Thursday, September 17, 2020

And  please don't forget that Patty will be collecting coats and jackets for the homeless.

September 12 2020

SMQG Members hard at work

Checking In

17 members and a visitor gathered in the shade of the lovely mature trees that grow on the Kingston Plains.  Lawn chairs at a 6 foot distance, and masks were brought by all.

Future Meeting Locations:

October 3rd  Kingston Plains, weather permitting.  Rain date following Saturday.
November and December Zoom unless we can find an indoor venue.

We are looking for an indoor venue especially for the Christmas party.  Members are encouraged to research. Please let Paula know if you have any leads.

Committee Reports

Bethany gave a Treasurer's report


We will have nominations for Officers in October.  Please think about whom to nominate, or volunteer yourself.  Officers are: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.


Dues for 2021 lowered to $30 a year, due to Covid restrictions.
Marylee will be collecting mask making information until September 20th.  If you have not already, please send he information on how many masks you have made, and for whom.  So far she has 1500 from 16 reports.

We will have a Secret Santa for Christmas.  Please make a list of three things you would like,  $15 limit.  Due in October.


Diane introduced a paper piecing project, Winter Birds, for lottery block.  Due in October.
Download Pattern Use a light blue for background, and any colorfor the bird.Add background strip across top.Block finishes at 5 1/4" x 6 1/4".

We voted on the postcard swap lineup, and Nancy was selected as the winner. She has a rainbow of hope!


Sasha will be making a list of our charity donations for the record.

Show and Tell

Barbara shows us a quilt she made for her daughter after a severe accident.  She asked family members to write a note to welcome her home, and contacted the fabric company to purchase more of the "Welcome Home!" fabric for the binding!

Robin really loved the post card challenge, she made several! And her Kinship 4 square has a lovely scarf included in the backing with amazing circular quilting!

Marylee shows us Lou's most recent work. 

Carol shows us her Kinship foursquare in a wonderful new color selection! Gotta love lotta pink and grey together.

Haley has been a very, very busy woman this summer! Above she shows us the top she pieced at Retreat 2019, now complete with her first pieced border. And as usual a very interesting pieced back. Below we see her "Sister Quilt" featuring the essential summer fruit, strawberries! Lots of strawberries on the back!

Kate is still pursuing the slow stitch. This is Domicile #5, a mixed media wall hanging. More Pink, more gables, more pearl cotton! It is amazing how long and 18" square piece can take to complete...

In response to the Curated Quilts Mini Quilt challenge Kate has begun working with solids. It has turned out to be quite a Plus!

The Threadhouse crew! Up very early, sewing the most fabulous bags, and, featured at the beginning of this post, an amazing clamshell pouch. Nancy told us they are having another Virtual Retreat in October

Barb B has been making pillow cases to match the quilts she has made for her grand daughters.  Flamingos are a feature!

Nancy has been taking a Block of the Month on Houses. She showed us several, including one that strongly resembles the one she grew up in. Her sister helped her get the color right, and the perspective is great!

Patty has been working hard on the embroidery for the Pillow project. She has two sections done already, on a roll!

Diane shows her most recent pair of banners, complete with fabric designs, and rich in stitching both machine quilting, and several types of hand embroidery. Check out the detail to see her skilled use of couching, applique, piecing, and machine quilting. She has also found time to create a design for the Curated Quilts Mini Quilt Challenge. This is her Plus version.