Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #102


October 2nd, 2006


Quilting Friends,


I haven’t shared this information in a while, but in this age of worrying about Identity Theft and credit report mistakes, I’m a big fan of turning OFF the flow of unsolicited credit applications in the following way:


To opt out of credit card offers/apps, for all three bureaus, call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688).  Realize you will need to give out your SSN here, but its OK to do in this arena.


A student’srequest: 

Question regarding applique/hand quilting lessons for two of us who live in the Boynton Beach/Lake Worth area.  Two shops have recently closed in this area making our search that much more difficult.  We cannot seem to find anyone who is willing to give us several lessons in our home(s).  We both know how to use a sewing machine and can do hand sewing, but really do not know much about the disciplines mentioned above.  We have some idea, but really need direction.

Can you help us?


Thank you.


Mindy Gross  (Marv144@aol.com)


As always, if you have email changes, drop me a line at subscribe@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




Sept 14 - Dec 6 Quilt Show in Tallahassee (#101))


Sept 30- Oct 28 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne (#102)


Oct 6-7 Sue Benner Workshop in Ft. Myers www.artquiltersunlimited.com (#101)


Oct 13-15 Quilt Show in North Carolina www.smokymtnquilters.org  (#99)


Oct 14 Ann the Gran Workshop in Orlando (#102)


Oct 15 Workshop in Ft. Myers blithgow2001us@yahoo.com (#102)


Oct 18 Celtic Interlace Class In Tampa (#102)


Oct 19-21 Shop Hop in West Central Florida debsquiltbasket@aol.com (#99)


Oct 20-22 Quilt Show in White Springs www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster>. (#101)


Oct 25,27,28 Jamie Wallen Workshop in Palm Coast elaine@elainequilts.com (#99)


Oct  27-30 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg Talacam@aol.com (#92)


Nov 3-4 Quilt Show in Ocala CRQShow@earthlink.net (#100)


Nov 7-8 Jan Mullen Workshops in Orange Park http://www.countrycrossroad.com  (#101)


Nov 10 & 11 Quilt Show in Davenport    Davenporthistsociety@msn.com (#100)


Nov 16-18 Bonnie Browning Lecture & Workshops in Hudson registrar@westpascoquilters.org (#101)


Nov 17-19 SSQA Retreat & Annual Meeting in Lake Yale sunsky@comcast.net (#102)


Nov 26 Quilt Cruise www.engelquilts.com (#93)




Jan 5-7 Elly Sienkiewicz Workshop  in Jacksonville 904-880-6656 (#99)


Jan 19-20 Quilt Show in Orlando www.FloridaCabinFever.com (#100)


Jan 26-27 Quilt Show in The Villiages charliefull@thevillages.net (#97)


Jan 26-27 Quilt Show in Largo www.stpaulumc.org (#99)


Feb 9-10 Quilt Show in Naples Bionfam@earthlink.net  (#100)


Feb 9-11 Shop Hop in Central Florida http://flshophop.alturl.com (#102)


Feb 15-16 Quilt Show in Tampa www.quiltersworkshop.org (#101)


Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda quiltcozy@comcast.net  (#98)


Mar 1-2 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora LCQGquiltshow@hotmail.com (#99)


Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Titusville Spacecoastquilters.com (#102)


March 9-10 Quilt Show in Sarasota  www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/quiltshow.htm (#102)


Mar 13-19 Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#101)


March 16-18 Quilt Expo 07 in Ft Lauderdale


March 16-17 Quilt Show in Cyrstal River http://www.geocities.com/creativeqcc/index.htm (#102)


Mar 31-Apr 1 Judith Trager Workshop in Ft. Myers 239-541-0226 (#92)


May 5-6 Quilt Show in Gainesville (#101)


May 23-25 Handwork Retreat in the Smokies www.cindyblackberg.com (#102)


May 23-27 TAS National Quilt Show & Convention  laurajbr@mac.com  (#89)


July 10-17 Quilting on the River Cruise MarthaIna@aol.com  (#101)




Jan 11-12 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com (#102)






This month there are several great opportunities to show off your talents.


Remember, opportunities come in lots of different shapes, sizes and textures so if you know of any quilt-related “opportunities” in general, please send them to me at fqn_ops@yahoo.com so they can be shared with everyone next month.


