Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #188
May 1, 2014

Quilting Friends,

There are a couple of things I want to highlight this month.  If you’re in Central Florida, consider attending an upcoming workshop  with Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild.  The class is this Saturday…see below!

Also, maybe you’ve heard of the ginormous Shop Hop happening in Central Florida this summer:  30 days, 39 shops, lots of prizes…see below for the details.  Here are two links to this shop hop: floridashophops.com/ or www.sewing.net/events.html.

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)


May 3 Quilt Show in Waldo veramauldin@windstream.net (#185)

May 3 Embellishment Workshop in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com (#188)

May 5  Embellishment Lecture in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com (#188)

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

May 15-18 Florida Modern Quilt Retreat in Sebring www.FloridaModernQuiltRetreat.com (#187)

May 19-20 Juanita Yeager Workshop in Brandon http://www.gigisfabricshop.com/  (#187)

May 24 Florida Study Group meeting in Trenton (#187)

May 24-Aug 23 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne http://textiles.fit.edu (#179 & #184)

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

June 2-30 Shop Hop in Tampa Area www.bayareashophop.com  (#188)

June 7 Trunk Show & Tea in Mt. Dora http://www.sewminithings.com  (#188)

June 14 Paper Piecing Workshop in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com  (#188)

June 19 Juanita Yeager Workshop in Leesburg cczernuch@embarqmail.com (#188)

July 17-20 Quilt Retreat in Deland www.quiltshopofdeland.com   (#188)

July 19-Aug 16 Shop Hop in Central Florida (#188)

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 10-11 Quilt Show in Anthony victoria2220@embarqmail.com. (#186)

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

Oct 31- Nov 2 Quilt Retreat in Cocoa Beach www.SewCentral.net  (#188)

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

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


Jan 23-24 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltfever2015@floridacabinfever.com  (#186)

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 19-22 Quilt Retreat in St. Pete www.quiltbeeretreats.com

Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda www.peaceriverquiltersguild.org (#188)

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

Feb 27-28 Quilt Show in Seminole KMLEONE@SNET.NET (#184)

Mar 13-14 Quilt Show in Tampa www.quiltersworkshop.org (#187)

Mar 28 Quilt Festival in Geneva www.countrycottagesewing.com   (#188)

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

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

Class:       Michelle Mitchell and Textural Embellishments

Wearable Art with Men's Ties (Technique and More!)
                Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at BETA Center, 4860 Lake Underhill Rd
                   9:00am – 4:00pm
                        Fee:  $35.00 ($25.00 for FCFQG members)

Ever wondered how to incorporate a tie into a project?  Ever wanted to do a little more with your wearable art? Ever wanted to try making some wearable art at all?  Well, here we go!  In this class, we will be learning how to create a beautiful vest using the pattern of your choice.  The photo shown here is using men's ties, but that is only one of the techniques that will be taught in this class.  You can use the ties or any other type of fabric or a combination of both.  It is the techniques that we will learn which make it so unique.  Michelle also knows quite the thing or two about embellishments, so bring your ideas and questions and be ready for a day full of creativity!

Registration Form and Supply List: 
Please see our website:  www.floridacabinfever.com

Or Contact Daphne Boyd, VP Programs, FCFQG


Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild Presents:
Michelle Mitchell and Textural Embellishments

Lecture:      May 5th, 2014 at Marks Street Senior Rec Center
                   Meeting starts at 6:30pm  Lecture at 7:15pm
Guests Welcome!

Michelle Mitchell began sewing in the seventh grade and discovered quilting in 1979.  She combined the quilting with her garment and home dec sewing and soon became an award winning designer and teacher.  Her list of awards is too numerous to showcase here, but includes AQS/Hobbs Bonded Fiber Fashion Shows, Bernina Fashion Show garments and many other.  She began teaching wearable art and embellishment techniques in 1999 and has developed a line of patterns for turning everyday sweatshirts into a one of a kind creation.  Her patterns can be used for all sewing levels.





