Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #215
Sept 4, 2016

Quilting Friends,

Well, everyone really pulled together and created a MASSIVE number of quilts for the victims and families of victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting.  The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild reports the latest number is…. 1000 quilts!  Yes, you read that right.  They are now working hard to figure out the best way to distribute quilts to everyone. 

And now, sadly, we have another reason to make charity quilts: the flood victims in southern Louisiana.  I have not heard of a quilt collection effort yet (if YOU have, please let me know), but I do know of a New Orleans quilt shop that is collecting new, homemade pillowcases.  The shop owner will fill every pillowcase with a brand new bed pillow before distribution.  Send your NEW homemade pillowcases to: Mes Amis Quilt Shop, 6505 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans, LA. 70124. Thank you!

If you are not familiar with the “burrito” style of pillowcase construction, here’s a good tutorial to get you going:  http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/pillowcase-tutorial-burrito-style/
If you’re a fairly new reader of this newsletter, you may not know that the Calendar page on the website is a quick way to view upcoming events all over the state.  Give it a look-see.

Happy Quilting,   Mary-Jeanine
PS: I love to hear from you, so drop me a line sometime!

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Now-Nov 30 Exhibits in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

Sept 7 Workshop in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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 10 EGA Meeting in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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

Sept 14 Workshop in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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

Sept 17 Tea Event in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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

Sept 20 Pillowcase Sew-in  in Maitland www.sewing.net (#215)

Sept 20  Workshop in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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

Sept 21 Workshop in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

Sept 24 Sit & Sew in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

Sept 27 Workshop in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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 4 & 5 Workshops in Trenton svquiltchat@gmail.com (#215)

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

Oct 7&8 Quilt Show in McIntosh victoria222070@yahoo.com (#214)

Oct 8 CreatingGayle Workshop in Palm Harbor www.creatinggayle.com/teachings

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

Oct 15 Florida Quilt Study Group in Trenton mailto:kmetelicacray@gmail.com  (#215)

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)

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

Nov 5 & 7 Quilt Sale in Satellite Beach margie@cfl.rr.com (#215)

Nov 10-12 Sewing Retreat in Tampa info here (#215)

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)

Nov 17 Quilting Vintage Lecture & Workshop in New Port Richey westpascoquilters.org


Jan 19-22 Sue Spargo Workshops in Stuart www.RedThreadStudio.com (#213)

Jan 19-21 Mancuso Quilt Show in Orlando info here  (#215)

Jan 21 Florida Quilt Study Group in Trenton mailto:kmetelicacray@gmail.com  (#215)

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

Jan 27-28 Quilt Show in Sebring hcqg2017quiltshow@gmail.com (#214)

Jan 27-28 Quilt Show in Clearwater www.QuiltersCrossing.net   (#215)

Feb 1-28 Art Quilt Exhibit in Key Largo www.miamiartquilters.com  (#215)

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

Feb 10-11  Quilt Show in Panama City www.sabqg.org (#215)

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 lakequiltguild.com/quilt-show (#212)

Feb  24-25 Applique Quilt Show in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org   (#215)

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     (#215)

Mar 24&25 Quilt Show in Tampa www.quiltersworkshoptampa.org

April 7-8  Florida Quilt Study Group in Trenton mailto:kmetelicacray@gmail.com  (#215)

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)
A request from a Tallahassee reader:

I recently brought back from Haiti--some color and pattern choices..by a quilter
in a small town near Port au Prince. She has an exceptional eye for colors and patterns, but I couldn't stay long and there is nowhere to work.. as well as I am not use to irons filled with hot coals and old treadle sewing machines!

SO, I gave her a lot of batting and some nice pieces of fabric.

I would like to put her choices together in a simple pattern--and put it up on the internet..to gauge the interest..

I could never do this alone..as I am starting a class on the 22nd and my hand was injured..so I cut very slowly. I also don't have a Serger..so probably would not do justice to her picks.

Do you think there is ANYONE out there--within driving distance of Tallahassee--(one hr)..who would work with me on this??

I have tried the Quilt organizations here and a church and have got no response.

Would you please help me put out the word..

This is strictly for charity to see if..with better equipment...and skills...her colors could be put together--to sell for a decent price.

This is my way of trying to "test the waters" to see if bring some equipment and doing this in Haiti would be worth/not worth the effort.

