September 2016 Meeting Recap

Tonight’s meeting marks an important date for the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. It is our 5th anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it has been five years already. Though we are constantly evolving, we are still going strong. A special thank-you goes out to guild founder and ever-loyal meeting attendee, Tina Michalik, for instinctively knowing we were all out here waiting to find each other. And look at us now!
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We owe another thank you to our hosts at Hart’s Fabric, who have generously tolerated us for the past few years. We love you, Harts!

A few announcements: The Modern Quilt Guild is working on its first book about Modern Quilting. As if that is not exciting enough, a call has been put out for quilt entries. Please submit your best modern quilts to be considered for publication. We would LOVE to have the SBAMQG represented in the book! Read all about this opportunity here: mqgcallforquilts

Another MQG opportunity to think about is the QuiltCon East Nine-Patch Challenge. Do you have a great idea for a modernized nine-patch? Make it into a quilt and maybe your design will be shown at QuiltCon: ninepatchchallenge

The MQG is planning a swap and they are seeking feedback from membership about our desires. Please take the survey and help plan the swap or sign up as a volunteer swap fairy: fallswap

Guild member Carole Rossi was our special “Member Spotlight” speaker tonight. Carole presented a trunk show showing her journey as a quilter from her early works to the present. Carole’s interests in architecture, improvisational piecing, and improvisational machine quilting along with her extensive participation in workshops have come together into a unique and interesting style. We were in awe of Carole’s work and it was really nice getting to know her a bit better! Here are just a few of the quilts Carole shared tonight:

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After a break for birthday cake, we had a terrific sew and tell.

Carole brought her 1/4-log cabin:


And so did Renee:


Susan has been working on this double-sided class sample for a workshop she will be teaching at Hart’s:

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Darlene shared this double-sided wall hanging:

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Gene created this abstract ocean sunset top:


Pam has been busy, as always. Here is a sampling of her work from this month:

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We ended the evening with yet another beautiful “Quilts for Pulse” charity quilt that was quilted by Tami. It will soon be on its way to Orlando:


That’s it for this month. We would love to see you in October. Come join us!

(photo credit Karen Foster)


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