MAY Guild Meeting – ZOOM it!

Our guild meeting is this Thursday 5/19 at 7:15pm. Zoom will open at 7pm.

We’ve got a guest this month for a trunk show and presentation! Mel Beach will be joining us for her Fun & Games in Quilting talk.

Mel Beach is a San Jose, CA based quilt artist, teacher and lecturer, who breaks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured, and colorful twists. She loves stretching her creativity through her completion of 100+ quilt challenges at the local and international level in addition to several 100-Day Projects involving a roll of dice. Her quilts draw upon her inquisitive nature of asking “What If?”, “Why Not?”, working in a series, comedy improv studies, along with her love of nature, photography, and sketching. Mel is passionate about teaching/lecturing, with a focus on quilting on a domestic machine and modern quilting techniques. Starting in 2016, Mel has taught for quilt shops, guilds and quilt shows all across the United States

We’ll do a quick bit of business at the top of the meeting and hand everything over to her.

Please send us photos of your WIPs for our monthly prize drawing & we’ll see about timing during the evening for our Show & Tells – we may need to hold those until our LIVE meeting next month

Please send us pictures by end of day Wednesday:

​**Please specify in the subject line & send any photos to

Check your email for the Zoom details & see you Thursday!


MARCH meeting & guest speaker!

Our guild meeting is this Thursday 3/17 at 7:15pm.

We’ve got a special guest this week at our meeting…. On finding her voice in modern quilting.

Audrey Esarey of Cotton & Bourbon – her work has been exhibited and recognized at Quilt National, International Quilt Festival, and QuiltCon. Her Watercolor quilt series and Radial Quilt Series are well known amongst modern quilters. She shares her creative process on Instagram via @CottonandBourbon and sells her patterns and seam clappers on her website

We’ll do quick business at the top of the meeting and then hand it over to Audrey for her presentation, afterwards we’ll have some Q&A time with her, and our guild show & tell.

​Photo reminders: Please specify in the subject line &  send any photos to

-WIP finishes – win a prize for completing a step or project!

-Show & Tell​

Check your email for the Zoom details & see you Thursday!


November 18 – Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Our guild meeting night is this week!

Our Zoom guild meeting is 11/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

We’re excited to share with you – we’ve got a guest speaker this month!

Cindy Gristela will be joining us.
From her studio in Reston, Va her abstract quilts are designed improvisationally without a preconceived pattern, a little bit like jazz music. She does all of her stitching on a machine, but it is entirely hand driven. There is no computer program or marking ahead of time. She stitches the motifs freehand using the needle and thread of the machine like a pencil or brush.

She is a self taught fiber artist but comes from a long line of women who have expressed themselves using needle and thread. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from George Washington University.

She is the Author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and a new book, Adventures in Improv Quilts: Master Color, Design & Construction.

Cindy Grisdela Headshot

The email with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send ALL your photos to, with “November…(fill in the blank)”  in the subject line… send us your:

  • Block of the Month photos
  • Charity projects
  • Show & Tell

We are looking forward to seeing you and catching up!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!