Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #167


August 6, 2012


Quilting Friends,


We returned last week from a family reunion in Canada and enjoyed perfect weather. Good thing we all brought sweaters, we needed them in the evenings.  Ahhhh.  We had a great time catching up with 50+ relatives on the Ibarguen side, and hearing about life in (big breath) Haiti, Brazil, Denmark, Costa Rica, Montreal, Utah, Alaska, Alabama, Oregon, San Francisco, Boston, Colorado, Michigan, Virginia, Georgia, and of course, Florida.  Yes, we're spread pretty far and wide.


Even though we spent 7 days on a farm outside Montreal, I still managed to get to one quilt shop…ha!  I’m proud of that!


I hope you’re getting some serious sewing time in this summer…what else is there to do in this heat, I ask?


Be sure to make your way to the end of this newsletter, as we have a couple of local quilt businesses listed who have updated their info.


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)




May 19 – Aug 18 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne website (#167)


Aug 1-Oct 26 Quilt Exhibit in Highland lifenart@bellsouth.net  (#164)


Aug 1-6 Quilting Bus Trip 561/965-3182 (#165)


Aug 7-Sept 1 Fiber Art Exhibit  in Daytona Beach www.peabodyauditorium.org (#167)


Aug 17 – Nov 4 Quilt Exhibit in Tallahassee www.museumoffloridahistory.com (#165)


August 18 Quilters Rummage Sale in Crystal River 352-795-2600 (#167)


August 25 Quilters Rummage Sale in Ocala 352-795-2600 (#167)


August 25 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland more info


Sept 11-Jan 20 Quilt Exhibit in Boca Raton  www.bocamuseum.org  (#167)


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


Sept 20-22 Quilt Show in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com  (#164)


Sept 21 Bus Trip from Daytona to Jax Show www.DOTS-DaytonaBeach.com



Sept 21 Bus Trip from Orlando/Daytona to Jax Show  www.vivotours.com (#167)


Sept 20-21 Bus Trip to Jax Show 561/965- 3182 (#165)


Sept 22 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland more info


Sept 29-30 Quilt Show in Deland www.quiltshopofdeland.com (#165)


Oct 13 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach  lifenart@bellsouth.net  (#164)


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


Oct 13-14 Arts & Craft Show in Wesley Chapel www.wesleychapelchamber.com



Oct 27 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland more info


Nov 2-3 Quilt Show in Ocala fjcrqshow@aol.com (#167)


Nov 1-4 Bus Trip to Houston Quilt Show casadar884@bellsouth.net (#166)

Nov 2 & 3 Quilt Show in Ocala www.countryroadquiltersocala.com  (#163)


Nov 8-10 International Quilt Show in West Palm Beach www.quiltfest.com   


Nov 9 & 10 Quilt Show in Davenport www.quiltsandtea.com



Nov 10 Quilt Show in Tampa cypresscreekquiltersguild.org (#164)


Nov 10 Quilt Exhibit & Conference in Daytona Beach mailto:mrsgorgon@gmail.com (#167)


Nov 15-18 Quilt Workshop & Lecture in Lakeland http://www.LadiesoftheLakes.org  (#165)


Nov 15-18 Quilt Retreat in Lake Yale http://www.BeSewCreative.com (#165)


Nov 28 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland more info




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


Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Clearwater www.QuiltersCrossing.net (#164)


Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in The Villages Showcase2013@QGOTV.org (#165)

Jan 26 Quilt Show in Dade City www.kumquatfestival.org (#167)


Feb 2-3 Quilt Show in Dade City www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org



Feb 1-2 Quilt Show in Sebring quiltshow2013@gmail.com (#166)


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


Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Vero Beach www.sbonnets1979.org  (#164)


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


Feb 15-16 Quilt Show in Titusville www.SpacecoastQuilters.com (#166)


Feb 16 Quilting Cruise leaving from New Orleans www.roundbobbin.com (#164)


Feb. 22-23  Quilt Show in Largo www.largocrackerquilters.org (#165)


Feb. 22-23 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda  prqpubchair12@yahoo.com (#165)


Mar 1-2 Quilt Show in Naples www.naplesquiltersguild.com/Show.html  (#165)


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


Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora www.lakequiltguild.com   (#167)


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


Mar 8-9 Quilt Show in Sarasota more info (#167)


Mar 21-24  Quilt Retreat in Lake Yale http://www.BeSewCreative.com (#165)


Apr 11th-Aug 25th   Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach lifenart@bellsouth.net  (#164)


April 15-June 3 Quilt Exhibit in Boca Raton lifenart@bellsouth.net  (#164)


June 7-9 Trip to Quilt Festival in Ireland sewmanyplaces.com  (#167)





Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL


FLORIDA IN FABRIC, Wish You Were Here!




