Sunday, February 11, 2018

February Guild Meeting

Monday, February 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

February Program:
Happy Valentine's week, quilters!  For tomorrow evening's program, I would like to have everyone bring their all-time favorite quilting/sewing tool or notion, for an additional Show and Tell.  What is it, that you absolutely could NOT make your amazing creations, if it were to vanish from your studio?  We have gained several relative "rookies" among our members (myself included), and I'm certain I speak for all of us, when I say we would love to pick your brains, and gain from your wisdom and experience in quilting.

I'm hoping to see all of you at the meeting, tomorrow evening!


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.”