Start Planting Your Summer Vegetables -- and Quilts -- Now
It's March! Do you have your  beans, tomatoes, squash or corn planted? This is the time to get them started! Do you have a new quilt planned? This is the time to get that started too, for your "Spring/Summer Quilt Harvest."

Don't forget to take a moment in your errands to visit one (or all!) of Alachua County's libraries to gawk at QACDG's quilt display on the 2020 Quilt Trail. 
Theresa Morales
Madame President
WHERE: Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street
WHEN: Thurs. March 5, 2020
Social Time: 9:30 - 10 am Meeting: 10 am - noon
 After the Guild Meeting: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
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!)," discuss the book development process and offer books and supplies.

  Linda Hahn will teach Madison Avenue Modern (New York Beauty Electrified). “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. Kit required. $17.
Newbie Bee
We meet at 1 p.m, on the 4th Thursday of each month (March 26). 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., March, 26, from 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Carla Action

Mini Bee
In March, Connie Lucas will present the second part of her program on color. Please bring in your completed pieced blocks (as directed by Connie) if you are going to take part in the project.

Of course -- bring show and tell and we will have fun. See you then!  
Laura Jo nes

Machine Embroidery Bee
We meet on Thurs., March 12, at 9:30 am. Our theme for March will be "green." Celeste Beck will be giving a demonstration on embroidery machine Edge to Edge Quilting.

Hope to see you there.
Janet Verville & Cindy

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

We meet March 16, the 3rd Monday of the month, 1-3 pm, at the Senior Center. Join us and bring something to work on.
Joy Avery

Kumihimo Braiders and More
Join us on Mon., March 23, at 1 pm.
Linda Cowell
Fiber Art Bee
FAB will join the Slow Stitching Movement on Thurs., March 12, with a workshop on Stitch Meditation, taught by Nancy Roberts.

Bring your embroidery threads, needles, scissors and embellishments. Take the scenic route and enjoy the mindfulness that comes with creative hand-stitching.

Beyond Beginner Bee
We meet on Thurs., March, 26, 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 March.
Laura Sills

2020 Raffle Quilt
2020 Raffle Quilt
Community Service Bee
Thanks to everyone who helped at our Sew-per Bowl at the end of January. So far members have made 6 totes, 4 quilts tops and 22 pillowcases from the NFL fabric. There are still several bolts of fabric available for new projects. Please see one of the Community Service Bee Keepers for information.    
Just like Herman’s Hermits, quilters are in love with “Bits and Pieces!” Thanks to everyone who donated and sewed scraps during Day Camp. We can’t wait to see those bits and pieces turned into service projects. 
We’ve been a busy bee so far this year. Donations to date include 39 quilts; 18 totes, walker totes and backpacks; and 43 pillowcases.  We also have received 14 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, Medical Dolls and Medical Gowns : Te’ Haynes, Linda Cowell, Regina Rustemier, Cathy Alsmeyer, Ann Taylor, Theresa Morales, Emily Schaefer and Iona Malanchuk.
Finished Quilts : Lynn Bryan, Prue Trefethen, Marie Davis, Te' Haynes, Rosemary Bakker, Carol Wilkerson, Chris Beriau, Penny Erickson, Regina Rustemeir, Genie White, Gail Benz, Jeannie Fiedler and Diana Lawrence.
Tops : Kathy Davis, Helen Davis, Linda Heggy and Cathy Alsmeyer.
Pillowcases : Mary Ann Plance, Judith Allen, Lynn Bryan, Rosemary Bakker, Prue Trefethen, Therese Valdore, and Diana Lawrence.
Tote Bags and Backpacks : Chris Beriau and Carla Action.
NICU Hearts : Carla Action.  
Gail Benz, Anna Rasmussen, Gennette Gailey, Carol Wilkerson

March will put QACDG on the map -- the Quilt Trail Map, that is, as we launch this unique partnership with the the Alachua County Library District.

Throughout the month of March, every library in the county (except Archer) will showcase quilts by our members and provide QACDG workshops and demonstrations to the public. The Quilt Trail will introduce residents to the many styles of quilting and inspire them to explore this art form.

Library patrons can pick up "passports" and get them stamped at every library they visit. Completed passports can be included in a raffle for a redwork quilt. (QACDG cannot participate in this raffle, but get your passport stamped and turn them into to guild to be included in our members raffle in April).

