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Saturday, October 4, 2014



Just wanted to send out a quick reminder that this weekend's Sew Day for GLAM will be from 1pm-5pm at the TOWER ROAD library NOT Milhopper library where we meet for our monthly meetings. Milhopper was booked so the Sew Day will be at the Tower Road Library instead.

The address is:

3020 SW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 333-2840

Vanessa will bring the materials to make tablet sleeves if you'd like to help. Bring whatever
projects you are working on for GLAM. Also bring your sewing machine, and extension cord
if you have one and your basic quilting supplies. If you have a portable ironing mat and iron
bring those as well.

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Preparing for GLAM and Modern Quilt Retreat

In case you have missed the last few meetings, Gainesville Modern Quilters has lots of activities coming up. A retreat in May and participation in the GLAM Craft Show in December. Don't forget that we meet the first Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Millhopper Branch of the Alachua County Public Library, Room A at 7 pm. Don't forget to bring show and tell.

Please bring your $70 deposit to reserve your spot for our retreat in May (see post early this month for details). This is a joint retreat with the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild. Space is limited, so don't delay.
We should have lots of fun with like minded quilters.

In preparation for the GLAM Craft Show, December 7, 2014, we have reserved meeting space for sew days to make gifts to sell in our booth. This is a fund raiser for the guild so that we can keep dues low and be able to have some operating funds. For each item that is sold, the maker will receive one half of the proceeds to help compensate for time and materials. The other half will go into the guild's treasury. While everyone is encouraged to make gifts at home, we will be teaching how to make different gifts at the sew days and will let you know what materials to bring. Everyone is encouraged to come and make whatever they would like.

All sew days are on Sunday:

09/28/14 - Millhopper Library (Room A) - 1 - 5 pm
10/05/14 - Millhopper Library (Room A) - 1 - 5 pm
11/02/14 - Tower Road Library (meeting room) - 1 - 5 pm
11/09/14 - JoAnn's Fabric & Crafts (Classroom) 10 am - 7 pm
11/16/14 - JoAnn's Fabric & Crafts (Classroom) 10 am - 7 pm
11/23/14 - JoAnn's Fabric & Crafts (Classroom) 10 am - 7 pm

Come when you can and for as long as you can. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Irons will be provided.

Here is a list of items that have been suggested for gift items. We will have quilts on display, but really don't expect to sell any of them, as it seems everyone is looking for inexpensive gifts.

Appliqued Baby Onsies
Whole Cloth Baby Quilts
Flannel Baby Blankets 
Napkins (Fringed and Hemmed)
Throw pillows
Key Fobs
Crochet/Knit Wash Cloths
Little Girl Skirts (2 - 3 T and 4 - 5 T)
Tissue Holders 
Pot Holders
Tea Towels
Shoe Laces
Crochet flower pins 
Crochet head bands

If you can think of any other gift ideas, please let us know. In keeping with the guild's purpose, please use modern fabrics. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from fellow guild members and have fun at the same time. I hope to see YOU at one of the sew days.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Membership in The Modern Quilt Guild

I want to thank all the members that made this possible. Our guild is now officially a chapter of THE Modern Quilt Guild. All dues paying members should have received a welcome email from MQG. Be sure to activate your account so that you will have access to the members only portion of the MQG website. Please join our group on the MQG website, this is where we will be making announcements for the paid members.

Modern Quilt Retreat - Update

We have updated information on the Modern Quilt Retreat. We finally made contact with the first choice venue. It is closer to Gainesville, less expensive and does not require a minimum. This is a combined retreat of Gainesville Modern Quilters and the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild.

Venue: Luther Springs, 264 Vause Lake Road, Hawthorne, FL 32640 (approximately 35 miles east of NW Gainesville)

Dates: Thursday, May 7th through Sunday, May 10th, 2015 (Mother's Day weekend)

Cost: $175 per person double occupancy (includes 3 nights, 4 days, 7 meals (Sat, Sun & Sunday Brunch), bed linens and towels

Deposit: To reserve your spot bring $70 (cash or check) to our meeting on September 4, 2014.

Balance: We will have more information on this as we complete negotiations with the venue. We should be able to accept credit card payments by then.

Make checks payable to: Gainesville Modern Quilters, Inc.

If mailing check, mail to: Gainesville Modern Quilters, Inc.
                                         P. O. Box 358533
                                         Gainesville, FL 32635

Directions: Map on Luther Springs website

What to bring: projects that you would like to work on, heavy hors d'oeuvres, snacks or desserts to share for our Thursday night meal, other snacks you might require for the weekend, sewing machine, iron and basic sewing supplies.

Why should you come? Spend a relaxing weekend with like minded modern quilters. Get an update on QuiltCon. Learn more about modern quilting. Get inspired.

Who should come? anyone interested in modern quilting, however priority will be given to members of the Gainesville Modern Quilters and the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild

Make reservations or have questions: email lora@dragonflyquiltworks.com

Sew Day - August 24

Vanessa has not been able to make a connection with the education coordinator at JoAnn's, therefore we will NOT be having a sew day this Sunday, August 24. We will advise of future sew days as she is able to reserve the classroom at JoAnn's.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Modern Quilting Retreat?!

Hi all! I'm behind on some posts here but wanted to take a quick minute to send this one out since we are working with a tight timeline.  Are you interested in attending a weekend long modern quilting retreat in Leesburg, FL (about 1.5 hr drive from Gainesville) in May 2015?!  Here are some details:

• 3 nights (double occupancy) with 9 meals (Thursday supper through Sunday lunch) is $222 per person. 

• 3 nights (single occupancy) with 9 meals is $297 per person.

Right now we are looking at the weekend of May 7-10, 2015.  To reserve the space we would need to act fast so we are looking at collecting deposits at our September 3, 2014 meeting. If so, the deposit would likely be around $70.  If you are interested please leave a comment below so we can get a head count and see if we can meet the minimum. If we can make this work it is sure to be a fabulous time!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sew Day - July 27

All members are welcome to a the Gainesville Modern Quilters Sew Day on July 27 at JoAnn Fabrics (Butler Plaza) from 10 am to 6 pm. We have reserved JoAnn's classroom for the event.

We will be making the Lattice Bones quilt by Julie Hirt as published on the Moda Bake Shop. Please refer to the pattern here.

This pattern utilizes pre-cut fabric (jelly rolls). However, if you chose to use yardage, please see my blog post about cutting and piecing to get you started. There isn't alot of room to cut fabric in the JoAnn's classroom, so you might want to get this prep work done at home and then just spend the day sewing.

If you are newer quilter, there will be experienced quilters on hand to help you. I have personally pre-tested the pattern and I think the quilts will be awesome.

These quilts are yours to do what you want with. It is not a charity project. If you want to work on something else, please feel free to bring any UFO you want to work on. This event is designed to build camaraderie, encouragement and to explore modern quilting. Please post comments if you have any questions or comments.