Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #160


January 4, 2012


Quilting Friends,

My family just returned from a very relaxing, fun-filled week of family reunion-ing in Siesta Key.  Of course I visited a few quilt shops.  Of course I found some new projects.  It’s what I do.  You?

I hope you’re gearing up for our big Quilt Show Season here in Florida.  I would venture to say there will be at least one quilt show a month near you, where ever you live, at least in the first quarter of the year.  So please, take advantage of the cheap entertainment!  After the admission fee, you can wander around the shows for free, marvel at the ingenuity and get your creative juices flowing. Quite a bargain.

As I'm adding this newsletter to the website, I'm realizing I'm starting my FOURTEENTH year of publishing these newsletters.  I told my husband at dinner tonight that I should write down the process at some point and he said "Its yours, honey.  No one else is going to do this."  He's probably right. Does that make me just a little bit nuts?

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)




Jan 7 & 10 Charity Sewing in Tallahassee www.sewforhopenow.com (#160)


Jan 10  Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.SilkDyes.com (#160)


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 Marge Engel Workshop in Orlando juanitayeager@gmail.com (#160)


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


Jan 14-16 Big Quilt Sale in Tallahassee sistersestates@comcast.net (#160)


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 website  (#159)


Jan 22  Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.SilkDyes.com (#160)


Jan 24 Jane Sassaman Workshop in Lakeland sewingthat@yahoo.com (#160)


Jan 25 & 27 Quilt Guild Workshops in Coral Springs kirkenoll@bellsouth.net (#160)


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 2-4 Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.SilkDyes.com (#160)


Feb 3-Mar 30 Faces Exhibit in Daytona Beach (#160)


Feb 4 Florida Quilt Study Group in Trenton sewmuch63@hotmail.com (#160)


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 17-18 Bonnie McCaffery Workshop in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com (#160)


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


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


Feb 24-25 Quilt Show in Belleview (#160)

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 www.ladiesofthelakes.org(#156)


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


Mar 4-11 Quilt Cruise from Texas website (#160)

Mar 5 & 10  Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.SilkDyes.com (#160)


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 10 Quilt Show in Bushnell (#160)

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 24-25 Juanita Yeager Workshop in Orlando www.juanitayeager.com (#160)


Mar 29-Apr 1 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg  website (#160)


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


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


May 15-17 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg http://www.ssqa.org  (#160)

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)


Sept 13-16 Quilt Retreat in Deland  website (#160)


Oct 12-13 Quilt Show  in Brandon www.brandonquiltguild.com   (#158)


Nov 1-4 Bus Trip to Houston Quilt Show juanitayeager@gmail.com (#160)

Nov 15 Quilt Retreat in Lakeland (#160)




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


Feb 1 - 2  Quilt Show in Orlando quiltfever2013@floridacabinfever.com


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


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



Studio Workshops with Marlene Glickman www.SilkDyes.com

10 Jan: Lecture Sarasota Surface Design Guild meeting (anyone can attend) Lecture on Advanced Dyeing for Beginners, Creating a Silk Landscape and Hand Dyed Silk Greeting Cards. There will be a hands on demonstration and you can make your own card at the meeting.


22 Jan 1-5:30: Workshop Sarasota Surface Design Guild Dyeing workshop “Advanced Dyeing for Beginner” $25. Membership in the guild required. Learn how to create special shibori effects on silk using knots; tipping the table; folds, clamps and sticks or shapes; silk screen imagery using shaving cream and dye concentrate; landscape imagery on silk broadcloth-it feels and sews like cotton. Supplies provided.


4 Feb (and 2 Feb):  Home Studio Workshop: Silk Screening and Stamping with Color Hue Dyes. Make your own valentines (also incorporating foil on your work), dye imagery onto silk fabric/scarves using a variety of silk screens and dyes mixed with shaving cream. Capture stamps images onto silk easily. I have lots of screens, but if you have your own, bring them along.


18 March (and 10 Mar): Home Studio Workshop Color Theory and Collage-Portals Large and Small

Marlene will have a booth at

13 & 14 Jan 2012: Quilters's Marketplace in Lake Worth, FL demonstrating dyed scarves, landscapes and collages. Come play!


23-25 Feb 2012: Lakeland, Florida Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. Artwork display and surface design demonstration booth for the Surface Design Guild of Tampa Bay. Let me know if you can volunteer in our booth. Come play! Meet new people, have fun, shop the vendors mall, hear a lecture, see the show, take a class and more.


