January 2020
Guild Members,

Let's make  2020 the year of ACCOMPLISHMENT .  

With courage we can do anything. Community Service just received a wonderful grant to continue with their accomplishments; Quilt Trail 2020 is coming up in March, and I hope this will become an annual "show" for our guild in partnership with the Alachua County Library District. That will be an accomplishment, too!

And don't forget all those UFOs that we all we get finished, right? ACCOMPLISHED (We can hope, at least). We can do this together.

Theresa Morales
Madame President
WHERE: Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street
WHEN: Thurs. Jan. 2, 2020
Social Time: 9:30 - 10 am Meeting: 10 am - noon
 After the Guild Meeting: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Dannise Kemp of  Miss D’s Quilt Shop in Palatka give a presentation and sell fabric and sewing notions before and after the meeting.
Table Runner: Picture Window Dresden Plates.   Miss D will bring rulers you can use for free and may purchase after the class. $15
Newbie Bee
We will meet on Thurs., Jan 23, from 1 - 3 pm. We will be starting our 10-month program over with basic rotary cutting and accurate piecing and will make a rail fence block.

If you are new to quilting or want to improve your skills, this is the bee for you. We can also jump ahead to any stage you need help with. You are also welcome to sit and sew and listen in. If you need to be added to the email list, let me know. Genie and I hope to see you there.
Genie White & Carla Action

Mini Bee
The Mini Bee group will be bringing our group project from 2019 to share at the guild meeting -- the House project was presented by Connie Lucas and sparked a lot of creativity.

We will meet the second Monday of January. Connie will start us on a new project featuring color and I will give a little refresher on paper piecing. We are looking forward to a fabulous new year!
Laura Jones

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 Jan. 9, 1 -3 pm
 Celeste Beck

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

This month, Nina will be teaching us an awesome block, a disappearing hourglass crazy eight. If you are interested and not on our email list, please let me know so I can send you a supply list about a week before the class. Come join the fun!
 Carla Action

Hand Quilting Bee
We meet every Monday morning, 9:30 - noon. This month, we are cancelling our Jan. 20 bee, because the Senior Center will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.
Laura Sills

Kumihimo Braiders and More
Join us on Mon., Jan. 27, at 1 pm.
Linda Cowell
Community Service Bee
The Community Service Bee rang out the old year on a high note, when Carol Wilkerson reported, " This morning, a member of the St. Elizabeth Guild of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church notified me that our grant had been awarded . . . for more than we requested! She gave me (us) a check for $500. That's great news!"

As always, the Community Service Bee will transform that check into supplies to create even more quilts, totes and other goodies for our neighbors in need. We are all grateful to the members of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!

The Community Service Bee members ask, “Are you ready for some football?” Mark your calendars now for a workday on Thurs., Jan. 30, 2020, from 9 am to 3 pm. Bring your lunch and join us as we make pillowcases and totes from NFL team fabric. You can bring your machine to sew, bring your tools to help cut fabric or make ready-to-go kits. The patterns are easy, and it’s always fun when this group gets together!

Fabric Donations: Is your New Year’s Resolution to trim down your stash? The Community Service Bee is ready to help! We can use donations of fabric of at least a quarter yard, and we always need large pieces for quilt backing. At this point in time we especially need donations of quilt fabric appropriate for adolescents, seniors, men and boys.  
Gail Benz, Anna Rasmussen, Gennette Gailey, Carol Wilkerson

New Members
Please welcome our new member: 

Katrina Warren

Members: If you have not had your photo taken for our directory, please see Gloria Parker, who will be photographing during Show & Tell.

We are collecting $25 annual dues for 2020. 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 January Birthdays

Barbara Denahan
Dianne Greene
Nancy Bell
Te’ Haynes
Penny Erickson

Marwin Smith
Helen Davis
Amy Koester
Emma Carpenter
Ann Goodman

Jan. 2 Guild Meeting:   Quilting with Dannise Kemp of Miss D’s Quilt Shop in Palatka is the subject. She will also sell fabric and sewing notions before and after the meeting.
After the Guild Meeting:   Table Runner: Picture Window Dresden Plates. Miss D will bring rulers you can use for free and may p urchase after the class if you want.  Sign up, $15. 

