Block of the Every Other Month – Water Slide

Our newest block of the month is Water Slide, designed by our very own Pam Rocco!

How to get started: 

  • Access the Water Slide Templates and basic instructions written by Pam Rocco. Print the templates for use while making your block. Make sure your printer is set to print with no scaling, or 100% scale to ensure the templates are the correct size.
  • Use the photos and basic instructions below to complete your block.
  • Our color palette for this month is Arctic Winter.  Use solids or prints from the color palette below.
  • Complete as many blocks as you’d like.  Each block is an entry into the drawing for the block lotto.
  • Bring your finished block(s) to the January 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!


Water Slide Block Tutorial

  1. Using the templates linked above, cut your fabrics for one or more blocks.  Be sure to add 1/4″ seam allowance on all sides when cutting your fabrics.


2. Place piece A and B right sides together and sew along the curve using a 1/4″ seam allowance.


3. Press seam to either side.  Congratulations!  You’ve completed one block. Please do not sew blocks together as illustrated on the templates page.


We look forward to seeing your blocks!


7th Annual Retreat Recap!

The 7th Annual has came and went…many, many months ago! It’s not too late, however, to think about the fun we had last year in anticipation for our 8th annual retreat coming September of 2019!

The Happy Valley Conference Center hosted us again this year. We were close to Santa Cruz but felt so far away. We were able to spread out and sew, eat delicious food, and enjoy our creative community without interruption.

Thank you for Lori for organizing games and adding a little friendly competition to the retreat!

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We have such a supportive community. Here a few members discuss layout and share creative advice.

Lastly, thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t have done any of this without you!

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Can’t wait for our next retreat! Look for an announcement soon!!

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!










Block of the Every Other Month – Echo

Our newest block of the month is Echo designed by our very own Karen Foster!

How to get started:
• Login to the MQG Community Site & access the Echo Block Study pattern OR reference the email sent on September 5th to all members.
• Use solids or prints from the color palette below.
• Bring your finished block(s) to the November 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!