Activities

QuiltCon 2021 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge

Our entry design lead is Lenore Loftus. The theme is Curves and great ideas are flowing. Contact Lenore on Groupworks for more details....
QuiltCon Information page on this years challenge is


Modern Mystery Quilt - 

Jodie G and Christine Ravish are coordinating a modern mystery quilt. Follow along on Groupworks...


One-Block Quarantine Creation - Update -
KK Kotovsky, Margie Bolas + Zoom will design layout using Carol Byrnes design wall. If you would like to be a part of the design process please use our contact form and put Quarantine Creation in Subject.
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.
Guidelines:
- 10.5" unfinished block
- the uneven 4-sided center should be a black and white print -- parallelogram, trapezoid...you 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

Block Lottery--Winners are...

33 blocks were created by members and the two winners are Sheila Weidel and Jodi G. Congrats and we can't wait to see the quilts made with these blocks!
Hello Sewing Sisters. Yes, It's true. We are having our first ever on-line block lottery. Everyone enjoyed making the wonky log cabin blocks for charity, so how about we make a block, or 2 or 6 for a chance to win enough to make your OWN improv curved block quilt.
A few parameters:
-Improv curved block
-All solid fabric
-9" or larger unfinished block
Below are some examples: I started with 2 or 3- 11" squares to get 9" or larger unfinished blocks and found that it is easy to make two at the same time. The blocks are quick and fun and do not need to be square just at least 9" on each side. Each time you make a block, post the pic on our Groupworks site (or one pic with a number of blocks as below) and I will add that to your tally. We are hoping to have 2 or 3 winners and it only takes one cool block to win!
Winners will be drawn on August 15. We will have all of the tallies then.....Have some fun! Miss seeing all that creative talent and I hope you will participate. Stay safe! 
Coordinators - Terri Morgan and Nan Ryan

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

Block Lottery--Winners are...

33 blocks were created by members and the two winners are Sheila Weidel and Jodi G. Congrats and we can't wait to see the quilts made with these blocks!
Hello Sewing Sisters. Yes, It's true. We are having our first ever on-line block lottery. Everyone enjoyed making the wonky log cabin blocks for charity, so how about we make a block, or 2 or 6 for a chance to win enough to make your OWN improv curved block quilt.
A few parameters:
-Improv curved block
-All solid fabric
-9" or larger unfinished block
Below are some examples: I started with 2 or 3- 11" squares to get 9" or larger unfinished blocks and found that it is easy to make two at the same time. The blocks are quick and fun and do not need to be square just at least 9" on each side. Each time you make a block, post the pic on our Groupworks site (or one pic with a number of blocks as below) and I will add that to your tally. We are hoping to have 2 or 3 winners and it only takes one cool block to win!
Winners will be drawn on August 15. We will have all of the tallies then.....Have some fun! Miss seeing all that creative talent and I hope you will participate. Stay safe! 
Coordinators - Terri Morgan and Nan Ryan


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.