Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #134


Sept 3, 2009


Quilting Friends,


Amazing what a month away will do for a soul!  We camped our way up to Quebec last month, landing on the family farm for a reunion and wedding.  We found cool weather right about northern Virginia, and boy, was it sweet.  I was able to hit 5 (or was it 6?) quilt shops, and one quilt show in Hershey PA.  If you’re ever on the Blue Ridge Parkway, take the time to head over to Wytheville, VA to visit Sew What Batiks.  And on the way, stop at Fancy Gap Pottery & Fabric Outlet.  Sew What Batiks has the largest selection of batik fabric I’ve ever seen (you’ve been in their booth if you’ve been to the Jacksonville QuiltFest), and Fancy Gap had a lot of factory ends and great deals on fabric, yarn, notions, thread, etc.  My family was very patient with me, as long as I left them with my stash of chocolate. 

Now I’m working through all the bundles and bags, trying to prioritize all the new projects I’ve come home with.  What fun!

We also decided that this was our last trip with our beloved pop-up trailer.  The teenagers are getting bigger, and we need the space in the garage.  If you know anyone who is looking for a fun way to travel, point them toward my Camper page.


FOR SALE: Machine Quilting Frame: GMQ-PRO

 2 years old, used 3 times, fits up to King Sized quilts. 

Includes Sure Stitch, Grace Speed Control, Gracie Laser. 

Paid $1350, will let go for $200. 

Can fit in a truck, or be disassembled.  Location is Kissimmee. 

Please contact Rita at tnbargiros@hotmail.com.  More info HERE.


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



 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Sept 10 Marlene Glickman Lecture in Tallahassee  www.quilttallahassee.com (#134)


Sept 11-12, 17 Marlene Glickman Workshops in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com (#134)


Sept 14-18 Art Retreat in New Smyrna Beach  www.marymcbridearts.homestead.com/retreats.html   (#133)


Sept 17-20 Creative Quilters Retreat in Deland www.BeSewCreative.com (#132)


Sept 19 Marlene Glickman Workshop in St. Pete www.fiberologie.com (#134)


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


Sept 24-26 QuiltFest  in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com


Sept 30  A Day of Embroidery in Ormond Beach 386-615-8789  (#134)


Oct 3 Marlene Glickman Workshop in St. Pete www.fiberologie.com (#134)


Oct 9 Quilt Exhibit in Mt. Dora lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com (#134)


Oct 10 Gathering Threads in Debary swilson.gca@cfl.rr.com. (#134)


Oct 11-18  Marlene Glickman Classes in Houston www.silkdyes.com (#134)


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


Oct 17-18 Craft Show in Wesley Chapel www.wesleychapelcraftshow.com (#134)


Oct 31-Nov 2  Dianne Hire Workshops in Orlando http://www.FloridaCabinFever.com/events.html     (#134)


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


Nov 7 Show Hop in Leesburg area http://aquiltersdream.biz  (#134)


Nov 12 Show Hop in Leesburg area http://aquiltersdream.biz  (#134)


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


Nov 13-15 Mancuso Quilt Show in Palm Beach www.quiltfest.com (#133)


Nov 14 SSQA Annual Meeting in Palm Beach  www.ssqa.org (#134)


Nov 15-21 Retreat in New Smyrna Beach  www.marymcbridearts.homestead.com/retreats.html   (#133)


Nov 21-22 Marlene Glickman Workshop in St. Pete (#134)




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


Jan 29-31 Quilt Retreat in Panama City www.QuiltingByTheBay.com (#133)


Feb 3-13 Quilt Cruise www.quiltcruises.com (#133)


Feb 5-6 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie www.orgsites.com/fl/portstluciecrazyquilters/index.html (#130)


Feb 6-7  Quilt Show in Bradenton www.manateepatchworkers.org (#134)


Feb 12-14 Quilt Show in West Pasco WestPascoQuilters.org (#134)


Feb 22 – 28 Various Quilt Workshops with Judy Niemeyer in Panama City www.QuiltingByTheBay.com  (#133)


Feb 26-27 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda dpqg@yahoo.com (#132)


Feb 26-27 Quilt Show in Palm Beach


Mar 5-6 Quilt Show in Lakeland www.LadiesoftheLakes.com (#134)


Mar 6-7 Quilt Show in Naples http://www.naplesquiltersguild.com/ (#132)


March 12-13 Quilt Show in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#132)


May 10-23 Tour of France www.jeannemillstours.com (#134)





Jan 28-29 Quilt Show in Largo www.largocrackerquilters.org (#134)




Traveling to QuiltFest in Jacksonville?  There will be a bus traveling from Orlando to Jacksonville on Sept 26, Saturday.  We will leave at 8am and return at 6pm.  The cost will be $30, which will NOT include show admission.  The bus is sponsored by Cabin Fever Quilt Guild.

