February 2021 Meeting

 The February SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, February 13 at 10 a.m. The park is located at 4000 Honore Avenue in Sarasota. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish for more social distance than the Pavilion picnic tables. For best parking come about 15 to 30 minutes early and help set up.

There is one spot left for the Catch-all Cutie bag Zoom class by Jamie Sculley on January 30. For more information click here or on the Workshop tab. Sign-up is on our Groupworks site in Events.

Welcome new co-Presidents Terrie Morgan and Jayne Holt for 2021-2023. Also welcome Jamie Lynch, Membership, and Carol Byrnes, Social Media to the Board. For more information on our Board positions and committees click here or on the About tab. 

Show and Tell is now on this website. Click here or on the Show and Tell tab.

The January program by Melinda Sword was inspiring! Click here for details. If you'd like Melinda to quilt for you contact her at Gulf Coast Quilting


Upcoming Events -

January 30 - Zoom workshop on Catch-all Cutie bag 10 a.m.

February 13 - meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m. (come early to help set-up and for better parking space)

March 20 - meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

March 27 - Lecture by Heather Black of "Quiltachusetts" on Balance & Depth in Modern Quilt Design. It's for members only you need to sign up on Events on our Groupworks site. For more information click here or on the Program tab. 


January 2021 Meeting

 The January SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m. The park is located at 4000 Honore Avenue in Sarasota. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish for more social distance than the Pavilion picnic tables. 

The program this meeting is Melinda Sword, an award winning longarmer, with information on making the stitching enhance the quilt top. For more information click here or on the Program tab.

Bring your Checked Fabric Challenge quilt to the January meeting. Remember to incorporate either a number or a letter of the alphabet in the design. For more information click here or on the Challenge tab.

The next Zoom Sew-in is Saturday, January 2, 2021. Show your holiday fun/Tell your 2021 quilt goals, or just join us for a chat. Link is posted in Events on our Groupworks site.

Catch-all Cutie bag Zoom class by Jamie Sculley will be on January 30, 2021. For more information click here or on the workshop tab. Sign-up is on our Groupworks site.

Upcoming Events: 2021

January 2 - Zoom Sew-in

January 16  -  meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

January 30 - Zoom workshop on Catch-all Cutie bag 10 a.m.

February 13 - meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

March 20 - meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

March 27 - Lecture by Heather Black of "Quiltachusetts" on Balance & Depth in Modern Quilt Design. For more information click here or on Program tab.

December Show and Tell Highlights:

Transparency Quilt by Bonnie Booy
(technique from Christine R class)

Carole Lyles Shaw's quilt from her own design. 

December 2020 Meeting

 The December SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, Dec 12 at 10 a.m. The park is located at 4000 Honore Avenue in Sarasota. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish for more social distance than the Pavilion picnic tables. This meeting will be our Holiday Party - with healthy practices for this COVID time. Bring your own food and drink. Bring an unwrapped present of or equal value to $15.00 that a quilter would enjoy for the monopoly auction. As usual, bring your Show and Tell. In addition, bring can goods or money for a donation to the local food bank for a prize. 

The Curved themed quilt top for the QuiltCon community outreach exhibit is complete. Robin Kriegs will quilt. Click here to see the quilt top or go to the Activities tab.

The next Zoom Sew-In is Dec 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. The link will be provided on our Groupworks site.

Upcoming Events:

December 5, 2020 - Zoom Sew-In  10 a.m.

December 12, 2020 - Meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

January 16, 2021 - Meeting at Urfer Park at 10 a.m.

February 13, 2021 -  Meeting at Urfer Park at 10 a.m.

March 20, 2021 - Meeting at Urfer Park at 10 a.m.

March 27 - 2021 Lecture by Heather Black of "Quiltachusetts", on Balance & Depth in Modern Quilt Design. For more information click here. 

November Show and Tell highlights:

KK's Curves from Christine Ravish's class

Back of KK's Curves quilt







November 2020 Meeting

 The November SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m. The park is located at 4000 Honore Avenue in Sarasota. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish more social distance than the Pavilion picnic tables.

Also, bring your Show and Tell and any Challenges or the Mystery quilt. The November Program is Cool Tools and Good Books. See the Program tab or click here for ideas.

