Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #112


October 2, 2007


Quilting Friends,


Some of you may have heard about the Orlando quilt show being canceled in 2008.   That is true.  Sad, but true.  We will very much miss displaying our quilts for you!  However, please understand that the Central Florida Quilters’ Guild presents the Orlando quilt show in the EVEN years.  The ODD years will still see a quilt show presented by Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild:


"It was brought to our attention that there is some confusion over whether or not Florida Cabin Fever Quilters will be having our show next year.  We are pleased to announce our show, “Quilt Fever 2009”, is scheduled as always for January 2009.  It will be on January 23rd and 24th at the Central Florida Fair Grounds. We look forward to seeing you all there."

                                    - Trish Bowman, Show Chair


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)




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 13-16 Quilt Workshop in Sarasota http://www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/workshop.htm (#112)


Oct 18 Quilt Lecture in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#112)


Oct 19-21 Quilt Show in White Springs www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster



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)


Nov 16-19 Quilt Workshop in Sarasota http://www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/workshop.htm (#112)


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


Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Port Charlotte dpqg@yahoo.com (#112)


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


Feb 15-17 Shop Hop in Central Florida aqd@embarqmail.com (#112)


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 6-7 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora  www.lakequiltguild.com (#112)


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


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


Mar 14-15 Quilt Show  in New Smyrna Beach mlp131@aol.com  (#112)


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)




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), Sat 9:30-4. 

Phone 321-768-2060.






The  19th Annual  Suwannee River Quilt show and sale

October 19-21  2007  (9AM to 5PM)   at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park in  White Springs,  Florida  on the banks of the beautiful Suwannee River.

More than 200 quilts will be shown during the three-day show.  The theme is

"Quilting on the Suwannee- Past, Present and Future".    Ed West , author of "Father's Quilts" will be the guest speaker.  Workshops, demo's, lectures and doorprizes will be featured.

Admission is $3.oo /person for park entry and the entry to the show will be free.

(386)  397-7005  or  www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster

Sandy Lindfors   Lady of the Lake Guild  (co-sponsor)    riverfolk@alltel.net




Scrappy Strip Shop Hop

“We Promise you’ll be Charmed”


Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th 2008

Friday and Saturday 9-6pm

Sunday 11-4 pm

aqd@embarqmail.com for more information





In the month of October,  Buy one Get one Free on selected books from That Patchwork Place.  If you have a Stitcher Card you will get 2 stamps not just one stamp.

Connie Czernuch
A Quilter's Dream
719 W. Main Street
Leesburg, Fl 34748





Pelican Piecemakers Presents our 15th quilt show

2008 A Garden Walk

Friday, March 14th, 2008  9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, March 15th, 2008  9:00am - 4:00pm

Christ Community Church

1210 Mission Drive

New Smyrna Beach, Fl

5.00 donation

Judged show, Donation Quilt, Boutique, Door Prizes

Gift Baskets, Appraiser on Site, Vendors, Viewers Choice

Box lunch Available


for more information: call Peggy Bieser  386-409-3186

or  Molly Phipps  386-409-3943  mlp131@aol.com





Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild Inc presents their 7th biennial quilt show "Gathering of Quilts 2008" at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2300 Luther Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33983 January 25 & 26, 2008.


Show hours are Friday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm. Donation $5.00.


There will be NQA Judged Entries, an Opportunity Quilt, Boutique, Make It & Take It, Merchant Mall, Demonstrations, Special Exhibits including "An Artful Deck", Chinese Auction, and a Cafeteria. Buses welcome.


For more information call Joan Balmer at 941-276-1647 or email Peg Nederveld at dpqg@yahoo.com.






Lake County Quilt Guild is hosting their 26th Annual FANtastic Quilt Show on March 6 & 7, 2008 at Lake Receptions (4425 HIghway 19A) in Mt. Dora. 


The hours are:  Thursday, March 6 (9 a.m - 7 p.m.) and Friday March 7 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.). 


There will be on-going demonstrations, door prizes, raffle quilt, boutique and over 15 vendors.  Admission is $6.00 (pre-arranged bus groups of 25 or more will save $1.00 each on admission). 


If you would like more information, please visit our website at: www.lakequiltguild.com or e-mail us at lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com






The Friendship Knot Quilters' Guild of Sarasota is sponsoring two outstanding teachers in October and November.  Spaces are available in all classes for non-members.


October 13-16, 2007        Dianne  S. Hire                dhquiltsandclasses.blogspot.com/

Dianne challenges you to “stretch the rules” by using vibrant color, strong design and technical skills that do not restrict your work.  “come PLAY..” can be taken for a single day or as a workshop. 

§         Sat., Oct. 13                   Positive & Negative Scroll Work       1 day class

§         Sun-Tue, 10/14-16          come PLAY with me                         2 1/2 day class


November 16 – 19, 2007     Jennie Zipperer                      www.embellishedcloth.com

You can take one, two or all classes as a workshop with the results used individually or in a panel. This is a technique class where you learn to use a total of 17 specialty products;  each day you will leave with a finished sample.

§         Fri, Nov. 16        Three Sides of a Pear – Fabric Manipulation              1 day class

§         Sat, Nov. 17       Three Sides of a Pear –Special Products                    1 day class

§         Mon, Nov 19      Three Sides of a Pear –Glues, Paints, Pigments          1 day class


The cost for each full day class is $50 for non-members; $35 for half day class.  Check out class details, supply lists, kit fees, and registration procedures at our web site.  http://www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/workshop.htm


A deli lunch is also available for $7 for each full day class.




Thursday, October 18, 7 PM

On Becoming an Artist, Lecture 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 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 thatblackgirlsart. com





ArtsEtc – Every 4th Saturday, 9:30 AM

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street , New Smyrna Beach

This is a surface design and fiber art group interested in promoting their arts through workshops and exhibitions.  Classes and critiques are scheduled throughout the year (except December).  Contact Karen Mosher, 386-322-3790.


Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Art Programs offers lectures, workshops and retreats throughout the year.

For information about upcoming programs, please email mmcbride@atlanticcenterforhtearts.org or phone 386-423-1753.




Teddy Pruett is gathering research and looking for quilts of the deep south, specifically quilts from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, or West Virginia.  She is particularly interested in quilts with known provenance, especially if there are pictures of the maker and/or the maker's home, or if personal stories are known about the quiltmaker.  Beauty and perfection are fine but not necessary at all.  She is also - in fact, particularly - interested in country quilts and those made by women of little means who made the best of what they had.  The south was, as a rule, economically devastated from the 1860's to the 1950's, and it is okay if the quilts reflect that.  If you have a quilt that fits this description, Teddy would like to consider it for inclusion in her book to be published by Voyageur Press.  She is also looking for pictures of women quilting or piecing, and pictures of ceiling hung quilt frames.  Interesting tidbits of quilt-related oral history or favorite family stories concerning quilting are also welcome.  Please contact her through e-mail at aprayzer@hotmail.com, or telephone at 386-758-9457.  E-mail is preferred. 

Teddy Pruett

If you steal an idea from one person it is plagiarism.
If you steal ideas from a lot of people it is called research.
Oscar Wilde