We will be stopping at exit B111 in Orange City at the Park n Ride.   The Dennys on 50 by Joanns has closed but we will still be meeting there.  It is across from Fashion Square and  there is an HHGregg store in the shopping center. Just look for the bus.   Please arrive by 7:45am because the bus will leave at 8am.  Thanks,   Joyce  jjscarbrough@bellsouth.net



West Pasco Quilt Guild Quilt Show


February 12, 13, 14 2010

Veterans Memorial Park

14333 Hicks Road

Hudson, Fl 34669

300+ quilts on display, guild boutique, silent auction, free lectures, trunk shows, door prizes, kid’s activities, food and more. All proceeds go to local charities and sewing education!


For more info, questions, comments,


Rhonda Koning

or Allison Mercer








Largo Cracker Quilters of Pinellas County announce their biennial quilt



Name of Show:  Celebrate the Quilt - Explore the Art VI


Date:  January 28-29, 2011

          10AM to 4PM  each day


Location:  St. Paul United Methodist Church

                Christian Life Enrichment Center

                1199 Highland Avenue NE

                Largo FL  33770


Contact:  Website: www.largocrackerquilters.org

                E-mail: joanscaffidi@juno.com






Manatee Patchworkers QuiltFest 2010


February 6 & 7, 2010

Saturday hours:  9-5pm

Sunday hours: 10-5pm


Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd. in downtown Bradenton. 


Quilts, vendors, boutique, silent and block auctions, raffle quilt, and more. 


Information at www.manateepatchworkers.org






Date:                  March 5 - 6, 2010

Type of Event:     Quilt Show "In the Garden"

Sponsor/Host:     Ladies of the Lakes Quilter's Guild

Location:            The Imperial Swan Hotel  (Seventh Floor)

                          4141 South Florida Avenue

                          Lakeland, Florida 

Details:               Hours on Friday     10 AM to 7 PM

                          Hours on Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM

                          Show Entries are both Judged and Not Judged

                          Ribbons, Viewer's Choice, Door Prizes, Raffle Quilt

                          Boutique, Vendors

Contact Info:       www.LadiesoftheLakes.com






The Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce is having a Craft Show !!  October 17 & 18, 2009 in the Grove at Wesley Chapel, located at I75 and SR 54. 


The Chamber had been host to very successful Fine Arts Shows.  The latest was held in April 2009 and it drew approximately 50,000 people over the weekend.  It was a wildly successful Fine Arts Show.


We had so many Craft Artists approach us during the Art Show asking if we were going to host a craft show, that we decided to do just that.


The Grove is a beautiful place with lots of room for the show.  We will have plenty of advertising for the show's success.  We encourage you to join us this year and get to know the Wesley Chapel area. 


Please check us out at www.wesleychapelcraftshow.com


Our application is downloadable from the website.  Please call if you have any questions.



Cindy Fleming
President 2008-2009
Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce






Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild of Orlando, FL will be hosting Dianne Hire workshops Sat. Oct 31, Sun. Nov 1 and Mon. Nov 2.  Workshops are from 9 am – 4 pm and will be held at the Social Hall located at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL.  Cost for each workshop is $55.00


Dianne will also be giving a lecture at the regular meeting of the Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild on Monday, November 1st at 6:30 pm.  The cost for non guild members is $5.00.


Use the following link for information on the workshops and lecture and access to the registration form http://www.FloridaCabinFever.com/events.html    


Contact Kathie Medley at kamedley@earthink.net with any questions.






We have put together a Pleasures of Paris and the Normandy Countryside tour for May 2010. We are going to indulge ourselves: a pretty garden, a piece of pastry, beautiful ribbons, a walk along the Seine, a collection of buttons, a taste of chocolate, a special museum exhibit, and a glass of Champagne and much more.  Cameras in hand, we will spend a morning with a photographer, and another morning seeing the Marais neighborhood with an American ex-pat. Mid-tour, we’ll take a break in the Normandy Countryside, particularly to see the Bayeux Tapestry along with some World War II historical sites.


The dates of the tour are May 10 to 23, 2010.


For details of the tour including the itinerary, please see all the information on our web site: www.jeannemillstours.com


Sign up early. Our maximum number of participants is 14. As always friends and family are welcome. Please help us fill the tour by sharing this information with those who might be interested, but are not on my email mailing list. Thank you.