The QuiltCon Community Outreach quilt is in need of layout designers and sewers. See Activities tab above or click here for more information.

Also, bring any more of the One-Block Quarantine Creation blocks for the layout design. Click here for more information.

The Photo Challenge produced amazing quilts including this one. For more challenge results see the Challenge tab or click here. 

Linda Swanson's Catapillar photo into quilt!!!


Show and Tell Highlights from the October meeting:

Jamie Sculley's awesome quilting!


Margie Bolas' quilt from the monthly MQG patterns

And the Mystery Quilt tops were so fun and colorful! All agreed that Jodi and Christine did a fun and challenging mystery. Click here to see more photo's.




October Meeting *Saturday, October 10, 2020

 The October SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 9 a.m. Note that we are meeting on the 2nd Saturday this month. The park is located at 4000 Honore Ave in Sarasota. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish more social distance than the pavilion picnic tables. 

In addition to your Show and Tell, this month bring Challenge #2 - Choose your own inspiration quilt, and if you've be doing the Mystery Quilt bring it this month too. Information on the challenge quilt click here or go to the Challenge tab above. The mystery quilt is a member only quilt along with the information on Groupworks.

The October program is "Painting with Dyes" by Pam Morris. Click here for more details or go the the Program tab above.

Ongoing activities are our QuiltCon Community Outreach quilt and One-Block Quarantine Creation aka "wonky blocks" - click here for more information.  Also note there is a new tab page on this blog for tutorials. Christine Ravish's "It's not Foundationless" tutorial is posted. Click here or on the Tutorial tab above to watch. 


Upcoming Events: 

October 10, 2020 - SMQG meeting at Urfer Park 9 a.m.

November 21, 2020 - SMQG meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

December 12, 2020 - SMQG Holiday Party at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

January 16, 2021 - SMQG meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.

March 27, 2021 - SAVE the DATE for special program.

Highlights from September Show and Tell

It's Not Eggsactly Pointless by Nan Ryan


Smokey Mountain Quilt by Trish Hodge





September 2020 Meeting

The September SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9 a.m. The park is located at 4000 Honore Ave in Sarasota. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish more social distance than the pavilion picnic tables. And bring your Show and Tell, Quarantine work, or projects that need some ideas or suggestions. The Program will be "It's Not Foundationless" by Christine Ravish, see details here.

Also, bring your Traditional to Modern Challenge quilt along with the original traditional pattern. They will be displayed on clotheslines around the park pavilion.

Crystal Allan and Lynn Purple are the new co-chairs of the Program Committee. If you've got a Program idea or two, contact them thru GroupWorks or use the contact form on this website with Program in the subject line 

We have several Activities ongoing including the QuiltCon 2021 Community Outreach Quilt, a modern mystery quilt-a-long, and other events so check our Activity Page tab or click here. Also, we received a grateful Thank You note from the Friends of the Library (Fruitville Library) that you can read here.

Upcoming Events:

Sept 19 - SMQG meeting - Urfer Park 9am

*Oct 10 - SMQG meeting - Urfer Park (Pavilion not available on our regular day) 9am

Highlights from August Show and Tell

Palm Quilt by Kathie Hayes


Margie's "Zing" quilt is made from the free monthly Pattern -Aug 2020- from The Modern Quilt Guild

August Meeting

The August SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. The park is located at 4000 Honore Ave in Sarasota and has paved pathway to covered pavilion with picnic tables. Please wear a Mask and bring a chair if you wish more social distance. And bring your Show and Tell, Quarantine work, or projects that need some ideas or suggestions, modern or otherwise.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday 1 August - Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. featuring Nan Ryan's Facing Tutorial followed by a Sew Day. The Zoom invite is available in Events on our Groupworks site. For more detail see the Programs tab at the top of this page or click here.

Saturday 29 August - Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. featuring Christine Ravish's Tutorial followed by a Sew Day. The Zoom invite is available in Events on our Groupworks site. For more detail see the Programs tab at the top of this page or click here.
(If you are not a member and are interested in these presentations please use the contact form to contact us for a zoom link.)

Highlights from July Show and Tell
by Lenore Loftis

by Pam Morris