March 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is March 16, 2019 at Fruitville Library. after a short business meeting bring a quilt for show and tell. This months program will be the next challenge presented by Pat Hansen and Christine Ravish. Click here for more information.
The Rule-Breaking Workshop is Saturday, March 23, 2019 led by Donna Koenig. There are a couple spaces open so sign up on Groupworks. For more information click here.
Highlights from the February meeting...
Bonnie Booy presentation on
"Stitched Shibori"

Deborah Iversen quilt -just glows!

"Airing of the Quilts" 2019 -

Airing of the Quilts 2019

Could it be our best "Airing" ever!
It was a wave of colorful, glorious modern quilts blowing in a gentle breeze on a perfect day at our annual Airing of the Quilts.

Wave of  Modern Quilts at Airing of the Quilts SMQG 2019
A beautiful day, great social opportunity, and a creative hit parade of quilts!
See more photo's on Airing of Quilts page here.
Quilt On!

February 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is February 16, 2019 at the Fruitville Library. After a short business meeting bring a quilt for show and tell. This month's program Bonnie Booy will demonstrate Shibori techniques. Click here  for more details. Bring a lunch and enjoy the company of other fabric lovers!

Christine wowed us with her rendition of "America The Beautiful"
"America the Beautiful" designed by Christine Ravish

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
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