Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #222
April 8, 2017

Quilting Friends,

  [click to enlarge] I got a chance to work with some beautiful Marcia Derse fabrics to make this fun quilt.  The pattern is Craftsman by Amy Smart.  It was a challenge to find matching quilting threads in my stash for each rectangle. I did get a little fancy pants with the border; the pattern has a non-pieced border.

Well the quilt show season is winding down for us, but it looks like there are plenty of quilt-related activities happening in the next few months.  Also, if you’re in the market for a new-to-you machine or quilting frame, look in the section below for some great deals.

 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!

This is Roberta Zions' Viking Designer Diamond Royale sewing/embroidery machine for sale.

Only 38 hours of use, perfect condition, asking $3700.00.  Original cost $11,000.00. 
telephone 352-735-0778; email: robotda50@aol.com


Singer Featherweight 221 Collectible Antique Sewing Machine - $300
Very good condition. Paint very good. Has been maintained. Runs well.
Comes with: locking carrying case (and keys), several original attachments/feet (and original box), original can of oil, original manual, original bobbins, original screwdriver, and more! Serial # AK120675 Portable. Come try it out and see!!! manewton@cfl.rr.com   text or call : 407 797 9273

Singer Featherweight 221 Collectible Antique Sewing Machine - $350
Quilter's dream machine!!! Perfect for new or experienced sewers.... Lots of extras! Runs well.
Good condition. Paint has some mottling, and chipped areas. Has been maintained, but not used in a while. 
Comes with: locking carrying case (and keys), several original attachments/feet as well as a 1/4" foot and quilting foot, thread stand fitted for machine, needles, bottle of oil, reprinted manual,
bobbins, lubricant, spare replacement parts, original screwdriver, and more!
Serial # AD882254 Portable. manewton@cfl.rr.com   text or call : 407 797 9273

Babylock TIARA with Stitch Regulator and Wooden Studio Desk - $3000 
Very gently used. Over $5,000 of equipment & supplies!!!  $3,000.00 OBO.  Stitch regulator. Wooden desk/studio machine holder. Like new.  Forced to move to a smaller place, and there is no place to set this up now... I need to move to another state, and must reduce my 'stuff' before I can do so. I am in Orlando, FL. I prefer pick up, as I have no idea what this would cost to ship.
Includes:  Tiara BLTR16 with instruction and reference guide  Tiara quilting table, variable speed bobbin winder, stitch regulator with instruction and reference guide, 5 bobbins, 10  #16 needles, 10  #18 needles, bobbin case, thread antenna, oiler, power cord, brush, disc shaped screwdriver, bobbin case screwdriver, 3 mm Allen wrench, 5 mm Allen wrench, foot pedal

BONUS ITEMS: Open toe hopping foot $80, 6 additional bobbins, horizontal spool pin,
extra 100/16 needles manewton@cfl.rr.com   text or call : 407 797 9273

DIME ShortE short arm Quilt Frame System - $350
Works with most single needle embroidery machines plus Snap Hoop Monster.
Solid, aluminum-tube frame for maximum quilting performance
Requires no special furniture -- use with your existing sewing table or any tabletop with a surface at least 25" x 28"
Easy to assemble, Brackets slide on and off, Rails disassemble with a twist, Adjustable support legs with non-marring caps for table heights up to 34", Breaks down in 5 minutes, Weighs under 30 lbs., Two rail configurations, Narrow rail 45", Wider rail 72"*, *If your machine arm measures 9"-12", the shortE can accommodate King Size quilts
Small Footprint, Wide requires a 78" x 46" space, Narrow requires a 50" x 46" space, Roller bars evenly distribute quilt weight, Easy to use -- no basting needed, Perfect for free-motion quilting, too, Ideal for small businesses! shortE costs a fraction of a longarm quilting system and takes up less space! Made in the USA

 Sincerely, Mary Anne Newton  
manewton@cfl.rr.com   text or call : 407 797 9273
 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Apr 14-15 Quilt Show in Palatka stjmongoose@gmail.com  (#222)

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

Apr 21-23 Quilters Garage Sale in Oviedo p_wooden@yahoo.com (#222)

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

Apr 26 Fiber Artists Presentation in Melbourne www.SeasidePiecemakers.com (#222)

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

May 1 Quilters Garage Sale in Orlando Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com  (#222)

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)

July 26-27 Gyleen Fitzgerald Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne www.SeasidePiecemakers.com (#222)

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

Sept 21-24 Quilt Show in Jacksonville www.QuiltFestJax.com (#222)

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)



Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017
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, and Suwannee Rose Café. Additional highlights  of the weekend include High Tea in the Ruffled Rose 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 802-380-1322

Monday, April 9, 2017 Tuffett Class 2 with Lyn:  10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.   Two-day class continued from April 3 Please order your kit and pay for classes  and kit in advance  Fee:   $80.00 for both days
Wednesday, April  12, 2017   Anything Goes  with Lyn*:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:    $25.00
Saturday, April 15,  2017 The Spring Fashion Easter Tea 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show by Belks in The Oaks Mall  Fee: $20.50
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:    $25.00
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  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, 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.

