsea broke the cow bell. This is very important and must be noted.
  • Sew & Tell: As usual, Sew & Tell was a hit! Check out all these beauties including a quilt that lights up!

September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg #pamrocco

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg #pamrocco (swipe)

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg #pamrocco

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg @ljn117

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg @mgoltz

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg @lemontreetami

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg @southbaybella

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg Close up and back (swipe)

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September guild meeting Show and Tell #sbamqg @brightlittlefish (swipe) backing pic

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