Sunday, December 14, 2014

Members Exhibit Quilts

During December 2014 member of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild will exhibit our quilts in an exhibit called "MOST MODERN." 

The Quilts are hanging at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road in Los Altos and are available to view during regular library hours.  There is no entry fee. 

One of the benefits of such an exhibit is that people who would normally not have the opportunity to see quilts as art get to see them in a setting that is not scary.

A team of guild volunteers led by Peggy did the hanging of the quilts on December 1.

Thanks to Peggy L for organizing and hanging and the Los Altos Public Library for the opportunity.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Officers for 2015

Thanks to all who have stepped up to volunteer in 2015 - we're so thankful to have you!  Below are those who signed up for particular positions.  At the end of this post I'll list those roles still open - it is never to late to volunteer!

President:  Kelly O!
Vice Presidents: Angela O & Cheryl S
Treasurer: Claire F
Charity Committee Chairs: Peggy L & Michelle B
Charity Committee Members: Karen & Susan
Retreat Committee Chair: Rhonda L
Opportunity Quilt Chair: Amanda M
National MQG Liaison: Mike L
Swap Coordinator: Joy-Lily
Sew Day Coordinator: Peggy L
Membership Coordinator: Alison S
Meeting Note Taker: Nicki M.
Photographers: Jennifer J and Helen H

Social Chair
Challenge Coordinator
Meeting activities Coordinator

There is a spot for everyone! If you have an idea, let Kelly know!

Thank you, everyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Extravaganza!

Claire told us that the 501(c)(3) paperwork has been put in. That is a ton of work and GREAT news.

  • The meetings in 2015 are all scheduled to be at the Redwood City Public Library Community Room. The one that might change is the December Holiday Extravaganza because of the Redwood City parade that usually coincides with our meeting. Stay tuned on the BAMQG blog for updates.
  • Sew Day: January 3, 2015 at Los Altos Public Library
  • Charity Sew Day: February 2015 at Los Altos Public Library. Probably the first Saturday. Stay tuned on the BAMQG blog for updates.

Quilty Happenings
  • Amish Exhibit at San Jose Museum Quilts & Textiles. Reception is on 12/7/2014 from 2-4, though SJMQT members and the artists are welcome to a walk through starting at 1pm.
  • BAMQG members have a show up at the Los Altos Public Library through December 31, 2014. It is open during library hours
  • CQFA Members have a show at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library in the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center. I have 3 quilts there! Through April.
  • Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association show will be in March or April and the BAMQG will have a big presence, both in quilts and helping out.

  • There will be three speakers next year, Stacy Lynn Wood, the lady from Peppermint Pinwheel and another, as yet to be named, national speaker. Buy or renew your membership to join that fun.
There was a prize drawing for the UFO Challenge and I won a spool of Aurifil thread! Yay! I can totally use that. There is a super prize in January and I can't wait to see what that is. I hope I don't have to be present to win as I can't make that meeting.
BAMQG 2014 Swap Items
BAMQG 2014 Swap Items
The Holiday Swap was awesome. The gifties were much to be admired.

I didn't take a picture of the food, but the committee did an awesome job. There are now five of us who eat a GF diet, so there were plenty of GF goodies of which to partake. I had some yummy chocolate thing that Claire made. Yay for chocolate!