Join us for our semi annual Bay Area ShopHop. The theme is Strip & Stroll. The dates are June 2 through June 30. Passports are free. Lots of prizes. Each store will have a packet of 4 batik  strips (2.5") for $4.50. Each store will also have a project made out of these strips and a finishing kit for the one you like best. For every store out of the 12 participating that you 'hop' your name goes in the hat for that store's basket.

Visit all 12 shops and you are entered in the drawing for the grand prizes.

Join us in June!   


Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild Presents:
Freezer Paper Piecing with Deborah Nowell
          Saturday, June 14, 2014 at BETA Center
          4860 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL
          9:00am – 3:30pm
          Fee:  $35.00 for non-members
                    ($25.00 for FCFQG members)

These funky freezer paper quilts are fun from beginning to end. This method takes only a short time to learn - enjoy the freedom of not having to match seams and points! I believe you will be creating many wonderful quilts using this method. Space is limited, so register now!  (Attendees also need to purchase the Star Crazies pattern from Buggy Barn -see photo)
For Registration and Supply List go to: 
Or Contact Daphne Boyd, VP Programs, FCFQG



June 19, 2014

Painting on Silk with Soy and Quilting for Texture and Dimension

Leesburg, Fl

Contact Connie at mailto:cczernuch@embarqmail.com

For fee, time, and location



"Toscana Blending", a mid summer Central Florida Shop Hop with 37 shops participating,  starts July 19, 2014, and continues for a month with a final day on August 16, 2014.Prizes: Thanks to the assistance of our sponsors, Baby Lock, Elna, Pfaff and Bernina, we are able to offer one of the largest and most valuable prize collections of any shop hop in Florida.

Grand Prize: Baby Lock Crescendo  sewing machine and a quality sewing cabinet.
Second Prize: Elna eXellence 730
Third Prize:  25 Yard Bundle of Northcott Fabric
Fourth Prize: 25 Yard Bundle of Northcott Fabric

Can’t hop to all of our shops? Hop to the shops in the east or west zone for one of these prizes.
East Zone: Bernina 330
West Zone: Pfaff Expression3.2
In addition each store will have 2 - $50 prizes.
Passports are $5 through July 18th.  As of July 19th they will be $6.

DOWNTON ABBEY Trunk Show & Tea
SEW-MINI Things Presents a DOWNTON ABBEY Trunk Show & Tea
Featuring quilts, dresses, hats and more made from the Downton Abbey Collection by Andover Fabrics
June 7, 2014   4:30PM
3820 N HWY 19A
Mount Dora, FL 32757
$10 - Reservations Required
Tel 352-483-0082
Toll Free 888-238-6903 


"The Quilt Shop of Deland invites you to our "Summer 2014 Retreat"
4 days, 3 nights at our host hotel,  DeLand's Clarion, most meals included, Classes events and more! July 17,18,19 & 20. Details on our website www.quiltshopofdeland.com  



Sew Central is pleased to announce the third annual Babes on the Beach quilting retreat Oct 31, Nov 1, and Nov 2. Debby Kratovil will be our retreat teacher and we will once again be at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach. For more information contact Sew Central at 321-338-2959. 

Thank you,

Ellen Patton



Peace River Quilt Festival
February 20,21, 2015
Friday, 9am-5, Saturday, 9am-4.
Hosted by the Peace River Quilters Guild

Charlotte Harbor Events Center
75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, Florida

Nancy Reester, Publicity Chairman  nreester@aol.com



We the Volunteers and supporters of the Rural Heritage Center are going
  to put together A Quilt Festival along with the Founders Day at the Heritage Center on Sat. March 28th, 2015.
It will again benefit the RHC. We will have food, a car and tractor show, entertainment, quilting related and arts & crafts enders, and  we welcome anybody in the Central Florida area to enter their quilts in the festival. For more information please go to www.countrycottagesewing.com