• July 2021 General Meeting

    Thank you to our member spotlight, Karen Foster, for presenting her progress through quilting and improv. We voted on our design for our MQG Community Quilt and Laura Ryle’s submission for wonky stars won, we will start introducing the blocks and requesting help for making the quilt. Laura Ryle won our BOTEOM Splish Splash and Lori, Shauna, and Pat introduced the new BOTEOM due in September: To Be or Knot To Be.

    We have presented a new schedule for in person and virtual meetings for July through September, including our September retreat. We will update our events page as we have more information!

    WHEN WHERE / HOW DURATION WHAT
    1st Tuesday 

    8/3, 9/7

    Virtual via Zoom 1.25 hours Guild Meeting

        Business Announcements

        Lectures / Member Spotlights 

    3rd Tuesday

    7/20, 8/17, 9/21

    In-Person

    Location TBA

    About 2 hours Community Activities

        Sew n Tell

        Community Quilt Efforts

        Demos

    WHEN WHERE / HOW DURATION WHAT
    July 17 Virtual  10 am – 2 pm

        Hosted 10-12

        Open Sew 12-2

    Sew Day
    Aug 7 & 14 Virtual Workshop w

    Sarah Nishiura

    Half Days Deconstruction Designs
    Sept 18 & 19 In-Person 

    (no sleep overs)

    Location – TBA

    All Day Sew Days / Retreat 

    Here are our meeting slides:

    2021_07_06 General Meeting

  • Block of the Every Other Month – TO BE OR KNOT TO BE? – Due September 2021

    TO BE OR KNOT TO BE?

    Presented by Lori Green and Shauna Moulton, drafted by Pat Goulet

    (Pattern inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s Garlic Knot)

    FABRIC SELECTION:

    Fabric 1  low volume small print white with black or gray

    Fabric 2  medium tone gray solid or small print that reads as solid

    Fabric 3  black solid or small print that reads as solid

    Fabric 4  color pop solid or small print that reads as solid

    CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

    Fabric 1 Two  2 ½ X 4 ½ inch rectangles

    Four 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 2 Three 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 3 Three 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 4 Two 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Cutting Example

    SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

    ¼ inch seam

    Finished block 8 ½

    Block Arrangement
    Completed block

     

  • June 2021 General Meeting

    Thank you to Amanda Morris from SVMQG presenting her talk “Elements of Modern Quilting” to our guild! You can read more about her talk on the blog post on SVMQG’s post.

    We had two new members this month and our members were so busy with lots of Show N Tells! We announced Sarah Nishiura’s workshop for August 2021 and the next BOTEOM color palette.

    View the meeting slides here: June 2021 General Meeting

  • May 2021 General Meeting

    We hosted a guest speaker from Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild, Joan Costello, who presented “Love, Loss, and the Next Quilt.” We also had two new members this month! Please look our slides for this month’s announcements and Sew and Tell.

    May 2021 meeting

  • Block of the Every Other Month – Splish Splash – Due July 2021

    Splish Splash

    Presented by Mickey Beebe

    Designed by Anita Grossman Solomon, you can download the free pattern on Robert Kaufman Fabrics

    This BOTEOM will follow the Pantone 2021 Color(s) of the year, which Mickey presented at our April Meeting: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating (yellow)

    Mickey has made the Splish Splash block in the Pantone colors for our BOTEOM

    Directions:

    Cut one 10″ square from one of the two colors

    Cut one 5″ square from the other of the two colors

    Cut each square twice diagonally. Note that you will only use 2 of the small triangles to complete the block.

    Measure and make a mark 2-1/8” down from the point on the large triangles, then draw a horizontal line on both large triangles.

    Align and center one small triangle under the lines.

    Stitch 1/4″ from each small triangle edge.

    Press small triangle up. Trim by setting a square ruler on top of the large triangle and trim overlapping small triangle.

    Trim away extra large triangle and press seam open.

    Sew pieces together and press

    Trim block to 8-1/2″ square

    Final 8-1/2″ Splish Splash block!