Meetings:Suncoast Quilting Circle
(Anything underlined is a link. Updated 07/17/17)
The Suncoast Quilting Circle (SQC) guild of St. Petersburg, FL was established in 1981. We are a non-profit organization registered with the State of Florida, with over 100 members. Except for the holiday season, we meet every Wednesday morning and in the evening on the 3rd Monday of the month.
The Purpose of forming this group is to preserve the art of quilt making, stimulate and encourage interest through educating members and the community.
We welcome new members any time of the year. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Beginning to experienced quilters are welcome! Our group is diverse, energetic, friendly, knowledgeable and community oriented. We have many talented members who have won prizes and appeared in publications. Our members are eager to learn and share new techniques and ideas. Beginning quilters will find our Sit, Sew and Socialize (SSS) and Tips and Techniques (T&T) helpful for learning new techniques and skills quickly. Please check our Calendar and Events page to see what we are doing in 2017.
At our meetings we have had workshops, lectures, demonstrations. We encourage Show & Tell, which inspires us to keep quilting. Our projects have included seasonal blocks, friendship blocks, annual Christmas quilt, block of the month and every other year a quilt show, which includes a raffle quilt, made by our members. Our next Quilt Show will be March 9-10, 2018. Our monthly newsletter, Thread Tales, keeps our members up to date. We have quilting retreats every other year. Twice a year we have enrichment days: Summer Enrichment and Winter Enrichment where members can spend a day sewing (mini retreat style) and learn new skills. We have an extensive library with over 425 books, magazines, DVD's & video's.
Community Service: Many SQC members are committed to helping our community through service projects. Our 2017 Community Service mission includes the following charities:
Christmas Toy Store - needs Baby Quilts, Doll Quilts/Blankets. Contact person(s): Mary Lou C. or Kay B.
Bayfront Baby Center - needs: Knitted Baby Hats. Contact person: Mary Lou C.
VA Hospital - needs: Lap Robes, Men’s Shirt Bibs, Walker Bags, Cancer Caps. Contact person(s): Pat S. or Dolores H.
Pace Center- needs Sewing materials/fabric, yarn/knitting needles/crochet hooks, etc. Contact person: Judy W.
Menorah Manor - needs Lap Robes (quilted every 4” to 6”), Adult bibs. Contact person: Pauline S.
Quilts of Valor - needs Patriotic Quilts for soldiers. Contact person(s): Norene D. or Kay B.
Red Tent Society - needs Open weave cloth, vintage fabrics, crochet cotton, embroidery floss. Contact person: Norene D.
Suncoast Voices for Children (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office) - needs: Pillow Cases. Contact person: Cathy F.
Nina Harris - needs: Adult Bibs. Contact person: Nancy S.
Alzheimer’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - needs: Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer’s Patients. Contact person(s): Barbara T. or Connie S.
Current Quilt Challenges:
The President’s Challenge for 2017: A 3-layered and quilted piece incorporating one or more other fabric/thread craft. (n.b. applique is excluded as a craft). Applique may be used as a technique to attach any of the below to your piece. Examples of other fabric/thread craft include: Embroidery and tapestry of any type (blackwork, counted thread work, cross-stitch, crewel, ribbon, redwork). Crochet and knitting. Dress-making. Fabric painting, screen-printing and tie-dye. Felting . Leatherwork. Lacemaking, tatting and macramé. Rugmaking . Spinning and weaving . Fabric doll and toy making. Any craft-work included within or on the quilt must be your own work and must cover at least 25% of the top surface of the quilt. Max. size 120”. Due by Wednesday 21st, February 2018
Winners to be shown at the 2018 Quilt Show
Winners to be shown at the 2018 Quilt Show
UFO Challenge 2017 - Unfinished Fabric Objects. Sign up through June, 2017. All UFO's finished or not are due December 6, 2017. Each unfinished UFO will owe one fat quarter.
If you'd like more information regarding any of our projects or would like to make a donation, please contact us below.
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