For questions, call me at 831-647-8973 or send an email to jeanne@jeannemillstours.com


A bientôt,


Jeanne Mills







Gold Coast Quilters Guild of Boca Raton is offering the opportunity to win a beautiful Sapphire Blue Featherweight.  This vintage 1936 scroll plate sewing machine has been fully serviced, refurbished and professionally custom painted.  Weighing just 11oz., it comes with a power cord & foot pedal, bobbins, a bobbin case, a variety of attachments (including a ¼” foot) & a brand new reproduction carrying case.  


The drawing will take place at our October 20th meeting… winner need not be present to win.  At just $10 each, there are only 200 chances are being offered, so the opportunity to win is great!  Contact Tammie Clarke at quiltstar@bellsouth.net to get your tickets.




The Lake County Quilt Guild


Is honored to be the





October 9, 2009                                   6:00 to 8:00 PM

in the Donnelly Pavilion

Downtown Mt Dora


Enjoy displays of Prize Winning Quilts, Art Quilts,

          Demonstrations, Raffle Quilt, Door Prizes,

                 Guild information and much more


Musical Entertainment provided by Keyboardist, Robert Cohen


Join us as we celebrate an evening of art in historic Mt Dora.

Enjoy music, hors d’oeurves and view regional art

at the walkable venues throughout downtown Mt Dora.

                    Look for the red carpets and balloons to guide you.


The Lake County Quilt Guild was formed in 1980

and has been involved in local charity endeavors

and education of the quilting arts for 30 years.


For Information about the art stroll or the guild:  lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com

Or 352-223-3825

Or, Contact the Mt Dora Chamber of Commerce  352-735-4259



Gathering Threads at Gateway Center

DEBARY, FLORIDA, Aug. 18, 2009 -   For centuries people have admired what has been termed as “fiber arts”. Before there was oil or acrylic paints, artisans of all cultures wove fiber to create works of art. One of the oldest expressions of art, colorful plant fibers and animal hair was manipulated into cloth or stiff cloth vessels. 

            Even before the invention of the spinning wheel, sheep's wool was used to create yarn. Dyes added to the beauty of the yarn, and weavers wove the yarn into intricate tapestries.

            With colorful cloth, quilters added depth to ordinary bed coverings. Their works told stories, and were preserved as wonderful family heirlooms.

            Each kind of cloth art, whether the artist used plants, yarn, or cloth, has added to the rich history of the art world.  

            On Saturday, October 10, 2009, the Gateway Center for the Arts will join in the celebration of fiber art and the artists who use that medium with an open forum for fiber artists. Starting at 10 a.m. artists who quilt both traditionally and non-traditionally, who weave, knit, knot, twist, or manipulate fibers in any form, are welcome to attend Gathering Threads. The program will be a day of show and tell, a catered lunch, and lively discussions about the groups artists are part of,  plus what these unique artists need in the world of fiber in Central Florida. 

            The Gateway Center for the Arts is located at 880 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. There is a $10 fee to attend, which includes lunch. Please phone (386) 668- 5553 by Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 to reserve your seat, or by e-mail to Sandra Wilson at swilson.gca@cfl.rr.com.





Bus Shop Hop Saturday Nov 7th

Four Classic Shops one day. Enjoy breakfast, snacks, lunch and desserts while the bus takes you to all 4 shops.  Demos, specials and fun. Door prizes, games, gift basket drawing.  All for $40.00 per person for more information call A Quilter's Dream at352-728-1482



Holiday Shop Hop Nov 12th - 15th Pay $5.00 for your passport receive a beautiful bracelet with a 2009 Shop hop charm and receive a free charm from each shop you go to during the hop.  For every $25.00 you spend up to $100.00 receive another charm.  For more information contact A Quilters Dream 352-728-1482

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



10 Sept Thurs: 7 pm Lecture & Silk Dye Demo Quilters Unlimited

Tallahassee www.quilttallahassee.com


11 Sept Fri: 10am-1pm Workshop Instant Color (silk dyeing with instant

setting dyes creating scarves and silk broadcloth samples) Quilters

Unlimited (max 30) $35.


12 Sept Sat: 11-12:30 Family Silk dye scarf workshop “It’s in the Bag”

Museum Make a scarf, dyed silk greeting card and gift bag with a Florida design. Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St., in Tallahassee 32399 www.museumoffloridahistory.com


12 Sept Sat: 1-4 Collage workshop adults (max 40) Museum. Create fabric

collages with 3D effects, shadows and fog, landscapes using 5 x 5-inch

formats or mini-quilts in your choice of color. Thread painting and

coloring will be demonstrated. $25 materials fee for a collage kit from

the Museum shop.


