Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #181
October 7, 2013

Quilting Friends,

I am impressed with the amount of quilting events this fall in Florida.  There was a time in the not-too-distant-past that we had one quilt show and maybe one workshop in the last few months of the year.  Wow!  We are busy in Florida! Now that the heat isn't keeping us cooped up, I encourage you to get out and see some quilts and get inspired!

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)


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 Marlene Glickman Workshop in Sarasota Marlene@123webmagic.com (#181)

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)

Oct 20 Marlene Glickman Workshop in Clearwater Marlene@123webmagic.com (#181)

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

Nov 7 Craft Show & Auction in Orlando lyndamquilts@hotmail.com (#181)

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)

Nov 23/24 Craft Show in St. Pete Marlene@123webmagic.com (#181)

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

Dec 14 Ann Taylor Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)


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 1 Kathy Ward Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)

Feb 6-8 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie www.PSLcrazyquilters.com (#181)

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

Feb 21-22 Quilt Show & Tea in Brooksville quiltshow14@google.com (#181)

Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in Fernandina Beach www.AAIQuilters.com (#181)

Feb 27-Mar 2 Quilt Retreat in Jacksonville  www.honeybeequilters.org/retreat/ (#181)

Feb 28-Mar 2 Quilt Retreat in Delray Beach Talacam@aol.com (#181)

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)

Mar 30-Apr 6 Quilt Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale www.roundbobbin.com (#181)

May 10 Rose Valentine Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)

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

May 30-31 Quilt Retreat in Silver Springs Talacam@aol.com (#181)

Aug 9 Leigh McDonald Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)

Sept 26-28 Quilt Retreat in St. Augustine Beach Talacam@aol.com (#181)

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

Nov 15 Pat Yamin Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)


Feb 6-7 Betty New Workshops in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)

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

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

May 2 Pat Yamin Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)

Aug 8 Kathy Ward Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#181)


Oct 12 from 10-3:30. Dyeing Silk the Easy Way by Marlene Glickman at her home studio in Sarasota.  Create 2 hand dyed silk scarves offering a variety of techniques (flowers in a baggie, silk screens with shaving cream, growing trees, clothespin circles, hot fix crystals), a greeting card of silk organza and samples of silk for collage work. Make gifts for the holidays with matching cards. Dye silk broadcloth which feels and sews like cotton for your next art quilt. Fee is $50 and includes art supplies and a light lunch. More silk scarves, pillowcases, silk gift bags will be available for purchase if you want to do more for gifts. Studio workshop held at 2251 Willowbrook Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764. Cost $50 per person which includes art supplies and a light lunch. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12. Or book you own date and have a scarf dyeing party with friends. Contact Marlene Glickman at Marlene@123webmagic.com to make your reservation.

Oct 20 from 10-3:30 Creative Fabric Collage: Finding Your Voice using a daily design process incorporating free form designs, landscapes, 3D Floral, Sheers for fog and shadows, Foil Glitz, creating a collage panel with free motion demonstration. Limited to 5. Studio workshop held at 2251 Willowbrook Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764. Cost $50 per person which includes art supplies and a light lunch. Contact Marlene Glickman at Marlene@123webmagic.com to make your reservation.

23/24 Nov: Craft Art Show outdoors on Central Ave and 5th St., St. Petersburg, Fl. Dyeing Silk Scarves $10 to make a gift of a silk scarf with Marlene Glickman.
Marlene Glickman

Craft Show & Auction in Orlando

Castle Quilters invite you  to our 2nd Annual Craft Show & Auction
Thursday Nov 7 at 10am
First Baptist Church of Pine Castle
1001 Hoffner Ave,  Orlando, FL  32809

Shop a wide selection of handmade gifts: Quilts, Scarves, Home & Personal Accessories & More

Last chance to get a ticket for our 2013 donation quilt: Freedom Rings

100% of proceeds from  the Craft Sale and Auction and the Donation Quilt will benefit the Food Pantry at First Baptist church of Pine Castle



DEC 14, 2013 in lake worth, fl

needle turn WORKSHOP BY kathy ward
february 1, 2014 in lake worth, fl

Hawaiian applique WORKSHOP BY rose valentine
may 10, 2014 in lake worth, fl

silk ribbon & beading WORKSHOP BY leigh mcdonald
august 9, 2014 in lake worth, fl

wheel of mystery WORKSHOP BY pat yamin
november 15, 2014 in lake worth, fl

FEBRUARY 6, 2015 in lake worth, fl

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 in lake worth, fl

ozark tile WORKSHOP BY pat yamin
may 2, 2015 in lake worth, fl

machine trapunto BY kathy ward
august 8, 2015 in lake worth, fl

Contact: www.hibiscusquiltguild.org or hqgosf@gmail.com
For all our classes
From the desk of
Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida
President Debbie Sprague 561-951-9958

All our events are held at:

Tuesday's from 5-8, evening quilting get-togethers for members and non-members
Thursday's from 10-5 quilting get-togethers open to members and non-members

General meetings are held 2nd Sat 9-10:30 of each month, followed by a program




Quilting in Paradise
Feb 6-8, 2014
Port Saint Lucie Crazy Quilters
Port St Lucie, FL
http://www.pslcrazyquilters.com/ for information
National teacher: Susan Brubaker Knapp  Classes and lectures each day



High Point Quilt Club in Brooksville, Florida is having our first Quilt Show and Lady Dresden Tea on February 21 and 22, 2014.  

