April 2016 Meeting Recap

This week, the fantastic Hart’s Fabric in Santa Cruz, CA, again hosted the SBAMQG for our monthly meeting, and it was another good one. We started off with a fun walking foot quilting demonstration by our VP, Pam Rocco. Pam showed us all the secrets and tips she learned from Jacquie Gering’s Craftsy workshop and it was super informative. Here’s Pam hard at work and a sample of her walking foot quilting:

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Next, President Chelsea Hard initiated a group discussion about batting. We talked about our favorite batting brands and fiber contents, we shared our personal pros and cons in regards to batting, and we got many questions answered on the topic. Most importantly, we were inspired to try new things. It seems that wool batting is extremely popular with this group of quilters. Who knew?


Special guest Michelle Mattson from the Rebele Family Shelter attended tonight to say thank-you to the guild for donating our 2015 QuiltCon charity quilt to them. She told us that it will be displayed proudly in a public area of the shelter after an upcoming remodel. Hopefully our work will bring cheer to the shelter.

Other news included the introduction of the colors and guidelines for the 2017 QuiltCon charity quilt. Treasurer Gabrielle Robles announced two exciting workshops with some very esteemed quilters: Latifah Saafir is coming in June for an exclusive bias tape workshop and Sherri Lynn Wood is coming in November for an improv workshop. You won’t want to miss these opportunities so get signed up soon! Our friends in the East Bay Modern Quilters group are having their annual Stitch Modern show starting this weekend and it sounds really fun. Lastly, time is running out to reserve your spot for our fall retreat. Don’t miss out!

Sew and Tell this month was a visual smorgasbord featuring lots of modern, along with some traditional and art quilting items. Here you go:

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Karen showed her mini quilting bee beauties.

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Tami and Laura showed their minis as well.

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Speaking of Sherri Lynn Wood and Latifah Saafir, Tami and Gabrielle shared finished works inspired by those talented ladies.

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More eye candy!

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Merydith is known for quilt backs that are as beautiful as the fronts.

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As is Gabrielle!

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Sheila’s fabulous color and some polyester!

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Susan showed some classics.


And art quilts came for a visit as well.

See you in May!

(photo credit Karen Foster)




One Comment

  • Mickey Beebe

    Thanks , Renee. Sorry I missed all those great Sew and Tell quilts!! My daughter and I were in Chicago (freezing) at a quilt show!

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