February 2020
The 20s Have Roared In
Welcome to next round of the Twenties! I'm not sure I'll be seeing any "roaring-Twenty" moves from this group, but I think we can see some Twenty-Something or Turning Twenty quilts.

But I will be just as happy to see any and all quilts finished and ready to be loved and admired.

This group is awesome! Let's keep it together in stitches!
Theresa Morales
Madame President
WHERE: Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street
WHEN: Thurs. Feb. 6, 2020
Social Time: 9:30 - 10 am Meeting: 10 am - noon
 After the Guild Meeting: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Southern Stitches and Northern Needles  with Teddy Pruett. “This trunk show will feature quilts that illustrate cultural and regional variations, with explanation of why they exist.”
Remember Me  with Teddy Pruett . A small piece, with piecing and appliqué.  Sign up. $15. 
Newbie Bee
We meet at 1 p.m, on the 4th Thursday of each month. This bee is for those who want to learn basic quilting techniques, the lingo used and tools of the trade. 

If you had quilted years ago and just want a refresher course, please join us. If you are totally new to this fascinating world of fabrics, please come. 

You will need to bring a sewing machine, cutting tools, ruler, cutting mat and fabric. Our goal is to share what we’ve learned over the years, what we’ve been taught and by the end of the 10 months, you will have a sampler quilt. 

There is never just one way of doing anything and Carla and Genie frequently do things differently, so you can decide the best way for you. We look forward to sharing our love of this ancient art with modern techniques.
Genie White & Carla Action

Mini Bee
Minibee started the year off with a new project on color and a review of paper piecing. We are ready for a new year of fun, learning and expanding our horizons.

Next month Joan is going to inspire us with a button project and Ellen has a valentine subject in mind. 
Laura Jo nes

Machine Embroidery Bee
We hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday.

Our next meeting will be Thurs. Jan. 9:30 am. Our program will be "Winter."
Hope to see you there.
Janet Verville & Cindy
Fiber Art Bee
Join us on Feb. 13, 1 -3 pm and fold up a bouquet of origami fabric flowers.
 Celeste Beck

Beyond Beginner Bee
We meet on Thurs., Feb. 27, from 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Carla Action

Hand Quilting Bee
We meet every Monday morning, 9:30 - noon. We will have a meeting on every Monday in February. No Holidays!.
Laura Sills

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

Hand Embroidery Bee
Welcome to the Hand Embroidery Bee! This time will focus on your hand stitching: practicing stitches, learning new stitches and more. 

We meet Feb. 17, the 3rd Monday of the month, 1-3 at the Senior Center. Join us and bring something to work on.
Joy Avery

2020 Raffle Quilt
2020 Raffle Quilt
Community Service Bee
Community Service : We are off to a great start to the new year! Many thanks to all who have donated so far and to those with projects in progress.
These are our totals for January 2020:
5 Quilts, 4 Totes, 2 Pillowcases and 16 Stuffed Animals.

Thanks to the following members for their recent donations:
Fabric Donations: Theresa Morales & Jean Paty
Quilts: Chris Beriau, Rosemary Bakker, & Ginger Copeland
Pillowcases: Emily Schaefer & Kay Haile
Tote Bags: Barbara Lindsey

Profile of Community Service Organizations: The Family Church of Gainesville
Many of us have visited the Family Church of Gainesville, the site of our annual February Day Camp. It is also one of the organizations to which our Community Service Bee donates some of the beautiful quilts made by QACDG members. 

On Sun., Dec. 1, 2019, The Gainesville Sun published an article on the Kid2Kid Closet at the church. The Closet began by accepting donations of clothing and other necessities to help foster families prepare for the arrival of children. The mission quickly expanded to serve any family in need.  Click here to read article.

SAVE THE DATE:  Jan. 30 will be a community service “Sew-per Bowl” as we tackle 14 bolts of NFL fabric. Bring a lunch and join your QACDG friends as we make pillowcases, quilts, tote bags, and kits from this generous donation of fabric. 

