• May 2024 General Meeting Minutes

    May 7, 2024

    1.  Welcomed new member – Iris Frank 
    2. Retreat recap – Darlene and Ruth gave a recap of the retreat last weekend at Happy Valley. They shared the swag bags, the picado appliqué  project, and the needle book project.  Darlene requested photos of finished projects.  The sponsors included Cactus pincushions made by Gene, Doc Stitches, Fabricworm, Northcott , Oliso, Quiltfolk, and Hobbs batting.  Next year’s retreat will be the first weekend in May.  We need new retreat coordinators for next year.
    3. MQG Make a Difference Challenge – Laura explained the Make a Difference Challenge.  Complete information can be found on the MQG website.
    4. Demo by Lori – Lori demonstrated a clever way to match fabric patterns on quilt backs.
    5. Demo with Sara – Sara demonstrated several techniques for painting fabric with Derwent inktense pencils, Crayon d’Arche Neo color pastels, and pentel fabric fun pastel dye sticks.
    6. Judy – Judy brought two quilts that a friend would like to have quilted., Sara took one of the quilts.
    7. Karen’s workshop , Medallion Mashup is scheduled for June 15.  The cost will be $55.  Sign ups will be available soon on the website.
    8. Ruth informed the group about upcoming events. Saqa textile talks is next Wednesday at 11:00 and will be on Japanese quilting.  QuiltCon challenges were just announced and can be found on the website.s
    9. Charity quilt update – 3 tops have been finished  and need labels.  We need more star blocks and more ideas for quilt blocks. 
    10. Library Day is May 18
    11. Sew and Tell – Lori, Gene, Diane, Gagne, Darlene, Pam, Anna, Heidi, Laura, Judy, Pat, Jen, and  Beth shared 

    Minutes submitted by Laura Ryle 

  • March 2024 General Meeting Minutes

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    1. New members introduced: James, Dale, Meryl, Cheryl
    2. Anna reported on her Quilt Con experience.  Jacquie Gering was the featured speaker.  There were lectures, demos, and there were 600 quilts on display.  All MQG members can download the app and view all the quilts.  Overall, she found the show very  inspirational.
    3. The retreat is opening to non-members tomorrow. The theme will be Cinco de Mayo. There will be a sew day on Sunday at 10am at Pat’s house to make swag bags for the retreat.
    4. Heidi presented the “How do I quilt this quilt” activity.  Darlene, Heidi, Karen, Laurel, Kathryn shared their quilt tops.
    5. Ruth announced upcoming quilt events. March 16 is National quilt day and Joe Cunningham will have a lecture on the National Quilt Museum site; March 23, 24 is the East Bay Heritage Quilt show in Oakland (EBHQ.org), SF fine arts museum has textile lecture, there is a fashion exhibition at the deYoung museum in San Francisco, the Textile museum association of Southern California has lectures, there will be a medallion exhibit by members of PVQA at  PIQF, project quilting has a 1 week challenge, April 4/6-7 is the Silicon Valley MQG show.
    6. We had the drawing for renewing membership and Diane won a beautiful quilt donated by Pam Rocco.
    7. For Community outreach, members can either make 4 patches, or make a new block for the Social climber quilt.
    8. Sew and Tell – Renee, Melissa, Kathryn, Cheryl, Leslie shared
    9. The Library day is March 23, 10:00 – 1:00

