Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #143


July 3, 2010


Quilting Friends,


I enjoyed a week in North Carolina last week.  The good news was I enjoyed time with my 7 sibs and their families, as well as my parents and other assorted relatives.  We celebrated my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary and one of my mom’s big round birthdays.  The bad news was it was actually hotter than in Florida, or at least it felt like it as we hiked around the Pisgah National Forest.  We swung by Sliding Rock one day; it seems like every time we go by there is another upgrade…this time they changed the rope guide up the rock to a solid metal handrail.  And lifeguards.  Can you believe it?  When I was a kid there wasn’t even a wooden deck to watch, let alone a parking lot.  Good times, good times.


Next week finds us in Fargo, ND and Ft. Collins, CO.  Please, let it be cooler there!


I got a kick out of “The World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt”, take a look.




For Sale:  Bernina Stitch Regulator. 

 Like new.  $295.00.  (new lower price!)

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)



July 7-11 Shop Hop in North Central Florida aquiltersdream.biz (#143)


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


Sept 16-18  Jan Krentz Workshop in Hudson crwargny @ aol.com (#143)


Sept 23-25 QuiltFest in Jacksonville www.QuiltFestJax.com (#143)


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


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 12-14 Quilt Show in West Palm Beach www.quiltfest.com (#143)


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 21-22  Quilt Show in Cape Coral www.artquiltersunlimited.com (#141)


Jan 23 Quilt Show in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com



Jan 28-29 Quilters Marketplace in Lake Worth hqgosf @ gmail.com (#143)


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


Jan 28-29 Quilt Show in The Villages brocklg @ aol.com (#143)


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 Crystal River  http://www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com (#143)


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


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


April 30-May 1 Quilt Show in Gainesville hayesbernina @ bellsouth.net (#143)







Northeast Florida Quilt Show September 23-25, 2010

Thursday and Friday 9-6pm

Saturday 9-5pm


QuiltFest, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL is presenting “Birds of a Feather, Quilt Together” at the Prime Osborne Convention Center, 1000 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville.


There is a Free Parking exclusively at the Prime Osborn Convention center parking lot.


Admission is $8 daily, $15 multi-day.  On September 23 only, senior citizens over 60 pay $7 for the day


Bonnie Hunter, Jan Vaine and Nancy Eha are our national teachers for your enjoyment.  Please go to our website www.QuiltFestJax.com to see their class information and to save a spot for you to enjoy their expertise.


To entertain you at the show we will have over 400 displayed quilts, a Silent Miniature auction, Professional Quilt Appraiser, Kid’s Corner, Comfort Corner, Quilt Sale Booth, Quilters Walk, Charity Booth, Special Displays and Free Demonstrations.


June Argus is our liaison with bus and large groups traveling together. Please contact her at junebug6939 @ att.net to expedite your entrance into the show.


To spend more than one day at the show, please call the Wyndham, 904-296-5100 and press #2 for reservations.  Ask for the QuiltFest discount rate of $87.00 per night before September 1st, 2010.  We will have a Hospitality room at the hotel Thursday and Friday night to meet and chat with our guests.  Please go to www.QuiltFestJax.com for lots more information including quilt and class information and registration. 






Memory Makers Quilt Guild is taking reservations now for a trip to Jax for QuiltFest, Thursday, Sept 23rd. The bus leaves Palm Coast at 8am (from the Staples parking lot near the corner of Palm Coast Pkwy& Old Kings Rd); the bus returns from Jax at 4pm. The $30 price includes bus fare, day pass & light snack. Please invite others to join you in viewing more than 500 beautiful quilts.

Contact: Faith Kaskisto 386-585-4909  fkaskisto @ cfl.rr.com




Hi everyone, in case you want to sit back and let someone else do the driving, Cabin Fever Quilt Guild will again be organizing a bus trip on Saturday, Sept 25 to the Jax QuiltFest.  Please email Joyce at  jjscarbrough @ bellsouth.net  for more info.






Tree City Quilters’ Guild

Salute America

A Patchwork of Quilts


Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1

10 am – 4 pm daily

Best Western Gateway Grande Hotel

Gainesville, FL


Sheila Hayes: hayesbernina@bellsouth.net





Hibiscus Garden Walk & Quilter's Marketplace 2011

Sponsored by Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida


January 28 & 29, 2011 10-5, donation $7

Salvation Army Church, 4051 Kirk Rd, Lake Worth, FL


This is not a quilt show but a quilter's marketplace.  Shop until you drop. 

We will have quilt displays, demonstrations, classes, an appraiser and much more. 

Come join in the fun. 


