Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #136


November 2, 2009


Quilting Friends,


Im trying not to become a total quilting blog fanatic, but its hard.  There are some really solid bloggers out there, sharing an amazing amount of quilting information, photos, tutorials, videos, etc.  Here is a blogger who designs a new free-motion quilting design EACH DAY, and a video to go with it.  Im so impressed:  http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/




 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Now through Nov 8 Quilt Exhibit in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com (#136)


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 1-28 Quilt Exhibit in Panama City  www.vac.org.cn (#136)


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 6 Apr 25 Quilt Exhibit  in Gainesville http://www.qacdg.org/docs/quiltNatFla.htm   (#136)


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


Feb 12-14 Quilt Show in Panama City www.sabqg.org (#136)


Feb 19-20 Quilt Show in Ocala bethsherman@yahoo.com (#136)


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 (#136)





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


April 6-9 SSQA Symposium,  location TBA www.SSQA.org (#136) 




Belleview Busy Bees Quilt Show "Crazy for Quilts!"
Feb. 19-20, 2010
Silver Springs Presbyterian Church
674 Silver Rd.
Ocala FL
Hours: 9-4, Admission: $5
Contact Beth Sherman  bethsherman@yahoo.com





Feb 12-14 Quilt Show in Panama City, "I AM CREATIVE!". St. Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1607 Baker Court, information  www.sabqg.org or 850-769-1314 jobuck@mchsi.com

The Visual Arts Center in Panama City is holding a showing of Quilt National quilts for the month of February. We are excited about having two quilt shows at the same time. Come visit us!  www.vac.org.cn





Hello Everyone,


The Textile tour to Japan is just around the corner. Most of the group of 22 people leaves for Kyoto on November 2nd; we return on November 17th. We are pulling out our suitcases and deciding how much empty space to leave for the goodies we hope to bring back.


That said, last evening Bonnie and I chatted about our May tour to France. Four spaces remain to be filled for our May 2010 tour. We've made additions to our web site and urge you to take a look. I've added a link to a PDF file, so you can easily download a brochure for the tour. Why didn't I think of this sooner? I've attached it above.


And I've put on the web site an October "sneak peek" with details about the Paris neighborhood in which we'll be staying.




Come, join the group and enjoy the fun of visiting Paris and Normandy with our small group.


Jeanne and Bonnie







An Exhibit of New Quilts Representing Flora & Fauna

Indigenous To Florida.

February 6 thru April 25, 2010


Florida Museum of Natural History

SW 34th Street and Hull Road

Gainesville, Florida


Presented in partnership with

Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild







The 28th Annual Capital City Quilt Show: From Canvas to Quilt extends through November 8.  On November 8, there will be a drawing for the Opportunity Quilt. There is still time to enter the Silent Auction.


Museum of Florida History

R. A. Gray Building

500 South Bronough Street

Tallahassee, FL







SSQA - Symposium! April 6 - 9, 2011
The symposium will be held April 6 to 9 in 2011, somewhere on the west coast of the state. Locations are under consideration...if you have suggestions, please contact the Symposium chair Dee Duckworth at dee.duckworth@yahoo.com


If you have a teacher you would like to see come to Florida please

 e-mail Dee Duckworth (dee.duckworth@yahoo.com).   You do not have to be a member of SSQA to attend or give suggestions.







"All Around the Town" raffle quilt drawing on Nov. 14

Your last chance to buy a ticket will be at the World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach. The Sunshine State Quilters Association raffle quilt will be on display throughout the show, but the winning ticket will be drawn Saturday evening at the SSQA Annual Meeting, right in the convention center.

See this quilt on the SSQA website at: http://www.ssqa.org.







Im writing to you to ask you for your help. I work at the Orange County Regional History Center and we are about to open our new exhibit: Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt Project, November 3 December 6, 2009. This exhibit of seven quilts in the History Center's grand staircase honors Florida's fallen heroes in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, as part of the Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt Project. Each square of every quilt displayed bears the name of a deceased soldier and expresses a patriotic design. This project was inspired by a young Florida seaman returning from duty in Iraq who expressed a desire to honor the friends he lost. You can read more about it here on our Web site: http://www.thehistorycenter.org/exhibits/upcoming/quilts  

The Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt Project is in need of quilt square donations if they are to continue making these quilts. At the History Center, were trying to help out the Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt Project by giving every visitor who comes to the History Center between November 3 December 6 , $2 off admission if they bring in a completed quilt square to donate to the Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt Project.
I am asking if I might be able to mail you some flyers for you to display at your quilting guild meetings or to hand out so that quilters will see the flyers and want to come to the History Center and donate a square they have completed. This would be a great way for quilters to quilt for a cause and help honor Floridas veterans. You could even use this as a club project. The Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt Project asks that the completed quilt squares be 91/2" in size, with a patriotic or military design, and with enough space to write the name of the deceased service member.
If you are interested in helping our efforts, please send an email to Aven.Davis@ocfl.net

with the snail-mail address that I should mail the flyers to. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Id really appreciate if you could help us make a difference for the soldiers and their families who have sacrificed so much for our freedom!
If you want more information on the Florida Fallen Heroes Quilting Project, visit http://www.nbbd.com/fallenheroes/ .

Aven Davis
Marketing & Public Relations Assistant
Orange County Regional History Center
East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: 407.836.7046 Fax:
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Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television
February 6-May 16, 2010
60 years of costumes from some of the most popular films and television shows of all time