Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #138


February 4, 2010


Quilting Friends,


I spent some time this week updating the Show and  Here's a quilter's message board that is quite extensive: www.quiltingboard.com

To get a complete listing of all the upcoming  shows, retreats, workshops, shop hops, exhibits, etc, please visit www.floridaquiltnetwork.com/calendar.html


CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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


Feb 3-Mar 2 Quilt Exhibit in Ft. Myers fiberplay@aol.com (#138)


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 6-7 Farm & Quilt Festival in Dade City www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org (#137)


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


Feb 10-13 Shop Hop in Central Florida aquiltersdream.biz (#138)


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


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


Feb 18-20 Sewing & Quilt Expo in Tampa www.SewingExpo.com (#137)


Feb 19-20 Quilt Show in Ocala bethsherman@yahoo.com (#138)


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


Feb 25-28 Quilt Retreat in Deland  www.besewcreative.com (#137)


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


Feb 26-27 Quilt Show in Palm Beach  www.palmbchcoquiltersguild.com (#133)


Feb 27 Quilt Show in Hudson grafton@snet.net (#138)


March 4-5 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora www.lakequiltguild.com  (#138)


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


Mar 5-6 Quilt Show in St. Petersburg www.suncoastquiltingcircle.org (#138)


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


Mar 11-14 Quilt Retreat in Bunnell www.BeSewCreative.com (#138)


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


March 13 Quilt Show in Bushnell 262-878-4272 (#137)


March 13 Quilt Show in Trenton  http://suwanneeshops.com (#138)


March 19-21 Quilt Show in Panama City www.onceuponaquilt.com (#135)


March 20 SSQA meeting in Daytona Beach www.SSQA.org (#137)


March 20 Quilt Presentation & Trunk Show in Daytona Beach dee.duckworth@yahoo.com (#137)


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


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


March 26-28 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.besewcreative.com (#137)


April 10 Bus Shop Hop in Central Florida aqd@embarqmail.com (#138)


May 10-23 Tour of France www.jeannemillstours.com (#136)


June 3-6 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg aquiltersdream.biz (#137)


June 12-22 Quilt Tour in Ireland m.forton@cietours.com  (#138)


Sept 16-19 Quilt Retreat in Deland www.besewcreative.com (#138)


Nov 5-7 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.besewcreative.com (#137)


Nov 5-6 Quilt Show in Ocala 352-629-8182 (#138)


Nov 12-13 Quilt Show in Tampa http://www.featherprincesses.org/QuiltShow.htm (#137)





Jan 21-22 Quilt Show in Orlando www.FloridaCabinFever.com (#138)


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


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





QUILT SHOW IN St. Petersburg



Today's Pleasures... Tomorrow's Treasures XIII 
March 5 & 6, 2010
Friday 10 am - 5 pm & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

$6 at the door or $10 for a 2 day pass

Held at:  St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus Gymnasium
6605 5th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.


Boutique - Vendors' Mall - Charity Quilt

  Door Prizes - Silent Mini Quilt Auction

  Quilters Walk Auction - Make'n'Take Booth

  Children's Treasure Hunt - Food Available 

Free Sewing Machine Raffle & Free ample parking on-site


- Demonstrations -

 Friday...... March 5th

11 am  Pauline Salzman - Tips & Techniques
 1 pm  Alberta Dalke - Scrap Quilts

 2 pm  The Singing Quilter


 Saturday...... March 6th

11 am  Pauline Salzman - Tips & Techniques
 1 pm  Brenda Grampsas - Quilt Appraiser

 2 pm  The Singing Quilter


More info: http://www.suncoastquiltingcircle.org





Quilting Natural Florida Book Signing and Luncheon


Dr. Patricia Cox Crews, Director

International Quilt Study Center and Museum

(Lincoln, Nebraska)


Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, Trenton, FL

Friday, February 5, 2010

10:30 -11:15 a.m. – reception

11:15 a.m.  - noon –  Dr. Crews’ presentation, Q&A

Noon - 2:15 p.m. – continuous lunch service


          Join Dr. Crews for lunch (optional) and a book signing in conjunction with her appearance as keynote speaker for Quilting Natural Florida 2.  Innovative QNF-themed quilts also will be on display at the book signing


          To make pre-paid reservations for lunch (not required but encouraged), call the Suwannee Valley Shoppe, (352) 463-3842.  Pre-paid lunch is $15 and includes choice of soup and a half sandwich or garden salad, plus beverage, tax and tip.  Desserts are available at additional cost. 