2 & 3 March 2012  Vendor/Demonstrator at Suncoast Quilting Circle’s Quilt Show in Largo, FL


Marlene Glickman






Sew for HOPE is having several meetings within the next 7 days. The first is this Saturday, January 7th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with lunch and social hour from noon - 1 p.m. We'll meet at the Goodwill Attended Donation Center located at 1108 W Tharpe Street (at Old Bainbridge). Sandi is bringing chili, and Cynthia is bringing bread. Please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare and let us know if you'd like to bring a dish to share.

Our second meeting is:
Tuesday, January 10th
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
@ HOPE Community Homeless Shelter Cafeteria
2729 W Pensacola Street

Sew for HOPE has been so successful in making and collecting handmade blankets, that we've begun giving blankets to other organizations that assist children. We'll have more information about this later.

We take the fabric & yarn other people don't need any more and put it to good use.

We finish the quilts & blankets other people started and give them to children in need.


Sew for HOPE
January, 2012



Our mission is to give a handmade quilt, afghan, or fleece blanket to each child who must stay at the HOPE Community Homeless Shelter in Tallahassee. Children from newborn to 18 years of age are eligible to receive a Sew for HOPE blanket.

Please join us as we sew, quilt, knit, and crochet handmade blankets for the children of HOPE Community Homeless Shelter.






Quilt Sale: Quilt fabrics, Quilt tops, Finished Quilts,  Cut Quilt pieces, Quilt books, and much more.  FRESH supply of sale items will be available for sale on Saturday and Sunday.  Over 3000 pieces of quilt fabric on sale!


Saturday   Jan 14   8:00 am  4:00 pm

Sunday   Jan 15    8:00 am  4:00 pm

 Monday   Jan 16   9:00 am 2:00 pm


Sale in Tallahassee Florida on Great Oak Drive

Directions - Old Bainbridge Road to Augusta Drive, left on Great Oak Drive


 Specific address will not be given as a courtesy to homeowner

Sisters Estate Sales  sistersestates@comcast.net

Tallahassee Florida  850-445-7442






 Ladies of the Lakes in Lakeland has a full day scheduled with Jane Sassaman on Jan. 24, 2012 for her workshop, Bountiful Bouquets. The fee is $60.00 and we still have a few openings. If you are interested call Jacqui Anderson at 352 239 1208 or email sewingthat@yahoo.com Thanks.




Coral Springs Quilt Guild

January 2012 Program & Workshop


Tracey Snyder-Stone ~ Alley Flo's Antique Quilts


Restoration & Repair of Antique Quilts with Trunk Show

Wednesday Jan 25th, 2012 7:15pm ~ Cypress Hall at Cypress Hammock Park

Let’s get those quilts from Grandma and start to use them again or better yet maybe you have stumbled on a “diamond in the rough” quilt at the flea market that just needs some new binding. Afraid? Don’t be.

With basic sewing skills a little historical knowledge and you can get that quilt back to its original state or let’s say pretty darn close. I will discuss my step by step approach to repair and restoration of quilts old and new. We’ll briefly discuss value and appraisal. We’ll review and critique the difference between repair and restoration. What textiles are used in repair and which textiles are used in restoration? We’ll review labeling, quilt care and finishing quilt tops. Please bring your damaged quilts.

Restoration & Repair Workshop

Saturday Jan 28th, 2012 10am-4pm ~ Cypress Hall at Cypress Hammock Park

Hands on workshop on professional quilt repair techniques, approaches and stitches.

Kit: $10 cash per person for mini restoration kit and how-to handouts.

Bring your damaged quilt top or quilt - old or new.


Also bring basic sewing kit-small scissors, pins, small ruler, #12 quilting needles if you have them


I will be selling my mentor Sandy Schweitzer’s book on quilt repair for $20.00, limited supply.

Everyone Welcome!

Non-Members $5 Special Event Lecture Fee ~ Meeting starts at 7:15pm

Cypress Hall at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL

Workshop Fee ~ Members $40 ~ Non-Members $45


Call or email Charlotte Noll kirkenoll@bellsouth.net 954-562-8604





Florida Quilt Study Group: next meeting is Saturday, February 4th, at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop on Main Street in Trenton.

