Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #214
August 4, 2016

Quilting Friends,

Whew, it’s been a fabulous summer thus far!  We were glad to go on vacation and glad to get home; sound familiar?  We spent 3.5 weeks in Wisconsin to teach, camping our way up and back, then 3 weeks in Hawai’i (Big Island, Kauai and Maui) and then 5 nights on the Gulf Coast (Redington Beach) with girlfriends.   Yes, I hit as many quilt shops as I could get away with, and came home with lots of great ideas for upcoming classes.  I am so, so glad to be home with my trusty sewing machine and ongoing projects.  And since it’s hot as blazes outside, that works out pretty well.

What have you been up to this summer?  If you didn’t escape Florida, I hope you’re A/C is up to par and you’re dug in.

If your guild is in the market for Quilt racks for your next quilt show, see the bottom of this newsletter.
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)


Now – Aug 20 Florida Shop Hop floridashophops.com (#214)

Now – Aug 30 Fiber Exhibit in Melbourne (#214)

Now – Aug 31 Quilt Exhibit in Kissimmee  osceolaarts.org (#214)

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

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

Aug 20 Linda Hungerford Lecture in Boca Raton http://southfloridamqg.com/events/  (#214)

Aug 21 Linda Hungerford Workshop in Boca Raton http://southfloridamqg.com/events/  (#214)

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

Sept 9 Heather Jones Lecture in Boca Raton http://southfloridamqg.com/events/  (#214)

Sept 10 Heather Jones Workshop in Boca Raton http://southfloridamqg.com/events/  (#214)

Sept 11 Heather Jones Workshop in Boca Raton http://southfloridamqg.com/events/  (#214)

Sept 15-17 QuiltFest in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#213)

Sept 19 June Colburn Lecture in St. Pete www.SuncoastquiltingCircle.org  (#214)

Sept 21 June Colburn Lecture in St. Pete www.SuncoastquiltingCircle.org  (#214)

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

Oct 1  Karla Anderson Class in Orlando Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com   (#214)

Oct 5 Bella Fansler Lecture in St. Pete www.SuncoastquiltingCircle.org  (#214)

Oct 8 CreatingGayle Workshop in Palm Harbor www.creatinggayle.com/teachings  (#214)

Oct 14-15 Quilt Show & Sale in White Springs www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Stephen-Foster  (#214)

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)

Oct 27 Quilt Bus Trip starting in Leesburg  adq@embarqmail.com (#214)

Oct 28-29 Quilt Show in McIntosh victoria222070@yahoo.com (#214)

Nov 4&5 Quilt Show in Ocala www.countryroadquiltersocala.blogspot.com (#214)

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

Nov 12 Doll making Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#213)

Nov 14-17 Kelly Cline Quilt Classes in Tampa Area www.mkquilts.com/event-information.html  (#214)



Jan 20-22 Sue Spargo Workshops in Stuart www.RedThreadStudio.com (#213)

Jan 19-21 Mancuso Quilt Show in Orlando info here  (#214)

Jan 27-28 Quilt Show in The Villages www.qgotv.org/  (#214)

Jan 27-28 Quilt Show in Sebring Highlandscountyquiltguild.org


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 http://lakequiltguild.com/quilt-show/     (#212)

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

Mar 3-4 Quilt Show in Sarasota www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/quilt_show.html (#213)

Mar 11 Purse Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#213)

Mar 11 Quilt Tea in New Smyrna Beach lizart999@aol.com (#214)

Mar 16-19 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland http://sewingexpo.com/LakelandFL.aspx     (#214)

Mar 24&25 Quilt Show in Tampa www.quiltersworkshoptampa.org   (#214)

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

May 13 Quilt Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#213)

Aug 12 Quilt Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#213)

Nov 11 Tablerunner Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#213)


Celebrate Florida’s Lighthouses and Bridges Shop Hop
We have worked with Florida Lighthouse Association to bring artwork created by artist Paul Bradley to fabric.
Our Shop Hop this year begins on Saturday July 16 and ends on August 20, 2016.
Participants must register prior to Shop Hop, you can do that by clicking HERE

