Saturday, December 16, 2017

Applique Group this Monday Cancelled

Applique Group for this Monday, December 18, has been cancelled.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December Guild Meeting

Monday,December 11
Doors open at 6:00 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm

Westside Baptist Church in the Family Life Building (behind the church)

10000 W. Newberry Rd. Gainesville
2.56 miles west of The Oaks Mall

December Program:
Holiday Potluck Dinner – Since we will be eating dinner, doors will open at 6:00 so that we can begin eating at 6:30. Everyone should bring food to share. Don’t forget your serving utensils. The Gainesville Barbergators will sing some traditional carols.

Bylaws Change:
Under Objective - We are adding, “In addition, the guild creates many articles to share with those in need.”

So our objective will state:
The purpose shall be to preserve the heritage of quilting by being a source of information, education and inspiration, by perpetuating a high quality of excellence in quilting and related arts, and by providing a gathering of people with this common interest.  In addition, the guild creates many articles to share with those in need.

Please be prepared to vote. 

Secret Pals:
Just a reminder! Time to reveal your identity- at the December guild meeting. I will also be handing out the 2018 forms at the December meeting. Look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for participating!

Quilt in a Box Block Party: 
Continues this month! Please bring your box to the meeting. Please turn them into Anne so we can make sure everyone gets one. 

Mug Rug Exchange:
We will be exchanging Mug Rugs on December11, 2017. These little mats should be no larger than 8 x 12 inches and can be pieced, appliqued and/or embellished. Put in a festive bag or, even better, wrap in fabric for a optional gift exchange.

Name Tag
Show and Tell
Food to share

Friday, June 30, 2017

Quilt in a Box Block Party - Starting in July!

Quilt in a Box Block Party

In an effort to expand the group category in the 2019 quilt show and have some fun….consider joining us for block party/quilt in a box program that will run from July 2017 throughthe big reveal in June 2018 at our annual anniversary party. We will exchange every month but December. We will only exchange at the meeting… No swapping any other time unless you cannot make a meeting.

You can make the same block every month or change it up. All blocks that are made throughout the year will be in the box so you can see them before you decide. We will be making 12 inch finished blocks. Just a reminder you are only committing to making ONE block a month except for December.

In order to be consistent please do the following…..

  • Buy an Art Bin from Joann’s using your 40% coupon. Put your name of the out-side of box.
  • Include 1 ½ yards of a background fabric plus a ½ yard of consistent fabric. These two fabrics have to be used in each block for consistency. This way you do not get a civil war block with a Christmas block with a 1930’s block.
  • Place an envelope or file folder large enough to hold the finished blocks so you cannot see them inside the box.
  • Put TWO COMPLETED BLOCKS in your box!!!!!!
  • Include any instructions or suggestions of what you would like.

I will bring my box for everyone to see what is involved before we begin in July. Please send me an email if you are interested in participating. If we enough to do more than one group, we will do more.

I look forward to your participation.

Leesa Lloyd

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

And the winner is....

Congratulations to Trinity Cromwell from Trenton!!
Her name was drawn as the winner of our quilt raffle!

Trinity writes: “I am SOOOO excited!! And for a few reasons, the main reason is I have family that have served in our military, in every war we have been involved in as a country so I am very sentimental and patriotic!!! The second reason is, I thought if I were to win I would give it to my active duty son-in-law (he is in the Air force) and daughter. But we just had a major, life changing, scare that involved my father-in-law. Thank God everything is going to be OK, but I felt like this needs to be gifted to him. He served during Vietnam in the Army as MP. I dearly love him, and he means so very much to me and our family! That in light of the thought of losing him, I want to honor him and I think by giving him something that I selfishly want to keep...that will touch him deeply.”