And, without further adieu, here are some fun “Opportunities” to consider:




The AQS Quilt Show & Contest
The American Quilter's Society invites quilters from around the
world to enter the first AQS Online Quilt Contest, presented by
Gammill Quilting Systems. Over $15,000 will be awarded in prizes!
· All quilters are welcome to enter.
· Voters will determine the winners.
· Contestant, Viewer, and Voter prizes will be awarded including a 
  trip to the 2007 AQS Quilt Show & Contest!
· The top 15 quilts selected by voters will be included in a special 
  quilt exhibition at the April quilt show.
For more information, rules, and to view entries, please visit
Enter today - the deadline for entries is October 13, 2006.  Voting
begins October 17, 2006.
10th Annual Best Little Quilt Show in Texas
Colorado Valley Quilt Guild is accepting entries for the 10th annual 
Best Little Quilt Show in Texas.  This is an open show and anyone may 
enter.  The show is always the last Friday & Saturday in February.  Deadline for entry form is January 16, 2007.
For a copy of rules and entry form, send a #10 self-addressed, stamped
envelope to:
P O BOX 165
LA GRANGE TX 78945-0165
Last they had 147 entries in 10 judged categories in Artisan and
Professional/Master divisions.



HGTV Talent Search:


“HGTV is looking for fun and charismatic independent crafters to profile on our brand new show, ‘That’s Clever!’ (formerly Crafters Coast to Coast). If you have a special talent for creating cool and unique items that have your friends and family raving, then you just might be the perfect candidate for our show. To be considered for this exciting and hip new show, e-mail a recent picture of yourself (smile!) along with images of your craft. Pictures must be sent via e-mail as electronic attachments. Include your contact information, location and a short bio. Please do not send multiple or follow-up e-mails. Due to a high volume of submissions, only selected individuals will be contacted.” Send to:  thatsclever@wellergrossman.com


(Note: This was listed with no stated deadline in the May issue of Art Calendar magazine.)



********* you do not have to be a member to attend. ***********

November 17, Friday 2006 arrive at noon
Depart  Sunday, November 19

What is fun, fun and more fun than you can stand?
Sewing with friends, laughing, eating and not cooking or cleaning up, sleeping over to sew more the next day, eating tons more food with no cooking or clean up, finishing a project that you've been working on for years-or starting a new one and getting it done (just in time for the holidays!), sleeping over again, show and tell to die for, more food with no cooking or clean up (you just can't beat that) and memories to last for years! (Some of our members are pretty funny--and sewing clever too.) We'll have door prize drawings, a fat quarter give away, several demos of easy-to-make gift items and all kinds of things to keep us busy during sewing breaks.

Where is Lake Yale? Near Leesburg!. It's a beautiful country setting in Lake County with huge oak trees a lake, pool and beautiful sights. Everything is right there, no driving once you get there (except maybe the quilt shop!)! You can sew like crazy or sew a little and relax with quilting friends. Just a short walk to your room at night. Check it out at:  www.lybcc.com

How about that LOW, LOW cost! Two nights sleep over (Friday night and Saturday night), a beautiful sewing room that opens really early and closes really late so you can sew till you drop for 2 days, and five meals, served cafeteria style (also soup & salad bar AND dessert bar!).

How much do you think all this would cost? Hundreds? Ha! Not for us quilters that love a bargain (so we can spend more on fabric). It's all inclusive for only $120.00 per member, two to a room ($130 non-members). There are a limited number of single rooms for $170. Bring your friends...this is open to everyone!

Rooms must be reserved by SEPT. 16th so send in your registration form as soon as possible!
Printable registration form

QUESTIONS?  Sunnie Malesky (904-262-0268)  sunsky@comcast.net

Kelly Woodworth (352-771-0115)   kellyjow@mpinet.






Cindy Blackberg recently moved to Tennessee and is still traveling and teaching quilting around the country.   By popular demand she is presenting a seminar called "Handwork in the Smokies" from May 23-25, 2007.  The seminar will be held in Townsend, Tennessee on the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies" just 20 miles from the Knoxville airport.  Cindy has designed a quilt exclusively for the seminar called "Mountain Blossoms."  Visit Cindy's website at www.cindyblackberg.com for more information


Suzanne's Quilt Shop has moved. Our new address is
9 First Street S.E.
Moultrie, GA 31768

Watch for our Grand Opening in October. We are located 1 hour North of Tallahasse. We miss our Florida friends but are happy to be near our grandkids. Come visit us and enjoy some Southern hospitality.