Participating stores:
Accent on Quilting
Alma Sue’s Quilts
Bee’s Quilt Shop
Boutique 4 Quilters, Inc.
Byrd’s Nest Quilt Shop
Calico Station
Cinnamons Quilt Shoppe
Clermont Sewing & Quilting
Fabric Art Shop
Fabric Fabric Fabric
Fabric Warehouse
Gigi’s Fabric Shop
Happy Apple Quilts
Heartfelt Quilting & Sewing, Winter Haven
Heartfelt Quilting & Sewing, Kissimmee
Inspire! Quilting & Sewing
Ladybug Quilt Shop
Lollipops Quilt Shop
Miss D’s Quilts
Nana’s Quilt Shop
Nancy‘s Quilt Shop
Pam’s Fabric Nook
Paula’s Fine Fabrics
Quilter’s Choice
Quilting Folks
Quilt Shop of DeLand
Quilts on Plum Lane
Scrap and Sew
Seaside Sewing & Quilts
The Sew & Quilt Shop
Sew Central
Sew Superior
Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore
Sweet Darling Quilts
The Quilt Place
The Sewing Garret
Tomorrow’s Treasures Quilt Shop
Tomorrow’s Treasures Too! Quilt Shop
Wandering Stitches


"Quilt & Stitch: Art and Tradition"  - An exhibition of extraordinary works created by members of Central Florida's, The Cornerstone Stitchers and The Patchers of Time Quilt Guild. The exhibit will run July 26 - August 31. Closing reception on Wednesday, August 31st 6pm-8pm. Free and open to the public.

Feel free to contact me if you need more information.

Marilyn Cortes-Lovato
Visual Arts Director 
Osceola Arts
2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744

(407) 749-6607
Visit our website at osceolaarts.org

 The Art of Fiber
From August 2-30, the art of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists will be on display at the Eau Gallie library, located at 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, FL.  Over 20 quilts will be on display, including everything from portraits to abstracts.

Make an outing of your visit.  The library is located on the Indian River and right in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District.  Galleries, an art museum, and a riverside restaurant are just steps away.  Hours Mon. 12-8, T-Sa 9-5.

The talented Dirty Dozen Fiber Artist members are Jill Brown, Gabriele DiTota, Terri Drake, Peg Horsfield, Elizabeth King, Ellen Lindner, Bev O’Connell, Ruth Anne Parker, Dij Pacarro, Susan Rienzo, and Laura Ruiz.

2016 South Florida Modern Quilt Guild Events -southfloridamqg.com/events/ (SFMQG)

Lecture & Trunk Show : Domestic Machine Quilting with Linda Hungerford at August 20th General Meeting. Members Free, Guests $5

Workshop : Domestic Machine Quilting: Straight Ahead & Around The Bend with Linda Hungerford  Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:00am-4:30pm This workshop will cover everything you need to know about quilting on a domestic sewing machine - both free motion style (FMQ) & straight line quilting.


Heather Jones 3 Day Special Event at Patch Reef Park
Heather will be teaching at QuiltCon 2017. Make sure you meet her at our event this September.
Lecture & Trunk Show : Quilt Local Finding Inspiration in the Everyday Friday, Sept 9th 6:30pm-9:00pm  Members Free but must register - spaces are limited. Guests $5
Workshop : Large Scale Piecing with Heather Jones  Saturday, Sept 10th : Learn the benefits of large-scale piecing and constructing oversized blocks. We’ll discuss the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt.
Workshop : Inspiration To Design with Heather Jones Sunday, September 11th Workshop : Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern.

