Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #199
April 7, 2015

Quilting Friends,

Usually my newsletters consist of a bunch of events that are scheduled within the year.  This time, after a few scheduled events, there is a long list of other types of announcements, so be sure to read to the end.

If you’re in the Orlando area, please make it a point to visit the Quilt Exhibit And Still We Rise at The Orange County History Center before May 3rd.  More info here.

A request for more info: "There are some ladies in our quilt club that are very interested in visiting the Quilt Show in Paducah in 2016 OR 2017.  Do you have any tips or contacts or resources to help them?  They don’t even know where to start…..  If anyone else has visited that huge, wonderful show, would you feel OK to send them my email and they could contact me?"
Please contact Mary-Jeanine and I’ll send your email along to Virginia

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.
Janet:  Quilthoney@aol.com or. Call 954-242-9010 


 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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

April 13-15 Quilt Escape in Satellite Beach www.EngelQuilts.com  (#198)

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)

May 16-Aug 22 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne Additional information (#198)

July 18-29 Quilt Showcase in Deland www.stetsonmansion.com (#198)

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

Aug 22-29 Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale www.DanceAcrossTheSeas.com (#199)

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 4-6 Quilt Show in Port Saint Lucie pslquiltinginparadise.blogspot.com (#198)


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

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

Feb 26-27 Quilt Show in Naples www.NaplesQuiltersGuild.com (#199)

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

Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Largo www.SuncoastQuiltingCircle.org (#199)

Mar 18-19 Quilt Show in West Palm Beach donnajesse8348@gmail.com (#198)

From your friends at SEW-MINI Things in Mt. Dora

April is National Serger Month - Stop by the store for a demonstration on how you can have professional and fun looking finished garments, craft items and quilts.

 SEW-MINI Things is celebrating Made in America all month. Specials on American Made Brand fabrics, kits, sewing notions and patterns. Come and see the American Made Brand trunk show. Just a small traveling show of quilts made from American Made Brand fabrics. American Made Brand was started with one desire: to reach back to the proud tradition of American textiles and produce a fabric entirely sourced and manufactured in the United States.
 Come and see the boys at SEW-MINI Things.


EVENT: Quilting Across The Seas Cruise
DATES: 8/22-8/29 2015 
DEPARTS FROM: Fort Lauderdale
SHIP: Royal Caribbean/Oasis of the Seas
SPONSOR: Janome (sewing machines will be provided on board)
INSTRUCTORS: Deb Karasik and Deloa Jones
Deb Dodd
Specialty Group Manager since 2001
Owner-President DATS Travel LLC
dba Dance Across The Seas
16 International Way
Warwick, RI 02886

Office Phone: 401 398 2377
Agency Cell: 508 212 5912
Fax: 401 824 1141 (RI) or 1-401 824 1141 (all other states) Website: www.DanceAcrossTheSeas.com



The dates are now set for the Naples Quilt Show in 2016 - this will be held on Friday February 26 and Saturday February 27.The venue will again be  New Hope Ministries on Davis Boulevard. Once again there will be Judged Quilts,  a Raffle Quilt, Auction, Vendors, Challenge Quilts and Demonstrations together with some Special Exhibitions. Catering will be provided by the venue.
For further information please check the web site, www.naplesquiltersguild.com or email Sue at kiaquilts@aol.com.


Show name:  Today’s Pleasures….Tomorrow’s Treasures XVI
DatesMarch 11, 2016 Friday 10 AM-5 PM              
March 12, 2016 Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

Admission:  $7     Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult
Location:  Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Avenue, Largo FL 33773    Free Parking   Buses Welcome
  + Judged Quilt Show       + Vendor Mall,     + Boutique,    + Silent Small Quilt Auction,
+ Quilters Walk Raffle   + Quilt Appraisals    + MAKE “N” TAKE BOOTH,
+ FREE SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE   + Opportunity Quilt Raffle
Contact persons: Suncoast Quilting Publicity: Norene Dagly 727 821-9093  ndagly@hotmail.com   
Social Media: Crystal Lockinour 813-416-3677 thecolorsuite@gmail.com 
Quilt Show Chairman: Alberta Dalke  727 822-9193   www.SuncoastQuiltingCircle.org P.O. Box 47764 St Petersburg, FL 33743-7764


Trenton, Florida – Starting with a cool overcast morning, and concluding in a bright sunny afternoon, the Eighth Annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, March 21, 2015, was bigger and better than ever before.  Featuring 79 craft and food merchants, 20 quilt groups and numerous demonstrations, festival visitors enjoyed a special spring outdoor treat on Main Street.

            New this year were special exhibits in the Florida Quilt Museum and new quilt display stands, built by students at Trenton High School, that allowed for up close inspection of quilting magic.  Live entertainment (by Dave and Friends and the Suwannee River Sweethearts at the Depot, Pete Enroe near the Journal office, and John Orlando at City Hall), children’s rides, classic tractors and cars, food and dancing, all added to the enjoyment.  Casually sauntering up and down Main Street, visitors experienced a relaxing atmosphere full of amazing color and quilting excellence.

The Ninth Annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida’s only outdoor quilt show and sale, will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the picturesque town of Trenton, Florida. Located in north central Florida just 20 miles west of Gainesville, Trenton will be festooned with quilts flying from shops, businesses and government buildings up and down Main Street and beyond. 

            For more information about the festival, visit us on Facebook, go to the festival website www.TrentonQuiltFestival.com, or contact the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, (352) 463-3842 or Pat Watson, (352) 494-9913.



I am a new online stitch craft shop specializing in quilting, hand embroidery and cross stitch kits and patterns with a modern spin.  I launched my website in December 2014 and recently had a booth at the Broward Quilt Expo.

Jennifer Lee


Horrible Happenings at the Winery,  is a new Quilt Murder Mystery Dinner. I'm expecting that it will go to the printer's in mid-may. The Twisted Threadz Guild is at it again. They entertained us in Murder at Pieceful Lake and now they're hanging an exhibit at a winery. Dora Drunket, Savi YonBlanc, Syrah Riesling and several other new members join a few of our old favorites; Allie Fresco, Angelina Collage and Gettie Dunn. Polly Esther is dead and we must find out who did her in. More information at www.quiltmurdermysterydinner.net.

Nancy Reester
Horrible Happenings at the Winery
Murder at Pieceful Lake
A Quilt Murder Mystery Dinner


Ladies of the Lakes Quilters in Lakeland are looking for vendors for their quilt show, April 1 & 2, 2016. If interested, please see the website: www.ladiesofthelakes.org & click on "quilt show" & the registration forms are there.


Celebrating National Quilting Day at the Dunedin Public Library was a big success. Approximate 40 attendees in each lecture and trunk show. 
Melba Rilott shared many valuable tips and shared her "Best of Show" and other blue ribbon quilts from miniature to queen sized.
The captive audience was mesmerized.