Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #103


November 9, 2006


Quilting Friends,



I just spent a wonderful weekend in Charleston with my 5 sisters, and we packed in so much (tours, shopping, restaurants, a show, gabbing till 2am), that it took me a few days to recover.  Hence, the delay in getting this newsletter out.  There is a smaller amount of info this month, and I’m hoping that will help our AOL friends actually GET the newsletter this month.  If you are on AOL and finally receiving this, please let me know.  Maybe I’ll break the newsletter into two parts from now on, if called for.


Oh, by the way, check out the last picture in my gallery for a peak at all six of us in Charleston: http://www.floridaquiltnetwork.com/pictures.html . I’m third from the left.


If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one.


I wanted to pass this on to any licensed driver I know in the state of Florida, this is good information so make sure you forward this one on. This became effective in the state of Florida as of 10/02/2006


You can have 2 emergency contacts attached to your FLORIDA driver’s license.  In other words, if you are in an accident and they run your drivers license 2 emergency contacts will pop up so they do not have to search for relatives.

 Go to www.hsmv.state.fl.us go to emergency contacts, put in your drivers license and then it will ask for the name, address, and phone number of 2 people you want to have contacted, save and your done.

Finally, if you live in Central Florida, check out the Shop Hop THIS WEEKEND (first item after Stacey’s Opportunity Column).

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))


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


Nov 10 & 11 Shop Hop in Central Florida  407-767-5123 (#103)


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 19-21 Doll Show in Orlando www.idexshows.com (#103)


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)


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)


Mar 7-8 Quilt Show  in Palmetto isulliva@aol.com (#103)





I recently learned of an organization called “Sew Much Comfort” and was so immediately impressed with their work that I wanted to let the whole world know about them. For those of you who don’t know about their important work, the following provides some basic information, taken directly from their website.


Serving Those Who Serve Us
Thank you for your interest in Sew Much Comfort.  American military personnel are serving our country in a variety of dangerous situations and locations. As a result of discharging their duties, a number of them are seriously wounded or injured. Modern medical technology is having great success saving the lives of these hero's; however, medicine doesn't address some of their basic needs, such as clothing that will accommodate medical devices and situations - braces, fixators, casts, prosthetics and burns. Many of the wounded troops are left with a hospital gown as their only clothing option.

Mission Statement:
Sew Much Comfort; a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization is filling the "adaptive clothing" need for these special patients. Our mission is to design, create and deliver customized clothing for these brave troops. Adaptive clothing accommodates their medical devices and situations, provides ease of use, personal independence and minimizes the visual impact of their medical condition. The goal is to provide each soldier with an individually designed and tailored wardrobe of adaptive clothing, in order to provide them comfort and maintain their dignity, thereby facilitating the healing process.

This project is dependent on the generosity and skill of countless Americans who wish to show their support to the wounded soldiers who have given so much of themselves in serving this country. Please help us give these heroes a tangible symbol of our support for them in all phases of their recovery from battlefield to home.


This organization’s one-stitch-at-a-time work depends upon the generous and talented hands of volunteer seamstresses. There is a woman in Central Florida who will be coordinating workshops and sewing sessions starting in January 2007 and I will post that specific information in next month’s newsletter. In the meantime, it gives you time to think about ways that your quilting or sewing guild can participate. I encourage anyone interested in learning more to go to their website at: www.sewmuchcomfort.org


Here are some other “Opportunities” to consider:




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.


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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.








November 10, 11 & 12, 2006

Friday & Saturday  9:00 - 5:00 &

Sunday 12:00 - 4:00






You will receive a FREE CHARM BRACELET when you register & purchase your passport.




During the hop, have your passport stamped and receive a free pewter charm.  You will get a second charm with a $25 purchase!!!


