Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #195
December 4, 2014

Quilting Friends,

Avid reader, Terry, sent me this website that was really fun to poke around in: http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/ .  Lots of very do-able machine quilting designs, with  step-by-step instructions.  Yes, I know about the 365 Project, but these designs appeal to me even more.  I can’t wait to put some of these FMQ designs into my next quilt.

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!
LongArm Quilting Machine For Sale

2009 Baby Lock Jewel Longarm

I am dropping the price to $8,000 or Best Offer! I really need the room in my house.

Quilt Motion Software with computerized carriage.

Grace Pinnacle Frame. Frame parts included for either 8 ft or 10 ft frame to suit your needs. Included are leaders, separate bobbin winder, needles and many bobbins, three groovey boards, laser light, ruler base, and extras.

I have upgraded to a larger machine and would love my Jewel to go to a nice new home.

Local delivery and set up possible.



Call: Judy Lee
Cell  863-899-6217
Home 863-298-0451

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Dec 9 LongArm Seminar in Ocala laura@gallsewingvac.com  (#192)

Dec 14 Cracker Festival in Bradenton christine.brown@manateeclerk.com (#191)


Jan 8-10 Mancuso’s Quilt Fest in West Palm Beach QuiltFest  (#192)

Jan 13 LongArm Seminar in Ocala laura@gallsewingvac.com  (#192)

Jan 14 Kathy McNeil Lecture in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org  (#194)

Jan 15-16 Kathy McNeil Workshops in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org  (#193)

Jan 22-25 Modern Quilt Retreat in Leesburg www.FloridaModernQuiltRetreat.com (#192)

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

Jan 23-24 Showcase of Quilts in The Villages www.qgotv.org (#194)

Jan 30-31 Quilt Show in Clearwater postmaster@quilterscrossing.net (#191)

Feb 6-7 Betty New Workshops in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#191)

Feb 7 Quilt Display in Venice www.sarasotamodernquiltguild.com (#194)

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

Feb 13-14 Quilt Show in Titusville www.SpaceCoastQuilters.com (#190)

Feb 13-14 Quilt Show in Panama City sabqg.org (#194)

Feb 19-22 Quilt Retreat in St. Pete www.quiltbeeretreats.com (#192 & #195)

Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda www.peaceriverquiltersguild.org (#195)

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

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

Feb 27-28 Quilt Retreat & Show in Niceville  www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org (#194)

Mar 6-7 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora http://www.lakequiltguild.com/  (#190)

Mar 6-7 Quilt Show in Sarasota quiltshow2015fkqg@gmail.com. (#194)

Mar 6-7 Quilt Show in Naples www.naplesquiltersguild.com    (#195)

Mar 10-14 Fiber Workshops in New Smyrna Beach Focusonfiberfloridastyle.com (#192)

Mar 12-14 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/ (#195)

Mar 13-14 Quilt Show in Tampa www.quiltersworkshop.org (#194)

Mar 14 Quilters Tea in New Smyrna Beach PelicanPiecemakersFL@yahoo.com (#191)

Mar 15-21 Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach Beach Focusonfiberfloridastyle.com (#192)

Mar 28 Quilt Festival in Geneva www.countrycottagesewing.com   (#194)

Mar 28 Festival in Bradenton mailto:christine.brown@manateeclerk.com  (#191)

May 2 Pat Yamin Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#191)

May 2-3 Quilt Show in Gainesville (#192)

May 15-16 Studio to Gallery Conference in Melbourne www.StudioToGallery.com  (#192)

Aug 8 Kathy Ward Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#191)

Nov 6-7 Quilt Show in Brandon www.brandonquiltguild.org (#193)


Feb 12-13 Quilt Show in Palmetto Karonsquilting@hotmail.com (#193)

Drawing for Three Free One Day Passes to 2015 BQE Show!

Broward Quilt Expo BQE is on Facebook and sponsoring a free show pass drawing.

Members of Facebook go to the BQE page and click on the Like button.

So you don't miss anything click on Liked button and check Get Notifications. Whenever you login to Facebook you will see BQE posts in your notifications list.

On January 5th 2015 we will be drawing THREE random BQE Facebook members to win a FREE One Day Pass to the Show!

If you aren't on Facebook you might want to think about joining now.
You don't want to miss any of the quilt show fun!

Contact Charlotte Noll  website@browardquiltexpo.com if you have any questions


Hi Mary-Jeanine, I just added one more teacher to my retreat and thought maybe you could let everyone know please. I am adding to Friday February 20 2015 Linda Kay Krause's Flights of Fantasy: Fish-workshop. www.blueflagstudio.com.
She will be a great addition to our classes and I am getting so excited about the Quilting Bee Retreat. Limited space available in class so sign up as as possible.  Thank you, Cheri Samon www.quiltbeeretreats.com.



13th Biennial Quilt Festival – “Every Quilt Has a Story”
Friday, February 20, 2015 – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 9:00AM until 4:00 PM

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida

Judged show - Over 300 quilts - Raffle quilt “Circles in the Sand”
Boutique - Silent auction - Special exhibits – Vendors – Demonstrations
Food available - Free parking - Buses welcomed - Wheel chair accessible

Donation - $7.00 one day pass or $12.00 for two day pass
Contact:  Marty at prqgpubchair12@yahoo.com



The Naples Quilt Guild would like to announce their annual show "Stitches in Time" on Friday March 6th 9-5:00, and March 7th 9-4:00

New Hope Ministries 7675 Davis Blvd. Naples, FL 34109

This is a judged show with many vendors, a boutique with many handmade items, an appraiser,  a challenge and a live small quilt auction on Saturday from 1-4pm.

For more information go to the website: www.naplesquiltersguild.com


The 13th Biennial  BROWARD QUILT EXPO

Nationally-recognized teachers Karen Kay Buckley and Edyta SitarMore than 30 Marketplace Vendors  •  BQE-tique shop  •  Over 170 judged quilts • Challenge Quilt Competition  •  Special Exhibits  •  Miniature Quilt Auction Friday 6:15 PM  •  Basket Walk Raffle / Door Prizes  •  Professional Quilt Appraiser Brenda Grampass

Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, 2015 - 10 AM to 6 PM

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10 AM to 5 PM

War Memorial Auditorium
800 NE 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

$10 per day, $25 for 3-day pass, FREE city parking included! No strollers, please.

Buses and Groups welcome! Contact Sherie McKenna 954-649-3989

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00 PM, War Memorial Auditorium
Reasons for Quilting Lecture by Edyta Sitar. Let Edyta be your guide on a walk through historical, political, and personal events that have inspired generations of quilters. Then enjoy the presentation of awards and ribbons. Tickets: $10 in advance or at door.

See also:  http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/