2020 Quilt Trail
Celebrate and learn the art of quilting in March as the Alachua County Library District hosts the 2020 Quilt Trail in partnership with the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild.
Pick up a Quilt Trail bookmark at participating branches and visit each stop to view quilts and quilted works on display. Quilt Trail displays featuring more than 200 pieces will be up at Alachua, Cone Park, Hawthorne, Headquarters, High Springs, Library Partnership, Micanopy, Millhopper, Newberry, Tower Road, and Waldo branches.
Participants can track their progress along the trail on special bookmarks that can be returned to any branch by March 31 to be entered into a raffle for a redwork quilt donated by the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild. The more branches you visit, the more chances you have to win.
Try your hand at quilting or learn a new skill at special programs throughout the Library District in March.
PLEASE NOTE: All programs have been suspended from Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, April 5 out of an abundance of caution due to the outbreak of COVID19 (coronavirus).
Sunday, March 1, 12-2 p.m., Tower Road Branch, All Ages
Watch quilting demonstrations by Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild.
All March, Cone Park Branch, Adults
Visit the Quilt Trail display in the Quiet Reading Room and play quilting games all month. Board games are also available upon request.
Teen Time: SewingSpace
Thursdays March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 4 p.m., Cone Park Branch,
Join us for an introduction to sewing and quilting.
Revisiting Old Beauties: Vintage Quilts
Wednesday, March 11, 12 p.m., Headquarters Branch, All Ages
Celebrate National Quilting Month with a show-and-tell lecture about vintage quilts.
ArtSpace: Beginning to Quilt
Wednesday, March 11 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m., Waldo Branch, Ages 12 and older
Discover the joy of sewing as you learn how to make a simple quilt square and colorful pillowcase with the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild. Registration required.
SewingSpace: Fidget Quilt
Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 p.m., Headquarters Branch, Ages 12 and older
Learn how to sew a fidget quilt. Participants can keep their blanket or donate their quilt for programs designed for patrons with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Art Lab: Print Your Own Fabric
Monday, March 16, 3:30 p.m., Library Partnership Branch, Age 5-18
Print your own fabric for use in your quilts using re-purposed items such as cardboard tubes, corrugated cardboard, and bubble wrap.
Quilt a Mug Rug
Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m., Hawthorne Branch, Ages 5 and older
Quilt a “mug rug” coaster in this hand sewing class.
You've Completed Your Quilt Top, Now What?
Monday, March 23, 3:30 p.m., Millhopper Branch, Adults
The Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild will present a workshop on assembling a quilt, specifically on sandwiching and binding a quilt.
SewingSpace: Quilted Potholders
Friday, March 27, 2:30 p.m., Milhopper Branch, Adults
Try your hand at quilting a potholder or trivet. Sewing machine experience helpful, but not necessary. All materials provided. Registration required.
Advanced Beginner Quilt a Mug Rug
Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m., Hawthorne Branch, Ages 12 and older
Join Jean Genton to create an egg or heart-shaped “mug rug” from your choice of fabrics.