17 Sept Thurs: evening Museum lecture/demo 45 minutes


*St. Petersburg, FL*

19 Sept Sat 10-2 Silk Dyeing and Foiling workshop at Fiberologie, St.

Petersburg www.fiberologie.com or 727.895.1294


3 Oct Sat 10-2: Collage and 3D workshop at Fiberologie, St. Petersburg



21-22 Nov: Craft Art Show by Florida Craftsmen Dye a Silk Scarf 10-4 St.



*Houston, Texas*

11-18 Oct: Houston International Quilt Festival classes (see website for

details and pics)



Registration forms for Diane Smith's 2010 Surface Design and Fabric Dyeing retreats will be available at the "FiberSmith Booth" at the Jacksonville QuiltFest, September 24-26, 2009. 


Diane Smith





Apopka Quilt Company has moved to a new location!

It’s only 1/10th of a mile from our old store :-)

We will be closed August 31-Sept. 6th to unpack and decorate but we’ll have our Grand Reopening on Labor Day, Sept. 7th from 10-2pm!
Stop by to see our beautiful new store. More space, a large private classroom with French doors and best of all, no more parking problems because of the Tag Office!  (We were so over that, especially this past week!)

Directions to new store: Turn at light from 436 onto Semoran Commerce Place as usual but do not make a left into parking lot. Continue down 4 buildings and we’ll be on the left, next to Sealife Aquarium Service and across from the church. It looks small on the outside but it’s B I G on the inside!

Our new address is 174A
Semoran Commerce Place, Suite 102, Apopka, FL 32703.

Our phone # stays the same:  407-889-0077.

See you at the “Grand Reopening!”




SSQA Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach


SSQA's Annual Meeting is free and will be held Saturday, Nov.14 at 7:15 PM at the quilt show in West Palm Beach. Discount show admission available to members & their guests, plus discount on Robbi Joy Eklow lecture the afternoon before the meeting. Meeting includes brief election, drawing for the raffle quilt winner, Quilts of Valor block event, and door prizes. More details and registration form available soon online at http://www.ssqa.org




Be a part ofBras for a Cause, Art Stitching Lives Back Together.”
Decorate a bra in your own imaginative way using any mixed art media such as quilting, beading, painting, etc. For inspiration, GOOGLE - "Artfull Bras Project".

Prize Money will be awarded as follows:
Best of Show - $150.00;
1st Place - $100.00; 2nd Place - $75.00; 3rd Place - $50.00
Preview Gala Night - Friday, January 15 at 7:00 PM

Use a size 36C bra. Inexpensive bras can be purchased from discount merchandise stores. The bra must be covered both inside and out including the straps. The inside need not be part of the design. Attach to a padded hanger when finished.

You must submit one completed registration form per entry (form may be photocopied) with entry fee of $5.00. Registration forms must be received no later than November 30, 2009. Your registration fee(s) includes free admission to the show for the person entering the art. Fee waived if art donated for silent auction. Donated art is tax deductible.


For more info: http://www.lemonststudio.com/BFAC%20Entry%20Form.html






Wednesday September 30th

10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Your day will include Lecture - Techniques Presentation & a Fabulous Trunk Show (Includes Lunch) at

 Halifax Plantation Country Club

Techniques Presentation - Simon will show us many applique' techniques including cutwork lace -embroidered decoupage (hottest popular technique) - how to use templates in embroidery - tassel making - fringe making - twisted cord making - paper piecing - Jenny's perfect quilt software and so much more.  Simon will also tell us about Jenny's latest technique called 'Faux Knitting'    

Byrd's Nest Quilt Shop & PFAFF/ Babylock Sewing Center. 

We will need  your credit card - name - &  e-mail address when you call.

386  447-1103  Palm Coast Shop

386  615-8789  Ormond Shop


For your 'Day with Simon' (includes lunch)

PS: There will be some great doorprizes. To just name a few.........Baby Lock's door prize is a 'Baby Lock Quilters Choice Sewing Machine!" (valued at $1,599.) - Amazing Designs gave a 1800 Mega Bundle Design Book (valued at $3,000.) - Martha Pullen pattern and design C.D. - Hope Yoder Patterns and Design C.D. - Clover gave several items- Threads  from several companies - this is to just name a few........(can't wait to see if Jenny Haskins sends something special. )  You MUST be present to win - so come on - don't miss out! .