Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #182
November 6, 2013

Quilting Friends,

Well, here you go, another action packed calendar of quilting events coming to Florida in the next 5 months.   I’ve been publishing this newsletter for 14 years now, and its been wonderful to be a part of the success in so many events around the state. 

I’m glad to help you get the word out about YOUR event, because communication is my middle name (didn’t know that, did you?). Many of the events are organized by hard working quilters who would much rather be stitching than figuring out how to market/advertise their event.  I’m glad I can coordinate all the info into one handy dandy newsletter and website.  This is my gift to you, the Florida Quilter!

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)


Nov 7 Craft Show & Auction in Orlando lyndamquilts@hotmail.com (#182)

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

Nov 8-16 Shop Hop in Central Florida http://www.sewing.net/events.html (#182)

Nov 10 Quilt Workshop in Sarasota  941-807-0915 (#182)

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 7-8 Open House in Chuluota http://www.countrycottagesewing.com/ (#182)

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 9-12 World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach  www.quiltfest.com  (#182)

Jan 21-23 Sewing Expo/Workshops in Leesburg  www.FloridaSewingSewciety.org (#182)

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

Jan 24-25 Quilters Marketplace in The Villages  www.qgotv.org  (#182)

Jan 25 Kumquat Festival in Dade City http://www.dadecitychamber.org/  (#182)

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

Feb 1-2 Farm Fest & Quilt Show in Dade City http://www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org/ (#182)

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 (#182)

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/ (#182)

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

Feb 28-Mar 1 Quilt Show in Naples www.naplesquiltersguild.com  (#182)

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 14-15 Quilt Show in Largo ndagly@hotmail.com   (#182)

Mar 14-16 Quilt Show in New Port Richey joycegriffith88@gmail.com (#182)

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)


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


“Its Christmas Joy!”  Shop Hop on November 8-16, 2013

Grand Prize: Elna Lotus
1st second prize: 40 yards of fabric
2nd second prize: 40 yards of fabric
Over 24 additional prizes to be awarded!

Purchase your passport at any one of the 8 finest quilt shops in the Greater Orlando area.

How does a “Shop Hop” work? Very simply…purchase a passport, visit each store between Nov 8 & 16, 2013.  Get your passport stamped and receive a gift.  The last store to stamp your passport will retain it for entry in the drawings.

Participating shops:
Bernina Sewing Centre, Lake Mary
Clermont Sewing & Quilting, Clermont
Cornerstone Quilt Shop, Orlando
Nancy’s Quilt Shop, Winter Garden
Quilters Cove, Orlando
SEW-MINI Things, Mt. Dora
The Sewing Studio, Maitland, FL
Wandering Stitches, Orlando



 On November 10th Sue Tharp of Granny Sue Quilts of Lake Placid, Florida will be giving a class "Braid in a Day” Quilt Workshop to be held at the Sarasota Gulfcoast Group  at Waldemere Fire Station, Sarasota FL. from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Tickets are $10 and her kit is $30.  Sue will provide yardage and cutting chart information for all sizes and teach the use of the acrylic template, strip cutting and braid piece work.  These skills are transferable to embellishing if you are not a quilter.

Anyone interested can call me and I will provide the directions and notions to bring with them: 941-807-0915.  Looking forward to seeing you there!




Holiday Open House
 Where: Country Cottage Sewing 
 665 Lake Mills Rd
Chuluota, FL 32766
 When: Saturday and Sunday Dec. 7 & 8, 2013
 Time: 8AM – 4PM
 Who: Local crafts people, venders, and growers, from Geneva, Oviedo, and Chuluota .
 Why: We wanted the opportunity to introduce you to the small and home based businesses in the community. Sewers, quilters, knitters, gardeners, candle and soap makers, woodworkers, plus our venders will be offers great deals on Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Party Light, as well as others.

 Spend a few minutes with us on the way to Cracker Christmas.

 Sit a spell and have drinks and goodies. For every $15.00 you spend in the studio or with one of our crafters/vendors get a ticket to win door prize items. See what great gifts and one of kind items we have for sale. Country cottage Sewing studio will offer most items at 40% off. Have fun sewing free and quick make it and take hot pad. Call Sherry if you want to set up a booth.
See additional information at:  http://www.countrycottagesewing.com/


Mancuso Show Management

World Quilt Show - Florida V

Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida

January 9-11, 2014
Featuring the 2013 World Quilt Competition XVII Tour

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce the return of the World Quilt Show - FLORIDA! This show will be host the 2013 World Quilt Competition Tour, one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts. Join us for a magnificent quilt and textile art experience. This spectacular site is the perfect location at the perfect time of year for this new and exciting venue.  The show will boast a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. Also, for inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collection of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art.  Workshops and lectures will also be offered up to round out this spectacular event.

