Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #131


May 4, 2009


Quilting Friends,


We’re heading into our hot, hot ‘indoor season’ in Florida, and none-too-soon for me.  I’m quilting up a storm lately, keeping up with our new Stash Busters Club at The Sewing Studio in Maitland.  I’m offering demos on two quilts a month (one to use scraps, one to use strings), plus a quick project.  Two hours of FREE fun…now that is the best deal in Central Florida!  Yep, we’re not charging for this great club, so mark your calendar now: fourth Saturday of each month, from 1-3pm.   Take a look at some of the quilts I’ve demo’d so far.



Green Tip #16


If you haven’t already, set up your computer to ‘sleep’ when you’re not using it.  The computer screen uses a lot of power, and its easy to conserve that power.


 If you know you’re coming back in the next few hours, instead of turning it off and then back on again later, you can easily change the power options temporarily or permanently.  Here’s how: click on START, click on CONTROL PANEL, click on DISPLAY, click on SCREEN SAVER Tab, click on the POWER button at the bottom of the window.  Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the next window to come up.  Use the sliders to tell the system when to turn off the Monitor, Hard Disk, and Hibernate the system.  When you’ve made your changes, click on APPLY, and then back your way out.  All you have to do to ‘wake up” your computer, move the mouse!


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



 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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

June 5-7 Quilt Retreat  in Eustis Talacam @ aol.com (#131)  added

June 12 – August 9 Quilt Exhibit in Dunedin www.dfac.org (#131)

June 13 Bus Trip to Dunedin in Orlando  jjscarbrough @ bellsouth.net (#131)

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

June 26-29 Quilt Retreat in Eustis Talacam @ aol.com (#131)  added

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

July 8-12 Shop Hop in Central Florida aquilterdream.biz (#131)

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

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

August 12-16 Debbie Caffrey Retreat in Leesburg www.BeSewCreative.com (#130)

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

Oct 12-25 Tour of New Zealand  www.quilterskiwiescape.com (#131)

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

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

Jan 8-9 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com (#130)

Feb 5-6 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie (#130)




July 9th - 12th 2009

Passports are $5.00 before the hop during the hop $6.00.  Sign up early and receive a chance to win a gift basket filled with lots of goodies.  When you pay for your passport you will receive a free Lanyard.  At each shop you will receive a quilt pin and a chance to win a gift basket with a retail value of $150.00.  Spend $25.00 or more and receive one panel of foundation by the yard and another chance to win the gift basket.  The shops in the hop are A Quilters' Dream in Leesburg, Material Girl in Apopka, Quilt Shop of Deland in Deland and Clermont Sewing and Quilting in Clermont.  To purchase you tickets contact Connie at 352-728-1482.  Oh yes there will be snacks and door prizes and a mystery special at each shop.

Connie Czernuch
A Quilter's Dream, LLC
719 W. Main Street

Leesburg, Fl 34748





Just wanted you all to know I am selling the Accuquilt GO systems on line at http://www.shop.quiltingmachineshop.com.


If you use this coupon code SAVE20NOW during check-out, you will receive 20% off your entire purchase. I also have FREE SHIPPING.

Elaine Gilmore
The Quilting Machine Shop
4721 E Moody Blvd
Bunnell, FL 32164




We all have scraps now A Quilter's Dream will have classes to use up your scraps. The first class is called Bloomin Steps and in June there will be more classes to use up your scraps like Whats up Dot, Once Upon a Scrap and lots more this summer.  Great way to use up your scraps.  Sign up and take the class and get a free bin to put you scraps in.  Classes are $35.00 for a 2 day class.  Also coming in June is Diamond Jubilee which will be offered on 2 Sundays. 

For more class information go to http://aquiltersdream.biz 



How about a bus trip to the largest quilt shop in Florida, Rainbow’s End?


It's happening on Saturday, June 13, $20. The bus leaves from Denny's across from Fashion Square Mall, E. Colonial.  You need to be there at 7:45 a.m., and you’ll be back around 6pm


You can e-mail:










New Quilts from an Old Favorite:  Sawtooth


This brilliant exhibition of contemporary quilts based on a traditional block pattern is part of an annual international quilt competition, organized and selected by the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky. 


June 12, 2009 to August 9, 2009

Dunedin Fine Art Center

1143 Michigan Boulevard

Dunedin, Florida 34698



Monday - Friday - 10am - 5pm

Saturday - 10am - 2pm

Sunday - 1pm - 4pm


This is the first showing of these quilts.  Also there will be an exhibit of Journal Quilts from the members of Innovative Quilters Quilt Club which meets at the DFAC and a silent auction of small quilts made by our members.






Hi Mary-Jeanine,

We had to change the dates of our June retreat from the 19/22 June to 26,27,28 &29th June 2009@ Lake Yale – Leesburg


We have also opened another retreat to everyone and this is also at Lake Yale - Leesburg  June 5,6 &7th 2009


I would so appreciate your putting these into your calendar as this has proved an excellent way to reach quilters.

I love what you do and appreciate the time and effort you put into this newsletter


Glenda Irvine / Just Sew Quilts



QUILTERS TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND    12th - 25th October 2009


If you like good company and great times this is the vacation for you...   We have planned a quilt shop hop through New Zealand.   It will be springtime, the daffodils and blossoms will be blooming....    We will be traveling by road, ferry and train through both islands of New Zealand. Because we will be a small group we can set our own timetable and will be visiting quilt shops and arts and craft centres along the way.


It is a unique opportunity to be part of a group of like-minded women who love to quilt and shop.  Come with a group or by yourself, you will be well looked after.


Check out our website www.quilterskiwiescape.com and if you have any questions please contact us.






I am in need of this fabric purchased from Jo-Ann Fabrics over a year ago.  It's designed by Tracy Porter.  The background is gray and the other colors are dusty blue and soft mint green with a tiny bit of mustard yellow.  I need 6 yards, but would be happy to hear from anyone with any amount!   Please contact me.   kellyjow@wildblue.net 




Dear Artist,

I am coordinating Art for Awareness, to raise money for breast cancer research.  The last two years' events were so successful, we're doing it again.  We would like artists to create artwork that will be exhibited at the event, then auctioned off to benefit  breast cancer research.  The artwork must incorporate bras, women, pink, ribbons, etc.  The event will be held in the summer of 2009.

I would like to invite you to participate in the event. Exhibited art should incorporate  bras, women, pink, ribbons, etc. Refer to the artist agreement for display restrictionsEmail for the Artist’s Agreement.   Please contact me with any questions you have at:
    407/ 491-6166 or e-mail- ehiemenz@gmail.com

Thanks so much for all your help.  I look forward to seeing your artwork

Elizabeth Hiemenz