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.
2nd Thursday: Social & Business
4th Thursday: Workshops
Interested in becoming a member of FNQG? Below is a link to our membership form.
Our meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 at New Hope Baptist Church
Click the link below for a list of upcoming workshops.
Would you like to help out with one of our community service projects?
Links for patterns are below.
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.
We recently held a Quilt Show in 2018.
Plans are underway to host a retreat in 2019.
Click below for more information.
Below you will find a list of upcoming programs in 2018.
Here are patterns from previous years.
Please join us at our next meeting
at New Hope Baptist Church.
Directions are located below.
108 Aurora Street, Valparaiso, FL, USA