Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September BAM Meeting

BAM Meeting Saturday, September 15th at 1:00pm


Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063

Here's some of what you'll miss if you don't make it to the meeting:

  • Question of the Day
  • Quilty Happenings
  • Meet your Neighbor
  • Color My Quilt
  • SNACKS!
  • Show and Tell
  • Merit Hexies
  • Stay and Sew


Meetings start at 1pm, usually end by 3pm and the hard-core quilters bring a hand sewing project or their Color-My-Quilt blocks to stay and sew with other guild members until 5pm when the library closes.

Pet Bed Tutorials

The guild has two pet bed/ cat bed tutorials. One is regular and one is simplified. These were written by Amanda.

Because of various technical challenges with Blogger, these are stored on Jaye's blog and not here.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

2018 Meetings and Sew Days

There are only 6 official BAM meet-ups left in 2018. 

Mark your calendars so you don't miss one!


MEETING: Saturday, September 15th - Redwood City Public Library 1:00pm

SEW DAY: Saturday, October 6th - Grace Lutheran Church 10:00am-4:00pm

MEETING: Saturday, October 20th - Redwood City Public Library 1:00pm

SEW DAY: Saturday, November 3rd - Grace Lutheran Church 10:00am-4:00pm

MEETING: Saturday, November 17th - Redwood City Public Library 1:00pm

HOLIDAY PARTY Saturday, December 1st - Grace Lutheran Church

Friday, August 24, 2018

Destash Party in October


It's that time again, time to start preparing for the Destash Party, or Restash, depending on your perspective!  One of our popular BAM events, this is a chance to get rid of fabric, tools, notions, books, and other crafty supplies you no longer use or need. As a bonus you go home with all new ones!  

Start cleaning out your current stash and gathering up items you want to rehome, because at our October 2018 meeting we will set it all out by type and those who brought items will get first dibs.  As always, anything left over after the initial grabbing, pushing, shoving and general mayhem will be up for grabs to anyone in attendance at the meeting with slightly less mayhem.

Anything not taken by the end of the meeting will be donated or cut up for cat beds, so no waste and you go home with new fun stuff to play with!
So start cleaning!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

August Sew Day is TODAY!

Our next fun filled Sew Day is Saturday, August 4th, 2018! 

Meeting place:
Location: Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(Corner of Waverly and Loma Verde Street)
Time: 10-4pm 

Please bring:
- Your sunny smiling self
- A project to work on
Light non-messy snacks

Plan to bring your own:
- Sewing machine
- Cutting tools (your own personal mat if you want)
- Fabric and other project parts

We provide:
- Ironing Boards (2)
- Irons (2)
- Cutting Mats
- Extension Cords (but you should pack one just in case!)

No donation needed! Unless you want to be generous of heart.

If you can, please get there early and help Mary set up!

Also, remember to clean up after yourself. Put your chair and table back (unless you are sharing a table!), if you leave early. If you stay to the end your help is greatly appreciated in putting away all the tables and chairs. Many hands make light work! THANK YOU!

Join in the fun at this Sew Day!  

Thank you Mary for setting this up!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Most Important Thing Happening May 19, 2018


No, not the Royal Wedding


It's the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild Meeting!


If you are planning on watching the Royal Wedding AND Attending the BAM meeting, you're in good company.
There's plenty of time to watch the royal wedding at 1:00am  go to sleep and roll out of bed well rested at 11:00am to pack up your show-and-tell items and get to the Redwood City Public Library for the Guild Meeting at 1:00pm in the Community Room.

Don't forget to bring:

  • Color My Quilt blocks for Nicki: "Nicki's submitted her color selection and theme.  Her favorite color is in the red-violet range or cool toned red to blue side of the color wheel.  Her theme is Harmony (balance, pleasing, friendship & synergy).  Please choose your favorite color and add it to hers.  Due during the May meeting."
    *Thanks to Cheryl for posting the summary of Nicki's prompt
  • A camera to take pictures of all the beautiful Quilts Nicki will be showing at this meetings Trunk Show!
  • Snacks to share if you're feeling generous


Here's a Modern Double Wedding Ring to get you ready for the Amazing Saturday of Royal Weddings and Modern Quilts


double edge quilt
Double Edge Love is by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and quilted by Lisa Sipes.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cinco de Sew Day this Saturday!

COME TO SEW DAY THIS SATURDAY, May 5th

Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(Corner of Waverly and Loma Verde Street)
Time: 10-4pm 


Cinco de Mayo is also CHARITY SEW DAY!

We will be turning the guild's charity fabric stash into pencil cases for school kids. So, bring your zipper foot and your helping hands (and maybe some snacks to share). 

Let's prove that quilters have the biggest hearts :)



HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEW DAY WHETHER YOU'RE SEWING FOR CHARITY OR NOT

Bring your own:

- Sewing machine
- Cutting tools (your own personal mat if you want)
- Fabric and other project parts

We provide:

- Ironing Boards (2)
- Irons (2)
- Cutting Mats
- Extension Cords (but you should pack one just in case!)



If you can, please get there early and help Mary set up!
Or stay to the end and help put away the tables and chairs. Many hands make light work! THANK YOU!