 For more information, please call Debbie Sprague 561-951-9958,

or email her at hqgosf@gmail.com





Come join us for a weekend of community fun!

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce

the 2nd Annual Wesley Chapel Craft Show on

October 16 and 17, 2010 in the Grove at Wesley Chapel.

Approximately 80,000 cars drive by the Grove daily on I-75 and we will have

advertising facing I-75!!!


Our show will feature:

bullet  Art, Crafts, and Specialty Items
bullet Ronnie Setser’s Custom Car Show (both days)
bullet Wing Contest—Judges and People’s Choice (Saturday)
bullet Chili Cook-Off—People’s Choice (Sunday)
bullet Live Entertainment (both days)
bullet Children’s Activities (both days) 

Extensive promotion will include print, radio and web advertising.


For information and applications go to www.wesleychapelcraftshow.com

For questions relating to crafts, art or business call Cindy at (813)505-3065

or Laura (813)382-8412. 

Please send food vendor and contest questions to carl@bayinsurorscorp






Jan Krentz will be at the West Pasco Quilters' Guild on Sept. 16, 17, and 18, 2010....Lecture/Trunk Show on the 16th, "Summer Salsa Lone Star" quilt class on the 17th & 18th. Lecture/Trunk Show and classes will take place at Veterans Memorial Park 14333 Hicks Road Hudson, Fl. 34669. Lecture/Trunk Show fee $10 for non-members, Class fee $85.00. Contact Robby Wargny for additional information or to register for class crwargny @ aol.com or 727 372-8219






Orange Blossom Dash

July 7th-11th.  Get your passport stamped at all 4 shops and enter for a chance to win an Embroidery machine from Husky Star.  Each shop will have a Gift basket to give away filled with goodies.  Passports are $5.00 before the hop and $6.00 during the hop.  With your passport you will also receive a free pattern from each shop. Fabric specials and kits specials at each shop.  The stores include A Quilter's Dream in Leesburg, Clermont Sewing and Quilting in Clermont, A Material Girl in Apopka and Quilt Shop of Deland in Deland.  Refreshments will also be served.  A Quilters Dream will be serving fruit and Strawberry Daiquiris.  Store hours for all 4 days 9-6 pm. 

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





World Quilt Show – Florida

November 12-14, 2010

West Palm Beach







Quilt show name; “Creative Quilters Silver Celebration”

The 12th Biennial Quilt show


March 11-12, 2011


Creative Quilters of Citrus County


Place; Crystal River Armory


8551 W. Venable St.

Crystal River, FL



Quilt Show Chair Edie Wehner


477 Landing Blvd

Inverness, FL 34450




ewehner1 @ tampabay.rr.com


Guild web site; http://www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com


Admission $6, Hours Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm.  This will be a judged show with professional appraisals, a silent auction, a quilt raffle for Hospice, vendors and a boutique.






.   The Villages will be presenting the  "Showcase of Quilts"  on Friday/Saturday 

Jan 28th and 29th @ The Savannah Center in The Villages. 


Questions can be addressed to Tonia Brock @ brocklg@aol.com





ConKerr Cancer will provide miles of pillowcase smiles across the country from September 13th through 19th, 2010.  As September is Pediatric Cancer month, we have chosen this time to bring as many smiles to as many sick children as possible, and to tell you about the work ConKerr Cancer does every single day.

ConKerr Cancer started when Cindy Kerr’s son was diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and she began making pillowcases to brighten up his hospital room and to put a smile on his face.  He loved it and so she began making pillowcases for other children on the Oncology Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  

Since then the pillowcase project, A Case for Smiles, has grown in amazing ways.  Hundreds of thousands of pillowcases have been provided to sick children from across North America and in South Africa.  School groups, sewing circles, religious groups and fabric stores have all pitched in and are making pillowcases for the kids. 


ConKerr Cancer does more than bring a pillowcase to a sick child.  Just ask any volunteer who has been forever changed, any parent who has smiled through their tears as their child selected a pillowcase, any sibling who has worked on a pillowcase for “my brudder, “ and most importantly, for every sick child who was given a reason to smile.


Please participate with us in Miles of Pillowcase Smiles.  We will be holding sewing events at numerous locations in Florida – check our website www.conkerrcancer.org for event locations and times.


Please partner with us in this extraordinary effort.  You will be forever changed.





Exhibition: Artists’ Invitational

Dates: June 10 – August 12, 2010

Where: DeLand Conference and Business Center

            1301 E. International Speedway Boulevard

DeLand, FL

Contact: Mary McBride, marymcbridearts @ gmail.com



On June 10, members of the Central and Central East Region of the Florida Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) opened the Artists’ Invitational exhibition at the DeLand Conference and Business Center, 1301 E. International Speedway Boulevard, DeLand, during their monthly luncheon/meeting.  The exhibition Artists’ Invitational continues till August 12.


