Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #180
September 6, 2013

Quilting Friends,

I’ve been traveling to lecture and teach at various quilt guilds around the state this month, so I welcome all the new readers to this newsletter.  And because I no longer belong to a guild, I enjoy the guild meetings very much, just to hear and see what you’re up to.  So thanks for the invitation to your guild and enjoy all the latest Florida quilting news!

If you are a guild program chair, I invite you to take a look at my classes and lectures.  I love to travel and I love to present my Stashbuster Lectures. I have many different ones with no duplicates!

Attention Quilt Shops: Ladies of the Lakes Quilters are having a quilt show Feb 14 and 15, 2014. If you would like to be a vendor at this show, please contact : Jacqui Anderson 863 858 1630 or sewbizzy67@gmail.com
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 – Sept 29 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach  lifenart@bellsouth.net (#177)

Sept 10 Quilt Show Opening in Tallahassee www.museumofFloridaHistory.com (#180)

Sept 11-Nov 3 Quilt Show in Tallahassee www.museumofFloridaHistory.com (#180)

Sept 13 Juanita Yeager Workshop in Orlando jyeager15@cfl.rr.com (#179)

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

Sept 20-22 Quilt Retreat in Rockledge  www.thequiltplace.com (#180)

Sept 26 Bus Trip to Quilt Fest from Palm Coast PurcellA23@aol.com (#179)

Sept 26 Bus Trip to Quilt Fest from West Pasco 35April76@gmail.com  (#180)

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

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

Oct 5 Quilt Day in Newberry www.FriendsofDudleyFarm.org (#180)

Oct 6-12 Jacqueline De Jonge Classes in Panama City www.quiltingbythebay.com (#180)

Oct 7-11 Sue Garman Classes in Tampa www.FeatherPrincesses.org (#180)

Oct 12 FL Quilt Study Group in Trenton sewmuch63@hotmail.com (#179)

Oct 12-13 Festival in Wesley Chapel 
http://www.wesleychapelchamber.com/pages/2013FallFestival1/  (#177)

Oct 18 Zentangle Workshop in Lakeland www.LadiesOfTheLakes.org (#180)

Oct 18-20 Quilt Retreat in Rockledge  www.thequiltplace.com (#180)

Oct 18-20 Quilt Show & Sale in White Springs www.FloridaStateParks.org/StephenFoster (#180)

Oct 19 Quilt Retreat in Geneva www.CountryCottageSewing.com (#180)

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

Nov 8-10 Quilt Retreat in Cocoa Beach www.sewcentral.net  (#179)

Nov 15 Color Workshop in Lakeland www.LadiesOfTheLakes.org (#180)

Nov 22-24 Quilt Retreat in Rockledge  www.thequiltplace.com (#180)

Dec 2-30 Quilt Exhibit in Key Largo 305-451-2396  (#179)



Dec 30-Jan 31 Quilt Exhibit in Islamorada 305-451-2396  (#179)

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 14-15 Quilt Show in Lakeland LadiesoftheLakes.org (#180)

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

Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in DeFuniak Springs Lesah51@yahoo.com

Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora lcqgquiltshow@hotmail.com (#179)

Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Palmetto CarolQuilts2@verizon.net (#179)

Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Melbourne www.SeasidePiecemakers.com (#180)

Mar 8-9 Quilt Show in Venice www.vaqg.org  (#179)

Mar 14 Quilt Show in Trenton www.suwanneeshops.com  (#180)

Mar 15-21 Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach http://focusonfiberfloridastyle.com/   (#180)

May 24-Aug 23 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne http://textiles.fit.edu (#179)



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

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

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



September 10, 2013

Opening of the 32nd Annual Capital City Quilt Show

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Join the Museum of Florida History for the opening of the 32nd Annual Capital City Quilt Show: Road to Florida. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes remarks by Museum Director Dr. Jeana Brunson and Quilt Show Chair Jennifer Moore. Hors d’oeuvres are provided by the members of the Guild. The featured speaker is Dr. Charlotte Williams, author of Florida Quilts and long-time member of Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee. Dr. Williams speaks on the history of quilting in Florida.


Quilt Show Description:

September 11–November 3, 2013

The 32nd Annual Capital City Quilt Show: Road to Florida, runs fromSeptember 11 through November 3 at the Museum of Florida History.  An opening reception on September 10 at 5:30 p.m. will feature a presentation by Florida quilt historian Dr. Charlotte Williams, author of Florida Quilts.  The Museum hosts this exhibit in partnership with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee.

The exhibit showcases more than 100 hand-crafted and machine-made quilts and wall hangings. Traditional components of the quilt show include awards chosen by the members of Quilters Unlimited, a Visitor’s Choice Award selected by the public, and a silent auction. Among the quilts on display is a historic piece from the collections of the Museum of Florida History. The work was made by long-time Gainesville master quiltmaker and instructor Anna Lupkiewicz.Created in 1981, Cosmic Cotillion features a mosaic pattern saturated with robust golds and deep reds that bring out the subtle greens and vibrant blues surrounding them.

