May 2021 meeting

The May SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, May 15 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 15 to 30 minutes early and help set up.

The May program is Nan Ryan and Lenore L. Each is featuring circles or ovals. Click here for more information.

The April Retreat was a fun-filled success! Many Retreaters made the Wonky block - Join the Block Party! And Farm Animals popped up...see the upcoming June program.





Following COVID-19 protocol at the Retreat location, we enjoyed sewing in the near-together. Many projects were started or completed and it was wonderful to see everyone. 

A Highlight of the Retreat Show and Tell bellringing was Kathie Hayes Safari quilt in bright primary colors.

Safari 
by Kathy Hayes







April 2021 meeting

 The April 2021 meeting is canceled due to our Retreat that weekend. Members and guests not attending the Retreat are welcome to visit us on Saturday, April 17 at DaySpringsEpiscopal Retreat Center in Parrish, FL. Please wear a mask and observe COVID-19 protocols. 

New Challenge information posted - click here for the COVID-19! challenge or on the Challenge tab.

Wonky block - Join the Block Party! The fabric will be available at the Retreat also. Click here or on the Activity tab for the wonky block information.

The "Shape" challenge results are in and hung at our pavilion meeting. For more information click here or on the Challenge tab above.

The program by Deborah Iverson was informative and enjoyable. Click here for Deb's Quilt Basket website.

Highlight:
A fond farewell to Pat Hanson who is moving to Virginia. Pat chaired the Challenge committee for many years and also shared her first Show and Tell quilt from her first meeting in 2013.
To see photos of Pat's presentation click here or on the Spotlight tab.



March 2021 Meeting

The March SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, March 20 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. 

The Catch-all Cutie bag Zoom class was a great success! Look at all these great fabric combinations. For more information click here or on the Workshop tab.

Catch-all Cutie bags 

In spite of a few sprinkles, the February program led by Crystal Allan made for thoughtful design possibilities. See details here or click on the Program tab.
Sample ideas from the February program

Upcoming Events -
QuiltCon Together - Feb 18 -21
March 6 - 10 a.m. Zoom Sew-In (link in Events on Groupworks site)
March 20 - meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.
March 27 - Lecture by Heather Black of "Quiltachusetts". It's for members only and you need to sign up on the Events tab on our Groupworks site. For more information click here or on the Programs tab.
April  - no meeting due to our Retreat
May 15 - meeting at Urfer Park 10 a.m.











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. 

The February program is Unity Meets Variety and Falls in Love! This is a hands-on activity so bring the supplies listed on the Program tab or click here.

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.