Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #146


October 5, 2010

Quilting Friends,

I got so excited last month about announcing the quilting cruise, that I named the wrong port. We’ll be sailing out of Port Canaveral, NOT Port Everglades. It’s a 7 day cruise starting May 1st, and I’ll be teaching my own original design. Please take a look at the brochure and give Gloria a call to reserve your spot, it will be a wonderful opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and SEW!

If you live in the Central Florida area, I invite you to St. Mary Magdalen’s Community Fest. We have it all: 24 scrumptious food booths, entertainment, BINGO, a beer garden, lots of arts & crafts, rides, games, a chance to win a new car, hole-in-one golf, a kiddie area (with a carousel), and it all happens the weekend of Oct 22-24. More info here.

Don’t forget we are still building the best LongArm Quilter List in Florida! Take a look and make sure your favorite LAQ is listed.

To get a complete, organized, hotlinked listing of all the upcoming shows, retreats, workshops, shop hops, exhibits, etc, please visit the calendar page



 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Now – Nov 3 Women Artists’ Exhibits in Daytona Beach www.peabodyauditorium.org (#145)

Now – Oct 31 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne 321-768-2060 (#146)

Oct 6-9 Shop Hop in Central Florida www.lilliesquiltingloft.com (#145)

Oct 15-17 Quilt Show & Sale in White Springs rdewees @ yahoo.com (#145)

Oct 16-17 Fall Festival in Wesley Chapel www.wesleychapelchamber.com (#144)

Oct 23 Stashbuster Free Club in Maitland sewing.net/training.htm (#140)

Oct 28 – Jan 23 Quilt Show in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com (#144)

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

Oct 29-30 Quilt Exhibit in Leesburg aquiltersdream.biz (#146)

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 www.cypresscreekquilters.org (#146)

Nov 10-13 Shop Hop in North Central Florida aquiltersdream.biz (#145)

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

Nov 12-13 Quilt Show & Tea in Davenport www.quiltsandtea.com (#140 & #145)

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

Nov 12-13 SSQA Events at the Mancuso Show in WPB www.SSQA.org (#145)

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

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

Nov 27 Stashbuster Free Club in Maitland sewing.net/training.htm (#140)

Dec 4 FL Quilt Study Group Meeting in Trenton sewmuch63 @ hotmail.com (#144)


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

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

Jan 21-22 Contemporary Quilt Show in Fort Myers www.artquiltersunlimited.com (#145)

Jan 22 Stashbuster Free Club in Maitland sewing.net/training.htm (#140)

Jan 23 Quilt Show in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com


Jan 28-29 Hibiscus Garden Walk & Quilter's Marketplace in Lake Worth hqgosf@gmail.com or www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#145)

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

Jan 28-29 Quilt Show in The Villages www.QGOTV.org (#144)

Jan 28-29 Quilters Walk & Marketplace in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#145)

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

Feb 4-5 Quilt Documentation Days in Vero Beach (#145)

Feb 5 FL Quilt Study Group Meeting in Trenton sewmuch63 @ hotmail.com (#144)

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

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

Feb 11-12 Quilt Show in Clearwater www.QuiltersCrossing.net (#144)

Feb 11-13 Quilt Retreat in Delray Beach Talacam @ aol.com (#146)

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

Feb 25-26 Quilt Show in Tampa Bay Delilahl @ verizon.net (#145)

Feb 26 Stashbuster Free Club in Maitland sewing.net/training.htm (#140)

March 3-4 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora www.LakeQuiltGuild.com (#145)

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

Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Crystal River www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com (#143)

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

March 19 Quilt Documentation Days in Jacksonville (#145)

March 26 Quilt Documentation Days in Geneva (#145)

April 2 FL Quilt Study Group Meeting in Trenton sewmuch63 @ hotmail.com (#144)

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

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

May 1 Quilt Cruise with Mary-Jeanine Brochure (#145)

June 20-23 Quilt Retreat in Silver Springs talacam @ aol.com (#146)


Fiber Art Exhibit:

Dirty Dozen Exposed! 2010
7th annual exhibit

©2009 Martha Wolfe

From October 2nd through October 31st,

Boutique 4 Quilters

The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists will transform the Boutique 4 Quilters

classroom into an exhibit of over 50 original fiber art pieces,

made with a variety of exciting materials and techniques. 

