January 2018 Meeting Recap

Our January meeting started with a new board, new visitors and lots of happenings!

First, we discussed our Make it Modern challenge for the PVQA show.

If you want to enter your Make it Modern Challenge Quilt into the PVQA show, please visit the PVQA Website and submit your entry by Monday, January 8.
Please make sure that if you enter the Make it Modern Quilts that you select the following options to ensure all quilts hang together:
  • 2018 Quilt Division – Group Display Quilts
  • Group or Workshop Name – SBAMQG Make it Modern
If you are a non PQVA member please do not pay the non-member entry fee (the system will allow you to submit without payment), as SBAMQG will be handling payment for our group exhibit.
Jeannie Land will be coordinating pick-up of quilts at the February 6th meeting, so please make sure your quilt is ready to go with a Quilt Show Label affixed and that your quilt also meets all of submission guidelines (including a 4 inch hanging sleeve). Jeannie will also pick-up the quilts from the show and return them to you at the March meeting.
Quiltcon is quickly approaching! Hope to see you there! We are collecting names of all of us who are going and hopefully we can meetup and find roomies and connect as a guild while we are there. This beauty, which Karen contributed to, will be on display at the show!
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles will feature an exhibit titled Loaded Conversations and will display work based on concerns and commentary regarding guns and violence and safety over guns. “Gun violence has taken its toll all over the world, in many different ways. An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence.” Our very own Pam Rocco will have her work “Without Gun Control” on display as part of this exhibit and we could not be more proud of her.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California: April 22, 2018 – July 15, 2018

Opening reception on Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Road to California quilt show in Ontario started yesterday and Mickey Beebe will have her “Eichler Houses” quilt on display there. She’ll be going to the show and we  look forward to hearing from about her adventures at the February 6th meeting.

#mickeybeebe quilted by #tamylevin EICHLER HOMES

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FABMO has an upcoming sale on January 25th. Click on link for more details.

Harts Fabric has two events worth getting excited about – First, Alex Veronelli will be stopping by with free samples and lots of info on why Aurifil is the best choice in thread for quilters. The talk is free and all are encouraged to come! Date is Feb. 16th at both 11 am and 3 pm. Also, as always, Harts will be having its Super Bowl Sunday sale and the entire store will be 20-40% off. Show up early for best selection. Date is February 4th from 10-5.

As always, our Sew ‘n Tell showed off our many talented members.

Two beautiful quilts from Kathrin at our January 2018 Sew and Tell #sbamqg

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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!

 

December 2017 Meeting Recap

Our holiday party meeting was called to order by President Chelsea Hard.

The winner of two tickets to Road To California was Mickey Beebe.

Entries for Make It Modern, a SBAMQG showing in the PVQA annual quilt show are due.  The last date to enter quilt show is first week in January 2018.  Let us know if you have an entry completed, or are intending to finish in time.  This is a great opportunity to showcase our talented members and an honor to be included in PVQA’s show.

New officers for the Board of Directors for 2018 were elected.   Congratulations to all the new Board members, and one returning.  A great year will be in store.

  • President – Chelsea Hard
  • Vice-President – Darlene Talukedek
  • Secretary – Tina Michalek
  • Treasurer – Mo Goltz

As a send off for Tami Levin who is moving out of the area, we presented her with a boatload of Polaroid blocks of all her favorite things, and a bag created by Anna B to carry the pieces in. Tami, you will be missed and we all wish you the best.

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A notion exchange was had where notions were chosen, swapped, stolen.  A great time was had by everyone checking out their new treasures.

Our pot luck holiday party was enjoyed and thanks to all the contributors.  Fabulous array of great treats.

Sew N Tell:

December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell by Gene

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @mickeybeebe Flying geese challenge

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @mickeybeebe corduroy quilt

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @southbaybella Isabelle’s tiny log cabin

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @duendespirit Carolyn made a quilt for her daughter

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @sewsewlori Lori’s Make it Modern challenge

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @chelsea.hard

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell @laura.ryle Make it Modern challenge

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December #sbamqg guild meeting Show and Tell #pamrocco

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@capitolaquilter showing off her work at the December Sew & Tell

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@ryouthereyet showing off her quilt at the December Sew & Tell

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@knoxcheryl showing off her work at the December Sew & Tell

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Happy Holidays to Everyone.  See you in 2018.

 

November 2017 Meeting Recap

At the November meeting we covered the following topics:

  • Board Nominations: The following guild members were nominated for 2018 Board positions (the election will be a real nail biter):
    • President: Chelsea Hard
    • Vice President: Darlene Talukder
    • Treasurer: Mo Goltz
    • Secretary: Tina Michalik
  • Committee Chairs: The following guild members have volunteered to take on the role of chair person for the following guild projects:
    • Photography & Social Media: Mo Goltz
    • Block of the Every Other Month: Isabelle Selak
  • Block of the Every Other Month: Pam is retiring from her spot as the chair for the BOTEOM & Mo finally won the Block Raffle after making the most blocks (by our guesstimate) of any guild member! A new block will be presented at the January Meeting!
  • Pay by November Raffle: Mo & Judy were the big winners of the Pay by November dues raffle! Dues for 2018 are officially due by December 15th!
  • Challenges: Both the #SBAMQGWIPITGOOD & Make it Modern Challenges are due at the December meeting. Check out the original blog post for details! You won’t want to miss a chance to win Jacquie Gerring handmade prize!
  • Batting Discussion: Emily brought up an important quilt making topic, the fact that there is limited information on batting warmth! Chelsea will contact a handful of popular batting companies and see if she can get the tog rating (thanks Heidi for the official term) so we can know how warm our quilts will be before we baste them up!
  • Future Demo Discussion: There was also a discussion on future demos members wanted to see including: perfect binding corners, facings, zippers, applique and freezer paper piecing techniques!
  • December Meeting Need to Knows: For the December meeting, snacks will be potluck style (bring a snack you’d like to share or just come hungry) & bring a notion (new or lightly used) for our annual gift swap (gift wrapped please)!
  • Sew & Tell: As usual, Sew & Tell was a hit! Check out all these beauties including a quilt that lights up!

Better late than never as they say! Check out the highlights from our November #sbamqg meeting!

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6th Annual Quilt Retreat

The SBAMQG 6th Annual Retreat has come and gone, but out what a fun time we had! The weekend, October 19-22, was chilly but we stayed warm under our in-progress creations as we sewed feverishly into the night (and early, early morning). This was our biggest retreat every, with 23 attendees sewing up a storm!

The retreat wouldn’t have been possible without our gracious sponsors who helped up fill our amazing retreat buckets stitched up by our retreat committee!

Starting our #sbamqgretreat2017 with some great swag from our sponsors!

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While our group missed almost every hike (we had important things to stitch up don’t yah know?) we did get pretty active when it came to play games (with prizes!).

Retreaters enjoying our Keep Calm & Quilt On bean bag toss at #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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We had an amazing amount a projects in the works during the retreat:

 

@ryouthereyet staring to layout her design at #sbamqgretreat #sbamqgretreat2017

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And even more finishes:

Check out @seventeenandem 3rd finish of the retreat! Amazing! #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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Beautiful finish by Grandma Clare this afternoon! @maclare #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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Another great finish by @majalg last night at #sbamqgretreat2017 #sbamqgretreat

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Can you believe this finish at #sbamqgretreat2017 ? It’s @majalg very first binding! Sew good!

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Check out the latest finish from @capitolaquilter at #sbamqgretreat2017 #swipeforselfie

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Another big finish at #sbamqgretreat2017 from VP @bcuseo

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Overall it was an amazingly good time and we can’t wait until next year!