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April makes me think about spring cleaning - not a favorite job but a necessary task to sort through drawers, closets and my quilt room. Also, April 22nd is Earth Day and we don’t want to fill the landfills with anymore of our castoffs. Even the local thrift stores occasional cry uncle – just too much stuff. So, what to do? ECO World in Fresno recycles shoes, clothing, and more plus our cotton scraps. Nothing will go to the landfill – nothing! Everything finds a new home/use or may be transformed into carpet padding. There are bins in Fresno for drop off and they pick-up donations in Oakhurst, too. For more information go to their website or call. https://www.ecoworldtrading.com/ 559-369-4212 If that’s too drastic for your fabric scraps, either pick a really cool scrap quilt project and start cutting, or bag them up and share them with an SMQA scrap lover. Bev has made two bed-sized scrap quilts, mostly with scraps from friends, and is cutting a third. No doubt the Guild has many other scrap quilters. Betsy and Bev

Betsy and Bev

A message from your
Co-Presidents

Keep Calm and Quilt On
SMQA carries on before and during the pandemic
Pictures and videos from 2019-2021

 

Upcoming Events
June 2nd - Ice Cream Social

June 2nd - Ice Cream Social

June 2, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Ice Cream Social

July 7th

July 7th

July 7, 2022 - Buy a table, sell your treasures.

July 8th - Quilted Chair Workshop

July 8th - Quilted Chair Workshop

July 8, 2022 - cover your own chair workshop with Chris Hudson

September 1st - Linda Schmidt

September 1st - Linda Schmidt

September 1, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Presentation by fiber artist Linda Schmidt

September 2nd - Linda Schmidt Landscape

September 2nd - Linda Schmidt Landscape

September 2, 2022 - Miniature Landscape Workshop 101 - This class is a great class to begin to be an art quilter! You will experience a wide variety of construction and embellishment techniques including fabric painting, string piecing, invisible machine appliqué, soft edge appliqué by machine and by hand, free motion machine embroidery, and how to use Solvy to make trees and thread appliqués and fabric.

October 6th - Karen Bolan

October 6th - Karen Bolan

October 6, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Presentation with Karen Bolan

October 7th - Karen Bolan Curves and Transparency

October 7th - Karen Bolan Curves and Transparency

October 7, 2022 - Workshop: Piece Curves and Play with Transparency Are you intimidated by curves but love precision piecing? Make the Cool as a Cactus quilt in class, featuring pieced curves, a unique border treatment, and color palette that features transparency. Class will begin with an exercise in creating transparency effects, then we work from paper templates to accurately cut and piece large diameter curves.

November 3rd - Bev Gulley

November 3rd - Bev Gulley

November 3, 2022 - Guild Meeting and Trunk Show with our own member, Bev Gulley. She is an award winning quilter, our current Co-President and our 2023 Quilt Show Featured Quilter.

November 4th - String Stars Workshop

November 4th - String Stars Workshop

November 4, 2022 - Bev Gulley will be teaching a workshop "String Stars"

String Stars Close-up

String Stars Close-up

November 4, 2022 - Bev Gulley will be teaching a workshop "String Stars"

December 1st

December 1st

December 1, 2022 - Annual Dinner Party with Installation of new officers. Image from December 2021 Winter Wonderland