Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #135


October 2, 2009


Quilting Friends,


Lots and lots to share with you this month, I’m so glad everyone in Florida is sharing their news with us….


First off, if you live anywhere near Sanford, I invite you to join a little informal quilting group that we recently started.  We’re calling ourselves iQuilt, and we meet monthly on the fourth Thursday to sit, sew, show-n-tell, share great quilting info, and generally enjoy a fun quilting evening.  We try to have a fun program each month, but if the topic is something that doesn’t interest you, there is plenty of room to do your own thing.  See more on my guild page: www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com/guilds.htm and search for ‘iQuilt’.


I recently discovered an online quilt show with 579 quilts displayed.  One blogger has invited lots of other bloggers to publish a photo of their favorite quilt and write about it.  I look at a few quilts every night after a long day of running around.  Its fun to read what the creators say about their quilts:



Another website with beautiful quilts to look at and actually vote on is here:



I also wanted to let you know about my adventures with Sulky’s KK2000 basting spray.  You may have noticed that the spray can has recently changed to a green top (from blue) and I have noticed that when I used the spray, the quilt sandwich did not hold together as well as before.  So I wrote to Sulky with my concerns, and here is their answer:


Because the new, state-of-the-art directional spray nozzle in the green-capped can delivers the glue more slowly and more precisely, you need to hold it over the area a little longer than you did with the blue-capped can. By moving the can more slowly, more product will be delivered to your project.  The new KK 2000 is just as sticky and does NOT require more product in total, just slower movement to deliver it.

Some people may perceive that they are using more product for the same amount of stickiness, but the reality is they are not. 

One of our product testers suggests that if you are accustomed to a certain application movement from using the blue-capped can, spray LIGHTLY on both surfaces, using the same touch and movement you used with the blue-capped can, and the result will be equal, if not better than, the original.

She says:  “Because the new nozzle delivers a tighter spray pattern, I can target more precisely, so the coverage goes where I want it.  I pay more attention to the edges so I get an even dispersal in those areas.  The amount of overspray with this new formulation and directional spray nozzle is MUCH LESS.  Before, I held the can 6 to 10 inches above the project and sprayed.  Now I get the best results when the can is 5 to 8 inches above the project.  With a smaller target area, it does take a bit longer to dispense the same amount of product.”

Thank you again for taking the time to write to us with your concerns.  I am going to post this information on our website and I hope it will be helpful to anyone who feels the difference like you did.

Kind regards,

Patti Lee
Vice President
Consumer Relations
Sulky of America


PS: I used the spray again tonight, and kept the bottle at 6 from the fabric, slowed down my motions, and it worked much better than before.  I hope this information helps!




 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)



NOW thru Oct 25 Art Quilt Exhibit in Vero Beach www.verobeachmuseum.org



Oct 2-31 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne 321-768-2060  (#135)


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 10 Florida Quilt Study Group Mtg in Trenton sewmuch63@hotmail.com (#135)


Oct 10 Art and Fiber Exhibit in St. Petersburg www.silkdyes.com (#135)


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


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


Oct 12-18: Quilt classes in Houston www.silkdyes.com  (#135)


Oct 15 Textile Lecture in Tallahassee  www.museumoffloridahistory.com



Oct 16-18 Quilt Show in White Springs www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster (#135)


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


Oct 23-25 Quilt Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale   www.quiltingbythebay.com (#135)


Oct 24 Quilt Show in Spring Hill  www.hernandoquiltersguild.com (#135)


Oct 25 Quilt Workshop in Vero Beach  www.verobeachmuseum.org



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 6 – Jan 10 Quilt Exhibit in St. Petersburg www.spcollege.edu/FIMuseum  (#135)


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 13-14 Quilt Show in Trenton www.springhousequilters.org (#135)


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


Nov 13-14 SSQA Annual Meeting in Palm Beach  www.ssqa.org (#135)


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)


Jan 30 Quilt Challenge Show in Dade City www.kumquatfestival.org/ (#135)


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  www.palmbchcoquiltersguild.com (#133)


March 4-5 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora www.lakequiltguild.com  (#135)


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)


March 19-21 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.onceuponaquilt.com (#135)


March 20-21 Quilt Show in Venice www.vaqg.org (#135)


March 25-28 Quilt Walk in Lake City lakecityquiltwalk@yahoo.com (#135)


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





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







Sunshine State Quilters Association meeting...everyone is welcome!