Yvonne Porcella:  Quilt Selections 1986-2012

May 19 - August 18, 2012


Ruth Funk Center hours:  T-F 10-4, Sat., 12-4.  http://textiles.fit.edu<http://textiles.fit.edu/

Artwork:  Crotons, ©2012 Ellen Lindner , Wonderland, ©2012 Yvonne Porcella (Photo by Cathie Hoover)





Art Exhibition: Exploitation of Fabric

by ArtsEtc

Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium

600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach

August 7 through September 1

Reception August 8, 5:30-7:30 PM

Contact: Mary McBride




Exploitation of Fabric


The Rose Room Gallery at the Peabody is filled with fabric that is used in weaving, art quilts, paintings, dolls, plus other traditional and non-traditional techniques.  The Exploitation of Fabric by surface design artists in ArtsEtc examines how fabric can be manipulated through folding, stitching, painting, monoprinting, beading, stuffing and simply gluing to create art.   The exhibition runs through September 1 with a free artist’s reception on August 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Free parking for the event is provided behind the Auditorium. Visitors are asked to enter through the Patio Gates on Wild Olive Avenue.


There is no fee to visit the Rose Room Gallery which features almost 40 works in this exhibition. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 5 PM. 

ArtsEtc is a community of 25 artists interested in exploring surface design and fiber arts through education, preservation and exhibition. Members are involved in most art forms and use the monthly workshops to teach each other and explore techniques.  As a group they have exhibited their art in area galleries, museums and art centers as well Valley Forge, NY.  Singularly, they have amassed an array of awards from art festivals, quilt shows, on-line exhibitions, magazines and memberships in other organizations.  Several members have had their work published in magazines and books plus one member’s smiling sun embroidery has been viewed on CBS’s Sunday Morning several times.


ArtsEtc was formed by eighteen fiber artists in 2004 during the beginnings of the hurricane season as the first group of closeted fiber artists in Central Florida willing to step out of the traditional ways of creating quilts.  They drew members from as far as Jacksonville, Merritt Island, and the Villages because there were no “modern” or “art” quilters’ or fiber artists’ organizations at that time.   All members of Atlantic Center for the Arts, their first exhibition was “First there was Bonnie…,” a response to the hurricanes. They filled Harris House with quilts in rooms that weren’t even furnished yet as part of the grand reopening of Harris House after the hurricane damage was repaired.  Members have monthly meetings in Yurick Studios inNew Smyrna Beach where they share their skills with others though exhibitions, demonstrating at community events and teaching.







Tomorrow’s Treasures is having a rummage sale!  Tables have been rented but there are still one or two in each shop if you are interested in clearing out your stash.  Quilting or sewing items only please.  The cost is $10.00 per table.  This will be indoors; all air conditioned. 


Dates are

Crystal River Shop – August 18th from 10:00 to 3:00. 

Ocala Shop – August 25th from 10:00 to 3:00. 


For more information call 352-795-2600.   


Quilters use their imaginations when it comes to adding material to their stash and rummage sales like this one let that imagination run wild. 






“Quilts with Something to Say” Chronicles Two Centuries of American Art and Patriotic Expression


Boca Raton, FL – They say politics makes strange bedfellows; and it’s especially true when it comes to the American tradition of quilting. Women across the country have been encoding their political ideas

and opinions into textiles since Betsy Ross first stitched the American flag. Beginning Sept. 11 through Jan. 20, The Boca Raton Museum of Art celebrates quilting as a medium both for art and social advocacy. Politics NOT as Usual: Quilts with Something to Say is an exhibition applauding two centuries of women who wouldn’t take “no” for an answer; women who used quilting as a venue to cast their votes, comment on the political landscape, and participate in national life.


Drawn from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, the collection demonstrates quilts as one of the most eloquent and consistent reflections of American life from the colonial period to the present, primarily from a female perspective. From quilts expressing Union pride following the Civil War, promoting presidential candidates, anger at being denied the right to vote, to a call for Hawaiian independence, Politics NOT as Usual offers visitors a unique and personal context to our country’s past. The unparalleled quality of these quilts – their rare fabrics, skilled workmanship, and well‐preserved condition – will permit viewers to truly understand a medium that bridges the gap between fine art and folk craft. Graphic strategy and technique transform these bedcovers into monumental assertions of self‐identity and statements of belief.