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.

PROGRAMS NEEDED  for guild meetings in 2020: April 2, July 2, Aug. 6, and November 5. 
Would you like to talk about quilting and show us quilts? Guild members receive a $50 honorarium.

Te’ Haynes,  mhaynes1000@gmail.com
Picture Window Dresden Plates
Remember Me
Madison Avenue Modern
2020 Executive Board Installed: Gennette Gailey presented next year’s Executive Board: Theresa Morales, President, Marite Haynes, 1st VP/Programs, Marie Davis, 2nd VP/Membership, Genie White, Treasurer, and Barbara Denahan, Secretary.

Secret Siblings: Peggy DiNegro thanked Carla Action for taking over Secret Sibling during the time Peggy is away Sign up for next year’s secret sibling will be in January.

Amazon: Theresa Morales reminded members buying items through the Amazon website to please use the Amazon Smile site and click the QACDG selection. Amazon donates a portion of the sale back into our revenues.

Treasurer: Genie White presented the Treasurer’s report.
As of 12/2/2019 Checking account balance        $     9,057.99
                             Savings account balance            $     7,600.23 
                             Total Bank Accounts                   $  16,658.22

Hospitality: Gloria Parker wished all the December Birthday members a happy birthday and thanked everyone for their delicious contributions for our annual Holiday party. G retchen Brooks thanked everyone for their well wishes and support during her recent medical problems.

1st VP/Programs: Té Haynes gave a brief review of upcoming programs Ms. D will be doing a table runner workshop in Jan.; Feb. Teddy Pruett will be leading a workshop.

Community Service: Gail Benz thanked all our members for their donations to the 14 agencies we support. On Jan. 30, 2020, Community service is sponsoring an all-day NFL challenge. There will be bolts of NFL fabrics to use. Bring your own lunch.

Gail announced that Lynn Bryan will be stepping down and Anna Rasmussen will replace her.

Membership: Marie Davis reminded members that dues are now being accepted for 2020. Amount remains at $25.

Fat Quarters: Dolores Utley announced two winners of today’s drawing: Regina Rustemier and Lynn Bryan. Next month’s color is RED.

Marilyn Wagner Quilt Raffle: Winner of this year’s quilt is Delia Guyott. Laura Sills shared a short history about Marilyn, who made the quilt and was one of the founders of our guild. She was an excellent hand quilter and hand appliquer. Marilyn also was an award winner at Jacksonville quilt show. Marilyn passed early this year.

Barbara Lindsay will continue to be our quilt holder.

Laura Jones thanked everyone who has donated yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks for her daughter who teaches at Westwood Middle School. Laura will take the items or you can drop them off at the front desk of the school.

Ricky Tims: Judy Kavangh shared info on the Quilt Luminarium program by Ricky Tims being held in the Villages, Oct. 8 and 9, 2020. If anyone is interested, please contact Judy. If you pay by August 2020, the cost is $184.
Anna Rasmussen
2020 Library Trail

Looking ahead, please be thinking about what quilts you would like to exhibit in the 2020 Quilt Trail next March. We are going to have so much space to fill with almost all the libraries participating. 

We especially need vintage quilts. Not sure how to define a vintage quilt, but we all know one when we see it, right? If you have a vintage quilt, please contact me or Helene Rhine with dimensions, name of quilter (if known, and it does not need to be you) as well as any other pertinent information you would like to have included in a handout we are going to be compiling in lieu of individual labels. 

Hoping to have more red party people from our August Program too. Feel free to contact me, and please participate as this is a county-wide exhibit to show off our shared passion. Find more information at qacdg.org.

If you have a quilt to contribute, please download and sign the waiver form on our website,
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                  TheresaMorales
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 red for the January 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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