Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #150


Feb 1, 2011


Quilting Friends,


Wow.  150 FQN newsletters in 12 years.  Yep, I’m definitely not a quitter, LOL.  I hope you enjoy reading my little newsletter each month.  It brings me joy to be able to bring you all this great quilting news each and every month.

We still have a few openings for the quilting cruise in May where I will be the teacher.  I’ll be teaching on a 7-day cruise to the western Caribbean.  For all the details, head on over to my website

A deadline approaches: I need to have a few more people signed up by February 10.  If you are thinking about this cruise, please ask your questions or do what it takes to make your decision.  I really want to do this cruise!

Here is a photo of the quilt I'll be teaching.  I designed it just for this cruise:


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.


Happy Quilting,   Mary-Jeanine


 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)



Now till Feb 26 Fabric Art Exhibit in Lake Mary info@lakemaryhistory.org (#150)


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


Feb 5-6 Quilt Show in Dade City www.dadecitychamber.org/main/kumquat_festival.php



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


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


Feb 9-11 Edyta Sitar Workshop in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org (#150)


Feb 9 APQS Road Show in Jacksonville (#150)


Feb 10 APQS Road Show in Orlando (#150)


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 Mini-wholecloth workshop in Orlando www.wanderingstitches.com (#150)


Feb 16-19 Shop Hop in North Central Florida aquiltersdream.biz (#150)


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


Feb 22 Thread Seminar in Orlando www.wanderingstitches.com (#150)


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 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 9-11 Lisa Bongean Workshop in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org (#150)


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 19 National Quilt Day Celebration in Largo www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage #150


Mar 23-26 Shop Hop in Central Florida www.FiresideQuilts.com (#150)


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)





     Fabric Art, an exhibit of quilts, crochet, knitting, needlepoint and more; starts at the Lake Mary Historical Museum on today, January 8 and runs through Saturday, February 26.  The museum is open from 6:30 to 8:30PM on Thursdays and from 10 to 2PM on Saturdays.  Volunteers are also happy to open the museum during off hours for groups of 5 or more.  For more information on Fabric Art, call 407-585-1481 or email info@lakemaryhistory.org.  The Lake Mary Historical Museum is located at 158 N. Country Club Rd in Lake Mary.






The Feather Princesses will host two wonderful teachers:


Edyta Sitar on February 9 -11, 2011

Lisa Bongean on March 9 – 11, 2011


Lectures and classes will convene at:   

The Studio

13345 Casey Road

Tampa, Florida 33618


For course descriptions, see the Feather Princesses' website at www.featherprincesses.org.

To register, contact Dorothy Johnson at djohns47@tampabay.rr.com.







Be Bop Shop Hop

Feb 16th -19th

Four Hopping Shops

Receive a free gift when you purchase a passport. Passport are $5.00 before the hop

Early sign -up basket drawing

One Grand Prize and 4 2nd Grand Prizes

lots of door prizes, shop specials, and snacks
For more information email Connie at
aqd@embarqmail.com or call 352-728-1482


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


APQS Longarm Quilting Machines Seminar, coming to a city near you.

Road Show Schedulehttp://www.apqs.com/images/logo_roadshow_big.gif

Can't make it to a national quilt show to try out a longarm machine? The APQS Road Show crew is traveling across the country, bringing our quality line of quilting machines to you!  Here's your chance to get your hands on one of our handcrafted quilting machines to discover which model is right for you. Check back often to find a location near you, as new dates are added every few weeks. 

Whether you want to earn money quilting for others or you just want to complete a quilt from start to finish, this seminar will help you choose a longarm machine that matches your quilting style as well as your budget. Designed for quilters who do not currently own a longarm machine, the seminar includes valuable information about owning your first longarm--from daily maintenance to running a profitable business. Bring a notebook and pen, plus all your questions - we'll answer them! 


NOTE: If you currently own a longarm and are looking for classes to enhance your quilting skills, click here to visit our Education and Class Schedule page.

Here is just a sample of what you'll learn...


·          Supplier Information - Discover resources for templates, batting, freehand instruction manuals, wholesale contacts, thread, etc.

