• SBAMQG 10 Year Anniversary and Basket Swap

    September 2021 marks 10 years that SBAMQG has been a guild!

    Do you recognize some of the SBAMQG members who have been here since the beginning?

    Taken Oct 2012 for the SBAMQG one year anniversary

    10 years is a cause for celebration, so join us in person September 21st for cake at the Mid-County Senior Center! Pam Rocco (front right in this original members pic!!) will also be showcasing her quilts in a mini show during the in person meeting. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to be at the Mid-County Senior Center.

    Anniversary Basket Swap

    Members – please see your email for a Google Form to register for the basket swap, due September 28th.

    You will be given your partner’s information by our October General Meeting.
    Post your completed basket photo on IG #10yearsofSBAMQG. We will exchange in person at the Dec 21st 3rd Tuesday meeting.

    The basket swap theme is 10 — include the number 10 somewhere on your basket as a reminder of our anniversary!
    Fill your basket with some goodies for your partner (chocolate, notions, fabric, etc.), please be mindful of any allergies or preferences they list on their submission.

    There are so many good basket tutorials and patterns online. This is a list to help give ideas, but feel free to choose any basket that suits your and your swap partner’s preferences!

    Each image below links to the free pattern.

    SewCanShe Woven Basket
    SewCanShe Rectangle Basket
    SewCanShe Square Basket
    SewCanShe 10″ Squares Basket
    Fabric Mutt The Pixie Basket
    Fabric Mutt The Pixie Cup
    By Annie Petit Four Baskets
  • Block of the Every Other Month – Stitch and Flip – Due November 2021

    Stitch and Flip

    Introduced by Tina Michalik

    Muted Autumn Palette

    Block Palette
    Background Palette

    Hello SBAMQG quilters – our next BOTEOM is a fun and simple block with many design possibilities. Let’s review the stitch and flip method in pictures

    First start with a background square. I used 4.5” low volume, neutrals. I used 5” squares for the fabrics in the palette and then cut them diagonally to make triangles. Here, decide how you want the angle to be and then put the fabrics right side together.

    Next, sew on the diagonal you like, and trim away ¼” from seam

    Using a 4.5” square up ruler, I trimmed away the excess

    Voila! You have one block. If you happen to win the BOTEOM blocks, setting the blocks in a quilt offers many possibilities. Here are a few:

    The following is borrowed from Ashely at Film in the Fridge from early Modern quilting days and her quilt called “flying farfalle” 🙂

    And this one is my personal favorite

    And one more…

    Enjoy the palette and the process. 

    I will put the palette pics and all of this in my instagram highlights at Littlebluecottage

    I hope this method is clear – email or DM me if it’s not

    Good luck to everyone!


  • August 2021 General Meeting

    We welcomed Sarah Nishiura, who presented her lecture “Strings.” We were amazed by the history of weaving, fibers, ropes, architecture, and more, all leading to quilting. We are looking forward to her workshop “Deconstructing Designs” August 7th and 14th.

    Our Multi-Technique Mono Challenge was due. We had 12 participants submit their photos. Look through our slides to see what cool techniques were used and the final pieces!

    2021_08_03 General Meeting

  • Wonky Star Block Directions – QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach Quilt

    The Wonky Star block was designed by Laura Ryle, who was initially inspired by the quilt Blaze by Adrianne Ove. Ruth Smith put together the directions, based on Laura’s design.

    Wonky Star Example

    This is basically a 9-patch block. Each block is made up of a center block, 4 pieced “Star Points” squares, and 4 yellow and white pieced “Ray” squares. There are opportunities for improv piecing when making the star points and the rays, so have fun!

    Read through all directions before beginning!

    “Wonky Star” Block Directions

  • July 2021 General Meeting

    Thank you to our member spotlight, Karen Foster, for presenting her progress through quilting and improv. We voted on our design for our MQG Community Quilt and Laura Ryle’s submission for wonky stars won, we will start introducing the blocks and requesting help for making the quilt. Laura Ryle won our BOTEOM Splish Splash and Lori, Shauna, and Pat introduced the new BOTEOM due in September: To Be or Knot To Be.

    We have presented a new schedule for in person and virtual meetings for July through September, including our September retreat. We will update our events page as we have more information!

    1st Tuesday 

    8/3, 9/7

    Virtual via Zoom 1.25 hours Guild Meeting

        Business Announcements

        Lectures / Member Spotlights 

    3rd Tuesday

    7/20, 8/17, 9/21


    Location TBA

    About 2 hours Community Activities

        Sew n Tell

        Community Quilt Efforts


    July 17 Virtual  10 am – 2 pm

        Hosted 10-12

        Open Sew 12-2

    Sew Day
    Aug 7 & 14 Virtual Workshop w

    Sarah Nishiura

    Half Days Deconstruction Designs
    Sept 18 & 19 In-Person 

    (no sleep overs)

    Location – TBA

    All Day Sew Days / Retreat 

    Here are our meeting slides:

    2021_07_06 General Meeting