Charlotte Noll, VP Programs - programs@southfloridamqg.com


Suncoast Quilting Circle,St. Petersburg, FL  will be having the following speakers this fall including Nancy Price which you already have listed:

Sept. 19 June Colburn, lecture & trunk show in St. Petersburg www.SuncoastquiltingCircle.org
Sept. 21 June Colburn, lecture & trunk show in St. Petersburg www.suncoastquiltingcircle.org/

October 5 Bella Fansler, miniature quilts trunk show and lecture in St Petersburg www.suncoastquiltingcircle.org/


Saturday, October 1
Karla Alexander Class
Orderly Chaos
The Florida Cabin Fever Quilter Guild is thrilled to present Karla Alexander. Karla is a published author of several books: Stack the Deck, Crazy Quilts in 4 Easy Steps, Stack a New Deck, New Cuts for New Quilts, Baby Wraps, Color Shuffle, Stack the Deck – Revisited and Dynamic Quilts with easy Curves. In addition to books, you may have seen her patterns under the name of Saginaw Street Quilt Company.
Karla will be doing a trunk show on October 3rd . The meeting starts at 6 pm Saturday, October 1st she will be teaching her Orderly Chaos class. This is a very fun modern quilt that goes together quickly and easily. This class is open to all. You need to have your fabric pre-cut before the class.
Contact Eleanor Moland to sign up and receive class instructions.
Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com   407-702- 9144
QUILT SHOW IN McINTOSH changed dates due to Hurricane Mathew

Quilt show by Anthony Quilt ‘N’ Go Club
Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 2016
10a.m. - 4p.m.
Admission: $3/pp
McIntosh Civic Center, 5835 Ave G, McIntosh, FL 34475
(located between Gainesville & Ocala on Hwy 441)
Sewing/Crafting & Bake Sale
**Quilt Raffle Friday, Oct 8th 4pm**
contact: Vicki Roberts 352-351- 2220/email victoria222070@yahoo.com

On Saturday, October 8, 2016 (10am - 3pm), Art Quilter Gayle, of CreatingGayle LLC and CreatingU - Sparking Creativity, is hosting a "Painting on Fabric Party in the Park" - a Colorful Paint on Fabric Workshop … and YOU are INVITED!

The students in Gayle's recent "Spring in the Abstract" art quilt class wanted to learn more about how to experiment on fabric with paint, stamps and stitches using some of the techniques they saw in her class samples, so, by special request, she created the class and discovered a beautiful, natural and inspiring setting to gather at John Chesnut, Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road, SHELTER #10, Palm Harbor, FL 33772 (Rain or Shine - no sewing machine required in class.)
TO REGISTER and for more detailed information with colorful photos, please contact Gayle: http://www.creatinggayle.com/teachings


28th Annual Stephen Foster State Park Quilt Show & Sale, October 14-16,2016

Contacts :      Website: www.FloridaStateParks.org/StephenFoster   
   Email: Samantha.register@dep.state.fl.us       Phone: Events Team, 386-397-7009

Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Dr., White Springs, FL  32096

Hours: Fri - Sun 9-5       Admission: $5 per person      

More than 100 quilts of all sizes and shapes will be on display during this three-day show. This year's theme is ‘Quilting Traditions During The Civil War’. Quilts will be displayed throughout the park, including the Stephen Foster Museum and the Auditorium. Boutiques, quilting supply vendors, demonstrations, lectures, door prizes and a food concessionaire will take part in the event. For more information or to learn how to enter a quilt please call 386-397-7009 or visit our website.             

Samantha Register
OPS Events Assistant
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Big Shoals State Park
Post Office Drawer G
White Springs, Florida   32096
(386) 397-7009 (direct line)
(386) 397-4262 (fax)

Oct 27th join the Quilting Sisters of Leesburg for Quilt Shop bus trip.  Cost is $45.00 per person includes lunch and tip for bus driver.  Only 12 spaces left.  Bus leaves the Masonic Lodge in Leesburg at 8 a.m. returns at 6 p.m. We will go to Inspire in Plant City, Gigi's in Brandon and Quilts on Plum Lane in Dade City.  Each shop will give a demo and surprises.  Games and fun stuff on the bus. Contact Connie at aqd@embarqmail.com or 352-874-8701.

