Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #169


Oct 5, 2012


Quilting Friends,


I hope you were able to get to Jacksonville last weekend and enjoy the fabulous quilt show.  If not, mark your calendar now with some of the great shows coming up this fall.  I’m looking forward to spending an entire day at the Mancuso show in West Palm Beach.  Hopefully, my schedule will allow me a few other shows this fall as well.  See you there!


If you are in the Orlando area in two weeks, let me be the first to invite you to my church’s fall festival.  It is actually the biggest church festival in the area: St. Mary Magdalen in Altamonte Springs hosts our CommunityFest which runs from Oct 19-21, and includes constant entertainment, rides, games, 24 food booths, a Beer Garden, raffle for a car or $15,000 cash, Bingo, crafts, a Golf Hole-in-one and much more.  We have it all and here’s all the info.  Come by and ask for me, I’ll be there all weekend.


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



If you are in the market for a reasonably priced LongArm quilting machine, take a look:


My name is Kathy Davis.


I have a Nolting Fun Quilter 17” with Stitch Regulator for sale for $5500.  The machine is 1 1/2 years old, made in the USA ...factory support is wonderful ...I just don’t like using the longarm.  I don’t want to ship...I’d like someone to pick it up.


Nolting Fun Quilter17’’ with stitch regulator

Hinterberg Frame with 10’ poles and leaders and video

5 pantographs with laser

Pro Bobbin Winder

Micro Handles

Ruler Base Table

Templates & Ruler

Extra needles

Extra bobbins

Pin cushion & pins

Centering tape




Horizontal Thread holders

Please call or email if you’re interested:
Kathy Davis 




 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




Now-Oct 26 Quilt Exhibit in Highland lifenart@bellsouth.net  (#168)


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


Now – Nov 10 Fiber Exhibit in Deland www.floridamuseumforwomenartists.org/ (#168)


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


Oct 6 Florida Quilt Study Group in Trenton  sewmuch63@hotmail.com.  (#169)


Oct 13 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach  lifenart@bellsouth.net  (#169)


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 Bus Trip to West Palm Show from Orlando juanitayeager@gmail.com (#168)


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


Nov 10 Quilt Exhibit & Conference in Daytona Beach mrsgorgon@gmail.com (#167, #168)


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  (#167)


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


Feb. 1-2  Quilt Show in Orlando quiltfever2013@floridacabinfever.com (#168)


Feb 2-Apr 3 Quilt Exhibit in Clearwater www.surfacedesignguild.com/call-to-artists (#168)


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


Feb 9 Quilters Luncheon in Largo brenda@thimbletales.com  (#169)


Feb 8-10 Quilters Retreat in Delray Beach Talacam@aol.com (#169)


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 18-20 Quilting Party in Homosassa Springs www.floridaquiltparty.com (#168)


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 Evening with Eleanor Burns  in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#168)


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


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


Mar 14-16 Quilt Show  in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/  (#169)


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)


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


Apr 23-28 Bus Trip to Paducah http://www.dots-daytonabeach.com/  (#168)


May 3-6 Quilters Retreat in Silver Springs Talacam@aol.com (#169)


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






 What do southern quilts and swirling owls have in common? The Florida Quilt Study Group October meeting!
On Saturday, October 6th, Teddy Pruett will answer the question: "What makes a southern quilt southern?"  Bring any quilts you have that you think are southern or just aren't sure. We will learn what to look for as we try to sort out what may or may not be a southern quilt.

And what do swirling owls and a frog on a ladder have in common? A
very unusual antique quilt you have to see to believe. See it and more at the next Florida Quilt Study Group meeting, Saturday, October 6th at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop on Main Street in Trenton. Doors open at 9:30am; meeting starts at 10:00am. And plan on staying for lunch in the Suwannee Rose Cafe on-site. Check out their menu at: http://suwanneeshops.com/suwrose.html

I will also have our "Century Quilt" so-called because it contains fabrics that span one-hundred years. Please bring your quilts to share. For further information, please contact Mary Anne Randall at sewmuch63@hotmail.com.  Hope to see you there!









Quilter's Luncheon and Quilt Auction: Sponsored by Hidden Stitches Applique Group of Largo

(all proceeds benefit Christian Outreach Center: an outreach to underprivileged kids, youth and families.)

Saturday, February 9th, 2013.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m. 

Fabulous lady's luncheon, boutique, quilts displayed, followed by a live quilt auction. 

Located at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo, FL  33774. 

Tickets are $15.00:  contact Brenda for tickets and other info  brenda@thimbletales.com 





12th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo
Thursday March 14 – Saturday March 16, 2013                    
Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets $7 per day, $16 for three-day pass
War Memorial Auditorium
800 Sandy Ninninger Drive (NE 8th Street)
Fort Lauderdale, FL   33304
Broward Quilt Expo Kickoff Lecture and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday March 13 at 7 p.m.
Lecture by Joyce Becker on "Leaping Past Fear and Discovering Your Own Niche”
Tickets $10 in advance or at the door.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
For more information visit our web site:  http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/




DELRAY BEACH     Feb 8th  to 10th   2013

SILVER SPRINGS   May 3rd - 6th  2013

for more information contact   Glenda Irvine of Just Sew Quilts  352-625-7760  or Talacam@aol.com






We have started a 12 By 12 Group based on the concepts of the 12 by Twelve book.


The group is in Jacksonville Florida where we meet once every two months to show off our art and pick our next challenge.

We would appreciate the support in passing our information around.


Jacksonville Quilters - Join the quilters Meetup!