About Our Guild

The Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild, Inc. serves the community through donations, education and extensive community outreach.  We offer our members several quilt bees, programs, workshops, myriad activities, and a three-day Quilters’ Day Camp (held in February).  We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of quilting and related arts for individuals of North Central Florida through education, inspiration and information. 

Since you can’t take the website with you, download our flyer by clicking on QACDG flyer

NEED TO CONTACT US?   Genie White, President, PO Box 357012, Gainesville, FL 32635-7012 

WANT TO JOIN?  Fill out our QACDG MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM and bring it with your dues payment (see below) to a general meeting or snail mail them to Marité Haynes, VP of Membership, PO Box 357012, Gainesville, FL  32635-7012.   

  • DUES:  If you join between January 1 and June 30th, dues are $25 per year; on or after July 1st, dues are $15.00.  Please make checks payable to “QACDG” and include them with your registration form. 

Quilting Bees

Beyond Beginners
Red, White & Blue (quilts for veterans)
Community Service & Beginners
Fiber Art
Hand Quilting & More
Machine Embroidery
Mini Quilts
Scrap Masters

Quilters’ Day Camp (held each February)

Three days of workshops!  Most Day Camp workshops are half-day (so you can take several) and taught by our members.  Lunch, beverages and snacks are provided in the $15 daily registration.  Learn something new, get to know our guild members outside of the monthly meeting and have a LOT of fun! 

Community Service

Since our founding in 2003, our members have made and donated quilts, tote bags, stuffed animals, pillow cases, medical dolls, and doll quilts.   The list grows every year, thanks to our generous members! 

So far in 2017 2003 – 2016
      General Community Service Quilts              goal 200  190   1,477
      Red, White & Blue Quilts (for veterans)       goal   25   4   112
      Pillow cases                                                    goal 200  315   1,409
      Teddy Bears                                                    goal   50 9   635
      Totes                                                                goal   50  112   689
      Medical Dolls w/hospital gowns                  goal    75 114   407
      Doll Quilts                            not requested since 2006 n/a   225

Organizations that have received our community service products include: Grace Marketplace, Florida Baptist Children’s Home, Guardian Ad Litem, Family Promise of Gainesville, Peaceful Paths, Fisher House, Arbor House, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Quilts of Valor, Ronald McDonald House, Shands Hospital, Alachua County Fire Rescue, Art Initiative, Waldo Fire Department, and many other non-profit organizations.

Through our community outreach program, members have taught quilting to children through the Foster Grandparent program, worked with Arbor House to teach quilting skills to their residents, held free quilting programs in the county libraries, and conducted other activities that take QACDG into the community to share our love of quilting. Guild members are invited to help, and new ideas for reaching into our community are always welcome!