Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #111


September 10, 2007


Quilting Friends,


Have you heard of YouTube? It’s a website with thousands of short movies on all kinds of things, from dancing babies to political speeches.  I like watching snippets of Billy Joel in concert once in a while.  But that’s just me.  Why am I telling you this?  Its quilt related…really!  Here are two great ones to get you started.  Just click on the link:

 Sharon Schamber teaches how to make your own basting glue.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpRZHnRs54

 “I Dream of Houses” is a little gallery of house blocks set to beautiful music.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7XaLKx77rk

 If you are a guild president or program chair, I urge you to read the post about sharing national teachers.  What a great way to save money and get some great talent into your guild!

I also want to apologize for my email addresses not working.  I asked that you send submissions to submit@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com and subscriptions to Subscribe@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com.  However I didn’t realize the addresses weren’t working, what with traveling and all.  We've figured out the problem, fixed it, and we're in business, baby!  (And here I thought no one was reading this newsletter!)


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.


As always, if you have email changes, let me know:subscribe@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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 2 -31 Quilt Exhibit  in Melbourne (#111)


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 18 Quilt Lecture in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#111)


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


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

Nov 9, 10, 11  Shop Hop in Central Florida

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


Dec 6 – Jan 27 Quilt Exhibit in Ft. Myers (#111)




Jan 11-12 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com (#111)


Jan 18-19 Quilt Show in Orlando Cancelled


Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie RBartfay@aol.com (#111)


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


Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in Amelia Island stotznerbc@bellsouth.net (#111)


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 1-8 Quilting Cruise http://groups.yahoo.com/group/machine_quilters_at_sea/   (#111)


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


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


Mar 28 – 29 Quilt Show in St. Petersburg sspdy@aol.com (#111)


April 1-8 Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#111)


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




Cruise to the Caribbean with Machine Quilters At Sea,  March 1-8, 2008

Join our all star quilters, Nancy Eha, Colleen Lyall, Renae Haddadin, Jamie Wallen and lots of machine quilting friends for a week of great machine quilting techniques and loads of fun! 

Sailing from
Miami, our cruise starts with a Sail Away Party, Prizes, prizes and more prizes.  A Tropical Log Cabin Challenge to peak your creativity and a fabulous tropical Featherweight will be given as a Grand Prize to one of our lucky quilters.

To view our itinerary, brochure and class lists visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/machine_quilters_at_sea/  and check the files or for a snail mail version contact me at elaine@elainequilts.com.

Hope to see lots of you aboard.

Elaine Gilmore
Coordinator, Machine Quilters At Sea




The Gulfcoast Quilt Educators group (GQE) is holding it's Fall meeting on Saturday, October 20 from 10 am to 1 pm in Sarasota. Education/program chairs, presidents and in-house teachers representing guilds throughout west and central Florida meet for the purpose of sharing information on workshop offerings and other education/program related news. The sharing of workshop schedules gives area guilds the chance to "share" national teachers and gives the teacher the opportunity to teach at multiple guilds in one trip. This helps save the guilds part of the transportation/airline costs.
If your guild is located within 2 hours driving distance of Sarasota, and you are interested in "sharing" national teachers and information on your education programs with other guilds in your area, you are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to Becky Baird cbeba@earthlink.net for additional information and to obtain driving directions.





City:                 St. Petersburg

State:               Florida

Dates:              Friday, March 28, 2008           10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, March 29, 2008       10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Show name:    Today’s Pleasures, Tomorrow’s Treasures XII                                              

Features:         Raffle Quilt Tickets $1.00 (see our quilt “QuiltersNeighborhood” on SSQA raffle quilt site)

                        Appraisals by Brenda Grampsas

                        Door Prizes, Demonstrations

                        Treasure Hunt, Make’n Take Booth

                        Silent Auction, Vendors, Boutique

                        Refreshments, Handicap Accessible Free Parking

Admission:       $6.00

Location:         St. Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus Gymnasium

