Meeting Minutes: September

The first Stitch Up was a great success! Held at Sue Fox’s studio in Berkeley, people brought their projects to work on for a fun and productive evening. The next one is full, but if you are still interested, go here for more info and sign up on the wait list.

Big News! Stitch Modern has been scheduled at the Piedmont Center for the Arts for April 2015! Previously the show was held in February, but for ease of planning, we decided to move it to the Spring. To make this a success, we need your ideas. Are there topics you wish to be discussed in a panel? Specific speakers you would be interested in hearing? Or perhaps a quilter’s trunk show you would like to view? Please let us know!

Are you interested in a Fall retreat? A laid back affair where you can get together with fellow guild members and sew all weekend? There are possibilities in the works so stay tuned for more info.

As always, show and tell was so much fun. Don’t forget to check out more pictures on our flickr site!

Sept Collage


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Lizzy House is coming to town!

Our wonderful shop host, A Verb For Keeping Warm, is hosting a Meadow Block Workshop with Lizzy House! A full day event scheduled for November 2nd, this pattern is not available for purchase, it is only offered through this workshop!

It’s a beautiful pattern with a wonderful teacher in an awesome shop! What more could you want? There are only three spots open as I write this!

Contact the store at 510.595.8372 if you want to sign up!

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Amish: The Modern Muse Update!!

Today is the last day to submit your quilt online for the show, Amish: The Modern Muse! Please find the link at the top of this page to get to the submission forms.


For those of you that need more time, the quilt drop off date has been extended until October 9th!!  However, you still need to complete the online form today so that we know you are committed. After we receive your submission form, we will email you to coordinate the quilt and fee drop off.

Submission fee has been determined! It is a one time fee of $35.00.

Thank you and good luck everybody!

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Meeting Minutes: August

Submissions are open for the show, Amish: The Modern Muse. You can find the online form here. If you are submitting, bring your quilt to the September meeting!

Lots of minis were made for the compilation quilt. It’s looking fantastic!

While not much business was discussed, we had a great show and tell!

august collage

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Amish: The Modern Muse

We are now accepting submissions for the show, Amish: The Modern Muse, hosted by the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles!

You can find the form in the menu bar at the top of this page, or here.


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Stitch Modern Charity Quilts

If you have been following our group for a while, you may remember our charity quilt project from Stitch Modern, our annual quilt show.

The idea was to help non-quilters to get a sense of how much fun quilting can be. Designing quilts and quilt blocks is often the most enjoyable part of the process, so why not let the public take part in our charity project?

The people that visited the last Stitch Modern got the chance to play with pre-cut squares and rectangles to create a 12 inch block. Members of our guild then stitched them together. We had such a great turnout that we were able to produce two generous twin sized quilts for our chosen charity, The Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, which offers free services to homeless mothers and their children. We were honored that we could contribute to this organization.

We want to take a moment to give a big thank you to the following people who helped make these quilts happen:

Beautiful design work: Stitch Modern enthusiast of all ages!
Piecing and fabric donations: EBMQG members at large
Backing fabric: Tara
Batting: Stacey
Quilt top assembly: Patricia, Tara, and Terri
Quilting: Terri
Binding: Patti and Kristen

Lastly, I also want to give a special thank you to Kristen who kept all the materials (and people!) organized.

Now are we ready for some pictures?!






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Meeting Notes: July


Our charity quilts for WDDC are finished and well received! More on that soon.

Our past member, Lauren, sent us goodies from Japan. Be sure to come to the next meeting if you want a piece of the pie!

Lastly, we had a Q&A for the show, Amish: The Modern Muse. More details posted here. If you are making a mini for our guild’s compilation quilt, they are due at the next meeting (August). If you are making your own quilt for the show, submissions will open Sept. 1st.

The business end was short as we all wanted to wish Valerie off with a party after the meeting. During show and tell, we each showed off our mini’s to be gifted to her, without telling her who they were for. How surprised she was at the end of the meeting!

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Amish: The Modern Muse, Call for Entry

The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild is excited to participate in the upcoming show at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Amish: The Modern Muse, which will be on display from November 15th until January 3rd in conjunction with the show, Antique Ohio Amish Quilts: The Darwin D. Bearley Collection.

If you are a member of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, the South Bay Modern Quilt Guild, or East Bay Modern, you are invited to enter a quilt in this juried show.  To find out more information, see the official Call for Entry.

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Meeting Notes: June

Our long time member, Valerie, has been accepted to grad school on the east coast. The next meeting will be her last one, so please join us for a get together at a local restaurant after the July meeting to see her off!

We have been coordinating with Sue Fox’s studio to establish Sewing Meet-ups for our guild. Her studio is local and set up with multiple cutting and sewing stations, making it an ideal location for our group. You would need to bring your own equipment if you decide to take part in these Sewing Meet-ups. More details to be forthcoming!

The Amish inspired quilt exhibit now has a name! Amish: The Modern Muse. This show continues to generate a lot of interest here. We would like to submit a compilation of mini quilts as one big quilt. If you are interested, mini’s must be presented at the August meeting. They must be 10-12 inches square, be inspired by the Amish, and have the color TEAL in it. We will be determining the best way to hang them at the August meeting. If you cannot make it to the August meeting, contact us and we’ll let you know where to send them!

If you would like to submit a regular quilt to the Amish: The Modern Muse show, the Call for Entries announcement goes live on July 1st. It will have all the information and guidelines you will need to know to submit a quilt for the show.



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Meeting notes: May

East Bay Modern May2014
So sorry that I am writing this so late!

Our meeting was as fun as ever and not much business was discussed. The main announcement was that Joe Cunningham is to be the juror for the Modern Inspired Amish show coming up in October with the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. There will be an online submission form and all quilts will be juried in person. He believes in jurying for the artistic merit of the quilts, rather than the technical construction. So- if you are new to quilting and nervous of your skills, there is no reason not to enter! Please refer to this post for more information on the Amish show!

We also discussed about creating a compilation of mini quilts to be submitted as one art piece. The mini quilts need to be 10 – 12 inches in size and be Amish inspired. We will hang all the mini quilts together to represent one quilt from our guild. Deadline for the mini quilts is for the August meeting. 

In other news….

Claire did a demonstration at the EBHQ June meet-up. (Again, I’m so sorry to be late posting this for the meeting was last night!!) However, several of our members participate with the EBHQ meet-ups, so I encourage you to check them out!

Stacey is doing two workshops at the end of the month with EBHQ. You can learn techniques from her Improv Confetti quilt and the other on her Improv Split Log Cabin quilts. They are spectacular projects, please check here for more information and to sign up!



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