March 2018 Meeting Recap

HI all,

We had a fantastic March meeting with lots of exciting discussion surrounding those of us who attended Quiltcon as well as the PVQA quilt show.

We had many of our guild attend Quiltcon and talked about how we had represented our guild. We had made a fabulous improv Orange Peel quilt which was there amongst many other guilds who had designed and constructed a quiltj that would be donated to their own community in charity. Here it is:

Our charity quilt handing at #quiltcon2018 Find it hanging in Ballrooms ED

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This gorgeous quilt will make its way to a family who was directly affected by the Napa/Sonoma wildfire. We are thrilled to be able to give directly in this way and reminds us of the importance of service to others and how what we make can truly offer comfort and warmth.

We announced our newest swap! We are excited to host a tote bag/zipper pouch swap. It’s not too late to join – next month’s meeting there will still be an opportunity to join in on the fun. If you’ve never made a tote bag or a zipper pouch don’t fret or dispair! Next month there will be a separate blog post with LOTS of links to the many free tutorials and free patterns for making a tote. We promise – it’s fun and simple. Your desire to make something that your swap partner may enjoy is the only requirement. It’s going to be fun so please join in! We know you can do it! Wouldn’t you like to receive something like this?

Tamlin was the winner of our “Block of the Every Other Month

Renee designed a quilt block that is featured in the Modern Quilt Guild ‘s Block Study in February. It’s a gorgeous block and makes up into a fabulous quilt. Here is hers:

We’re so proud of you Renee!

And, as always, we had a great Sew ‘n Tell with lots of fabulous quilts:

An original quilt pattern from Alicea! #sbamqg

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Anna (@anna_brenk) brought a quilt top and wore a tunic she made! #sbamqg

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Another quilt at tonight’s meeting #sbamqg

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Darlene (@darlenetalukder) shows quilts with cheerful colors #sbamqg

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Terry showed a block created in a #quiltcon workshop with @sewkatiedid #sbamqg

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And please remember, we are still taking sign-ups for our Mel Beach workshop!

We hope to see you at our next meeting which is April 3rd at 6:30.

 

Block of the Every Other Month – Side Stripe

Our newest block of the month is Side Stripe designed by our very own Renee Tallman!

How to get started: 

  • Login to the MQG Community Site & access the Side Stripe pattern written by Renee Tallman for the MQG Block of the Month series.
  • Use solids or prints in whites, off whites and creams as your neutral color & solids or prints from the color palette below as your pops of color.
  • Complete block assembly through Step 5, stopping when you have two half-square triangles (do not sew your units into flying geese).
  • Bring your finished block(s) to the May 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!

 

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!

 

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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Block of the Every Other Month – Scrap Block

Excited about our Block of the Every Other Month and ready to get started on the current Scrap Block?

How to get started:
• Download Pam’s Scrap Block Pattern from the Quilter’s Newsletter Website
• Use your fat quarters from the July meeting swap and fabric from your stash in red-violet, blue-violet & yellow. Use solids or solid-ish fabrics for the stripes in the block.
• Bring your finished block(s) to the September meeting for a chance to win them all at the Block Lotto!

We can’t wait to see what you make!