In addition, two group projects will be featured. 


Reception October 2nd, 2-4 PM

General viewing during regular store hours

Boutique 4 Quilters is located at

2945 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, FL 

Store hours are M-F 9:30-5, Sat. 9:30-4.  Phone 321-768-2060

Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists: Barbara Bilbo, Jill Brown, Paula Furgason,

Peggy Horsfield, Elizabeth King, Ellen Lindner, Bev O’Connell, Dij Pacarro,

Ruth Anne Parker, Lisa-Marie Sanders, Irene Watson, Martha Wolfe





If you enjoy quilting … you will love these Quilt retreats with GLENDA IRVINE of Just Sew Quilts


Learn new techniques, a different project @ each retreat or work on your own project & UFO’s.

Make new friends & QUILT, QUILT, QUILT!


February 11-13, 2011 (Friday-Sunday)

Duncan Retreat Center, Delray Beach, FL


June 20 -23, 2011 (Friday – Monday)

Summer Camp in Silver Springs, FL

Make your reservation early, limited seating!

For more information, contact GLENDA

352-625-7760/Talacam@ aol.com




Hello, My company, Goodtime Getaways is planning a motor coach trip to the World Quilt Show in West Palm on Saturday, November 13th. I

have attached a flyer with further information and would appreciate it if you would forward it to other members and other groups. I'd love

to see the show - and that means I have to have about 40 other people on the bus.

Thank you,

Dottie Childers, President

Goodtime Getaways, Inc.

1600 26th Street, Ste. 1

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

Phone: 1-772-569-6068

Fax: 1-772-569-0667

email: dottie @ goodtimegetaways.com

Florida Seller of Travel ST-20796




A Quilter's Dream will have make and takes starting in Oct.  Small quick projects to make and take with you, a mug wrap, Not just for cell phone carrier, Smart Bag, small wallet.  No need to bring your machine, everything is here. 


 A Quilter's Dream will have  small quilt show Oct 29th and 30th in the store.  Come see the great quilts the Quilter's in Leesburg are making. 

Saturday Oct 30th.

There will be demos and door prizes.


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



Cypress Creek Quilters’ Guild presents:

As Our Garden Grows outdoor quilt show Saturday, November 6, 2010 (Rain date Sunday, November 7, 2010) at the beautiful

USF Botanical Gardens

12210 USF Pine Dr

Tampa, FL 33612

Free parking

Admission is $5

To entertain you at the show we will have:

over 200 quilts on display

a live charity to benefit USF Hope House (center for eating & weight disorders), hosted by ABCs weather meteorologist, Stephanie Roberts

professional quilt appraiser for a fee (bring your quilts to have appraised)

boutique with gifts for the holidays

opportunity quilt

free demonstrations

quilt related vendors


garden seating throughout the show

Cathleene Tokish is our liaison with bus and large groups traveling together. Please contact her at itsgrandma@verizon.net to expedite your entrance into the quilt show.

Please go to www.cypresscreekquilters.org for lots more information.

So wear your walking shoes and bring your friends and walk among the beautiful quilts blowing in the breeze.



It is with great pleasure that I announce the first classes at Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio.  Our new address is 5780 Hoffner Avenue, Suite 404, Orlando, Florida 32822.

Our new studio is almost ready!  The products and equipment will arrive over the next week….our Grand Opening will be announced soon!

The first classes begin next week on Friday October 8, 2010 with an APQS Beginner Class.  This class is for APQS owners!

The Certification Classes for renting one of our APQS Millennium machines are set for the month of October.  The dates are as follows:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Classes are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  More information is on the website.




Quilting Adventures

Friday, Nov 19, 12pm - 6pm

Saturday, Nov 20, 9am - 5pm

At Jessie Brock Community Center

310 N. Dillard St. Winter Garden


Presented by West Orange Quilt Club, City of Winter Garden Recreation Dept & Nancy's Quilt Shop


Admission: $2 per person

bring this ad with you on Friday and Buy one admission, get one free!


Quilt Display, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Raffle Quilt, Boutique, Concessions


Come visit local quilt Shops at the show: Clermont Sewing & Quilting, Nancy's Quilt Shop, Quilters Anonymous, Apopka Quilt Company


Shuttle from Winter Garden Art Show, Downtown provided