November 2021 Meeting

The November 2021 meeting will be at the Fruitville Library on Saturday, November 20th. The Library doors open at 10 a.m. and it is located at 100 Coburn Rd (exit 210 East off I-75) in Sarasota. After a short business meeting bring a modern quilt for show and tell.

The November Program will be "Transitioning Old to New, Traditional to Modern." This will be a group activity exploring how changing one to two elements of a traditional HST (half square triangle) can result in many new and interesting designs. For more info click here or on the Program tab.

For the Airing of the Quilts 2022  fabric sale, contact Lenore L on Groupworks or by using the contact form on sidebar of this website. Or bring your fat quarter and larger fabric donation to the meeting. (Bring fabric scraps for the "pool" on the day of the Airing only.)  

Retreat Sign-up is ongoing and will open to other guilds after 1 December. For more info click here or on the Retreat tab.

The Mel Beach Design by Dice Workshop is Saturday, January 8th. To sign up see Nan Ryan's  Groupworks post in Events. It will open to our sister guilds in December if not filled. For more info click here or on the Workshop tab.

Bring your Challenge - Page 19 to the November meeting. For more info click here or on the Challenge tab.

Zoom Sew-in on Oct 23 - link is posted in Groupworks Events.

All Faiths Food Bank Donation by Terri Morgan - Bring food items or a check to All Faiths Food Bank to the November meeting if desired.

The One Block Quaritine quilt will be presented at the December Holiday Party. For an opportunity to win see Jodi G at the next meeting. For more info click here or on Activity tab















A highlight from Show and Tell was Marjy L's "Birdie" quilt with flying geese across the back. The "how to" is posted on our Groupworks site. The pattern is Sparrows Quilt Pattern by Pen and Paper Patterns available here.















 To see the October Show and Tell quilts click here or on the Show and Tell tab. 


October 2021 meeting

 The October 2021 meeting will be at the Fruitville Library on Saturday, October 16th. Library doors open at 10 a.m. The library address is 100 Coburn Rd (exit 210 East off I-75) in Sarasota. After a short business meeting bring a modern quilt for show and tell. 

A new video by Christine Ravish on Fast Blind Facings is up on the Tutorial tab. She uses the blind hem stitch with great results for this method.

A highlight from Show and Tell was K Kotovsky's travel quilt. She designed each block during RV vacation travels. It's made and quilted in sections that are barely noticeable.



September 2021 meeting

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

We are having a Wonky Star Team Work Sew-in after the meeting. Bring a portable design wall (if you have one) with a sewing machine and supplies. For details click here or on the program tab.

A highlight from Show and Tell was Susan Toy's Blue Onion quilt made from Karla Alexander's pattern of the same name. Several members have enjoyed this pattern after Lenore L's review in the May program.

Susan Toy's Blue Onion quilt



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!"