Doors open at 9:30am; meeting begins at 10am. For further information, please contact Mary Anne Randall at sewmuch63@hotmail.com






Orlando Cabin Fever Quilt Guild:


1.   Award winning quilt maker Bonnie McCaffery will be teaching two workshops for the Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild. February 17 & 18.  Non-members are welcomed to attend.  Please visit the website for complete details. www.floridacabinfever.com


2. Local favorite Marge Engle will teach 1/2 day introductory class on Trupunto on January 14. This Saturday class is open to all. Please contact juanitayeager@gmail.com   for additional information


3.  Four-day bus trip to the 2012 Houston Quilt Festival.  Nov. 1-4, 2012.  If interested,  please contact juanitayeager@gmail.com


4.  "Faces of Color" a mixed media exhibit which includes some fiber art pieces opens on Feb 3, 2012 with a reception. The reception is open to all and begins at 6:00 PM.  The exhibit presented by Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida in the Performing Arts Center Gallery runs through March 30, 2012.


698 West International Speedway Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

This art exhibit will have several quilts including two from  nationally known quilt artist Hollis Chatelain.


5.  Appraising Quilts will be the topic at the February Cabin Fever Quilt Guild meeting.  Brenda Grampas AQS Certified, will be on hand to do appraisals before the guild meeting.  Visitors are welcome at guild meetings.  For additional information visit our website www.floridacabinfever.com or contact VP programs/education Juanitayeager@gmail.com


6.  Painting with watercolor:  Juanita Yeager will be teaching a 2 day class on painting with watercolor on silk broadcloth.  Included are free motion quilting and finishing techniques. Dates are March 24 & 25.  Juanita has employed this technique in her award winning quilts.  For complete details, contact juanitayeager@gmail.com or visit her website www.juanitayeager.com

to see samples of her work.





February 24-25  Friday and Saturday is Belleview Busy Bees Quilt show.
It is being held @ 674 Silver Road in Ocala at  Silver Springs Shore Presbyterian Church.

We will have Brenda Grampas as our quilt appraiser.
Also displayed will be the Alzheimer's Quilt made by area Caregivers.
We will have door prizes,   raffles and vendors

We will also have many many beautiful quilts for all to view and vote.

Times 9-4 on February 24 and 25    Come see us!






March 4 - 11, 2012
7-Night Cruise to
the Western Caribbean


Leaving from Galveston, Texas and sailing to George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; & Cozumel, Mexico.

Plus there are 3 Days at Sea to work on your quilting & embroidery projects!
Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas: Click Here for a Virtual Ship Tour


bulletStudio time: open 24/7
bulletEveryone will get half of a table
bulletParticipants will be able to leave their things in the studio for the duration of the cruise. No need to waste time cleaning up!
bullet4 Classes are included! Classes will be taught by The Hoop Sisters - Annie & Lynda
bulletYou will be making a Mystery Quilt
bulletGoodie Bags
bulletDoor Prizes
bulletAll meals are included
bullet24 hour Room Service
bulletSurprise Gifts & More!

You will need to bring your own Embroidery Machine onboard. Or you can rent one for $200. You will also need to bring your own cutting supplies.

For more info, go to http://cruiseandcrop.com/Sew&Quilt3-2012.htm




The Oaks Quilters Group is in Bushnell, FL. 

The Quilt Show will be on Saturday, March 10, from 9-2pm.


We will have door prizes, Viewers Choice, Homemade items, Refreshments & Drinks outside under the Big Top.  For more info, call 352-569-4432. 


Address for the show is 5551 S.W. 18TH TERRACE BUSHNELL FL, 33513  




Upcoming 2012 BeSewCreative Quilt Retreats
Our quilt retreats will quickly become your favorite get-away vacation.  We specialize in relaxing, stress-free quilting retreats.

Our retreats will spark your creativity, and inspire you to try new quilting techniques from design through binding.

Allow yourself to explore your Creative-side. Bring a friend, meet new friends.  Chocolate addicts welcome!


Crafty Threads Spring Quilt Retreat

WHEN: March 29 – April 1,  2012 ~ Thursday 4 pm – Sunday 4 pm

WHERE: Leesburg, FL



Mark Sherman Fall Quilt Retreat

WHEN:  September 13 – 16, 2012 ~ Thursday 10 am – Sunday 4 pm

WHERE: Deland, FL



Sew-Mini Things Fall Quilt Retreat

WHEN:  November 15-18, 2012 ~ Thursday 10 am – Sunday 4 pm

WHERE: Leesburg, FL

(Details coming soon)


These retreats feature creative workshops and demos, single or private accommodations (no bunk beds), all meals, games, door prizes, as well as plenty of open sew, shopping, and girlfriend time.