Rose-Marie would be delighted to know her picks were pieced together and actually sold! She would be very happy and I would split the proceeds with her and anyone who would help me.

I'd like to keep this very simple--with a simple/easy pattern.

Please let me know if its possible to find someone with a little time and interest in helping with this.

Cecilia Russ
Tallahassee, Fl. 32303
(850) 765-3007



Wednesday, September 7   All-day Session with Lyn:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Triple Irish Chain or Kaffe Fassett Log Cabin      Fee: $25.00
Saturday, September 10  Embroiderers’ Guild of America 10:00 a.m. – Noon-   all are Welcome
Wednesday, September 14 All-day Session with Lyn: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Triple Irish Chain or Kaffe Fassett Log Cabin   Fee: $25.00        
Saturday,  September 17   Mad Hatters Tea  2:00 p.m.      Ruffled Rose Tea Room Fee: 20.00
Wednesday, September 21 All-day Session with Lyn: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Triple Irish Chain or Kaffe Fassett Log Cabin      Fee: $25.00
Tuesday,  September 20 NEW INSTRUCTOR!  Katie’s Basket Making Class 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Purse or Wall Basket Fee:       $65.00
Saturday,  September 24 Sit and Sew with Sally 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m  Anything Goes!  Fee:       $25.00
Tuesday, September 27All-day Session with Norma 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Rag Quilt              : French Rose or Squares Fee:       $25.00
Tuesday, October 4 All-day Session with Norma 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rag Quilt              : French Rose or Squares Fee:       $25.00
Wednesday, October 5 All-day Session with Lyn 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  NY Beauty Paper Piecing Fee:       $25.00 

Reservations are required for all classes and Teas. A sewing machine is also required for most classes.   For more information on individual projects, kits and supply requirements or to reserve your spot, please call 352-463-3842.  Classes will be held in the Historic Ice  House.

CANCELATION POLICY Three (3) day notice required for refund, or you will be charged!

 Seasonal:             Fall Colors and Themes:  Members Choice Selections from the Alachua County Day Guild thru November 1
History:                 Early 20th Century Quilts.  Quest Curators:  Kathy Cray and Teddy Pruett thru 2017
Main Hall:            Deep Colors a mix of vintage and new thru November 30
Period Room:     Victorian Romance and Crazy Quilts        

Gabrielle Redfern
Communications Director
Florida Quilt Museum home to The Florida Quilt Trail and
The Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival


Give us a hand!  (Formerly ConKerr Cancer) Ryan's Case For Smiles Sew In will happen at The Sewing Studio on Tuesday, September 20th from 10am-4:30pm. We are calling on volunteers to help us sew pillowcases to comfort kids in the hospital with terminal diseases. Please bring your own fabric if you have extra; children's prints only, please. Our goal for September is to make a mile's long worth of pillowcases.

Bring basic sewing supplies: scissors, neutral threads, pins, seam ripper, and anything else you need to sew comfortably. You may use our sewing machine or you can bring yours. 

If you cannot make the event but want to donate homemade pillowcases, The Sewing Studio is a drop-off location.  Just attach a note “Ryan’s Case For Smiles”.

Call The Sewing Studio to sign up to volunteer: 407-831-6488

Interested in Learning More about Antique Quilts?
Upcoming Quilt Events in Northern Florida


Upcoming fall sales will offer gorgeous quilted projects as well as quilts at Satellite Beach’s Founders Day on November 5 and at Buena Vida Estates on November 7. Information: Margie Engel, margie@cfl.rr.com

Coastal Quilters in Satellite Beach has a new spin-off group of innovative souls who call themselves the Free Spirits – imagine that! Informal meetings are open to anyone who wants to join in free-spirited fun. Projects are generated within the group which meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Oceana Condo’s Recreation Room in Cocoa Beach. More information: Kathy VanPelt, kmvp_home@earthlink.net.

 QAKH (Quilters Against Kids Hunger and Homelessness) is completing its sixth year of sewing quilts for homeless children in Brevard County. Distribution is through the schools in early November. The quilts measure 42” x 60” so they can wrap around the toes of kids sleeping on couches and in cars! Kudos to Sheryl Milner for energetic and dedicated leadership toward this effort… she has handled all 1500+ quilts!!!  Information: milnerob@yahoo.com


Super Sewing Powers Retreat, hosted by Happy Apple Quilts/Florida Quilting Center
November 10-12, 2016

Happy Apple Quilts twin sisters,
Karen and Sharen

West Pasco Quilters' Guild - November 17 - Guest speaker will be Kelly Cline.  There will be a workshop in the afternoon.  Kelly has a fabulous Facebook page called Quilting Vintage! where she showcases vintage doilies, tablecloths, dresser scarves, hankies that she quilts.  For more info, email pkingjr3@verizon.net.

