August 2017 Meeting Recap

And we’ve completed yet another month of 2017.  Where is it going?  My take on it is that all of our members are really using their time to accomplish fabulous stitching.  I don’t think there’s any time left for sitting on the beach — hee hee.


President Chelsea kicked the meeting off by reminding us of our Sew Day this Saturday at the Foundation Building in Aptos.  9:30 – 4:30.  And we have one more scheduled for 9.16, same time, same place.

  • At the October meeting we will have a scrap swap/flea market to thin out your stash and possibly take home some $$.  As for the members shopping, you will add treasures to your stash.  Each seller will be responsible for $$; i.e., having change.  Or if you have something really special that might make a super door prize, you can donate it to the guild.
  • Our next meeting will go back to the first Tuesday of the month, so be ready on September 5.
  • Retreat:  10.19 – 10.22.  Any outstanding balance is due today.  You’ve probably received an invoice from Jen Namba.
  • Tara Faughnan workshops:  Both are full.  The supply list went out.  Tara will send additional info for the quilt workshop
  • Challenges:
    • Charity block – orange peel.  Due at next month’s meeting.
    • Make It Modern blocks for PVQA show
  • WIP on Instagram – be sure to post finishes
  • Kathrin Brown is here selling tickets for the Monterey Peninsula Quilt Guild’s Opportunity Quilt (below).


Gabrielle announced Road to California quilt show is 1.18.18 – 1.21.18.  They sent us two tickets.  If you’re planning on going, send a message via email to to enter your name to win the tickets and the winner will be chosen from those submitted.


  • Kathy Howard
  • Cari’s mom
  • Lyn Sandberg

BREAK with incredible spread of everything imaginable provided by Cari. Thanks so much.

Isabel gave us a demo on weaving with fabric.  Be sure to check the separate post for all the information regarding everything related to the demo; i.e., tools, websites, tutorials.

@southbaybella Wefty demo #weftyneedle #wefty #sbamqg

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@southbaybella Demo time.

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Door prizes were won by Darlene, Tami & Isabel

Sew ‘n Tell:

August guild meeting Show and Tell. @bcuseo

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August guild meeting Show and Tell @littlebluecottage

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August guild meeting Show and Tell

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August guild meeting Show and Tell @laura.ryle

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August guild meeting Show and Tell @kbkreativ

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August guild meeting Show and Tell @capitolaquilter

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August guild meeting Show and Tell by Lyn

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August guild meeting Show and Tell @chelsea.hard

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August guild meeting Show and Tell

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See you all next month.  Happy stitching in the meantime.

Respectfully submitted,

Patricia Goulet, Secretary



July 2017 Meeting Recap

Tie your hats on and get ready for fun stuff 🙂

  • Chelsea Hard, our President, opened the meeting announcing that we’ve had 22 blocks for the BOEM come in.   Awesome.
  • This is the last day to enter any projects you intend to finish by December. #SBAMQGWIPITGOOD is the Instagram designated site and then start loading those pictures of finished WIPs up on the site.
  • Our next challenge, Make it Modern, is for the PVQA quilt show next February.  The challenge was posted last month and quilts must be completed by the December for entry into the show.
  • MQG Member Benefit for the month:  Be sure to take advantage of all the discounts on entertainment and travel – including movies.
  • Sew Day in August – 8.19, 9:30-4:30 – Aptos Foundation

The Tara Faughnan all day class is full – although there’s always room on the waiting list.  And there are spaces available in the half-day class.

Charity Quilt for QuiltCon:  Gabrielle and Mickey presented the colors and blocks we’re hoping everyone will create.  There are three sizes – your choice:  blocks equaling 3 1/2 inches, 6 1/2 inches and 12 1/2 inches.  Please do not trim your blocks.  We’ll leave that to the committee.

Use two colors only for each block.


Pam Rocco presented our next Block of Every Other Month.  We had a fat quarter swap of all the colors.  Use solids for strip.  Change 11″ to 14″.

Tonight was the date to turn in the Picture Frame blocks.  22 blocks came in.

The winner of all of the blocks – da-da – Karen Foster.  Congrats.


Sew N Tell:


































This concludes our July meeting.



June 2017 Meeting Recap

Chelsea welcomed us all to our first meeting in our new digs, Mid-County Senior Center.  Great reception for the new setting.

