QACDG Members,
As of this writing, Alachua County has just issued a shelter-in-place order, and no one knows when normal activities will resume. We will operate on the optimistic (but unlikely) premise that April will continue as usual, so we are listing current plans in this newsletter. We will update you with alerts if cancellations occur. Meanwhile, consider joining almost 100 merbers already on our Facebook Group for immediate information and online quilting friendship. Click here to join.
Take This Time To Try Something New


As the Facebook post that's floating around says," Quilters know self-quarantine well." It's nothing new to us, just a little longer. Do what you must -- but get more UFOs done or try your hand at something a little different using what you have in-house. Perfect time to recycle-repurpose-reuse! Can't wait to see your Show 'n Tells!

Stay Happy and Healthy,
Theresa Morales
Madame President
WHERE: Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street
WHEN: Thurs, April 2, 2020
Social Time: 9:30 - 10 am Meeting: 10 am - noon
 After the Guild Meeting: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Appliqué  with Judy Kavanagh
Sit and Sew, by hand or machine. NO FEE.
Newbie Bee
We meet at 1 p.m, on the 4th Thursday of each month (April 23). This bee is for those who want to learn basic quilting techniques, the lingo used and tools of the trade. 
Genie White & Carla Action

Beyond Beginner Bee
We meet on Thurs., April 23, from 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Carla Action

Mini Bee
The Minibee had a wonderful meeting last month, with the second half of Connie Lucas' program on color.

Those participating left the meeting with two very different four-inch squares, with the task of putting them together in a quilt in a harmonious way. It’s harder than it seems -- but lots of fun. Whenever we get back together, we will share our progress and projects!

Take care everyone!  
Laura Jo nes

Machine Embroidery Bee
No program for April.

The March program has been rescheduled for May. We will be have a demonstration on Edge to Edge quilting, and our theme for May will be May flowers.

Stay well.
Janet Verville

Hand Embroidery Bee
Focus on your hand stitching: practicing stitches, learning new stitches and more. 

We meet April 20, the 3rd Monday of the month, 1-3 at the Senior Center. Join us and bring something to work on.
Joy Avery

Kumihimo Braiders and More
Join us on Mon., April 27, at 1 pm.
Linda Cowell

Fiber Art Bee
FAB meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 1 - 3 pm. April 9 will be a demonstration on soy wax batik by Beth Sherman.

In March, FAB made 4-inch by 4-inch Stitch Meditation squares, under the tutelage of Nancy Roberts.

Hand Quilting and More Bee
If the Senior Center is open, the meetings are as follows: April 6, 13, 20 and 27. 

Same time and place: We meet every Monday morning, 9:30 am - noon.
Laura Sills

2020 Raffle Quilt
2020 Raffle Quilt
Community Service Bee
Are you new to quilting? The Community Service Bee is the perfect place to start. Join us at 9 am on the third Thursday of each month. We provide everyone with free fabric, free patterns, free batting and free expert consultations. The best part is that there are no quilt police! Every expert quilter was once a beginner, so come join us.   

Brother, can you spare a dime ... or a quarter?   Community Service can use donations of fat quarters to make quilts that look like a million bucks. The 18-ish by 22-ish size is perfect for many of our projects. We also take larger donations of 100% cotton fabric. Here’s your chance to thin out your stash AND make a difference in our community.        
Recycling :  When you recycle your tiny bits of fabric, please place them in a paper or plastic bag before placing them into the recycling hamper. Loose pieces spill onto the floor and create a trip hazard.

We’ve been a busy bee so far this year. Donations to date include: 60 quilts; 33 totes, walker totes and backpacks; 64 pillowcases, and 60 NICU hearts.  We also have received 15 quilt tops that need to be quilted. See one of the Community Service Bee Keepers if you can help.