Museum hours are Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday and holidays: noon–4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The Museum is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 S. Bronough St., in downtown Tallahassee.


Calling All Quilters! Jacksonville Bus Still Open for 12 More people

Come join the West Pasco Quilt Guild on a great trip to the Jacksonville Quilt Show Thursday, September 26 to Saturday the 28th.  We are leaving from Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson, FL.  Along the way, we will stop in Trenton to visit the Suwannee Valley Quilt shop.  On the way home, on Saturday the 28th, we'll stop in Deland for the Deland Craft and Quilt Show.  Think of how much fun you are going to have -- with no driving-- just time to sew or talk or even sleep on the way!

We are staying at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel, which is very nice.  At this point, you will need to make your own reservations.

The Bus is $80 total cost per person.  If we don't get 12 more people, we'll either have to pay a little extra for the bus ($15?) or make other arrangements for getting there.

The trip is open to all, so invite some friends!  A bus is so much fun!  Bring a hand project so we can chat and sew along the way!

How to make a reservation:
Please contact Linda Woysitek at 352-666-1770 or email 35April76@gmail.com or Laura Vernola at 727-857-3921 or email llauragoofy@aol.com to make your reservation.

Dudley Farm Historic State Park
                 presents:  “Quilt Day”
   Saturday, October 5th   9:30 am to 4:00 pm
   Quilting,  Crocheted Rugs, Tatting,  Spinning,   
   Pine Needle Basket Weaving,  Palm Weaving, 
           Inkle Loom and Cornhusk Brooms.
   Also Featuring: 
          *The Levy County Quilt Museum*
     *Florida Quilt Groups*  *Quilts for Sale*
     *Quilt-related Vendors*  *Food vendor*
        Historical Skills Demonstrations from:  
              9:30 to 11:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
   “Bed-Turning” Program from 11:00 to noon,
 featuring quilts representative of the Dudley Era
         $5.00 a car, with up to 8 occupants. 
    18730 West Newberry Rd, Newberry, Fl.
 352-472-1142  www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org

Jacqueline De Jonge, the designer of Be Colourful quilts will be teaching at Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, FL.

Dates:  Oct 6 – 12

Class sessions are
Oct 6-7 – Sunday-Monday
Oct 9-10 – Wednesday-Thursday
Oct 11-12 – Friday-Saturday

Classes are $200.00 for two days.

Jacqueline will be teaching 4 different quilts in each of the sessions.

For more information and to register go to http://www.quiltingbythebay.com/JacquelineDeJongeClasses.asp

Thank you so much,

Sue Elliott
Quilting by the Bay



Sue Garman is coming to the Feather Princesses in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 7-11. 
She will be teaching workshops on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a lecture on Wednesday. The workshops and lecture will be held at, The Studio, 13345 Casey Rd, Tampa, Florida 33618. For workshop supply lists and additional information, visit the Feather Princesses website at: www.featherprincesses.org.
To register for the classes, contact: Karen Nick, turtle@bnkweb.com, 813-909-1790.

Karen Nick, Vice President
Feather Princesses


Ladies of the Lakes Quilters, Lakeland FL.

Workshop "Do you Zentangle?" Oct. 18, 2013 $55.00 includes all supplies except sewing machine taught by Debbie Perdue, certified Zentangle teacher

Workshop "Color Fusion" Nov.15, 2013 Gloria Loughman $90.00 all day

Quilt Show "Hearts by the Lake" Feb.14,15 2014
10AM-4PM both days
First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland
Vendors, Quilt Appraiser, Food, Boutique, Fun

we are on Facebook

STATE PARK TO HOST 25th Annual Quilt Show and Sale
-Visitors are invited to view hundreds of quilts!-

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2012
 Sunday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Dr. / HWY 41
White Springs, Florida
 (Located on US 41, three miles from I-75 and nine miles from I-10)

WHITE SPRINGS – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is proud to present the 25th Annual Quilt Show and Sale October 18 - 20, 2013. Over 150 quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display!

The tranquil setting along the historic and famous Suwannee River is the perfect place to shop, display, sell, and enter into a judged showing or just to show off your quilting skills and treasures! Throughout the park you will enjoy boutiques, quilting supply vendors, demonstrations, lectures, door prizes, food and more.

We are also holding a children’s Garden Party for those kids that have a quilt they would like to enter! Please enter all quilts by October 11, 2013! Call (877)635-3655 for quilt drop off locations.

Buses are welcome! Register your group bus and we will have goodie bags with door prizes ready for you upon arrival.

This event is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizen’s Support Organization and the Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild. Admission to the Quilt Show and Sale is $5.00 per person. For more information please call (877) 635-3655 or visit  


For information contact: Ramona Dewees at rldewees@yahoo.com or 386-496-3876.