Announcements:  (all the business stuff)

Name Tags/Buttons:  request on sign-in sheet

Retreat balance due by 8.15.17

MQG Info:

  1.  QuiltCon registration begins 6.26.17
  2. Featured member benefit:  4-day pass to QuiltCon is complementary to all members, so be sure to register
  3. Entries for show – July, date to be announced
  4. Charity colors announced are on color board in photograph of Chelsea.  Isabel has volunteered to head this project.

Block of Every Other Month:

Picture Frame blocks are due at the July meeting

Block for September colors will be:  red-violet, yellow, blue- violet.  We will hold a fat quarter swap at our next meeting using these colors.  Bring a solid or a print

PVQA Quilt Show Challenge:

We would like to have a great presence.  We’ve chosen to do Traditional Block Made Modern.  The four blocks are:  Flying Geese, Morning Star, Churn Dash and Pineapple.  Blocks can be any size, finished by December meeting with 4″ hanger on back.

Jeannie Land will be our liaison to make sure all entries are placed together and we are represented as the awesome group we are.

Chelsea has posted the blocks and info on our site.


Members who have already entered their WIPs (up to 6) may now add 3 more for a total of 9.  These are all posted on Instagram at #SBAMQGWIPitgood.  New members who missed the first dash to enter may now enter 3 and get started.

Tara Faughnan Workshop:

Two days, 11.11.17 and 11.12.17.  Sign-ups open tonight.



Gabrielle presented a demo of EPP (English Paper Piecing).  Great presentation that will spark those members who have not tried it to get going.

Door prizes were won by Lori, Jeannie, Tina & Pam .  Congratulations 🙂

Pam Rocco Cheap Thrills Class was held last weekend.  A really fun time was had by all – and tons of creativity.  Check out the pics.

SEW & TELL:  What a prolific group.

Pam:  Picture Frames (BOEM for July)

Tami:  Husband’s 50th Birthday Gift

Lori:  Betsy Bag – and Strip Quilt (Tara Faughnan technique)


Front and back – which is the best???





Lucky son




And with that, a good night.  Sweet dreams of fabulous quilts


May 2017 Meeting Recap

May 17, 2017

General Meeting

Call to order by President Chelsea Hard located in Hart’s Fabric Store at 6:33 p.m.

The store discount offered tonight is Alison Glass Handcrafters and Wide Back fabric – Thank you, Hart’s.

A survey was sent to each member.  So far 28 responses have been returned.  We’re hoping to have all completed by 5.21 so results can be analyzed.

Our annual fall retreat is approaching.  The balance of registration is due by 8.15.

QuiltCon:    Registration 6.26/ Show Entries open July


Event Dates to Remember:

5.20     Sew Day at the Foundation in Aptos.

6.17     Pam Rocco Workshop – Cheap Thrills

6.20     Guild Meeting

MQG book is available for preorder.  We have two members with talent being recognized in print:  Pamela Rocco and Mickey Beebe.  Great showing for SBAMQG.  Congrats.

Instagram #EPPParty  check it out on the Instagram site.  Looks like fun.

Charity Quilt:  Guidelines have been published by MQG.  Isabel has stepped up to the plate to chair this committee, so all volunteers will be receiving information shortly.  Positions needed will be design, piecing, machine quilting, binding, label.

Sign-ups for Tara Faughnan’s classes in November will be held in June.

This is the big night to turn in the BOEM from March – “h” blocks.  The grand prize winner was Darlene – we’ll look forward to seeing them put together.

The new BOEOM was announced by Pam Rocco.  She picked her “Picture Frame” blocks – there are three different versions.  This block will be turned in at the July meeting.

The Cheap Thrills Workshop presented by Pam Rocco will be June Pam will email pattern and instructions to all attendees.  It is recommended blocks be constructed ahead of class in order to have class time to work on placement.






Door prizes were won by Melody and Renee.  Book.**

The MQG benefit we talked about tonight was all the free patterns that are offered.

Karen Foster mentioned the great display at the San Jose Quilt Museum that is available until **.


Lynne – teacup challenge

Gene – Zig Zag

Emily – Weeks Ringle Kit


Laura R – HUGE Day of the Dead quilt

Melody – Critters, miniatures

Isabel – Quilt challenge, on-point quilt

Karen – Pam Rocco workshop project, baby quilt


Thanks again to Hart’s for making meeting venue available.