One-Block Charity Quarantine Creation -

From Terri Morgan - "We are all missing that physical connection to one another and do not want to lose those special pieces of our guild that are on hold: creating together, staying connected, and charity. Thus we are hoping that you will participate in a one-block charity quarantine creation. We are asking everyone to create one block.

- 10.5" unfinished block
- the uneven 4-sided center should be a black and white print -- parallelogram, get it
- sort of a wonky log cabin
- have fun and create
- due date and the making of the quilt top will be determined when we can once again meet
Terri Morgans block
Nan Ryan's block

New Sew Days 2020 -

Sew Days are cancelled with the Library closing due to Quarantine. New dates will be announced when Library reopens. See the Groupworks post by Jayne Namerow for more information.

Past Posts

May 16, Thursday - Fruitville Library Sew Day was a great success. Much conversation and sewing was done.

Bonus Charity Quilt - is finished and donated
A successful block drive gave the group many extra blocks and a second quilt a made by Carole Lyles Shaw and Christine Ravish. Quilted by Carol Byrnes.  We voted at the Jan 2019 meeting to donate it to the Sarasota County Healthy Start Program. It will be auctioned off at their yearly Fundraiser on January 31, 2019. A big thank you to all !!!
Bonus Charity Quilt

Bonus Charity Quilt Close up

Charity Quilt for QuiltCon 2019 - is finished!!!
SMQG Charity Quilt 2019

stitch details
stitch details

A big thank you to Carole Lyles Shaw for the ideas, organizing, sewing, and finishing to send off to Nashville! And a beautiful quilting thank you to Robin Kreigs for the modern stitching just perfect to set off this tiny pieced block style quilt. And THANK YOU ALL for the block contributions, piecing and layout design. It will look awesome in the QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilts display.
The MQG Charity Quilt Top #1 is complete and at Robin Kriegs to longarm. A second quilt top is forthcoming as there were enough blocks for a second quilt. Many thanks to Carole Shaw for leading this effort and for her amazing design skills!
The Charity Quilt Committee post dated May 7 on MyGrove  has all of the instructions for the block that members are to make for the Charity Quilt for QuiltCon 2019. (I found the pdf download instruction pages 3 and 4 to be most helpful).The August and September the afternoon program time was used to design the challenge quilt layout. Many thanks Kathie Hayes for her beautiful piecing of the side panels. Robin Kriegs will  longarm quilt the finished top. And thank you to the committee and the many design helpers. It's going to be an awesome modern quilt!
FABRIC DISTRIBUTION:  Packets of fabric were available at the MAY meeting.  These fabrics are the colors that we are using and you can add your own fabrics according to the instructions.
NEED FABRIC MAILED?:  If you were NOT be able to attend the May meeting, email Carole Lyles Shaw through MyGrove and we will send the fabric to you by regular mail. 
Your Charity Quilt Committee,
Carole, Susan, Christine, Jayne, Terrie, Jodi, Leslie
The QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt Challenge theme is small piecing. Members of our Guild can join in by making blocks, helping with design decisions and more. Planning and discussions will be done via video conference so Snowbirds can be part of this fun activity. For more information see the MyGrove  "QuiltCon Charity Quilt" posts dated April 12th and April 27th or contact Carole Lyles Shaw

Charity Quilt planning - QuiltCon 2015 

Color Club - on summer break!

Color Club is a study and discussion group on how color and placement affects our quilts. For more information contact Jayne Namerow thru MyGrove. The Color Club will meet again in the Fall of 2018.