Happy Summer. The weather is beautiful this week. I hope you are well and happy. It is looking
like things are opening up. I am looking forward to seeing you all in person.
June will be the last clue for the mystery quilt, and by the next month some of us will have
finished quilts. I am also working on the row quilt from Bear Paw. Remember we also need to
think what we will make for the “Positivity Challenge“ that our 2nd Vice Presidents have
presented us. Think of some positives from 2020 and make a block up to 16 inches.
When life gives you scraps, make quilts. 

In the meantime, I am hosting an early afternoon "Sew and Chat" on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom.  Please call or email me if you would like to join us.  We have been working together on the Mystery Quilt and the Confetti Star blocks, as well as other projects.  It is yet another way to stay in touch while we quilt.

Thank you all, Penni Simily

A message to members, from our President:

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Blooming Rainbow

This beautiful quilt was raffled off May 16, 2021.  Congratulations to the lucky winner, our own Bev Gulley!

Design - Ombre Flower Bouquet by V and Co.

Mystery Quilts

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

Upcoming Events

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quilting acronym graphic

June 3, 2021 - Zoom meeting. It’s Quiz time again. Can you identify the quilting acronyms? ST. FQ. And certainly a few more obscure ones. Join us on Zoom, get the most correct answers, and win a prize. For the general meeting, you will receive an invitation by email from SMQA which includes instructions on how to sign into the meeting. Remember that the sign in information is for the June 3rd meeting only, and you can begin signing in at 5:30 p.m.

Fabric Artist - Rachel Clark

October 7, 2021 - Guild Meeting with Presenter - Rachel Clark.

Rachel Clark

October 8, 2021 - Workshop with Rachel Clark

John Egbert

November 4, 2021 - Guild meeting with John Egbert as presenter

Grand Convergence Quilt

November 5, 2021 - "Grand Convergence Quilt" 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.


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

The back of Matrimony by Aardvark Quilts back by Sue

By Sue Johnson: Matrimony by Aardvark Quilts. “A contemporary take on Double Wedding Ring.”