2018 UFO Challenge

Nearly every quilter has a project they put away to finish another day. They'll be tucked away in bins, baskets and drawers. This Challenge is meant to get those UFOs finished! Over the next few months, I will be offering ideas on how to tackle the projects that you feel are taking too long to finish; blocks that are difficult to sew and projects that now feel too boring or too ugly to complete.

Registration Dates: March 20 and April 17, 2018 End Date: November 20, 2018


1. All entries must be registered by completing the UFO Form. You can list up to 8 projects.
2. The project must be made from your stash, not a pre- cut Quilt for Caring kit. Projects must be quilted and bound to qualify.

3. Each month, as you finish a project, bring it to the UFO table, where it will be marked as completed. For each completed UFO, your name will be entered into a drawing, which will take place Nov. 20. The prize is the long-arm quilting of one quilt.

The UFO Form is included in this month's Newsletter and attahed below. Copies will be on hand at the March Guild Meeting. Please contact Kathy Glover at HeyKatie54@aol.com with any questions.

Happy Quilting!

Entry Form

Sad News

Naomi Jacob passed away from Cardiac Arrest On Friday, December 15th.  She had recently had surgery and treatment for breast cancer.  She was a long-time member of the guild, and had moved with her husband Brennan, to N.C.  Her address is in the Roster.  She will be missed. 

Libby Lehman Quilt Auction

Here's a chance to own a piece of quilt history.  

Libby and her husband, Lester, have decided to offer her remaining quilts in an online auction, comprised exclusively of quilts created by Libby.  The opportunity to own one of her quilts has now arrived.  

Go to this website for all the details, and to see the quilts,  but act quickly as the auction closes April 12.



Sad News regarding Ruth Brill

Our beloved Gold Coast Quilters Guild lifetime member, Ruth Brill, passed away today, November 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM. 

Quilting has seen the passing of an era! She was a teacher, friend and inspiration to all who knew her.

Ruth Brill's daughter asked that all GCQG members receive this invitation:

All of Ruth's friends are invited to a reception at the Galuppis Restaurant following her funeral on December 10th.

1103  N.Federal Highway

Pompano Beach, FL

In Memory of Ruth E. Brill

March 17, 1917 - November 1, 2016


Ruth Elsie Brill
Born March 17, 1917 in Green County township of Brooklyn, Wisconsin
Died November 1, 2016 Boca Raton, FL.

The only child of Hanna and William Behnke. Preceded in death by husband Marvin Brill. Survived by her four children: Suzanne McCarter, Mark, Bruce and Robert Brill; grandchildren: Colleen McCarter Bloom, Kathy and Robert McCarter, Owen and Ava Brill, Laura Brill Elmore, Matthew and Charles Brill; and great grandchildren: Thor, Gabby, Ellie, Eammon, Sophie, Herschel, and William. Honorary children Kristina Harmon and Steve Thornton.
(There is a very long version of this obituary on the Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home website.  You may also click on the link below.)

Visitation: Babione - Kraeer Funeral Home

Friday, December 09, 2016

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 10, 2016

9:30 am - 10:30 am

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S Federal Hwy

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

(561) 395-8787

For more information here is the link:


Military Outreach Collection - Update


Please continue to bring Military Outreach items. Next pack and ship is November 19. This time we are focusing on holiday items.

  • Candy Canes
  • Cinnamon Gum
  • Beef Jerky
  • Small Ornaments (Unbreakable, Stocking Size)
  • Christmas Candy (No chocolate)
  • Hard candy
  • Hot Chocolate Packets
  • Apple Cider Packets
  • Sudoku Books
  • Flavored Coffees
  • Flavored Creamers
  • Small Hot sauces or packets of hot sauce
  • Colored Pencils
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Little Debbie Snacks including holiday ones (watch expiration dates)
  • Individual packets (not cups) of ramen noodles
  • Individually packaged Brownies or Muffins (No frostings please)
  • Decks of Cards
  • Small Games (stocking sized)
  • Crosswords
  • Individual flavored packages for water
  • Lip balm
  • Pens, Pencils, Small Pads or Notebooks
  • Boot socks (White or Brown only)
  • Christmas CDs or DVDs
  • Granola or Protein Bars
  • Christmas Cards or letter to soldier

  If you have questions, please contact Roberta Hodge
 tbhdge@att.net or 954-974-6417


Retreat Registration Forms are now posted here

Hurry and register for the 2017 Retreat.  There are just a few seats left!

Mail your retreat registration forms (below) along with a deposit check,  and a signed Waiver of LEC Liability. (also below) to:

Stormy Schevis

438 NE 11 Ave

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 Space availability based on  postmark - mail in early, limited bus seats.

Any questions: sschevis@gmail.com / C:954-448-3678


Registration Form

Waiver of LEC Liability

Judy Shelton's Quilt takes first place in SFMQG Challenge

The South Florida Modern Quilt Guild recently held a "Negative Space" challenge, and Judy Shelton's "Just Morse-ing Around"  took first place in the challenge.  This challenge is currently on exhibit until August 13.  Please click here for more information on the exhibit.

