October Meeting

 The October meeting will be Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Fruitville Library. The Library opens at 10 a.m. and the meeting begins shortly after. The Library is located at 100 Coburn way (exit 210) off I-75 in Sarasota, FL. Bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

The Program will be Making your Backgrounds POP! by Lynn Purple. 

And the UFO's from the March UFO Challenge Program are due! We all can't wait to see how/what was done to the original piece. Click here or on the Programs file for more information.

The Tara Faughnan Workshop was great - a great improv challenge and a wealth of color bursting. Click here or on the Workshop tab for more info. 

A highlight of the meeting was the reveal of the QuiltCon Community Outreach 2023 Quilt! All members had a hand in the stunning ColorShift quilt. Thanks to Carol B for the quilting in a tidal pool theme. For more information on this quilt click here or on the Activities tab.







Upcoming Events:

October 1 - Zoom Sew-in (link in Groupworks)

October 14/15 - Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon Quilt Show

October 15 - meeting (UFO's from March program due)

November 19 - meeting (Ombre Star Challenge deu)

December 10* - Holiday Party (members only)

January 21 - meeting

February 4 - Airing of the Quilts!


September meeting

 The September meeting will be at the Fruitville Library on Saturday September 17, 2022. the Library opens at 10 a.m. and the meeting begins shortly after. The Library is located at 100 Coburn way (exit 210) off I-75 in Sarasota, FL. Bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

The program will be a Social Media Review by Carol B. She'll review posting on Groupworks, Instagram, Facebook, and our Website. See more info on Program tab or click here. 

Christine's August program was a hit - the Free-hand Foundation Piecers were off to a good start.







A highlight of show and tell was fun seeing friends after summer vacations. Donna K and Kathy J caught up on their latest quilts.







The QuiltCon Community Outreach quilt backing was made and the quilt is now with the longarmer.


Upcoming Events:

September 3 - Zoom Sew-In (link on Groupworks)

September 12th and 15th - Workshop with Tara Faughnan

September 17 - meeting

October 15 - meeting (UFO's from March program due)

November 19 - meeting (Ombre Star Challenge due)


August Meeting *

 The August meeting date is the last Saturday of the month (due to early voting in the Library meeting room).

Join us on Saturday, August 27 for our August meeting. The Library's doors open at 10 a.m. and the meeting will start shortly after. The Library is located at 100 Coburn Way (exit 210) off I-75 in Sarasota, Fl. Bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

The August program will be Free-hand Foundation Piecing by Christine Ravish. See details on the Program tab or click here.

The QuiltCon Community Outreach quilt design sewing day is August 6 in the Library meeting room. Come be a part of the design and build process of this beautiful Colorshift quilt. See details of what to bring for a successful sew day on Groupworks.

The Workshop with Tara Faughnan sign-up is now open to all sister guilds - Manatee Patchwork, Friendship Know, South Sarasota Modern, and the Venice guilds. Please use the contact form on the sidebar to email for registration information and sign-up. For more details see the Workshop tab or click here.

A highlight of the July Show and Tell was the finished Kwandi by Jann W. The African Kwandi information was presented by Nan as a program in May, Jann made it a modern design and check out those perfect hand-sewn stitches!












Upcoming Events:

July 30 - Zoom Sew-in (link in Groupworks Events)

August 6 - Colorshift Design-Sew day at Library

August 13 - Zoom Sew-in (link in Groupworks Events)

August 27* - Meeting 

September 12 - 15 - Workshop with Tara Faughnan

September 17 - Meeting

October 15 - Meeting


July meeting

The July meeting will be at the Fruitville Library on Saturday, June 16. The Library’s doors open at 10 a.m. and the meeting starts shortly after. The Library is located at 100 Coburn Way (exit 210) off I -75 in Sarasota FL. Bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

The July program will be announced soon. 

Colorway packets for our QuiltCon 2023 Community Outreach quilt were handed out at the June meeting. Members may contact Carole Shaw thru Groupworks for a packet for mailing info. For more details click here or on the Activity tab.

