Workshops, Classes, & Resources

 Suncoast Quilting Circle (SQC)

March 18, 2019 - 7 pm - Lecture with Pat Pauly

Co-hosted by SQC and the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church,  6315 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33710 (in the Heritage Hall) 

Cost: $5 for non-members


Challenge Yourself: Unpredictable Outcomes from Obtuse Ideas

The quilt world is full of bazaar ways to tease out work through themes, fabric choices, or (worst) deadlines. Take a look at how Pat Pauly embraces a challenge, sees a design decision, and comes up with a solution no one else would think to make. And be sure to take notes on how to use a challenge to turn obtuse ideas in to successful quilts. The PowerPoint presentation is full of examples, with 350 images never enough.

about Pat Pauly  - Known for her improvisational technique, Pat Pauly uses bold color and unusual juxtapositions of printed and painted fabric. Her workshops on contemporary art quilts carry the same qualities as her work—energized, spontaneous, and artistic. With a mastery of diverse construction techniques, Pat Pauly uses textiles as a medium of choice.

In addition to her work in textiles, her work as an exhibition designer allows a breadth of experience in design. This exposure to work in exhibitions with collections as different as dinosaurs, to Impressionist paintings to Tiffany glass, lead her to design as well as curate in 2004 "Quilts Uncovered: Treasures from the Genesee Country Village & Museum". The exhibition of 100 historical quilts soon refueled her work with contemporary textiles, and she has redefined her textile art. Pat served as the guest curator and exhibition designer of the State University of New York at Oswego College's exhibition in 2008 of the invitational "A Personal Landscape". Pat also curated "The Almighty Dollar: Contemporary Art Quilts" and "The Exquisite Corpse: Contemporary Art Quilts" in 2010, and "Parallax: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists." In 2015 Pat curated and designed the exhibition "Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots / Contemporary Art" was shown in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is a frequent consultant for designing and curating textile exhibitions.




Guild Resources


An AccuQuilt GO cutter is available to all SCQ members. The cutter will be brought to all sit & sew meetings. The dies that are in the 8” cube are:

If anyone wishes to use the AccuQuilt GO please contact Cathy G.


Online Resources (Scrap quilts/free patterns)
Good Wishes Heart Block instructions
Pillowcase instructions
 John Flynn's Formula for Joan's "Diagonal Pieced Back"
 General Quilt Size Chart Guidelines.pdf
updated 02/27/19    Suncoast Quilting Circle (SQC) PO Box 47764, St. Petersburg, FL 33743