Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #202
July 1, 2015

Quilting Friends,
Happy Fourth of July!
And greetings from Colorado.  Thanks to a decent wi-fi connection at the Boulder Public Library, I can pull this newsletter together for you.  If it makes you feel any better, its hot as blazes here too.  Of course it gets down to the low 60’s at night, but that’s what quilts are for, right?

Meanwhile, back in Florida, we have the Row-by-Row Experience and the state-wide shop-hop.  No time to waste! (The Row-by-Row Experience is actually nation-wide. Every shop I visit (20 so far!), is busily cutting kits for their store's unique row pattern; its really fun to see what they come up with).

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)


now-Aug 18 Quilt Exhibit in  Dunedin Additional information (#202)

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

now-Sept 8 Row-by-Row Experience www.rowbyrowexperience.com  (#200)

July 13-17 Kids Quilt Camp  in Satellite Beach www.eduquilters.org (#200)

July 17-Aug 15 Florida Shop Hop www.floridashophops.com (#200)

July 18 Community Quilting in Satellite Beach margie@cfl.rr.com (#201)

July 18-30 Quilt Showcase in Deland www.stetsonmansion.com (#202)

July 24-25 Quilt Art Workshops in Tampa  http://www.kquilt.com (#202)

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

Aug 14-15 Quilt Bus Trip on West Coast Website here  (#200)

August 15 Community Quilting in Satellite Beach margie@cfl.rr.com (#201)

Aug 19th , Deborah Karasik Workshop in Boca Raton www.gcqg.org/news  (#200)

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)

Oct 21 & 22 Diane Hire Workshop in Boca Raton www.gcqg.org/news  (#200)

Oct 23-24 Quilt Show in Crystal River  www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com (#200)

Oct 23-25 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg area cczernuch@embarqmail.com (#202)

Oct 24-31 Guided Tour to Houston Quilt Show dkorat@aol.com (#202)

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


Jan 8-9 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com (#200)

Jan 15-16 Quilt Marketplace in The Villages www.qgotv.org (#202)

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 12-13 Quilt Show in DeFuniak Springs Lesah51@yahoo.com (#202)

Feb 18-21 Quilting Retreat in St. Pete www.QuiltBeeRetreats.com (#198)

Feb 19-20 Quilt Show & Tea in Brooksville quiltshow14@gmail.com (#200)

Feb 19-20 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda dpqg.tripod.com/quilt-show.html (#202)

Feb 19-21 Quilt Show in West Pasco www.westpascoquilters.org/quiltshows.htm (#202)

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 4-5 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora lakequiltguild.com  (#200)

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

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

Mar 19-20 Quilt Show in Venice www.VAQG.org (#201)

Coming Soon! (Advance registration required)
Art Quilt workshops with Karol Kusmaul
Explore using fabric as an art medium in two workshops by artist
Karol Kusmaul, who layers textiles and combines prints and textures to create complex images in cloth.
· Friday 7/24-Be Still, My Heart (Art Quilt Still Life)
Layout a still life image, using light, medium and dark prints of only two colors. Critique and discussion of composition, shading forms, color and depth.

· Saturday 7/25-Face Forward (Art Quilt Portraits)
Layout a background and portrait, using (and sharing) recycled fabrics. Critique and discussion of facial features, proportions, and light and shadow.



Karol Kusmaul
185 N Meadowlark Pt
Inverness, FL   34453
352 344 0779


Over 150 Quilts and Textiles all summer long. 

Now till August 18, 2015
For more info: http://www.dfac.org/quilts-and-textiles-at-the-dunedin-fine-art-center/



The 2nd Annual Stetson Mansion Summer Quilt Showcase and Tour
July 18-30

We are so excited to once again be invited to host a
           "Quilt Showcase in the Stetson Mansion"
For those of you who have visited the Stetson Mansion and those of you who have yet to experience this incredible turn-of-the-century home...this is a must see!

