Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #221
March 7, 2017

Quilting Friends,

I’m still on a natural high after spending 4 days in Daytona Beach at the AQS Quilt Show.  So many quilts I’ve read about and seen online or in the magazine.  But we all know there is nothing like seeing a quilt in person to blow your socks off.  I took a few classes that stretched my skills and picked up a few new notions, thread and fabric at the vendors.  Best of all, I got to visit with lots of old and new quilting friends from all over Florida.  All in all, an awesome week!

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, 
PS: I love to hear from you, so drop me a line sometime!

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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Mar 9-11 Quilt Expo in Ft. Lauderdale www.browardquiltexpo.com (#218)

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 16-17  Workshop In West Pasco  pkingjr3@verizon.net (#219)

Mar 18 Outdoor Quilt Show in Trenton www.suwanneeshops.com  (#221)

Mar 18-19 Quilt Show in Estero momc318@gmail.com  (#218)

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

Mar 25 Quilt Show in Geneva Countrycottagesewing.com (#221)

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  (#221)

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

April 15 Fashion Show & Tea in Gainesville  (#221)

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

Apr 28 – June 17 Quilt Exhibit in St. Petersburg (#221)

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)

Oct 21 Quilt Auction in Maitland floridacabinfever.com (#219)

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


Feb 2-3 Quilt Show in Palmetto carollipp@gmail.com  (#219)


Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Lakeland in March 

Mark your calendar!  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is coming to Lakeland, Florida March 16, 17, 18, 2017 at The Lakeland Center. All the information is on line at www.sewingexpo.com.

The Expo features three exciting days filled with high-quality workshops, classes, aisles of quilts on display, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers from across the country and much, much more.  

You’ll be the first to see the latest in fine fabric, trims, fashion patterns, quilting patterns embroidery designs and all the tools and techniques you need. Over 100 classes, workshops and seminars featuring quilting design, garment sewing and classes will inspire you to make your own unique creations. You’ll work with the foremost experts from across the nation including favorite quilt and garment designers and instructors.

The Display Galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to inspire experts and beginners alike. Among the spectacular displays is an inspiring exhibit showcasing the best work of modern quilters today. Graphic and hip, these quilts represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design in today’s modern quilting movement.  

Contact: Liz Fredrick
Sales Manager
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo/Georgia Quilt Show
909 Canterbury Rd Ste. F | Westlake, OH 44145
440-899-4730 office | liz.fredrick@fwmedia.com 


The Florida Quit Museum, home to The Florida Quilt Trail and Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, announces the March 2017 Class and Event Schedule.  The Florida Quilt Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying Florida’s quilting heritage, and fulfils its mission in part through education and skill enhancement for crafters of all levels.

Wednesday, March 1 Anything Goes  with Lyn*:     10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:   $25.00
 Wednesday, March 8 Anything Goes  with Lyn*:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:   $25.00
Wednesday, March 22  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:   $25.00
 Wednesday, March 29 Anything Goes  with Lyn*:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:   $25.00
Lyn White’s Wednesday Classes are open instruction. You may choose a featured pattern, such as The Sunshine Pineapple or French Braid, or conceive your own design and work with Lyn to complete your quilt.  All levels of assistance and guidance are provided by Lyn from beginner to advanced. Reservations are required. 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, one block north of the Florida Quilt Museum.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday, April 15  Fashion Show Tea featuring styles from Belks in the  Oaks Mall, Gainesville $20.50

Friday and Saturday, April 7-8
Southeast Region Quilt Study Group: Teddy Pruett and Kathy Metelica Cray will host SRQSG’s 2017 gathering in rural North Florida. Plans are in the works to begin this meeting at The Florida Quilt Museum, with time to be spent at Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, housed in an old Coca Cola factory, featuring a small restaurant that serves to-die-for lunches and desserts. Additional highlights of the weekend include High Tea in a Victorian Tea Room; a tour of an antebellum home you won’t soon forget, and a living history farm with a collection of family quilts.
To register and for questions, please contact Kathy Cray at kmetelicacray@gmail.com or


The eleventh annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida’s only outdoor quilt show and sale, will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the picturesque town of Trenton, Florida.  Located in north central Florida just 20 miles west of Gainesville, Trenton will be festooned with quilts flying from shops, businesses and government buildings up and down Main Street and beyond. 

Don’t miss several challenge exhibits, including one from Hoffman Challenge.

For more information about the Festival, visit us on Facebook, go to the Festival website www.TrentonQuiltFestival.com, or contact the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, (352) 463-3842.

We invite you to Founders Day Quilt Show and Car show.
                   This is a free event for the whole family.
                    Food, music, vendors and events for children.


Where: The Rural Heritage Center 501(c)(3) org.
               101 East Main Street, Geneva, Fl.
To enter a car show:  Just show up. DJ will be there from 12-2pm
To enter a quilt or to have a vendor space:  
  Call:   407-929-3555 or
 email: Countrycottagesewing@hotmail.com
 Quilt registration forms: needs to be turned in by March 10th,2017
The quilts and cars will be given ribbon and trophies for 1,2,3 place as judged by people’s choice.
Vendors: Cost for vendor space is $25.00 and
registration forms will need to be turned in by March 10th to be included in our program.


Curated by Cindy Bartosek

ENTRY DATES: February 13 to March 19, 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: April 28 to June 17, 2017
LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida                                  


Ellen Lindner on Quilting Arts TV

Be on the lookout for Melbourne art quilter, Ellen Lindner, on Quilting Arts TV very soon.  Ellen’s debut episode, 1902, features designing from a photo.