Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lanyards & Nametags: Name tag Resources and Ideas

At the recent December meeting, Kelly suggested we all make Lanyards and Name tags that reflected our own style.We posted about lanyards and are now here to give you ideas about namet ags.

A simple Google search using the terms (no quotes) "nametags fabric" will give you a lot of eye candy. Switch over to the images tab and just look at the variety of options. Some people did a little piecing. Some added a small image and their blog name.

Some musts:
  • Make sure your name is readable: large font, bold, dark color or good contrast with background
  • Make your name tag a reflection of your personality

Inspiration
  • add blog name
  • add your Avatar or social media image
  • add some piecing
  • machine embroider your name
  • hand embroider your name
  • Use a different shape for your nametag - star, shipping tag, circle, rainbow, heart, assymmetrical
  • Print on fabric with your printer
  • Shape it and put a pocket for a pen, etc
  • Check out this Pinterest board called Quilty Name Tags
Use a shape Add a love or hobby (besides quiltmaking!) Add buttons or other embellishments Make it three dimensional Make it round (or not rectangular)
Use your favorite colors, embroidery AND embellishments!

There are a lot more ideas out there. Use your imagination! I can't wait to see what you come up with. ;-)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lanyards and Nametags: Lanyard Resources & Ideas

Kelly, the incoming President, asked everyone make a lanyard and a nametag that reflects them and their style. There will be a special show and tell to see your beautiful work.

Lanyards are about 37" long before finishing. You may want to adjust this length if you are taller or shorter.

If you want some direction on making lanyards, here are some links:
A couple of the above use a cover to finish the lanyard where you have sewn the clasp or hook on to the fabric. You can also finish the end of the fabric before sewing on the clasp or hook.

There are, of course, many other tutorials available. Use your favorite along with some pretty scraps to reflect your quiltmaking style or personality.
Hardware
Some patterns call for various hardware. Think about the following, but check the pattern before purchasing:
  • swivel hooks (Try Studio Kat Designs and Atkinson Designs)
  • swivel clasp (one tutorial mentioned TWPMango* as a source.
  • O ring (try the hardware store, if you can't find a good size at your LQS)
  • Badge clips with swivel (JKMribbon* has them)
  • Nickel sanphooks have an interesting shape. I am not sure how to connect them to a fabric lanyard, though.
I did find O rings in a variety of sizes as well as rectangle metal things other hardware that might be useful at a couple of non-chain hardware stores in the City - Standard 5&10 on California Street in Laurel Heights as well as at Cliff's Variety on Castro in the Castro. Check your local mom and pop hardware stores to see what you can find.
Shops*:
 Other thoughts:
  • Try some ribbon instead of fabric. Britex has some lovely thick ribbons that would make some special looking lanyards.
  • Use scraps to make the main part of the lanyard
  • Add beads or buttons to personalize it
  • Make it more of a chatelaine by adding a scissor pocket and other handy accessories, such as a Lip Balm Key Fob. I found a few chatelaine tutorials here.
  • The You Sew Girl blog has a Convertible Strap tutorial, which will give you ideas about how to add other types of hardware to your lanyard. Need some extra rings? Check  out this tutorial. Want to use your bias tape maker? This tutorial is for you.
  • Perhaps you want your lanyard to be adjustable? Take a look at the adjustable strap tutorial.
There are a lot of options for you to personalize your lanyard. Let your imagination spiral off into magical directions.

While you are making your own, why don't you make one for the officers as a thank you gift? These also make great gifts for teachers.

Look for a nametag post coming to this blog soon!


 *Your editor has no personal experience with the sources provided

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BAM-BOM December: Pine Tree

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

I can't believe we are on the last block already!  Our final block is a paper pieced tree.  There are several different variations for you to chose from, so pick the one you like!


The pattern for this little guy (he's a 6" block) is available as a free download right here.  You do have to put in an email address to download it, but the pattern includes detailed paper piecing instructions.  With the easy block and lots of instructions, this is a great starting point if you haven't paper pieced before.  There's even a video tutorial if you want a little extra help. 