Schedule a 2012-2013 retreat for your Guild or your Quilt Shop.

For more information and to choose a date for your retreat http://www.BeSewCreative.com,

email: Rhonda Baker Cissy33@BeSewCreative.com

or Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BeSewCreativeQuiltingRetreats




Crafty Threads: In-Store Class Preview Day and Spring Quilt Retreat Registration

Saturday, January 8, 2012, 10 am – 3 pm


Come see what classes Barb has scheduled for the shop AND

get details about the Crafty Threads Spring Quilt Retreat (March 29 – April 1, 2012). 

bullet Register for Retreat!  Seats are limited and filling fast!
bullet Avoid the delay of mailing in your registration and deposit.
bullet See the Singer Featherweight machine YOU COULD WIN at retreat.
bullet Pick-up a kit and get ideas for the Tiara Challenge.
bullet Get details about Table runner exchange.
bullet Shop early for your FQ’s for Quilto (Quilters Bingo)
bullet I’ll be there to answer any questions you may have about the retreat.

If you live too far away to join us on Saturday, be sure to mail your registration form and deposit ASAP.

CLICK on the link below for more information and to print registration form.



Rhonda Baker
BeSewCreative Quilt Retreats




Quilters' Mid-Week Retreat in May


All quilters are invited to attend the SSQA Retreat Tuesday May 15  through Thursday May 17th at the beautiful Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. Plenty of sewing space, all meals included, and optional activities...this one is designed for doing what pleases you and keeping the cost affordable.

Enjoy meeting quilters from all around the state...bring your friends for a get away!

Registration deadline: March 1

Visit the SSQA website for more details. You may register and pay online or print a form to mail in with a check.




From Teddy Pruett: 

Happy New Year to my quilting friends!

Did you know you don't have to wait two years between quilt shows to have your quilts appraised? Appraisals can be done during guild meetings or at someone's home. Get your friends together – I require a guarantee of at least $500 per day, very easily done with eight or ten written appraisals at $40 each and/or a few oral evaluations at $20 each. I'll be glad to throw my appraisal bags in the car and hit the highway. Just e-mail aprayzer@hotmail.com and we will work out the details.

I want to thank the many guilds who have allowed me the opportunity to share my lecture “Other People's Fleas” across the years – some more than once! I'd like to remind program chairs that there are more pretty great lectures for your enjoyment and education. For instance, don't you want to know how appraisers determine the value of YOUR quilt? How is valuing an antique quilt different from valuing a newly made quilt? You might be surprised at the answer! “Gilda Guildmember Goes to Appraisal School” is the program for you.

How about a little U.S. History? Is there a difference between quilts made by Northern ladies and their Southern sisters? You bet your grits there is! See the difference “in the cloth” with the lecture “Way Down Yonder.” Visit www.teddypruett.com and click “Lectures” in the left column for details. I hope to hear from you – and thanks! Teddy Pruett






Cheers to the QAKH volunteers in central Brevard county for the 315 quilts delivered in December to homeless elementary school aged kids. High school aged children are participating in the project and helping us quilt the quilts. Two girls decided to make quilts as their service project, so more people are realizing that Central Florida has the dubious distinction of having 1/3 of the homeless children in the United States. These “kids in transition” are also hungry, so we are selling tickets for a gorgeous raffle quilt with all proceeds going to Second Harvest to feed the children. We encourage everyone to look to their own Second Harvest agencies to help at this crucial time in our kids’ lives. QAKH is a project of EduQuilters, inc. based in Satellite Beach. For further info, contact Margie@cfl.rr.com. To see the raffle quilt produced by Seaside Piecemakers, go to http://www.seasidepiecemakers.com/






A nationally respected quilt authority is curating an exhibit of famous quilts made by men.  He is seeking the whereabouts of the "Challenger Space Shuttle Quilt" made by Robert L. Hamilton of Titusville, FL in 1987.  The quilt is featured on Page 219 of the  "Florida Quilts" book.  Anyone who may have information about the quilt is requested to contact Teddy Pruett at aprayzer@hotmail.com.  Any information at all will be greatly appreciated. Time is of the essence.