Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stitcher Paradise

From Stitcher Paradise:

July 12th – 14th, 2018

Stitcher Paradise is a tropical getaway showcasing an oasis of fabric, thread, and stitching. We are presenting a great experience from July 12 -14, 2018 which will enlighten, inspire, and connect you to the world of quilting and stitching. All three days are full of outstanding national teachers and presenters ready to educate and inspire your creativity. There are 30 exciting workshops and 8 interesting presentations.

For full details...

Guild Invitation


Saturday, March 10, 2018

March Guild Meeting

Monday, March 12
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

March Program:
A presentation by Stephanie Metts, one of the owners of Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop, to give us a personal update on the current status of the shop, property, etc.

President's Message:
It warms my heart that Tree City Quilt Guild rallied and donated all those flannel hearts to be used for the Neonatal ward at Shands. Thank you for everyone who made 100's of hearts and to Jackie Reichardt for being so generous with the gift certificates from Ballyhoo. Please don't stop, we still need you to continue to bring in hearts every month.

We also need your Beautiful quilt to be delivered to the meeting for Valerie to take to Trenton's last quilt show on 3/17. Plan to work, sell raffle tickets and educate the public about the Tree City Quilt Guild.

We also need Officers for the upcoming year. Believe it or not, our membership year is June through May so we will need to have a slate of officers by next month. Think about how you can serve the guild....many hands make light work. 

There is a lot going on this month. I hope to see you at a meeting, Trenton or the Applique Workshop.

March Food Drive
Our Bread of the Mighty Food Bank food drive will be this month. The blueberry pickers will be arriving in early March. They are very poor and may need to use the food bank. Help us feed the hungry. Checks are appreciated, too, because of the buying power of the food bank. Checks should be made out to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Vicki Bergath, our Bread of the Might Food Bank  representative, will have envelopes if you want to give money. 

UFO Challenge
Bring a UFO that you plan to finish this year. If you bring it finished by the end of the year you will get a prize. We will present them at show and tell. It is up to
you if you want to tell the date when you started it.

Quilt in a Box Block Party:

Continues this month! Please bring your box and turn them into Anne so we can make sure everyone gets one. 

Name Tag
Show and Tell
Food to share if it's your birthday month
Secret Pal gift
NICU hearts

Friday, January 5, 2018

NICU Hearts

NICU Hearts Competition Reminder
Please bring your flannel NICU  hearts to the January and February guild meetings.  For every 20 hearts you make you will receive an entry ticket to the drawing for a gift certificate to Ballyhoo Restaurant..
The drawing will be held at the February guild meeting.

Florida Quilt Study Group, January 20

(Please note change of venue)
JANUARY 20, 2018  …  10:00 AM
GATHERING PLACE: Lake Eustis Museum of Art
1 West Orange Avenue
Eustis, Florida 32726

The Florida Quilt Study Group has a wonderful opportunity to support a fellow participant, Judy Grow,
to hold our gathering and view her incredible antique quilt exhibit at
the Lake Eustis Art Museum in Eustis, Florida on January 20, 2018.
The museum will be providing us a room to hold our quilt sharing and arrangements are being made
at a local restaurant for lunch.  After lunch we will have the chance to see
Judy’s Quilt Exhibit “We Go To Pieces: 150 Years in Pieced Quilts”.
For those of you that cannot join us on the 20th, the museum and exhibit will also be
available for viewing on January 6th and January 13th with tours at 2:00 PM.
There is no charge to attend this event but donations to the museum are always welcomed.
Please RSVP to Kathy Cray at or 802-380-1322
by Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Travel time from Homosassa/Crystal River approximately 1 hour 39 minutes.
Travel time from Gainesville approximately 1 hour 39 minutes as well.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Applique Group this Monday Cancelled

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

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.”