Are you downsizing your stash?  Community Service can always use donations of fabric at least ¼ yard or larger. At this point in time, we especially need large pieces to use for backing.  
Gail Benz, Anna Rasmussen, Gennette Gailey, Carol Wilkerson
New Members
Please welcome our new members: 

Mary Bigham
Alice Wagoner

The QACDG 2020 Membership Book
is going to the printers in February. 
If you have not yet paid your $25.00 dues for 2020, please remember to bring a check or cash to the February 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 February Birthdays

Arthur Alverez
Ellen Anderson
Renee Cobb
Pat Delano
Tish Kilpatrick
Barbara Meunier

Mary Ann Plance
Laura Sills
Brenda South
Janet Verville
Teresa Zimpfer

Feb. 6 Guild Meeting:    Southern Stitches and Northern Needles  with Teddy Pruett of Lake City. “This trunk show will feature quilts that illustrate cultural and regional variations, with explanation of why they exist.”  teddypruett.com
After the Guild Meeting:   Remember Me  with Teddy Pruett . A small piece, with piecing and appliqué.  Sign up. $15. 
Mar. 5 Guild Meeting:   New York Beauty State of Mind  with Linda Hahn of Palm Bay. “I will show how versatile the New York Beauty block is (it’s as versatile as a Nine-Patch!) and also discuss the book development process.”  froghollowdesigns.com
After the Guild Meeting:   Madison Avenue Modern (New York Beauty Electrified)  with Linda Hahn. “Students will learn the unique technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks using just ONE PIN with no puckers, no stress and no cussing!” Sign up. $15.
April 2 Guild Meeting:   TBA
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. 
PROGRAM NEEDED  for guild meeting on April 2. Consider showing us your quilts and talking about your favorite quilts or the ones that gave you fits! Guild members receive a $50 honorarium.
AFTER THE GUILD WORKSHOPS NEEDED:  July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Dec. 3. Guild members receive the fees paid by attendees ($15/person). 5th Thursday available  for bees to use for a wonderful long project or individuals to teach us something! April 30.
Te' Haynes,  mhaynes1000@gmail.com
Remember Me
Madison Avenue Modern
Membership: Marie Davis reported that 77 members, one visitor and two new members were present. Welcome to our visitor and new members Alice Wagoner and Mary Bigham.

Treasurer's report presented by Genie White: 
Checking Balance as of 12/31/2019          $10,175.84
Savings Account Balance as of 12/31/2019      $ 7,600.23
Total Checking and Savings as of 12/31/2019  $17,766.07
Inflow as of 12/31/2019      $12,665.88
Outflow as of 12/31/2019     $11,720.45

Overall total as of 12/31/2019 $  945.44

Secret Siblings : Peggy DiNegro announced the 2020 signup for Secret Sibling has begun. See Peggy for the form. 

Hospitality: We wish all the January Birthday members Happy Birthday and thank you for the refreshments. 

Sunshine: Joan Knuth passed on December 28, 2019. She was a long-time member of our guild.

Day Camp: Claudia Larsen was signing up members for Day Camp.

Quilt Trail: Mary Peer discussed the Quilt Trail in March at the various libraries and provided a signup sheet for members to demonstrate hand work at the main library downtown on Monday mornings. 

Grants: Carol Wilkerson announced QACDG received a $500.00 grant from St. Elizabeth's Circle of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.        

Program and After the Guild Workshop: Miss D of Miss D’s Quilt Shop presented an informative program on cloth production and availability, the challenges of running a quilt shop in the electronic age and the impact of internet shopping on local vendors. 

After the guild, Miss D’s staff held a workshop on the Picture Window Dresden Plate pattern as applied to a table runner.
Barbara Denahan
During January's meeting, Miss D (right) showed products and quilts from her store and discussed the challenges that local fabric stores face. Guild members enjoyed the opportunity to shop for fabrics -- and found many treasures.
2020 Library Trail

Quilt Trail: We are still looking for hand quilters to participate in demonstrations at the downtown library in March. Please check with Helene Rhine regarding specific time slots. We have space for more red party people in Hawthorne. 

We want to thank everyone for helping with this undertaking. Stay tuned for more information regarding the actual hanging in all the branches at the end of February. 

Find more information at qacdg.org. If you have a quilt to contribute, please download and sign the waiver form on our website.

Special Projects

Any suggestions for new challenges in 2020? Please let me know.
Mary Peer
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 green for the FebruaryFat 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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