The Country Road Quilters of Ocala is excited to present our 2016 Quilt Show:
"Down a Sunny Country Road of Quilts".
The event will take place on Friday & Saturday, November 4th & 5th from 9am-4pm at:
College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center
3001 SW College Road (SR 200) Ocala, Fl.
Admission is $7 and parking is FREE! (Buses are welcome!)
The show will feature 200+ quilts & traditional art including:
-Judged Quilt Show
-Home of the Brave Quilts
-Challenge Quilts
-Miniature Quilts
-Quilt Appraiser
-Silent Auction
-Raffle Baskets
-Art Quilts
 More info can be found at www.countryroadquiltersocala.blogspot.com or email us at: countryroadquiltersocala@gmail.com


MK Quilts Hosts Kelly Cline, Quilting Vintage!
Nov. 14 – 17, 2016

Quilting Guild of the Villages presents the 2017 Showcase of Quilts January 27-28, 2017, at the Savannah Center, 1545 North Buena Vista Drive, The Villages, FL 32159. The event is 9 am to 5 pm Friday, and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday. Admission is $8 at the door.
Attendees can expect to see more than 200 quilts created by Quilting Guild of The Villages members. First, second, third, fourth, and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded in18 categories. Recognitions will also include “Best of” in four categories, Viewer’s Choice, and Judges Choice. A special display of antique quilts will also be available.
Showcase of Quilts includes a variety of shopping opportunities with 19 vendors selling fabric and quilting supplies; a boutique features handmade sewn and quilted items; a silent auction offers more than 80 sewn and quilted items; and 11 gift baskets are available for auction. Tickets may be purchased to win the charity quilt with proceeds donated to The Villages Hospice and The Villages Honor Flight.
“We will have many beautiful quilts to admire,” says Showcase of Quilts Chair Judy Porter. “Our boutique will offer many, many items for purchase including quilts, purses, table runners and everything in between! Come join in the fun!“
Pre-sales and discounted group pricing information are available through QGOTVShowcase@gmail.com. Tickets are also available through www.villagesentertainment.com.
Showcase of Quilts is open to the public. Free parking is plentiful, and a food court is available.
The Quilting Guild of The Villages is a 501(c) (4) nonprofit organization and provides resources to create a fun, productive and educational quilting environment for its members. With more than 1,000 members and 19 chapters, the Guild activities include nationally known guest lecturers, trunk shows, community donation projects, classroom instruction, workshops and retreats.

Preview of World Quilt Florida ‘17 Special Exhibits
World Quilt Florida, held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, January 19-21, 2017, will have an amazing collection of special exhibitions from Florida, from across the country and from around the world! There will be a lot of beauty, talent and fabric in one room. World Quilt Florida is proud to provide a preview of a few of the exhibits that will be on display in January.

World Quilt Competition XX: On Tour
See the exciting international entries of the 2016 World Quilt Competition along with ribbon winners from the U.S. This outstanding collection of quilts highlights the skills of quilters from around the world: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and North America.

Butterfly Flying Over Red & White Peony by Keiko Morita, Japan

Cool Classic Rides 2 – Quilts by Teresa Shippy
They’re back, bigger and bolder than ever, Cool Classic Rides 2!  Teresa Shippy’s CCR2 was motivated by CCR1’s success, excitement and favorable comments from all. CCR2 comprises a number of classic alternative rides in addition to classic cars. This second collection has also been created from her cut-up quilts, leftover painted fabric pieces, vintage men’s ties, wool scraps and lots of threadwork. Teresa’s inspiration for Cool Classic Rides is her love for vintage. She remembers the cars we used to drive as kids. Some were hand-me- downs;  however, we never thought that was the case. We were always excited to get behind the wheel of the next slightly used ride. Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy the rides.”

Pictured: San Francisco Cable Car
How Do We Spell Florida? … Everglades Park
Presented by the Hibiscus Quilt Guild Our challenges are called How Do We Spell Florida? A participating member picks a phrase based on Florida themes. From there, each participating member picks a letter. Then, makes a quilt depicting something in reference to the phrase that starts with that letter; they must put the letter somewhere on the quilt. 2017’s phrase is Everglades Park.

