Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #129


March 4, 2009


Quilting Friends,


If you’ve been receiving this newsletter for any length of time, you know I use this space to tell you something I’m excited about.  Think of it as my monthly blog.  I can’t imagine having enough content to be an actual blogger, but so far, I can handle once a month.  LOL 


Well, this month, I’m excited about our new Stash Busters Club at The Sewing Studio in Maitland.  We’re going to get together on the 4th Saturday afternoon of each month and talk scrap quilts!  I’ll have some demos of scrap quilts, maybe a quick project, your show ‘n tell, and just a fun time talking about using up our stash.  How fun is that?  The club is FREE for 2 hours of quilting fun and fellowship.  Call the store to reserve your spot now, while you’re thinking of it:  407-831-6488.  Oh, it will be from 1-3pm on the 4th Saturday, and if you want to make a day of it, my good friend Jane Hamrock will be leading a Beading Club on the same 4th Saturday from 10am-noon.  One more thing…you’ll get a 15% discount card on everything you buy that day at The Sewing Studio!  Oh, another thing…just because we’re calling it a club doesn’t mean you have to sign up for every month.  Just come as often as you can!


Oh, I have another thing I’m excited about this month (how ‘bout that!).  Ami Simms has created a new national website, www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com, which will be a one-stop-shop for all you hard working program chairs out there.  I know I would have loved just such a resource when I was a program chair.  And if you’re a teacher, she’s charging a very reasonable fee to have your info on her website.  Check it out.  Let’s get all this info in one place!


Green Tip #15


Part Deux for uses for leftover batting:

Sarah H says “kids love fabric scraps ... make all sorts of masterpieces with them. Find somewhere local to donate any scraps that are too small to use (or, if you are like me, too lazy to use). Our guild also donates nap size quilts so they have something to lay on and cuddle.”,   

Jocylyn P says: “I stuffed the pin cushions with leftover batting.  It worked well because it was easy to stuff in the hole and move around with a pencil till it was full and firm.  “



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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


March 5-6 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora www.LakeQuiltGuild.com (#126)

March 11-13  Applique workshops & Lecture in Tampa  djohns47 @ tampabay.rr.com (#128)

March 13-15 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.browardquiltexpo.com

March 13-14 Quilt Show in Sarasota pattiw @ tampabay.rr.com (#126)

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

March 14 Quilt Show & Festival in Trenton  352-463-3842 (#128)

March 20,21 Quilt Show in Crystal River www.geocities.com/creativeqcc (#123)

March 21 Fabric Collage demonstration in Melbourne www.adventurequilter.com (#129)

March 25-29 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.BeSewCreative.com (#129)

March 26-28 Super Quilt Seminar in Ocala http://www.rickytims.com/seminars.html


March 30 – May 3 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach vsmith @ aos.org (#124)

April 3-5 Quilt Show  in High Springs info @ HighSpringsQuilt.org (#126)

April 4 Bus Shop Hop in North Central Florida www.aquiltersdream.biz (#129)

April 4-6 Bonnie McCaffery Workshop in Orlando www.FloridaCabinFever.com (#126)

Apr 19-21 Quilt Workshops in Kentucky margie @ cfl.rr.com (#128)

May 2,3 Quilt Show in Gainesville 352-373-1902 (#128)

May 8-21 Textile Tour to France www.jeannemillstours.com (#122)

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

July 8-12 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.BeSewCreative.com (#129)

July 22-26 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.BeSewCreative.com (#129)

July 29 – August 2 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.BeSewCreative.com (#129)

Sept 23-27  Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.BeSewCreative.com (#129)

November 4-17 Textile Tour to Japan  www.jeannemillstours.com (#128)

Nov 13-14 Quilts & Tea Festival in Davenport davenporthistsociety @ msn.com (#128) 


Ellen Lindner Fabric Collage Exhibit


Boutique 4 Quilters is delighted to showcase the quilts of Ellen Lindner, in an exhibit called Around the Neighborhood.  From the simple beauty of grocery store produce, to the vivid colors of local vegetation, Ellen has been inspired to interpret her surroundings in fabric, using a raw edge collage technique.  Her amazing results will be on display in the classroom throughout the month of March.


In addition, Ellen will be conducting a Fabric Collage demonstration on March 21st, at 2 p.m.  This will be lively and interactive, as Ellen talks about her quilts and techniques.  Then, she’ll put her audience to work, as they help her create a new quilt.


Boutique 4 Quilters, 2945 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL, M-F 9:30-5, Sat. 9:30-4


Ellen’s website:  www.adventurequilter.com  



Bus Shop Hop Saturday April 4th


Visit 3 Quilt Shops: A Quilter's Dream, Leesburg, Tomorrow's Treasures in Crystal River and Suwannee Quilt Shop in Trenton.  Bus will leave at 8 am sharp from A Quilter's Dream then go to Crystal River then Trenton then back to A Quilter's Dream.  Three great shops no driving.


The cost is $40.00 per person, no driving includes lunch, will play games on the bus, prizes and lots of fun.  Sign up today only 46 seats available.   


A $20.00 non refundable deposit is required.


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







Today's Stitches -- Tomorrow's Treasurers


Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2009

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission:  $6


Presented by the Tree City Quilters' Guild

Gainesville, Florida


120 quilts on display

Special Exhibit:  Robert Kaufman Batik Remix

Contest-winning quilts

Viewers' Choice

Silent Auctions



Show DVD

Door prizes




Quilts for sale



Make-it / Take-it

Free Parking

Handicapped accessible

No strollers, please


Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel (Gainesville)

4200 N. W. 97th Boulevard

Gainesville, FL

(I-75 Exit 390)


for more information, contact:

Sandra Pozzetta (352) 373-1902



Sharon Fuentes (386) 418-1002









BeSewCreative Quilt Retreats are located in Central Florida, near Leesburg.  We host 3-4-5 day retreats with open registration, fund raiser retreats for quilt guilds, and retreats for quilt shops that want to offer their clients a chance to get away together.  All retreat activities, meals and accommodations are included.  Non Quilting Companion rates available for spouses who like to golf or fish while you quilt.  See www.BeSewCreative.com for more details. 


March 25-29, Sanity Savers Quilt retreat, seating still available.

July 8-12, Retreat features Margaret Miller teaching 2-day workshop.

July 22-26, Mystery Quilt Retreat

July 29-August 2, Mom's Summer Camp

August 12-16 Retreat featuring Debbie Caffrey teaching 2-day workshop.

September 23-27, Retreat featuring Bonnie McCaffery teaching 2-day workshop.


Rhonda Baker
BeSewCreative Quilt Retreats