Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #157


October 8, 2011


Quilting Friends,


I’m tweaking the newsletter format this month.  The width of the newsletter should be narrower, and hopefully easier to read.  Let me know what you think.


If you enjoyed seeing the Red & White Quilt Show in NYC a few months ago, take a look at this blog: a beautiful show inside a quilt shop.


This isn’t quilt related, but I thought I’d share a little kitchen tip that is working well for me.  I bought a dozen wide-mouthed quart mason jars, and also a dozen plastic tops (I could only find them at Walmart and Amazon).  I use these to store all kinds of things around the kitchen, and like the idea of using glass, not plastic, for storage:  honey, nuts, homemade tea concentrate, simple syrup, homemade chicken stock, lime juice, dried beans, raisins, the list goes on!  They are easy to clean, easy to see what’s inside, and easy to freeze (leave a few inches at the top).


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


Happy Quilting,   Mary-Jeanine


CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)



Now till Oct 8 Shop Hop in Central Florida (#157)


Now till Oct 23 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach www.oldschool.org (#155)


Oct 15 SSQA Meeting/Lectures in Lake Mary www.ssqa.org (#155)


Oct 15-16 Fall Festival in Wesley Chapel www.wesleychapelchamber.com (#156)


Oct 21-23 Quilt Show in White Springs  website (#156)


Nov 9-11 Esterita Austin Workshop in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org (#157)


Nov 12 Orlando Bus to Mancuso Show juanitayeager@gmail.com (#157)


Nov 10-12 Mancuso World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach www.quiltfest.com (#154)


Nov 11-12 Shop Hop in East Central Florida (I95) (#156)


Nov 12 Quilt Show in Spring Hill www.hernandoquiltersguild.com (#154)


Nov 13 Quilt Show in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com   (#153)


Dec 3 StashBuster Lecture in Daytona http://www.sewinggarret.com/ (#152)


Dec 3-4 Quilts and Crafts in Cocoa Village cocoavillage@bellsouth.net (#156)




Jan 1-8 Quilt Cruise with Nancy Hinds www.SewManyPlaces.com (#153)


Jan 11-18  Elly Sienkiewicz Workshop in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org  (#157)


Jan 13 & 14, 2012  Quilters Marketplace in Lake Worth, FL  www.hibiscusquiltguild.org  (#155)


Jan 13-14 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com (#157)


Jan 14-15 Sharon Schamber Lecture & Workshops in Miami drmcdiaz@gmail.com (#157)


Jan 16-21 Shop Hop in East Central Florida (#155)


Jan 26-30 Quilt Cruise with Flamingo Island Designs www.flamingoislanddesigns.com (#153)


Jan 28 Quilt Show in Dade City website (#157)


Jan 28 Quilt Documentation in Oviedo sewing@oviedowomansclub.org (#157)


Feb 4-5 Quilt Show in Dade City http://www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org/  (#155)


Feb 10-11 Quilt Show in Panama City www.sabqg.org (#157)


Feb 17-18 Quilt Show in DeFuniak Springs chautauquaquilters@yahoo.com     



Feb 24-25 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda dpqg@yahoo.com (#154)


Mar 1-3 Quilt Show in Ft. Walton Beach flyingneedlesquiltshow@gmail.com (#157)

Mar 1-2 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com  (#157)


Mar 2-3 Quilt Show in Lakeland http://www.ladiesofthelakes.org (#156)


Mar 2-3 Quilt Show in Largo www.SuncoastQuiltingCircle.org (#156)


Mar 9-11 Quilt Show in Hudson http://westpascoquilters.org/QuiltShows.htm (#154)


Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Satellite Beach www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#156)


Mar 16-17 Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach  PelicanPiecemakersFL@yahoo.com (#153)


Mar 16-18 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.quiltshowbythesea.com (#157)


Mar 23-24 Quilt Show in West Bradenton www.manateepatchworkers.org (#153)


Mar 31-Apr 1 Quilt Show in Venice  www.vaqg.org (#155)


May 20 – Aug 18 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne website (#156)




Feb 1-2 Quilt Show in Sebring quiltshow2013@gmail.com (#153)


Feb 15-16 Quilt Show in Tampa area delilahl@verizon.net (#156)


Mar 8-9 Quilt Show in Palm Beach Www.palmbeachquilters.com (#154)










The Feather Princesses will host national teachers:


bullet Esterita Austin – November 9 – 11, 2011
bullet Elly Sienkiewicz – January 11 – 18, 2012


Their lectures and classes will be held at:

                            The Studio

                            13345 Casey Road

                            Tampa, Florida 33618


For information about the lectures and classes,

please see our website at www.featherprincesses.org

or contact Dorothy Johnson at djohns47@tampabay.rr.com.







