Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quilt Show Flyer

A link to a flyer has been added to the Quilt Show 2017 page for you to open, print, and distribute to your friends and family - or post in a public place. 

For your convenience, I have also included the link here:
Quilt Show Flyer

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February Meeting

Monday, February 13
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.

February Program: 
Program for the February 13th meeting will be speaker Nancy Roberts. She will have a trunk show that includes her Fiber Arts, and Journal Quilts. Don't miss this one!

From your Quilt Show Chairman:
We are heading into the home stretch with the quilt show. So many ideas, plans, and work is already un-derway. We will have two more quilt show meetings before the big event – March 6th and April 3rd at 7:00 PM at Valerie Malkemes home. Please plan to come if you are a committee chairman AND, also, if you are a member and looking to help in some way.

And, while we are on the subject, the deadline to submit your entry is approaching fast. The registration form is on our website and the deadline to get it to Sheila Hayes is March 17th! Please submit your entries and learn with the rest of us – one of the benefits of a quilt show is that we learn so much and how to quilt better!

We will have more show details at our guild meeting on the 13th and the show meeting on the 6th. Helen

News From the Quiltique:
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

Basket Raffle for the Quilt Show:
With only 4 months to go, I have only collected merchandise to make three baskets plus two generous donations of a server and the full set of the Elm Quilt book series.

Now is the time to clean out your sewing rooms for all the books, Fabric, notions, patterns and containers to help make our show successful and profitable. Please remember to be thoughtful and include items that you would like to receive. Bring them to the meeting...and I will coordinate them into something wonderful.

Thanks for your help in advance.
Leesa Lloyd

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


Sorry if anyone was confused by the post sent out last night.  It was about the meeting last week! Our next meeting is March 13.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

News from the Quiltique

News From the Quiltique

The time is drawing near, and, soon, our Quiltique will be open for business at the Quilt Show in May! 

I do hope you all are busy making your items to sell and earn a little supplemental income!  In doing so, be aware it is also time for Spring Cleaning!!  So, please, if you will look around your sewing room and throw together some items in a bag that you no longer need, want or are tired of and donate these to the “Quiltique Grab Bag” section.

I am collecting items to toss into some brown bags to sell at the quiltique for $1/bag and proceeds will go to our guild.  These items can be buttons, notions, thread, rick rack, bias tape, ribbons, scrap fabric, fabric quarters, etc.  If you have a large selection of buttons, toss them in a baggie and I will sort through them and make smaller baggies to place in the brown bags.  It is one way to clean out your stash (your husband may be so grateful) and another way for the guild to make some money.

If you are planning to sell items in the quiltique please be sure to get one of the “personal Inventory sheets” from me (with directions on how to fill it out correctly) and the tags that you will need to place on each item (tie it on, pin it on, or tape it to it).  These will be used for checking in your items and for us to write down what is sold, and we will also use it to “check you out” on Sunday after the Quilt Show is over.  It is imperative that you come to pick up the items that “have not been sold” directly after the Quilt Show has ended on Sunday.  You will need to bring “your items to sell” and check them in on Friday May 5 between 12 noon and 5 PM to the Best Western.

And since you will be selling items in the quiltique, I will be asking for volunteers to sign up at the March and April guild meetings, so please be thinking of which hour you can volunteer at the Quilt Show to the Quiltique!  I will need (at least) 4 people signed up for each hour (10 -5 on Saturday May 6) and (10-4 on Sunday May 7).  Here are the following places that I will need help:  1) someone to wear the “sandwich board” and walk through the Quilt Show and bring people to the quiltique.  2) someone to walk around the quiltique and help people with items and be sure they do not “walk away” without being paid for.  3) someone to help me at the table to collect money and take the tags from the items and to correctly catalog them on the personal inventory sheets.  And 4) someone to stamp the “Prize Page” (it will be in the program – a separate piece of paper) and place completed pages into the jar for a prize drawing to be held on Sunday at the close of the quilt show
I am looking forward to seeing all of your items for sale at the quiltique in May 2017!

Later!  Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman

Friday, January 27, 2017

Quilt Show Meetings

We will have Quilt Show committee meetings on February 6th, March 6th and  the last one on April 3rd, at 7 PM at Valerie Malkemes house, 2715 NW 25th Place (378-2748).  Any questions, please email

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.