·          Pattern Resources - Find out where to buy pantograph patterns, books and stencils to make your longarm quilting fun and hassle-free.

·          Business Ideas - Learn business philosophies, products and services, pricing, marketing and income forecasting.  (You'll even get a Sample Business Plan to get you up and running right away!)

·          Machine Features - Explore the differences between each machine model including standard and optional features, table & frame designs, etc.

·          Accessories - Learn which accessories are the "gotta haves" to make your quilting fast and easy

·          Basic Machine Maintenance - See how simple and easy it is to oil, clean, and service your machine to provide years of quilting fun!

·          Educational Opportunities - We believe that purchasing an APQS quilting machine makes you part of the APQS family. That's why our relationship doesn't stop the minute you buy your machine. Classes offered in our national training center and across the country through our dealer network ensure that your skills as a quilter continue to grow with your new longarm.


Each three-hour session includes ample time for your questions, plus lots of time to test drive our longarm quilting machines and find the perfect match for you. So that we can have enough materials for every person interested, we ask that you reserve your spot at our road shows in advance by calling Jen Schlie at 800.426.7233, or email Jen at Jen@apqs.com

February 9, 2011 - Road Show Coming to Jacksonville, FL

Admit it...you've been dreaming about it for quite some time now. It's time to actually get your hands on an APQS quilting machine -- made in America's heartland -- and discover all that you've been missing! Discover your quilting joy with an APQS Millennium, Freedom, Lucey and Lenni--all available for you to test-drive during this informative event. Make your reservations early so you don't miss out by calling Jen at 800.426.7233  This event will be held from Noon - 3 pm at:

Wingate by Wyndham � Jacksonville South
4681 Lenoir Avenue South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Hotel contact (904) 281-2600

Contact: Jen Schlie | 800-426-7233 begin
Email | Map & Directions


February 10, 2011 - Road Show Coming to Orlando, FL

You know you've been dreaming about it for too long now. It's time to get up and grab the handles of an APQS quilting machine and find out how this longarm--built in the heartland of America--can change the way you quilt forever! Our APQS Road Show team will have the Millennium, Freedom, Lucey and Lenni ready for your test drive. Discover how affordable financing can help you own the machine of your dreams. Reserve your spot at this special event by calling Jen today! Join us from Noon - 3 pm at:

Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio
5780 Hoffner Avenue, Suite 404
Orlando, FL 32822
Shop Contact (407) 658-4044

Contact: Jen Schlie | 800-426-7233
Email | Map & Directions


February 22, 2011 - Road Show Coming to Albany, GA

It's time to get up and grab the handles of an APQS quilting machine and find out how this longarm--built in the heartland of America--can change the way you quilt forever! Our APQS Road Show team will have the Millennium, Freedom, Lucey and Lenni ready for your test drive. Uncover the secrets to owning a longarm when you learn how affordable financing can help you own the machine of your dreams. Call Jen at 800.426.7233 to reserve your spot right away. Join us from Noon - 3 pm at:

Hilton Garden Inn - Albany Downtown
101 Front Street
Albany, GA 31701
Hotel Front Desk (229) 878-4861

Contact: Jen Schlie | 800-426-7233 begin
Email | Map & Directions







Piecing... Applique...Art Quilts... Embellishing!

Something for everyone & all skill levels April 6--10 in Tampa

Great hotel setting with lots of extras







The next meeting of the Florida Quilt Study Group is February 5th at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop, Main Street in Trenton.


For further information, contact Mary Anne Randall at sewmuch63@hotmail.com.


After that, the next meeting is April 2, 2011.






5 Feb: Open Studio at Marlene Glickman's: Valentine Gift Making: greeting cards, silk scarves, pillow cases, purses and more along with a demonstration on embossing red velvet. 9:30-3:30. No charge to play, just purchased the silk items you want to dye and turn into gifts. Come as long as you like and leave when you are finished. Email (marlene@123webmagic.com) or Call (727-524-6962)  to let me know you can make it and about what time during the day. No limit on who or how many can come. Bring a friend and make it a ladies party. Bring your grandchildren to make gifts. All are welcome. We will be using instant setting dyes on silk. There will be samples of Silk Broadcloth to play with with dyes-it feels and sews like cotton but takes the dyes easily. No mess, no toxic elements, lots of fun with instant gratification. Studio located at 2251 Willowbrook Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764 just north of East Bay and off Belcher near Tri City shopping center by US 19. See www.SilkDyes.com for more information on the dyes.

