November meeting wrap up


Hi Beautiful Guild members! We had our November meeting and here’s some highlights.

First, the recipient of the Block of the Every Other Month is Ruth. She received all the blocks that were made pictured behind her.

Our own Karen designed the Echo Block Study and is found here on the MQG website.

We then announced the next BOTEOM with Pam’s tutorial on how to make it.

Here is Isabelle with a sample block.

Here is a link to the directions along with the color palette. More copies of the templates will be available at the December meeting.

We had plenty of member show and tell as well.

Jeannie showed us her quilt made of shot cottons, designed by her.

Laura created this Amish beauty

Darlene stitched this up for donation

Anna made the two following quilts


Kathryn made this fresh quilt

Kathy is making this quilt by layering different colored fabrics together and then cutting into the layers – creating this effect. She embroidered the bird as well.

We hope you’ll join us for our holiday celebration meeting, December 4th at 6:30. See you there!








October 2018 Meeting Recap

Our October meeting began with our annual scrap swap. Prints, solids, even Hello Kitty fabric made an appearance! Several members also sold handmade items and larger swatches of fabric.

Two board members were out of town for this month’s meeting so Darlene and Mo held down the fort! They announced the annual dues ($50 paid by cash, check or PayPal) and openings for the Jen Carlton Bailly Workshop on January 27th.


Isabelle spoke about the progress on the Quilt Con Charity Quilt and showed her quilt in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner. She’s featured in the month of October. Everyone check it out!

Several members brought quilts to show the group.



Next month’s meeting will take place on Election Day. Don’t forget to vote before coming to the meeting! Can’t wait to see you there!

November 6 @ 6:30 pm
Mid-County Senior Center, 829 Bay Ave
Capitola, CA 95010 United States


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September 2018 Meeting Recap

Hello all! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Ok,  so this happened – Happy 7th anniversary to us!  Mo, our wonderful Treasurer baked this delicious cake and topped it with our guild logo! We love her. It’s all because of you, our members that we are still going strong and growing with each year. Thank you for your creativity and your willingness to show your work. We are such an amazing group. Here’s to the coming years together!


And thank you Chelsea – you keep us strong with your humor, your beautiful quilts and your  neverending skill set.

This meeting we had Julie, from the Intrepid Thread come pay us a visit and she had a wonderful pop-up with fabric, notions and patterns. Thanks Julie!

We revealed the new BOTEOM (Details in our previous post)

What a gorgeous palette! Thanks Karen!

Here’s a reminder for Ruby’s workshop on natural dye and fabrics.

You can get details by going to our Instagram account and swiping on the above picture.

And, as usual, you all wowed us with your quilts.

Thanks for reading – we’ll see you at the next meeting!










August 2018 Meeting Recap

We had a quick, but lovely meeting this August and again, we hosted Julie of The Intrepid Thread who came this month to demonstrate the Cricut Maker. Julie showed how accurately and with great detail the Cricut can cut fabric.

And then after a quick break, we had sew ‘n tell and as usual, the quilts our members had made did not dissappoint.

Isabelle @southbaybella showed a minimal mini #sbamqg #showusyourmqg

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Later in the month, some members took Karen’s workshop called Improv Abstraction Log Cabin. Such a great, modern take on the most classic of all quilt blocks. Here is some of our work.

We will see you soon at our next meeting, September 4th, 6:30 at the Capitola Senior Center.

July 2018 Meeting Recap

We met this July for our guild meeting and it was, as ever, visually beautiful with everyone’s exciting and innovative quilts. But first, we had several guild happenings to cover.


Quilt Con charity quilt – This year’s design prompt is to use tiny piecing. We started making narrow strip sets at our sew day. For more information on this project see HERE. Blocks will be collected at the August and September meetings. The blocks are going to be chopped up and used to create something awesome. Future sew days (dates are TBD) will the be used as design meetings.


Barn Quilt – We are so inspired by Renee’s Barn Block quilt that we wanted to make our own for our Opportunity Quilt. 26 of the 36 blocks were created at the last sew day, we hope to finish the remaining 10 blocks at the next sew day (date TBD). The color scheme is turquoise and peach. The quilt will be about 72″ square.




We learned that our longtime and one-time officer Emily will be moving away to Texas and this was her last meeting. There was no time to prepare for a proper good-bye! Emily has been a  part of the modern quilting community since its inception and was at the very first MQG meeting in Los Angeles. She lived for a time in Boise Idaho, and when her family moved to our area, we snatched her up and said you must join us and so she did. Emily was treasurer and helped shape and write our by-laws as well as set up accounting and aided in our guild becoming a non-profit. Our guild cannot send enough appreciation, warmth and well-wishes as she moves on to her next chapter. Here are a few of Emily’s beautiful quilts. Safe travels friend!!

Hey, will ya look at that! @lemontreetami & @littlebluecottage introduced me to the most brilliant idea… Longarm basting! And it's just in time, because I didn't have the slightest clue about how to move forward with doing hand quilting on this @libertylondon and #naniiro double gauze quilt to do it justice. I think this will give me confidence to just go for it! Maybe I will actually complete an entire quilt this year? #crosstourfingers #wishfulthinking @repostapp. ・・・ Another quilt on the frame for some basting in anticipation of some beautiful hand quilting by Emily @seventeenandem the top is made of beautiful Liberty of London 16-patch squares with the most darling polka dot lawn fabric. #apqs #APQSFreddie #longarmquilting #lovemylongarm #bastingbylongarm

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And, as always, our members showed us their quilts.

@laura.ryle also shared a mini started by Lynn. #sbamqg

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Jean is an artist with scraps. #sbamqg

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Ruth @scarletbegonias633 showed an exquisite quilt for #coveredinlovequilts #sbamqg

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See you at the August meeting!

August 7 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Mid-County Senior Center, 829 Bay Ave
Capitola, CA 95010 United States
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