Friday, July 6, 2018

July Guild Meeting

Monday, July 9
Doors open at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm

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

July’s program — Resizing Quilt Blocks
Have you ever needed to resize a quilt block? For example, have you wanted to convert a 12-inch finished block to a 15-inch finished block, or a 12-inch finished block to an 8-inch finished block? Have you ever thought about enlarging a 12-inch finished block into a 48-inch finished block for a cute baby quilt? There is actually a very easy way to do this. It involves a simple mathematical formula. Don’t let the math scare you away. There will be a short demonstration with a take-home handout for the formulas and examples on how to use them along with references.  Bring a copy of your favorite quilt block design, paper, pencil and a calculator and we will have a demonstration followed by a hands-on exercise on how to convert your own quilt block into different sizes. See you in July.

President's Message:
It has been Hot...Hot...Hot this summer so I have decided to do what Linda does and make Summer my Sew (Snow) Days by finishing up some UFO's and working on some wool applique. There are a lot of free sew-alongs out there between Moda, Pat Sloan and Primitive Gatherings on the internet. Plus Gwen and Mary have lots of flannel and kits for those in need.

Another thing you could do this summer is to organize your sewing space. Who knows what treasures you will find to work on, add to a project or donate to raffle baskets for the quilt show. I will bring a donation tub to every meeting for donations for baskets. There are a lot of opportunities to beat the  heat... between charity quilting, guild meeting or Jean Genton's free Dresden Class I hope to see you there.

Leesa Lloyd

Charity quilting is taking a break in July. Gwen and Mary will not be at the July meet-ing so please keep your quilts until Aug. Bring your hearts for Kathy Rapecki. Charity Monday will not meet in July. Regular activities will resume in Au-gust.

Brown Bag Challenge
Do you have fabric that you bought and don't know what to do with it? Want to be inspired by a new pattern or design? Are you lazy and want someone else to Make something for you?
Gather three fat quarter that go together...put a note with your name and three things that you like to do for fun (besides quilting) Put everything in a bag. You give a bag you get a bag...

You will have three months to make something small (no larger than 30 x 30). It can be a mug rug, a table runner, a bag, a water bottle holder...Once you give up the bag, you give up control. We ex-change in August...you have September, October and November to work on it. In December, you will get a fun Christmas gift from your Tree City Santa. It will be fun to see if you can recognize your fabric or if you remember :)

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.

Workshop August 4 (Saturday)

A potluck dish gets you a free class. Come spend Saturday 8/4 at Grace Baptist church and make a pretty Garden Quilt. Jean Genton will be teaching this fun Applique Dresden plate. Think about Daisies... Sunflowers... any color that makes you happy. 9 am-4 pm

Patriotic Quilts for Quilt Show
PLEASE make a patriotic lap quilt, wheel chair bag or walker bag for a mini display at the quilt show that shows our support to the Gainesville VA. We will have an extra View-er's Choice award just for this mini display. There will be some charity workshop op-portunities throughout the year for participation. We will donate everything to the VA after the show. Please contact Pamela Howell Greene or Leesa Lloyd if you have ques-tions.

Quilt Show Needs You
The quilt show needs your help and your quilts!!!
Our show will be led by
 Gwen Lombard who needs help with Admissions, White Gloves, Nametags, Pro-grams, Scavenger Hunts, Viewer's Choice, Basket Raffle, Scheduling, Inside Sign-age, Hospitality, Inside Decor
 Leesa Lloyd who needs help with Judging, Quilt Pickup, Registration, Awards/Ribbons, VIP Event, Youth Exhibit, VA Display
 Anne Mullins who needs help with Show Setup/Take down, Staging, Security, Outside Signage, Vendors, Quilt Shop/Show Distribution, Opportunity Quilt
 A judge has been secured. You can check out NQA Certified Judge, Molly Waddell from Port Orange on her website www.mollywaddell.com
 Elena Frasier from Strategic Gator will be handling our advertising since we have spe-cific guidelines for the grant.
Think what you want to do....get those needles sewing for beautiful quilts...contact a chairman.
We are forming committees...Gwen, Leesa and Anne will be chairman so don't be shy. We need knowledgeable veterans as well as fresh ideas.

Quilt Show Grant
We got the tourism grant of $7,400 for the quilt show!!! Helen needs a huge guild THANK YOU for all the hard work she did over the year to get it for us. This grant will help us advertise effectively and allow Tree City to showcase a beautiful show in Alachua County.

The Winter Stars Bay Area Shop Hop
The Winter Stars Bay Area Shop Hop is July 2nd to 31st!
Enjoy this summer's theme, Metallics!
10 Local Shops are Participating!
More information is at http://bayareashophop.com/wordpress/

Reminders:
Name Tag
Show and Tell
Pot Luck Dish
Secret Pal gift
NICU hearts

Friday, June 15, 2018

Programs Survey


Lynne Meyer, our new Vice President, has a created a survey to seek members' ideas for programs. 

Please go the following link and complete a brief survey,

Programs Survey

Your input is important.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

June Guild Meeting

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

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

June Program:
Don’t forget that our June meeting is a special one! We will install the new officers for the coming year at our annual pot-luck dinner. Bring along a favorite dish to share as well as a utensil to serve it with. If your food requires slicing, please do that before we begin serving. It is always sad to see someone’s dish go untouched because there was no knife to portion it. This is always one of the best meetings of the year so don’t miss out on the fun!


