February Meeting Recap

Our February meeting was fabulous with lots of news and quilts to show.

We have two sew days coming up at the community foundation in Aptos so mark your calendars! Dates are 3/17 and 4/14 from 9:30 to 4:30

Mel Beach Workshop on Free-motion Quilting!

Get your free motion quilting on by learning how to master pebbling with a workshop that will take this basic FMQ design to the next level by experimenting with exciting variations on size, shape, fillers, center designs & more!

$61 members/$71 for non-members

Sign-ups for non-SBAMQG members begins 03/07.

Sign up by submitting your workshop payment on the sidebar of our Home page under SBAMQG Dues & Workshops!

We started a new something we are calling “Dear SBAbby” where we can bring our quilting questions and get feedback on quilts if we are stuck. This meeting we had a discussion on blocking and squaring up of quilts. We will continue the topic at the next meeting. Bring any tips and experience to the discussion! Also, if you’d like to bring in a project that you’d like group feedback on, please bring it! Get your guild behind you on your project – we have so much experience between all of us that someone is bound to be able to help.

As always, there were lots of quilts to show including this stunner by Lynn.

 

 

Isabel showed us her self-drafted quarter log cabin quilt.

Mo made this beautiful two-color quilt

Mickey gave us a short talk on her experience of going from a traditional quilter to a modern quilter with examples of her progression in terms of color, piecing and design.

 

And Merydith was on hand to receive her prize for the WIP it good challenge from last year! She won an amazing quilt made by Jacquie Guering. Congrats!!

Winner, winner! #sbamqg

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We’ll see you all at our March meeting – March 6th at the Mid-County Senior center at 6:30.

 

 

January 20108 Meeting Recap

Our January meeting started with a new board, new visitors and lots of happenings!

First, we discussed our Make it Modern challenge for the PVQA show.

If you want to enter your Make it Modern Challenge Quilt into the PVQA show, please visit the PVQA Website and submit your entry by Monday, January 8.
Please make sure that if you enter the Make it Modern Quilts that you select the following options to ensure all quilts hang together:
  • 2018 Quilt Division – Group Display Quilts
  • Group or Workshop Name – SBAMQG Make it Modern
If you are a non PQVA member please do not pay the non-member entry fee (the system will allow you to submit without payment), as SBAMQG will be handling payment for our group exhibit.
Jeannie Land will be coordinating pick-up of quilts at the February 6th meeting, so please make sure your quilt is ready to go with a Quilt Show Label affixed and that your quilt also meets all of submission guidelines (including a 4 inch hanging sleeve). Jeannie will also pick-up the quilts from the show and return them to you at the March meeting.
Quiltcon is quickly approaching! Hope to see you there! We are collecting names of all of us who are going and hopefully we can meetup and find roomies and connect as a guild while we are there. This beauty, which Karen contributed to, will be on display at the show!
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles will feature an exhibit titled Loaded Conversations and will display work based on concerns and commentary regarding guns and violence and safety over guns. “Gun violence has taken its toll all over the world, in many different ways. An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence.” Our very own Pam Rocco will have her work “Without Gun Control” on display as part of this exhibit and we could not be more proud of her.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California: April 22, 2018 – July 15, 2018

Opening reception on Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Road to California quilt show in Ontario started yesterday and Mickey Beebe will have her “Eichler Houses” quilt on display there. She’ll be going to the show and we  look forward to hearing from about her adventures at the February 6th meeting.

#mickeybeebe quilted by #tamylevin EICHLER HOMES

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FABMO has an upcoming sale on January 25th. Click on link for more details.

Harts Fabric has two events worth getting excited about – First, Alex Veronelli will be stopping by with free samples and lots of info on why Aurifil is the best choice in thread for quilters. The talk is free and all are encouraged to come! Date is Feb. 16th at both 11 am and 3 pm. Also, as always, Harts will be having its Super Bowl Sunday sale and the entire store will be 20-40% off. Show up early for best selection. Date is February 4th from 10-5.

As always, our Sew ‘n Tell showed off our many talented members.

Two beautiful quilts from Kathrin at our January 2018 Sew and Tell #sbamqg

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