Tuesday, October 12, 2021

SMQG October 2021 Meeting Minutes




OCTOBER 2, 2021


JoAnne D, Barbara M, Kate Q, Lou S, Diane S, Paula K, Suzanne W, Mary O, Theresa H, Barb B, Brenda S, Patty C, Colleen H, Carol B

Committee Reports:

Treasurer’s report was given. 

Secretary’s report – no updates to report

 Retreat: No updates  


We are welcoming 2 new members to our group – Donna Cliff and Erin Bennett.   Looking forward to seeing them in future meetings.

Patty C will send out information on a new member, someone who just began sewing in June.



UFO Challenge: The October 2nd completion due date is here! See below for details of the quilters entries.  


Carolina Oneto Organic Shapes workshop – as of this meeting 9 people have signed up. Gayle Brown, a former SMQG member and a personal friend of Carolina’s tells JoAnne it’s a wonderful workshop.  There may be some interest from the Seabreeze and, Trumbull, CT Piecemaker quilt guilds.

Per Carolina it will be part workshop and part demo.  Have your machines ready, we can work along with her.

Month 10 of our Piece & Love Block of the Month by modern quilt designer Sherry Shish is now available on our page of her website.  Everyone has received the details on accessing it but if you need it resent let JoAnne know.

Reminder: Do not share the pattern with anyone.  It is meant to be used by members, only.


Election for 2022 Board of Directors officers – nominations need to be submitted for all positions.  Candidates thus far are:

President – Patty C (announced shortly after our meeting)

Vice President – open

Treasurer – Barbara M

Secretary – Carol B


2020 is our 10 year Anniversary. Amy Friend, our founder has some ideas on how to celebrate.  More info to come.


UFO Challenge presentations:

Prizes will be awarded on completed UFOs in 3 categories:

1.    Oldest

2.    Use of Color

3.    People’s Choice

Some were not able to complete their UFOs yet but did show their progress to the group (below).

Kate submitted her 36”x40” blue “Z” of her own design (20 different blocks) and, the same design in Tan, Brown and Peach.  Completed

Lou submitted a multi colored table runner completed in scraps and, dryer sheets for the backing.  She quilted the label.  Completed

Paula submitted 3 quilts.  1) A mini quilt.  2) A Christmas mini quilt 3) Bright Birch Tree quilt   All 3 have been completed

Suzanne submitted her Anna Maria Horner “Dear Diary” quilt with blocks of different sizes and colors and, Monarch Butterfly wall hanging Completed

Barbara M submitted her “Fire & Water quilt by Michelle Wilky (Succulent Quilt pattern) Completed

Mary submitted her Dresden plate wall hanging – Jo Avery design using Alison Glass fabrics Completed

Barbara M will create a survey for voting and send a link to the group.


Several people are actively working on theirs:

Patty showed us her quilt started in an Amy Friend improv class.  Her second UFO is a LaBamba pattern in Jewel tones and is partially Paper Pieced.

Theresa showed us her paper pieced string blocks quilt in creams based on a Jenny Doan (Missouri Star Quilt Co) pattern

Barb B showed us her scrappy Lone Star quilt using Michael Miller fabrics

Colleen showed us her Village Houses quilt and Summer Villa by Lucy Summers (9 patch)


Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month via Zoom (adjusted for holiday weekends).

Be sure to mark your calendars:

November 6

December 4


Zoom meetings have been set up for all of 2021.  We will reassess as the months go on and changes will be made if we are confident that we can meet safely.

Board of Directors meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7p.m. via Zoom.