A message to members, from our President:
Who is Zooming? We are.
It looks like face to face meetings are still on hold for a while. In the meantime, we are learning how to hold and attend Zoom meetings. Circles are meeting, your Board is meeting, your First Vice Presidents are attending Meet the Teachers introductions — all in virtual format.
We miss seeing each other and don’t know when group gatherings will be allowed again. With that in mind, we plan to host an SMQA general meeting on Zoom in August. In preparation for that, members will be contacted to attend a practice small group virtual meeting. We hope everyone will be willing and able to participate.
Thank you all, Penni Simily
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
Virtual Show and Tell
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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.