We are meeting in person at Bay Quilts!

We are now meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Bay Quilts, at 6:30 PM. Masks are required. The store is already closed during our meeting, so we won’t be able to buy anything, but it’s a good time to see what’s up on their gallery wall. The address is 5327 Jacuzzi St in Richmond, but it feels like it’s in El Cerrito. It’s on a frontage road between 80 and 580, and between the Buchanon and Central exits. We met on May 10th, so it’s another month till we meet again, but we’d love to have more people join us! Mostly, we have been communicating via Instagram. You can find us there @EastBaymodernQuilters.

Admiring Becca’s quilt.


Want to help SJSA today?

Is anyone is free from 1 pm – 3 pm today, 8/25, and knows how to do hand embroidery? The Social Justice Sewing Accademy is teaching a bunch of teens how to embroider and they could use a few more (volunteer) teachers. I’m volunteering with them. This time they aren’t meeting at Bay Quilts but at Girl’s Garage, 1380 10th St in Berkeley. Please just show up with your embroidery threads, needle, etc, if you can come.

Eli Leon’s memorial service on Sunday

The following is from Sherri Lynn Wood’s FaceBook page. The address is the corner of Bonita and Cedar in Berkeley:

An invitation to all SF Bay Area quilters and beyond to attend quilt collector and scholar, Eli Leon’s memorial this Sunday, July 1, 3:30 PM at Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists –💫I will be speaking about Eli and his legacy along with @roderick752 —quilt collector/scholar, Jon Holstein —quilt collector/scholar, and Carin Adams —curator at @oaklandmuseumca 💫This quilt by Sarah Turnage was one of hundreds from Eli’s African-American quilt collection —listen to Eli and I discussing this stunning quilt through link in profile 💫 Eli’s memorial will be a momentous occasion to celebrate a man who’s passion for African-American quilt traditions changed the way we all see and make quilts today. If you are within an hours drive it will be so worth it! Please come if you can 💫#africanamericanquilt#quilthistory#modernquilting#quiltlove#quiltlover#sfbayarea#berkeley#memorial @themqg @ Berkeley Fellowship of UniversalistsImage may contain: stripes

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Want quilt books, anyone?

Hello Stitch

Miriam Nathan-Roberts is a quilt artist who was one of the early members of the art quilt movement in the 1970’s and her quilts have won awards throughout the USA, Japan and Europe. She has had a long battle with cancer and is now in hospice after suffering a stroke. She is working with her family with the aim to pass on most of her thousand-volume quilt, modern art and contemporary craft library to the next generation of artists. This is not a sale, but a generous gift to the community. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please stop by Miriam’s house during the times/dates listed below.

June 17th between 11am – 1pm, and June 18th from 7pm – 9pm
1351 Acton St.
Berkeley 94706

We will no longer be meeting at Bay Quilts

Stacey posted this on Facebook:
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I just got word from Sally at Bay Quilts that they are changing their hours, so won’t be able to host us on alternate monthly Tuesdays any longer. We are happy to continue hosting the meetings at Hello Stitch, but are also welcome to other suggestions. We can discuss more at the meeting (at Hello Stitch) on February 27!

This is from me (Claire) now. I wrote this down at our January meeting for people who didn’t make it to the meeting. We discussed that Stitch Modern isn’t happening this year. No one has done any work on it yet, and we still don’t have insurance. We hope we will have it a year from now. The February meeting is at Hello stitch, see above.

Here are a couple of photos from the meeting:


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The quilts on the walls are by Sujata Shah who gave a talk for us at Stitch Modern a few years ago.

Nov. meeting tonight at Bay Quilts!

We’ll be meeting at Bay Quilts at 6:30 tonight, Tuesday, 11/28/17. Please come-the more the merrier.

I think that the current quilt show at Bay Quilts is by Fern, one of our members. That’s another reason to come to the meeting.

Below is a wonky log cabin block. (This post was so short I had to include an image).


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Photos from the August meeting


Here are some photos from the Aug meeting.

A committee of about 5 people was appointed to look at our choices of joining EBHQ, joining MQG, or or something else. A lot of us felt that we didn’t have enough information to take a vote. The committee will figure out what our options are and report back.

The fabric swap was great. The remaining fabric was donated. I’m not sure about

the name of the group -something like Social Justice Sewing Academy.


Fabric swap!

Hi all-
Darci reminded us on FaceBook that, “tomorrow’s meeting is also a fabric swap! After all the discussion around structure we’ll need some “retail” therapy.

Bag up your smaller scraps, bring the larger pieces as is and let’s have some fun. Whatever is left will be collected and donated.

See you tomorrow!”