 If you have some paper piecing experience and don't need much for instructions, you can also pick from the options below, which are template only.  Just click on the picture to open up the template.



Thanks for a wonderful year, and I hope I see all your blocks and quilts in the Flickr pool!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

BAM December meeting reminder

We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, December 14th at 1:30

Where
Redwood City Library (downtown branch)
Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Rd  
Redwood City, CA 94063


NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Sew Day, Sunday, December 8, 2013

Our next Sew Day is Sunday, December 8, 2013
Sewing will go from 12pm-10pm - any project is welcome!
Please RSVP to this post here in the forum (NOT on this blog) if you are coming, so we can get a head count.

Location:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
Note: This is not the same location as our regular meetings.

Shout out if you can bring these items to share:
  • Light/non-messy snacks
  • Irons (need 3 total)
  • Ironing Boards (need 3 total)
  • Large Cutting Mats (need 2)
  • Design Walls (need 2)

Plan to bring your own:
  • Extension cord and/or power strip
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting tools/mats (you might want a personal one)
  • Night-owls may want to bring an iron and cutting mat if an early-bird needs to take theirs home.

We will be in the Community Room of the Los Altos Library. It's the large room on the side of the library nearest San Antonio Rd. There are two sets of double doors on the outside of the library - both lead into a foyer area, and the Community Room door is on the left part of this foyer, the checkout desk is on the right.

If you arrive first, go talk to the librarian at the children's reference desk to check in.

If you arrive late (after 5pm when the library closes), knock on the doors closest to the Community Room, and someone should be able to let you inside.

We will need to set up and take down tables and chairs, which are available at the library. Please plan to help with this. Also please try to keep your floor area clean.
Coffee and other light snacks are available in the foyer of the library.
People often pick up meals from a local restaurant. There are many places nearby, or you can take San Antonio to El Camino and find many restaurants and markets there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

BAM-BOM November: String Star

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

For November, we are doing Little Miss Shabby's String Star.  You can find the tutorial here. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BAM November meeting reminder

We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, November 9th at 1:30

Where
Redwood City Library (downtown branch)
Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Rd  
Redwood City, CA 94063

NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


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The rest of the meetings for this year will be held in the Redwood City downtown library. 

The future dates: 
Saturday, 12/14/13

Saturday, October 26, 2013

BAM-BOM October: Pixel Strips

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

October's block is called Pixel Strips, and Diane from the Jersey Shore MQG was kind enough to create a tutorial for us this month.  Check it out on her blog, my studioQ.



Thank you, Diane!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Correction: The REAL October meeting ;)

Woops!  An errant post escaped the system this morning... 

The circus is coming to Redwood City this weekend, so in anticipation of the crowds and parking issues, we have rescheduled our October meeting and combined it with our upcoming sew day.

When: Saturday, October 26th, sewing starts at 10am, meeting starts at 1:30. Sewing will continue after the meeting and night owls are welcome to party on until we close at 11pm. 

Where
Los Altos Public Library
Community room
Los Altos, CA 94022

NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you there!


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The rest of the meetings for this year will be held in the Redwood City downtown library. 

The future dates: 
Saturday, 11/9/13
Saturday, 12/14/13

BAM October meeting reminder

We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, October 12th at 1:30
When: Saturday, October 26th, sewing starts at 10am, meeting starts at 1:30. Sewing will continue after the meeting and night owls are welcome to party on until we close at 11pm.   

Where
Los Altos Public Library
Community room
Los Altos, CA 94022 
NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The rest of the meetings for this year will be held in the Redwood City downtown library. 

The future dates: 
Saturday, 11/9/13

Saturday, 12/14/13



Monday, September 30, 2013

BAM BOM September - Woven



Block: Woven by Ruth Beeby
Size: 12"x12" finished


You will need

(1) 3.5" x 3.5" square from background fabric
(1) 3.5" x 37" strip from background fabric
(4) 12" assorted strips measuring 2"-3" wide
Cut your assorted strips all different widths, or all the same, it's up to you. In this example I used 2.5" strips from my scrap bag.