 Let It Grow – Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals Network
The MDQPN is excited to present their 2016 Challenge, Let It Grow! The exhibit includes 20 quilts depicting the growth of everything from world peace, family, love, chocolate, nature, fantasy to quilting skills and money! The quilt professionals who contributed to this exhibit include five quilt book authors with nine quilt books among them, two quilt shop/quilt business owners, 6 professional quilt teachers and three professional quilt judges.
MASKarade - Gold Coast Quilters Guild
The theme for the Gold Coast Quilters Guild 2016 Challenge is MASKS. Masks have been used for their expressive power since antiquity and come in many forms: Ritual masks for sacred and healing purposes, performance masks in theatre, on action heroes and heroines in the movies, in graphic novels, masks in fashion, pageants and carnivals such as the Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Venetian Carnival in Venice that have played out for centuries. Even in the animal world, Mother Nature has given many animals including birds, cats, dogs, owls and butterflies mask-like faces.  Masks are fascinating!

Trees - Quilters Innovative Design (QID)

“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.”                                                          ~ Author Unknown

Trees shelter us. Trees provide life and sustenance for us. Trees inspire us. The Quilters Innovative Design group selected Trees as our yearly challenge. The topic provides artists with an opportunity to create, experiment and perhaps have a bit of fun in the quilting medium. Bernie Mayer created the quilt pictured above.

Plus, more exhibits to be announced …!


Quilting in the Highlands
Highlands County Fair Grounds, 781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870
Friday and Saturday Jan. 27 &28   9AM to 4 PM
1 day admission $7.00   2 day admission $12.00
Sue Tharp 863-633-8317   or Linda Davis 828 273-1609
Merchant Mall, Boutique, Free Demos, Door Prizes, Displays, Opportunity Quilt, Silent Mini Quilt Auction, Food Vendor &Appraiser
Buses Welcome

From this link, an inquirer can simply click on the link in the left-hand column:  Quilting in the Highlands 2017 Quilt Show


March 11, 2017  10am -3pm
Friendship in Bloom Quilt Tea
Presented by Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild NSB
At Christ Community Church
1210 Mission Dr
New Symrna Beach, Fl 32168

Thank you if you need addition info please me Liz @ lizart999@aol.com

March 16-19   Original Sewing & Quilt Expo http://sewingexpo.com/LakelandFL.aspx    


Quilter's Workshop of Tampa Bay will be holding on March 24 and 25, 2017, in Tampa, Florida. The theme title for our show is "Flights of Fancy".


The quilt show will be held at
The Salvation Army Worship Center
1100 W. Sligh Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
March 24-25 2017



The Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild of Port Charlotte, FL, has decided to sell the Quilt Racks that we have used when hosting our Biennial Quilt Show for the past several years since our venue can now provide and set up what we need at a reasonable cost.  The Racks are solid wood and very sturdy and will hold up to 4 pole ends.  If your guild is interested in purchasing them, the cost will be $700 or best offer (plus you will need to pick them up or pay for shipping).  They have been stored in a climate controlled storage location in North Port so they have not been subject to the Florida weather issues.
Included are wooden poles (which the quilts or drapes hang on) and Upright Stands with bases.  We have 44 6ft long poles, 84 8ft long poles, 13 9ft long poles, and 14 10ft long poles.  The poles are a standard diameter and could be easily augmented at Home Depot or Lowes.  We have 74 8ft high stands and 10 10ft high stands.  The 10ft stands have additional pole connections at 8ft. 
We can provide pictures of the Quilt Racks, If you are interested, please contact Jackie Myhrberg (941-889-7227) or email dpqg@yahoo.com.

 Dear Quilters:
Our biennial quilt show, Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will be held from Thursday, March 9th through Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, FL. It is the premiere quilt show in South Florida, sponsored by six quilt guilds located in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties. As the Quilt Entry chair, I would like to invite members of your guild to participate by entering a quilt (or two!) in our show. The award winning quilts not only receive both a beautiful ribbon for your quilt, as well as one for you to wear, but also a cash prize. Please visit our website (browardquiltexpo.com) and click on “quilt entry” to find out more information. The show includes over 100 quilts and many vendors. We hope that you will not only enter a quilt but will come with your friends to see the show and to shop at our vendor booths.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at quiltentry@browardquiltexpo.com, or (954) 753-5493.

Judy Kaplan
Judy Kaplan
BQE 2017 Quilt Collection Chairperson