We will no longer be meeting at Bay Quilts

Stacey posted this on Facebook:
Stacey Sharman

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.


January meeting at Hello Stitch!

This month’s East Bay Modern meeting location HAS CHANGED! We will now be meeting at Hello Stitch. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1315692128540907/

JAN 30

Tomorrow 6:30 PM · Hello Stitch ·

1708 University Avenue | Berkeley , CA 94703

[510] 982-6549 | hello@hellostitchstudio.com

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!”

Correction- Next meeting is Tue 8/29/17 at Hello Stitch Studio

In a previous post I had the date wrong for this coming week’s meeting. I corrected my mistake, but wanted to be sure everyone knew. Our meeting on Tue 8/29/17 will be at Hello Stitch, hellostitchstudio.com at 1708 University Ave in Berkeley. I hear there is ample free street parking. We will be alternating where we meet. So, the September meeting will be at Bay Quilts. Even months, we will meet at Hello Stitch and odd months we will meet at Bay Quilts. This is an important meeting to attend. We’ll be discussing the results of the poll about the future of EBMQ.



Free fabric!

This activity is Saturday 26 August— tomorrow!!

Hello Everyone,

I’ve decided to donate the remainder of Eli Leon’s materials to you, the local art and quilting communities. It would be lovely and fitting to see some of what Eli amassed over 50 years of collecting have a new life in your artwork and quilts. I know he would love this idea if he could still understand!

There are mounds and mounds of fabric, clothing, and clothing fragments, much of it vintage, plus some quilt fragments and blocks. There are also other things for the taking: shelves and miscellaneous practical items.

Please forward this notice to your quilt guilds and artist friends!

Stop by 5663 Dover St in Oakland Sat Aug 26th from 11AM – 2PM.

Thank you again for everything!



Jenny Hurth
Eli Leon Living Trust
(510) 384-3220