From the left-hand side of your assorted strips, cut off a 3"-4" piece. 
Again, each strip can be different. The strips above were cut at 3", 3.25", 3.5" and 3.75".


The orientation of these cut pieces is important. It is helpful to mark the top with a pin or a dot with a disappearing marker.



Sew a strip of background fabric to the top and bottom of each small cut piece.
Strip piece for speed.


You should now have (4) pieced units and (4) strips. Choose a layout for your block by pairing the pieced units with the leftover strips. Pay careful attention to line it up like the above picture for the woven effect.


Sew each pieced unit to a printed strip. Keep the inside edges of each pieced segment even as you sew. Refer to the photo above. Press open.


Starting at the bottom right, sew the background square to the pieced segment. This first seam is a partial seam. Notice that the inside corners of the background square and the pieced segment are even. 
The outside edges can be uneven and that is ok because we will be trimming down the block at the very end.


Here is a closer look at that partial seam. It should be about half the length of your background square. Press open.


Continuing clockwise, sew on the bottom left pieced segment. Notice again that the inside edges are even. Sew together. Press open.


Sew the top left pieced segment on. Press open.


Now sew on the top right pieced segment. One corner of your background square should still be unsewn making it easy to attach now.


From the back of your block, find the partial seam. Line up the last two unsewn edges and start sewing from just before the partial seam, slightly overlapping your stitching. Back tack to lock your beginning stitches.



Trim your block to 12.5"x12.5"
If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below. We will answer as soon as we can.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You ready for some improv??

 



I am so excited to announce that our next sew day will be an IMPROV DAY! We are going to be sewing improv baby quilts for boys for the charity team (we have a big imbalance of girl appropriate quilts). We will be sewing on Sunday September 29 12pm-11pm, with noon to 6pm designated for charity projects and 6-11pm set aside for personal projects (if you want).

We will have some guidance available if you need direction, but you are also totally free to go your own way! Scraps that have been donated to the guild will be made available for your use, along with a selection of solids:
 

Of course, you are always welcome to bring fabrics to use, but there should be plenty available.
Please RSVP so that we can get a head count.  The forum is the preferred method if you are a BAM member - our friends in the South & North Bay are also welcome and can RSVP via Facebook. 

Location:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
Note: This is not the same location as our regular meetings.

Shout out if you can bring these items to share:
  • Light/non-messy snacks
  • Irons (need 3 total)
  • Ironing Boards (need 3 total)
  • Large Cutting Mats (need 2)
  • Design Walls (need 2)

Plan to bring your own:
  • Extension cord and/or power strip
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting tools/mats (you might want a personal one)
  • Night-owls may want to bring an iron and cutting mat if an early-bird needs to take theirs home.

We will be in the Community Room of the Los Altos Library. It's the large room on the side of the library nearest San Antonio Rd. There are two sets of double doors on the outside of the library - both lead into a foyer area, and the Community Room door is on the left part of this foyer, the checkout desk is on the right.

If you arrive first, go talk to the librarian at the children's reference desk to check in.

If you arrive late (after 5pm when the library closes), knock on the doors closest to the Community Room, and someone should be able to let you inside.

We will need to set up and take down tables and chairs, which are available at the library. Please plan to help with this. Also please try to keep your floor area clean.
Coffee and other light snacks are available in the foyer of the library.
People often pick up meals from a local restaurant. There are many places nearby, or you can take San Antonio to El Camino and find many restaurants and markets there.

P.S. Our next sew day Saturday October 26 10am-11pm . Again, it will be at Los Altos Library, but it will be a regular sew day.

BAM September meeting reminder

We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, September 14th at 1:30

Where
Redwood City Library (downtown branch)
Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Rd  
Redwood City, CA 94063

NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


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The rest of the meetings for this year will be held in the Redwood City downtown library. 

The future dates: 
Saturday, 10/12/13
Saturday, 11/9/13
Saturday, 12/14/13

Friday, August 23, 2013

BAM-BOM August Block - Chevron Echoes

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

For August, we are doing chevrons!