                        6605 5th Avenue North

                        St. Petersburg, FL 33710


Contact Person:          Jeannette Harrison

                                    Suncoast Quilting Circle

                                    P.O. Box 47764

                                    St. Petersburg, FL 33743-7764

                                    EMAIL: sspdy@aol.com






Quilts By The Sea

Presented by The Amelia Island Quilt Guild, Inc

February 22 and 23, 2008

9 - 5 am     Donation 5.00

The Peck Center

S 10th & Elm

Fernandina Beach FL  32034


Beautifully displayed quilts, Raffle Quilt, Boutique, Appraisals, Vendors, Demonstrations, Silent Auction





Carol Stotzner

2977 Park Square Place

Fernandina Beach, FL  32034








Quilters by the Sea
invite you to join us for a bus trip to
Jacksonville Quiltfest 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Only $27 includes round-trip luxury bus transportation, tip and entrance fee.
Relax and enjoy the ride chatting with other quilters, watching quilt videos and sharing your tips, tricks and quilting stories.

The bus will pick us up at Walmart in
Ormond Beach at the corner of Granada Blvd (SR 40) and I-95 at 8 a.m.

We will arrive at the site of the Jacksonville Quiltfest at the Osborne Convention Center at approximately 9:30 a.m. Lunch is available for purchase at the show for a fee or you can bring your own lunch.

We will leave the Quiltfest at approximately 2:30 p.m. to return to Ormond.

For more information, call Sophie Bastan at (386)
441-8315 or e-mail sjbastan@cs.com.
For emergency cancellations or running late on day of the trip call -
(386) 503-7840 Rita
Find more information on Quiltfest at www.quiltfestjax.com

-------------------------------------- cut out and mail with check -----------------------------------

Jacksonville Quiltfest 2007 Bus Reservation Form

Name: __________________________________________ Date: _________________

Home Phone #: _______________________ Cell Phone #: ______________________

Street Address:___________________________________________________________

City: _____________________  State  ___________ Zip Code: __________________

Email address: ___________________________________________________________

Please enclose $________ ($27 per person) check payable to Quilters By The Sea and mail ASAP to:

Sophie Bastan                              (386)
27 Sea Harbor Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Seats are reserved on a first-come basis when check and form is received. The bus fills up quickly



Thursday, October 18, 7 PM, Lecture On Becoming an Artist by Lauren Austin

Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue , New Smyrna Beach

Austin will discuss her path from diplomatic corps to lawyer to artist and the decisions she made to embrace her role as a full-time fiber artist. Austin is the ACA Community Artist in Residence and works with area schools. She also exhibits her work and teaches internationally. Her website is www.thatblackgirlsa rt.com. 

Community Art Programs, please check out our website for our art programs including clay, silver jewelry, sculpture, painting and printing as well as African dance!  www.atlanticcenterf orthearts. org 

April 1-8, 2008, Focus on Fiber Retreat at Atlantic Center for the Arts. No teachers; just acres of fun with fellow fiber artists for $600.  mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org





Florida Celebrates Quilts 2008 Jan 11 And 12 is fast approaching! Our show is open judged show. Registration information as well as all show information can be found on our website www.swfqg.com Check it out!






UPCOMING ART QUILT EXHIBIT  -  ArtFest Fort Myers will be presenting a juried art quilt exhibit by members of Art Quilters Unlimited of Ft. Myers at the Harborside Event Center December 6th through January 27th.  Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 






Here Come The Sun

presented by the

Port St Lucie Crazy Quilters


Port St Lucie Community Center

2195 SE Airoso Blvd

February 8 & 9, 2008

Friday & Saturday. 9 AM - 5PM


15 Vendors, Quilts, Special Exhibits Quilt Raffle

Demonstrations from 10-2 on Friday & Saturday



Dirty Dozen Exposed! IV


From October 2nd through October 31st, Boutique 4 Quilters,

in Melbourne, will host an exhibit of over 80 art quilts,

made by the Dirty Dozen Art Quilters.


The exhibit, “Dirty Dozen Exposed! IV” will feature original quilts made with a variety of techniques and materials, including several group projects.  You’re invited to a reception on October 6th 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.