Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #158


Nov 8, 2011


Quilting Friends,


Iím looking forward to the big quilt show in West Palm this week.  If youíve never been to this 3 year old show, it exhibits winning quilts from all over the world.  It really is a spectacular collection of quilts.


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)



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 10-12 Marlene Glickmanís Make-it-Take-it  at Mancuso Show www.SilkDyes.com (#158)


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)


Nov 19-20 Marlene Glickmanís Make-it-Take-it in St. Pete www.SilkDyes.com  (#158)


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 12-14 Marthaís Sewing Market in Orlando www.MarthasSewingMarket.com


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 18-19 Katie Pasquini Masopust Workshops in Boca Raton doctorjudy@yahoo.com (#158)


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 10-12 Quilt Retreat in Delray Beach TalaCam@aol.com (#158)


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



Feb 23-25 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland sewingexpo.com


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


Mar 1-3 Retreat & Quilt Show in Ft. Walton Beach flyingneedlesquiltshow@gmail.com (#158)

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 29-Apr 1 Quilt Retreat in Tampa  Cissy33@BeSewCreative.com  (#158)


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


May 18-21 Quilt Retreat in Silver Springs TalaCam@aol.com (#158)


May 19 Lecture & Workshop in Gainesville   (#158)


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


Oct 12-13 Quilt Show  in Brandon (#158)




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 owner of  A Quilters Dream is retiring  and store is closing 1/2 off original marked items.  Cash or checks only. 

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






10-12 November at World Quilt Show-Florida III in West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach County Convention Center. Make It and Take It 10-4 daily. Dye a silk scarf and a swatch of silk broadcloth (feels and sews like cotton) using instant setting dyes. Now you can color your fabrics for your quilts and garments easily. Fabric Collage and Mini Quilt demonstrations also. Come to booth #605 and play with Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com.

19 & 20 November at Craft Art outdoor show in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Make It and Take It from 10-4 daily. Make gifts by dyeing your own silk scarf and a matching greeting card in silk organza with non-toxic dyes and Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com

Best Wishes in Quilting,

Marlene Glickman






KATIE PASQUINI MASOPUST, well-known and respected national teacher, is coming to Gold Coast Quilter's Guild in Boca Raton this January.  There are just a few spots left in the two workshops she will be teaching and, because we want to offer this opportunity to as many quilters as possible, we are opening these spots up to members of neighboring guilds.


On Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012, Katie will be teaching COMPOSITION.  Class Fee for non-members is $75, and there is a $25 Kit Fee payable to Katie in class.  On Thursday, Jan 19, Katie will teach a workshop on VALUE.  The fee is $75, and there is a $25 Kit Fee payable to Katie in class.  Details about each class are available on Katie's website: www.katiepm.com.


If you want to sign up, please email Judy Sheltondoctorjudy@yahoo.com asap. She will provide additional details regarding the classes, time, venue etc as well as payment information. 


Act now while there are still some openings!





Delray Beach  February 10,11 & 12, 2012

Silver Springs   May 18, 19 20 & 21, 2012


For more info email Glenda,  Just Sew Quilts Talacam@aol.com

or call 352-625-7760




Flying Needles Retreat & Quilt Show


March 1, 2, & 3 2012

Emerald Coast Conference Center

1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach FL


Quilters are invited to participate in our Quilt Show, which is a new addition to our annual Quilt Retreat.  The Retreat features national and local instructors, demonstrations, vendors, door prizes, silent auction, quilt appraisal, and lots of fun every day.  This year's guest instructor is Paula Golden.  


Walk-in admission for Quilt Show $7

Registration required for Retreat Classes


See website www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org for more information about Retreat Classes and Quilt Show.  Questions?  flyingneedlesquiltshow@gmail.com




Crafty Threads Spring Quilt Retreat ~ March 29 - April 1, 2012

Enjoy 4 days / 3 nights of quilting fun in a scenic and relaxing lake front setting near Leesburg, Florida.  This retreat will inspire you with make & takes, demos, and lots of open sew time.  Registration includes make & takes/demos, accommodations, meals, and all retreat activities.  Kit fees not included in registration cost. 