Thank you to the Northeast Louisiana (NELA) MQG for hosting us this month.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

July BOM (sorry that it's late!)

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

July's block is called "More Birds in the Air":



Ruth @ pippinsequim is hosting the tutorial this month, so head over and check it out!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BAM August meeting reminder

We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, August 10th at 1:30

Where
Redwood City Library (downtown branch)
Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Rd  
Redwood City, CA 94063

NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The rest of the meetings for this year will be held in the Redwood City downtown library. 

The future dates: 
Saturday, 9/14/13
Saturday, 10/12/13
Saturday, 11/9/13
Saturday, 12/14/13

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sew Day, Saturday, July 27, 2013

Our next Sew Day is Saturday, July 27, 2013
Sewing will go from 10am-11pm - any project is welcome!
Please RSVP to the forum if you are coming, so we can get a head count.

Location:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
Note: This is not the same location as our regular meetings.

Shout out if you can bring these items to share:
  • Light/non-messy snacks
  • Irons (need 3 total)
  • Ironing Boards (need 3 total)
  • Large Cutting Mats (need 2)
  • Design Walls (need 2)

Plan to bring your own:
  • Extension cord and/or power strip
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting tools/mats (you might want a personal one)
  • Night-owls may want to bring an iron and cutting mat if an early-bird needs to take theirs home.

We will be in the Community Room of the Los Altos Library. It's the large room on the side of the library nearest San Antonio Rd. There are two sets of double doors on the outside of the library - both lead into a foyer area, and the Community Room door is on the left part of this foyer, the checkout desk is on the right.

If you arrive first, go talk to the librarian at the children's reference desk to check in.

If you arrive late (after 5pm when the library closes), knock on the doors closest to the Community Room, and someone should be able to let you inside.

We will need to set up and take down tables and chairs, which are available at the library. Please plan to help with this. Also please try to keep your floor area clean.
Coffee and other light snacks are available in the foyer of the library.
People often pick up meals from a local restaurant. There are many places nearby, or you can take San Antonio to El Camino and find many restaurants and markets there.

P.S. Our next sew day after this will be Saturday August 24. Again, it will be at Los Altos Library, and run from 10am-11pm. Most of the details above remain the same.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BAM July meeting reminder

We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, July 13th Redwood City Library (downtown) at 1:30

Where
Redwood City Library (downtown branch)
Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Rd  
Redwood City, CA 94063


NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The rest of the meetings for this year will be held in the Redwood City downtown library. 

The future dates: 

Saturday, 8/10/13
Saturday, 9/14/13
Saturday, 10/12/13
Saturday, 11/9/13
Saturday, 12/14/13

Monday, June 17, 2013

BAM BOM June Block Tutorial - Cropped Pinwheel

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

June's block is the cropped pinwheel:


Ruth @ pippinsequim is hosting the tutorial this month, so head over and check it out!

Monday, June 10, 2013

BAM meeting reminder



We can't wait to see your smiling face! 


When: Saturday, 7/15/13 Redwood Shores at 1:30 - NOTE: new start time

Where
Redwood Shores Library (last meeting of the year here!) 
Meetings are in the community room, not the smaller meeting rooms.
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
tel: 650.780.5740



NEW MEMBERS
If you’ve never been to a meeting before this will be a great meeting to see a lot of new projects and meet our members. Your first meeting is free and you can read about becoming a member here. We want to see your projects too, so bring them along! If you have any questions, ask any officer. We’re happy to talk with you.



On the fence about attending? Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaModern or the notes and pictures of the great work our members create.

See you Saturday!


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All 2013 meetings after June will be held at the Redwood City downtown library. 

Redwood City Library Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: 650.780.7018


The future dates: 
Saturday, 7/13/13
Saturday, 8/10/13
Saturday, 9/14/13
Saturday, 10/12/13
Saturday, 11/9/13
Saturday, 12/14/13


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Regards and Best Wishes

I wanted to thank all of you for your attention over the past year or so while I tried to provide interesting content for this blog. As with all volunteer organizations, resources are limited and they must be deployed in the most effective manner possible to maximize a limited number of volunteer hours. I am pleased that the board is trying new things and attempting to create a nice mix that serves the group.

