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 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

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

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

April Guild Meeting

Monday, April 9
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

April Program:
We will be discussing our 2019 quilt show.

President's Message:
I cannot believe we are one year away from our 2019 Quilt Show. Helen has been working very hard on securing a new location. Anne is busy securing committee chairman. You need to be working on your masterpiece so we have the best quilt show in Florida.

If you missed our display at Trenton, there were several beautiful quilts in the Tearoom. Thank you Valerie for making the quilts sparkle and everyone who showcased their quilts to the public. And speaking of a showcase, what a beautiful job Linda did piecing our opportunity quilt. It is a stunner and you can get your tickets at the meeting.

Try and make more time for sewing....
Leesa Lloyd

Win a $25 Gift Certificate
Win one of two $25.00 gift certificates from Julie’s Pins and Needles in Alachua.
Complete a charity quilt and bring it to the April meeting. Put your name in the box for the drawing each time you complete a charity quilt. You have April and May to enter. Kits for quilts are available at the April meeting and at charity quilting Mondays. The drawing will be at the May meeting. 

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 it 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

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.

Celebrate 40 Years of Eleanor Burns

Eleanor Burns sister, Patricia Knoechel, will lead the book tour and demonstrations which will take place at The Florida Quilt Museum in Trenton Florida on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m.; A $10 donation to The Florida Quilt Museum is requested to attend.  RSVP to 352-462-2842. Seating is limited.

For further information, click here.