Quilters of all skill levels welcome as well as Non-Quilting Companions.  You just bring your basic sewing/quilting supplies and comfy clothes & slippers.  Crafty Threads staff will inspire you with make & takes and demos. Crafty Threads will also bring LOTS of supplies and kits for ON-SITE shopping to make completing any project a breeze. 


What workshops will be featured?  Barb is planning LOTS of make and takes and demos.  Demo/make & take participation is always totally optional.  Some quilters just want to enjoy an entire weekend of open sew time and that is perfectly ok.  Stop by Crafty Threads (12230 Race Track Rd.,Tampa, FL 33626) and let Barb know what make & takes or demos you'd like to have. 


We're sure you'll enjoy our Ice breaker game, Quilto, Table Runner Exchange, Tiara Challenge, Door Prize surprises and Special Drawings.  You could even WIN a Singer Featherweight.  Did I mention there might be some chocolate too!!!  :~)


There are LOTS of lakes and golf courses in the area to amuse your spouse while you quilt. 


PRINT the registration form and send with your deposit to the address on the form.  Electronic billing is also available (w/o transaction fee).

Registration form: HERE

Additional information: HERE


Invite a friend to join you! 

Any questions, please donít hesitate to email Cissy33@BeSewCreative.com






Don Beld, author, historian, quilter, founder of Home of the Brave Quilt Project


Remembering With Honor:  One Quilter Salutes Our Heroes


Hilton University of Florida

1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Quilt Viewing:                        9 - 10 a.m.

Program & Presentation:         10 - 11 a.m.

Quilt Viewing:                        11 - 11:45 a.m.


            Don Beld, author, historian and quilter, is founder of the Home of the Brave Quilt Project.  He has dedicated his life to honoring the families of fallen heroes.  With the help of groups of quilters from all 50 states, Beldís Home of the Brave Quilt Project hand-pieces, hand-quilts, and gives a quilt to each family that has lost someone in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Beld also has made remembrance quilts for each of the major 9/11 and other terrorist incidents.  A recognized expert on Civil War quilts, Beld wrote Civil War Quilts with co-author Pam Weeks.  Their book will be introduced January 2012.


            Through connections with the local quilting community, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and Women's Studies Program at the University of Florida, UF alumna Sandra Kay Haile has arranged to bring Don Beld to Gainesville for a program to be held the morning of Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2012, at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, followed by an afternoon workshop at a location to be determined. 


            Watch for further details, including how to participate, and plan to attend the Don Beld trunk show and workshop.








"Harvest of Quilts"

sponsored by Brandon Piecemakers in Brandon, Florida


October 12th & 13th, 2012

Hours: Friday 9 am - 5 pm & Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

International Showmen's Association
6915 Riverview Drive, Riverview, FL

Over 100 judged quilts, "Gramma's Attic Window" Boutique, vendors, 
silent quilt auction, "Chinese Auction", etc.

Admission $6, Free parking, food on premises. Buses welcome.


The guild name is Brandon Piecemakers, and the website is www.brandonquiltguild.com






Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild of Tennessee would like to invite members of your guild to enter quilts in our annual quilt show and competition. The 32nd annual show will be held March 23-25, 2012 on the campus of Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Our entries are not juried, however we depend on the services of highly trained and certified professional judges to evaluate the quilts and award the efforts of our entrants. We award over $6,000 in prize money. Our exhibit space is completely climate controlled with good lighting.


Bed Quilts, Pieced and Quilted

Bed Quilts, Mixed Techniques or Appliqued and Quilted

Wall Quilts, Pieced and Quilted

Wall Quilts, Appliqued and/or Mixed Techniques and Quilted

Lap Quilts

Art Quilts






Two Person Team, Small

Two Person Team, Large


Entry Deadline: February 7, 2012


For more information on entries:

Contact: Jean Lester

(865) 577-0892


3829 Maloney Road

Knoxville, TN 37920

Or visit our website: