Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #162


March 4, 2012


Quilting Friends,


As I walked through the Lake County Quilt Show this morning, seeing so many great quilts, vendors and excited quilters, I thought about how lucky we are to have such a plethora of choices available to us.  So many styles, so many colorways, so many projects…and we want to do it all, don’t we?  I found some great bargains in the Boutique and couldn’t pass up a few pieces of fabric at the vendors, either.  I’m a happy camper.


In case you’re wondering (I was), my website gets about 10,000 hits a month.  Who knew!?


I also met a vendor who should be on my Shops Page, but wasn’t (he was even a newsletter subscriber!).  So here I have to ask…please check my website to make sure your quilt shop info is complete and correct.  I can’t do it all myself.  Really.


Also, if you belong to a Quilt Guild, I would ask you to take this opportunity to check your guild’s information on my website and let me know if I need to update contact info, meeting place info, or any other changes.  I was trying to contact Central Florida quilt guilds recently and several emails were no longer in use.


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)




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


Mar 3-4 Quilt Show in Naples www.NaplesQuiltersGuild.com   (#161)


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

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


Mar 6-Apr 8 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne EllenLindner.com  (#162)


Mar 8 Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.silkdyes.com (#162)


Mar 9 Quilters Tag Sale  in Boca Raton jsdefrances@aol.com  (#162)


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 10 Quilt Show & Old Time Craft Festival in Trenton www.suwanneeshops.com (#161)


Mar 12-15 Karen McTavish Workshops in Orlando www.wanderingstitches.com (#161)


Mar 15 Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.silkdyes.com (#162)


Mar 16-25 Focus on Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach   website (#161)


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


Mar 16-17 Quilt Show in Pensacola pqgquiltshow2012@yahoo.com (#161)


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


Mar 17 Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota www.silkdyes.com (#162)


Mar 17 National Quilting Day celebrations in Pinellas County www.pinellascounty.org/heritage (#161)


Mar 17 Quilt Display in Micanopy quiltlegacy@juno.com  (#161)


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 28 Quilt Auction in Coral Springs (#162)


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


Mar 31-Apr 1 Quilt Show in Venice  www.vaqg.org (#161)


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  423s@bellsouth.net  (#162)


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 10 Quilt Show in Tampa seldommist@aol.com (#162)


Nov 15 Quilt Retreat in Lakeland (#160)




Jan 11-12 Quilters Marketplace in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#161)


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)


Feb. 22-23  Quilt Show in Largo www.largocrackerquilters.org


Mar 1-3 Quilt Show in Tampa www.FeatherPrincesses.org


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




  1. Marianne Williamson will be our speaker for the March 5 meeting. all are welcome.  6:30 PM, 99E. Mark Street
  2. Juanita Yeager will be teaching a 3 day workshop on her painting on silk with watercolor pigments – March 24-25.  More info at
  3. Bus trip to Houston Festival, seats are still available, visit Florida Cabin Fever's webpage to reserve your seat.  See newsletter item below…
  4. Valerie Goodwin one day workshop for Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild.  Visit website for complete details. 
  5. Don't forget to drop by Bethune Cookman University's Gallery  698 W. International Speedway Drive, Daytona Beach 10:00 to 4:00 pm to see the Faces of Color exhibit that has 9 quilts/fiber art pieces as part of the exhibit.  Noted quilt-maker Hollis Chatalain has two pieces in the exhibit.  Exhibit ends March 30, 2012.




See a Show -   See Great Quilts


Visions and Vistas

Fiber Art by Ellen Lindner and Jo-Ann Jensen

March 6 – April 8

King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL




Ripening, Ellen Lindner


High Esteem, Jo-Ann Jensen


The exhibit name, Visions and Vistas, reflects the styles of these two artists.  Jensen has developed a silk painting technique she calls Double Vision.  Lindner’s art quilts are inspired by the colors and contrasts of local vegetation and vistas. 


