What a great fabric swap we had! The leftovers were donated to EBHQ for their charity quilts.
We had a little bit of money left over from Stitch Modern and it was agreed to use that money for the next Stitch Modern in 2015.
The charity quilts for WDDC continue to be assembled by individual members. Quilt backs are being organized. Our goal is to present them to WDDC in June. I think we’ll make it!
Quite a few people are excited to take part in the Amish inspired exhibit hosted by the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Submissions are open to members of the four bay area modern quilt guilds, that includes us!
1. Quilts must be inspired by the Amish- no specific time or geographic area. Some images will be provided by SJMQT if you want to be inspired by a specific quilt from their Ohio Amish exhibit that will be going at the same time, however you are not required to be inspired by this exhibit.
2. There is no minimum size for your quilt, but it must be no longer than 104 inches on any one side.
3. There is an entry fee, to be determined.
4. A juror will determine which quilts get to be exhibited. A curator will determine where the quilts get to be displayed.
5. A portion of the quilts to be shown must be for sale. Price will be split 50/50 between maker and museum. You determine the price of your quilt.
6. Quilts will need to be entered by October 1st.
If you don’t think you will have time to make a larger quilt, we hope you will join us in making a mini quilt! Just for our group, we want to submit a compilation of mini quilts to represent a much larger quilt. It must be 10-12 inches square, constructed like a quilt, and is due at the June meeting.
Carol Z. of KimonoMomo will have a booth at a local quilt show next weekend, April 5/6, hosted by the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa.
Patricia and 2 other artists will be exhibiting their work for the month of May at the Rockridge Library.
Did you know that our host, A Verb for Keeping Warm, also hosts the group called Seam Allowance that focuses on clothes making? They meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month. To check out the calendar for events and classes that the Verb offers, check it out here!
Got fabrics that you don’t think you are going to use anymore? I sure do!
Come trade your fabrics at the next meeting!
Tuesday at 6:30, March 25th, at A Verb for Keeping Warm.
Stitch Modern was a huge success! Thank you everybody who participated and made it so wonderful. We had a great turn-out at all of the events and got lots of positive feedback about what a great show we had. Stacey and Birgit, as usual, kept the ball rolling and on track for the entire time so we presented them with a small handmade bag, booze and chocolates! Thanks again, ladies!
One last thing to take care of from Stitch Modern are the charity quilts for WDDC. So many wonderful blocks were made that we will be able to complete two twin sized quilts for them. TWO! How exciting! We are in the works of scheduling a sew day at the library to help finish them. If you would like to help in any way, stay tuned!
The four modern quilt guilds in the area (East Bay, Bay Area, North Bay and South Bay Area) have been invited by the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles to strut their stuff by making quilts inspired by the upcoming exhibit, Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection. Quilts will need to be finished by November and be inspired by the Amish quilts in the collection. More details to follow!
Mark your calendars! We are holding a Spring Stash Cleaning during our next meeting in March. If you have fabric in your stash that you just don’t think you will use, bring it to the meeting! And, perhaps you will find something else to take home!
What a great show and tell we had! Lots of new faces and inspiring projects! I hope to see everyone at the next meeting!
When: February 8, 2014, 1pm – 2:30pm
Please join the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild and moderator, Kim Andersson for a discussion highlighting how quilts have gone from being household objects to objet d’art. We have lined up another all-star panel for the Stitch Modern panel discussion this year! The panel participants are very respected professionals in the broad quilting arena: Kristy Zacharias, Angie Wilson, Nancy Bavor and Sue Fox. Read a little more about them below.
These are important contributors to the field and they are making it both their passion and their livelihood. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say about the art and (dirty word, though it can be) craft of working in the field of textile arts.
Kristy Zacharias is the Art Director of C&T Publishing – with a special focus on Modern Quilting.
Angie Wilson is an artist and director of Oakland Hand Made.
Nancy Bavor is a curator at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles as well as an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and lecturer.
Sue Fox is an artist, quilter, teacher, and event organizer.
Want to see all of the Stitch Modern events? Click HERE!
When: February 9, 2014, 12pm – 2:30pm
Bring the whole family to Stitch Modern! Not only to see the wonderful quilts, but to also participate in the activities on Family and Community Day on Feb. 9th from 12-2:30 pm.
A popular event for kids of all ages, we will have fabric-related arts and crafts, in which crafters can take their finished products home.
New to the event this year is the opportunity for you to design your own quilt block which will be made into a quilt by the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild. Quilts will be donated to the local Women’s Daytime Drop in Center. WDDC offers free services to homeless women and children to empower them to move from the streets to a home. We hope you can join us to learn more about quilting and help us provide a quilt to someone in need!
The quilt show and the Family and Community Day event are free. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Want to see all of the Stitch Modern events? Click HERE!