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            Professor Patricia Cox Crews joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1984.  She teaches textile history and textile science courses, and is director of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, which houses the world’s largest public collection of quilts (more than 3,000) dating from the early 1700s to the present.


            Dr. Crews has published more than 50 technical papers about the history, preservation, and performance of textiles, and has received several awards for distinguished teaching and outstanding research. Her book, “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers,” won the Smithsonian’s Frost Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Crafts in 1993.  Her more recent books include “American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940,”  and  “Wild by Design:  Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts,” which won the 2004 Textile Society of America’s R. L. Shep Award for best book in the field.  In 2003, Dr. Crews was named a Willa Cather Professor for Outstanding Scholarship.  Most recently, Dr. Crews was honored as the 2006 inductee to the Nebraska Quilters' Hall of Fame.



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The Belleview Busy Bee Quilters present their
2010 Crazy Quilt Show
Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th
9 AM    to    4 PM
Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church
674 Silver Road
Ocala, Fl.  

Maricamp Road to Emerald  (Stop light)
left turn to end, then turn right 


We will be having 3 different raffles
The main one is a crazy quilt with a written appraisal of $1200.00
Second raffle is a youngsters quilt with matching pillow and carrying bag.

Third raffle is an excellent iron which has a value of $300.00

We have more vendors than last year!  
Come see us!

Any questions, send an email to kestes6534@aol.com








Text Box:  
Quilt  Show

By Anthony Quilt ‘N’Go Club

Date:  Friday and Saturday  November 5th & 6th, 2010

Location:  Ocala Marion County Assn of Realtors, Inc.

3105 NE 14th Street, Ocala, Florida 34475


Text Box:  






Questions?  Contact Marilyn @352-629-8182






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








Sweetheart Shop Hop Feb 10th-13th Four Sweet Quilt Shops.  Four Grand Prizes will be issued.  Each Grand Prize winner will win 12 yards of fabric 3 from each shop.  Lots of door prizes.  Purchase a passport and receive free fabric.  For more information contact Connie at A Quilter's Dream 352-728-1482 or email aqd@embarqmail.com





Bus Shop Hop Saturday April 10th.  Visit 3 different shops have breakfast, snacks and lunch and dessert at the last stop.  Demos at each shop, games on the bus and lots of fun.  For more information contact Connie at aqd@embarqmail.com



A Quilter's Dream Quilt Retreat June 3-6th 4 days 3 nights Accommodations and meals, demos, classes quilto table runner exchange Flip Flop fantasy Challenge 2 hours long Arm Use free.  For more information go to http://www.aquiltersdream.biz

then select Quilt Retreat


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





BeSewCreative Quilting Retreats will quickly become your favorite get-away vacation.  We specialize in relaxing, stress-free quilting retreats.  Our retreats will spark your creativity, and inspire you to try new quilting techniques from design through binding.  Allow yourself to explore your Creative side.  Bring a friend, meet new friends.  Schedule a retreat for your Guild or your Quilt Shop.  For more information and to see available dates and retreat themes go to www.BeSewCreative.com   Chocolate addicts welcome!
Register NOW for 2010 Quilt Retreats
Mar 11-14     Sew Creative Sewing & Quilting Retreat ~ Sponsored by Sew & Quilt Shop, Bunnell
                    Registration extended ~ Must receive NLT Feb 9
June 3-6       A Quilters Dream Retreat ~ Sponsored by A Quilters Dream, Leesburg
Sept 16-19    A Creative Quilters Retreat ~ Sponsored by Quilt Shop of Deland
Nov 5-7        Clermont Sew & Quilt Retreat ~ Sponsored by Clermont Sewing & Quilting
For more details go to www.BeSewCreative.com

