A message to members, from our President:

Now that we have gotten our feet wet in the world of Zoom, we are going to get even more adventurous.  Sue Pelland of suepellanddesigns.com gave a presentation on Rotary Cut Applique at our October 1st meeting.  Then, in November, we are pleased to welcome back Jenny Lyon of quiltskipper.com for both a presentation and a virtual two part workshop. 

Sue offers a free on-line mini-workshop, Facebook live classes, and on-line retreats, as well as the tools and templates to make appliqué easier. Jenny wowed those of us able to take her class when she was here.  She has a great blog and on-line tutorials as well.

Take a spin around both websites and you’ll see why we are so excited to have them present to us this fall.

If you have hesitations or questions about Zoom or on-line workshops, please call me. This is a great way to keep meeting together until we can really meet together.

Lots more virtual presentations and classes will be available in 2021, until we can meet in person again.  In the meantime, stay well and wear your mask.

Thank you all, Penni Simily

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Our Mission



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. 

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

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Upcoming Events

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Jenny Lyon - Nov 7 & 14 - Yes You Can Free Motion Quilt

Jenny Lyon - Nov. 7 & 14 - Learn to free motion quilt in a supportive and fun atmosphere. I will bring numerous quilts, photos and samples to illustrate what is taught in class. We will work on 5 beautiful and fun motifs that you can put on your own quilts using your home sewing machine! 6-hr workshop. Contact Betsy Anne Youngholm to sign up.

Jenny Lyon - The Beauty of Imperfection

Nov. 5, 2020 - Jenny Lyon “The Beauty of the Imperfect” The imperfect is beautiful! I’ll show you inspiring and encouraging examples of my work as well as the work of others that are beautiful in their imperfection and I’ll share my journey to imperfection.

Jenny Lyon: “The Beauty of the Imperfect” The imperfect is beautiful! I’ll show you inspiring and en

On November 5, 2020, we welcome back Jenny Lyon for both a presentation and a virtual two part workshop.

Ice dyeing

Ice Dyeing Workshop - Janet Morita instructor. Date to be determined

Janet Morita

Janet Morita - presenter for guild meeting. Date to be determined.

Grand Convergence Quilt

"Grand Convergence Quilt" Workshop - Date to be determined.


Quilted Chair Workshop by Chris Hudson - Date to be determined.


Guild Meeting with Presenter - Rachel Clark. Date to be determined.

Rachel Clark

Workshop with Rachel Clark - Date to be determined.

Gift Wrapped

Guild Meeting. Program - Easy Gift Ideas. Date to be determined.

Jenny Lyon: “The Beauty of the Imperfect” The imperfect is beautiful! I’ll show you inspiring and en

On November 5, 2020, we welcome back Jenny Lyon for both a presentation and a virtual two part workshop.