January 2023 meeting

The January meeting will be Saturday, January 21, 2023 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 Rice Bags led by Lenore. These bags are perfect to use small or leftover quilt pieces made into something useful. For more information click here or on the Programs tab.

Highlights from our Holiday Party -







Show and Tell was eye candy this month. Click here or on the Show and Tell 2022 tab.







Upcoming Events:

January 21 - meeting and Rice Bag program

February 4 - Airing of Quilts Show and Sale at Maxine Barritt Park in Venice, Fl

February 18 - meeting

February 23-26 - QuiltCon in Atlanta, Ga

March 18 - meeting and Gifting Quilt sew-in

April 15 - meeting

April 20-23 - Retreat at Daysprings


December meeting

 The December meeting is our annual Holiday Party for members only. The library opens at 10 AM which gives us time to set up for the party. Bring a potluck dish and for the gift exchange -Bring something sewing related/influenced, with a value of around $20, wrapped in an enticing way! Bring a modern quilt for show and tell.

A new activity quilt - Blueberries for Sal, will be starting in the spring. For more info click here or on the Activity tab

Ombré Star Challenge quilts were revealed at the November meeting, see them here or click on Challenge tab.

A Show and Tell highlight was a very modern mystery quilt by Leslie R. This was a three month mystery sew along. What a gorgeous quilt!












So many beautiful  quilts at the November meeting! Click here to view or on the Show and Tell 2022 tab.

Upcoming Events:

December 10 - Holiday Party (members only)

January 21 - meeting

February 4 - Airing of the Quilts Show and Sale at Maxine Barritt Park in Venice, Fl

February 18 - meeting

February 23-26  - QuiltCon, Atlanta, Ga

March 18 - meeting

April 15 - meeting 

April 20-23 - Retreat at Daysprings

November Meeting

 The November meeting will be Saturday, November 19, 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 the 2023 Gifting Fabric Reveal and HST block of the year. 

Afternoon Sew-in will be a pillowcase making using the left over fabric from previous years. Bring a lunch, sewing machine and supplies. 

The Ombre Star Challenge Quilts are due at this meeting! 

Special - An invitation to join Jann Warfield, Artist in Residence, Tuesday, Nov 1-6 from 4 to 8pm at the Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota. Jann will demonstrate her process and techniques in promotion of textiles as art. See her gallery studio across from lobby bar.

Upcoming Events:

Nov 19 meeting - Ombre Star Challenge Quilts due!

December 10 - Holiday Party (members only)

January 21 - meeting

February 4 - Airing of the Quilts! Show and Sale at Maxine Barritt Park in Venice, Fl



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