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Preteen Mentoring Program held at the Oakhurst Library 
A message from your Co-Presidents
Betsy and Bev

SMQA is 40 plus years old! Our first meeting was held at a small fabric store in Oakhurst, where there were fewer than 20 very young newbie quilters.  We had lots to learn about quilting.  There were no rotary cutters in those days, and using traditional techniques we learned to quilt. We hired quilt teachers to come to Oakhurst including these notable names; Mary Ellen Hopkins, Roberta Horton, Jean Ray Laury and Yvonne Porcella. SMQA quickly grew and being young and enthusiastic we added a quilt show. Unknowingly, we were a part of the new quilting wave which is still going strong. 


SMQA meets the first Thursday of the month. Smaller circles help to build close,  lasting friendships and the quilt show has us all working together.  As we get back into the rhythm of life we hope to see more members in attendance at our meetings and guests are always welcome. We have a fantastic schedule of programs plus workshops with well known instructors for 2023. Check out the Program page. 


Sadly the fabric store  where we first met is long gone but it has been replaced by a wonderful store Bear Paw Quilts and More. 


Did you miss Betsy's Presentation? Click the photo to view the Facebook album of pictures.

Our successful
Sew Powerful Purse Project Day - July 7, 2023

Attend our next sew day on October 30, 2023

SMQA 2022 Year End Video

Highlights of Upcoming Events
For details or to sign up go to the Program Page
October 5, 2023

October 5, 2023

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

October 6, 2023

October 6, 2023

October 6, 2023 - Thread Painting Workshop with Sandra Mollon

November 2, 2023

November 2, 2023

At our November 2nd meeting, we have the honor of recognizing some of the men and women who have served both at home and in harm’s way to protect the freedoms we hold so dearly. Many of our members have been busy creating quilts to be given to these veterans. These quilts, will serve as tangible symbols of our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. PJ has reported that we may have 25 quilt recipients!

December 7, 2023

December 7, 2023

Annual Year End Winter Luncheon and Installation of Officers. Winter quilt by Sue Johnson.

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

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