Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #121


July 5, 2008


Quilting Friends,


Not much to report this month; I’m doing a lot of reading and quilting (yay!) since the kids don’t have to be taxied around so much during the summer.  It is truly amazing how many projects I find stashed into every corner of my sewing room.  Not that I’m actually making much process on those projects, but hey, I can dream!


FYI, there will also be a big 75% off the sale bin at Fireside Quilts in Sanford this Saturday (July 5), and then a big 30% off everything at Busy Fingers in Longwood on the 12th, if you can hang on that long.  Support our local independent quilt stores, or you’ll be shopping for all your quilting supplies at you-know-where…and that is not a good option!


I don’t know if any of your new year’s resolutions are green, as in saving the environment, but just in case they are, one of my resolutions is to share with you some of my favorite green living tips.  Feel free to share yours too for future newsletters!  If we don’t start changing the way we simply live, there won’t be much left of this earth for our grandchildren.  That is a given.


Tip #7


From e.e. christian:  I discovered that the blackout lining I used to make new window coverings this summer kept out so much radiant heat from the sun when I was gone during the day that the house stayed much cooler while running the a/c less.... don't let all the sun in while you're gone all day and you'll use less energy!   (of course, this works well for those of us with tiny houses and less than 10 windows to draw the shades on....)

happy quilting!
~~e.e. Christian



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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




now thru July 19 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne www.lopressionism.com (#119)


May 16 – July 6 Design Show in Dunedin  www.tampasurfacedesignguild.com (#118)


June – August Design Show in Clearwater  www.tampasurfacedesignguild.com (#118)


July 9-11 Sharon Stroud Workshop in Tampa djohns47@tampabay.rr.com (#121)


July 13-26 Teen Writing Residency www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#117)


August 1-3 Quilting Retreat in Winter Park www.FloridaCabinFever.com (#120)


August 8-10 Shop Hop in Central Florida www.aquiltersdream.biz (#121)


August 13-14  Cindy Blackberg Workshop in Tampa djohns47@tampabay.rr.com (#121)


August 16 Cindy Blackberg Workshop in Sanford  kenda1@bellsouth.net (#121)


August 22 – 24 Shop Hop in Central Florida (#121)


August 28-30 Quilt Show in Indiana http://SpinningSpools.FikeWorks.com



Sept 6-13 Quilt Cruise in Alaska www.sewmanyplaces.com (#116)


Sept 25-27 QuiltFest  in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com


Oct 3-5 Quilt Retreat  in St. Augustine  Talacam@aol.com (#120)


Oct 16-18  Quilt Show in Georgia www.georgiaquiltshow.com (#119)


Oct 17-19 Quilt Show in White Springs rdewees @ windstream.net (#119)


Nov 2-11 Quilt Tour of Ireland www.sewmanyplaces.com (#116)


Nov 7-8 Quilt Show in Ocala quilt49 @ aol.com  (#118)


Nov 13-16 SSQA Retreat in Lake Yale www.ssqa.org (#118)


Nov 14-15 Quilt Show and Tea in Davenport quiltsandtea@msn.com (#120)




Jan 23-24 Quilt Show in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com


Jan 30-31 Quilt Show in Largo www.largocrackerquilters.org (#117)


Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Vero Beach www.members.aol.com/sbonnets1979 (#120)


Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Titusville (#120)


Feb 27-28 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda www.peaceriverquilters.org (#120)


March 14 Quilt Show in Bushnell steinhaus40 @ wmconnect.com (#119)


Apr 19-21 Quilt Workshops in Kentucky margie@cfl.rr.com (#121)


June 18-21 Quilt Retreat  in Eustis Talacam@aol.com (#120)






Three nationally known teachers will be teaching in SW Florida February 9-11, 2009. They would like to do other dates in Florida either before or after this commitment. Please contact each teacher directly if you would like to book them.

Pepper Cory - piecing; email: pepcory@mail.clis.com

Carol Soderland - fabric dyeing; email: carol@carolsoderland.com
website: www.carolsoderlund.com

Linda Cantrell - hand applique; email: lindacanmail@juno.com






The Feather Princesses, Tampa Chapter of The Appliqué Society,

will host national teachers, Sharon Stroud and Cindy Blackberg.


Sharon Stroud's class schedule is:

Wednesday, July 9:

        * Lecture/Trunk Show - "Beautifully Appliquéd Quilts" - 11 a.m.

        * Half Day Class - "Lily of the Valley" - 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 10 - Friday, July 11:

        *  Two Day Class - "Dancing Flowers" - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Sharon's trunk show and classes will be held at our meeting place:

        The Carrollwood Cultural Center Annex Building

        13345 Casey Road (corner of Casey and Lowell Road)

        Tampa, Florida 33618


Cindy Blackberg's class schedule is:

Wednesday, August 13:

        * Lecture/Trunk Show - "Sneaky Tips and Tricks of the Pros" - 11 a.m.

Thursday, August 14:

        * One Day Class - "Mountain Blossoms" - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Cindy's trunk show and classes will be held next door to the Annex at:

           The Carrollwood Cultural Center

          4537 Lowell Road (corner of Lowell Road and South Village Drive)

          Tampa, Florida 33618


For more info, please contact Dorothy Johnson at
djohns47@tampabay.rr.com  or 813-961-8190.






Cindy Blackberg will be at the Fireside Quilt Shop & Gifts in Sanford on August 16.  She will be teaching her Mariner’s Compass pattern from 10 to 4pm.  Please call the shop for reservations and a supply list.  407.322.0065 






Orange Blossom Dash: Let's get Tropical

August 8th 9th and 10th 2008


A Quilter's Dream, Leesburg 352-728-1482


Material Girl, Apopka  407-884-0660


Quilt Shop of Deland, Deland  386-734-8782


Tomorrow's Treasures, Ocala   352-690-1915


Clermont Sewing & Quilting, Clermont 352-243-4568


For more information go to www.aquiltersdream.biz

Then click on the link to take you to the flyer


Connie Czernuch

A Quilter's Dream

719 W. Main Street

Leesburg, Fl 34748








Stripping In Central Florida

August 22, 23, 24      

Friday & Saturday 9:00-6:00

Sunday 12:00-4:00


Buy your passport at any participating shop for $5.00. The “day of” price will be $6.00


Car Pool Sign up Sheets at each Shop.



Apopka Quilt Company (Apopka)

Oviedo Bernina Sewing Centre

Orange City Bernina Sewing Centre

Busy Fingers Quilt Shop (Longwood)

Cornerstone Quilt Shop (Orlando)

Fireside Quilt Shop (Sanford)

Quilters Cove (E. Orlando)

The Sewing Studio (Maitland)


Visit all 8 Shops and be in the drawing for the





Eight $75.00 Gift Certificates

A Basket Drawing at each shop

You will receive one strip quilt pattern and get 2 ½” strips from each shop to make the quilt.



“Quilt Escape: The Bodacious Quilt-in,” is April 19-21, 2009 in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.  Margie Engel is leading an exciting array of classes which include piecing, embellishing and a new machine appliqué method from her soon to be released AQS book!  Participants can opt to remain at the host lodge for the Paducah Show, April 22-25. Gilbertsville is a beautiful 26 miles drive from Paducah.  For details, email Margie@cfl.rr.com.