Mancuso World Quilt Show – Florida III

Florida Cabin Fever Bus Trip to
West Palm Beach Convention Center

Saturday, November 12th

This show will be host the 2011 World Quilt Competition Tour, one of the most
internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts.
Join us for a magnificent quilt and textile art experience.


Bus Trip Cost- $35.00 – includes admission ticket
There will be one scheduled stop midway - for a snack!
To reserve a seat - contact Juanita Yeager at:


First pick-up and drop off location:

Altamonte Mall
SEARS - 452 E Altamonte Dr

Departure time 6:30 AM.


Second pick pick-up and drop off location:
Church of Christ
626 E. Concord Street - Orlando

Departure time 7:00 AM.


Third pick pick-up and drop off location:
Near the Chase Bank entrance of the Walmart Shopping Center
Florida Turnpike and Oceola Parkway

Departure time 7:45 AM.


Please do not wear cologne since we will be in a confined
space and some may have allergies.  Looking forward to having
all who plan to come along for this fun day trip.






              Southwest Florida Quilters Guild

                         Ft. Myers, Florida



                Florida Celebrates Quilts

               “America Quilts: Traditions and Innovations”


               Friday, January 13, 2012

                  9:00am to 5:00pm

               Saturday, January 14, 2012

                  9:00am to 4:00pm



            Grace Community Center

             4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway

             North Ft. Myers, FL 33903

            Corner – Orange Grove Blvd.


Raffle quilt“United We Quilt”



           Judged Quilt Show



           Chinese Auction

           Silent Auction

           Buses Welcome


For Further Information:





My name is Mayra Diaz, Ocean Waves VP of programming, I will like to inform all of your subscribers about our coming events.  We are happy to have for January 14-15 2012 during our Annual Luncheon,  Sharon Schamber joining us for a lecture and two classes to fallow. Sign up have already started for members of our guild and we have a waiting list for non-members if spaces are available. Anyone interested in signing up for either teacher should contact me at 3056093767 or email me at drmcdiaz@gmail.com. Thank you





Join us for a Quilt Documentation Day

Hosted by the Oviedo Woman’s Club

Our goal:  To find and make records of the wonderful quilts currently residing in Florida.  They do not need to have been made in Florida. The information collected will be entered in the Quilt Index website.  The data & photos will be available to anyone who wants to view and study them online. Owners’ personal information is not part of the viewable historical record.

How it works:  Bring your quilt to the event where you will go to several stations where volunteers measure and examine the quilts, ask questions and fill in the form that collects all the information available. The quilt is photographed with a number on a card so the digital image can be matched to the correct paperwork later. Quilt owners are encouraged to bring with them as much information as possible about the quilt and its maker.

Cost:  This is a FREE event.  There is no charge to have your quilt(s) documented. 

Extras:  Professional quilt appraiser Nan Moore will be available on a first come, first serve basis to offer a verbal evaluation of your quilt for $10 or a written appraisal for $40 if you choose to have this done.

When: Saturday January 28th, 2012 from 9:00 – 4:00.  No quilts will be accepted after 2:30.  Expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours.  More time may be required depending on the number of participants and if you have multiple quilts.  There will be an express lane for those having only one or two quilts to document.

Location: Oviedo Woman’s club:  414 King Street  Oviedo, FL 

More Info: For more info on this event, please

email: sewing@oviedowomansclub.org or call Delaine at 407-359-1475.



We need volunteers, please contact us if you can help. 

You do not need to be a quilt expert. Training is provided.


Sponsored by the Sunshine State Quilters Association





January 28, 2012


Event Name - Kumquat Festival Quilt Challenge Show

Contact - http://www.dadecitychamber.org/?page=KumquatFestival

 or email epquilters@yahoo.com


Kumquat Festival Quilt Challenge - 2012 quilting theme is "Luscious Orange!" 
The Kumquat Festival is held in downtown Dade City, FL.


Entry forms available on this webpage at the bottom. 

Quilt Show entries and admission are Free.







St. Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild

2012 Quilt show

"Remembrance of Times Past'

February 10 and 11, 2012 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission $5


Name of Raffle Quilt: Times Remembered

Size of Quilt: 96 X 108

Drawing Date:  February 11, 2012


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Parish Hall

1607 Baker Court

Panama City, FL


Contact info: Beverly Pierzchala 850-271-8913

Guild website: www.sabqg.org






March 1, 2, & 3, 2012  Fort Walton Beach


Flying Needles Quilt Guild invites you to our 2012 Quilt Retreat & Show

at the Emerald Coast Conference Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach FL


Classes with national and local instructors, demonstrations, vendors, door prizes, silent auction, quilt appraisal, and our first Retreat Quilt Show!  