October 15, 2006 - Southwest Florida Quilters' Guild will be having a Gail Frank workshop featuring a Christmas table runner, Christmas tree skirt or Christmas wall hanging.  The workshop will be held at Terry Park in Fort Myers, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and is now open to other guilds.  The fee will be $25 for non members of SWFQG. This is an excellent chance for working gals or guys to take advantage of a workshop being held on a Sunday instead of a week day.   Contact Bette Lithgow, Vice President & Education Chair, (239) 278-3019 or e-mail blithgow2001us@yahoo.com .  Supply list and map to Terry Park will be sent out upon receipt of stated fee - checks to be made payable to Southwest Florida Quilters' Guild.  Gail Frank is well known teacher in southwest Florida having taught at FabricMart for many years.  She is now associated with A Stitch Connection, Inc. in Port Charlotte.






Name of Show: "Celebrate the Spirit of Sisterhood: A Common Thread"


Location: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota


Hours: March 9-10, 2007

Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Admission: $6.00/one day; $10.00/two days


Features: TWO quilt raffles, 1 sewing machine raffle, Keepsake Quilting Challenge Exhibit, Judged Entries (NQA Judge), Door Prizes, Merchants Mall with demos, Small and Mini Quilt Auction each day, Unique Boutique including silent block auction, food on the premises.


Contact name: Linda Nichols

Contact Phone Number 941-705-9426

Contact e-mail: bviharmony@comcast.net


Website:  www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/quiltshow.htm


Buses Welcome!


Thanks for your interest,

Linda Nichols, co-chair






The Tenth Biennial Quilt Show "Crazy for Quilting" will be March 16 & 17, 2006 at the  National Guard Armory in Crystal River.  For more and updated information see the web page at http://www.geocities.com/creativeqcc/index.htm .






Southwest FL Quilters Guild www.swfqg.com

 Florida Celebrates Quilts 2008

"Vibrant Visions of Florida"

Fri Jan 11 and Sat Jan 12 2008

Lee Civic Center Fort Myers FL

Contact: Nadine Tourtillott 239-948-0422 nadinecc@aol.com

Co-chair / vendor chair Cathi Boerio gumshoe@comcast.net






“Use of the Color Orange” is the theme of this year’s Kumquat/Citrus Quilt Challenge, sponsored by East Pasco Quilters.  Orange is the color of the kumquat.  Quilters may incorporate other colors and materials depicting fruits. 


The quilt challenge is held in conjunction with Dade City’s 10th Annual Kumquat Festival, which draws approximately 35,000 people annually. 


Entries are welcome in each of 3 categories:

Quilts – wall hangings, table runners, etc. with perimeters no greater than 172” and 4” sleeves for hanging.  Handmade and machine quilts are eligible.

Clothing – all unique items are eligible.  Entries must not be mass-produced.

Miscellaneous – purses, totes, dolls, etc., which must be able to be displayed.


All entrants are welcome to include a paragraph describing the item and how it reflects the citrus industry. 


Judges will award Best of Show medallions to exhibitors in each of the three categories.  The judging, on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, will be open to the public.  All entries will be displayed on the day of the Kumquat Festival, Saturday, January 27, at an indoor, supervised venue. 


At the close of the Kumquat Festival, People’s Choice medallions will be awarded to the entries in each of the three categories receiving the largest number of votes from festival visitors.


All entries must be delivered to the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, 14112 8th Street, Dade City, by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 19.


For complete rules and entry forms, contact:


East Pasco Quilters, Rozanne Ritter, (813) 862-2815, epquilters@yahoo.com, or


Dade City Chamber of Commerce, (352) 567-3769, info@dadecitychamber.org.






Dirty Dozen Exposed! III

From September 30th through October 28th, Boutique 4 Quilters, in Melbourne, will host an exhibit of over 40 art quilts, made by the Dirty Dozen Art Quilters.


The exhibit, "Dirty Dozen Exposed! III" will feature original quilts made with a variety of techniques and materials, including several group projects.  You're invited to a reception on September 30th, from 1-3 PM. Come enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists, and see what these innovative gals have been up to.  You can also view the exhibit during regular store hours.


Boutique 4 Quilters is located at 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd.,  (behind Melbourne Square Mall.)  Store hours are M-F 9:30-5 (Wed. till 7), Sa 9:30-4.


Phone 321-768-2060





We have a few openings still available for a workshop with Philomena Durcan (celticquilts.com)

Wednesday 18th October 10.00 - 4.00

It will be held at Measurement Inc.
3627B W Waters Ave
(corner of Waters and Dale Mabry).