The BAM Board has decided to use the blog for a different purpose and, thus, a lot of the content I was providing will no longer be needed in this venue. The new Social Media Chair and the Board will be making the changes soon and I am sure you will see some interesting and exciting new things.

See you soon!
Your editor

May BOM: Geese Gone Wild

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

May's block is called Geese Gone Wild: 


NELA MQG is hosting the tutorial this month, so pop on over and take a look!

Friday, May 10, 2013

May Meeting Tomorrow



When: May 11.2013 at 1:30 
Where: Redwood City Library (most meetings)  Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: 650.780.7018


Meeting 1:30-3:30pm
  • Announcements
  • Report from the SCVQA show
  • Show & Tell
  • Small group time
Sewcial 3:30-5
Block of the Month and the Round Robin both meet during Sewcial time.

Remember to bring:
  • Snacks!  We are in our regular Redwood City meeting spot.
  • Flags for boston
  • Charity blocks and quilts
  • Cat beds
  • Anything you need for your small group's activities
  • April BOM


BAM-BOM
You can see the tutorial for the BAM BOM block on Heather's blog, Joy of All Crafts. Heather is a former member of BAMQG who moved to Oregon.

Monday, May 6, 2013

May Meeting Saturday



When: May 11.2013 at 1:30 
Where: Redwood City Library (most meetings)  Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: 650.780.7018


Meeting 1:30-3:30pm
  • Announcements
  • Report from the SCVQA show
  • Show & Tell
  • Small group time
Sewcial 3:30-5
Block of the Month and the Round Robin both meet during Sewcial time.

Remember to bring:
  • Snacks!  We are in our regular Redwood City meeting spot.
  • Flags for boston
  • Charity blocks and quilts
  • Cat beds
  • Anything you need for your small group's activities
  • April BOM


BAM-BOM
You can see the tutorial for the BAM BOM block on Heather's blog, Joy of All Crafts. Heather is a former member of BAMQG who moved to Oregon.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

To Boston with Love



We are making flags for Boston!

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is collecting flags from guilds around the world.  It's a fun and easy project to do.  Make as many as you'd like and bring them to the meeting on May 11th or to the retreat on May 19th.  UPDATE: The deadline has been moved up.  We will need all flags at the meeting, May 11th.  Thank you.  : )


"The overall idea is to provide Boston with an uplifting experience from quilters and sewists around the globe." - Vancouver MQG

DETAILS
For complete instructions, inspiration and two patterns, go to the Vancouver MQG blog.


  • Size: 6"x8" with a 16" binding strip for ties
  • Colors: Uplifting bright colors (see recommended palette below)
  • Style: Modern
  • Theme: Love, Hearts, Peace

After you make your flag, please add it to the To Boston with Love flickr group or if you're on Instagram tag it #tobostonwithlove.






Saturday, April 20, 2013

BAM at Shower of Stars

Bay Area Modern is at the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association 2013 SHOWER OF STARS show!


There are friendly faces at the door, prizes to win, and of course, beautiful quilts to see! Don't miss out!




Last day to see the show is tomorrow, Sunday April 21.
http://www.scvqaquiltshow.org/

BAM-BOM Block #4 Spring Mod Block

This post is part of the Block of the Month series, sponsored by Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.  See all the blocks right here.

We did not post the March block separately (it was in the meeting report) so if you missed that, the March block was the Snails Trail.  

For April, we are teaming up with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.  They are doing their own BOM, but this month we planned to do the same one at the same time for a bit of extra fun.  Remember this QuiltCon Challenge Block by Heather at joyofallcrafts? (Heather used to live in the Bay Area and was in our guild before moving to Portland a few years ago.) 
 .


