Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #216
October 6, 2016

Quilting Friends,
Guess what is going on outside?  Band #4 is buffeting our home in Altamonte Springs.  I’m hoping to put this newsletter to bed before the power goes out…here goes…

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!


[Editor’s note: I sew on a 6600 everyday and I love this machine!!]

Janome 6600 includes specialty feet.  $600, or best offer Recently serviced
Helen Kross
Bradenton,FL 34205
 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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

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  (#216)

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

Oct 15 Annual Bazaar in St. Cloud pftqguild@gmail.com (#216)

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 Featherweight Maintenance Class in Palatka 386-385-5678  (#216)

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 (#215)


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 4 ‘Airing of the Quilts’ in Venice www.sarasotamodernquiltguild.com

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 18-19 Quilt Show in Estero momc318@gmail.com  (#216)

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

Mar 27-Apr 8 Focus on Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach focusonfiberfloridastyle.com  (#216)

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

Apr 14-15 Quilt Show in Palatka stjmongoose@gmail.com  (#216)

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)



Oct 15  9am to 4 pm  at the St. Cloud Community House Corner of Indiana & 8th Aves.  potqguild@gmail.com   

Free admission:  Handmade baby quilts, lap quilts, table runners, purses, pot holders, microwaveable bowl huggers, adult bibs, children items, and many other handmade items.  Homemade baked items for sale including breads, cakes, pies, brownies, cookies etc.
Beautiful handmade queen sized log cabin quilt with matching tote bag will be awarded to one lucky ticket holder.  Drawing will take place that afternoon.
Proceeds from the bazaar are used to support our local charities including St. Cloud Food Bank, American Veterans, Project Linus, Ryan's cases for Smiles, Habitat for Humanity
Give the gift of handmade items. Start your holiday shopping early with us.



We would like to invite you to join for the 28th Annual Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale October 14-16, 2016 at Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs, FL. Quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display! The tranquil setting along the historic and famous Suwannee River is the perfect place to shop, display, or sell your wares.

We are looking for quilts to display and would love to have yours! Quilts can be mailed to the park or dropped off at the park until 4 p.m. on October 10, 2016. On the back of the enclosed registration form you will see several other drop off locations. Park staff will be making rounds to pick up the quilts from those locations. If you are interested in teaching workshops or providing demonstrations, please contact the park to make arrangements.

On Friday October 14th at 11 a.m. Mrs. Merri McKenzie will be speaking about the National Quilt Trail and the local community’s involvement with a highlight on Mrs. Queenie Udell.  On Saturday October 15th at 2 p.m. we have another special guest speaker, Mrs. Mary Fears, who will cover topics relating to the lives of African American and their traditional quilting techniques and usage during the Civil War.  The program will include the display of the Underground Railroad Quilt, a pictorial display of slave-made quilts, quilts made from Civil War-era replicated fabric, an 1800’s-style infant cradle, and an authentic cradle from that era.  Plus, more additions in the works!

For more information on the event please call (386) 397-7009 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephen-foster

Buses are welcome! Register your group bus and we will have goodie bags with door prizes ready for you upon arrival.

This event is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizen’s Support Organization. Admission to the Quilt Show and Sale is $5.00 per person. For more information, please call (386)397-7009 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster

This event will take place:
October 14-16, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Dr. / HWY 41 in White Springs, Florida
 (Located on US 41, three miles from I-75 and nine miles from I-10)

Quilt Drop off Times and locations:
Pick-up/Drop-offs moved to Monday October 10th for the following locations:
Fabric Art Shop in Lake City
Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton
Suwannee River Regional Library in Live Oak

We are still accepting quilts at the Stephen Foster Administration building too!
The Admin building is right outside the North Gate
17230 Osceola Street
White Springs, FL 32096
(386) 397-7009

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Administrative Building/US Highway 41 North
17230 Osceola Street White Springs, FL 32096
Now until Friday Oct. 7, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(386) 397-7009 or toll free (877) 635-3655



For the owners and lovers of their Singer Featherweights we are holding a featherweight care and maintenance class at MissDsQuiltShop in Palatka, Fl. on Nov. 12th 2016 from 10am until about 3pm. Class fee is $45.00. Contact Miss Ds @ 386-385-5678 to register and get a class outline. (Be sure you ask for a class outline) or go to MissDsQuilts.com for more information, or contact theoldsewingmachineman.net or theoldsewingmachineman.com


Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Third Annual “Airing of the Quilts”-Outdoor Quilt Display and Sale

Maxine Barritt Park
1800 Harbor Drive South
Venice Florida US 34285  
   Join us for our Third Annual "Airing of the Quilts", an outdoor display of our member's work. Find intriguing modern designs, learn what constitutes a "modern quilt", how traditional quilts are made modern, enjoy the outdoor setting with quilts strung brightly from palm trees and throughout the pavilion. Purchase one of the quilts or other items for sale. Enjoy the beach. A short walk through the park places you at Sharkey's Restaurant.

