Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #189
June 8, 2014

Quilting Friends,

Well, if you’re in Florida over the summer, we actually have some really fun looking events for you.  The Toscana Blender’s Shop Hop covers 37 quilt shops in greater Central Florida (who knew we had that many shops?), and the Row-by-Row Experience covers all of Florida.

Have you heard about the Row-by-Row Experience?  Each participating Quilt Shop has designed a ‘row’ pattern, which you can pick up for free by visiting the shop.  Make a quilt with eight or more different row patterns and you are put in a drawing for a prize at your favorite quilt shop.  Learn all about this fun summer activity here.  By the way, this is not just a Florida thing; there are 35 areas in the US and Canada that are participating, so if you’re a snow-bird, there is probably a Row-by-Row experience where you are.  You can collect the patterns between July 1 and Sept 2, 2014.

I get to do a bit of traveling this summer too.  I’m headed to the UK for a few weeks.  London, York, Edinburg, Glasgow, Bath and back to London.  Can you recommend a few good quilt shops?  Not too many, tho, as I’m planning to do the whole 2 weeks with a single carry-on bag.  Really.  I can do this.

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)


June 2-30 Shop Hop in Tampa Area www.bayareashophop.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 http://floridashophops.com/hops  (#189)

July 26-Aug 1 Mansion Tour & Quilt Showcase in Deland www.stetsonmansion.com (#189)

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 11 Quilt Show in Palm Beach nitagold@gmail.com (#189)

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 6-7 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora http://www.lakequiltguild.com/

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

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)



Central Florida Shop Hop – “Toscana Blending”

37 Quilt Shops!  Fabric, Fun & Prizes!

Packed with stores from coast to coast and over $20,000 in prizes.

July 19 – August 16, 2014

Passports are only $5 and you get a different, free Fat Quarter at each shop.  Now that is the best deal anywhere!

For more info, visit  http://floridashophops.com/hops


A Quilt Showcase in the Stetson Mansion
Hosted by The Quilt Shop of DeLand
July 26 – August 1
Over 100 Designer and Heirloom Quilts & Downton Abbey Trunk Show
Reservations Required
Tours booking now! Go to www.stetsonmansion.com
Choose tour times from 10:30, 1:30 or 3:30 Mon thru Sat and  1:30 on Sunday. .
The Quilt Shop of DeLand will be open extended hours during this very special week!!
10-6 Mon - Sat and all Sundays in July, 11am-5pm

All the floors at the estate have intricate patterns, many of which are derived from centuries old quilt patterns. 

The Quilt Shop of DeLand and author and quilting expert Judy Hansen will be hosting the event which will include special giveaways throughout the week!

More info:  www.QuiltShopOfDeland.com


Gold Coast Quilters Guild show "Fifty Shades of Gray"
Saturday October 11
Noon to 5 PM
Palm Beach County South County Civic Center
Jog Rd
Delray Beach FL

Exhibit will also be a special exhibit at World Quilt Show January 8-10
Palm Beach Convention Center

Contact: Nita Goldman