Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #197
February 4, 2015

Quilting Friends,

Have you been to a quilting retreat lately?  How does 24/7 sewing with your friends sound, with meals and cleaning taken care of?  I am fortunate to attend two different retreats each year.  Different flavors, but both so relaxing and fun. 

As you may know, I often take my show on the road, delivering my Stashbuster Lecture and quilt workshops to various Florida guilds.  I know I’ve met many of you in my travels.

Now I get to put the two together:  I’ll be teaching at a 2-day retreat in Cedar Key in September.  I’ve lived and traveled all over Florida, but have never been to Cedar Key, so there’s that.  And what’s not to love?  Quilting, beach, low-country boil,  2 days of sewing and learning some new techniques.  I’ll also be doing as many demos as possible, because I have a lot to share.  Click here for all the details.

On another note, have you heard that a brand new AQS Quilt Show will be coming to Daytona Beach in February 2016?  Wow…we’ve hit the big time!  I realize it won’t be the size of Paducah’s show, but give us time.  Click here for more info.

And finally, from my favorite LOCAL North Florida quilt show: 
Hello Quilt Guilds,
It is almost time to send out my packets for QuiltFest of Jacksonville for 2015. If you have a new address, P.O. Box number, or a new person to contact would you please e-mail me at: gram3@comcast.net  Or call me at 904 771-1154.
Thank you,
Gay Montgomery, Publicity

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!

Juki  TL98e for sale.  600.00.  Great condition, with all accessories, walking foot, knee lift, 20+ bobbins, manual, slide in table, extra speed control,  Serviced recently; I don't use anymore.  I’m in Ft. Lauderdale. JanetQuilthoney@aol.com or call 954-242-9010 

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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

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

Feb 7-May 3 Quilt Exhibit in Orlando www.thehistorycenter.org (#197)

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 (#196)

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 (#197)

Mar 2 Joan Shay Lecture in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com (#197)

Mar 5 Bus Trip from Palm Coast to Lakeland Expo purcella23@aol.com     (#197)

Mar 6 Bus Trip from Orlando to Lakeland Expo www.SewingExpo.com/LakelandFL.aspx  (#197)

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 7 Joan Shay Workshop  in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com (#197)

Mar  10-17  Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach Beach Focusonfiberfloridastyle.com (#196)

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 17-21  Fiber Workshops in New Smyrna Beach Focusonfiberfloridastyle.com (#196)

Mar 17-18 Sue Hausmann Workshops in Merritt Island  www.sewcentral.net (#196)

Mar 20-28 Shop Hop in Orlando www.floridashophops.com (#197)

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

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

Apr 11-12 Carolyn Friedlander Workshops in Miami  http://carolynfriedlander.com (#197)

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)

Sept 17-19 Quilt Retreat with MJ Ibarguen in Cedar Key 352-543-9779 (#197)

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


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

Feb 24-27 AQS Show in Daytona Beach www.americanquilter.com  (#197)

Mar 4-5 Quilt Show in Melbourne Event Info  (#196)


And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations at the Orange County Regional History Center
A new national exhibition comes to Central Florida! This limited-run exhibit, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, presented by Orlando Health, opens February 7th and runs through May 3rd.  Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, Ph.D., the exhibition narrates 400 years of history through the visual medium of story quilts, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Frederick Douglass to Thurgood Marshall to the first African American President. Enhance your visit to the Orange County Regional History Center with a guided tour of this powerful exhibition. Special discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Advance reservations and pre-payment is required. To book, call 407-836-7040. Mention this newsletter when booking to receive an additional discount off your tour (some restrictions may apply). For more information, about the exhibit, public programs, and other events at the Orange County Regional History Center visit, www.thehistorycenter.org

In Memory of Jesse (2012)
Julius J. Bremer
Cleveland, Ohio

Stephen D. Sperandio | Director of Sales
Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
{p} 407.836.7040 {f} 407.245.0412 {e} Stephen.Sperandio@ocfl.net


2015 Flying Needles Quilt Show

Feb. 27 & 28    9-5 Friday, 9-4 Saturday

Northwest Florida State College, Student Services Center
100 East College Blvd., Niceville FL, 32578

Quilt Retreat Features Karen Williamson, national teacher, author and designer
Plus classes for all skill levels, 7 local teachers, vendors, Quilter’s Walk with Sewing Machine, demonstrations, tote bags, door prizes, sit ‘n Sew, Quilts of Valor Workshop, Challenge Block Competition, Quilt Appraiser Alma Moats. 

