April 2019 Meeting Recap

We were inspired by the interest in our guild by new members and guests.  We had 10 new/guest members at the meeting who found out about the guild from friends, neighbors and at Modern Handmade & Harts.

We discussed lots of exciting 2019 activities:

Pam Rocco’s Home Plate quilt block workshop on April 13, 2019 will focus on variations which can be derived by changing the values, block sizes and layout.  Lynne Nostrant, who pattern tested the blocks, shared her intriguing studies.


Checkout the availability for Chawne Kimber’s June workshops at the break or on the website.  Options include “Hand Quilting” and “Tiny Stitching”.  There are only a few spots left.

Thirty-three(33) attendees signed up for the SBAMQG retreat in the first day and a half. The waitlist is now open.  Retreat Committee member, Laurie Green, and several members at large shared their favorite things about the retreat.  Swag bags, massages, dinner rolls, games and smores were all mentioned.

Signups for the Handmade Sewing Notions/Small Organizer Swap started at the meeting and we will keep them open on the website until May 3rd.  Isabelle Selak shared a super cute “mini maker station” which is an over the arm of the couch sewing organizer by Nicole Young aka lillyella. Swap partners will be assigned at the May meeting.


After the fast-paced February visit by Social Justice Sewing Academy’s Sara Trail to SBAMQG, we had six members sign up as embroidery volunteers.  Judy shared the block, “Life of a High Schooler”, which she is currently working on.  She is really enjoying adding her creative touch to highlight the youthful messages.  See the SJSAcademy website for more details on how to participate.


Don’t forget to turn your Emerald City BOTEOM blocks in at the May meeting. Members voted on the Degas color pallet for the next lotto block. We will share the instructions at the May meeting.

Sew and Tell and SBAbbey were inspiring and we even had new members share their creations.  Check out the website and our Instagram for the photos.

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Lori @sewsewlori showed two great quilts! #sbamqg

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