January 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 10:30am  at the Fruitville Library. After a short business meeting bring a Modern quilt style for Show and Tell to share with our guests from the Gulfport Modern Quilt Guild.
And bring your Elements of Scale Challenge quilt due this month. It's always amazing to see the interpretations of our Challenges together on display. For Challenge specifics click here for the information.
The Program is twofold this month. First will be a lunchtime presentation (bring a lunch) on ideas to work with a photo for inspiration. This is a lead in for our April Challenge. The second will be the many ways of Japanese Shibori, a dyeing technique. Click here for more information.
Bring a fat quarter to the January meeting for a special activity!
The Holiday Party was festive and rewarding!
Christmas Gnome

Festive Jingle Jane

Two Important Announcements

SMQG annual Airing of the Quilts Show and Sale is coming up soon on February 2, 2019.
Help spread the word by printing and sharing with friends and businesses the bookmarks below.
Note- click below then download to print page on the landscape setting then cut for 3 bookmarks

Download Airing of Quilts bookmarks

The SMQG Retreat on April 11, 12, 13, 14, & April 15 (optional) 2019  is now open to our sister guilds. It is at the beautiful DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center, 8411 25th St., East Parrish, FL.

If you are a member of the Friendship Knot Quilt Guild, Venice Quilt Guild, Manatee Patchwork Quilt Guild or the South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild
please email sarasotamodernquiltguild@gmail.com
or use the contact form on this page to receive more information on the Retreat and the registration form.

December Holiday Party

*Note date and time change*

Our SMQG Holiday Party is Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Fruitville Library and for members only. Bring a dish to share and a new gift $15 or less to swap. After a shared Holiday feast and gift swap, bring your latest quilts for Show and Tell.

Many thanks to Robin Kriegs for the beautiful and detailed quilting on our QuiltCon 2019 Charity quilt entry! Robin used her skill at various edge-to-edge designs, cropping, and mark features on her Handiquilter Fusion longarm. Thank you Robin!

SMQG Charity QuiltCon 2019

November 17th meeting *at Fruitville Library*

The November 17th meeting returns to our regular meeting room at the Fruitville Library. Meeting begins at 10:30 a. m. After a short business meeting bring your latest quilts for Show and Tell. Also we are collecting fabric at this meeting for sale at our "Airing of the Quilts" on February 2, 2019. For more information on the fabric donations see Programs.
The Fat Quarter Fabric Challenge "reveal" was a big hit at the October meeting. To see the Challenge quilts see Challenges.
Surprise was finding Susan and Terrie made the same Hipster Cat quilt! The pattern is online  Free Hipster Cat pattern



October 20th SMQG meeting *location change*

The location of the October 20th SMQG meeting is the Waldemere Firehouse Classroom on the second floor. (There is an elevator if needed.) This is due to early voting at Fruitville Library and it is this month only that we will

meet at the Waldemere Firehouse Classroom
2070 Waldemere Street
Meeting time 10:30 a.m.

After a short business meeting, bring your latest project for show and tell.
And bring your Fat Quarter Challenge Quilt!  The specifics on this challenge are on the Challenge tab above.
Lunch Break 12:30 p.m.
The afternoon Program will be Robin Kriegs on making a Square to Hexagon. And, from the interest in Susan Sadi's show and tell quilt at the September meeting, Pat Hansen will demonstrate how the "stack and whack" quilts are made. For more info on the Program, Click Here

See you Saturday, October 20th at Waldemere Firehouse Classroom!

September 15, 2018 SMQG Meeting

The September meeting will be held at the Fruitville Library at 10:30 a.m. After a short business meeting, bring your latest projects and/or finishes to share with the members.
The afternoon program will be the continuation of piecing of our QuiltCon Charity Quilt. See Programs for more information on what to bring for the work session. More information on this project is also found in Activities.

August 18, 2018 meeting

The August meeting will be held at the Fruitville Library at 10:30 a.m. After a short business meeting, bring your latest projects and/or finishes to share with the members.
The afternoon program will be the piecing of our QuiltCon Charity Quilt. See the Programs tab for more information on what to bring for the work session. More info is also found on the Activities tab.

A fun show and tell from the July meeting - the Spool Quilt
Marjy Lasita shared the story of her grandson's help color sorting the selvage edges from fabrics.
Marjy Lasita Selvage Spool Quilt