World Quilt Florida is returning to Orlando, January 19-21, 2017. The festival will be held in Hall E2, West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. This unique quilt and textile event offers attendees a trip around the world - no passport needed!

View how the other side of the globe creates their quilts! The show will exhibit the international entries as well as selected United States ribbon winning entries from the World Quilt Competition. An outstanding nine countries are represented in this beautiful collection including Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The quilt show will also include the Florida Quilt Competition, open only to residents of Florida. The entries to this competition are an impressive showcase of some of Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. The competition entrants will be competing for over $3,500 in prizes. It's a wonderful opportunity for quilters to experience the diversity and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts. Competition details including online and printable entry forms are available on quiltfest.com.

The World Quilt Competition - On Tour, the Florida Quilt Competition and other special exhibitions allow attendees to view over 500 quilts! For those who love anything quilt related, this display of quilt art should not be missed!

The aisles of the World Quilt Merchants Mall will be filled with everything a happy shopper could possible imagine and more:  sewing machines, longarm machines, needles, pins, fabric markers, books, jewelry, thread, more fabric than you’ve ever seen in one place, notions and more … much, much more!

When you go …


World Quilt Florida


Orange County Convention Center
West Concourse - Hall E2
9800 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819


January 19-21, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

How Much

Admission $13, includes re-admission
Accompanied children under 16 free.








January 19-22nd 2017
We added another day!  Thursday, Jan 19
1 and 2 day workshops with Sue Spargo
Stuart, Florida

Jennifer Lee


Quilting Under the Palms
Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th,  9am to 4pm
Admission is $7 for one day and $10 for both days
Free parking and Buses Welcome
Countryside Recreation Center
2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater, FL 33761
                                     (near Countryside Blvd. and 580)  (727) 669-1914

Drawing for New Sewing machine from Sue’s Bay Area Sewing

For more information contact:                      QCQuiltShow@gmail.com

Or visit the Quilter’s Crossing Website:    www.QuiltersCrossing.net


February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2017

'In My Florida Backyard'

Bonnie Askowitz, 305-253-6994

Key Largo Branch of the Monroe County Public Library, 101485 Overseas Highway, Key Largo; 305-451-2396


The Miami Art Quilters present an art exhibition of quilted wall hangings with the theme, what you might see in your backyard in Florida.  Look for flowers,  birds,  butterflies, and insects; you might even find a reptile.

St. Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild presents Quilt Show 2017 "Quilts From the Heart" on February 10 and 11, 2017.  Show will be held at Holley Academic Center, Florida State University/Panama City. 
Show opens each day at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 with an admission fee of $7.00.  Show is a judged competition with ribbon awards. 
Come see our gorgeous award ribbons made by Guild members.  In addition to show quilts, there will be Silent Auction, Quilters Boutique, Sewing Machine raffle, Opportunity Quilt Raffle and Vendors.  Our website is www.sabqg.org.


The Feather Princesses will hold their all-applique quilt show in Tampa on February 24 and 25. The show will be judged by Lorraine Covington and will be held in Higgins hall on the campus of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5221 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614.  There will be a hand appliquéd opportunity quilt designed by Edyta Sitar; a Boutique filled with hand-crafted items, fabrics, quilts, books and more; themed, Gift Baskets; quilt appraisals; and mini quilt auctions of appliquéd miniature quilts with proceeds benefitting Metropolitan Ministries. There will be vendors from all over the country and Canada including Lisa Bongean’s Primitive Gatherings, Mark Sherman, Wonderfil Specialty Threads, to name a few. A cafe will serve continental breakfasts and a full lunch menu each day. 
Website: www.featherprincesses.org  
Contact: laurajbr@mac.com


Mark your calendars for three fabulous days of inspiring classes, displays and shopping at The Lakeland Center on March 16, 17, and 18th.  More information will be available soon online at www.sewingexpo.com.   Check us out on Facebook.
 Liz Fredrick
Sales Manager
F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo 
909 Canterbury Rd. Ste. F , Westlake, OH 44145