Class Registration deadline: Feb 9th.

For more information visit our web site  flyingneedlesquiltguild.org 
Email: FNQGweb@cox.net
Call: 850-729-7772 or 850-897-0340


Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild is excited to announce that Joan Shay will be our guest speaker on March 2 and workshop instructor on March 7.  Joan Shay is an award winning quilter from Cape Cod, Mass. and now lives in Summerfield, FL. She has developed a new appliqué technique, Appli-bond©. If you want to create realistic 3-D flowers, birds and fish easily and simply, then this is the technique for you.  Appli-bond© is the fusing of two pieces of fabric together and allows you to create dimension without turning any edges.  Whether you are a beginning quilter or an expert in appliqué, her 3D  Appli-bond© technique will allow you to add exciting realistic three-dimensional appliqué to your quilts. 

In her class we will be creating a 3-D African Violet using the Appli-bond technique. The
African Violet combines 3 petals and is very realistic. All sewing levels welcome and no sewing machine needed!  Basic needle turn applique is also taught.  Kits will be available for only $25.00 and are highly recommended as they allow the student to complete more during class. 

The lecture is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Marks Street Senior Recreation
Center in Orlando, FL (101 East Marks Street Orlando, FL 32803) Guests are always welcome.

The class will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9am – 3pm at the BETA Center, 4860
Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL.  The fee for the class is $25.00 for members of FCFQG and $35.00 for non-members.  To register for the class, please go to our website at
www.floridacabinfever.com  to download and print the registration form and submit to Daphne Boyd with payment.  If you have any questions, feel free to email Daphne at dsinkewiz@gmail.com.  You can find the necessary supply list at this web address or on our website.

You can also check out her website at http://www.petalplay.com for videos and more information.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bus:                Leaving Palm Coast @ 7am from SE corner of Staples Parking Lot on Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, FL
Arriving:         The Lakeland Center 10am
Bus:                Leaving The Lakeland Center @5:35pm (after drawings @5:15pm)
to Panera Bread 4159 US Hwy 98 N Lakeland for dinner (about 15 minutes)
Bus:                Leaving Panera Bread for Palm Coast @ 6:30pm
Arriving:         Palm Coast about 9pm

PRICE:           $$35 includes entry to show, class voucher, lapel pin, shopping bag,  bus, tip for the driver

NO REFUND unless trip is cancelled. We need 40 paid by February 13, 2015.  We must pre-pay for the Expo 2 weeks in advance.

Email: purcella23@aol.com    text to: 484-288-0757


Friday, March 6, 2015

Bus leaves promptly at 7am from JoAnn’s parking lot across from Fashion Square Mall on E. Colonial. We will leave Lakeland at 4pm and then go to Plant Cit for strawberries so plan classes accordingly. 

For more info on the event, go to www.SewingExpo.com/LakelandFL.aspx

For info on the bus trip, Call Marion at 407-442-9976 or email at meggers1@cfl.rr.com




Fat Quarter Frenzy Shop Hop, March 20-28.

FQ’s given out at each store.  2 Grand Prizes each 40 yards of fabric.  Each store awarding 2 - $25 Gift Certificates

8 Stores in the Orlando area:  Bernina Sewing Center, Clermont Sewing Center, Wren's Nest, Quilter’s Cove, Nancy’s Quilt Shop, Sew-Mini Things, Sewing Studio, Wandering Stitches.

Passports are $5 in advance or $6 during hop.