The patrons Joe Hearn and Tony Hearn of Encore Catering provide space for women’s artwork from Central Florida in their huge 8,000 square foot facility. The art for Artists’ Invitational, curated by Mary McBride, features the works of several popular Central Florida artists: Dr. Helen C. Benet, Marilyn Catlow, Sharon Fithian and Sherrill Schoening. 


Dr. Helen C. Benet, known for her oil on canvas landscapes provided six paintings featuring Blue Spring, Callaway Gardens, Wekiva River and the Stetson University President’s  Mansion. Her works are like snapshots of family and friends on the beach, and places we have visited. She says, “I see my artwork as a celebration of the joy of life. I attempt to chronicle my perceptions of God’s creations -- the various colors, shapes, and people – through a variety of visual media which include watercolor, pencil, oils, oil pastel, and acrylics.  By working in all these media I am able to address my joy of living in different ways.  I especially work on depicting the human face and figure.”


Marilyn Catlow, a glass artist for over 30 years, is featured in the small side gallery with 10 of her fused glass, aluminum, wood, and aged copper wall hangings. The work is strong and powerful, with dichroic colors kicking away from the metal backgrounds and yet, undulating and curving gently back to the base as only fused glass can bend.  Armed with music degrees from Griffith School of Music and Trinity College of Music a, and a BA degree in Fine Arts from Albright College in 1960, Catlow entered the field of commercial copywriting.  But, in 1975 went full focus into the visual arts and has been in the glass art business for over 3 decades.  Exhibitions have included Art Museums, Art Associations and all of t he top Art Festivals and Fairs throughout Florida.  Catlow says of her work, “A strong and vibrantly colorful work of glass, while instilling pleasure and joy to admirers, is a gift of great consequence to both the recipient and the creator and it is my way to communicate with the world....”


Sharon Fithian, with 11 works done in oil on canvas or pastel on paper, spotlights the outdoor world with an almost romantic viewpoint.  Here are dunes and waving palms reflected against wonderful powdery clouded skies and calm waters.  Her works include Canaveral National Seashore, Lake Woodruff and Hontoon Island.  Fithian, a transplant from the north,  bemoans the changes brought on by recent developments and writes, “Sadly, so much of the wilderness that nurtured me in the past five years is gone and what remains are relegated to government wildlife refuges. However, in spite of development and pollution, these areas are now thriving and healthy. This series is my attempt to bring awareness, to capture the importance of preservation, and to bring tribute to our beloved State of Florida.”


Sherrill Schoening dyes on silk which produces some of the most glowing colors that can be captured on fabric.  Her 11 works, including several limited edition giclee prints, deal with plants – bromeliads, hibiscus, banana trees, and pineapples as well as tropical scenes where parrots cavort in the jungles she creates with a deft hand for detail and intricate designs. Schoening says, “This fun series is for our sheer enjoyment. It’s about escape from the mundane. I feel that’s what people want and need in today’s world. The complex and sophisticated colors are inspired by vintage travel ads, cinema posters, and cigar labels.  The graceful lines of nature and the voluptuous beauty of tropical plants provide me with imagery. This is my newest body of work, and as I continue in this direction I hope to push this unique medium to do things only dyes on silks can do.” 


McBride is the Central East and Central Region of the Florida Committee NMWA’s Committee Chairman of the DeLand Conference and Business Center Galleries. She was assisted with the hanging of the exhibition by the artists and Jennifer Kirton of Mount Dora. McBride also curates the Rose Room Gallery in Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, and guest curates exhibitions at the Gateway Center for the Arts.


Visitors to the DeLand Conference and Business Center galleries are welcome between 10 AM and 4 PM weekdays. They are asked to phone 800-533-6003 first to make sure the facility is open to the public at that time.  The next exhibition will be Driving to Abstraction, August 12 – September 9, which will include works that are abstract or things, people or ideas pushed too far. 

Mary McBride
aka Mary in DeLand of Art
www.peabodyauditorium.org, curator
www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org, guest curator
www.SAQA.com FL Rep & Exhibition Committee




Atlantic Center for the Arts

Harris House Gallery

214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Call for Florida Artists

ACA invites artists living and working in Florida to submit to an annual juried review for

the 2011 exhibition schedule.

Open to all Florida artists working in any media. Individual and group proposals


Submissions will be reviewed before a panel of artists/arts professionals. Selected artists

will be offered a solo or group exhibition in 2011.