Thanks to our members for their recent donations:
Fabric Donations and kits: Linda Cowell, Tish Kilpatrick, Liz Torrence, Mary Ann Plance, Judith Allen, Nina Geiger, Prue Trefethen and Ellen Anderson
Pillowcases : Georgetta Graham, Mary Ann Plance, Rosemary Bakker and Dianna Lawrence
Tote Bags : Gail Benz, Marie Davis, Dianna Lawrence and Chris Beriau
Finished Quilts : Ginger Copeland, Té Haynes, Carol Wilkerson, Jo Lomprey, Regina Rustemier, Theresa Morales, Emily Schaefer, Chris Beriau, Rosemary Bakker, Marie Davis, Dianna Lawrence, Katrina Warren and Prue Trefethen
NICU Heart Sets : Judith Allen, Carla Action, Ginger Copeland, Linda Getzen, Gennette Gailey and Lynn Bryan
Medical Dolls: Anna Rasmussen
Gail Benz, Anna Rasmussen, Gennette Gailey, Carol Wilkerson

As you know, all county libraries have closed at least until March 30. However, the library system has asked us to keep the Quilt Trail show up through April because our exhibits are so popular!

Quilt take-downs will not be scheduled until the end of April. That information will be passed on as soon as we know what the dates are. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Although our Quilt Trail was interrupted, lots of enthusiasm was generated, with hopes to repeat again next year.

Just more one thought – let’s all try to be a little sunshine to each other these days. 
Mary Peer
Two Foster Babies Are Enjoying Our Donated Quilts
I got this beautiful private message through our guild Facebook page. This is from a young couple who received quilts from the guild for their foster babies.

"Hi! I searched your quilting group on Facebook and found that it is private for quilters only.

I just wanted to let you know that two quilts made it to our home from the Guardian Ad Litem office for preemie twins that we are fostering, and they are so beautiful. They are perfect for taking to visitation to give the babies a safe, clean place to lay and play.

Thank you for all you do. What a blessing and sweet keepsake for the girls to have."
 Te' Haynes
New Members
We had no new members in March.

For current members, the QACDG 2020 Membership Book is here.

If you have not yet paid your $25 dues for 2020, please remember to bring a check or cash to the April guild meeting.

 If you pay by cash, please wait for your receipt. If you wish to mail your check, our address is:
P. O. Box 357012
Gainesville, FL  32635-7012
Marie Davis
Happy April Birthdays

Joyce Dewsbury
Claudia Larsen
Sharon McDow
Joan New
Marie Davis
Georgetta Graham
Candace McCaffery
Merri McKenzie
Vibeke Vala

Please scan in your ID when you arrive at the Senior Center for QACDG activities, which helps ensure that we continue to have space at the Center. Checking-in also helps the Center receive funding for its operations.

Emily Schaefer
Teri Davis
Elizabeth Curry
Patricia T remarco
William Mukaisu
Mary Bigha
Margie Katz
April 2 Guild Meeting:   Appliqué  with Judy Kavanagh. I know some of you took her class at Day Camp!
After the Guild Meeting:   Sit and Sew, by hand or machine, NO FEE. Great time to work on those unfinished DAY CAMP projects!  Sign up, space limited to 20. 


May 7 Guild Meeting: How Hard Could It Be? with Robin Koehler of nestlingsbyrobin. Meet Robin Koehler and hear how she stumbled upon this journey of quilting and design. Trunk show quilts include her first quilt, some winning quilts, pattern quilts, quilts juried into Paducah and Mancuso Mid-Atlantic shows and a few art quilts just for fun.
After the Guild Meeting:  " Bounce  is a great intro to basic paper piecing, with a modern layout and an opportunity to quilt-as-you-go."


June 4 Guild Meeting:  A Dialogue Between Quilting and Architecture  with Valerie Goodwin of Tallahassee ,  www.quiltsbyvalerie.com.
After the Guild Meeting:  Make an abstract map with Valerie Goodwin. Create " an imaginary landscape that expresses a love of the marks, shapes, colors and textures on the land. "Project: 12” x 12” art quilt … using fabric, paint and thread. Sign up, $15, space limited to 16. 
Te' Haynes,  mhaynes1000@gmail.com
General Announcements:
Theresa shared quilt shows that are upcoming: Jenny Doan, Florida Quilt show, Lakeland Quilt Show, Suncoast Quilt Show, St. Petersburg, Quilt Luminarium, Ocala Star Celebration. Check the Florida Quilt Network for future events and cancellations.
Thank you to our greeters: Teresa in March. April will be Patty.

