Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #217
November 7, 2016

Quilting Friends,
  Although October is the busiest month of my year, I found this pattern at the Jacksonville Quilt Show and had to make it right away.  It was nice to have a little something to sew on when I had a few minutes free.  Find the pattern here.

Not a lot of new quilting news, but that’s OK because we need to save our strength for the big Jan/Feb/Mar Quilting Season.  Till then, I’ll be finishing up projects so I will have room for new ones!  Keep reading down, because there are a few fun things coming up…

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)

Nov 9 Quilt Lecture in Tampa www.featherprincesses.org (#217)

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

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

Nov 11-19 Quilt Shop Hop in Central Florida info here (#217)

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


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 4 & 6 Mark Sherman Class & Lecture in Orlando floridacabinfever.com (#217)

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)

Feb 25 Art Quilt Workshop in Tampa www.creatinggayle.com (#217)

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)

Apr 1-3 Debra Gable Workshop & Lecture in Orlando floridacabinfever.com (#217)

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 6-7 Quilt Show in Gainesville treecityquiltersguild.blogspot.com (#217)
May 13 Quilt Workshop in Lake Worth www.hibiscusquiltguild.org (#213)

June 5 Janice Vaine Lecture in Orlando floridacabinfever.com (#217)

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

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


The Feather Princesses, Inc.
Brenda Grampas, Certified Quilt Appraiser
Lecture:  "Documenting Our Quilts"
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11 o'clock a.m.
The Studio
13345 Casey Road
Tampa, Fl  33618

The Feather Princesses business meeting starts at 11o'clock with Brown bag lunch and lecture following.

Bali Hop Shop Hop

November 11 - November 19

Join the Greater Orlando Quilting Shops for a fun romp in batiks. Visit each shop to get three free Bali Pop strips. You can pick up your passport at any of the seven participating stores:

Passports: $5 and are available at any participating shop.
More info: http://www.sewminithings.com/event/bali-hop-shop-hop/
Here are the upcoming events for Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild through July 2017.
Guild meetings are held at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 E Marks St, Orlando, FL 32803 Social Time starts at 5:00 pm, meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.

December 5th Guild Meeting 5:00 pm – Christmas Party – bring a $10 gift for the game exchange and a side dish: salad, vegetable, appetizer or dessert.  The guild will provide the main course.
No Guild Meeting in January
Saturday, February 4th at Wandering Stitches 9am – 4;  Mark Sherman – Remarkable Stained Glass Quilt Class  Saturday, $35  http://remarkablequilts.com/classes/remarkable-stained-glass-quilt-class/
February 6th Guild Meeting – Guest Speaker Mark Sherman – Man Quilter
 March 6th Guild Meeting – Bring your 1st quilt and your most recent or favorite quilt
April 1st Debra Gable class – Travel Memory Quilt, at Wandering Stitches 9am – 4 pm
 April 3rd Guild Meeting – Guest Speaker Debra Gable a Timeless Treasures Designer and owner of Zebra Patterns, lecture My Quilting Journey
 May 1st  Guild Meeting – Annual Garage/Sale Auction!  Time to clean out that sewing room.
 June 5th Guild Meeting – Guest Speaker Janice Vaine, Published Author, Lecture Ribbon embroidery and appliqué
Contact Eleanor Moland, 407-702-9144 for more information or to register for a class.


Saturday, 25 Feb 2017
10am - 2pm
"TREES, LEAVES & NATURE SCENES" Abstract Art Quilting Class with Gayle of CreatingGayleLLC - www.creatinggayle.com
Lovely Waterfront TAMPA BAY Location.
HOLD THE DATE and RSVP's now open for my next teaching, experimenting and Festive Fiber Fun class where we will focus on art quilting, free motion stitching and abstract artistic expressions in nature. Space is limited. Contact Gayle to reserve your spot today: www.creatinggayle.com
- Gayle, Fiber Artist|Art Quilter



The Tree City Quilter's Guild,  Gainesville, FL.   May 6th and 7th 2017
Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel


If You Love History With Your Quilt

Historic Homestead is the second oldest town in Miami-Dade. Although their incorporation was in 1913, pioneering farmers camein the late 1800s and the initial survey for Henry Flagler’s amazing Overseas Railroad began there. The first municipal building, the combined Town Hall, Fire and Police Station, was opened in 1917 and later converted to a museum. It is open Tu-Sat, 1-5 at no charge to the public. A talented quilter from Illinois who enjoys the museum volunteered to create a lovely quilt to use in a raffle. As part of the area’s legacy, a famous artist created some beautiful linen postcards in the 1940s-60s which are prized collectibles. The quilter took many of these postcard images, transferred them to fabric and incorporated them into her design. Homestead is also one of the few places in the country that sits between two National Parks – the Everglades and Biscayne. This unique aspect was the other design inspiration. The individual who won the raffle donated the quilt back and it has been put up for sale for $800 with all proceeds going to support the museum. If you are in the mood for a day or even overnight trip, come view this beautiful quilt, tour the museum, take a walking tour of the historic section or pick from a dozen other local attractions. Or if you’re headed to the Keys, stop in Homestead on the way. The museum is at 41 N. Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030. For more information contact Charlie Hudson, charlie@charliehudson.net; Tel: 305 230-9572