Suncoast Quilting Circle (SQC)
 
 
Our mission...to preserve the art of quilt making, stimulate and encourage interest through educating members and the community. 
 
 
Suncoast Quilting Circle (SQC) was founded in 1981 by an innovative and creative group of quilters.  We are a non-profit organization.  We welcome new members to our meetings and to join us for our 2020 quilt show.  Come be part of it!
 
 
 
Meetings:    
Location:  Pilgrim Congregational Church, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33710 map
Day meetings:  Every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am, except during holidays.  Doors open at 9:30 am.
Night meetings:  Every first & third Monday at 7:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.
 
Benefits of Membership:
  • Education (with local, regional & national speakers)
  • Newsletter
  • Quilting retreats
  • Charity projects
  • Library
  • Quilt Show
  • Comaraderie with other quilters
  • Skill building
Consider joining SQC!
Only $35 gives you a year's worth of ...
  • Skill building
  • Inspiration from other quilters
  • Give to the community by donating your sewing and quilting skills

Membership Forms

Membership & Guests:

Meetings are open and we welcome guests. 

Membership is available at any meeting. 

Annual membership dues are $35 for January-December 2019.

 

Current Challenges:

St. Petersburg Transitions: an art quilt exhibit - Let the city’s historic or new city vibes be your muse. Pick St. Petersburg (or surrounding area) to inspire you. Landmarks, icons, businesses, histor- ical sites, parks, neighborhoods, homes, bridges, buildings...etc...are the subjects. The exhibit will reflect a community in transition and we look for- ward to your art quilt interpretation.
Any technique or fabric manipulation is accept- able as long as it maintains the character of a textile quilt. Art quilt must be artist’s original design. Finished quilt size: Maximum size 200” perimeter. Entry deadline 02/01/2020.

Transitions in the City: a modern quilt exhibit - Whether you are a beginning quilter or experi- enced quilter this challenge is for you. Let the architecture, layout, patterns and textures of St. Petersburg and surrounding areas inspire you to create a modern quilt. Take a picture in your city...find the lines, patterns, movement...and create a quilt design using geometric shapes, negative space, color, light, and texture. Quilts may be abstract, improvisational, modern traditional, pieced or appliquéd. Quilts must have three layers (top, middle and backing). Finished quilt size: Maximum size 300” perimeter. Entry deadline 02/01/2020

2019 President's Challenge: Four Seasons  – Winter - Spring - Summer - Fall -  all 4 seasons in the same quilt, 12-1/2" square up to lap size quilt.  Due February 2020

 
2018 Community Service
Christmas Toy Store - Baby Quilts, Doll Quilts/Blankets.
Bayfront Baby Center - Knitted Baby Hats. 
VA Hospital - Lap Robes, Men’s Shirt Bibs, Walker Bags, Cancer Caps.:
Pace Center- Sewing materials/fabric, yarn/knitting needles/crochet hooks, etc.
Menorah Manor - Lap Robes (quilted every 4” to 6”), Adult bibs.
Quilts of Valor - Patriotic Quilts for Veterans. 
Red Tent Society - Open weave cloth, vintage fabrics, crochet cotton, embroidery floss.
Suncoast Voices for Children  (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office) - Pillow Cases.
Nina Harris - Adult Bibs.
Alzheimer’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer’s Patients.
 
 


updated 06/11/19 Suncoast Quilting Circle (SQC) PO Box 47764, St. Petersburg, FL 33743