 Just Morse-ing Around

Just Morse-ing Around

I admit that I’m an incurable punster who simply cannot resist plays on words. I also have a quirky sense of humor, and these two qualities are often reflected in my quilts. This one is no exception.

I wanted to make a minimalist piece with lots of negative space. As I looked at some of my sketches of wide bars and circles, they reminded me of Morse Code. From there I thought what kind of message could my quilt communicate? Well, that’s when the weird sense of humor kicked in, and I just couldn’t resist the play on words that led to “Just Morse-ing Around.” (As opposed to just horsing around.)

Then I had great fun Googling Morse Code and learning all about it. To make it more fun, I wanted the word “Around” (in orange) literally go around. Well, the letters go around in a square, beginning on the left and then going around clockwise. I know, it sounds like a round peg in a square hole; what can I say.

I did all the quilting on my Bernina 820. To make the quilting pop more, I double batted it using 2 layers of Quilters Dream White Cotton batting. I used Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread (#2021, if you’re interested). I chose the three Morse Code colors so the design would reflect the colors of the Modern Quilt Guild.
— Judy Shelton

The Patty Project Needs your help

We are moving right along with The Patty Project. Plans for teaching beginning quilting classes for fourth graders through high school students in our community are being organized. Thanks to those who have already helped us get started. We are now in need of members to serve on committees. Many of you signed up for committees at the General Meeting and we thank you. If you have any interest in a com- mittee now or in the future, sign up now. If you sign up and for any reason you cannot make that date, we will keep you listed since we will be repeating the four les- son classes several times during the year. Call or email Jane Hill at jane.hill22@aol.com or Sue Glasnapp atsmg2@glasnapp.com

The committees are as follows:
1. Organize materials to be sold at tag sale
2. Tag sale committee
3. Locate students to be instructed in quilting classes 4. Make up project kits for pillow cases and quilt tops 5. Classroom set-up for teaching lessons (4 per ses- sion)
6. Long arm quilter volunteers to quilt finished tops
7. Locate homeless students to receive finished quilts 8. Teacher assistants for each class
This is a brief explanation for those who are not familiar with the Patty Project. Our first president of the Guild, Patty Trevarthen, passed away last June. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the Guild. We also received an NQA grant. These funds must be used locally to create an interest in quilting by teaching young people how to quilt. These classes will be totally funded by the Gold Coast Quilt- er's Guild using these funds. The finished quilts will be donated to homeless children in the general area. Patty's family has donated all her quilting supplies in- cluding her sewing machines to the Guild. We are planning a tag sale in early March. Among the items for sale are Patty's sewing machines and sergers. The available machines are listed are the Patty Project page.

Thanks from the Military Outreach Program

I would like to thank all of you for making our last military outreach care package assembly a HUGE success!!  Enthusiastic volunteers packed 200 boxes for our military men and women serving overseas!  We packed 92 toiletry boxes and 108 boxes filled with food & Easter candy treat bags!  I know these will bring smiles to some of the 7,900+ troops we are currently supporting.

This was made possible with donations from the church congregation as well as individualsand businesses in the communitywho have joined us in this fulfilling project.  So many want to help our military, and we want to reach out to as many as possible to expand this ministry and send boxes to as many troops as possible.

So thank you so much for all of your time and efforts to make this happen!

All 200 boxes were taken to be shipped by members of our congregation, enabling us to avoid shipping charges!! What a blessing that was!

I look forward to sharing the thank you letters, emails and pictures with you at our next packing which will be in June.  We will be sending letters to the military personnel in May for Memorial Day.  I will send another email prior to that in case you'd like to participate in that project.

Thank you again for all you did to make this a huge success!

Serving our Soldiers,
Vicky Westbrook, Coordinator
Military Outreach Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Coral Springs, Florida

Pillow Pals Dress-up Contest

Bring your entry to the March Meeting.

The Pillow Pals are having a tea, but don't know what to wear.  You can help by making a Pillow Pal and "dressing it up" and try to win a prize for the most creative outfit.

Here are the rules:

  1. Create a Pillow Pal using the standard pattern.
  2. Embellish, dress, or adorn your Pal in a way that makes them suitably outfitted for a super-special, very fancy, event of the season tea to be held in April.  Note: All decorations/embellishments must be removable so that the Pillow Pals can be donated to children in need in their original form.
  3. Bring your Pillow Pal to the March meeting for judging.  The winner will be decided by an "outside agency".
  4. All entries will be taken to the tea party and photographed with their friends (this could possibly lead to a future modeling contract!!).
  5. Guild members are invited to attend the tea with two more Pillow Pals, dressed or undressed (the Pillow Pals, that is; guild members must be dressed).

This is an opportunity that you won't want to miss. A prize basket with fantastic goodies will be awarded to the winner - it will even include a kit to make another Pillow Pal.

Please support this important community project.