Pre-purchase your passport for $5 

 During the hop, $6.00


Participating Quilt Shops:


Material Girl Quilt Shop 319A  W. Main St, Apopka 32712  407-884-0660

Quilting Friends   947 N. Donnelly, Mt. Dora 32757 352-383-9990

Busy Fingers Quilt Shop   460 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd Ste 112, Longwood 407-767-5123

Cornerstone Quilt Shop  5953 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 32807  407-207-6500

Apopka Quilt Company 380 Semoran Commerce Place Ste 101A, Apopka 407-889-0077

Bernina Sewing Center 1115 Vidina Place, Oviedo 407-366-8200 (next to Michaels)

Quilter’s Cove 3020 Lamberton Blvd Ste 107, Orlando  407-207-0225







An invitation to all Florida Quilters! Vibrant Visions of Florida state wide challenge is off and running! Sponsored by Florida Celebrates Quilts 2008. Challenge is open to all Quilters in our state first prize $200.00 second prize $150.00 third prize a $75,00 gift certificate. Entries are due by Nov. 30 2007. Rules and a listing of shops selling the challenge fabric and be downloaded from our website www.swfqg.com Questions? email Linda at lengelbrecht@ comcast.net or Nadine at nadinecc@aol. com  All entries will be on display at our Florida Celebrates Quilts 2008 show held Jan 11 and 12 2008 at Lee Civic Center Fort Myers Fl.





IDEX Collectible Doll and Teddy Bear Show - The largest gathering of collectible doll and teddy bear talent in the world on January 19-21, 2007 at the Orlando Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Resort & Convention Center. This is the Premiere Event for the Trade and an Extraordinary Experience for Collectors. Don't miss the unveiling of the 2007 collections, fabulous events, workshops, & seminars! There will be a Florida UFDC (United Federation of Doll Collectors) day and Girl Scout Day! Complete Info and Discount coupons available at www.idexshows.com

Email: idex@mindspring.com or phone 770-632-0210.




We have a bus going to the Paducah show from the Melbourne area and need 8 more participants to complete our goal.  Could you spread the word and maybe someone would be interested. 

Contact: Joan Fachetti: joanellend@msn.com.






March 7 & 8, 2008  "Quilting to the Rhythm of Life"  Manatee Patchworkers Guild


                                      Manatee Convention & Civic Center


                                      One Haben Blvd. Palmetto, Fl 34220


                                       Admission $6       Tour buses welcome


                                       National Quilt Teacher Billie Lauder


                                        NQA Appraiser Teddi Pruett


                                        Vendors from many states


                                        Hundreds of quilts displayed, demonstrations, opportunity quilt,

                                        prizes, quilts for sale, silent auction, bed turning display,                                                 challenge contest



Contact:     Irene Shatz

                 2008 Quilt Show Co-Chair





Simply Quilts November, 2006 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Nov 10, Friday             08:30 am        #722 Heirlooms, Past, Present & Future with Nancy Kirk

Nov 13, Monday             08:30 am        #1014 Creative Machine Stitching w/ Patricia Nelson

Nov 14, Tuesday             08:30 am        #723 Ghost Layers with Katie Pasquini

Nov 15, Wednesday             08:30 am        #1015 By the Letter w/ Mary Lou Hallenbeck

Nov 16, Thursday             08:30 am        #724 Quilting with Kids with Barbara Eikmeier

Nov 17, Friday             08:30 am        #725 No Dragons with Jean Ray Laury

Nov 20, Monday             08:30 am        #1016 Inking Art Quilts w/ Lura Schwarz

Nov 21, Tuesday             08:30 am        #727 The Perfect Stitch with Didi McElroy

Nov 22, Wednesday             08:30 am        #1017 The Quiltmaker's Journey w/ Beth Ann Williams

Nov 23, Thursday             08:30 am        #728 Applique Artistry with McKenna Ryan

Nov 27, Monday             08:30 am        TBA

Nov 28, Tuesday             08:30 am        TBA

Nov 29, Wednesday             08:30 am        TBA

Nov 30, Thursday             08:30 am        TBA



Simply Quilts November, 2006 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

Nov 14, Tuesday             10:30 am        #820 Scanned Fabric with Caryl Bryer Fallert

Nov 21, Tuesday             10:30 am        #821 Magical Hexagons with Martha Thompson

Nov 28, Tuesday             10:30 am        #822 Dimensional Quilting with Velda Newman