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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A Quilt for a Special Friend

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:

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We were then given instructions to complete our block using bright complementary colors. Here, some of the blocks start to come together:assembly

Lori Green, Karen Foster, Pat Goulet, and Tina Michalik begin assembling rows:

IMG_1465 The newly pieced top hangs on the design wall:

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Karen, Lori, and Pat work on the binding:

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What do you do with extra blocks? Karen Foster makes giant tote bags and Anne was the recipient of this one as well:IMG_3552IMG_3553

Here is the SBAMQG’s finished Rock Candy quilt (quilted by Pat Goulet and labeled by Lori Green), preparing for its trip from the west coast: beach shot

What fun it was to present Anne with her quilt at QuiltCon West last February in Pasadena, CA. She was so surprised!

IMG_0913Guild member, Heidi, and Anne show off the quilt:FullSizeRender Anne sent us this picture of the quilt after the trip to its new home back east:

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We miss you Anne! Hope you think of us whenever you see the quilt!

(Photo credit Karen Foster, Anne Sullivan)

SBAMQG Member Wins at MPQA Show!

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.

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