SSQA has a discount that gives you a 3-day admission bracelet and half off the Robbi Joy Eklow lecture Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm, plus the Saturday night meeting at 7:15pm. It’s only $19, and you may invite your friends to register with SSQA to get the same deal! You do not have to be an SSQA member to get in on this!

The SSQA meeting itself is free (non-members are welcome to attend, and can have the discount either way).

Print as many forms as you need (one for each person): http://www.ssqa.org/nextmeet.htm

We’ll have a brief business meeting with the election, drawing the winning ticket on our raffle quilt (http://www.ssqa.org/images/raffle/0911ssqa.htm) plus more fun & prizes. Bring your 12" block(s) for the Quilts of Valor project, too! Details online and in the October SSQA newsletter.

Your registration must be sent by Oct. 17 to get in on the discount.





Quilt Show In The Spring Hill Botanical Gardens

Hernando Quilters’ Guild

Place:  Nature Coast Botanical Gardens

               1489 Parker Avenue

               Spring Hill, Florida

Date/Time:  October 24th, 2009  10:00 – 4:00  ($4.00 fee at entrance)

Boutique Table, Vendor Booths, Raffle Quilt






Fiber Art Exhibit:

Dirty Dozen Exposed! 2009
6th annual exhibit




From October 2nd through October 31st,

Boutique 4 Quilters


The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists will transform the Boutique 4 Quilters

classroom into an exhibit of over 60 original fiber art pieces,

made with a variety of exciting materials and techniques. 

In addition, two group projects will be featured. 


Reception October 3rd, 1-3 PM

General viewing during regular store hours


Boutique 4 Quilters is located at

2945 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, FL 

Store hours are M-F 9:30-5, Sat. 9:30-4.  Phone 321-768-2060


Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists: Barbara Bilbo, Jill Brown, Paula Furgason,

Peggy Horsfield, Elizabeth King, Ellen Lindner, Bev O’Connell, Dij Pacarro,

Ruth Anne Parker, Lisa-Marie Sanders, Irene Watson, Martha Wolfe





Annual Kumquat Quilt Challenge - 2009 Theme - It's All About Orange!  Submission deadline Jan. 22, 2010.  Go to:  http://www.kumquatfestival.org/ for rules and entry form.  Or email epquilters@yahoo.com






Kumquat Festival Quilt Challenge Show - Jan. 30, 2010, downtown Dade City, FL


Pioneer Museum Annual Farm Festival and Quilt Show, Dade City, FL

Feb. 6 and 7, 2010.  9am to 4 pm. 






The next meeting of the Florida Quilt Study Group will be held on Saturday, October 10th at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton. Doors open at 9:30am; meeting begins at 10:00am. The topic for the morning session is quilt borders.
There are quilts with no border (but maybe needed one), quilts with lyrical appliqued vines and flowers, intricately pieced borders, some simple, some whacky, some wild, over the top, or just insane! What quilts have you seen that were remarkable for the borders? Did you ever buy a quilt just for the border? Bring photos or your own quilts to show.
After a lunch break in the cafe, we return to the afternoon session which is open. Bring whatever you would like to show and discuss, a new acquisition, a new discovery or something you have been wondering about. For more information, contact Mary Anne Randall at sewmuch63@hotmail.com





Quilting by the Bay




Santa’s Workshop Quilt Retreat
Friday Oct 23 – Sunday Oct 25
Comfort Inn Conference Center Panama City



Instead of waiting to the last minute to finish your holiday gifts this year, treat yourself to a weekend of fun and get the satisfaction of having your gifts ready early!  Fun, relaxation, time to sew and create, plus pampering, what else could a quilter want?

bullet Three days of fun-filled sewing just in time to make or finish your holiday gifts
noon - 10:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 am – 10:30 pm; Sunday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
bullet Great demos throughout the day to inspire you
bullet Santa’s Elves (aka QBTB Staff) available to press and unstitch for you
bullet On-site shopping, lots of kits for quick gifts
bullet Embroidery machines available to personalize pillowcases
bullet Personal delivery service from QBTB
bullet Lunch and dinner provided
bullet Goodie Bag

All for just $99

Comfort Inn Conference Center 1013 23rd Street
Hotel rooms available for just $59 per night (+ taxes)
call 1-888-769-9696 for reservations, ask for poolside room







Six Pinellas County guilds have joined with the St. Petersburg College

Florida International Museum to exhibit some of the county's best fiber

arts from November 6, 2009 to January 10, 2010.  At the same time the

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum traveling collection will be displayed.