And booking your tour is easy...just go to   www.stetsonmansion.com and follow the easy prompts to choose your date..
July 18 - July 30...just 2 short weeks!

For groups over 7 and for answers to any questions email     tours@stetsonmansion.com

And be sure to plan to visit us at Quilt Shop of Deland before or after...plan a lovely lunch and a bit of shopping too in Historic DeLand.....  www.mainstreetdeland.org   


Dreamy Quilters Fall Quilt Retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conf. Center

Our dates are October 23-25, 2015!  The price is $185.00 per person double occupancy.  Arrive Friday 1pm and sew till your hearts desire until Sunday at 3pm!!  This will be a fun filled UFO weekend!  That means you can sew anything, everything, even get those Christmas presents ready!!  For more information contact Connie Czernuch at cczernuch@embarqmail.com or Mikel Anne Miller at quilt2becool@yahoo.com

Gone  with the Quilt
New Orleans to Houston  //  Oct. 24 - 31, 2015
presented by :  The Quilt Place - Rockledge, Florida



NATO LTD  -  US QUILT TOURS                                                                 9 WARRENTON WAY - SIMPSONVILLE, SC - 29681 - USA                                                               TEL.: 864 263-7962 - FAX: 864 213-2344 - E-MAIL: dkorat@aol.com



Marketplace Event - A One Stop Shop Hop    over 45 vendors offering Quilting, Sewing & other FiberArts supplies, Basketmania, Charity Quilt Raffle
Jan. 15 & 16, 2016     9:00-3:00
La Hacienda Regional Center    admission $10 at the door
1200 Avenida Central
The Villages, FL 


The Chautauqua Quilters Guild, Inc. along with The Emerald Coast Modern Quilt  Guild will hold a quilt show, “Quilting with the Stars”, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 & 13, 2016. This will be held at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 N. 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day.  Admission is $6.00 each.  Children 12 years old and under are admitted for free. The show will include vendors, door prizes, guild boutiques, demos, free mini-classes, along with many beautiful quilts to view. For more information contact Lesa at Lesah51@yahoo.com or 850-585-2796.

The 11th Biennial Quilt Festival, “Gathering of Quilts” will be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center,75 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda, Florida on February 19 – 20, 2016, from 9 AM to 4PM. The Judged Quilt is presented by the Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild of Port Charlotte, FL and will feature over 150 quilts.  It will also include a Quilters Boutique, Merchant Mall, Quilters Auction, Special Exhibits, and Demonstrations, and Opportunity Quilt, “Blue FanTasic”.  Free parking and Buses Welcome. 
For more information. Contact Joan Balmer (941-625-3322) or Peggy Nederveld (941-457-6566) or email at dpqg@yahoo.com.   
Show website: http://dpqg.tripod.com/quilt-show.html


West Pasco Quilters' Guild 2016 show, Reach for the Stars, will be held February 19, 20 and 21, 2016.  http://www.westpascoquilters.org/quiltshows.htm

We are currently accepting entries for three competitions:  World Quilt Competition (at the World Quilt Show – New England), Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza and Pacific International Quilt Festival.
Printable entry forms and links to the online entry forms can all be accessed from quiltfest.com by clicking on each show’s name.
The 19th World Quilt Competition does not have a theme. We are accepting entries until July 13 (postmark and online entry deadline).
The theme for the Pennsylvania competition is Ready … Set … Quilt!  “Creating a new quilt takes lots of planning from designing to selecting fabrics to ... How do you get yourself to the starting line? What is your process?” The entry deadline is August 17.

The Pacific Int’l’s quilt competition theme is On Pins & Needles. “How do you feel while designing and working on a new quilt? Are you on pins & needles as you wait to see what emerges from your stash of fabrics and threads?” We also have a ‘new for 2015’ Modern Quilt category in the competition with the following information: *Modern Quilt Theme Interpretation: Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of  artists  such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc.  The Pacific show also has a wearable art competition for full ensembles and vest, jackets or coats. The entry deadline is September 1.