Submissions must be postmarked on or before September 1,


Submissions must include the following:

Application fee: $20 (check payable to Atlantic Center for the Arts)

A PC compatible CD containing the following files:

Six professional quality digital JPG images. Additional images will not be


A detailed image inventory including title, dimensions, medium, and year


Curriculum Vitae (artist resume)

Contact information (name, address, email, phone #)

Information on any educational programming that you may be willing to provide

in conjunction with an exhibition.

Additional materials will not be reviewed.

Please include a S.A.S.E. if you wish to receive returned materials.

Mail submissions to:

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Harris House Gallery

Attn: Call for Artists

214 S. Riverside Drive

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

For more information, phone ACA’s Harris House Gallery at 386.423.1753 or visit us

online at www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org







*10 July Sat: 9:30-3:30 INDIGO DYE CLASS with Marlene Glickman at her

home studio: Shibori Fabric Preparation and Indigo Dyeing. Cost: $30

includes supplies and lunch. *We will be working with a variety of silk

and cotton fabrics using Indigo dyes. You can bring your own prepared

for dyeing fabric if you like. An Indigo color from the Color Hue dyes

to use on silk will be included. Wear old clothing. Contact

Marlene @ 123webmagic.com


*17 July Sat: Sunrise Sale outside Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St.

Petersburg, *501 Central Ave from 6:45-1 pm. (727) 821-7391


*21 August Sat: 9:30-3:30 FABRIC PAINTING and DYE CLASS with Marlene

Glickman at her home studio. Cost: $30 includes supplies and lunch.

Learn to use* Dye-Na-Flow by Jacquard, Seta Color, Seta Silk, Liquid

Pigments and Fabric Medium on Cotton and Silk. We will experiment with

different effects created by each of the fabric paints, ways to apply

them to the fabric, salt and sun techniques (if we have sunshine). Wear

old clothing.


*11 September Sat 9:30-3:30 ALTER EGO DYE CLASS with Marlene Glickman at

her home studio. Cost $30 includes supplies and lunch. * Explore working

with Alter Ego dyes creating two color effects on Satin Devore scarves

and Devore Velvet scarves. One dye will color the silk and the other dye

will color the rayon satin design but the dyes are added to the pot at

the same time. Two scarves are included in the price of the class. More

will be available for purchase. Very exciting. Wear old clothing.


*November: 2-7 Houston, Texas International Quilt Festival* classes.

Catalog will be released in July. To order a class catalog go to



Cost is $3.


*New 6 Week Series called Silk Dyed Fabrics with Marlene Glickman*

presented at the City of Clearwater's Long Center “Aging Well Center”, a

new facility, *Mondays 4-6 pm on July 12, 19, 26.* We have already done

3 classes. Cost is $15.00 per class with a Clearwater Recreation Center

"Play Pass" or $20.00 per class with City of Clearwater "Rec card" or

$25.00 per class for a non-resident of Clearwater. Call the Aging Well

Center supervisor, Dawn Lewellyn, to reserve your place. Phone #

727-793-2339 x 238 for information about class or registration.





Good morning, all.


Mary-Jeanine was kind enough to allow me to send you info on our

new patented FussyCut 3in1 tool.  (Thank you, Mary-Jeanine.) 


FussyCut 3in1 lets you take a perfectly framed fussy cut right out

of the middle of the fabric -- no over-cuts, no waste, what you see

is what you get -- precisely.  An inside corner cut! 

Any size, square or rectangle.  All with just one tool.


Go to www.craftybev.com to see it.


FussyCut 3in1 is really 6 in 1.  In addition to the

inside corner cutter, you get

a center-finding ruler (especially helpful in placing embroideries!)

a seam allowance guide, with marks at 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4"

a 1/4" precise Y-seam and binding marker tool

1/8" grid

mini-metric ruler and standard rulers. 


You can even order it personalized, with your name engraved!


FussyCut 3in1 comes in top-quality durable cell-cast plexiglass,

 in neon green or neon red.  Both colors allow you to see the markings

on light and dark, print and solid fabric. 


It was engineered by my husband and me to creatively handle issues

I actually encounter in the sewing room.  In other words, made by

somebody who sews for others who sew. 

It's manufactured right here in our shop in Gainesville, FL. 


Have a look, and let us know what you think.  Thank you!


Go to www.craftybev.com to see it.



Beverley Hilton
Creative solutions for artisans,
quilters and craftspeople.

Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 373-7791
(352) 281-8100 (cell)
(352) 373-7655 (fax)