March 2020 General Meeting


  • QuiltCon:
    • Karen had a group quilt that placed at QuiltCon! We are so excited to see our talented members showing their quilts for all.
    • Our  group charity quilt is being shipped back, but we have not yet chosen a charity for the quilt
    • Chelsea, Laura, and Merydith gave an update on their visit to QuiltCon. It was “Great Times,” they took lots of photos and of course, spent lots of money on great fabric. They saw several pieces from the SJS Academy there and let us know they are in need of groups to finish quilts.  They also recommend volunteering at QuiltCon for perspective at the show.
  • PVQA
    • Several of our members had quilts in the local show
    • Two of our members placed for the PVQC Challenge Quilt: Laura and Ruth!
  • Ruth gave us an update for several local events:
    • Mar. 5: FabMo @ Harvey West Park Clubhouse, Santa Cruz; free; redirects designer samples (home décor, tiles, wallpaper, notions) from landfill; donations accepted.
    • Mar. 21-22: East Bay Heritage Quilters: Voices in Cloth: Extraordinary Quilts by the Bay: Craneway Pavillion, Richmond Waterfront. Go to craneway.com for directions (Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4)
    • Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), UC BERKELEY Feb. 19—July 19: Rosie Lee Tompkins Retrospective
    • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles: (see website for details)
      • Jan. 19–April 12: “Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing” “Never Ending Thread
      • Mar. 6: First Friday & Opening Reception: “I Was India: Embroidery Exoticism”, 7-10 pm
      • Mar. 8: Free Admission: International Womens Day
      • Mar. 21—Quilt ID Day: go online to purchase a time slot
    • April 3-4: Monterey Peninsula Quilt Guild: “Quilts by the Bay,” Chatauqua Hall, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4
    • Now through April 29: “Quilts from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection,” Back Porch Fabrics, Pacific Grove.
  • Elizabeth also told us about the Sutter Health 2020 Breast Cancer Quilt Auction
  • Ruth also shared “Quilts Beyond Borders” and a signup to participate on a small throw sized quilt with her and other members

Member Spotlight: Marlyene

Marlyene started sewing around junior high school. She continued sewing, which led her to become a home economics teacher. She made toys for her grandchildren and started quilting in the Glendale Quilt Guild. It wasn’t until moving to Santa Cruz that she took her first quilt class, in which she finished a chevron top. She has made a few table runners, she shared her own and one she made for her son and daughter-in-law’s home after they remodeled. She shared a T-shirt quilt that she made for her son and a diagonal design quilt for her daughter-in-law. She’s now finished several versions of Karen’s Abstract Log Cabin, including her first show entry, which she worked on at our guild retreat! Marlyne brought the judge sheets from her show entry to share what types of comments judges make on quilts, she said she thought it was a great learning experience to get critiqued. For some pictures of what she shared, check out our instagram post: 


  • Lynne demoed her BOTEOM due in May: Bolts. She hopes that if everyone turns in two strips, we’ll have enough to make two quilts: one for the BOTEOM random winner and one to assemble as a charity quilt. 

  • Vivian won the Stripes BOTEOM which was due this meeting

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