November 2020 Meeting

 The November SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, November 21st 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 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

July 2020 Park Meeting

Our next meeting will be outdoors on Saturday, July 18th at a local park.  Social time will begin at 9 am followed by a short meeting and Show and Tell. Bring your mask, chair, drinking water, and old shoes as the grass may still be dewy. See specific location on our Groupworks site or use the contact form on the sidebar to request meeting location. Masking and social distancing required.

BLOCK LOTTERY - You could win! Add one of your own Improv Curved blocks and you'll have a chance to win a bunch at the August 15 Auction. For specific details click here or on the Activities Tab.

Program - On August 1 at 10 a.m. Nan Ryan will present on Zoom a step by step slideshow for "perfectly square corners" on faced bindings. For more details click here or go to Programs Tab.  If you are not a member but are interested in joining the presentation, use the contact form on the side panel Attn Facings Zoom for more information.

Due to the surge in pandemic cases, our sister guild South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild has cancelled their October Retreat.

Highlight from a recent fabric meet-up (masked and self distancing) is a colorful quilt top by Jayne Holt. Many pillowcases and quilts for our Gifting Committee. See more of our giving activities here or in the Gifting Committee Tab.
by Jayne Holt





June Virtual Meeting

At the June Virtual Meeting on Zoom it was great to see everyone and get the latest news on projects and happenings.

Blocks have been in the making for the One-Block Quarantine Creation. For more information to make the block - click here or on the Activities tab. Bring your block(s) to the TailGate Meetup.

A second TailGate Meetup is planned for Saturday, June 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fruitville Library parking lot. Bring quilt tops or finished gifting quilts and pillowcases, pick up more fabric and batting, and bring your improv blocks and we'll design some layouts! Make sure to bring a cutting mat and rotary if you want some fabric.
Wear a mask, please!

Wednesday, July 8, 5 p.m. - Wine and Shine on Zoom -  for "quilty" conversations limited to first nine members to signup on Groupworks

The July meeting location is still to be determined. It may be in a park location where there will be plenty of space between us or a Virtual meeting. Announcement will be posted here as soon as it's decided. (We all want to be safe and at the same time we are missing seeing our sewing buddies in person.)

Highlights from the June Show and Tell -
Kate's quilt was started in the Double Curves workshop by Christine Ravish. For more information Click Here or on the Workshops tab.

 This MidCentury Modern quilt was started in a class by Carole Lyles Shaw. Click Here to see the online class available on her website.

May Virtual Meeting

At the May Virtual meeting on Zoom it was great to see everyone and keep update on new projects and happenings.

In the spirit of creating together, staying connected, and charity, Terri Morgan has started a One-Block Charity Quarantine Creation. Blocks are to be sort of a wonky log cabin with a black and white center. For detailed information click here or on Activities tab.

A Distribution of Charity Fabric and Kits will be on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Fruitville Library Parking Lot. Please wear masks and keep at social distance. Jodi G. will also have batting and pillowcase kits available for our Sallie House community charity project.

One highlight of the Zoom meeting was the very modern style Washer Quilt shown by Christine Ravish.
Washer Quilt by Christine Ravish

And Congratulations to Carole Lyles Shaw for adding online classes to her repertoire. For more information on the classes click here on Activities Tab or click here for Carole's website.