The exhibition also marks the first opportunity for viewers to see the 9/11 National Tribute Quilt outside of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The art piece incorporates quilt blocks from five hundred people in fifty states as well as Canada, Spain, Denmark, and Australia to acknowledge the loss of thousands of lives on that infamous day. The four central panels form a montage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center against the New York City skyline. In recognition of the quilt’s inclusion in the exhibition and to commemorate the day, the Museum will offer complimentary admission to the general public on September 11.


Politics NOT as Usual is curated by Stacy Hollander, Chief Curator at the American Folk Art Museum.

For high resolution images contact Austin Modine at amodine@bocamuseum.org





VIVO Tours (407-790-1253) presents a Bust Trip from Orlando/Daytona to

 Quilt Fest - Jacksonville: Friday, September 21, 2012


Cost: $49 includes deluxe motorcoach transportation (full sized bus

equipped w/ restroom, ac/dvd), admission to Quilt Fest, Tour Guide, bottled water on board


LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN AT VITOʼS ITALIAN CAFE (You do not have to elect to

go to lunch - you can stay at the show if this is your choice)

Departs: 7:00 a.m. Orlando / Winter Park area from Home Depot at W. Lee Rd. & I-4

Pick up: 8:00 a.m. Daytona Beach Target (International Speedway)

Pick Up: 8:40 a.m. Palm Coast Staples (Old Dixie Rd.)

Arrives: 9:50 a.m. at Jacksonville Quilt Fest

Depart for lunch: 12:00 noon

Arrive Vitoʼs Café 12:15 p.m.

Depart Vitos: 1:30 p.m.

Arrive Quilt Fest: 1:45 p.m.

Depart Quilt Fest 3:30 p.m.

Arrive Palm Coast 4:30 p.m.

Arrive Daytona:5:15 p.m.

Arrive Orlando 6:00 p.m.


For more information contact: Sheryl Emmett at Vivo Tours

407-790-1253. Or to sign up with a credit card, please go to:







The Country Road Quilters of Ocala Presents

The Art of Quilting Along a Country Road


Friday and Saturday

November 2 and 3, 2012

9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

College of Central Florida,

Ewers Century Center

3001 SW College Road (SR200)

Ocala, FL


Judged Quilt Show with Vendors

Art Quilts , Miniature Quilts

Home of the Brave Quilts—quilts that are given to the families of fallen soldiers

Silent Auction—will give you the opportunity to bid on a small wall quilts

Boutique—will have many hand made items that will be perfect for Christmas gifts.


Challenge Quilts

Quilt Appraiser



For more information:


Contact: Freda Jones,

call: 352-438-0055, E-mail:







Exhibit Opening and Mini-Conference

November 10, 2012 • Daytona Beach, Florida



Opening Reception and Lunch

10:00 AM – 2:00pm

Peabody Auditorium

600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL


Afternoon and Evening

Conference and Dinner

2:30 – 9:00 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA)

1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168


Join Florida fiber artists for one day of unforgettable fiber art!

This is a unique opportunity to attend the opening of an outstanding art quilt exhibit

and meet renowned Florida fiber artists. For SAQA members, it is a great opportunity

to meet other members from all over the state, learn how SAQA can benefit you, and

voice your opinion. It is also a wonderful introduction for non-members wanting to

learn more about our international organization.


Dinner Speaker

Dr. Roberta Smith Favis

Women in Art: The Art of Fabric and the Fabric of Art

Dr. Favis is a retired professor of Art History at Stetson University and serves as curator

of the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection. She has lectured and published in a variety

of areas of historical and contemporary art, with particular emphasis on women in art.

Dr. Favis received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from the University

of Pennsylvania. She has served on the Stetson University faculty since 1985.



Conference fee: SAQA Members - $20 Non-Members - $30 Dinner - $25 per person

Registration deadline: October 10, 2012

Registrations received after October 10 or at the door will be charged a $5 late fee.

Cancellations: 50% refunded until October 25, 2012. After that date, there will be no refunds.

Housing: The Atlantic Center for the Arts AtlanticCenterForArts_Housing has a limited number of overnight facilities. Rooms with double bed are $60 plus $7.80 tax, per night. Cabins with a queen bed and pull-out couch are $125 plus $16.25 tax per night. This is a charming, quiet, rustic environment on the premises for the conference. It does not, however, have TV, phone, or restaurant facilities.


A $50 deposit is required upon reservation. Rooms are available from Friday after 1 PM through Sunday checkout at 1:00 PM. No meals are served on campus except for the dinner Saturday night.


