Quilt Guild Library
Our guild maintains an extensive library which includes a variety of different quilting techniques. We have traditional books about hand quilting and hand piecing, applique, work with templates, scrap quilting; we stock books for beginner, advanced quilter and the expert: books about art quilts, wearables, specific techniques, and books with special rulers. Our librarian updates the available books to include new publications and favorite "old-timers" likewise. Occasionally she presents a "Librarian's Choice" or a book report session to spark new interest or point members to a specific topic.
Members may check books out for free for a reasonable time
Challenge 2018 / 2020:
One-Patch Quilt Challenge
One-patch quilts are constructed with a single, repeated shape. Examples are Grandmothers Flower Garden, Thousand Pyramids, Apple Core, square, rectangles etc. At least 50 % of the quilts surface must be constructed with a one-patch pattern. Feel free to add any other designs/patterns/blocks to your one-patch.
All entries will be displayed during the 2020 Floyd quilt show.
Each entry has the following size recommendation: between 20" minimum to 42" maximum length on any side.
Deadline is the drop off date for the Floyd Quilt Guild quilt show, May 12, 2020
(note, quilt/s needs to be registered for show).
Scattered Threads - the Floyd Quilt Guild Bee
This group meets after each meeting to sew and socialize. All guild members are invited to bring and work on their own projects; hand and machine work are both welcome. Participating at Scattered Threads is a chance to learn more about each other and discover different quilting techniques such as embroidery, English paper piecing, wool applique, hand piecing and hand quilting.
For additional all-day dates please check the program
Care quilts, formerly "Love Quilts" (charity quilts)
All year long guild members sew care quilts which are distributed to Skyline Nursing Home (~20) and to Christmas for Children (~20) in December. One quilt traditionally goes to New River Valley Cares (NRV Cares) for the Silent Auction. Occasionally some of the Care Quilts are sold at our quilt show boutique.
Quilt for NRV Cares
NRV CARES is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and strengthening families through education,They assists families in need of parenting and child care skills, children"s support network for court cases, and other programs designed to help needy families in the NRV.
Every year we donate one of our best quilts for their fundraising event in the spring.
Every other year the guild creates a quilt to be raffled off by the Jacksonville Center of the Arts. The next quilt is due December 2017.
2006: Baltimore Album Applique with flower border
2008: Applique on point with red sashing
2010: no image
2012: Starry Night quilt with blue background
2014: Sampler Blocks with blue sashing and border
2016: Patriotic Quilt
2018: Log cabin with red center "Diamond setting"
2020: Applique design for a wall size quilt
L.O.V.E. - Virginia Tourism Quilt
is a special one time project the guild took on in 2014/2015.
Sally McC. chaired this committee to coordinate the tourism quilt for The Jacksonville Center commemorating 20 years of operation June 2015. Four quilts will depict the letters L, O, V, E.
Each quilt will have a neutral background. Sallie has one a string pieced background. Gwen Go. pieced one with curved block technique. Bobbie T. created one with applique around the edge and the last background was made with kits given to members . Each quilt has a large crazy quilted letter in the the center in red.
The Quilts were quilted by Betty Ann Tyree from Roanoke.
The project was initiated by Jacksonville Center for the Arts. The LOVE Quilts will be displayed in the large community room and will also be printed, laminated and possibly displayed at the JAX roof.
The idea came from LOVEworks around Virginia
All four quilts are finished and presented to The JAX on September 21, 2015.
An article by Wanda Combs was published in The Floyd Press on September 24th, 2015: