Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #139


March 6, 2010


Quilting Friends,


If you're planning on traveling for Spring Break to a different country and have any type of allergy, particularly food, then head on over to the Allerglobal website. At this website, you check off your allergies, select the language of the country you are going to, and then it will print out a card for you to carry with you, when you order food in restaurants. You don't want to end up like a friend of mine did in Germany.  She didn't know the German word for rye (which she was allergic to), nor did she know they ground it up with other grain so she didn't recognize its taste...until she started having an asthma attack. Just show the card to the server when you order. Check it out at...

 If you’re a DIY Bag lover, here is a website for you… http://diybaglover.blogspot.com/ Bunches of bags: lots of tutorials and photos.  Yum!

I've organized the posts a little:  the non-calendar related posts are first, in case you'd rather use the website's Calendar Page on the website to view the quilt happenings.

To get a complete, organized, hotlinked 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)




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


March 6 – April 31 Art Exhibit in Daytona Beach www.marymcbridearts.homestead.com (#139)


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   suwanneeshops.com (#138)


March 15-21 Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach marymcbridearts.homestead.com (#139)


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


March 19-27 Shop Hop in Tampa/Lakeland area www.bayareashophop.com (#139)


March 20 National Quilting Day in Largo www.pinellascounty.org/heritage (#139)


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 23-24 Kathie Briggs Workshop in New Smyrna Beach marymcbridearts.homestead.com (#139)


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


March 26 Kim Diehl Workshop in Boca Raton  Smyrna3 @ aol.com  (#139)


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


April 10 Bus Shop Hop in Central Florida aqd @ embarqmail.com (#139)


April 17 Quilt Study Group Mtg in Trenton   sewmuch63 @ hotmail.com (#139)


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  (#139)


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


Oct 29-30  Quilt Show in McIntosh  Marilyn @ Reintreestables.com (#139)


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)


Nov 19-20 Quilt Show in Riverview www.brandonquiltguild.com (#139)




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)





$5000 available: March 31 deadline


Groups planning to hold Quilt Discovery Days may apply to SSQA for money to help with the costs involved (room rental, printing, advertising, photograpghy, etc). Groups are not required to be SSQA members.

Discovery Days will record quilts currently in the state of Florida (no matter where they were made) so we can have the Florida Quilt Project included in the Quilt Index.

SSQA will be providing the fees needed for application and registration with Quilt Index, and groups around the state can help by getting as many quilts recorded as possible.

To see the Quilt Index museum of 50,00 quilts: http://www.quiltindex.org

To learn more about the Florida Quilt Project: http://www.ssqa.org/flqproject.htm

To hold a Quilt Discovery Day: http://www.ssqa.org/qdiscoverday.htm

To apply for a grant: http://www.ssqa.org/grants.htm




Give a Day   --   Get a Disney Day

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our organization!  This is a sew at home/on your own project.  These are the steps you need to take to be verified as a volunteer with the Disney Give a Day Get a Day Project.

1.     Go to our website at www.conkerrcancer.org you will find information there about our organization and instruction on how to sew a pillowcase.  Please note that the fabric needs to be 100% quality cotton and bright, cheerful and child-friendly.


2.      Make sure you go to the Disney Website at www.disneyparks.com and register your Day of Service.  Search under zip code 33809.  This is a little tricky-just below the express interest button, there is a NOTE, if you already confirmed a date click here.  Follow that link.   When asked for the date, be sure to put a date that will allow the pillowcases to reach me by mail.  If you will complete cases on 3/1, use 3/4 when asked for your date of service.


3.     Each participant will be required to make at least  5 pillowcases to be eligible for this project.  We feel that is a very attainable number.


4.     Drop off sites for the Tampa Bay chapter are located on the ConKerr website or mail to Carol Deloney  1045 Audubon Dr.  Lakeland, FL 33809.   Please insert a note with your pillowcases identifying them as being part of the Disney Project.


5.     Remember, your service must be completed and verified within 72 hours.


6.     You must be at least 18 yrs of age to sign up, and you may sign up a maximum of 8 additional members of your household.  Children must be at least 6 yrs of age to volunteer.  Children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when volunteering. 


7.     The ticket is non-transferable so you may not give it to someone else, but you may donate your ticket to one of the following non-profit organizations designated by Disney Parks through the Disney site:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern California
Dreams Take Flight Canada

 8.     Please email cdeloney1@verizon. net with questions.


Again, we thank you for participating, and please know that with every pillowcase, comes a smile from a sick child. 


Carol and Crystal






The American Quilt Study Group (AQSG), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of quilts and quiltmaking, is turning 30! We invite you to join the celebration by participating in a nationwide block challenge called “30s for 30” (see details below). For every 30 blocks received, one person’s name will be drawn to win those blocks. To learn more about AQSG and our annual Seminar, please visit our website at www.americanquiltstudygroup.org. Happy quilting!



·         Blocks must be 12-1/2” square (to finish to a 12-inch block) and made of either 1930s reproduction fabrics or vintage 1930s fabrics. Fabrics must be 100% cotton. Please prewash/preshrink all fabrics.

·         Blocks may be any design and any color combination, in keeping with the 1930s fabrics.

·         Send your blocks to the address below, along with a donation of $3 for the first block, and $1 for each block thereafter sent at the same time. Block donations from groups are welcome. Any funds collected in excess of those needed to complete the project will be donated to the AQSG Endowment fund.

·         The blocks will be photographed and the photos will be posted on the AQSG website, along with the maker’s name and state (or country).

·         Blocks will be compiled into sets of thirty. At Seminar 2010 in Minneapolis (Oct. 14-17), we will have a drawing for the various sets.  For each block that you send, your name will be entered once into the drawing. You do not need to be present to win.

·         Deadline for submitting blocks is Oct. 1, 2010.

Send your blocks and payment (checks made payable to AQSG) to: AQSG ’30s for 30 c/o Paula Pahl, 9204 Sugarstone Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130.  Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.

Questions? Contact Paula at the address above or email: paulapahl@q.com; phone: 303-204-2821.





Quilters from all around Pinellas County are gathering at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Florida on March 20, 2010 from 10 am - 3 pm to celebrate National Quilting Day.  Activities include demonstrations by The Treadle Lady, Linda Wade, display of treadle machines, hand cranks and accessories, Quilts displayed in historic buildings, and Hands on Activities.


Website for Heritage Village is www.pinellascounty.org/heritage (727)582-2123






Gold Coast Quilt Guild will be hosting Kim Diehl in March 2010.

She will be teaching "Old Fashioned Hospitality", a quilt from her book Simple Comforts. Kim will focus on invisible machine applique.


We have a few openings on Friday, March 26, 2010; time is  9-3 , at the Boca Raton Community Center. The fee is $60.


Kim is a well known national teacher and we are excited to have her with us!  If you would like to learn from one of the best, please contact me for a reservation or more information.


Barbara Hahl





Join Central Florida Quilters 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


Final Payment Due: April 2.


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 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 coachNO “OPTIONAL” EXTRAS!


For more information contact: Margaret Forton, CIE Tours International

 954-370-1970  or  m.forton@cietours. com


Margaret M. Forton


Director of Sales, Southeast

8811 Gatehouse Rd., #1

Plantation, FL  33324


m.forton@cietours. com






Sat April 10th.  $45.00 per person. 

Demos, Door Prizes, Food and Chocolate

Catch the bus at one of four Hopping Shops

A Quilter's Dream, Leesburg, Tomorrows Treasures Ocala, Suwanee Quilt Shoppe Trenton, Tomorrow Treasures Crystal River


For more information contact Connie at  A Quilter's Dream 352-728-1482 or aqd@embarqmail.com

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





Art Exhibition at the Peabody

Cacophony of Fiber

March 6 – April 31

Opening Reception: March 8, 6-7 PM

Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium

600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach

Contact: Mary McBride, 386-736-3039



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Preceding  the 7 PM performance by the United States Navy Band from Washington DC, the Rose Room Gallery in Peabody Auditorium will be glowing with color, line, rhythm and uncontainable joy as the exhibition Cacophony of Fiber opens on March 8 with a reception from 6 to 7 PM.

