I was so excited to see so many new and familiar faces on Saturday.  I think this was our biggest meeting yet!  Thank you to everyone who came.  I really appreciate the distances you travel to be here every month.   Also, thank you for all the delicious snacks.  You guys are awesome!

After setting down our project bags, sewing machines and snacks… we added our challenge blocks to the design wall.  In February we blindly exchanged 2.5″ solid strips.  The goal was to make 3-5 12″ blocks using the strips you picked plus only one additional solid fabric from your stash.  Many of us were challenged by the colors we drew.  Isn’t it interesting how many different style blocks and approaches we came up with as a group?  Quite and eclectic mix!

We drew names and Chris won all the blocks!! w00t!!

Our new logo was unveiled and membership cards were handed out.  


We talked about our ning site, Facebook, Flickr and our blog.  What is the best way to leverage all these tools for information and communication.  We will revisit in April with a live tech demo.

I love show and tell!  It’s always fun to see the projects people are working on.  You can see any of the pictures larger by clicking on the links below.

1. BAMQG – Amanda and her placemats at Show and Tell March 2011, 2. BAMQG – Angela’s free motion practice piece, 3. BAMQG Angela’s Pinwheel Show and Tell March 2011, 4. BAMQGMarch5meeting010, 5. BQMQG – the back of Rhonda’s table runner March 2011 Show and Tell, 6. BAMQG – Julie’s Show and Tell March 2011, 7. BAMQG – Lisa’s 9 Patch March 2011 Show and Tell, 8. BAMQG Show and Tell -Adrianne’s Hexagons March 2011, 9. BAMQG – Kathleen’s Outside the Box top for Show and Tell March 2011

Kathleen demonstrated how to make a Mod Mosaic block based on Elizabeth Hartman’s (Oh Fransson) pattern.  She brought many colorful examples and shared tips for success for our own blocks.  Kathleen generously brought extra fabric and sashing strips so that we could make some too.  Thanks Kathleen!!

Are you up for a new challenge?   I’m calling this challenge, “BE Square”.  Oh dear, I think I must be channeling Huey Lewis.  Anyways… We’re making any kind of square type blocks (square in a square, nine patch, log cabin, etc) measuring 10.5″ unfinished, using Modern Meadow and complimentary fabric from your stash.  I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with.  All the participants will be eligible to win all the blocks at the April meeting.  You can still participate even if you weren’t at the meeting.  You will need any fat quarter of Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry (the Pond color way) and fabric from your stash.  Bring your block in April for the drawing.

Fabric anyone?!  : ) 

Here are some follow up links from the meeting: