Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #110


August 5, 2007


Quilting Friends,


Its good to go on vacation, and its even better to come home.  We touched down on August 1st, and we are oh-so-glad to be among our home, our neighborhood, our friends and our “stuff”.  Six and a half months is a long time to be away, tho we have memories out the whazoo!


I hope you are either someplace nice and cool, or holed up in your sewing room having fun in these dog-days of summer.  I tried to go out for a walk this evening, but after standing around talking to neighbors, I decided it was just too darn hot (and this is at 8:30pm!)


You may remember that I’ve listed a couple of longarm machines for sale in the past.  Well, they were sold so quickly from those listings, that I’ve decided to include a regular Classified Section in this newsletter.  If you have something sewing or quilt related to sell, consider an advertisement in this newsletter.  There are over 1000 interested readers in Florida and beyond.  The charge is $50 for your ad, which will include two listings (two consecutive newsletters) for a single ad.  Please send your ad to ad@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com, and look for a reply from me with instructions for sending the payment.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




August 17-19 Shop Hop in Central Florida  http://www.aquiltersdream.biz/ (#110)


Sept 7-9 Handwork Retreat in the Smokies www.cindyblackberg.com (#106)


Sept 13-16 SSQA Retreat in Lake Yale  www.ssqa.org  (#106)


Sept 21-23 Quilt Show  in Jacksonville  http:/www.quiltfestjax.com


Sept 24-28 Quilt Cruise  JanPalin@aol.com (#106)


Oct 6 - Nov. 28 Quilt Exhibit in Tarpon Springs crwargny@aol. com  (#110)


Oct 8-13 Quilt Cruise http://aquiltersdream.biz/notices/quilt_cruise.shtml  (#105)


Oct 26-27 Quilt Show in Trenton  silveroaksgal@yahoo.com  (#108)


Nov 2-5 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg  Talacam@aol. com (#104)


Nov 16-17 Needlework Show in Orlando www.orlandoneedleworkshow.com (#110)




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


Jan 18-19 Quilt Show in Orlando www.CFQG.com


Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in Ocala www.oceanwavesquilters.com (#109)


Feb 26-Mar 1 Quilt Show in Miami www.oceanwavesquilters.com (#109)


Feb 29-Mar 1 Quilt Show in Palm Beach www.palmbchcoquiltersguild.com (#109)


Mar 7-9 Quilt Show in Hudson www.westpascoquilters.org (#107)


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


April 4-5 Quilt Show in Melbourne http://www.s-piecemakers.com (#110)






This is a brand new show…classes and shopping…in Orlando on November 16 and 17.  Go to www.orlandoneedleworkshow.com to learn more.  Looks like fun!





April 4 & 5, 2008, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Held at the Melbourne Auditorium
625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901






Notion Commotion Shop Hop

Friday, Aug. 17, 9:00-5:00
Saturday, Aug. 18, 9:00-5:00
Aug. 19, 10:00-4:00

Participating Shops:
Quilting Friends - Mount Dora
A Quilter's Dream - Leesburg
Material Girl - Apopka
Quilt Shop of Deland - Deland
Tomorrow's Treasures - Ocala
Whippoorwill Station - Summerfield

Shop hop passport $5.00 if purchased before hop - $6.00 during hop.


More info: http://www.aquiltersdream.biz/






Deadline:  September 1, 2007

Atlantic Center for the Arts

invites artists to submit for the annual juried review for ACA

2008 gallery exhibition schedule at

Harris House Gallery

214 South Riverside Drive

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Attention: Annual Review

Submissions to the above address must include the following:

 Application Fee:  $20 (check payable to Atlantic Center for the Arts)

bulletSix professional quality digital images on disc @ 300 dpi jpg, approximately 5x7 inches
bulletArtist’s resume or biography (including name, address, phone and email)
bulletArtist’s statement
bulletPublicity, invitations or catalogues from previous exhibitions (optional)
bulletInformation on educational programming that you may be willing to provide in conjunction with an exhibition, i.e. lecture, outreach workshop, etc. (optional)

Categories you wish to exhibit may include:



Fine crafts


Mixed Media






An adjudication committee comprised of artists and art professionals will review all anonymous submissions that provide the above information.  The Committee meets in September to review artist submissions annually.  You will be notified only if you are selected.

Deadline: Items must be postmarked on or before September 1, 2007.





The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center and the West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. invite you to come and "Celebrate the Quilt!" with us October 6 - Nov. 28, 2007.  Exhibit hours are Monday - Friday 9AM-4PM and Saturdays, Noon - 4PM. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center is located at 101 South Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19) Tarpon Springs, Florida  34689.

Quilts on display will feature precision piecing, applique which has been described as "painting with fabric", photo transfer, beading and embroidery techniques. Display case items will feature such items as antique sewing machines, dolls and  sewing ephemera.

Meet the quilters at the Quilters Reception on Saturday October 13, 2007 from 2PM-4PM. A special Quilt Demonstration Day is planned for Saturday Nov. 10 when members of the WPQG will demonstrate quilting, applique, piecing techniques and answer questions about quilt storage, hanging and care.

For more information contact Robby Wargny (727) 372-8219, crwargny@aol. com (WPQG) or Billie Poteat at (727) 942-5605 (TSCC)