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Preteen Mentoring Program held at the Oakhurst Library 

A message from your

Co-Presidents

Betsy and Bev

Happy New Year! I hope this coming year will find you healthy, happy and feeling creative. Your sewing area doesn’t need to be as a neat as a pin to create and neatness isn’t necessarily an important New Year’s resolution. With that said, I’m looking forward to seeing your creativity on
display at our May quilt show. There is lots to do until then and I hope you all pitch in to make our show a success.
Happy New Year
Betsy

I had a wonderful trip to Africa! It’s difficult to describe the impact of seeing so many animals, previously only glimpsed on TV or in a zoo, roaming around freely and ignoring us completely. People we met seemed content with their lives in spite of lacking most of the modern conveniences we take for granted. We also greatly enjoyed visiting an elementary school and interacting with the students.

“My” kids had a wonderful time looking at pictures and videos in my phone, especially a video of my 18- month-old great-grandson trying to feed himself. We visited a workshop where single mothers and survivors of domestic violence make the most beautiful hand-shaped, hand-painted beads which they make into jewelry (check out kobetough.com). The clay is harvested locally, soaked and cleaned, formed, painted, and fired – all by members of the collective. What a wonderful example of people taking something nearly useless, and turning it into objects of art and beauty! In a sense, isn’t that what we, as quilters, do with many of our projects – especially when we are using scraps and odd bits from our stash? Bev

SMQA 2022 Year End Video
 

Upcoming Events
February 2, 2023

February 2, 2023

February 2, 2023 - Cuddle Quilt Workshop and General Meeting

Postponed

Postponed

Postponed - Footstool Workshop taught by our own Wendy Holt

Postponed

Postponed

Postponed - Footstool Workshop taught by our own Wendy Holt.

April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023 - Newly Hatched Pieced and appliquéd wall hanging

April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023 - Karen Brow-Meier lecture on The SMUGGLE Principles Seven design elements which make a quilt “sing!”

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023 - Colleen Pelfrey will lecture on Life Without a Border Around It. In her lecture and trunk show, Colleen shares an eclectic collection of quilts.

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023 - Taking the Dye Out Workshop with Colleen Pelfrey.

July 6, 2023

July 6, 2023

July 6, 2023 - Guild meeting and Purse Project — Sewpowerful

August 3, 2023

August 3, 2023

August 3, 2023 - Jeanette Walton will present an "Inspiration" Trunk Show

August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023 - Jeanette will teach the Starbaby Workshop

October 5, 2023

October 5, 2023

October 5, 2023 - Guild Meeting a Trunk Show with Sandra Mollon

Little Yellow Bird - Sandra Mollon

Little Yellow Bird - Sandra Mollon

October 6, 2023 - Thread Painting Workshop with Sandra Mollon

For more information or to sign up for an activity online, click the link below

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