Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #177


June 9, 2013


Quilting Friends,


The summer lazies have hit me big time.  Every morning I wake up and say “I really should work on that newsletter” and whoosh goes the day before I know it.  On the flip side, I’m getting lots of sewing and reading and walking in.  So there you go.


Teddy Pruett is trying to locate quilters, guilds, or groups in the Apalichicola area.  If you are in that area, or know someone who is, please let her know at aprayzer@hotmail.com.   She has been approached by a state agency to assist with a wonderful project, but it can't be accomplished without the help of quilters in that region.    


Looking for a new sewing machine?  I have 3 machines for sale:

·         Bernina 360 with all hoops and case for carrying never used


·         Viking 6 thread serger new


·         Viking Diamond sewing/embroidery machine all hoops and case for carrying.  New, never used, no downloads on  machine, books and programs included


If interested please call or send an email to themaksems@msn.com to talk about the machines and prices.


Thanks, Mary Kay Maksem


To get a complete, organized, hotlinked listing of all the Florida upcoming shows, retreats, workshops, shop hops, exhibits, etc, please visit the Calendar

Happy Quilting,   Mary-Jeanine

PS: I love to hear from you, so drop me a line sometime!



 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




Now – August 11 Quilt Exhibit in Dunedin http://tinyurl.com/kqcj43c (#177)


Now – August 24 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne http://textiles.fit.edu (#177)


Now – Sept 29 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach  lifenart@bellsouth.net (#177)


June 24-Jul 3 Bus Trip to Vermont katymadhatter@gmail.com (#174)


June 28 Debbi Crane Lecture in Coral Springs kirkenoll@bellsouth.net (#176)


June 29 Debbie Crane Workshop in Coral Springs kirkenoll@bellsouth.net (#176)


Sept 26-28 QuiltFest in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#177)


Sept 28-29 Quilt Show in Deland www.quiltshopofdeland.com (#176)


Oct 12-13 Festival in Wesley Chapel  info (#177)


Nov 1-2 Quilt Show in Brooksville www.hernandoquiltersguild.com  (#174)




Jan 9-11 World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach  www.QuiltFest.com


Jan 24-25 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com (#176)



Feb 14-15 Quilt Show in Belleview KEstes6534@aol.com (#177)



  Feb 13-14 Quilt Show in Vero Beach www.sbonnets1979.org (#177)

Feb 27-28 Quilt Show in Sebring kdoughty53@centurylink.net  (#175)





May 18 – August 24, 2013

Ruth Funk Center for the Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology,  150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL



Masters 2: SAQA. The artworks encompass a broad range of fiber art techniques and styles, from realistic to abstract.  The 37 quilt artists included in the exhibit have proven themselves to be masters of this exciting art form, and hail from all over the globe.






A Trio of Quilt Exhibits from Across the Globe Come to the Dunedin Fine Art Center.  From May 31 through August 11, 2013. 


The three exhibits:

·         Quilt National: 2011

·         Betty Busby: Unseen

·         Masterpieces: IQ Quilters

More info: http://tinyurl.com/kqcj43c






“A Quilting Evolution”: Gold Coast Quilters Guild

Friday, May 17 – Sept 29, 2013

Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, FL



                       Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM;

         Sunday 1:00 PM- 4:30 PM; Closed Mondays and major holidays


                          51 N. Swinton Ave. (corner of Atlantic Ave.)

                             Delray Beach, Fl 33444     561 243-7922

Questions: Marianne Haycook lifenart@bellsouth.net or Louise Moor eaglequilt@aol.com






These are lectures and workshops with Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club, Satellite Beach, FL

Contact person:  Pat Pettinato, vppp@cfl.rr.com and 321-255-0908, if interested in piggy-backing with us and teachers


January 22, 2014 – Lecture and Workshop:  Karen Kay Buckley

January 23, 2014 – Workshop:  Karen Day Buckley


April 23, 2014 – Lecture and Workshop:  Barbara Polston

April 24, 2014 – Workshop:  Barbara Polston


August 27, 2014 – Lecture and Workshop: Joan Shay, “Petal Play”

August 28, 2014 - Workshop: Joan Shay, “Petal Play”


September 24, 2014 – Lecture and Workshop:  Nancy Bills

September 25, 2014 – Workshop:  Nancy Bills


October 23, 2014 – Lecture and Workshop:  Elly Sienkiewicz

October 24, 2014 – Workshop:  Elly Sienkiewicz


January 28, 2015 – Lecture and Workshop:  Jan Krentz

January 29, 2015 – Workshop:  Jan Krentz



QUILTFEST in Jacksonville


Sept. 26 to 28

(Thursday - Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Prime Osborn Convention Center

1000 Water Street, Jacksonville FL 32204


Over 400 judged quilts, Vendors, Silent Auction, Quilts Sale Booth, Kids Corner activities, Free Demos, Quilt Appraisals, Food Court, Free Parking in Convention Center lot (look for the train engine).

Entry deadline July 25. 

Complete information and forms at: 


or call 904-742-372




The Grove at Wesley Chapel is having their annual Festival Oct 12-13.  They are accepting Craft and Food Vendor applications here: http://www.wesleychapelchamber.com/pages/2013FallFestival1/




Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild sponsors 2015 QUILT SHOW

 February 13 and 14 at the Indian River County Fairgrounds.


See information www.sbonnets1979.org or call 772.562.9294.





February 14-15, 2014, Belleveiw Busy Bees will be having their Quilt Show in Ocala, FL .


More info: KEstes6534@aol.com





Gloria Craft Comstock has completed the Textile History/Quilt Studies program at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She is now giving lectures and programs for guilds and other organizations. 


Currently, the following presentations are prepared.

Hortense Horton Beck- Kansas Quilter

Quilting Organizations That You Should Know About.

Quilts Becoming Art-Presentation given at the Florida Museum of History

Seminole Patchwork-Florida Museum of Natural History Collection

Value of Reproduction Quilts

It works well for a guild program to have the presentation and then a quilt turning of members quilts.


Contact Gloria for further information and fee schedule.

phone: 352-335-1729 (home) 352-316-2078 (cell)


10001 NW 59th Pl., Gainesville, Florida