It will be held in the Community Center at 12249 Club House Road from 9AM to 4 PM on Friday and Saturday.  Admission to the Quilt Show is $4 and the there will be a modest additional price for the tea.  

We will have over 100 quilts, (including memorial quilts and antique quilts), vendors, basket raffles, and Brenda Grampsas will be there to appraise quilts brought in by visitors.  

The Lady Dresden Tea will include tea sandwiches, rock cake, chocolate covered strawberries, fairy cake and a lovely cup of tea served by one of our quilt club members.  For more information please email: quiltshow14@google.com or vaschweig@bellsouth.net.



Quilts By The Sea
Presented by
The Amelia Island Quilt Guild
February 21 and 22, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at the Peck Center Gym
S. 10th Street and Elm Street
Fernandina Beach, FL


Beautifully Displayed Quilts, Raffle Quilt,
Craft and Quilt Boutique Items, Merchant Mall
Silent Auction

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For information and directions visit the website at www.AIQuilters.com


Garden Party Quilt Retreat
Hosted by Honeybee Quilters Guild of Jacksonville, FL

Dates: Join us February 27 – March 2, 2014. 
Lower registration fees, inclusive packages or single day options.

Registration: Registration is coming soon.

National Teachers: We are excited to have Jan Krentz and Dianne S Hire! 
They both have wonderful projects planned for our retreat. 
Visit Dianne's website at www.dhquiltsandclasses.blogspot.com.

Visit Jan's website at www.jankrentz.com.

Local Teachers: Back by popular request are our very talented local teachers: Lynn Provencher, Nancy Wines, Martha Bainbridge, Dana Bard and Faye Heyn. They have all planned some outstanding new classes for you to enjoy! 

Please check the class schedule for a detailed description of all the classes, when registration opens.

Quilt Sale Room: This is a great time to get some cash for those tops you'll never finish, the blocks that just can't make it to “top” stage, finished quilts you're ready to part with and other quilt related items. No Scraps.

Vendor Room: You'll be able to buy items throughout the weekend.

Contact (904) 268-6970
Or visit http://www.honeybeequilters.org/retreat/


Three Quilt Retreats scheduled for 2014

1.  Delray Beach -  February 28, March 1, & 2nd  2014

2.  Summer Camp - May 30th & 31st, June 1st& 2nd 2014  In Silver Springs, Fl

3.  St Augustine Beach       September 26, 27 28 & 29th, 2014

For information  email Glenda Irvine at Talacam@aol.com  or call 352-625-7760

Thanks so very much,  You have no idea how many ladies read all you put out there,
Glenda Irvine
Just Sew Quilts 



The Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise, March 30 – April 6, 2014 – Book by October 20 and save!
Depart from Fort Lauderdale, FL. On the Celebrity Cruise Ship the Silhouette.
Ports of call include Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Basseterre, St. Kitts, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Teachers include Kaye Wood, Veronica Cox, Emma Seabrooke and Mary Carollo.
We hold classes while at sea. While in port, you’ll enjoy the wonders of the islands. Shopping, island tours, amazing waters, exotic foods and more awaits you.
While on ship, in addition to over 20 classes, you can eat, watch Vegas style stage shows, shop or just relax and socialize in the fresh air. For those who have never cruised, this is truly an experience.
Rates begin at $1195 for an inside cabin. Your cruise price includes dining in the regular dining area, your cabin and your classes. Kit fees are extra and will be paid to the instructor at class time.
Classes are limited in size. Leave your machine at home. All the equipment is provided to you for your use while on the ship. All you have to bring is yourself and the desire to have a great time.
Don’t forget to tell your friends, quilt guild or sewing guild.
Register before October 20 to save on your cabin. Rates will go up after October 20.
To book your cruise, please call Bonnie Greenberg at 800-784-4480.
For information on the classes click on this link http://roundbobbin.com/  or call 800-473-9464.
Judy Patterson
Round Bobbin
Rates begin at $1195 for an inside cabin while available. Rates are based on double occupancy. Other cabin classes available. Other rules and regulations apply. Please visit http://roundbobbin.com/  complete information.



I am very thrilled to announce that I am now offering workshops on the latest quilting trend—modern quilting.  The modern quilting movement is drawing many new quilters to our craft, and it is re-energizing a lot of quilters who have taken a more traditional route to their quiltmaking.

I have a new website:  www.modernquilter.us     On this site, I have descriptions of the workshops and a lecture that I give on modern quilting. 

My workshops are fun and everyone will receive supportive attention.  And, there is a nice balance between guidelines (not rules) and freedom to explore and improvise.

When your guild or other group is looking for a one day (or longer) workshop on modern quilting, I hope that you will contact me! 

All the best,

Carole Lyles Shaw
Mobile: 410-913-8539



Finally, after many guild requests and a very long wait, Teddy Pruett is offering a new program. Program chairs, listen up!  Here's her description:  

"Second Hand Stories"
Trunk show of the quilts that made me famous!  Well, fame being a relative term.......I'm more famous than the lady who puts the rubber tips on bobby pins.  Retrospective begins with the first few "rule breakers" way back when.  I knew it was fun, but didn't yet know I'd found my style.  You discover your style in retrospect, you know - I don't think you can plan it ahead of time.  See the progression of quilts as they began to get into art galleries, museums, and books, right on up to the latest 'off the charts' silliness.  Just how far can you go with a traditional Dresden Plate or Sunbonnet Sue?  This is the lecture where you discover the answer!!  

For more information and fees, visit her website at www.teddypruett.com