Celebrating National Quilting Day March 18 and 19, 2017 at Koreshan State Park and Historic Site, Estero, FL -  between Ft Myers and Naples.

The Koreshan Clothesline Quilt Show will celebrate National Quilting Day on Saturday,  March 18, 2017 from 9-5 and on Sunday, March 19 from 9-3 in conjunction with the Antique Engine Show at the Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd at the intersection of Rt. 41 in Estero, FL.  

The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, "Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters and it quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating.  As our feelings of a community network has evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form."

The Koreshan Clothesline Quilt Show features vintage quilts from their collection as well as contemporary quilts.  Vintage sewing machines are being used and on display.  The purpose of the Quilt Show is to learn how to care and preserve quilts while celebrating the tradition still carried on by quilters today.

We’re selling care and preservation kits and offering demonstrations on re-folding quilts,  how to clean them, how to preserve them,  and how to document them. 
We’re offering demonstrations on the 1898 electrified treadle, 1903 hand-cranked,  and 1952 featherweight sewing machines while making quilts for the VA hospitals.

The Quilt Show is in conjunction with the Antique Engine Show as well, featuring antique farm engines, small steam engines,  and Fairbanks Morse 80 HP diesel and gasoline engines.  That way men and women alike can enjoy the day at the Park.  Demonstrations will also include a 1905 working line shaft, generator, and cooking demonstrations on our Period wood burning stove.
Park Event admission is $5 per vehicle.  Contact the Koreshan State Historic Site Ranger’s Office at 239-992-0311 for more information.
Submitted by Joan McMahon,  KSHS Quilt Show Coordinator:   momc318@gmail.com410-733-0029

Workshops and Retreat Schedule for Focus on Fiber 2017  

 March 27, Check in -  for retreat members and commuters: free mini workshops all afternoon/evening.
 March 28, Bobbi Baugh, Study and Sketch Art Masters (limit 20)
 March 29-30, Mary Pal, Portraits (limit 15)
 March 31,  Mary Pal, Dinner and a Lecture/Trunk Show: Accidental Artist (unlimited)
 April 1-2, Mary Pal, Landscapes (limit 15)
 April 3, Give me a break day (clean classroom, sign in/out)
 April 4-5, Melanie Testa, Monoprint, Resist and Stamp: A vibrant Still Life (limit 15)
 April 6, Melanie Testa, Dinner and a Lecture/New Book:  (unlimited)
 April 7-8, Melanie Testa, You Can’t Resist This! Soy Wax Batik (limit 15)
April 7-8, Kathy Hays, Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive (limit 10)

Mary E. McBride
ACA Art in Wellness coordinator
http://www.peabodyauditorium.org curator

Quilts By The River show to be held at 301 St. Johns Ave, Palatka on the calendar. Dates are April  14th and 15th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is a judged show by a nationally certified judge. This will be our 4th annual show. If you need any more information, feel free to call me at 386-326-8999 or email at stjmongoose@gmail.com.  My name is Jeanne Hess and I am a member of the organizing committee for the show.


Ellen Lindner recently had a blast taping three segments for Quilting Arts TV!  Her topics were Drawing Inspiration from Photos, Design Tips, and Double Reverse Applique.  She can’t wait to see the episodes, which should be available in January.  Keep a look out!  Or, learn more about Ellen’s classes on her website, http://AdventureQuilter.com  

Ellen Lindner
Fabric collage website:  www.adventurequilter.com
Art and creativity blog:  http://adventurequilter.com/blog/

Award winning author and quilt teacher is moving to Palm Bay Florida!!  Linda is best known for her technique of creating New York Beauty blocks using just ONE pin!  Linda has a variety of class offerings and lectures.  Her sense of humor, energy and non stressful teaching style provides the student with an entertaining and informative experience.  

Linda has taught at most major quilt shows around the country (many more than once).  She is the author of five books with AQS Publishing - three of which have been award winners in the Independent Publishers Awards.

Her contact information is:  138 Coffee Street SE, Palm Bay, Florida 32909

Email:  lawnquilt@aol.com
Website:  www.froghollowdesigns.com


Linda Hahn

New York Beauty Simplified
New York Beauty Diversified
Rock that Quilt Block Weathervane
Rock that Quilt Block Hourglass
Quilt Match Up - Stash vs. Cash