Awesome, right?  Heather offered (ok, so we kind of volunteered her) to make at tutorial for a 12" version of her block.  Head over to her blog and check out the gorgeous Spring Mod version that she design for us. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Charity Sew Day Tomorrow!!!

The next Charity Sew Day is TOMORROW, Saturday April 20.  

Quick View:
Where: Los Altos Library 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
When: Saturday April 20 10am-11pm
RSVP on the forum post 

Sewing will go from 10am-11pm - any charity project is welcome!
Location:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
Note: This is not the same location as our regular meetings.

Shout out if you can bring these items to share:
  • Light/non-messy snacks
  • Irons (need 3 total)
  • Ironing Boards (need 3 total)
  • Large Cutting Mats (need 2)
  • Design Walls (need 2)

Plan to bring your own:
  • Extension cord and/or power strip
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting tools/mats (you might want a personal one)
  • Night-owls may want to bring an iron and cutting mat if an early-bird needs to take theirs home.

We will be in the Community Room of the Los Altos Library. It's the large room on the side of the library nearest San Antonio Rd. There are two sets of double doors on the outside of the library - both lead into a foyer area, and the Community Room door is on the left part of this foyer, the checkout desk is on the right.

If you arrive first, go talk to the librarian at the children's reference desk to check in.

If you arrive late (after 6pm when the library closes), knock on the doors closest to the Community Room, and someone should be able to let you inside.

We will need to set up and take down tables and chairs, which are available at the library. Please plan to help with this. Also please try to keep your floor area clean.
Coffee and other light snacks are available in the foyer of the library.
People often pick up meals from a local restaurant. There are many places nearby, or you can take San Antonio to El Camino and find many restaurants and markets there.


Thanks to Diana for organizing!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Charity Sew Day Saturday April 20

The next Charity Sew Day is Saturday April 20.  

Quick View:
Where: Los Altos Library 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
When: Saturday April 20 10am-11pm
RSVP on the forum post 

Sewing will go from 10am-11pm - any charity project is welcome!
Location:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022
http://g.co/maps/kvpkt
Note: This is not the same location as our regular meetings.

Shout out if you can bring these items to share:
  • Light/non-messy snacks
  • Irons (need 3 total)
  • Ironing Boards (need 3 total)
  • Large Cutting Mats (need 2)
  • Design Walls (need 2)

Plan to bring your own:
  • Extension cord and/or power strip
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting tools/mats (you might want a personal one)
  • Night-owls may want to bring an iron and cutting mat if an early-bird needs to take theirs home.

We will be in the Community Room of the Los Altos Library. It's the large room on the side of the library nearest San Antonio Rd. There are two sets of double doors on the outside of the library - both lead into a foyer area, and the Community Room door is on the left part of this foyer, the checkout desk is on the right.

If you arrive first, go talk to the librarian at the children's reference desk to check in.

If you arrive late (after 6pm when the library closes), knock on the doors closest to the Community Room, and someone should be able to let you inside.

We will need to set up and take down tables and chairs, which are available at the library. Please plan to help with this. Also please try to keep your floor area clean.
Coffee and other light snacks are available in the foyer of the library.
People often pick up meals from a local restaurant. There are many places nearby, or you can take San Antonio to El Camino and find many restaurants and markets there.


Thanks to Diana for organizing!

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Meeting Tomorrow!

We can't wait to see your smiling face!


When: February 9.2013 at 1:30 
Where: Redwood City Library (most meetings)  Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: 650.780.7018

Have you paid? Dues are Due! $30 for the year. Email bamodernquilt@gmail.com, if you need further instructions or want to join for the first time.

Meeting 1:30-3:30pm
  • Announcements
  • Show & Tell
  • Small group time
  • Destash party
Sewcial 3:30-5

Remember to bring:
  • Quilts for the SCVQA quilt show
  • Snacks!  We are back in our regular Redwood City meeting spot.
  • Goodies for the destash party -If you aren't yet a member and want to participate check out this post.
  • Charity blocks, tops and quilts
  • Fabric scraps for your small group in the colors you chose last month.  if you couldn't make the last meeting, don't worry about bringing scraps.
  • BAM-BOM Snail Trail block
BAM BOM

You can see the tutorial for the Snails Trail for March at:
http://thepepperedgoat.blogspot.com/2012/07/snails-trail-tutorial.html

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Social Media Chair NEEDED!!!

