Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #149


January 6, 2011


Quilting Friends,


Whew!  Thanks for your patience of a enduring a whole week without FQN’s website.  I missed the email that I needed to re-up on the domain name (why didn’t we use the auto-renew, I have no idea), and actually published the newsletter just hours before they yanked the plug.  Still don’t know why it took a long week to come back…I’ll just consider it an early Christmas present !


I look forward to the quilt show at the Villages again this year, especially because I understand the parking issues are being addressed. Shuttle service from the Polo Grounds will be provided.  Web site is  QGOTV.org.  The show is on Jan 28 and 29. 


If you have an interest in vintage quilts, please consider a trip to lovely Trenton, FL on Feb 5th to learn more about these beautiful links to our past  See more info below.


We still have a few openings for the quilting 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 – 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 (#149)


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 (#149)


Feb 2-3 Art of Reflection Study Group in Punta Gorda artofreflections @ gmail (#149)


Feb 5-6 Quilt Show in Dade City http://www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org/ (#149)


Feb 4-5 Quilt Documentation Days in Vero  Beach  (#149)


Feb 5 FL Quilt Study Group Meeting in Trenton sewmuch63 @ hotmail.com  (#149)


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 14: Quilt Documentation Training in Jacksonville (#149)


Feb 16-19 Shop Hop in North Central Florida aquiltersdream.biz (#149)

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 aiquilters.com (#147)

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


Mar 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 10-12 Art & Textile Show in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#149)


Mar 10-12 Quilt Gathering & Workshop in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#149)


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


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


Mar 11-12 Quilt Documentation Days in Port Richey (#149)


Mar 12 Quilt Show in Bushnell Frederic.805@ hotmail.com (#149)


Mar 19 Quilt Documentation Days in Jacksonville (#145)


Mar 26 Quilt Documentation Days in Geneva (#145)


April 2 FL Quilt Study Group Meeting in Trenton sewmuch63 @ hotmail.com  (#149)


April 6-10 SSQA Symposium in Tampa  www.SSQA.org (#148)


April 9-10 Art & Quilt Show in Wesley Chapel www.wesleychapelchamber.com (#149)


April 27 – 30 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah www.americanquilter.com


April 29-May 1 Spring Retreat in Gilbersville/Paducah www.engelquilts.com (#149)


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)






Florida Quilt Study Group will meet 10 AM, Saturday Feb 5th and 10 AM, Saturday April 2nd at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton FL. Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in vintage quilts. You are welcome to bring vintage quilts, quilt tops, or fabrics for study. The quilt shop has a lovely cafe for lunch and great shopping. Wonderful day trip for those not in the area! Contact Mary Ann Randall sewmuch63@hotmail.com or Nan Moore quiltmoore@aol.com






Quilt Discovery Days and training for volunteers sponsored by Sunshine State Quilt Association. Discovery Days are open to the public .Anyone may bring a new or old quilt to be documented and listed online on the Quilt Index. Go to SSQA.org or contact the host of the event to be held in your area for more info.



Friday February 4, 2011: Training Day
Saturday February 5, 2011: Quilt Discovery Day
Vero Beach with the Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild, Inc.


Monday February 14, 2011: Training Day
Jacksonville (Mandarin area) with the All Stars Quilters Guild, Inc.

Friday March 11, 2011 and Saturday March 12, 2011: Quilt Discovery Days
Port Richey with the West Pasco Quilt Guild

Saturday March 19, 2011: Quilt Discovery Day
Jacksonville (Mandarin area) with the All Stars Quilters Guild, Inc.

Saturday March 26, 2011: Quilt Discovery Day
Geneva with the Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society
Contact:  GenevaHSG@aol.com






The Lake County Quilters Guild will be presenting their 29th Annual FANtastic Quilt Show, March 3 and 4, 2011. Hours of admission are 9 AM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 3, and 9 AM to 4 PM on Friday, March 4. Admission charge is $7.00. Pre-arranged bus groups of  20 or more, Admission: $5.00.


Along with the display of beautiful quilts will be Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Our Boutique, Quilt Sales, Vendors, and new this year is a Fashion Show. Our show is a judged show and Viewer's Choice ribbons are also awarded.


The show will be held at Lake Receptions located at 4425 Highway 19A, Mt. Dora, Florida.


Questions: (352) 223-3825

Email: lcqgquiltshow @ hotmail.com






The Kumquat Quilt Challenge Show will be located inside The Meridian Building located at the SW corner of Pasco Avenue and 7th Street (Hwy 301), downtown Dade City during the Kumquat Festival, 9 am to 5 pm on Jan. 29, 2011. 

The deadline to turn in quilt entries is Jan. 21 at the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce.  "Color Your World Orange" is the theme this year.








Farm Fest & Quilt Show

Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, FL 


Feb. 5 & 6, 2011






Art of Reflection Study Group


February 2-3, 2011

First United Methodist Church

507 W. Marion Ave

Punta Gorda, FL  33950


Study Group

The study group will observe a sunset and the affect on the surroundings. We will photograph and discuss the possibilities utilizing basic design principles and elements to develop a landscape drawing for your desired fiber application. Equipment and supplies list will be provided upon registration. This study is developed for applicability to any experience level and fiber choice.

The group will meet February 2, 2011 2:00—6:15 p.m. and 7:15—9:00 p.m. Dinner on own 6:15—7:15. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required.