Questions and Additional Information:

Mary McBride mrsgorgon@gmail.com Phone: 386-736-3039, day of event: 386-748-0819






January 26, 2013 - Kumquat Quilt Challenge, Kumquat Festival, Dade City, FL

Challenge Theme for 2013 is "ORANGE SPLASH!" 

An additional category was added this year - Junior Quilters.  Entries made by quilters age 17 and younger will be judged separately from the adult entries.  

Entry forms and rules can be obtained at www.kumquatfestival.org






February 2 & 3, 2013 - Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, FL

Farm Fest & Quilt Show - 9am to 4pm both days.   







Q U I L T    S H O W   2 0 1 3



31th Annual FANtastic Quilt Show


Thursday,  March 7, 2013       9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  Friday,   March 8, 2013       9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Text Box: Thursday,  March 7, 2013       9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  Friday,   March 8, 2013       9 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Lake Receptions
4425 Highway 19A, Mt. Dora, Florida 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;  352-223-3825









“Quilts in Paradise”

March 8 & 9, 2013


The Friendship Knot Quilters Guild will hold its 14th biennial quilt show on Friday, March 8 from 9-6 and on Saturday, March 9 from 9-4 at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237.  The show will feature hundreds of beautiful quilts of all styles, a boutique with handmade gift items, a gorgeous raffle quilt, daily silent auctions of small quilts, a merchant mall, quilt appraisal services and much more.  Admission is $7.

For more information, visit http://www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/quilt12/

or email us at quilts2013@hotmail.com.

Map:  http://tinyurl.com/QIP2013map






Dear Quilt Guild President


I would like to invite you and the members of your guild to our second


2013.  I am very happy to provide for you information on how members

of your guild could participate in a couple ways.


First, I am attaching six different tour itineraries that our travel company, Sew Many Places, can organize for your group so you can come to Ireland for not only the festival, but also to enjoy a tour of our extraordinary country.  There are different tour options available. As an incentive, we are offering $100 to your guild in fund-raising for every person who participates on your tour, whether quilter or spouse.


Second, you will find information about our quilt exhibits below that will be featured during the festival. There are some very extraordinary and creative ideas our exhibits committee have designed for 2013, and I am hopeful some of your quilt guild members will want to participate and enter a quilt!  We are also providing information for our CEAD MILE FAILTE exhibit, which features welcoming hands from quilters all over the world. Last year we received over 350 hand blocks and we believe there will be over 1000 received this year.  These hands are a permanent official exhibit that is presented as the first exhibit people see when they come to our festival.


Finally, the managing director of our festival and owner of Sew Many

Places, Jim West, would like to extend to you personally, a complimentary space on the tour your guild selects, as a way of saying thank you for helping us coordinate this tour and bring twenty participants along.


Our graphics team can provide a special color flyer with the logo or

name of your quilt guild, which you can use to distribute for promotion and marketing.


Please let me know if you would like to participate, and if I can personally answer any questions. It will be my pleasure to assist in any way I can. We do have some members of different quilt guilds who have taken it upon themselves to market a tour, and this would be entirely at the discretion of your quilt guild.


Please take a few minutes to have a look at the national coverage our festival received this year: https://vimeo.com/46349138


You can also learn about the attractions and accommodations that will be offered during the tours by clicking this very informative map: http://www.iqfoi.com/map/map.html


I appreciate you sharing this information with your guild members and I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


Kindest regards,


Liam Griffin







Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio

5780 Hoffner Ave, Suite 404

Orlando, Florida 32822





We have many changes at the Studio!  Stop in and see the new BERNINA shop, the  largest selection of wide backings in Florida, and the fabulous new fabrics and patterns that have been arriving daily.  Lots of great kits!  Repairs on site of all types of machines!


Join us to see the new 780E from Bernina on August 22 and 23!  Call the Studio for details.  This will be a don’t miss event!!!!


Special prices and special financing on BERNINA machines from  August 16 to 20!  24 month special financing and great financing!


Our classes have grown and expanded,  samples are all around the Studio.  BERNINA club is the third Saturday of the month at 9:30am, call and reserve a spot today.




Lisa Mullins

Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio


APQS & IntelliQuilter Sales, Service and Education

5780 Hoffner Ave, Suite 404

Orlando, FL 32822





Do you live in the Leesburg area and are looking for classes?  Go to www.aquiltersdream.biz and then click on the classes tab and see where I am teaching and what classes I am teaching.  

Connie Czernuch
A Quilter's Dream