Workshops

SMQG Workshop Policy - if there are still openings 30 days before the workshop is scheduled, it will be open to the wait list and members of our Sister Guilds (Friendship Knot Quilt Guild,  Manatee Patchworkers Quilt GuildVenice Area Quilters' Guild,  and  South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild) who can contact the teacher through the contact page on this website.

Upcoming Workshop Dates

October 26, 2019 - Double Curves by Christine Ravish
This workshop is about "making fabric" to be used as yardage. We will stack and shuffle, sew, re-stack, re-shuffle and re-sew all with curves!

January 25, 2020 - Transparency by Christine Ravish- See July 27 Workshop
March 4, 2020 - Arty Photo Prints by Carol Byrnes


Past Workshops -


Saturday, July 27, 2019  - Transparency
Workshop by Christine Ravish
Fruitville Library Meeting Room - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In this Workshop we will use a "map" Christine has designed to explore how colors seem to lay over or under adjoining colors to create the illusion of transparency. It's kind of a jigsaw puzzle using columns of 2.5" strips of fabric. A "pining" tip will be shared too!

UPDATE - Results from Transparency class
NOTE - this class will be offered again on January 25, 2020


Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 Workshop - Rule-Breaking Quilts
Workshop led by Donna Koenig based on the book Rule-Breaking Quilts by Kathryn Schmidt. This is a step by step guide for traditional and other quilters who want to learn the many cut and sets for an "improv" quilt. There is no charge for the class but the purchase of Kathryn Schmidt's book Rule-Breaking Quilts is required to bring to class. Sign-up is for members only on Groupworks. 
Donna Koenig's Rule-Breaking Quilt Sample

Book required for class entry

Donna Koenig at Retreat making Rule-Breaking Quilt


Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 Workshop - #not at QuiltCon Sew-In
It's QuiltCon weekend in Nashville but if you are in Sarasota let's get together for a Sew-In from 10 to 4 at the Fruitville Library. A Facebook live "QuiltCon" update and tour is planned. 
Bring your sewing project, lunch and enjoy a fun day with the stay-at-home members. It's an extra day to interact with our talented SMQG members! (The group Facetimed live and saw the winners and many other quilts and vendor booths!)

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 Workshop -  Broken Herringbone 
Workshop lead by Linda Swanson on the partial seams tutorial by Victoria Findlay Wolf for herringbone patterns. This quilt looks difficult but is easy to make. Instructions will be provided for a small 20 inch quilt. Sign-up on Groupworks.   This technique is used in many of the quilts in Victoria Findlay Wolf's book
by Victoria Findlay Wolf
Herringbone Class sample