Reflections in Fiber: A day of fiber to work and share with others.

A unique fiber experience that offers fun and friendships at the spacious First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida. A luncheon will be served with a keynote speaker to delight you. Refreshments and snacks will be available all day for participants. A fiber show will coincide with the day. Plan to bring one or two finished pieces as well as your work in progress. Vendors will be on hand for your shopping pleasure. Your hostesses will provide one-on-one problem solving consultation.

The day of fiber is scheduled for February 3, 2011 from 10:00—4:00. Pre-registration is required.

Overnight accommodations are available in the area on your own. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in February.


Capri and DeEtta

artofreflections @ gmail.com





FREE Quilt Show at Red Oaks Campground, 5551 SW 18th Terrace, Bushnell FL on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Contact:  frederic.805 @ Hotmail.com





Collaborations, a unique art and textile show in Melbourne is open to the public Thursday and Friday, March 10-12, 2011. The “grand” open with all artists present is Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. This show, sponsored by Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild, is at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard, Melbourne. Nineteen artists and 34 quilters formed teams which came up with their own inspiration, themes, and guidelines. Each team will present a scenario of art. Awards will be viewers’ choice selections for the best vignette, the best artwork, and the best fabric artwork.  Additional displays include “Quilts of Distinction” - quilts made by Seaside Piecemakers which have won prizes in major shows, or been published in national magazines or books; “Timeless Treasures’ Best of Show Quilts since 2002,” and quilts from The Kids Quilt Project.


A variety of media will be seen including watercolor, oils, raku pottery, ceramic tiling, and fabric arts. Some of the pieces will be for sale.


Collaborations is free of charge, though donations will be gratefully accepted.


www.seasidepiecemakers.com; contact: margie@cfl.rr.com






Carnival is a quilters’ gathering occurring on the sidelines of Collaborations at the Melbourne Auditorium. Carnival features classes by Nancy Brenan Daniel of Phoenix, and Sampler Sessions led by Seaside Piecemakers. Sampler sessions allow participants to try out a technique without beginning another UFO! On Thursday, you will get a taste of handwork which is used for couching and beading, sashiko, crazy quilting, appliqué and reverse appliqué. On Friday, Contemporary Trends such as foiling, fabric scrap beading, oilstix rubbings, etc.  will be sampled. Afternoons will find quilters making useful Carnival Creations – make-its such as snap bags and neck warmers and aprons. Carnival’s activities are sponsored by Seaside Piecemakers and will be open to non-members after Feb. 1. To receive an email copy of the newsletter with complete details, contact Margie Engel (margie@cfl.rr.com). Information is also available at www.seasidepiecemakers.com.







Spring Retreat in Kentucky – combine your trip to the AQS show in Paducah with a Spring Retreat in Gilbertsville (26 miles from Paducah) which is taught by Margie Engel and Laura Costanzo. You can stay at the retreat lodge while attending the show April 27 and 28 if you’d like, then continue your stay for the retreat which is April 29-May 1. Details are at www.engelquilts.com.






Be Bop Shop Hop Feb 16th -19th Passports $5.00 with a stamped Passport you will receive  a free pattern for a project.  Four shops for different projects.  Grand Prize winner will receive a Deluxe Lucite 18x24 Table for their sewing machine.  There will be 4- 2nd Prize winner winning one of 4 $100.00 Gift Certificates.  Mystery Fabric specials and Mystery other specials. 


For more information call Connie AT 352-728-1482 of email aqd@embarqmail.com

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






The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce is holding its fourth annual fine art show, Wesley Chapel's Celebration of the Arts. The event is held in the Shops at Wiregrass,  a beautiful and upscale outdoor mall. This is a show of fine art and fine crafts. Juried show, cash awards. There will also be live entertainment and children's activities.  Our advertising will includes radio partnership, major and local newspapers, multiple web sites, social media, etc... Applications and information at www.wesleychapelchamber.com


Saturday, April 9th 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 10th 11am-5pm. 


The Shops at Wiregrass is located at:


28211 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 994-2242

www.wesleychapelchamber.com  Information and Applications







Symposium April 6--10 in Tampa

You still have time to get classes with your favorite teachers: Velda Newman, Mary Sorensen, Sally Schnieder and Leigh McDonald. Be sure you get the ones you want! Register online with a credit card, or print a form to mail. http://www.ssqa.org/symposium.htm


SSQA membership opens ONLINE

Sunshine State Quilters Association membership & renewals can now be done online!

For more information, and the online OR mail-in form: http//   www.ssqa.org/join.htm   .






Largo Cracker Quilters proudly presents

Celebrate the Quilt - - - Explore the Art VI 

2011 Quilt show

January 28 & 29
Friday & Saturday 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$6.00 at the door
Free parking, Buses Welcome, Handicap Accessible.

St. Paul United Methodist Church
Christian Life Enrichment Center
1100 Highland Ave. , NE
Largo,  FL




Program Details:

We have Brenda Grampsas, certified quilt appraiser and historian, presenting a trunk show "to Finish or Not To Finish?"  on Jan 28th at 11AM. 


Marian Smith, quilt historian, will lecture on "Civil War Quilts, North and South" on Jan 28th at 1PM. 


Alice Means, quilt artist and winner of many AQS (et al) awards will give a lecture and trunk show "My Quilting Journey" on Jan. 29th at 12:30PM