Cacophony of Fiber brings various fiber arts together in a harmonious song of joy. You can see delight in the face of Bobbie Baugh’s sculpture “Peace Like A River” featuring a woman hugging herself as her skirt swirls around her like flowing water, the curious gazes of the abstracted faces of “Helen” in Emma Webber’s hooked rug, and the mischief in Pamela Allen’s “Tooth Fairy 2.”  The circles in “Mud Cookies” may remind one of musical notes floating down the work but their playful image belies the story behind Patricia Anderson Turner’s award winning fiber art quilt depicting a poor Haitian woman mixing dirt and clay with salt and shortening to make a food staple called “mud cookies” which many pregnant women relied on for their daily sustenance. The work was based on photos by Turner’s friend Ariana Cubillos taken before the quake.*

These are not quilts that lay upon the beds quietly.  They are art that hangs on the wall. One piece close to being “traditional” is “Floral Crossword” by Jean M. Judd which has the random rhythm of black boxes refusing to line up in an organized pattern.  Likewise, Lucinda Carlstrom’s  “Transformations” is made from tiny 2.5” traditional pieced squares that are transformed by running from light to dark colors in a banner 25 by  87 inches long. There are riots of color literally dancing off their backgrounds interspaced with the calm of seas and landscapes with their undulating lines.  Flowers bounce up out of a bicycle basket looking like a chorus with mouths open in song and flames dance in sheer fibers. 

Among the works are fiber bowls, skeletons of leaves, a “Size 10” bustier, and even a magic carpet that floats across the space with vibrating colors.  One work is interactive.  It is Marlene Glickman’s “I Had a Dream” which is a doorway that visitors can pass through. On the back of the work there are pockets with paper and pens. Glickman says, “These people can use to write down their dreams for mankind or themselves and place in the sheer black pockets. I left some of the dreams inside some of the pockets so people get the idea and can read what people from all over the world have written.”

Curators Mary McBride and Judy Gillman are delighted to share these works by 26 artists. The art arrived from as far away as California where 92 year old Emma Webber happily hooks her rugs and Ontario Canada’s Pamela Allen who has become a spring staple in the New Smyrna Beach area.  McBride who is the Florida Regional Representative of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA.com), which is celebrating its 21th anniversary this year, said that 21 of the artists are members of the international fiber group.  Gilmer, an abstract painter, became interested in fiber art while attending workshops with McBride and now is proud to hang her own fiber work with other fiber artists.

For information about the exhibit and other fiber art programs in the area, contact Mary McBride at MaryMcBrideArts@gmail.com or phone 386-736-3039.

The exhibition is open during Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For information about performances at the Peabody, please phone 386.671.3462



Works featured (larger images available):

Patricia Anderson Turner, Punta Gorda, FL -Mud Cookies (Detail)

Staci Swider, Augusta, GA - When I Could Fly

Phillippa Lack, Cheyenne WY -Magic Carpet Ride

Jean M. Judd, Cushing WI - Floral Crossword

Linda Hoffmeister, New Smyrna Beach, FL -Circle of Life

Marlene Glickman, Clearwater, FL - I Have A Dream

Eileen Doughty, Vienna VA - Aspen Bowl

Pamela Allen, Kingston, Ontario, Canada -Tooth Fairy 2

Lucinda Carlstom, Atlanta, GA - Transformations

Lucinda Carlstrom, Atlanta, GA -Transformations  (Detail)

Mary McBride
aka Mary in DeLand of Art

www.peabodyauditorium.org, curator
www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org, guest curator
SAQA FL/GA Rep  & New Rep Mentor(www.SAQA.com)





The next meeting of the Florida Quilt Study Group will be held on Saturday, April 17th at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop on Main Street in Trenton. Door open at 9:30am; meeting starts at 10:00am. For more information, please contact Mary Anne Randall at sewmuch63@hotmail.com.






Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon

"Patriotism and Patchwork"

November 19-20, 2010

To be held at the International Independent Showmen's Association

6915 Riverview Drive, Riverview, FL

For more information go to www.brandonquiltguild.com





Please post the following information on our quilt show.  We had

originally planned it for Nov 4 & 5 but that has changed due to another scheduled show on that date.


Here is the new one:


*Anthony "Quilt 'N' Go" Club Quilt Show 2010 will be held on Oct 29 & 30th at the McIntosh Civic Center, 5835 Avenue G, McIntosh, FL 32664.   McIntosh is  located midway between Ocala and Gainesville on Hwy 441. Go east onto Ave G for 2 blocks to Civic Center.

Contact Marilyn at (352)629-8182 or email at Marilyn@Reintreestables.com.*






Mary McBride Arts

March 15-21 Focus on Fiber Classic Retreat

Students may stay at facility or commute.

7 Nights - Private room with double bed and bath, all meals, studio space: $800

Day Tripper: Studio and meals only: $400

Queen’s Escape: Cottage with queen sized bed, meals, studio, $1,300

To add a second person to your room, add your basic fee, plus $20 per day and $400 for meals and studio.

Additional options:

Per day with studio and meals:  $60 per day

Per day with private room, studio and meals: $115

Workshop after Retreat, March 22-24

Students may stay at facility or commute.

 March 22-24 Kathie Briggs (kathiebriggs.com)

3 Day/2 Night Fiber Escape: Private room with bath, all meals, studio space and class: $380

 Day Tripper: lunch, studio space and class: $180

24" Handmade Dolls

Workshop on doll making from patterns includes sewing, stuffing, wiring fingers, creating clothing and painting the jointed figures. The dolls develop a personality as you bring them into being.

To register for classes or retreat, contact Mary McBride at mrsgorgon@gmail.com or phone 386-736-3039. For more information about the retreat

Mary McBride
aka Mary in DeLand of Art
www.peabodyauditorium.org, curator
www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org, guest curator
SAQA FL/GA Rep  & New Rep Mentor(www.SAQA.com)





‘Love to Shop’ Hop  March 19-27

You have eight days to explore these 6 great shops.  Gifts include sewing machines, fabric, books and much more.  Gift with purchase to the first 100 at each shop.  Pick up your passport at any participating shop.  Shop hours may vary so call or log-on to verify.


Lon on to www.bayareashophop.com for driving directions to each shop.  For additional information, contact any participating shop.


Fabric Warehouse   3030 North Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL 33805 

863-680-1325    Mon - Sat 10:00 - 5:30pm


Heritage Quilt 10939 North 56th Street Temple Terrace, FL 33617

813-989-3993   Mon - Sat 10:00 - 5:00pm Wed 10:00 - 7:00pm


Quilt Til You Wilt 9609 Fulton Avenue Hudson, FL 34667

727-862-6141    Mon - Sat 10:00 - 5:00pm Tue, Thur, Fri 7:00 - 9:00pm


Quilters Quarters 4833 Allen Road Zephyrhills, FL 33541

813-779-2615      Mon - Fri 10:00 - 5:00pm Sat 10:00 - 3:00pm


Quilts on Plum Lane 14215 7th Street Dade City, FL 33523

352-518-0003     Mon - Sat 10:00 - 5:00pm Thurs 10:00 - 8:00pm


Scrap and Sew 17681 Dale Mabry Hwy N Lutz, FL 33548

813-963-5200     Get Map Mon - Fri 10:00 - 7:00pm  Sat 10:00 - 6:00pm
Sun 12:00 - 4:00pm