Contact: Gabrielle Redfern, 352-316- 3656  SVQuiltChat@Gmail.com


Fourth Annual Quilts by the River
April 14 - 15, 2017
Friday 10 - 7 & Saturday 10 - 5

We are pleased to announce a cash prize of $150 for Best of Show and cash prizes for First Place in the other categories.
This year's event has even more offerings than in years past.

Hoffman Fabric Quilt Challenge
A whole trunk of quilts from the 2016 Hoffman Quilt Challenge are on display.  These quilts represents real creativity and talent in use of fabric. 
Old Sewing Machine Man
Johnny and Deb will be here with their fabulous Featherweights and at least on treadle.  Plus, Johnny always has supplies and notions for the featherweights.  He and Deb are in charge of the quilt turnings as well.  Deb tells me that she has a number of 30's quilts to share.
Famore Cutlery
Woody is bringing an excellent selection of Famore cutlery.  In addition, he is ready to sharpen all scissors and home cutlery.  If your shears happen to be Famore, then he will sharpen them for free.  How great is that!
Gem City Cottage
Will be bringing their unique wares.  All locally made from local crafters.  Offerings include original art, jewelry, crafts and much more.  If you don't find what you are looking for at the show, their shop across the street will be open for additional shopping.
Michelle's Sewing Nook
Michelle is one of local instructors and crafters.  Anyone who has attended her classes knows that all of her purses, wallets, bags, etc. are made with attention to detail and skill.  
Michelle's Origami Jewelry
If you enjoy Origami Jewelry, then Michelle is the person to see. She has a wide selection of charms and lockets to finish or begin your collection.
Casey will be here to share with you the latest in Personalized Items; purses, bags, etc. and DIY monogramming. 
Bonnie McPheter - Glass Artist  
Is a local class artist who will be showing her wares.  They include painted and embellished window frames with adhered glass, bowls and other art.
Mary Beth Simms
A fabric vendor who will be here with her wide selection of Kaffe Fassett, Marcia Derse and Australian Aboriginals fabric.  If you are interested in adding to your stash with something new, then check out her booth.
Quilts of Valor
Pam Leese, Florida QOV Coordinator, will be here to provide updates on the QOV program, discuss the need for quilts in Florida and to answer your questions in general. 
More info: www.missdsquilts.com


I’ll be moving this summer and need to sell most of my HUGE stash of fabrics, books, patterns and other good stuff.  Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23   from 8am-3pm each day

It will be at 1270 Lake Rogers Circle, Oviedo

Peg Wooden p_wooden@yahoo.com

April 26  Dirty Dozen (Fiber Artist) presentation in Melbourne  www.seasidepiecemakers.com


Florid Cabin Fever Quilters Guild will be having a Quilters Garage Sale on Monday, May 1st
At  The Marks Street Senior Center
      99 E Marks St, Orlando, FL 32803
This will be quilters fabric and notions: things that we bought more than once! 
The sale starts at 5:00p.m. 
A great opportunity for some good values. 
Please join us.
 Contact Eleanor Moland for more information:  407-702-9144  Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com

July 26-27  Gyleen Fitzgerald lecture and 2 workshops in Melbourne   www.seasidepiecemakers.com




QuiltFest 2017 is coming !
September 21, 22, 23
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Jacksonville, FL

And Registration is now open!
Our Registration Form is up on the website, just waiting for you to download it and send it in.  We'd love to have your new, beautiful quilts hanging in our show again this year.

To access the Registration Form, please go to quiltfestjax.com.  At the upper right corner, find the Menu bar (3 horizontal lines).  Click that, then scroll to Registration Form.  Click "here" to access the pdf form.  Print it out; fill it out; send it in.  The deadline is July 25, 2017.

There are a couple of changes this year that I want you to be aware of.  First, we have a new category:  Innovative Quilts.  We've combined the Art Quilts into one category instead of two (Large and Small) and added this new category.  To be an Art Quilt, the design must be original--your design, your photo, your concept.  In the Innovative Category, you may use a commercial pattern or other non-original concept which you have enhanced to make a unique design.  For example, you may use someone else's photo; you may use a commercial pattern but paint instead of piece; you may use any design that is not original and enhance it so that it is substantially different from the original.  Be sure to read the definition of the category, and if you have any questions you can contact me by phone or email as shown on the Registration Form.

Another change this year is in the packaging of your quilt.  If you fold your quilt, please be sure the bag is of sufficient size that the quilt fits easily.  If you roll your quilts, please be aware that we can now accept only poles that are no longer than 36", and the pole must be flexible.  Pool noodles work well if you want to roll your quilt.  In addition, the pole can extend no farther than 2" on either end of the quilt.

If you are shipping your quilt, we would really appreciate a pre-paid return shipping label.  

All quilts, except those of the Young Quiltmakers, will be judged before the show.  During judging, scribes write down the judge's comments so that you may receive feedback on your entry.  Please pick up your comments during the show at the QuiltFest Table; if your quilt is being shipped back to you, the comments will be included with your quilt.

As a reminder, Challenge quilts and Young Quiltmaker quilts are exempt from the entry fee, but you still must send in your Registration Form.

Thank you, everyone, and please enter your quilts this year into QuiltFest 2017.  It will be a beautiful show.

Kathryn Metzger
Registration Chair