Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #148


December 6, 2010


Quilting Friends,


Well here we are, the busy giving season of Christmas and Chanukah.  Consider going green this year and creating a few fabric gift bags made with Christmas or Chanukah fabrics and a simple drawstring top.  If you make a few every year, pretty soon you’ll completely eliminate wrapping paper from your shopping list and the earth will thank you for it.  We leave the tags on from the previous year and make a game of finding a bag with the right To/From tag that is also the right size for this year’s gift.  Woohoo…its like winning the lottery. LOL.


For the quilter who has everything (might that be you?) consider a very memorable gift... a quilting cruise!  I’m thrilled to be able to invite you to a cruise in May where I will be the teacher.  I’ll be teaching an original Caribbean design on a 7-day cruise to the western Caribbean.  For all the details, head on over to my website.


Ellen Gordon (Central Florida) has 40+ genuine kimono from Japan, in various sizes and colors, lined and unlined.  You can contact her at lnquilt@aol.com if you’re interested in more information. 


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 www.floridaquiltnetwork.com/calendar.html





 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)



Now – Dec 18 Quilt Exhibit in Boca Raton lifenart@bellsouth.net (#148)


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




Jan 21-22 Quilt Show in Orlando www.FloridaCabinFever.com (#148)


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


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


Feb 19 Nancy Prince Workshop in Palm Coast www.flaglercountyartleague.com (#147)


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 25-26 Quilt Show in Amelia Island http://aiquilters.com (#147)

Feb 26  Stashbuster Free Club in Maitland http://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  http://www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com (#143)


Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Sarasota www.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 (#148)


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)




Velda Newman, Mary Sorensen, Linda McDonald and Sally Schneider


...are teaching classes for all skill levels and interests at the SSQA Symposium, April 6--10 in Tampa.


Registration is now open for everyone and can be done completely online (or print and mail the form).


Evening lectures and activities, great low rate on site at the Tampa Airport Hilton.


Complete details: http://www.ssqa.org







The Gold Coast Quilters' Guild Exhibit "The Art World Meets the Quilt World" opened at the Rosen Gallery, Sandler Center, at the Levis Jewish Community Center, 9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL.


 It's located West (West of I-95 and the Florida Turnpike exits ) on Glades Road to 95th Ave. South (which is between Lyons Road and US 441) . Turn South on to 95th Ave. from Glades Rd.and precede to the visitor's entrance.


The exhibit will run through December 18th.  The gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM- 4:00PM only. The gallery is not open on weekends.


Any questions, please contact Marianne Haycook lifenart@bellsouth.net







This year long national challenge—spearheaded by American Patchwork & Quilting and sponsored by Fabric Shoppers Unite, among others—asks independent quilt shops and fabric stores to join forces with quilters and sewers to create and donate 1 million pillowcases to local charities.

This is exactly what the Belleview Busy Bees are doing.   We have completed 171 colorful and interesting patterns for pillows for children with cancer with a group called Con Kerr.  Our group had a great time sewing. 

Kathleen Estes, secretary




 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