Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #142


May 31, 2010

Quilting Friends,

In the last month, the number of longarm quilting businesses on my new page has doubled, but I know I’m still missing a lot. So continue to send me any contacts you may come across. This will be a great service to quilters who are looking for a LongArm quilter in their area.

If you are a quilter who likes to enter your quilts in Shows, here is a website that lists ‘Calls for Entries’: www.lyrickinard.com/enter_shows.html

And another website that lists lots of free patterns and projects: www.bedbathstore.com/sekncrandotp.html



LongArm Quilting Machine for Sale:

Nolting Long Arm SMS 24

includes  14 foot table, patterns,

box of pre-wound bobbins,

large spools of monofilament thread, and other misc. extras.

Will give class on setting up and use of machine.

** I’m moving soon and really need to sell this machine. **

For more information, please contact Linda Gresham at lingresham @ hotmail.com

phone 352-250-3155. I live in Mount Dora.


For Sale:  Bernina Stitch Regulator

Like new.  $375.00. 

Here's your chance to buy this fantastic quilting aid

for less than half price! 

Contact Linda at NAUGHTL @ bellsouth.net

phone 407.281.8153 (Orlando).





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 - June 5 Art Exhibit Transformations in Melbourne (#140)

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

June 5-7 Rayna Gillman Workshops & Lecture http://www.floridacabinfever.com/ (#141)

June 12-22 Quilt Tour in Ireland m.forton @ cietours.com (#140)

Sept 16-19 Quilt Retreat in Deland www.besewcreative.com (#142)

Oct 15-17 Quilt Show & Sale in White Springs rdewees @ yahoo.com (#142)

Oct 16-18 Quilt Show in White Springs rdewees @ yahoo.com (#140)

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 or 352-438-0055 (#140)

Nov 6 Quilt Show in Tampa CCQG @ cypresscreekquilters.org (#140)

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

Nov 12-13 Quilt Show & Tea in Davenport www.quiltsandtea.com (#140)

Nov 18-20 Sharon Schamber Workshops in Lakeland teddyw @ tampabay.rr.com  (#141)

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


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

Jan 23 Quilt Show in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com


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

Jan 29 Quilt Show in Dade City  epquilters@yahoo.com (#141)

Feb 11-12 Quilt Show in Titusville pstitchthis @ bellsouth.net (#142)

Feb 11-12 Quilt Show in Sebring hcquilt2011 @ gmail.com (#142)

Feb 25-26 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda prqgpubchair @ yahoo.com  (#142)

Mar 5-6 Quilt Show in Naples www.naplesquiltersguild.com/Show.html (#141)

Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Sarasota www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com (#141)

April 6-10 SSQA Symposium in Tampa www.SSQA.org (#140)




I'd like to express deeply heartfelt thanks to all of you for your cards, phone calls, prayers and support after the loss of my daughter Laira in January.  Each kindness means more than you can imagine. Those kindnesses and evidence of true friendship remain important every single day as I struggle with the reality that my daughter is gone.  Although I honored my contracts right after her passing, I was often overcome with grief and had to stop work while I was doing appraisals at shows, but everyone was so gentle, so patient, and so understanding.  Quilters are wonderful people. 
We have moved, and fortunately all the cards were forwarded.  For any groups or clients that may need to write in the future, please note our new address.  Again, thank you all so much. 
407 SW Lockheed Lane, Lake City, FL  32025.   

Teddy Pruett



11th Biennial Quilt Festival – "Birds of a Feather" 
    Friday, February 25, 2011 – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
    Saturday, February 26, 2011 – 9:00AM until 4:00 PM
    Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
    75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida

    Judged Show -  Over 250 Quilts - Opportunity Quilt "Birds of a Feather"

    Boutique - Silent Auction - Special Exhibits - Vendors - Demonstrations 
    Food Available - Free Parking - Buses Welcome - Wheel Chair Access

    Donation - $7.00
    Contact:  Pat at prqgpubchair @ yahoo.com 



February 11-12, 2011

BCC Campus

Titusville, FL

Chairwoman:  Pam Butner

                   pstitchthis @ bellsouth.net




Belleview Busy Bees  has just donated from their February Quilt Show  raffle quilt $500.00  to Food 4 Kids run by Interfaith.  Also another $500.00 went to Alzheimers Org



22nd Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale, October 15-17, 2010

The Lady of the Lake Quilter’s Guild will be one of the hosts for the 22nd Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, on US 41 in White Springs, Fl., October 15-17, 2009. Times: Fri and Sat 9-5 PM, Sunday 9-4PM. This is a judged quilt show with many vendors, boutiques, drawings, door prizes, a block contest, raffles and food concessions. The theme is "Diamond Jubilee," the admission fee is $5.00 per person. For details on the show contact: Ramona Dewees, 386-496-3876,
rdewees @ yahoo.com.
Camping is available in the park.
Call for details on park, 1-877-635-3655 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster


$5000 given to help guilds hold Quilt Discovery Days


Four Florida quilt guilds are the recipients of grants from the Sunshine State Quilters Association:

All Star Quilters' Guild, Inc. (Jacksonville) was awarded $1000. Their Quilt Discovery Day will be held on March 19, 2011.

Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society (Geneva) was awarded $1120 for a March 26, 2011 Quilt Discovery Day.
Sunbonnet Sue Quilters' Guild, Inc. (Vero Beach) was awarded $1480. Their Quilt Disc. Days will be February 4 & 5, 2011.
West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc.
(Port Richey) was awarded $1400. The date of their event will be sometime February thru May 2011.


To learn more about Quilt Discovery Days and the Florida Quilt Project, visit http://www.ssqa.org

In 2011 SSQA will be opening the grants program to charitable and educational events (including but not limited to Quilt Discovery Days). Grants are for groups located in the state of Florida, holding a quilt-related event. Information will be available in late Fall on the website.





Our annual quilt show opens on October 28, 2010 and extends through

January 23, 2011. This year's title is "The Garden Party: The 29th

Annual Capital City Quilt Show."

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,

mailing list.


Quilting in the Highlands

Quilt Show Feb 11 & 12, 2011

Agri-Civic Center US 27
at Georges
Sebring. Florida

Admission 5.00
buses welcome!
Demos, Door prizes,
Vendors, Food

"Citrus Sensation"
raffle quilt
hcquilt2011 @ gmail.com


Call for Artists

Arts on Stage at Peabody Auditorium August 14-15, 2010

Saturday, 10-4 & Sunday 12-4

Arts on Stage features community artists, area restaurants tasting tables, children’s art projects, live music on stage piped throughout the area, raffles and give-a-ways by area businesses.


Fine Art and Fine Craft Artists


Set up booths inside the building. Artists supply their own tables and chairs in Rose Room Gallery and Lobby. The only fee is 10% to Peabody Auditorium to help us continue to promote the arts.



Small groups and solos requested to provide music on the half hour on stage in Peabody Auditorium. No entry fee; no payments. If you have CDs, you are welcome to sell them and you get bragging rights that you performed at Peabody!


Artists and Musicians will be juried before acceptance.

Send contact information to Dianne Waldron waldrond @ codb.us and Mary McBride marymcbridearts @ gmail.com. Information may also be mailed with CD or DVD to:

Dianne Waldron, Peabody Auditorium, PO Box 2451, Daytona Beach FL 32115   

Please provide the following information with your application: 6 jpegs of art or link to online performance if available.

Name: ______________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________ Email: _______________________________

Link or website: _______________________________________________________________

Media: ______________________________________________________________________

Mary McBride


www.peabodyauditorium.org, curator
www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org, guest curator
www.SAQA.com FL Rep & Exhibition Committee




QUILT SHOP OF DELAND is sponsoring their 2nd Annual "CREATIVE QUILTERS FALL RETREAT" Sept 16-19.  This 4d/3n retreat is open to quilters of all skill levels.  Quilt Shop of Deland will be teaching several NEW class/demos.  You won't want to miss Friday nights very special program full of surprises presented by Vic Dadika, Sales Representative for Northcott Fabrics.  Nothing stale or boring about this presentation.


How would you like to quilt a baby/lap size quilt on a LONG ARM machine for FREE???  ELAINE GILMORE will be here all weekend to show you just how easy it is.  One on One instruction guarantees your success.  Have you tried the AccuQuilt Studio or AccuQuilt Go?  Bring your fabrics, cut them using an assortment of dies, and you can have your quilt top pieced before the weekend is over.


Our special guest for the weekend will be MARK SHERMAN, who recently won First Place and Viewers Choice at Paducah.  Mark will show you how to Hand-Appliquι by Machine, and Machine Trapunto using your walking foot.  It's easier than you think! 


It's going to be a VERY CREATIVE weekend, and seating is limited, so REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.  Hotel & Meals INCLUDED, commuter rate available.  Bring a Friend, enjoy games, door prizes, giveaways, shopping, classes/demos, Quilting & Chocolate.


Quilters of ALL skill levels are invited.  Seating is limited, so send your registration and deposit now to reserve your seat.  For more information email Cissy33@BeSewCreative.com  Registration form: http://besewcreative.com/Registration%20Sept%2016-19%20Deland.pdf


Rhonda Baker
BeSewCreative Quilt Retreats
Cissy33 @ BeSewCreative.com