Click here to see the Library District's announcement of the Quilt Trail, a list of workshops and a map of the county's libraries.
Thank You, Volunteers!
QACDG sends a huge thank-you to the many members who made the 2020 Day Camp successful. It takes a lot of quilter-power to organize a three-day quilt-a-thon -- from booking the site, to wrangling instructors, planning lunch, teaching classes and many, many, many more tasks.

We are fortunate to have so many giving -- and talented -- people in our midst!

See more photos at the end of this newsletter.
New Members
Please welcome our new members: 

Fern Glavin
Judy Gookin
Margie Katz

The QACDG 2020 Membership Book
has gone to the printers, and will be ready soon.
If you have not yet paid your $25 dues for 2020, please remember to bring a check or cash to the March 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 March Birthdays

Rosemary Bakker
Claire Batchelder Christine Beriau
Haydée Britton
Rose Carlson
Sally Glaze
Jane Inouye
Lucy Jackson
Laurie Jennings

Barbara Lindsey
Theresa Morales
Beverly Noll
Adelheid Olivier
Gloria Parker
Patt Patton
Helene Rhine
Beth Sherman

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.” She will bring her books to sell separately or in bundles and foundation piecing kits from her books. She accepts cash/check/Visa/MC. Items will be sold at a discount with no added taxes.
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. Kit required. $17. There are five spaces still open.


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."


AFTER THE GUILD WORKSHOPS NEEDED:  Aug. 6, Sept. 3, and Oct. 1. Guild members receive the fees paid by attendees ($15/person). 

APRIL 30, 5th Thursday, available  for bees to use for a wonderful long project or individuals to teach us something! 
Te' Haynes,
  • If you would like to volunteer to be a greeter, see Theresa Morales.
  • Barbara Lindsey will be in charge of the raffle quilt.
  • Quilts by the River, a two-day quilt show in Palatka on April 17 and 18, needs volunteers to help with setup, judging and breakdown. We will have a table to sell handmade items.
  • Community service needs donations of larger fabric pieces
  • Trenton Quilt Festival, Sat., March 21, needs four volunteers per two-hour shifts, between 9 am and 4 pm. We will be in the Title Company building.
  • Bev Cheuvront announced the QADCG web page is being updated and will be a bit wonky until updates are completed.

  • Marie Davis reported that 93 members, three visitors and two new members were present. 

Treasurer's Report
Presented by Genie White  

Checking Balance as of 2/03/2020          $9,446.66
Savings Account Balance as of 2/03/2020         $ 7,601.19
Total Checking and Savings as of 2/03/2020     $ 17,047.85

Inflow as of 2/03/2020         $ 1,889.00
Outflow as of 2/03/2020        $ 2618.18
Overall total as of 2/03/2020  $  -729.18

Genie reminded the bees to put a request into the board if funds are needed.

Secret Siblings
Peggy DiNegro announced there is still time to sign up for the 2020 Secret Sibling. See her for the form. 
Barbara Denahan

Teddy Pruett
Quilt historian Teddy Pruett of Lake City presented an in-depth talk on the differences between Northern and Southern quilts at the guild's February meeting. Teddy is a retired quilt appraiser and has published in quilting magazines, as well as being a talented quilter and great storyteller.

Teddy brought vintage quilts from both regions to illustrate the stye differences by region, especially during the psot-Civil War era. At that time, many Southerners were left destitute. Quilts were primarily made for utilitarian use and often were constrcted from leftover fabrics, old clothes or feed sacks. Workmanship was "casual," as Teddy described it. Quilting often was done in a circular format.

Northern quilts, on the other hand, tended to be precise and symetrical. Post-Civil War, Northern quilters had more resources, could afford better fabric and had more leisure time to create carefully crafted quilts.

In her role as an appraiser, Teddy occasionally had to take quilts apart. In doing so, she discovered the ingenuity of quilters who had to make do with unusual supplies. Among these, she found quilters who substituted batting with swimming suits, underwear -- and even bath mats!

Alachua County libraries will be a visual feast in March, as the quilt trail wends its way throughout the region. At left is a quilt by Jane Rhoden at the Millhopper Library. Right features a wall of quilts at the Newberry branch.
2020 Quilt Trail
So very proud of our Quilt Trail 2020 effort and grateful to all the people who helped make it happen. I'm looking forward to calling them out with lots of applause at our March meeting. Hope everyone will be visiting the exhibits, taking family and friends too!
Special Projects
 I'm still trying to come up with a special project or challenge for this year. Suggestions would be appreciated. 
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

  • 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 a pastel color for the March 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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