President's Message:
June means the installation of new officers...new committee chairs and a wonderful potluck full of yummy food. I am excited that Lynne, Trish and Linda will be on the executive board. Please let the board know how we can make Tree City Quilt Guild better. I also want to welcome Pamela, Amela and Anne as Committee Chairs.

The 2018-2019 year will be a busy one with our upcoming quilt show in May, more community service and charity work, more workshop opportunities and the recruitment of more members. It will take every member to make our guild successful. So PLEASE!!! the next time a sign up sheet is passed, there is a call for volunteers or you are asked to serve or lead a committee say yes.

Everyone is busy, everyone has commitments, and everyone has served before either for Tree City or another organization. So if we do not get the participation, we will not do it...it is just that simple. So, again PLEASE!!! say yes.

I am excited to see all of the Quilt in a Box Blocks that will be displayed at our June celebration program on tables. Hopefully all 14 boxes will be turned into quilts and entered into the Quilt Show in the group quilt category. I have enjoyed working on everyone's quilt from pastels to florals to tropical brights to Christmas...but I know my spooky Halloween will beat them all out for a ribbon. It will be fun and inspirational to see all of them together.

I look forward to seeing you at a meeting, a workshop or a committee meeting.


Leesa Lloyd

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:
Don’t forget to bring your quilt in a box. We get our own boxes back this month!

Workshop August 4 (Saturday)
A potluck dish gets you a free class. Come spend Saturday 8/4 at Grace Baptist church and make a pretty Garden Quilt. Jean Genton will be teaching this fun applique Dresden plate. Think about Daisies... Sunflowers...any color that makes you happy. 9 am-4 pm 




The Winter Stars Bay Area Shop Hop

The Winter Stars Bay Area Shop Hop is July 2nd to 31st!
Enjoy this summer's theme, Metallics!
10 Local Shops are Participating!
More information is at http://bayareashophop.com/wordpress/




Reminders:
Name Tag
Show and Tell
Pot Luck Dish
Secret Pal gift
NICU hearts

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Get Well Wishes for Dotty Vickery

Long time member Dotty Vickery is currently at the Skilled Nursing and Rehab Building at Oak Hammock following a fall.  If you wish to send her a card, I'm sure it would be very appreciated.  Please address cards to:

Dotty Vickery
Oak Hammock
5200 SW 25th Blvd
Gainesville, Fl 32608

Monday, April 16, 2018

Florida Quilt Study Meeting

Hello Antique Quilt Enthusiasts!

Its that time again to gather and share your antique quilt treasures with each other.  We will be meeting once again at the Florida Quilt Museum in Trenton Florida on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM. You will also want to take some time to view the new exhibits currently on display at the Museum:

The American Quilt Study Group Challenge: Basket Quilt Exhibit on display in History Room.
Mary Wilson Kerr’s “Quilted Memories” Quilt Exhibit on display in Special Exhibit Room.
New additions to the Victorian Room: 3 Pristine 1880-1900 Crazy Quilts made by Hannah Schaeffer New York City, NY.

Please take time to RSVP Kathy Metelica Cray of your attendance at kmetelicacray@gmail.com or 802-380-1322 so we can make accommodations for lunch and seating for the group.  Refer to the attachment for more specific details.

Look forward to seeing you all again very soon!  Happy Spring!

Kathy Metelica Cray

kmetelicacray@gmail.com

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Little Dresses for Africa

Dear Tree City Guild Members,

The Little Dresses for Africa project is going strong under the leadership of Jeannine Cawthon. I hope that you will continue to give me fabric (they love florals, but remember nothing with animals depicted), trims, and thread that I can pass on to Jeannine.

Thanks, Sandy Pozzetta

sandypozzetta@cox.net

Report from Jeannine Cawthon:

Little Dresses for Africa
Since July 2014 we've sent out 2,980 dresses. Another 300+ are waiting in my living room to be sent on future trips. Nearly all of these dresses have gone with various church groups on mission trips so there has been very little postage paid. We have sent them to the following countries: South Africa, Guatemala, India, Malawi, Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, Kenya, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Peru, Congo, Puerto Rico. Also, dresses have been taken on several trips to Appalachia.

Most of the dresses were made with donated fabric, including a couple of quilting connections. We have bought almost all of the trim and thread ourselves. If we had had to purchase all of the fabric it would cost about $10.00 per dress so we are very thankful to have received so much fabric from
generous benefactors. Not until recent times have we had to buy any fabric.
The fabric that we can't use we donate to other places. In the last year or so we've been working with the Days for Girls group and have shared fabric with them and they have shared some of theirs with us. Nothing is wasted

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Basket Quilt Exhibit

The Florida Quilt Museum is hosting Baskets! A Study of Nineteenth Century Basket Quilts, the traveling exhibit of the American Quilt Study Group's Biennial Challenge from 2016.  The exhibit, featuring 25 quilts, will hang in the History Room of the Florida Quilt Museum through the end of May 2018.  The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admissions is free, with donations accepted.

For more information, click here.