Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #159


Dec 6, 2011


Quilting Friends,


Did you know that you can find a list of ALL Florida quilting events on one page, with links to the larger descriptions in each newsletter?  Even though I say that in the paragraph below each month, most people I’ve talked to have never visited the Calendar page.


Me? I go there all the time to see what is coming up in the near future.  Give it a look-see!


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)




Dec 16 Lecture in Melbourne http://textiles.fit.edu/future_events.php (#159)




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 Martha’s 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 21-22 Quilters Marketplace in The Villages http://www.qgotv.org/MarketPlace_2012.html  (#159)


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


Jan 27-29 Mixed Media Art Retreat Weekend in Mt. Dora www.foxieartist.com (#159)


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


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


Jan 28 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net (#152)


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 11-12 Becky Goldsmith Workshops in Brandon  website (#159)


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)


Feb 25 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net (#152)


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 24 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net (#152)


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


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


Apr 28 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net (#152)


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


May 19 Lecture & Workshop in Gainesville   (#158)


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


May 26  Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net (#152)


Oct 12-13 Quilt Show  in Brandon www.brandonquiltguild.com   (#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)






Friends of Textiles Lectures:


Interwoven Guest Artist, Alejandrina Cué

Friday, December 16, 6 p.m. (5:15 reception)

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts Galleries

$10 general admission; free for Friends of Textiles members and full-time students


Cué lives in Havana, Cuba. In addition to her fine arts degrees from the Matanzas School of Fine Arts and the National School of Drawing in Havana, Cué studied at the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany. Her works have been included in numerous international exhibitions and she has received numerous awards of distinction throughout her artistic career.


Go to http://textiles.fit.edu/future_events.php for more info.





The Quilting Guild of The Village (The Villages, FL) will be holding their first Marketplace event on January (2012) 21st and 22nd at the Savannah Center.  We’d love to see this on your calendar.  We will have 50 vendors there from 8 states (OH, PA, KY, WI, VA, GA, NC and FL).  During the event, there will be demos in the main lobby.  I’ve included the link to the event below. 








The Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon will host Becky Goldsmith, Piece O'Cake, to teach at our Guild on Saturday, February 11 and Monday, February 13, 2012.  The class is just $45. each for a full day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We are anticipating having some openings in both of these classes and wanted to open them up to other guilds on a first come, first serve basis.  


The class is "My Whimsical Garden".  We hold classes at the First United Methodist Church in Brandon on SR 60 and Moon Ave.  More info HERE. Block #6 is on Monday and Block #1 is on Saturday.


Thank you,

Roseanne Westenzweig

Workshop Chairperson
(813) 380-3606





Foxie Artist Productions presents the Mixed Media Art Weekend Retreat in Mount Dora, Florida on January 27th to 29th  2012 Join us for an artist retreat in beautiful Mount Dora featuring four top-notch artists from around the country. There will be four intensive workshops offered over three days. The workshops include Fused Art Quilting, Marble Dyeing, Encaustics, and Mixed Media Collage. The first workshop, Marble Dyeing will be offered Friday. Workshops two, three, and four are intensive two-day classes and will be held concurrently on Saturday and Sunday.   Register by Dec. 15th for a $50 discount. Please visit www.foxieartist.com for more details and registration.  Please email or call Heather for more information at heather@foxieartist.com 407-310-7692. 






Go to http://textiles.fit.edu/future_events.php for more info:


We invite Florida artists to submit their quilted visions of the Florida experience—a hand-stitched “postcard” from the Sunshine State. Florida evokes diverse images of tropical beaches, exotic wildlife and historic exploration. From the Fountain of Youth to the Space Shuttle, sunken treasure or Suwannee River, Florida inspires dreams of renewal and refuge. Explore the state of mind that is Florida and send us your inspiration.

Entry Deadline: March 16, 2012 

Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2012

Exhibit Dates: May 19 – August 18, 2012

FLORIDA IN FABRIC aims to promote an appreciation of quilt making as an art form and to provide Florida quilters with an opportunity to display their quilts in the premier textile arts center of the state.




DO YOU KNOW ABOUT Fiber Artists Network?




Go to Gallery for some interesting and lovely work!   Several of the members are SAQA and Jayne Gaskins will be the new FL Rep for the north east area.  Her work has won many awards and she has a piece in the current Quilt National 2011 traveling around.  JoElla Manning was an original founding ArtsEtc member but was able to create her own group up in the Jax. area and Diane Hamburg attended at least one program at Atlantic Center for the Arts.


Also, they have a competition open to all that you might be interested in at Exhibits! 


Mary McBride
aka Mary in DeLand of Art







Hi, my name is Etta Thomas and I live in Winter Haven.  I came across the Florida Quilt Network web site as I was searching for somewhere to learn (rug) hooking.   Would you know of someone that I might just be able to give me a refresher class or two in this area? 


Thank you for your help,


Etta Thomas  bthomas141@tampabay.rr.com