• March 2023 General Meeting

    Thank you to guest lecturer Karen Bolan: Learn With Every Quilt. 

    We reviewed volunteer positions, upcoming events, and Sew N Tell. See slides here: 2023_03_07 General Meeting

    6:37 p.m. President Isabelle Selak started by introducing Karen Bolan, followed by Ms. Bolan’s lecture

    7:49 p.m. Business meeting

    • Isabelle talked about our monthly quilt challenge #1 and #2.  Both due at April 4th meeting.

    Check out website for instructions/requirements

    • New challenge will be introduced at April meeting – to be due at June meeting
    • We are working on setting up hybrid meetings.  A TV is being donated and we’re able to borrow equipment needed.  Our goal is to have it working by April general meeting:   In person at senior center and Zoom for members who can’t make it to meeting.  This will also enable members who live out of the immediate area to join.
    • Membership dues are due by March 13, as the amount due MQG is due March 31.
    • We’re still hoping for a Vice President – any volunteers??
    • There are open spaces in our search for volunteers.  Check spreadsheet for openings

    Sew n Tell:   

    • Judy Bilardello
    • Kathleen Howard
    • Karen Foster
    • Gene Ratcliffe
    • Melinda Gross

    Mickey Beebe posted pictures from QuiltCon on Instagram

    MQG has sent a link to members to access QuiltCon quilt photos with descriptions.

    Patricia Goulet, Secretary

  • 2023 Mini Quilt Challenge #2

    Mini Quilt Challenge #2: Due April 4th

    1. You must use 3 of the 5 colors you are given. If you would like to participate and you have not received a palette, email us at sbamqg@gmail.com and we will send you a photo of your palette with Kona fabric names. 
    2. You may add light or dark neutrals for a background, and lighter or darker shades of the 3-5 colors from your palette.
    3. Your finished quilt can be any size for this challenge.
  • 2023 Mini Quilt Challenge #1

    January 2023 Color of the Year challenge Presented by Laura Ryle.

    Due March 2023

    • The 2023 Pantone color of the year is Viva Magenta. Pantone says: This year’s color is powerful and empowering. 
    • It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundary-less shade that is manifesting as a stand out statement. 
    • Pantone Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.

    The challenge rules:

    1. You must use magenta. You can use any other colors in the quilt. Fabrics that are similar to Viva Magenta include Paintbrush Studio Sangria, Free Spirit Solids True Red, paintbrush Studio Cherry Blossom, Michael Miller fuchsia, Kona K001-481 Sangria (see The (not so) Dramatic Life.com)
    2. The number 23 should be represented in the quilt in some way. For example, you could use 23 pieces, 23 pieces of a certain shape, 23 magenta pieces, etc.
  • December 2022 General Meeting

    Our President Isabelle, introduce our guild’s first mission statement:
    Our purpose is to develop and encourage modern quilting through a variety of ways such as educational opportunities in classes, sharing of information, work with sister guilds, hosting retreats and charity work.

    We also went through a 2022 recap of SBAMQG events, lectures, and classes. Marlyene won our Wedge Scrap Buster BOTEOM.
    See our Sew n tell slides here: 2022_12_06 General Meeting