Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #183
December 6, 2013

Quilting Friends,

For the 4th year, my husband has organized our little loop of 20 homes to decorate with 15 foot candy canes, positioned about ever 50 feet near the sidewalk.  Wow!  We are now part of the “Christmas Drive” for many people in the area who are looking for decorated homes.  People come by and ask to buy some, but I think he likes that we have something completely unique.  He devised the method to melt and shape the pvc, wrap with ribbon, and a special system to hold them in the ground.  If you are in the Altamonte Springs area, email me for the address. Here's a little picture:

I want to call your attention to a BIG change to a long-standing quilt show.  Lake County Quilt Guild puts on a fabulous quilt show EVERY year in Mount Dora.  Usually the show is Thursday and Friday, but in 2014 they are moving it to FRIDAY and SATURDAY.  If you come on Thursday, you will receive a $1 coupon off the price of admission for Friday.  So don’t come on Thursday, LOL.  See you there!

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)

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

Dec 4-14 Holiday Shop Hop in Northeast Florida  (#183)

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)

Jan 25 Florida Quilt Study Group in Trenton sewmuch63@hotmail.com (#183)

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 www.LadiesoftheLakes.org (#180)

Feb 14-15 Quilt Show in Panama City www.sabqg.org (#183)

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)

Feb 28-Mar 1 Quilt Retreat in Niceville www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org (#183)

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 Quilt Show in Bushnell irishbell@att.net  (#183)

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 Hudson 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)

Apr 15-16 Quilt Retreat in Sebring www.fiberartchix.com (#183)

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 25-27 Quilt Show in Jacksonville http://quiltfestjax.com/   (#183)

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

Oct 17-18 Quilters Walk & Marketplace in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#183)

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)


Holiday Shop Hop in Northeast Florida
Please join us along with the following shops for our Holiday Shop Hop and a chance to win a Bernina 330 (retail $1,499) along with many other great prices.  Passports will are $5 and you will need to bring it along to all shops in order to be entered into drawings.
December 4-14th, Passports are $5.00

All shops during the shop will be offering "Hoppers" 15% off all fabrics.
Country Crossroads 799-3 Blanding Blvd  Orange Park, FL 32065                   904-276-1011
Hours: Closed Sun     Sat 10-4pm   Mon 10-4pm   Tue-Fri 10-5pm
Ladybug Quilt Shop 1400 Cassat Ave, Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32205              904-527-8994
Hours:  Sat 10-4pm   Sun Noon-5pm   Mon-day 10-5pm Tues 10-6pm  Closed Wed Thurs-Fri 10-5pm

Lollipop Quilt Shop 1008 Atlantic Ave Fernandina, FL 32034                           904-310-6616
Hours: Sun-Mon Closed     Sat 10-4pm   Tues-Fri 10-6pm
Paula's Fine Fabrics    8358 Point Meadows Dr, Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32256   904-519-7705
Hours: Sun Closed  Mon-Sat 10-5pm

Stepping Stones Quilts 301 Skylane Road St Simons, GA 31522                      912-638-7128
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5:30pm   Sat 10-4pm  Sun 1-4pm  


"The Florida Quilt Study Group will meet on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop on Main Street in Trenton. Doors open at 9:30am; meeting starts at 10:00am. If you've never been there before, check out their website at: http://www.suwanneeshops.com

For more information, contact Mary Anne Randall at sewmuch63@hotmail.com.


St. Andrew Bay Quilters’ Guild
Panama City, Florida
Proudly Present

“It’s a Holiday!”
2014 Quilt Show
February 14th and 15th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

******* Location! *******
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
5622 Julie Dr, Panama City, FL
Located on the corner of Julie Dr and
Hwy 231 - four miles north of the Mall

Admission $5.00
Information 850-271-8913




The Flying Needles Quilt Guild in Niceville, FL will be hosting a two day retreat in 2014.  The specifics are as follows:
When:  Fri, Feb 28th and Sat, Mar 1st.
Hours:  Classes:  9-12am and 1:30-4:30pm
                Lunch: 12 – 1:30pm
Where: Northwest Florida State College, Niceville Campus
Classes: Three full-day classes offered each day (total 6 classes)
Cost:       $20 registration per day plus the cost of the classes selected

There will also be a Sit and Sew each day, which is free.  One of our members will be instructing an Ostrich Challenge, free of charge, in the Sit and Sew area.  We will also have an area set up for working on Quilts of Valor. A number of local vendors have donated some very nice items that you may buy tickets for chances to win.

For additional information and registration forms, see online at www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org or call 850-240-1081.

The Oaks Quilters invites you to come and join us at our Annual Quilt Show at Red Oaks on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Boots Hall at Red Oaks RV Resort, Hyw. 48, Bushnell, FL.  Doors open at 9 am and closes at 2 pm.  There will be quilts galore, vendors, demonstrations, a fabulous Boutique and much  more!  ADMISSION:  non-perishable items or donation.  Lunch will be available in the Blue Big Top Tent outside Boots Hall.

If you require any additional information, please contact me (616)240-1225, or email: irishbell@att.net.  Thanks  Stormy



FiberArt Chix Quilt Retreat
April 15-18, 2014
Kennilworth Lodge, Sebring, Fl

"FiberArt Chix- Cynthia Wismann & Paula Lenahan" will entertain you and educate you with lots of fun techniques.  You will be making our collaborative small Art Quilt, "Reflective Pond" while on the Retreat.   

Please check our website to see more fun details.


call Paula Lenahan to sign up or for additional questions 239-285-2070


QuiltFest of Jacksonville
Date: Thursday, Sep. 25 - Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Prime Osborne Convention Center
1000 Water St. Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Contact: webmaster@quiltfestjax.com
Website: http://quiltfestjax.com/

QuiltFest Inc. of Jacksonville, FL has been presenting this annual quilt show for over 20 years. The 2014 theme is “It's Not All Black and White”. Cash prizes to quilters total over $8,000. Special displays, 70 vendors, Quilt Sale Table, Silent Auction of miniature quilts, 7 opportunity quilts and Quilters' Walk. Sit and sew for a community project. Kids can make a quilt block to carry home. Demonstrations on quilting techniques. A Food Court in the main exhibit hall. Parking in the Prime Osborne parking lot is free.


October 17 & 18, 2014 event cancelled

2014 Hibiscus Garden Walk & Quilters Marketplace, Lake Worth, FL
www.hibiscusquiltguild.org or hqgosf@gmail.com