Monday, March 17, 2014

March 2014 BAMQG Meeting Photos


Want to see what we did at the March meeting? Here are the fabulous projects people showed!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Meeting TODAY in Los Altos

Here's a friendly reminder that our Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild meeting will be held today, March 15, at the Los Altos Library. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1:00. Please note: this is also a BAM Sew Day, and you may arrive as early as 10am and stay until 11pm to work on projects. 

Things to bring:

*Show 'n Tell
*Personal Challenge Item (Paper Pieced project)
*Triangle Challenge Projects
*Your unwanted fabrics/notions/threads for the Destash/Restash Party!
*Your name tag
*Charity blocks and quilts
*Non-messy snacks
*Enthusiasm and a positive attitude! 

Please note: this list is not necessarily all-inclusive. It's quite possible there's something important that's been left off, so if you think of something that should be added, please speak up! 

The Charity Committee will have a project for us, too, so plan to stick around and have some fun!. Meet new friends, chat with old friends, and eat some yummy snacks!

If you have any questions, please reply here, or see Kelly at the meeting. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Modern Mystery Retreat

REGISTRATION opens at the next BAM meeting for the:

Under Cover: Modern Mystery Quilt Retreat
Follow the clues to help solve the Mystery of the Memorial Day Quilt.

May 23-26, Presentation Center, Los Gatos

Same great place as 2013, but this year we have the option of staying an extra day!

Options are:
Friday to Monday, single room: $420 early bird (before April 15)
Friday to Sunday, single room: $300 early bird
Commuter, $180
Friday to Monday, double room $360 early bird
Friday to Sunday, double room $260 early bird

all options: add $10 non-early bird fee if registering AFTER April 15

REGISTRATION will begin on March 15th, for BAM members at the meeting in Los Altos. Deposit of $85 (with a room)/ $45 (commuter) or full payment due with registration.  BRING YOUR CHECK BOOK OR CASH. Paypal is an option as well (remember they charge a small fee).

 Full payment is due April 30. Deposits are refundable if we have someone to fill your spot from the wait list.

If space is still available, registration forms will be sent out upon request to members who cannot make the meeting by Sunday, March 16th. Leave a comment here or on the forum.

Registration for members of other modern quilt guilds will open up (if space is still available) on April 15th. Leave a comment here or on the forum.

Questions? Comments? Excited squealing? Leave a comment here or on the forum!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Half Square Triangle Charity Block

by Michelle B.

Hello all!

If you missed the February meeting, the current charity project is half square triangles (HSTs).  The guild bought a bunch of fabric from the Intrepid Thread.  We cut it into 6.5 inch squares which were available for people to take home from the last meeting.  Now everyone is feverishly sewing all those squares into HSTs, right?  ( Draw a diagonal line on the back of one square.  Pin a light and a dark square right sides together.  Sew 1/4 inch seam to the left and the right of the diagonal line.  Cut on the diagonal and... Voila!  You have two HSTs.)

So, how are those half square triangles coming? It doesn't take very long to sew them together.  The tricky part will be getting all those HSTs back to the meeting at the Los Altos Library on March 15 so we can play around with quilt design, which is why I am writing to you now!

Please bring the HSTs back to the March meeting!

If you want to add other fabrics to the mix, we cut 6.5 inch squares.  Unless you have something specific in mind, we need an equal number of light and dark fabrics.  Here are some examples of what is possible when we use light and dark triangles.  The quilts for the NICU will need 36 HSTs.