Admission for quilt show: $7

Registration required for Retreat Classes (see website)



Quilt Show:     Pat (850-729-7772) or Dr. Lynne (850-897-7323)


Quilt Retreat:              Kathy (850-729-2994)

website:                       www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org  (Look under 2012 Retreat for information about our retreat and quilt show.)








30th Annual FANtastic Quilt Show – Diamond Jubilee


Thursday, March 1, 2011 9am – 6pm

Friday, March 2, 2011  9am-4pm


Lake Receptions  4425 Highway 19A, Mt. Dora, FL  32757


Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Donation Quilt, Boutique, Quilt Appraiser,
Silent Auction, Mini Raffle, Vendors, and More

Admission:  $7.00    ·   $6.00 for pre-arranged bus groups of 25 or more

 Lake County Quilters Guild, Inc. · P. O. Box 1065, Tavares, FL 32778

email lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com







Quilt Show by the Sea 2012 - Show Information                               

March 16th 17th & 18th 2012 *

War Memorial Auditorium  800 NE 8th Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33304


*Show Times Friday March 16, 2012 9:30 - 5:00 pm   - Lecture - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday March 17, 2012 9:30 - 5:00 p.m. * Sunday March 18, 2012   10:00 - 4:00 p.m.


*Show Admission $ 8.00 per day or $15.00 for a multi day pass (save $9.00)

*Show parking $6.00 per car parking governed by the city of Fort Lauderdale)

* Workshops with National Teachers Velda Newman, Laura Nownes, Sharon Shamber

*Quilt Competition  QSBTS is an open judged show open to everyone.*Vendor Mall

  www.quiltshowbythesea.com for complete show information.






The QAKH saga continues! We’ve been given SO much time by the quilters in our area! Making the quilts becomes addictive, and the spirit of the ladies is wonderful. We are serious about increasing awareness and help to end hunger and homelessness in our back yard.


EduQuilters in Brevard County who formed QAKH – Quilters Against Kids Hunger – are completing their quilt project of providing quilts to 600 “kids in transition,”  elementary and younger aged children who are without permanent shelter. Each child will receive a quilt to give them comfort and hope and warmth. This was a community project in which quilters from various guilds and churches assisted, as well as the city of Satellite Beach who donated the use of their auditorium, and Publix Super Markets, who added drinks and snacks during the quilt-ins.


The quilts are unusual and fun to make. Each quilt measures about 42” x 60”.  Kits were made using fun fabrics and bright solids which were cut in strips varying in width from 9” to 4” then assembled in interesting arrangements. The quilts are sandwiched, turned, stitched around the edges, then quilted in a hill and vale stitch along the seams to add sturdiness.


To add to the quilt making, the ladies are conducting raffles and book sales that produce funds for Second Harvest which distributes food to these kids’ families. Along with this hunger awareness project, Robert Barnes has formed a group of businessmen who are paying for weekend food packs which are distributed on Fridays to students. When the quilters heard about the food packs, they also made knapsacks which the children use to carry the food home on Fridays and bring back to school to be refilled. When the children first received their knapsacks they found them full of school supplies.


Seaside Piecemakers are selling raffle tickets @$1 each for a gorgeous quilt which a few members made. The hope to sell 10,000 tickets because the proceeds will go to The Second Harvest food bank.


Much is being done; more remains to be done before we wipe out hunger. QAKH encourages everyone to learn about hunger in their own community and help the children in their own back yards. We are learning about efforts being carried out across the country by grass roots people who have put aside politics and are putting their beliefs into action and understanding that charity begins at home.






Three Crafty Quilters in Boca Raton has moved across the street, tripled our floor space, and will re-open Tuesday, September 27th as StitchCraft.  

Here are the details...



399 S. Federal Hwy

Boca Raton, FL  33432




Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5






SSQA raffle quilt wins blue ribbon

"Batik Garden", made from Mary Sorensen's "Delectable Pathways" pattern, won the Collaborative Quilts category at the 2011 QuiltFest show in Jacksonville. The drawing for this pieced and appliquéd, all batik quilt will be held on Nov. 10, 2012. The money raised will go to the SSQA grants fund, which assists Florida groups to hold quilt-related educational or charitable events.  http://www.ssqa.org