The exhibit will be on display during any of these shows:
Frankie Valli, BSO Concert, Moody Blues, Wilson Phillips, Glen Campbell,

Young Frankenstien, Fab 4, Bill O’Reilly



Also see Jensen’s and Lindner’s artwork on their websites:

JoAnnJensen.com and EllenLindner.com







8 March : Marlene Glickman's (marlene@123webmagic.com) Home Studio Workshop Color Theory and Collage-Portals (or Mini Quilts in a Shoebox) 10-3:30 including supplies and lunch for $50. Limited to 10 students. We will be working in Turquoise using a variety of fabrics, solids, prints, sheers, fibers, beads and more. The basic Color Wheel will be reviewed and the advantages of working monochromatically. Portals can be used as a design element or choose whatever you like as a theme. Techniques covered will include layered landscapes; 3D floral images; creating shadows and fog with sheers; fusing foil to fabric creating suns, moons and other shapes; dyeing your own background silk fabric from silk broadcloth (feels and sews like cotton). All fabric, threads, pins, scissors and fusibles will be supplied but feel free to bring your own if you have favorites. Just limit what you bring so it all fits into a 1 gallon ziplock baggie. A free motion demonstration will be done. Sewing Machines are optional. Please let me know if you are bringing yours. A demonstration of how to create a collage panel in a sandwich of tulle will be presented. You have the option to use the 5-7 or more collages in a journal, garment, quilt or art quilt. If the weather is good, we will lunch outdoors in the covered patio by the pool. www.SilkDyes.com. Contact Marlene to reserve your spot and directions to her home studio.

15 March: Marlene Glickman's (marlene@123webmagic.com Home Studio Workshop : Dyeing 3 Silk Scarves, a Silk Broadcloth (feels and sews like cotton) landscape and Hand dyed Sheer silk greeting cards, also a bit of collage and fusing foil to fabric demo. Workshop open to anyone. Limit 10 students. $50 includes all supplies and a light lunch. 10-3:30. contact Marlne to reserve your spot and directions to her home studio.

17 March: Marlene Glickman's Advanced Dyeing for Beginners in Sarasota (Make up class for Sarasota) 9:30-12:30. $25. Limited to 8 students. ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT Includes creating 3 silk scarves using a variety of techniques (repeat shapes using clamps & sticks; flowing trees; abstract imagery; dip dyeing; stencils; silk screens and more). You will also make a hand dyed silk greeting card incorporating foil into the card design and learn to create an easily dyed landscape using silk broadcloth. Yes, all that in 3 hours. There will be a break for lunch from 12:30-1 for those staying for the separate afternoon workshop. We will dine facing the river. Contact Marlene@123webmagic.com for a reservation and directions.

17 March: Creative Fiber Collage or Mini Quilts in Sarasota 1:30-4:30pm. Learn to audition fabrics in Turquoise using a variety of solids, prints, sheers and fibers creating landscapes, 3D floral images, shadows and fog with sheers and fusing foil to fabric. Fusing and hand sewing will be demonstrated to adhere your fabrics and textures together. Free motion will be demonstrated. Sorry, there isn’t room for anyone to bring their sewing machines. A small dye table will be available to color your own background fabrics and sheers. Contact Marlene@123webmagic.com for a reservation and directions to the workshop.

Marlene Glickman’s Home Studio Workshop:
2251 Willowbrook Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
Directions can be obtained by emailing me at Marlene@123webmagic.com





Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild, Inc.




Quilting/Sewing/Craft-Related Items


Friday, March 9, 2012

3:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Location:  Grace Community Church

600 West Camino Real

Boca Raton, FL 33486

(between SW 12 Ave & S Dixie Hwy — south of Palmetto Park Rd)


Quilting Fabrics—Fat Quarters, Yardage, Scraps

Quilt Kits—Some Already Started (Pattern & Fabrics)

Patterns & Notions

Books & Magazines

Sewing Machines


CHECKS (at the discretion of the vendor)

All Sales Final - Everything “As Is” – No Returns


Please bring your own bags and totes!



Items being sold by members of the Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild

 and Quilt Guild by the Sea

For information:

Phone: 561-393-6178 (Jean)
Cell: 954-675-5680 (Jean)






 Join the bus trip leaving from Palm Coast at 8am, leaving Trenton at 4pm.  Price is $25.

More info: Audrey Purcell  484-288-0757  purcella23@aol.com 






Rings of Love Quilt Show
Christ Community Church
1210 Mission Road
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Friday, March 16, 10-5
Saturday March 17, 10-4






"Pieces of the Past- a Vintage Quilt Display" will be held at Harvest
Village, 22050 N. Hwy. 441, Micanopy, FL 32667 (1 mile north of McIntosh) on
March 17, 2012; 9 AM- 5 PM; suggested donation-$2; proceeds to benefit Horse
Protection Association of Florida and Humane Society of Marion County; for
more information contact





C.S.Q.G.  Auction

Cypress Hall at Cypress Hammock Park

1300 Coral Springs Drive

Coral Springs

March 28   Wed.  7:00 evening

All are invited! We will be having a LIVE Auction, Chinese Auction and a Silent Auction.

