August 2021 meeting

 The August SMQG meeting will be held at the Fruitville Library on Saturday, August 18, 2021. Library doors open at 10 a.m. The library address is 100 Coburn Rd (exit 210 off I-75 in Sarasota). After a short business meeting bring a modern quilt for show and tell. 

We are having a Sew-in after the meeting so bring a lunch or enjoy a nearby restaurant. Also bring a Project, sewing machine, and all supplies needed for an afternoon of stitch and chat. Click here or on the Programs tab

A highlight from Show and Tell was Nan Ryan's Happy Birthday quilt. The story is the quilt is placed on the bed the week of the birthday. The back is white so that birthday remembrances can be recorded. Great idea! To see all the meetings Show and Tell - click here or on the Show and Tell tab



July 2021 meeting location UPDATE-

 The July SMQG meeting will be held at Fruitville Library on Saturday, July 17 at 10:15 a.m. Yes the library meeting rooms are OPEN and all future meetings will be held there. Doors open at 10 a.m. The Fruitville Library address is 100 Coburn Rd (exit 210 off I-75) in Sarasota.  

We do not know if Masks are required so please BRING A MASK with you in case you will need to or prefer to wear it.

The Program will be on Color and we are asked to bring two paint chip sample cards in a color that you would use in a quilt. For more details click here or on the Program tab.

The winner of the QuiltCon 2021 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge will be drawn at this meeting!



A highlight from Show and Tell is Susan Toy's Furry Delight. 
It was strip-pieced and Susan said the fur was flying everywhere!

To view all Show and Tell click here or on the tab above.




 

June 2021 meeting

 The June SMQG meeting will be held at Urfer Family Park Pavilion on Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m. NOTE the time is 9 a.m. due to heat! Masks are no longer required but do bring a chair if you wish to be more comfortable than sitting at a picnic table. 

The June program is Carol Byrnes showing the different weights and uses of fusibles used in her Noisy Farm and Monster quilts.  Click here or on the Program tab for more info.

Show and Tell highlights:

Pam M 
from QuiltCon 2021 Cotton and Bourbon class




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

And many thanks to Retreat Co-chairs Jamie Sculley and Tommy Fitzsimmons for another fun, entertaining, and wonderful time. Love the "goody gift!"









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.