Welcome to Flying Needles Quilt Guild

Hello, and welcome to our slice of paradise!

About Us

Our Story

In 1989, a group of 19 quilters began meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the Niceville Presbyterian Church. These same quilters would become  Charter members. Prior to that time, a small group- oflike-minded ladies gathered on a regular basis in the home of Charlene Compton, deciding among themselves what they wanted to teach each other. Making Christmas ornaments, coasters, wall hangings and sharing quiltpatterns kept them energized, bonding this ever-expanding  group until Charlene’s home space became inadequate for their growing numbers. When they began meeting at the church, “Flying Needles” came into existence.   

      Naturally, Charlene Compton became the first President.  By December 1990, the group had grown to 38 members who gathered once a month to celebrate their passion with the quilted surface. Meetings were rather informal. Sharing what we knew about our art was enthusiastic, colorful and informative. Doris Olig and her helper, Esther Palmer, distributed the first newsletter in February 1991. Those early newsletters are part of our guild history notebooks and make for very informative reading today.   

Show and Tell is always a highly anticipated segment of our monthly meetings - - - a color-filled, textural feast for our eyes.   

      Early history is related here as best as can be remembered by Alice Bounds and Gloria Thomas, both charter members.

Meetings and Programs

2nd Thursday: Social & Business  

          Time: 9:30-12:00  


4th Thursday: Workshops  

          Time: 9:30-2:00

Workshops

  • Workshops are held the 4th Thursday of the month at New Hope Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. 


  • Links for pictures and supply lists will be posted as they become available under the workshops tab.

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Membership

Interested in becoming a member of FNQG? Below is a link to our membership form.

Meetings and Programs

Our meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 at New Hope Baptist Church

Workshops

Click the link below for a list of upcoming workshops.

Community Service

Would you like to help out with one of our community service projects? 

Links for patterns are below. 

Archives

Here you can find patterns from previous year's December Block, as well as charity patterns, pictures of previous Block of the Month programs (BOM) and our monthly newsletter Needlenotes.

Quilt Show/Retreat

Quilt

We recently held a Quilt Show in 2018.  

Plans are underway to host a retreat in 2019.  

Click below for more information.

Meetings and Programs

Below you will find a list of upcoming programs in 2018.

FNQG - Programs List 2018 (docx)

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Workshops

FNQG Workshop List 2018 (docx)

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FNQG January 2018 Workshop (docx)

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FNQG MArch 2018 Workshop (docx)

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FNQG April 2018 Workshop (docx)

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FNQG- May 2018 Workshop (docx)

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FNQG-June Workshop (docx)

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FNQG- July 2018 Workshop (docx)

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Retreat

FNQG - Retreat Information 2019 (docx)

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Community Service

Below are some of the patterns & instructions used for community service projects.

Christmas Stocking Instructions (jpeg)

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Christmas Stocking Pattern (docx)

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Pillowcase Instructions (docx)

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Member Service- Block of the Month

Here you'll find things we do for our  members

BOM Website-Quilt of Valor Version (docx)

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BOM Pictures (January-March) (docx)

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BOM Pictures (April-June) (docx)

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FNQG Block of the Month Info (docx)

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Member Service- December Block

December Block 2018- Instructions (docx)

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FNQG December Block Info (docx)

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FNQG Block of the Month Info (docx)

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Member Service- Door Prize List

Door Prize List 2018 (docx)

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Member Service- Hospitality

Hospitality List 2018 (docx)

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Member Service- Opportunity Quilt

FNQG- Opportunity Quilt 2019 Pictures (docx)

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FNQG Opportunity Quilt Info (docx)

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Member Service- Strip Club

FNQG Fabric Strip July 2018 (docx)

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Member Service- UFO

UFO List 2018 (docx)

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Archives-Block of the Month

Archives- December Block

Here are patterns from previous years. 

Archives-Needlenotes

Archives- Patterns

Events

No upcoming events.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Please join us at our next meeting 

at New Hope Baptist Church. 

Directions are located below.

Flying Needles Quilt Guild

108 Aurora Street, Valparaiso, FL, USA