Good-bye to 2020 and Welcome to 2021. We have a lot to look forward to this coming year: the promise of Covid-19 vaccines, some much needed rain this winter, and the continued friendships within our quilting community.
We have scheduled Zoom presentations for some of our upcoming general meetings and a Zoom workshop in February. While Zoom is not optimal, it is our best approach right now to continue our quilting fellowship. Our sincere hope is to have in-person gatherings by the fall and to renew our face-to-face friendships.
In the meantime, remember to submit your 2021 membership application and dues so we can continue to meet, to offer programs, and to continue our community efforts.
Thank you all, Penni Simily
A message to members, from our President:
Promote the preservation of traditional needlework and quilting techniques,
while encouraging experimentation in contemporary application of these techniques.
Educate the public in general about the value of artistic, handcrafted quilted items.
Encourage cooperation, fellowship, creativity, and quality craftsmanship.
Sierra Mountain Quilters Association
PO Box 1359
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Meetings held at the Oakhurst Community Center* (unless otherwise announced) at 39800 Fresno Flats Rd (Road 425B), Oakhurst, CA 93644
*Due to current restrictions, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice.
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Virtual Show and Tell
Community Quilt - Paws Furever
Whew! Now that was definitely a work of heart for the both of us. Patty loves dogs and Lissa adores cats. We both worked so hard on the Eastern Madera County SPCA community quilt. We both have embroidery machines and enjoy making quilts, so we each did a number of embroidered blocks of dogs and cats to begin with. Then the borders were put on the blocks and we chose a background. That was fun! Going shopping for fabric! This was all before Covid-19 reared its ugly head, thankfully; otherwise it would be a different story. Next, we tried to figure out a layout for the quilt. That was a lot harder than we thought. We put the blocks on Patty’s flannel board and cut the sections that would attach them all together. We were both thankful when that was done. Next to decide on a quilter. Well, that was a nobrainer: Jeri Carney to the rescue. We decided it needed something in the center of the quilt, and Patty came up with a fun phrase: Paws Furever. How cute is that! We are both sad that we cannot do a show and tell at a guild meeting, but you can see it here on the SMQA website and the August 2020 newsletter.
Submitted be Lissa Metzger
THANKS FROM EMCSPCA Thank you to the SMQA for the lovely quilt you donated for our Eastern Madera County SPCA raffle. I had the pleasure to call one of our own, Betsy Anne Youngholm, with the news that she had won the quilt and she was extremely excited. We are so pleased that a member of our SPCA and, of course, a member of the quilt guild, was the winner. Our total income from the quilt raffle was $2,681. Thank you to the two artists and to the quilt guild for this wonderful donation.
Sincerely, Nancy L. Swanson EMCSPCA and SMQA