Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #113


November 5, 2007


Quilting Friends,



The weather here in Central Florida has FINALLY cooled down a bit…thank goodness, I think our patience through the hot, humid days was coming to an end.  These Chamber-of-Commerce days remind us why we put up with summers in Florida.  Best of all, I get to use that nifty sliding screen door we put in last year.


Have a great quilting month!


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


Now – Nov 30 Quilt Exhibit  in Sanford 407-665-2489  (#113)


Nov 9,10, 11 Shop Hop in Central Florida (#113)


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)


Nov 17 – Feb 3 Quilt Exhibit in Ocala http://tinyurl.com/2s35gj (#113)


Dec 6 – Jan 27 Quilt Exhibit in Ft. Myers (#113)




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)


Jan 26 Quilt Challenge Exhibit in Dade City www.kumquatfestival.com (#113)


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


Feb 15-17 Shop Hop in Central Florida aqd@earthlink.net (#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 1 Quilt Show in Tampa itsgrandma@verizon.net  (#113)


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 14-16 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.onceuponquilt.com (#113)


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)


May 10-18 Quilt Cruise   www.roundbobbin.com (#113)






Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov 8, 9 & 10 from 9-6.

Purchase your $5 passport at Busy Fingers Quilt Shop and get a FREE FAT QUARTER!!!!


Visit 10 of the 11 participating shops and you will be in a drawing for one of eleven $75 gift certificates and a Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine.


 As you visit each shop, you will be in a drawing for that shops' "goodie" basket valued at $50 and get two fat eighths of Christmas fabrics.


Each shop will have a 20% off MYSTERY SALE.


Spend $25 or more and receive a free 12 1/2" block kit.




Participating Stores:
Quilting Friends - Mount Dora
Material Girl Quilt Shop - Apopka
Apopka Quilt Shop - Apopka
The Sewing Studio - Maitland
Busy Fingers - Longwood
Fireside Quilt Shop-Sanford
Quilt Shop of Deland - Deland
Bernina Sewing Center - Oviedo
Cornerstone - Orlando
Quilters Cove - Orlando
Queen Ann's Lace - Kissimmee





Would it be possible to list our cruise with Kaye Wood and Betty Cotton on your calendar of events. Or if we could send you a link to our website about the cruise.'


Our website is www.roundbobbin.com.  The cruise is May 10-18, 2008 to Panama from Fort Lauderdale.


Have a great day.


Judy Patterson

Round Bobbin Cruise

Des Moines IA






"Fabric of Life"    Opening reception for a juried art quilt exhibit by art Quilters Unlimited will take place on December 6th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. at the Harborside Event center, Ft. Myers.  The exhibit  will end on January 27th.  Fiberplay@aol.com for information. 





Just a reminder that Florida Celebrates Quilts 2008 is right around the corner! Jan 11 and 12 Hope you all have your calendar's marked! Remember our show is open, those wanting to enter a quilt have until Nov 20 to do so. Deadline for your Vibrant Visions challenge quilt is also in Nov. Please visit our web site www.swfqg.com  for all information or call Nadine @ 239-948-0422 or email nadinecc@aol.com






I am a member of the Cypress Creek Quilter’s Guild which is a 501c (3) Charitable Nonprofit organization.  We are a new guild of 3 years and will be partnering with the   USF Botanical Gardens to host our first quilt show.


This is the first outdoor quilt show in the Tampa, Fl areaBright Beginnings from Our Garden will be held throughout the USF Botanical Gardens, 4202 E Fowler Avenue, NES 107, on Saturday, March 1st, 2008.  The hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  There will be a Charity Quilt Auction with proceeds to benefit Hope House which supports those with eating disorders.  The auction will take place at 2:00 p.m.  We will have many vendors for your shopping pleasure.  


                                    Cathleene Tokish






A Quilt Exhibit at the Museum of Seminole County History through November 30, 2007.
300 Bush Blvd, Sanford, FL

Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-4 admission free
Museum's phone # 407-665-2489


Front Range Contemporay Quilters, one of the oldest
art quilt guilds in the U.S., made up of artists from
Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Kansas have about 40
quilts for this exhibit.

For a local persepective on contemporary quilt-making,
museum coordinator and longtime quilter, Karen Jacobs
will also showcase several of her quilts titled,
"Friends and Family."





Kumquat Quilt Challenge : 1/26/08. 

"Orange you happy to be in Florida?" is the theme. 


We have four categories that can be entered in; deadline is 1/18/08.  All entries will be displayed as a quilt show at the Kumquat Festival on 1/26/08 in Dade City, FL.

Inquiries can be made at:



Also, the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City is

having a Farm Festival and Quilt Show February 9 and


www.dadecitychamber.org, click on "Special Events" for
the rules and entry form.





for Dade City’s Kumquat/Citrus Quilt Challenge


The Greater Dade City Florida Chamber of Commerce guidelines and entry forms for the 2008 Kumquat/Citrus Quilt  Challenge are now available. The theme for the challenge is ‘Orange You Happy To Be In Florida?’, and the prominent use of orange fabric is required. Small quilts, miniature quilts, clothing and miscellaneous items expressing the theme may be entered into the one day Kumquat Festival to be held on January 26, 2008, with a two day follow on display at the Pioneer Museum’s Farm Festival and  18th Annual Quilt Show on February 9 & 10, 2008. Rules and entry forms will be available online at www.kumquatfestival.com after September 1, 2007. You may also contact: Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Office at 352-567-3769 or Rozanne Ritter at 352-458-4588 or email at epquilters@yahoo.com.





Nov 17 – Feb 3

Surrounded by Family and Friends
A presentation of fabric and thread works by artist Deidre Scherer.
Appleton Museum in Ocala

http://www.dscherer.com/ and http://www.dscherer.com/FamilyAndFriends.shtml






March 14-16, 2008

Once Upon A Quilt: Quilt Show by Sea


Workshops, Lecturers, Bernina Sewing Machines, Door Prizes, Live Demos, Live Quilt Auction, Merchant Mall, Raffle Quilt, Silent Auction, Special Exhibits, Quilt Competition


War Memorial Auditorium