Meeting Minutes: October

The local company, The Cat’s Pajamas, is having a warehouse sale. Not only are their overstock pajamas on sale, but also their inventory of fabric! You can find all the details here.

Stitch Modern dates are finalized for April 6 – 26 of 2015! Plenty of time to plan speakers, workshops and other great events. Please let us know if there something in particular you wish we could cover.

After a long, difficult day of choosing, quilts have been selected for the show, Amish: The Modern Muse. Thank you everybody that submitted a quilt. Due to the high volume of submissions, two shows will be presented. Please save the dates and come check it out.

November 15 – January 4 : Part I
January 9 – March 1 : Part II

Did you know the juror for the Amish show, Joe Cunningham, will be doing a 10 day class at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles as well? Taking place each Saturday from January 10 – March 14 2015, this class is designed to teach you the history of quilts as well as help you create your own original quilts. You can find all the details here.

Last but not least, we are in the process of changing our name! Members need to be on the google group if you want to be involved in the process.

PicMonkey CollageA

Don’t forget to check out our flickr page!

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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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