For Details call Sue Kirley (813) 714-6053 at Quilters Workshop of Tampa





Stitch-regulated Gammill Quilting Machine, purchase date was April 28, 2005

12 foot pivotal access stand

Hydraulic height adjustment as well as casters

Second set of zipper leaders

Drafting chair

WorkStation for circles, ovals, fans, stars & more

Stand alone Bobbin Winder


Needles, bobbins & thread

Books, rulers & patterns

Instructional CD and tapes



Louise Repath

Melbourne, Florida









Orlando Chapter  PRESENTS



      Catalog Xpress & In The Hoop



              Lecture and Luncheon

           Saturday, Oct. 14th. 9:30-2:30

           Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn

            110 South Orlando Avenue

                Winter Park, Fl. 32789

                       407 647-1166


Catalog Xpress, designed to organize your embroidery designs.  Free demo CD’s for

everyone attending and a special benefit to ASG if purchasing the program.  Also, a

tutorial on appliqué in the embroidery hoop.


Make your reservation now
 ASG Members $25.00

Non-Members $30.00





Phone:                            Amount Enclosed:


Make check payable to Orlando Chapter ASG and mail to:

Susie Cooper, Special Events ASG, 2760 S. Tanner Rd., Orlando Fl 32820

Questions? Call 407 568-2817 or e-mail fergie0082@aol.com

Tickets will not be mailed, but held for you at the door.






Quilting From The Heart VIII
March 9th and 10th  2007
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Carol Kohlscheen
carolannkohl@ aol.com
Phone 267-9194
Brevard Community College Gymnatorium

1311 North US#1
Titusville, Florida 32796

Space Coast Quilter

Titusville, Florida 32781-2996


web site:  spacecoastquilters.com


speakers - 1 each day at a given time


Quilts, Wall Hanging, Wearables, Boutique, Vendors, Donation Quilt, Hoffman Challenge display, Certified Quilt Appraisal (Fee) , Antique Quilt Display

Speakers and lectures daily , Chinese Auction, Silent Auction, Food Court, Feed Sack Display, Christmas Display



Admission: $5:00






The Central Florida Shop Hop will be held February 9th through 11th.


Website is http://flshophop.alturl.com




Simply Quilts October, 2006 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Oct 02, Monday  08:30 am        #1003 Hanging By A Thread with Priscilla Bianchi

Oct 03, Tuesday         08:30 am        #704 Modern Crazy Quilts with Betty Pillsbury

Oct 04, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1004 Juke Box with Sharon Schamber

Oct 05, Thursday        08:30 am        #705 Mosaic Quilts with Shannon Williams

Oct 06, Friday  08:30 am        #706 Japanese Quilts with Kitty Pippen

Oct 09, Monday  08:30 am        #1005 Trapunto with Karen McTavish

Oct 10, Tuesday         08:30 am        #707 Raw-Edge Applique

Oct 11, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1006 Fabric Bowls with Linda Johansen

Oct 12, Thursday        08:30 am        #708 Fantasy to Fabric

Oct 13, Friday  08:30 am        #709 Romance with Chintz with Brenda Papadakis

Oct 16, Monday  08:30 am        #1007 Ribbon Applique with Wendy Grande

Oct 17, Tuesday         08:30 am        #710 Painted Silk with Sheila Raven

Oct 18, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1039 "Boo!" w/ Liz Analeski

Oct 19, Thursday        08:30 am        #711 I Love a Challenge with Billie Lauder

Oct 20, Friday  08:30 am        #712 Civil War Women with Barbara Brackman

Oct 23, Monday  08:30 am        #1008 Wish Upon a Hunter Star with Jan Krentz

Oct 24, Tuesday         08:30 am        #713 All Around The World with Leela Cherian

Oct 25, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1009 Sketch to Quilt with Yvonne Porcella

Oct 26, Thursday        08:30 am        #665 Stenciled Pumpkins w/ Vicki Garnas

Oct 27, Friday  08:30 am        #716 African Mask Quilt

Oct 30, Monday  08:30 am        #1010 Scrapbag Wars with Kelly Gallager

Oct 31, Tuesday         08:30 am        #717 For The Birds with Jaynette Huff


Simply Quilts October, 2006 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

Oct 03, Tuesday         10:30 am        #814 Braided Borders w/ Joe Flynn

Oct 10, Tuesday         10:30 am        #815 Dream Saving Space w/ Myrna Giesbrecht

Oct 17, Tuesday         10:30 am        #816 Enchanted Views with Dilys Fronks

Oct 24, Tuesday         10:30 am        #817 Teenage Quilters with Brett & LeAnna Christopher

Oct 31, Tuesday         10:30 am        TBA