Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #212
May 9, 2016

Quilting Friends,
Some of you know that I have a monthly free lecture at The Sewing Studio in Maitland.  It used to be called StashBuster Club, and we talked about quilts mostly, but I really wanted to open it up to more types of sewists, so we now call it “Tips, Tools & Techniques” and I’m happy to say we’ve hosted lots of non-quilters who are learning all about sewing tips and tools and techniques.  If you’re in the area, come on down and check us out.  Fourth Saturday of each month.

Last month we discussed this awesome tablerunner and I ended up writing a blog post about it too. 
Click on image to see full size.

For a complete 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)



Apr 1-June 30 Quilt Exhibit in Deland mrsgorgon@gmail.com (#211)

May 18 Jane Sassaman Workshop in Boca Raton www.gcqg.org (#209)

May 20-23 Quilt Retreat in Ocala Talacam@aol.com (#212)

May 21 Demo Day in Deland www.quiltshopofdeland.com   (#212)

June 4 Trish Stewart Quilt Workshops in Orlando  Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com (#212)

June 18 Quilt & Needlework Exhibit in Baker bakermuseum@aol.com (#211)

July 27-28  Patricia Pepe Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#206)

Aug 12-13 Shop Hop Bus Trip from Lutz  sweetdarlingquilts.com (#212)

Aug 18-21 Paper Piecing Retreat in Leesburg mail@craftythreads.com (#211)

Sept 8-11 Quilt Retreat in St. Augustine  Talacam@aol.com (#212)

Sept 15-17 QuiltFest in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#206)

Sept 28-29 Karla Alexander Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#206)

Oct 17-18 Nancy Prince lecture & workshop in St. Petersburg http://www.SuncoastquiltingCircle.org (#210)

Oct 26-27 Linda M. Poole Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne www.seasidepiecemakers.com (#206)

Nov 11-12 Quilts & Tea in Davenport www.quiltsandtea.com (#211)

Feb 10-11 Quilt Show in  Vero Beach  patlester9@gmail.com  (#211)

Feb 17-18 Quilt Show in Seminole www.midpinellasquiltshow.com (#211)

Feb 17-18 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda 2017QuiltShowPublicity@gmail.com (#211)

Feb 24-25 Quilt Show in Naples info here

Feb 24-25 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora (#212) http://lakequiltguild.com/quilt-show/    

Mar 1-4 AQS Quilt Show in Daytona Beach info here

Apr 24-30 Bus Trip to Paducah purcella23@aol.com (#210)

 Summer Camp in Ocala    May 20th-23rd   2016 contact Glenda Irvine at Talacam@aol.com
The Quilt Shop of Deland Big Event  DeMO Day! May 21...Visit the shop for demos on new products, holiday creations, new fabrics and sneak peek at brand new BOMs! 10-3 Refreshments, give-a-ways and fun!!! See you then. www.quiltshopofdeland.com   386-734-8782  And see Judy's brand new fabric line - "Cityscape" from Paintbrush Studio!


This workshop is open to everyone:

Saturday, June 4,  9 am – 4:30 pm  At Wandering Stitches
Both classes will be taught on Saturday!

Have you wanted to take a class in Houston? Here’s your chance. Our June teacher, Trish Stuart, is letting us have a preview. She will be teaching both of these classes in Houston this year. We get two classes for the price of one! Come spend the day with this very talented artist.  Curves Made Easy & Vanilla Jamaica

$50 for both classes

Curves Made Easy

If you have always thought that curves and long, narrow, sharp points were too difficult to  sew you need to learn this fabulously simple way to sew perfect curves every single time.

You won’t have to deal with lumps, bubbles, holes where you snipped too far, warping, whether or not you have a perfect 1/4" seam, or grain lines!

In this workshop we begin with a walk through the steps on how to take your own design or favorite photo and translate it into a line drawing suitable for creating your masterpiece in fabric.  Then learn this unique method which even allows you to incorporate fabrics other than cotton into your artwork. 

The workshop focuses on applique, art quilts, crafting and design, with a brief discussion on incorporating embellishment, embroidery and decorative stitches by machine or hand as part of using the curve pieced item as a foundational piece in mixed media. Included in your kit is fabric, interfacing, pattern and handouts all in a reusable vinyl bag.

Vanilla Jamaica 41” x 56”

This is a color, piecing tips and machine applique class. Trish’s unique machine applique technique.

Kit $85 includes everything except applique fabric

Call or email me for more information and to sign up:  Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com



Our 3rd Annual Bus Trip
August 12 & 13
7 stores in 2 days
Shopping, Show & Tell, Food, Friends, & Chocolate
$190 (includes bus, meals, & hotel-dbl occupancy)
Don't delay.  The Patchwork Express Bus is filling up fast!

Call Sweet Darling Quilts 813-994-2994.  I will be putting it up on our website this week.  sweetdarlingquilts.com

St. Augustine Retreat      September 8th -11th   2016  contact Glenda Irvine at Talacam@aol.com

Lake County Quilt Show in Mt. Dora - February 24 & 25, 2017.


Space Coast Quilters in Titusville is selling their Quilt Show poles and platforms. The 75 platforms are 2 feet round and made out of plywood, with hardware to attach wooden poles. They must be moved by May 15. Contact Joyce at 321-268-4334 for further information.


Fiber artist Linda Krause (www.blueflagstudio.com) teaches workshops where only ONE fabric is used to create an entire focal point animal. She first began teaching the Flights of Fantasy: Fish™ classes 2 years ago. During that time she has taught these classes in 3 different states. Because this project typically involves fussy cutting indeterminate parts of the fabric it was a challenge to figure out how to translate the process into a printed form. Using her decades of teaching and writing experience along with her creativity and determination she has distilled this process into a pattern. 

She is announcing the exciting debut of The Color of the Seahorse-a kit featuring a professional grade pattern, high quality fabric to make the seahorse, 3 full color images and complete instructions detailing how you too can create your own beautiful seahorse. This kit is available wholesale and retail and ships worldwide. For more information and to see images of the seahorse go to www.blueflagstudio.com. Contact Linda at naturesquilter@gmail.com or 352-575-7943