The Old School House Quilt Retreat
Sponsored by Country Cottage Sewing benefiting the Rural Heritage Center
October 19 2013, Saturday, from 8am until 5pm
A Quilt in a Day Project

Join Sherry and the rest of your quilting friends for a day full of quilting, food, and fun!  We will be able to remember our old school days at the Rural Heritage Center, located on 1st Street, Geneva, FL, (visit www.ruralheritagecenter.net for directions).  Our primary assignment will be to create a Window Pane Nine Patch Quilt.  This beautiful quilt is great for beginners and interesting and beautiful enough for the more advanced quilter.
There will be representatives from area quilting shops to join in on the fun.  They will be able to tell us about some of the things going on at their shops.  Also they will have some great products at wonderful prices.  We will also have door prizes on the hour provided by Country Cottage Sewing.  And to add to the fun, we are featuring a silent auction to benefit the Rural Heritage Center.
The cost of the retreat which includes the quilting class, breakfast, gourmet lunch, and door prizes is $50.00.  A non-refundable deposit to reserve your seat is $25.00 payable to Country Cottage Sewing SOON.  Final payment is due by October 1st.  If you have questions, contact Sherry Goode at (407) 929-3555, countrycottagesewing@hotmail.com or visit www.countrycottagesewing.com.



The Quilt Center Retreat Center is excited to announce THREE upcoming retreats!
September 20-22 Pineapple Scraps- This fun adventure uses a new ruler for pineapple blocks that makes them fun and easy. Bring a bag of scraps to share and you will come home with a quilt that is unique and complex at the same time. No one has to know that it was so simple to make that you don’t even need a pattern! Join us for this fun adventure suitable for any skill level. Price is $275.00 which includes all lodging and food.
October 18-20 Diamond Star- Most quilters have always wanted to make a large star quilt. This technique uses a diamond log cabin type block to create a 72" star! This is a stunning quilt when finished and will be a glorious addition to any quilters collection. Price is $295.oo which includes all lodging, food and a special ruler used in piecing this quilt.
November 22-24 San Marco Square- This four fabric quilt showcases the use of color and value. Using contrasting fabrics you will create a "3D" looking quilt. It's one of those projects where you feel as if you could pick up one of the cubes straight out of the quilt and take it home with you. Price is $275.oo which includes all lodging and food.
All three retreats are currently taking sign ups. Groups are welcome.
Call today to reserve your spot.
The Quilt Place
575 Barton Blvd.
Rockledge, FL 32955



Ladies of the Lakes Quilters of Lakeland will present a Quilt Show -  Hearts by the Lake - on February 14 and 15, 2014

See our website for more information is


Date:  Feb. 21 and 22, 2014
Event:  Quilt Show and Lady Dresden Tea
       (Brooksville, Fl)
Contact:  quiltshow14@gmail.com



Timeless Treasures Quilt Show

The show will be held at the Melbourne Auditorium, located at 625 E. Hibiscus Ave, Melbourne
On Friday, March 7 & Sat March 8 2014 from 10am – 5pm

Over 300 quilts on display
Opportunity Quilt Raffle to benefit The Children’s Hunger Project
Lectures and Demonstrations
Silent Auction Items
Quilts for sale
Light Lunch fare available for purchase




Trenton’s Seventh Annual
Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival
March 15, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Trenton, Florida – For the seventh consecutive year, the north central Florida town of Trenton will be ablaze with quilts flying from shops, business and government buildings up and down Main Street and beyond.  The 2014 date set for Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida’s only outdoor quilt show, is set for March 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

            Every shop and business in this small town will sport quilts, host quilting demonstrations, and live music will fill the air.  Up and down Main Street, an array of vendors will offer collectibles and antiques; artisans and old-time crafters will show their wares; antique cars and tractors will be on display; and the smells of great food from vendors and local eateries will temp festival-goers.  Florida’s first Barn Quilt Blocks, part of the American Quilt Trail movement, also will be on display, and their stories told.

For more information about the festival, contact Stephanie Metts, (352) 316-5900.



Retreat: March 15-21, Atlantic Center for the Arts. A retreat where you work on your own projects or work with others discovering new ways of dyeing and creating art quilts. 

Workshops: March 12-14, Atlantic Center for the Arts. 
 Susan Shie: Wild Thinks Making Paintings on Cloth in a Florida Jungle
 Susan Lenz: HOT! Exploration in contemporary fiber arts
 Pixeladies: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Ellements for Fiber Artists & Sewing Enthusiasts
 Wendy Smith Wood: Silk is My Canvas
 Marianne Williamson: Intuitive Designs for Enhanced Art Quilts (Master Class)

The Focus on Fiber Retreat and Workshops website has been updated.

Small Town Liesby Charlie Hudson from AQS is now available from Amazon.com, BN.com, and Books-A-Million (or ask your favorite book store to order it).
“Small Town Lies is a wonderful book and I could not put it down once I started. I love the small town setting, the different way the characters react to the news of the murder, and I did not see that ending coming. Thanks for the great read!” Kim Lipsey, Avid Quilter and Book Lover.
Charlie, who lives in South Florida, is available for guest appearances where she also offers Small Town Lies at an author’s discount. Contact her at charlie@charliehudson.net and see all of her books – Shades of Murder, Shades of Truth, Shades of Gold, Deadly Doubloons, Irises to Ashes, and more at www.charliehudson.net