January 20108 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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Quilts for Boston

The community of Boston has been changed by recent acts of violence.  There are hundreds of people who are not only suffering from bodily harm and physical loss, but also invisible wounds from witnessing and hearing what occurred.  Quilters are always quick to respond in situations where comfort is needed and in this difficult time, naturally we want to respond.

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild has put a call out for blocks.  quilts for boston

From their blog:

“As a guild we plan to make and distribute quilts to those who would benefit from a show of support, and we need your help.  We are asking the modern quilt community to support our efforts by sending us blocks for these quilts. Additionally, we will accept donations of fabric to be used for binding, sashing, and quilt backs. We would like to have the quilts ready to deliver to those in need as soon as possible, so we ask that you send your blocks to us within a month, by May 24th, 2013.

Blocks sent to the Boston Modern Quilt Guild should be blue, yellow, gray, and white. All blocks should be 12½” tall x the width of your choice. That could mean 12½” x 7”, 12½” x 12½”, or anything wider, more narrow, or in between. Please machine piece your blocks in any style you would like. Please use only “quilt shop quality” 100% cotton or cotton/linen fabrics. Both print and solid fabrics are welcome. Our preference is white or light gray 100% cotton thread, but any coordinating thread of good quality will do.”

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Do you have an hour or so to make a block for our sister guild?  Show your support and dive into your scraps and your stash and send a block off to Boston!!

From their blog:

“Our goal is to make bright and modern quilts that will bring cheer to those who need it most! We chose this color scheme as these are the colors of the Boston Marathon, and have become the colors representing the One Fund, an organization formed to accept monetary donations for the victims, as well as the tribute tees sold to benefit the One Fund. Be creative with your blocks, and make any pattern or design that inspires you!”

Please mail all blocks and fabric to:
Quilts for Boston
P. O. Box 79225
Belmont, MA 02479

 

Going to Stitch Modern!

We’ve scheduled a field trip to see our sister guild’s show Stitch Modern.  The date of our outing is February 2nd.   We’ve planned an afternoon and evening of fun starting with gathering at the SueDee’s parking lot and jumping into Tina’s minivan at 1:30.  From there we’ll go on up to the East Bay and head straight to Piedmont Fabric and do some fabric accumulation and general poking around.  Later, we can refuel at Fenton’s Creamery.  

We’ll then head over to Piedmont Center for the Arts and attend the opening reception for the quilt show.   It should be an incredibly fun day and evening!  Please join us!

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Although we know that some of you will be at THIS fabulous event:

http://heatherross.squarespace.com/workshops/

…with the fabulous Heather Ross and Gertie, two incredible designers and seamstresses extroidinaire!  Lucky Duckies – can’t wait to hear about all the fun!

 

 

Confetti Workshop with Peppermint Pinwheels

We had a wonderful day exploring what we love so much – improv piecing!  Our guild was lucky enough to host Stacey Sharman, aka peppermint pinwheels.  She stayed all afternoon and we played with our stash and our scraps making her Confetti Quilt.

It was So. Much. Fun.

Pam chose a bold red background for her quilt – high contrast and impact!

Busily working away – one of our attendees drove all the way from San Diego to learn from Stacey.

Jenny was making a very fresh confetti quilt using lots of white.

Tina’s quilt with warm “confetti” and an ivory background.

Thanks again to Stacey!  We know we’ll be having you back for another workshop in the future!