Today marks a very special milestone for the SBAMQG. It is our fourth birthday! Guild founder and original president, Tina Michalik, shared the story of how she started the group and how far we’ve come since those early days. We then celebrated with cupcakes and a group picture:
Today marks another important occasion: Day one of National Sewing Month. In honor of National Sewing Month, Hart’s Fabrics, home and favorite fabric shop of the SBAMQG, is doing their super fun annual event, called Sew Your Hart Out. Do you like sewing and winning great prizes? Then click here for information: Sew Your Hart Out
Guild news tonight included announcements on upcoming workshops by Maria Shell and Tina M., both of which still have spots open. We learned that charity quilt #1 (named Castles in the Sand by Laura R.) is finished and ready to be donated, and charity quilt #2 for QuiltCon West (naming contest currently underway) is coming along wonderfully. Lynne had two big announcements: 1. Bring your scraps to the October meeting for another scrap swap and 2. We are having a birthday quilting challenge. We took turns choosing a color and a design principle and our small quilts will be due at the November meeting.
Our member spotlight artist this evening was Mickey Beebe, a talented and prolific quilter who has had her work featured in numerous books, magazines, and major international quilt shows. Mickey talked tonight about her use of selvage edges in quilting. Here are a few samples:
And here is some of our Sew and Tell from tonight:
Half-square triangles were represented.
Annoying fabrics were also represented.
We saw quilting, both quick and not so quick.
And these beauties were not to miss!
See you in October.
(photo credit Karen Foster)