UPCOMING EVENTS

June Meeting

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

1 pm to 5 pm

Downtown Redwood City Library

Latest Activity

Bonnie Thomas replied to Karen Maple's discussion Very Large Quilting Matt
"You could call Always Quilting 650-458-8580 and ask what brand thier big cutting table has. They may be able to special order from a wholesaler."
13 hours ago
Karen Maple posted a discussion

Very Large Quilting Matt

I've decided I'm tired of my 24" x 36" slightly warped matt.I would love a matt that is 60" wide.  The standard companies such as Olfa do not seem to get to this size.  I really want the matt to be at least 48".Any suggestions?  Any reviews of unusual brands such as Adir, Dahle or Sew Essentials?I found these:…See More
14 hours ago
Jaye L replied to Angela Obeso's discussion QuiltCon West 2016 Important Dates
"I chose the 4 day show pas option. It was also complimentary for members."
Saturday
jessica huckabay replied to Angela Obeso's discussion QuiltCon West 2016 Important Dates
"Hello Karen I was told that even though I am a member and I am volunteering that I need to sign up for the show pass. "
Saturday
Karen Maple replied to Ruth Beeby's discussion Continuing our thread discussion from the meeting...
"Give it a try and let us know how you like it. Another benefit - it is more inexpensive.  Get about 30% more than Aurifil. Per dollar - about 200 meters instead of 130 Disadvantage - hard / maybe impossible to get locally.  Color card…"
Saturday
Karen Maple replied to Angela Obeso's discussion QuiltCon West 2016 Important Dates
"I didn't worry about the whole "show pass" thing, I was assuming if we are taking classes they are automatically included.  Did I need to / do I need to  -- go back and add the show pass?  for free or paid? I was…"
Saturday
Ruth Beeby replied to Ruth Beeby's discussion Continuing our thread discussion from the meeting...
"I think I am going to try Isacord for quilting! You guys have convinced me. :)"
Saturday
Karen Maple replied to Ruth Beeby's discussion Continuing our thread discussion from the meeting...
"Thanks for posting this!   Disclaimer - vegetarian / environmentalist here and obsessed with color I use Aurifil for piecing.   I use silk (don't know if I will buy anymore) and Mettler for appliqué (more color choices!) I…"
Saturday
 

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Very Large Quilting Matt 1 Reply

I've decided I'm tired of my 24" x 36" slightly warped matt.I would love a matt that is 60" wide.  The standard companies such as Olfa do not seem to get to this size.  I really want the matt to be at least 48".Any suggestions?  Any reviews of…Continue

Started by Karen Maple in General Discussion and Misc. Last reply by Bonnie Thomas 13 hours ago.

QuiltCon West 2016 Important Dates 16 Replies

QuiltCon is coming to the west next February and here are some important dates to know about:QuiltCon Dates:  February 18-21, 2016 (at the Pasadena Convention Center)Registration:Course Catalog released by June 1, 2015.Member registration opens June…Continue

Tags: convention, Show, Quilt, QuiltCon, MQG

Started by Angela Obeso in Events. Last reply by Jaye L on Saturday.

Continuing our thread discussion from the meeting... 6 Replies

I found this post showing close-up pictures of different threads: http://owensolivia.blogspot.com/2012/10/your-sewing-thread-under-microscope.htmlVery…Continue

Started by Ruth Beeby in General Discussion and Misc. Last reply by Karen Maple on Saturday.

Open House for My New Longarm Quilting Business-July 25, 9-4 4 Replies

Hi Everyone,You are cordially invited to my open house to announce my new longarm quilting business. I am a longarm quilter for hire, and I'm also a dealer for APQS longarm quilting machines. Here's the scoop:Open House July 25, 2015 9am – 4pmCindy…Continue

Tags: APQS, quilting, longarm

Started by Cindy Church in Events. Last reply by Cindy Church on Friday.

Stash posting 37 Replies

After our discussion at the last BAM meeting about upping your Modernness and how you can be inspired (or encumbered) by your stash, I thought it might be fun to post photos of our stashes. Maybe someone has a fabulous idea on how to store fabrics…Continue

Tags: inspiration, stash

Started by Cheryl Strong in General Discussion and Misc. Last reply by Karen Maple on Thursday.

Aurufil Thread on sale at FQS today only!! 3 Replies

Hey all -Fat Quarter Shop (www.fatquartershop.com) is having a birthday bash sale for 12 days, where they have a new item on sale each day.  Today's special is aurufil thread, discounted 40% I think!  Stop…Continue

Started by Amanda Materne in General Discussion and Misc. Last reply by kelly o on Thursday.

Machine Shopping Advice 7 Replies

My apologies if this isn't forum worthy. My little Brother HC 1850 seized up yesterday and while I'm trying to get it repaired somewhere in the next week or so, I decided it's time to invest in a second, more quilting-friendly machine.But I haven't…Continue

Tags: Machines

Started by Alicia Sinha in Quilty Questions and Tips. Last reply by Annemarie Quevedo Jun 24.

2015 BAM Guild Positions - WE NEED YOU! :) 20 Replies

Hi All!It's that time again - volunteering for roles and having elections if necessary.  BAM NEEDS YOU!  Please consider volunteering for a position, or even "co-volunteering" - sharing the load with someone else.  Below are the listed roles - let…Continue

Tags: volunteering, elections, positions, Guild

Started by Amanda Materne in Meetings. Last reply by Cheryl Strong Jun 21.

Are you ready to volunteer? 9 Replies

We are now seeking officers and coordinators for 2014!  Joining the guild board (that's the officers and coordinators) is a great way to get more involved in the guild and make some new friends.  Did you just join the guild?  Remember that our guild…Continue

Started by Ruth Beeby in General Discussion and Misc. Last reply by Cheryl Strong Jun 21.

VIRTUAL SWAP & SHARE -favorite blogs 2 Replies

 What quilting/sewing/fiberart blog do you enjoy reading most?Reply to this post with the link to that blog (one link only, please) so the rest of our guild members can check it out. Be sure to include a few words on what it's about: i.e. modern…Continue

Tags: blog, swap

Started by Joy-Lily in General Discussion and Misc. Last reply by Karen Maple Jun 19.

 
 
 

BAY AREA MODERN

2015 OFFICERS

President: Kelly Orr

VP: Angela Obeso & Cheryl Strong

Treasurer: Claire Felong

Membership Coordinator: Alison Schmidt

email membership questions to:  bamqgmembership@gmail.com

MQG Liason: Mike Lawrence

Charity coordinator: Peggy Ludwico & Michelle Boyd

Sew Day Coordinator: Peggy Ludwico

Retreat Coordinator: Rhonda Ludwico

Swap Coordinator: Joy-Lily

Opportunity Quilt Chair: Amanda Materne

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