April 11 and 12, 2015 

CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER Trunk Show and Workshops.  Carolyn is a nationally-known quilt artist and teacher, pattern and fabric designer, and author of the book Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Mindful Design (Lucky Spools Media 2014).  Carolyn has been selected as a judge for QuiltCon, the international conference and show of The Modern Quilt Guild, to be held in Austin, Texas in February 2015.  Carolyn’s work combines a modern aesthetic that draws on her training as an architect with an appreciation of traditional construction methods such as hand-quilting and appliqué.  More about Carolyn and examples of her work can be seen at her website, http://carolynfriedlander.com.  Carolyn will present a trunk show of her work as part of the guild meeting on Saturday April 11, and will teach two workshops on Saturday and Sunday. 

Carolyn’s Saturday afternoon workshop will be based on her pattern “Olive” which uses paper piecing and conventional piecing.  The project is fat-quarter friendly and is do-able for those new to paper piecing and yet challenging and fun for all experience levels. See more about “Olive” at http://carolynfriedlander.com/products/patterns/olive%20wall%20quilt%20pattern.
Cost:  $30 for members, $40 for non-members, plus cost of pattern. 

The Sunday full-day class will be based on Carolyn’s pattern, “Stripes,” which is a jelly-roll friendly paper piecing design that is expandable from runner to bed-size.  You’ll use 2 ½ inch strips of contrasting light and dark fabrics to create a fascinsating geometric design that can be either bold or subtle depending on your fabric choices.  See more about “Stripes” at http://carolynfriedlander.com/products/patterns/stripes-quilt-pattern.
Cost:  $45 for members, $55 for non-members, plus cost of pattern.
Location for Trunk Show and Workshops:
Ocean Waves Quilters
Miami West Active
Day Center
13776 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL

For more information contact :
Pam Chamberlin
Programs Chair
Ocean Waves Quilters




2nd Annual Cedar Key Quilting Retreat sponsored by The Salty Needle Quilt Shop
September 17,18,19, 2015

Meet and greet on September 17 at 6:30 pm at The Low Key Hideaway. A Low Country Boil will be served catered by Les Vieux Con Catering featuring famous Cedar Key clams fresh from our farm.
Set up sewing area at the community center after dinner.
Breakfast will be served at the Island Room Restaurant located at Cedar Cove Beach and Yacht Club September 18 and 19 at 8:00. 
Sewing will begin at the Cedar Key Community Center at 8:30 am on Friday and Saturday. Mary-Jeanine Ibarguen will be teaching her quilt pattern Kissy Kissy plus how to use our scraps.
Sandwiches, chips and drinks will be served for lunch on Friday and Saturday at the community center.
Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 breakfast and good byes at the Island Room Restaurant.
The rate for the retreat is $225.00, non-quilters can join us for all meals for $50.00

Discounted rooms are available at Cedar Cove Beach and Yacht Club
Call 352-543-5332 to reserve your room
Call The Salty Needle Quilt Shop at 352-543-9779 for more information about the retreat



American Quilter’s Society to debut AQS QuiltWeek® – Daytona Beach, Florida 2016

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce its newest AQS QuiltWeek event will be in Daytona Beach, Florida, from February 24 to 27, 2016, at the Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Avenue.

Hundreds of quilts will be on display with prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.

QuiltWeek – Daytona Beach will feature many special exhibits intended to provide inspiration and entertainment for quilters attending the event. AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will also be available to appraise new or antique quilts for insurance replacement or fair market values.   The event is open to the public. Organizers expect 15,000 in attendance.  More information will be provided at quiltweek.com as it becomes available.

AQS presented its first quilt show and contest in 1984 in Paducah, Kentucky, and has expanded to produce seven QuiltWeek events in 2015 and eight in 2016. The QuiltWeek 30th anniversary season in 2014 brought an estimated 133,000 in attendance, including quilters, crafters, and fiber art enthusiasts.

About the American Quilter’s Society

The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For thirty years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting through a broad suite of products­—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabrics, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creatively minded individual can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS, the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work, and the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and vision of AQS members. For more information on the American Quilter’s Society, please visit www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.