Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 Cane Boil and Youth Fiddle Festival

Hello to you all and greetings from the Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm!  My name is Bricky Way and I’m the farm manager here.  Our 2016 Cane Boil and Youth Fiddle Festival is coming up the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   We are looking for exhibitors or vendors of traditional hand-crafted wares such as your quilts to enrich our festival and create a wonderful experience for our visitors

The Cane Boil and Youth Fiddle Festival is held on our 1870 Living History Farm and continues the traditions of fall harvest celebrations complete with live fiddle, banjo and string-band music. Attractions that day also include the making and bottling of sugar cane syrup, biscuits hot from the wood cook stove, horse-drawn wagon rides and living history interpreters bringing a day on the farm in 1870 to life.  We typically see 800-1000 patrons on the farm the day of the event!

We hope that members of your guild will be able to bring your wares to either exhibit or vend (or both) and join us here at the farm!  If anyone is interested please have them contact me and I can provide additional information as well as send a copy of the City’s Participant Use Agreement and Application for them to fill out. 

Thank you, we hope you can make it!
Bricky Way |Recreation Leader-Farm Manager Morningside Nature Center |City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department

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. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Octorber Meeting

Monday, October 10
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meeting begins at 7:00 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

October Program:  Time to strut your stuff 

For our October meeting we will be having a massive show and tell fashion show featuring wearable quilts.  Purses, aprons, jackets, tote bags, and, if you're brave enough, even a bikini are welcome.  Please make sure the garment is finished and you have the pattern source to share.  There will be participation prizes and lots of fun.

I look forward to seeing you and finding inspiration and a purse pattern that I do not own:-)

Leesa Lloyd

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

*D*A*Z*Z*L*E*R* Award:
To encourage everyone to wear their guild name tag to meetings the membership committee has instigated the *D*A*Z*Z*L*E*R* award. At each guild meeting two anonymous judges will be appointed to choose a name tag that they like. There is no scorecard, but both judges will agree that this name tag is the *D*A*Z*Z*L*E*R*. The winner will receive a dazzling gem to wear on their name tag. So remember to wear your name tag and join the fun.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Florida Quilt Study Group

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM
Florida Quilt Museum
517 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693
Lunch at Suwannee Rose Café (Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe)

If you quilt, collect, study or just love antique quilts and the women/men that made them, please join us at the Florida Quilt Museum on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This is an opportunity for you to share your own antique quilt treasures with other individuals that will be attending this event. Time will be spent viewing and discussing each quilt brought to the event.

This is also the opportunity for you to spend time at the museum and see the wonderful exhibits currently on display to include a 1920’s quilt exhibit from the collections of Teddy McMahon Pruett and Kathy Metelica Cray.

For more information, please go to the following link:

Florida Quilt Study

Monday, September 12, 2016

November Retreat

The retreat will be held Friday, November 4th, and Saturday, November 5th, from 9A to 9P at Grace Baptist Church on NW 39th Ave.

Registration can be done by mail to Kathy Counts, 4031 NW 16 Pl, Gainesville, 32605, or at the October guild meeting. Please print and complete the registration form (see link below) and make check payable to Tree City Quilt Guild for $40. (FYI - Checks mailed to Kathy this month will not get to Richard until the October meeting). The cutoff date for registration is October 21st. Copies of the registration form will also be available at the October guild meeting.

A signup for volunteering to help with meal setup and cleanup is included on the registration form. This worked very well at the last retreat, to help get acquainted with other members and to make meal preparation "quicker and funner." 

Volunteers are also requested to provide snacks and desserts. Coffee will be provided.

Mini workshops may center around preparation for our quilt show, e.g., a quiz on quilt categories using previous entries, etc.. Volunteers with ideas for other mini workshops should speak with Kathy Counts or Susan Roland. 

A reminder, including a recommended supply list for the retreat, will be emailed prior to the retreat. 

Thank you

Kathy Counts

Please Click here for the registration form:  November Retreat Registration Form

If you are planning to attend the November Retreat,  Kathy Counts has requested that your retreat form & check be sent to Susan Roland, rather than herself.  Susan’s address is:
Susan Roland
3235 NW 27th Terr
Gainesville, FL 32605
You can also bring your completed form and check to the October meeting.

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Guild Program - CANCELED

Tree City Quilters Guild Fashion Show

Do your hair, put on your lipstick, and don your piece of wearable art!

Everyone has a handbag...a apron...a scarf that you have made.  Time to show it off at the Tree City Quilt Guild fashion show.  Please make sure you know the pattern source so you can tell the audience.  There will be participation prizes.

Even if you were gifted an item,please bring it to model, otherwise, I think I have a Mrs Claus jumper circa 1985 that you can model.

Leesa Lloyd has volunteered to organize and emcee this program. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Broward Quilt Expo, March, 2017

Dear Quilt Guild Member:

I belong to a guild in Broward County, and we are sponsoring a Quilt Expo in March, 2017. We are hoping that some of you might be interested in entering a quilt in our show.


Judy Kaplan

Please go to the following link for more information:
           Broward Quilt Expo