Your guild needs YOU!!!!

One of the jobs that is fundamental to the guild (and all modern groups) is the Social Media Chair. The social media chair oversees the online side of the guild - including the blog, forum, and Flickr. The forum administrator, blog content contributors, meeting notetaker, and photographer report to the social media chair. Responsibilities include blog planning and scheduling with the content contributors and ensuring that event and activity information is posted online.

At this time, the Social Media Chair position is open and the coordinators for the blog, Flickr, etc are soldiering along on their own. The S.M. Chair doe NOT do all the work; s/he just coordinates everyone and makes the social media stuff get done.

This is a great opportunity to expand your skills (resume builder, if you are looking for that!) in:
  • delegating
  • working with a diverse group of people
  • overseeing a calendar of events [to post]
  • learning new technologies.
FAME: everyone in the guild will know you and thank you for making Bay Area Modern ahead of the curve in social media
POWER: you will have the power to influence blog topics, Flickr sets and what is posted on the Facebook page. You will get management experience.
GLORY: The success of your programming decisions will make you sought after by other Modern Guilds.

If you are interested in this position, please speak to Ruth.  Your guild needs YOU!!!!

Destash Party Details

The details:
It’s spring cleaning time in your sewing room, craft drawers, and quilty bookshelf.  Bring along the items that you’re done with, as much as you like but at least a small bag of stuff.  When you get to the meeting, there will be a table designated to drop off your bags and boxes – no peeking!  We will have a couple of non-participating volunteers empty all of the containers and return them to you (so label your bags and boxes with your name – taped or pinned on is fine).
When everything is ready we will do a count of three and then sprint to the goodie pile to load up our bags.
Stuff to bring:
  • Fabric of any kind and style.  If pieces are small you can bundle them together or bag them.  You don’t really need to make ‘em pretty but a rubber band or string would be helpful to keep things from getting too unfolded.  Upholstery weight fabric is fine too.
  • Fabric scraps packaged up so that they don’t make a mess – a ziplock is fine.
  • Patterns
  • Craft/sewing/quilting magazines & books
  • Notions
  • Other crafty stuff that you are done with:  yarn, paper, felt, scrapbook supplies, etc.
They say “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” but please refrain from bringing things that are everybody’s trash.  No small, loose scraps of fabric or batting – bagged scraps are great.  No damaged, stained, or worn fabric unless it is usable vintage.  If it’s not in donatable condition, just toss it rather than bringing it.
Again, you can bring as much as you want, or just a small bag of stuff.  Folks who brought items will get first go at the table, but when they are satiated, peeps who forgot will also get a chance to help themselves.  We have a couple of volunteers who will be taking the leftover items for donation.
Thanks to the St. Louis MQG for this awesome idea!

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Meeting Saturday

We can't wait to see your smiling face!


When: February 9.2013 at 1:30 
Where: W
Redwood City Library (most meetings)  Meetings are in the upstairs community room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: 650.780.7018

Have you paid? Dues are Due! $30 for the year. Email bamodernquilt@gmail.com, if you need further instructions or want to join for the first time.

Meeting 1:30-3:30pm
  • Announcements
  • Show & Tell
  • Small group time
  • Destash party
Sewcial 3:30-5

Remember to bring:
  • Quilts for the SCVQA quilt show
  • Snacks!  We are back in our regular Redwood City meeting spot.
  • Goodies for the destash party
  • Charity blocks and quilts
  • Fabric scraps for your small group in the colors you chose last month.  if you couldn't make the last meeting, don't worry about bringing scraps.
  • BAM-BOM Snail Trail block
BAM BOM

You can see the tutorial for the Snails Trail for March at:
http://thepepperedgoat.blogspot.com/2012/07/snails-trail-tutorial.html