Rhonda Baker
BeSewCreative Quilt Retreats







Art Quilters Unlimited in Fort Myers will be the featured artists at the Arts for Act Gallery in downtown Fort Myers from February 3rd - March 2nd.  The gallery address is 2265 First Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33901.  For further information phone Carol Holsopple at 239-541-0226, or email fiberplay@aol.com







Join Quilt and Craft Lovers on


June 12-22, 2010

 Air & Land Price: $2760.00 per person sharing twin room

Airline Departure Taxes: $117 subject to change until paid in full and ticketed

(based on a minimum of 25 people traveling)

Single Room Supplement: $400.00

Travel Protection Plan (optional but recommended): $149 per person


This leisurely paced tour features visits with local Irish Quilters and stops at unique shops and fabric mills such as the Crafters Basket and Foxford Woolen Mills.  In addition, both quilters and non-quilters will enjoy the breathtaking views along the Atlantic Drive, Glencar Waterfall and the famous Cliffs of Moher.  You’ll be amazed while observing the production and decoration of Belleek China and the expert weaving of famous Irish woolens.  Visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and even sample a draft in the roof-top bar, Gravity, overlooking Dublin. Join in the fun by singing and dancing along with the traditional Irish entertainment during dinners at lively pubs.  Go back in time and enjoy a Medieval banquet in a 15th century castle.  Take a walking tour around Cong, made famous by the 1952 movie The Quiet Man and visit some truly unique sites like the Achill Island and the remains of almost 100 traditional stone cottages, Knock Shrine, and Bunratty Folk Park.  And of course there’s great shopping for crystal, linens, fabric and other Irish goods.


Included is roundtrip airfare from Orlando, breakfast every day, 9 dinners, first class hotels with private bath for 8 nights, the services of a delightful Irish driver/guide, and sightseeing by luxury coach NO “OPTIONAL” EXTRAS!


For more information contact: Margaret Forton, CIE Tours International

954-370-1970    m.forton@cietours.com









Quilt Show: Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, at Word of Life Florida, 14800 Hudson Ave., Hudson (7 ½ miles from US 19).  Last year we had over 100 quilts.  Show admission $3.00.  This is part of our annual fund-raiser community yard sale and auction which begins at 8:00 AM.  All proceeds go to allow underprivileged children to attend Christian summer camp. 


More info: grafton@snet.net






Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild of Orlando, Florida is pleased to announce their biennial quilt show, Quilt Fever 2011 – January 21 – 22, 2011.  Join us at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida, for a display of over 300 quilts and wearables, 20 plus vendors, and quilt appraisals by Teddy Pruett. Special exhibits include Keepsake Challenge, Vintage Revisited, and the quilts of Nancy Prince and Mary Sorensen. Door prizes, demonstrations, Boutique, miniature quilt silent auction, and a fabulous Donation Quilt all combine to make this a must-see quilt show!  Admission $7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plenty of free parking, buses welcome. Bus groups of 25 and over, $6.00 per person, advance arrangements preferred.

Email: quiltfever2011@floridacabinfever.com.

Web site:  www.floridacabinfever.com








Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old-Time Craft Festival


In Celebration of National Quilt Month

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

9am to 4pm - Trenton, Florida


Celebrate America's quilting heritage with hundreds of quilts

& handmade crafts displayed in a wide variety of historic

buildings centered around Trenton's turn

of the century railroad depot &

unique downtown.


Also featuring...

• Antiques and antique cars

• Music, dancing and clogging

• Demonstrations of quilting, and bed turning

along with many other homemade crafts.

• Friday night antique and craft preview with

barbeque and pickin’ at the Depot

Sponsored by the City of Trenton, Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce,

Pure Water Wilderness, Progress Energy, and the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.


Contact Stephanie Metts at 352-463-3842 or

Kyle Stone at 352-463-3467 for more information