The Workshop with Tara Faughnan sign-up is now open to all members. For more info click here or on the Workshop tab.

A highlight of the June Show and Tell were the bright modern Improv Curve quilts made by Jodi G. Full of joy and movement.









Upcoming Events:

July 2 - Zoom Sew-in, link on Groupworks 

July 16 - meeting and QuiltCon Colorshift blocks due

August 27* - meeting and Sew-in for QuiltCon Community quilt. All blocks due.  *meeting is on 4th Saturday due to meeting room availability.

September 12 and 15 - Workshop with Tara Faughnan

September 17 - meeting

June 2022 meeting

 The June meeting will be at the Fruitville Library on Saturday, June 18. The Library doors open at 10 a.m. and the meeting starts shortly after. The Library is located at 100 Coburn Way (exit 210E) off I-75 in Sarasota, FL. Bring a modern quilt for show and tell.

The June program Lois S will show her projects using upcycled fabrics and will lead a discussion into details such as unexpected fabric choices, sources of these fabrics and care of your special end pieces. If anyone has her own examples to show, please bring them in!

A highlight of the May Show and Tell was the Christmas Quilts! Both Marjy and Sherrill have fun festive quilts for the holidays.







Upcoming Events

June 4 - Zoom Sew-in, link in Groupworks Events

June 18 - meeting

July 16 - meeting

August 20 - meeting

September 12 and 15 - Workshop with Tara Faughnan

September 17 - meeting

Update May Program

 Change in May Program 

Kawandi Quilting Program by Nan R.

First, please have a look at the website link below to give you a flavor of  a Kawandi Quilt.

Origin:  Siddi peoples- East African slaves brought to India by the Portuguese over 400 years ago.  These peoples, dispersed from their homeland, reside in small villages, free and independent. 

I will be offering an overview of how to make a Kawandi Quilt. 

If you wish to stay after the program to sit and sew for a bit, bring supplies listed in the attached document. 


Kawandi Supplies:

• Piece of fabric for back of placemat at least 15” x 19” (a fat quarter works great)
• Piece of batting 14” x 18” – I found 100% cotton or 80/20 batting nice to work with. 
• NOTE:  For our purposes here, any size will do.  The backing should be 1" larger all around than the batting.  
• Scrap fabrics of your choice (no batiks)
• Sewing thread or safety pins for basting
• Pearl cotton size 8 or 12; Wonderfil thread Spaghetti (12wt); color(s) of your choice
• Needles with sharp point and eye large enough to thread with pearl cotton. Big Stitch needles or Embroidery #7 , Chenille.
• Thimble
• Finger cots can be helpful
• Sewing scissors for cutting pieces of fabric


May 2022 meeting

 The May meeting will be at the Fruitville Library on Saturday, May 21. The Library doors open at 10 a.m. and the meeting starts shortly after. The Library is located at 100 Coburn Way (exit 210 E) off I-75 in Sarasota, FL. Bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

The May program will be based on Jo Avery's Free-hand foundation piecing, a free tutorial on her website.  Click here or on the Program tab for more information. You are welcome to bring a lunch and work on the project in the afternoon.

A highlight of the April meeting was the Challenge quilts! Many different methods were used - click here to see more detail or on the Challenge tab.












A new Challenge has started - Ombre Stars! See all the details on the Challenge tab or click here.

A highlight of the April Show and Tell was the Kathy J - aka "the Selvage Queen"! She made three different style quilts in addition to the Challenge quilt. All gorgeous! To see all click here or on the Show and Tell 2022 tab










Our gifting committee is very active with many helpers - one is Linda H aka "the finisher". She binds, labels and ensures all quilts are kid ready. Thanks, Linda!!!














Upcoming Events

April 28 - May 1 -SMQG Retreat at DaySprings

May 21 - SMQG meeting, Free Hand Foundation Piecing

June 18 - SMQG meeting

July 16 - SMQG meeting