October 2019 meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fruitville Library meeting room. After a short business meeting, bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell. And...

Bring your Fat Quarter Challenge quilt! For more information on this challenge click here.

October's Program is Color and Value- a No Sew yet colorful program workshop. For more information click here.  As Carole will have samples, please sign up for this event on Groupworks or use the website contact email with October Program - Color and Value in the subject line. There are a few openings left.

The Double Curves Workshop is Saturday, October 26 by Christine Ravish. For more information click here. There are several openings so sign up on Groupworks or use the website contact email with Workshop - Double Curves in the subject line.

Highlights from September Show and Tell...
Jamie Lynch - Piecing size with cast on matters
(added 7 Oct)
Trish Hodge is collecting items for the new "DIY No-sweat Shop" in which teenagers learn to  make useful/comforting items that are then given to children in difficult circumstances of one kind or another. For their first project (on October 23) they are making a dream pillow - small pillows with a quote for a children's book written on the back and filled with lavender scented stuffing. They hope for donations of fabric, scissors, thread, batting, fabric markers, trim/lace/other decorative stuff.
Bring any donations to the meeting. Trish will collect and take to the Elsie Quirk Library program.

September 2019 meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, September 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fruitville Library meeting room. After a short business meeting, bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

At the September program Donna Koenig will show use the technique for the Yikes! Stripes! quilts. For more information click here for Program page.  NOTE: This is a bring your machine and supplies listed sew-in Program. Alternately you can choose to cut your striped fabric only or just watch Donna demonstrate the technique.

Highlights from August Show and Tell...
Marjy Lasita original text quilt
Charlene Zimmerman with "Antelope Canyon"
Charlene's beautiful Antelope Canyon quilt is a pattern by Laurie Shifrin. For more about this pattern and her other designs Click Here for link to her website.

August 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fruitville Library Meeting Room. After a short business meeting, bring a modern quilt for Show and Tell.

There is no program this month so bring a lunch and your machine or handwork for a stitching afternoon. Or use one of the tables to cut, organize a pattern or fabric stash, let's make good use of this room which is reserved until 4 p.m.





July 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fruitville Library meeting room. After a short business meeting, bring a quilt for Show and Tell.

There is no program this month so bring a lunch and your machine or hand work for a stitching afternoon. Or if you need one of the tables to cut and organize a pattern or fabric stash, let's make good use of this room. The room is reserved until 4 p.m.

The Transparency Workshop by Christine Ravish is almost full. Sign-up is on Groupworks. For more information click here.

June meeting Show and Tell highlights...
Karen Clark's Retreat Flowers Story Quilt

Christine Ravish's Modern Quilt based on Wallpaper

June 2019 Meeting

The next SMQG meeting is Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fruitville Library Meeting room. After a short business meeting, bring a quilt for Show and Tell.

This months program will be "Problem Quilt Tops". Bring in any quilt top partial or whole where's there's a piecing, design, or it needs a "make it work" solutions. As a group there will be many helpful suggestions. Click here for more info

Highlights from the May meeting.... Diane Sullo got her "sewjo" back and completed two gorgeous modern quilts.


May 2019 Meeting and April Retreat highlights

The next SMQG Meeting is Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fruitville Library meeting room. After a short business meeting, bring a quilt for Show and Tell.
This months program will be Carol Byrnes on sewing with minky. Click here for more information

Highlights from the April Meeting:
Susan Toy Musical Notes quilt

The April Retreat was a blast! Many quilt tops were pieced and new projects started. Highlights were the How - To's block challenges led by Jamie Sculley, Pat Hansen, and Tommy Fitsimmons. Click here for photo's...

Join us for a SEW DAY on May 16th. Click here for the details


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.