Thursday, January 12, 2017

Florida Quilt Study Group

This is to advise you that we have set the date for our next Florida Quilt Study Group gathering in Trenton, Florida for Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  We will once again meet in the Florida Quilt Museum located in the heart of Trenton.  Lunch will once again take place at Rose’s CafĂ© in the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop at your own expense.  We are working out details to insure we make lunch a smoother transition than at our last gathering.
At this gathering we are asking each participant to limit their showing of one item only.  That could be an antique quilt, top, blocks or textile that they would like to share.  This way we can take a little more time to view and discuss the item being shared.
Please feel free to invite others that may have an interest in this group.  Once you have made the decision to come, please email me to confirm your attendance and if you will be sharing a quilt  for January 21, 2017.
Kathy Cray

Sit and Sew January 14

Sit and Sew is this Saturday from 9AM – 3PM at the Best Western.  Come for an hour or the whole time!  We will work out lunch details there, or bring your own.   

We are going to work on flowers for the quilt show ribbons and would love some help (special treats for helpers), AND you are welcome to come and just sew on whatever is your January project!  

We will have cutting table, irons, etc.

Questions?  Email Helen at

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

*UPDATE* News From the Quiltique

Hello fellow Tree City Quilter’s Guild members!  

This month I would like to give you a couple of links to some “Free Patterns” for some nifty looking bags and things.  You may find some of these items easy to make for the quiltique!   
I hope you enjoy these links and hope to see some of these items for sale at the quiltique in May 2017!
Later!  Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January Meeting

Monday, January 9
Doors open at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm
Location: Westside Baptist Church in the Family Life Building (behind the church).
10000 W. Newberry Rd. Gainesville. 2.56 miles west of The Oaks Mall.

Westside Baptist Church in the Family Life Building (behind the church).
10000 W. Newberry Rd. Gainesville, Florida
2.56 miles west of The Oaks Mall

January Program: 
The program for the January Guild meeting will be focused on the categories that will considered for the May 2017 Quilt Show, and criteria for those categories. Any questions from members will be addressed as needed.

Name Tag
Show and Tell
Snack, if this is your birthday month

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Quilt Show News

In the Garden Quilt Show
It is never too early to start thinking about raffle baskets. Themed baskets are always nice especially with a hand made gift. It is also easier if you and/or a friend make a basket to donate for our show and give to me hold.
Consider a mixing bowl with an apron recipe uten-sils patterns and some themed fabric.
How about a teapot with tea mug rug and oriental fabrics.
Pretty flower pot with seeds bird feeder and floral fat quarters.
Pick a theme...use your imagination...and have fun.
I will bring an exam-ple every month with a donation bin for "donated treasures".
Leesa Lloyd

Hello Fellow Tree City Quilters Guild Members!! I would just like to take a few minutes here and write about the upcoming Quiltique at our May Quilt Show in 2017.
First, and foremost, the quiltique is for YOU – the Tree City Quilters Guild Members. Because it is for you, the guild is giving you the opportunity to earn some money for the things that you make and would like to sell to the public.  You price the items you would like to sell and you will make 80% and The Guild will keep 20%, plus pay the sales tax.

Please bear in mind as you think about what you would like to make for the quiltique that we will not allow any “Licensed  Fabrics” to be used when making your items.  It is too complicated and difficult to keep up with, so please do not bring anything using licensed fabrics or it will be refused.
This year we would like to ask each person who would like to sell their items to please sign up to work at least one hour during the Quilt Show, either on Saturday or Sunday.
Check in for your items will be on Friday, May 5th, and check out will be on Sunday May 7th after the Quilt Show ends.  You MUST  come by to pick up your unsold items, we will not be responsible for items left that have not been claimed.  You have to sign for your items by one of the Quiltique personnel on duty.  It will be at that time that you will know if your items were sold or not.  You will be paid for any items sold at a later date, once the tallies have been noted and the Treasurer has the information.
You will be given a sheet of paper that you will need to fill out with your name, member ID, address, phone # and e-mail, and your items and price.  Your Member ID will be your Initials and in case that someone has the same initials a number will be assigned [ex: DMS #1, DMS#2] – if this happens it will be noted on the day of check in.
Each item will need to have a number assigned to it (preferably in numerical order) and written on the sheet of paper along with the price of the item. If you need more pages you may make a copy.  There is a place at the top of the sheet that says Page _ of _ , so please be sure to keep them in order.  Besides this, a tag will be given to you to place on your item. It will be a small white tag with a string attached and you will place your Member ID on one side of the tag and on the other side of the tag you will need to place the Item number and the price.  If you will be selling a quilt please place the dimensions (W x L) on the tag with your Member ID.  Most of these tags can be pinned to your item with a small safety pin.  If you will be selling items where a safety pin cannot be used, please use tape to secure it to your item or tie it on.  These tags will be used to keep the inventory of items sold, so it is imperative that each item have a tag.  Please do not use stickers.  I will have the tags to give out to you at the Quilt Guild meetings.  If you will need a lot of tags, please let me know so that I may purchase the correct amount needed.
During the Quilt Show, some items may be taken and placed on a display in the Quilt Show Room to advertise the Quiltique.  These items may be moved only by Quiltique Personnel on duty and may be changed out during the day, if you do not want us to use your item please indicate it on your check in sheet.  Also on this sheet we ask if you are willing to reduce your price at anytime during the Quilt Show.  If we are not getting the sales and it is getting close to the end of the Quilt Show, sometimes people may purchase items if they are reduced or if they inquire if it can be reduced please give us the amount you would be willing to have it reduced. [Ex: 10% off , or buy one get one for half –off, or buy two, get one free].
Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman      

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quilt Show Meeting

December Quilt Show Meeting:  For Committee chairmen, volunteers, and all members.

Next Monday, December 5th 
6:30 PM 
At Valerie’s

Light supper will be served.

Agenda:  Review where we are, what you plan to do, where we will begin in the new year

Hope to see you there!  Helen

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Applications for Fabrications Show at Oak Hammock

The Gallery at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida is sponsoring a three-month exhibit of fiber art pieces, which includes quilting, wall fiber art, needlepoint, embroidery, crochet, weaving, knitting and batik items.  The deadline for submitting the application is December 6th; the actual exhibit is from Jan 9th – Apr 8th.