• June 2023 General Meeting

    23.06.06 GENERAL MEETING Hybrid In-Person and Zoom

    6:40 p.m. Meeting called to order by President Isabelle Selak        


    • QuiltCon 2024 Registration open 8.15 Quilt entries 9.01 – 10.31
    • Windham fabric challenge – use four of six colors
    • Scrappy – design challenge/minimum 30 fabrics
    • Maximalism = colors/shapes
    • Irene Roberts MQG video sample

    Community Quilt for this year:

    • Anna Brenkwitz and Lori Green will Co-Chair project (Wahoo!)
    • Fabric has been ordered Sign up to participate
    • Only 80 quilts will be accepted this year Done by 9.30
    • Design completed end of June Pieced by July

    Challenge for Every Other Month – Presented by Karen Foster

    • Cheers Challenge
    • Inspiration:  favorite mug, glass beer stein, wine glass
    • Complete by August Meeting/ use stash – do not buy fabrics

    Retreat – Darlene Talukder Chair (Yay!!)

    • Volunteers happily accepted
    • 9.15 – 9.17, Happy Valley Retreat Center – 4:00 p.m. Friday to 2:00 p.m. Sunday
    • Registration to open soon $50 deposit
    • Massage $115 –  60 minute, Maddie Fister masseuse
    • $150 – 90 minute
    • $10 reduction if more than 10 signups
    • Activities: cyanotype dying with Mickey Beebe
    • Games
    • COVID test on arrival
    • Mattresses are all new with one side soft, other side less soft

    SEW N TELL: Pam Rocco, Laura Ryle, Vivien Skripek, Ruth Smith, Gayne Barlow-Kemper, Mickey Beebe, Lori Green

    • Next meeting:  July 11
    • Virtual Sew Day 6.17.23 – no host

    Meeting adjourned:  8:05 p.m. Pat Goulet, Secretary

    Following are some links that arrived in an email from MQG that might be of interest:

    Sew Along and Quilt Challenge Opportunities 

    MQG Sew Along 

    MQG Make-A-Difference Challenge 

    QuiltCon 2024 Community Outreach Challenge 

    QuiltCon Maximalism Exhibit 

    American Patchwork & Quilting Super Scrappy Quilting Challenge 

    Windham Artisan Cotton 2024 Fabric Challenge

  • April 2023 General Meeting

    Held hybrid, in person at Mid-County Senior Center

    • Quiltcon – Held in Atlanta, Georgia
      • Darlene, Lori, Ruth, Shauna & Mickey were all in attendance. Great showing for SBAMQG
    • Speaker Announcement: Cassandra Beaver  lecture, Circiles Workshop Registration is Open 5.27.23/virtual, $48 for members/$53 for nonmembers
    • MQG membership cards are available on MQG Website
      • Go to Dashboard and  print card
    • The SBAMQG Board is starting a review process:

    Things to ponder 👍  Who we are, What we have done, What members want, Activities, Value to community, Value of quilt guild, Small groups, Fund raisers, Input welcome

    • The SBAMQG Board is looking for participation/volunteers.  
      • We still are hoping for a vice-president
    • Mini Quilt Challenge #3 Announced: Lynn Nostrant – use a word or words is only criteria.  Due in June
    • Sew N Tell: Karen Foster, Jeanne Land, Cate Munch, Vivien Stripek, Julie Stillker, Heidi Mackessy, Anna Brenkewitz, Beth Holguin, Renee Tallman, Joan Love, Kathy Howard, Melinda Gross, Judy Bilardello, Ruth Smith

    Respectfully submitted,

    Pat Goulet, Secretary

  • 2023 Mini Quilt Challenge #4

    Due at the August 1st general meeting.

    Karen Foster put together our Mini Quilt Challenge #4: Cheers Challenge.

    For this challenge, use a favorite mug as inspiration for a quilt. Choose your own emphasis: design elements, literal fabric motifs, or color story, for example.

    This is stash friendly – solids, prints, repurposed fabric. Any size or type of quilted item. Make it Modern!

    Example of inspiration from an ocean animals mug
    Examples of inspiration from a pink Paris mug
    Example as inspiration for a “tea cup” challenge design where the handle and physical shape of the cup was the source of inspiration.