Here is a long overdue post about a quilt that our group made a while back as a gift for someone special. Anne Sullivan is fast becoming one of the big names in the modern quilting world. But, here at the SBAMQG, she has been impressing us with her talents since our very beginning in 2011. Anne was our long-time tech guru as well as our Vice President and, without her, we wouldn’t be what we are today. Her leadership and guidance are always so appreciated and her mastery of color and design mixed with computer programming are beyond amazing. What a treat it has been to watch Anne’s Play Crafts blog grow since its early stages. And now, seeing all she has been accomplishing lately, we are so proud to be able to say we knew her when!
Last summer, Anne was given a job opportunity 3000 miles away, in Washington DC. While this was great for her, it wasn’t so great for us. So, of course we turned to quilting to mend our broken hearts. It wasn’t hard to decide what to make. We instantly knew that Anne’s very own design, Rock Candy Block, would be a perfect going away gift for her.
Each guild member received a HST-square in light and dark grey:
Lori Green, Karen Foster, Pat Goulet, and Tina Michalik begin assembling rows:
Karen, Lori, and Pat work on the binding:
What fun it was to present Anne with her quilt at QuiltCon West last February in Pasadena, CA. She was so surprised!
We miss you Anne! Hope you think of us whenever you see the quilt!
(Photo credit Karen Foster, Anne Sullivan)
Talented SBAMQG member, Kathrin, was awarded a First Place ribbon in the “Large Quilts, Traditional, Machine Quilted” category at the Monterey Peninsula Quilt Association show, “Quilts by the Bay,” this weekend. Kathrin’s prize-winning Glam Clam quilt was started in a SBAMQG workshop with Latifah Saafir last year and look how it turned out! Congratulations, Kathrin! It’s a beauty and is well-deserving of the honor.
Our own Anne Sullivan is passionate about everything she does, and that includes quilting and gaming. Next week, when thousands of game developers and game industry professionals descend on San Francisco for the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), Anne will combine these passions by providing a stack of heart blocks for people to sign to show their support for the Games are for Everyone movement. Anne will collect the blocks after the show and turn them into a quilt (or quilts if there are enough blocks). They’ll be available for display as a show of group support and welcome to all gamers. You can read more about the Games are for Everyone movement on Anne’s Play-crafts post.
If you are interested in making hearts for an upcoming event, please let Anne know!