SMQG Retreat - April 2025
Chair: Jane Benas
The 2025 retreat will be April 3 - 5 at the Carlisle Inn in Sarasota. 

SMQG Retreat - April 2024
Retreat dates are April 18 - 21
Chair: Jane Benas 
The Retreat was held at the beautiful Daysprings Center in Parrish Fl. Click here for more information 
Retreat block- modern and bright, can you believe they are batiks? 

SMQG Retreat - April 2023
Retreat dates are April 20 - 23
Co-Chairs Anne Gorman, Lynn Purple
Members Registration form on Groupworks.
Sister Guilds - South Sarasota, Venice, Friendship Knot, and Manatee Patchworkers use the contact form on side of website for Registration Form to be emailed.

SMQG Retreat - April 28,29,30 and May 1, 2022
Co-chairs Jamie Sculley and Tommy Fitzsimmons
Retreat Sign-up is ongoing... and is now open to all guilds.
The Retreat is held at the beautiful Daysprings Center in Parrish Fl. Click here for more information 

SMQG Retreat - April 15-18, 2021
Co-chairs Jamie Sculley and Tommy Fitzsimmons
Following COVID-19 protections, the 2021 Retreat was a great fun success! 
Wonky blocks and farm animals...

Birds ... they were very popular

SMQG April 16-19, 2020 Retreat - postponed to April 15-19, 2021

SMQG April 11-14, 2019 Retreat

A great time was enjoyed at the 2019 Retreat held at Dayspring Episcopal Retreat Center in Parrish, Fl again. A big THANK YOU to Co-chairs were Tommy Fitzsimmons and Jamie Sculley.

The block of the Retreat was a Mid-Century house block presented by Jamie Sculley.
Mid-Century Modern House blocks
Pat Hansen presented Kaleidoscope hexagons quilts with emphasis on how to prepare and cut the fabric. Several were started...
Pat Hansen   Kaleidoscope placemat

And Tommy Fitzsimmons showed us how to insert a perfect circle, for additional block challenge.
Tommy's Pieced Circle technique 

Other highlights included past Retreat flower blocks made into quilts, select patterns, and many finished class projects.
Carole Shaw Mid-Century Class Sample

Marjy Lasita gorgeous quilt

Suzy's quilt pattern by Jackie Gering

Flower challenge blocks made into quilt tops

SMQG April 5 - 8  2018 Retreat 

The Retreat was a great event thanks to co-chairs Nan R. and Karen C. It was held at the beautiful Dayspring Episcopal Retreat Center in Parrish, FL.  Programs included an Improv Fish demo by Christine R., small bag tutorial by Karis H. and Thermofax printing on fabric by Tommy F.
Also thanks to Raffle co-chairs Deborah I. and Lou T. for coordinating with our sponsors.

A Big Thank You to our sponsors:

Local Quilt Stores:
Deborah's Quilt Basket,  The Modern Sewist

Donations from Companies:
AurifulUSA,  Birch Fabrics,  Blank Quilting Corporation,  C & T Publishing,
Coats & Clark,  Hoffman California Fabrics,  June Taylor, Inc,  
Moda Fabrics,  Northcott Fabrics,  Quilter's Dream Cotton
Riley Blake Designs,  Robert Kaufman Fabrics Sulky of America

Donations from SMQG members:
Anonymous, Karis H., Deborah I., Pam M., Lou T., and Janine W.

Raffle prize - winner Pat H. presented by Lou T

Raffle Prize - winner Nan R. presented by Lou T.

Fish Block Winner Lynn P. presented by Christine R.

Donna K. - Improv Sampler


Show and Tell - Karen C.

Show and Tell - I Spy by Linda S.

Deborah's Mystery Garden Blocks

Cass's Modern Round Robin

Sabre L

Fish Blocks - Jodi G., Christine R.