We cordially invite all quilters and fiber artists to this event. 


NAME OF SHOW: Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain

Quilt Museum, and Sew It's Art: Best of Pinellas County Quilts.

DATE:  November 6, 2009 - January 10, 2010


PLACE: Florida International Museum at St. Petersburg College

                244 Second Avenue, N. 

                St. Petersburg, FL 33701

PHONE: (727) 341-7900

WEB: www.spcollege.edu/FIMuseum


HOURS: Gallery open Tuesday - Saturday from 10AM to 5PM

                Sunday from 12 noon to 5PM

Last entry at 4PM daily

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Weekend, and New Year's



ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors/Military $6, Groups of 10 or more $5,

Students $5,

Children 6 and under - Free


FEATURES: Weekend programs, Pauline Salzman Quilt Collection, and more


PARTICIPATING GUILDS: SunCoast Quilting Circle (St. Petersburg), Largo

Cracker Quilters (Largo), Quilter's Crossing (Palm Harbor),

Procrastinating Quilters (Clearwater), Hidden Stitches A Chapter of The

Applique Society (Clearwater), Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild





Venice Area Quilters Guild Presents Our Biennial Show
"Quilting by the Gulf XIII"
Venice Community Center
326 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, FL  34285

Saturday, March 20, 2010   9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 21, 2010   10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission $7.00


·       200+ Quilts

·       Giant Boutique with Gorgeous and Unique Handmade Items

·       Merchant Mall

·       Quilt Appraiser

·       Silent Auction of Small Quilts - An Auction Each Day

·       Silent Block Auction

·       Antique Quilt Turning

·       Tea Room for Snacks and Lunch

·       Opportunity Quilt

·       Door Prizes

·       Handicap Accessible

·       Free Parking

·       Bus Parking Available

Map Link:                                   http://tiny.cc/VeniceQuiltShow

Additional Quilt Show Info:   www.vaqg.org






Springhouse Quilters will be presenting their biannual quilt show on November 13-14, at the First United Methodist Church, 203 NE Second St., Trenton, FL  32693.  Over 150 quilts, judged show, viewers choice, vendors, gift shop and more.   Contact Lois Scott, 352 463 3842, or email jssslwtes@aol.com, www.springhousequilters.org.







Event:  Fourth Annual Lake City Quilt Walk

Dates:  March 25 - 28, 2010

Where:  Historic Downtown, Lake City, Florida

Contact:  Gene Perry

e-mail address:  lakecityquiltwalk@yahoo.com

Contact:  Lee Starr

e-mail address: nysaralee@att.net   

What's taking place:

Educational Program - March 25, 26, 27 and 28

Quilt Show:  March 26, 27

Quilt Walk:  March 26, 27

Vendor Mall:  March 26, 27

Car Show: March 27

Much more

Website:  lakecity427.tripod.com.  Also event information will be posted on www.amygenes.com.







21st Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale, October 16-18, 2009


The Lady of the Lake Quilter’s Guild will be one of the hosts for the 21st Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, on US 41 in White Springs, Fl., October 16-18, 2009. Times: Fri and Sat 9-5 PM, Sunday 9-4PM. This is a judged quilt show with many vendors, boutiques, drawings, door prizes, lectures, a block contest, raffles and food concessions. The theme is “Year of the Child,” the admission fee is $3.00 per person.


Ramona Dewees, 386-496-3876, rdewees@yahoo.com,


or Stephanie Sikora 386-208-1381, rjwildlife@windstream.net.


Call for details on park, 1-877-635-3655 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster


Buses Welcome!




Rooted in Tradition:  Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum continues through October 25, 2009 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.


This exhibition chronicles the history of the art quilt movement from 1980 through the present.  All sixty-four quilts on display are on loan from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's permanent collection of more than 350 quilts.  The exhibition illustrates the evolution from the traditional craft of quilt making to the contemporary art form of today.  Admission is free for this exhibition.