For more information: http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=36



In January of 2013 the Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety held its first annual Expo at Lake Yale in Lake County, Florida. By any measure, it was a resounding success. The 2014 Expo will be held on January 21.22.& 23. The Expo will feature national educators, exciting classes, sewing challenges, a Fashion Show and vendors from around the state and the country. Registration for the event is now open. All of the necessary information about registration, classes and fees can be found at the FSS website, www.floridasewingsewciety.org. If you are interested in attending, please get your registration in as soon as possible – space is filling up fast.

www.FloridaSewingSewciety.org or Jan at JSquire4@tampabay.rr.com


Quilting Guild of The Villages will be holding our Second MarketPlace of quilt and sewing vendors this coming January.  Unlike the inaugural event in January 2012, this time we will be at:
Wildwood Community Center
6500 CR 139, Wildwood FL 34785
     Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
     January 24-25, 2014
     General admission:  $7/day
Check out the list of vendors and reference a map at:



January 25, 2014 - Kumquat Quilt Challenge, Kumquat Festival, Dade City, FL

Challenge Theme for 2014 is "THE ORANGE DIMENSION"
Entries made by quilters age 17 and younger will be judged separately from the adult entries.
Entry forms and rules can be obtained at http://www.dadecitychamber.org/ and follow the links for the Kumquat Festival. 

The 2014 theme is "THE ORANGE DIMENSION ".  Prominent and creative use of orange is required. There are six categories, including a Junior Quilter category for quilters age 17 and under. Adults have a choice of five categories, including Small Quilts, Large Quilts, Wearables, Miniature Quilts and Miscellaneous items.
Entries should be submitted to the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce office between 8am and 5pm beginning January 13 and January 17, 2014.


The Kumquat Quilt Challenge is sponsored by the East Pasco Quilter's Guild.  Please contact them  at epquilters@yahoo.com if there are questions.


February 1 & 2, 2014 - Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, FL
Farm Fest & Quilt Show

9am to 4pm Saturday, 10-4 on Sunday.  



Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild is having their quilt show, A Gathering of Quilts, on Friday February 21, from 9am until 5pm, and on Saturday February 22 from 9am until 4pm.
The show is at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St, on the Peace River in downtown Punta Gorda, Florida.
Come and enjoy the quilts, vendor mall, boutique, quilters auction, old fashioned quilt turnings, quilting related demonstrations and special exhibits. Busses welcome!
Admission is $6. There is food available on site, as well as several restaurants within walking distance of the venue.
For more information, contact us at: dpqg@yahoo.com or call Susan at (941) 833-3379.


“Stitches in Time 2014”

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 from 9-5pm
Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 from 9-4pm

The quilt show will be at New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples.  Admission is $7.00,
We will have a Boutique, Auction, Appraisals, Demos Vendors and much more!


Debbie Weicht
Co-Publicity Chair


Garden Party Quilt Retreat
Hosted by Honeybee Quilters Guild of Jacksonville, FL
Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2014

Ramada Inn - Baymeadows and I95 (Formerly Holiday Inn)

National Teacher: We are excited to have Dianne S Hire! 
She has wonderful projects planned for our retreat. 
Visit Dianne's website at www.dhquiltsandclasses.blogspot.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.

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.

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


West Pasco Quilters' Guild will host their 12th biennial Quilt Show, "Fabric in Motion", March 14, 15 & 16, 2014, at New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center,  6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey.

The show is open 9 AM to 5 PM daily except Sunday when we close at 4 PM. There will be lots of quilts (300?),  a quilt auction, lots of vendors and great food!

Joyce Griffith

Dates:  March 14, 2014  Friday 10 AM-5 PM            
  March 15, 2014 Saturday 10 AM-5 PM

Show name:  Today’s Pleasures….Tomorrow’s Treasures XV
Location:  Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Avenue, Largo FL 33773   

Free Parking   Buses Welcome

  + Judged Quilt Show       + Vendor Mall,     + Boutique,    + Silent Small Quilt Auction,
+ Quilters Walk Raffle   + Quilt Appraisals    + MAKE “N” TAKE BOOTH,
+ FREE SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE   + Opportunity Quilt Raffle “Garden Splendor

Contact person: Suncoast Quilting Publicity Co-Chair- Norene Dagly