Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #178


July 8, 2013


Quilting Friends,


Do you belong to a guild?  If so, could you do me a big favor and click on over to the Guild Page of my website to see if your information is correct and current?  Please make sure the name, email, phone, website is all there…you want to hear all the latest from the various guilds, shows and shops that use this page to communicate with Florida Quilt Guilds.  For changes, send me an email please.


Speaking of the website, we had over 90,000 hits in June!  What does that mean for you?  It means that you’ll want ALL your info to be up-to-date.  Check your guild, check your favorite quilt shop, you favorite LongArm quilter…lets update that info, people.  You want to be found!


I returned Saturday afternoon from a 17 day road trip.  Yep, 3061 miles in a bright red Prius with Hubs & #1 daughter (say that with a Chinese accent).  We spent a week in the Smokies with my parents, my sibs and their families.  Not the usual huge crowd; I guess the grands are growing up and getting their own lives.  But it was nice in a smaller more intimate way.  Then another day’s drive up to Ann Arbor to visit SIL and her family.  I had no idea Ann Arbor was such a beautiful, progressive, happening town with lots of trees and parks.  We had a great visit.  So there you go, that’s what I did for my summer vacation.  And my sewing machines took their vacation at the repair shop…they are home now and boy are they humming!

I was able to finish this zig-zag quilt in time to give it to little Nova in person.  She is our first great-grand niece.  I think she was trying to pull the polka-dots off the fabric.




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)


July 27 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net


August 24 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net


Sept 6-7 Quilt Show in Georgia busyneedlesquiltguildga@gmail.com (#178)


Sept 20-23 Quilt Retreat in St. Augustine Talacam@aol.com (#178)


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


Sept 28 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net


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


Oct 12-13 Festival in Wesley Chapel 

http://www.wesleychapelchamber.com/pages/2013FallFestival1/  (#177)


Oct 26 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net


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


Nov 23 Stashbuster Lecture in Maitland www.sewing.net




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


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


Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda dpqg@yahoo.com (#178)


Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in DeFuniak Springs Lesah51@yahoo.com (#178)


Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com (#178)


Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Palmetto CarolQuilts2@verizon.net (#178)





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


Nov 14-15 Quilt Tea in Davenport www.quiltsandtea.com  (#178)






Busy Needles Quilt Guild  


“The Down South Quilt Show”

Friday, September 6 – 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, September 7 – 10 am – 4 pm


McDonough Presbyterian Church

427 McGarity Rd

McDonough, GA 30253


Admission - $5

Free Parking    *    Handicap Accessible

Vendors   *   Donation Quilt   *   Silent Auction Baskets


Contact: busyneedlesquiltguildga@gmail.com





I have a quilt retreat scheduled in St Augustine  from Sept 20th - 23rd.


For more info contact me at Talacam@aol.com


Glenda Irvine





The Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild is having their show February 21 & 22, 2014 in Punta Gorda, FL. Contact dpqg@yahoo.com


Thanks! Susan Slaton

Quilt show chair





Quilt Show

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Chautauqua Quilters Guild, Inc.

February 21 & 22, 2014

For more information contact







Lake Country Quilters Guild


32nd Annual FANtastic Quilt Show


Lake Receptions

4425 Highway 19A

Mount Dora, FL 32757


Friday, March 7, 2014, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(please note new days)

E-Mail:  lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com

Phone:  352-223-3825





Suncoast Quilt Expo

March 7-8, 2014

Palmetto, FL


Contact: CarolQuilts2@verizon.net





Quilts and Tea Festival 2014

Nov. 14 & 15 


our website is www.quiltsandtea.com





QAKH Community Quilt-ins are Saturdays July 20 and August 17.


Quilters as well as volunteers who will iron, sandwich quilts, trim fabrics, etc are welcome to join us at the Scotty Culp Auditorium on 565 Cassia Blvd. in Satellite Beach.


Quilters gather to make quilts for homeless children. This year’s focus is on children entering kindergarten in the Brevard schools. Our purpose is to give these sweet kids both comfort and hope.


Quilts are 60” x 42” for use on car seats and sofas. QAKH (pronounced quack) stands for Quilters Against Kids Hunger and Homelessness. The auditorium is accessible by traveling Pineada Causeway, exiting on South Patrick Drive and going about a mile to Cassia. The auditorium is one block East of South Patrick.


Quilters can bring their machines, walking feet if they have them, and their lunch. QAKH provides all the quilt supplies. Come when you can and stay as long as you wish and enjoy the camaraderie of this community affair. 


These quilt-ins are made possible because of the support given by Bette George, Florida Today/Gannett Foundation, The Margaret Heins Foundation, The Margaret Binz Foundation, Publix Super Markets, Home Depot and the city of Satellite Beach. Questions? Contact Sheryl Milner at milnerob@yahoo.com or Margie Engel at margie@cfl.rr.com.





Lynette Holmes has been named “Artist of the Year” by the Island Art Association!!!  

 Ellen White’s lovely Alzheimer quilt has been published in this month’s Quilter’s Newsletter!! It’s on the stands now at Barnes and Noble.

 Jayne Gaskins’ work is a finalist in the online Infinity Art Gallery’s (http://www.infinityartgallery.com) completion for Art Quilts 2013.

 The Fiber Artists Network (FAN) has issued a call-for-entry for their upcoming juried exhibit, Point of View. The exhibit will run December 8, 2013 – January 8, 2014 at the Vandroth Gallery Promenade at the David A. Stein Jewish Community Alliance, in Jacksonville, FL. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2013. Please see FAN’s website for a prospectus and entry form - http://www.fiberartistsnetwork.org/Exhibits.html  






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