April 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Fruitville Library meeting room. After a short business meeting, bring a quilt for Show and Tell. The Photo Inspiration Challenge is due at this meeting!  Click here for more information on this challenge.
*Change in program due to travel - This months program will be presented by Robin Kriegs on Preparing your Quilt for the Longarmer, Click here for more information on this program.. Robin invites us to bring a quilt top to discuss.....(and there's a door prize!)
Come join us for a fun quilty day!

Highlights from the March meeting:
At show and tell, Carole Lyles Shaw showed her newest patterns. Gotta love the bright bold modern colors!
Carole Lyles Shaw - latest patterns

Lynn Purple quilt was inspired by the WWI poem In Flanders Fields  by John McCrae in May 1915,
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,..."
In Flanders Fields by Lynn Purple
How perfectly Lynn's design captured the essence of the poem.

Other news - check out the new photo's in the Notable tab of the many quilts shown by our members at the Friendship Knot Quilt Guild show earlier this month. Click here to see the quilts.

QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville and other news

Nashville was rainy and gloomy outside but inside the quilts sparkled with color and gorgeous quilting! Our charity quilt was hung in the main hallway at the MQG vending booth.
Charity Quilt 2019
Robin Kriegs quilter
Carole Lyles Shaw with her Mid-Century Modern Quilt
Quilted by Carol Byrnes
A surprise hit of the show was the beautiful top Christine wore the first day. 
Many stopped her to compliment it, ask the name of the pattern (Indigo Junction's Sophia Swing Coat), ask where to buy the fabric etc.
Christine's beautiful coat was a hit!

All who attended had a great food, fun shopping, classes and lectures, and their fave quilts there etc - Let's share at the March meeting Show and Tell!

Next QuiltCon will be in Austin, TX, Feb 20-23, 2020

Other News - 
The March 23, Rule Breaking Workshop is full.
Two new All Day Sew Days have been scheduled for Thursday May 16 and Tuesday September 3. For more information click here for Activity Page
March Program Correction - The March program will be a Sew In. For more information click here for Programs

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 Sew Time... 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 sarasotamodernquiltguild@gmail.com
or use the contact form on this page to receive more information on the Retreat and the registration form.