Additionally, the Museum will host a workshop with Maya Schonenberger entitled The Landscape of Quilting - An Art Quilt Workshop.  You will learn to design your own quilted landscape.  The background consists of an easy machine-piecing method.  Raw edge appliqué and 3-D embellishment are used for details such as leaves, bushes, etc.  Stems and tree trunks are pieced and thread painted.  Bring in your sewing machine and have fun experimenting with different techniques and materials.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

10 am - 4 pm

$175 (Museum members $165)


Ellyn Giordano

Museum Art School Manager

Vero Beach Museum of Art

3001 Riverside Park Drive

Vero Beach, FL  32963

(772) 231-0707 ext. 116




Once Upon A Quilt, Inc


Quilt Show by the Sea

March 19, 20 & 21  2010


Admission $8 per day, $18 for a 3 day pass

Door prizes, lecture, Live demonstrations, Silent Quilt Auction, Merchant Mall, National Teachers, Workshops, Special Exhibits, Raffle Quilt and Quilt Competition









Saturday 10 October 2009: "Mixed-Up Media" show opens with reception
from 6-9 pm at the Interior Motives Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL.
Marlene Glickman's mini-quilt collages will be on display as well as a
variety of other artwork by talented women who create sculptures,
jewelry, paintings and more. Gallery is located at 1110 Central Ave, St.
Pete, FL 33705 just a few blocks away from Florida Craftsmen gallery off
5th St. and Central Avenue. Phone for more info from gallery owner
Leslie at 727-898-6061 or Marlene at www.silkdyes.com or


Monday Oct 12-Sunday Oct 18: Houston Quilt classes by Marlene Glickman.
There are still a few opening in her Silk Experience classes on Monday
and Friday evenings where students will learn to dye their own silk
(that feels and sews like cotton) with instant setting dyes creating
their own quilting fabrics. They will also dye silks scarves while
learning this process to take home for themselves or gifts for the
holidays. See www.quilt.com for more info and to sign up. For more
details contact Marlene at www.silkdyes.com or Marlene@123webmagic.com



Lake County Quilter's Guild

28th Annual

FANtastic Quilt Show

March 4 & 5, 2010


Lake Receptions

4425 Highway 19A

Mount Dora, Florida  32757

Thursday, March 4:  9:a.m. - 6:p.m.

Friday, March 5:  9:a.m. – 4:p.m.


Judged show; viewer's choice, demonstrations, door prizes, donation quilt, boutique, vendors,           quilt sales, fashion show, table top quilts,

              silent auction and more.


Admission $6.00; Pre-arranged groups of 25 or        more:  $5.00 each.


Lake County Quilters Guild, Inc.

P.O. Box 1065, Tavares, FL  32778


www.lakequiltguild.com  lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com






3rd Thursday on October 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at 3rd Thursday.  Maura Ulloa and Mary Glowacki will present a program on Peruvian textiles. The duet of Carlos y Carlos will entertain with Latin jazz and flamenco guitar music. Gordo's restaurant will cater the food for $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The program and parking are free.


Museum of Florida History

R. A. Gray Building

500 South Bronough Street

Downtown Tallahassee




Wanda Richey

Public Relations

Museum of Florida History

500 South Bronough Street

Tallahassee, FL  32399-0250




Join our mailing list by clicking on www.museumoffloridahistory.com,

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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 11 pounds, 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.  


Last chance to WIN!


The drawing will take place at our October 20th meeting… winner need not be present to win.  Only 200 chances, at just $10 each, are being offered, so the opportunity to win is great!  Send a check or money order, payable to GCQG or Gold Coast Quilters Guild to:


GCQG – Featherweight

P.O. Box 710

Boca Raton, FL   33429-0710


Please include your name, address, phone and email address so we can fill out your entry stub.  If you would like the other part of the ticket mailed to you, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.

We’ll be at World Quilt Florida in West Palm Beach this November 13-15… so come and see our beautiful 2010 Donation Quilt “Traditions Remembered” and get your chances to win it!  Pieced by Beth Anderson , Jean DeFrances, Linda Freyer and Linda Wilson , appliquéd by Barbara Hahl, and quilted by Linda Wilson , it was adapted from a design by Kim Diehl who will be visiting our guild this coming January, so we’re hoping to have her sign the quilt too!  Tickets are just $1 each or 6 for $5 and may also be purchased by mail.