    Minutes submitted by Laura Ryle 


  • February 2024 General Meeting Minutes

    1.  The roster has been sent out.  Members can opt out if they wish.
    2. Vivian led a discussion on Slack.  She went over the advantages of using Slack, especially how it is a private platform that is only accessible by members.  Currently there are 46 members and 24 channels. It can also be used as a means to send messages. The link will be sent out to members of the guild. 
    3. Heidi announced the March meeting activity- how do I quilt this? She explained that members can bring  an unquilted quilt top to the next meeting and then there will be a discussion on quilting options. If you would like to participate, send a photo prior to the meeting so those attending online can see it.
    4. Karen discussed the recent fabric donation made to the guild from a quilter in Pebble beach.  The fabric will be available for guild activities like the retreat and for the charity group.
    5. Next board meeting Feb 20th, everyone is invited.
    6. Ruth discussed the upcoming events.  Regarding  the PVQA show, you need the artist’s permission to post pictures of their work on social media according to the Pvqa . There is a new show at the quilt museum in San Jose by Jonathan Shannon.  There are online classes available put on by Creative Spark.
    7. The next Sew day is Feb 17 at the First Congregational church.
    8. Jen put on a demonstration on how to tie a quilt.
    9. Jean put on a  demonstration on Y seams.
    10. Basket donations for the PVQA show can be brought to Pats house.
    11. Retreat update by Darlene and Lori: The dates are May 2-5, Thursday from 4 pm to Sunday afternoon, the cost will be $405-480 depending on room type. Massages will be available at $115-160.  The same Covid policy will apply as last year: testing prior to arrival, no mask mandate, vaccination required.   Sign ups are on the website with a $60 deposit on PayPal. There will not be any refunds. Let  Darlene know if you any financial hardships.
    12. Lori gave the treasurer update: there is $3292 in the bank account.
    13. Sew and tell:  Jean, Kathy, Susan, Joan, Gayne, Mickey, Laura, Laurel, and Jen shared.

    Submitted by Laura Ryle 


  • January 2024 General Meeting Minutes

    1.  Time to pay dues
    2. Volunteer sign ups- we need snack coordinators, in person sew day coordinators, social media coordinators, retreat committee, 2 class coordinators, quilt con community quilt, BOM lead person – combine with charity group, a membership person, demos for meetings- coordinator plus people to do demos.  Clipboards were passed around during the meeting with the sign up lists.
    3. Zoom sew days will be discontinued. 
    4. Jan 20 library sew day, 10:30 – 1:00, Capitola Library 
    5. Treasurer report – $5800 total balance in our accounts. The  preferred method of payment is checks as PayPal has fees. We keep a minimal extra cash in our account. 
    6. We had a Book share and several members shared their favorite quilting books. Heidi shared Quilting Makes the Quilt, Walk by J Ghering, Improv by Maria Shell, plus one other Improv book. Pam shared  Improv Quilting by Irene Roderick. Mickey shared Gwen Marston’s  A Common Thread, and Freddy Moran, Collaborate Again. Jean shared the first issue of Quilt Digest from 1983. Anna shared  Make Your own Medallion. Gayne shared Victoria Finley Wolfe’d – Modern Quilt Magic and Quilting Modern. Darlene shared The Patchwork Planner and Designers Guide to Color. Judy shared  People and Portraits and Pictoral Art Quilt Guidebook by Leni Levenson Weiner. Karen shared 10 years of Quiltcon Winners. Ruth shared Cutural Fusion, by Sujata Shah, and East meets West quilts by Patricia Belyea. Sara shared   2 books by Jean Wells and Elizabeth Barton’s , Free Motion Quilting.
    7. Ruth updated the guild on current events including the PVQA –  A Modern Universe show with a Jan 8 deadline to enter, a Hawaiian quilt show at the Quilt Museum in San Jose, ending this weekend, and in March 1,2 a Desert Quilt show.
    8. Meryl Selman from PVQA is chairing the bed turning at the Pvqa show, she’s looking for modern quilts with planetary themes, when filling out the entry form write about inspiration, why the quilt was made, it’s history, etc. Use the quilt entry form to submit, or email her at merylselman@gmail.com
    9. Lori announced the Quilt 2024, Jan 10-14, online seminar with 30 plus teachers and  lectures. Lori is setting up an account so that it will be free for 1 time access or $49 for unlimited access. The guild will send out email with more information.
    10. The Fabric dying group meeting date is on hold for better weather.
    11. Sew and Tell, Shana and Mary, Darlene and Beth, Beth, Susan- can request library books, Laura, Gayne, Heidi, Sanda, Jen, Ruth, Marlene.

      Submitted by Laura Ryle, secretary 

  • November 2023 General Meeting

    Thank you to Anna Brenkwitz, Lori Green, Heidi Mackessey, and Laura Ryle for volunteering to host demos at our meeting. A note from Pat: Thanks so much for sharing your skills with us.  All your prep was obvious.

    Ruth Smith also announced our ability to enter a group display for SBAMQG Members at the PVQA 2024 Quilt Show February 24-25th, 2024. The entry deadline is January 8, 2024 and the theme is A Modern Universe. For full instructions, please see: A Modern Universe

    For full meeting minutes, see here: 2023_11_07 General Meeting Minutes