Cash or checks   only.

Some included items:  Featherweight, an Accu-cut and dies, Brother machine, Ott light, quilting tools, kits, many Handmade items and of course,   QUILTS!  Thank-you for passing on this info.. Hope to see you, next month.



Remembering With Honor:

One Quilter Salutes the Military and Other Heroes

From the War on Terrorism

Gainesville, Florida – Don Beld, author, historian, quilter, and founder of the Home of the

Brave Quilt Project, has dedicated his life to honoring the families of fallen heroes.


Beld will bring his mission to Gainesville on Armed Forces Day 2012, presenting Remembering With Honor: One Quilter Salutes the Military and Other Heroes From the War on Terrorism


on Saturday, May 19, 10 to 11a.m.

 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center,

1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL,  32607.


View the quilts close-up from 9:30 to 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. to noon.


With the help of groups of quilters from all 50 states, Beld’s 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.


Beld will take attendees on an exploration of commemorative quilt making by showing and discussing a series of quilts he has made. He will talk about his work with the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, and the National Iraq / Afghanistan Memorial Quilt Project, which currently consists of ten quilts modeled on a Civil War Soldier’s Quilt. The Project honors approximately 700 fallen heroes from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. A recognized expert on Civil War quilts, Beld wrote Civil War Quilts with co-author Pam Weeks. Their book was introduced in January of 2012.


Following the morning program, Beld will conduct a workshop for the National Iraq /Afghanistan Memorial Quilt Project, to be held at the

Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street in Gainesville.


Participation will be limited, enrollment is on a first-come basis. To enroll for the workshop, send a $15 donation check, made out to Remembering With Honor, to Remembering With Honor, POB 358664, Gainesville, FL 32635. Enrollment deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2012.


For more information about the program or workshop, contact Sandra Kay Haile, 423s@bellsouth.net, or call (352) 562-1765.


This event currently is sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University

of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; The Library of Congress Veterans History Project; Center for

Women’s Studies and Gender Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Florida Quilt

Study Group, Gainesville, Florida; Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop, Trenton, Florida; Daughters of

the American Revolution, Gainesville Chapter, Florida; Allen & Wilson, CPAs, Gainesville,

Florida; Continental Capters Travel, Gainesville, Florida; Global Underwater Explorers, High

Springs, Florida; Crafty Bev, Gainesville, Florida; CAMPUS USA Credit Union, Gainesville,

Florida; Gainesville Sail and Power Squadron, Gainesville, Florida; Peter Clark, Ocala, Florida,

who is honoring St. Col. John Christopher Clark, U.S. Air Force, retired, Beavercreek, Ohio







Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild (Orlando)
Houston International Quilt Show Bus Trip

October 31st thru November 4th , 2012
3 FULL DAYS at the show!!!


We are planning a bus trip to Houston this coming Fall and would

like to extend the invitation to other quilters in Florida!

For pricing info, deadlines, hotel & bus information
and some cool video clips of the last Houston show -
Visit our website to view or download our
Houston Flyer and Houston Fact Sheet.

Seats will fill quickly – so please make your reservation soon!!
We hope you can join us!!

If you have any questions – please email me (Dar Arnswald) at:





Our Bi-Annual Quilt Show 

"A Garden of Quilting Delights"

will take place on November 10, 2012

at the USF Botanical Gardens in Tampa

(on the campus of the University of South Florida) 

12210 Pine Drive - Tampa, FL  

10 AM - 5 PM

Admission $7.00


We are offering Opportunity Tickets for $1.00 per ticket for an opportunity to

Win our stunning  "A Poinsettia Quilt".


Please contact Jeanie Allen @ (813) 417-9279 or seldommist@aol.com  for more information about Cypress Creek Quilters' Guild,

 Our Outdoor Show, or our Opportunity Quilt and Tickets.






Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio is proud to announce that we will be a Bernina Dealer as of May, 2012.  Watch our newsletter for more information.  A full range of classes will be coming to the studio.   Questions?   Email lisa@wanderingstitches.com