5 March: Marlene Glickman's Studio Workshop on Alter Ego Dyeing with Satin Devore. These dyes are amazing. One dye in the bath is for silk and the other dye is for rayon. The Silk/Rayon satin devore scarf or fabric will take the dyes differently so you can get two separate colors in one dip in the pot. 9:30-3:30 at my studio. Cost is $30 including supplies and refreshments. Call for reservations as space is limited to 10. Email (marlene@123webmagic.com) or Call (727-524-6962). www.SilkDyes.com

2 April: Marlene Glickman's Studio Workshop on Fabric Painting (acrylic with fabric medium, Lumiere, Dye-na-Flow, Starbright and more). Try a variety of techniques applying a variety of painting elements to fabric. 9:30-3:30 at my studio. Cost is $30 including supplies and refreshments. Space is limited to 10. Email (marlene@123webmagic.com) or Call (727-524-6962). www.SilkDyes.com.



APQS Road Show


February 10, 2011, Noon to Three


Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio,  5780 Hoffner Ave, Suite 404, Orlando, FL 32822


Can't make it to a national quilt show to try out a longarm machine? The APQS Road Show crew is traveling across the country, bringing our quality line of quilting machines to you!  Here's your chance to get your hands on one of our handcrafted quilting machines to discover which model is right for you!  Every APQS Quilting System will be available to test and play!


RSVP today to 407-658-4044





Fil-Tec Thread Seminar


February 22, 2011, 2pm


Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio, 5780 Hoffner Ave, Suite 404, Orlando, FL 32822


Please join us in welcoming Chris Meyers to the Studio!  Chris will be giving a seminar about this great line of threads for quilters!  Free Samples will be provided.  This event is free of charge but please RSVP to save your seat!   407-658-4044




Mini Wholecloth


Wed, Feb 16, 9:30am to 4pm


This class will explore trapunto on a small scale!  Make a wholecloth quilt , kit included in price. The Millie will be yours for the day….space limited to 4 people! You will need appliqué scissors and small sharp snips  $225.00


Call 407-658-4044


Lisa Mullins

Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio

APQS Rental, Sales, Service & Education




 5780 Hoffner Ave, Suite 404, Orlando, FL 32822 ~ 407-658-4044




 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





‘OH! My Stars!' Shop Hop
March 23 – 26, 2011

Mark your calendar now for the fun “Oh My Stars” Shop Hop coming up March 23 – 26, 2011. Collect a star block from each participating store to make your own beautiful quilt. Each participating shop will have their block completed in a different pattern. Finishing kits will be available for purchase as well.

Grand Prize – 80 yards of free fabric

Second Prize – 40 yards of free fabric

Eight - $75 gift certificates to be given away

Eight - $50 gift baskets to be given away

Get your Shop Hop Passport in our Shop! 

This will be a fun event to participate in.. Area quilt shops participating include: Apopka Quilt Co., The Sewing Studio in Maitland, Cornerstone Quilt Shop in Orlando, SEW-MINI Things in Mt. Dora, Nancy's Quilt Shop in Winter Garden, and Clermont Sewing & Quilting.




Carol Holsopple, art quilter, founder and member of Art Quilters Unlimited in Cape Coral, has opened a new online art quilt kit company with her daughter Chris. The kits are colorful, simple in design and kid friendly.  Check them out at www.KidsQuiltToo.org.  



Quilters from all around Pinellas County are gathering at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Florida on March 19, 2011 from 10 am - 3 pm to celebrate National Quilting Day.  Activities include ongoing demonstrations of the quilting process from start to finish, hands on Make It and Take It Activities for children and adults, and a large variety of many types of Quilts beautifully displayed in historic buildings.  Come and enjoy National Quilting Day with us, tour the more than 25 restored buildings and structures of Heritage Village and shop in the open farmers market.


The website for Heritage Village is www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage (727)582-2123