Suncoast Quilting Circle
(Anything underlined is a link.  Updated 04/02/18

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 2018.
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 in 2020, date to be announced. 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 2018 Community Service mission included 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):

Pace Center- needs Sewing materials/fabric, yarn/knitting needles/crochet hooks, etc.   Contact person:

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 2018 President’s Challenge Quilt is a paint chip challenge quilt.  You will receive three different color paint chips in your envelope and you are required to use all three in your quilt.  These three colors must make up 60% of the colors in your quilt.  You may choose a background color of your choice if using one.  Quilts will be due at February 2019 business meeting.
Other requirements of your quilt:
1.  Quilt must be three layers, quilt top, batting and back.
2.  No quilt smaller than 48 inches around and no larger than 144 inches around.
3.  There are three different quilt blocks you can use.  You must use at least two of them in your quilt and they can be any size.  The blocks are:
    a. disappearing nine patch
    b. eight pointed star
    c. log cabin
4.  You may use any technique, paper pieced, machine pieced, appliqué, or embellishment.
5.  Your quilt cannot be a square or rectangle.  It can be any other geometric shape you want.  
6.  Quilt must have a sleeve for hanging.  

UFO Challenge 2019 - Unfinished Fabric Objects.  Sign up through April 2018 with Nancy S.  All UFO's finished or not are due December 2018.  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. 

Contact information: P.O. Box 47764, St. Petersburg, FL 33743 or Web Administrator
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