A big shout out to Patty Marchionno for organizing a tree quilt block-a-thon for the Australian Quilt fire victims. Patty was able to send 80 blocks made by members of our guild. Thank you all for the support. It even was on the local news. Thank you to Patty and all those who donated blocks!! Look for pictures of the blocks on the newsletter site. Watch the WCJB-TV story here.

Health updates:
Emily Schaefer started on radiation and chemo.
Carolyn Conrey is currently at Palm Gardens but will be transferred to assisted living or hospice .
Art Alvarez is improving after having broken hs femur.
Please send individual cards.

Hospitality : Gloria Parker wished all of the March birthday members a Happy Birthday. Thank you for the great snacks.
Gloria also reminded new and old members to have their picture taken for the membership book and asked show and tell participant to stay on the stage to have your picture taken with your show item(s).
Membership: Marie Davis stated there were 91 members in attendance. There were also two visitors, Nancy Hansen and Joyce Sutherland, today. Welcome! Marie also reminded members to pick up the new directory. Just a reminder: if your picture is not in the directory or you want to update your picture for next year, see Gloria Parker.
Treasurer : Genie White presented the Treasurer’s report.
As of 3/4/2020 Checking account balance    $        8,980.08 
                          Savings account balance         $        7,601.19
                           Total                                         $     16,581.27
Community Service: The Guild is making great progress for our donation goals. This month’s meeting will be working on medicine dolls. We already have enough doll dresses and need a few more dolls to complete this year’s requirement, or you can work on anything else. Thank you all for your support.

Open Issues:
Programs: Té Haynes gave a brief review of upcoming programs.              
Fat Quarters: Dolores Utley – winners of today’s drawing are Regina Rustemier and Laura Jones . Next month’s color is YELLOW.
Free Table Reminder: Please pick up anything you brought to give away if it is still on that table at the end of the meeting .
Show and Tell: Chris Beriau. Ten quilters displayed their wonderful works. Thank you for sharing.
Ways and Means: Buy a raffle ticket for the beautiful teddy bear quilt you see hanging at our meeting. Raffle drawing will be held in December.
QACDG Web Site: Bev Cheuvront. Website is under construction. It is being upgraded. Bev is asking for high-quality photos to be sent to her for site.
Anna Rassmussen


If Mrs. Maisel, the comedian featured in the Amazon Primes series, grew older, moved to New Jersey and took up quilting, she very well could be mistaken for our March energetic, laugh-a-minute speaker, Linda Hahn.

Linda , who is a New York Beauty quilt designer, author, teacher and quilter, was an excellent presenter and storyteller. She shared her inspiring New York Beauty designs, which employ a technique that makes them easier than the traditional method of making this popular block. Her quilt designs have interesting names, such as Buffalo Bubble Gum, and the backings are also part of the story of her quilting.

Linda also teaches on quilt cruises, instructs zumba classes and is a former rodeo rider!

If you would like her books, they are on her website, Frog Hollow Designs .

See some of her quilts and photos from her after-guild workshop below.
Anna Rasmussen
Theresa Morales will help with machine
mechanical issues and cleaning. $40 regular
price. Current SPECIAL for guild members is  $20 .

Theresa Morales, 513.774.8787.
Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild 2019 Officers
President                  Theresa Morales
1st VP/Programs      Marité Haynes
2nd VP/ Membership Marie Davis
Secretary                 Barbara Denahan  
Treasurer                   Genie White
Editor: Beverly Cheuvront
Copy Editor: Carol Wilkerson
Photography: Jennifer Ciccarelli, Penny Erickson and Gloria Parker

Newsletter Deadline: Articles and photos are due the 15 th of each month. If you would like to submit an item for the newsletter, email Beverly Cheuvront at bcheuvront@gmail.com.

  • Wear fragrance-free products
  • Be sure to fill out the show & tell sheet and card if you show a quilt
  • Bring a fat quarter in yellow for the April Fat Quarter Exchange
  • Bring protein food items for the Senior Pantry
  • Check out the Ways and Means sale table
  • Secret Siblings, please pick up your monthly gift at the sign-in table
  • If you bring items for the free table that are not picked up, please take them home at the end of the meeting
PO Box 357012
Gainesville, FL 32635
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