Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #224
June 4, 2017

Quilting Friends,

 [click to enlarge] I just can’t stay away from Kaffe Fassett fabrics for too long.  I picked up a wavy rotary template at the AQS show in Daytona Beach this year, and I’ve made my first, but certainly not last, quilt with it.  I also wrote a blog post about this quilt.

I’m headed up the east coast this week, mostly staying on I95 on my way to Vermont.  Any quilt shops I have to stop in?

If you’ve ever considered entering a quilt in the Jacksonville “QuiltFest” show, read all about it below.  Deadline is July 25.

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!


Babylock LongArm Machine for Sale

I have a Babylock Coronet 16” throat with frame for sale. Purchased in May 2016. Includes ruler base, extra bobbins and needles and all items from original purchase.

There is nothing wrong with this machine, I just don’t have the time to use it like I would like. Located in Daytona Beach, FL in a smoke-free home.

Machine is setup and able to be sewn on to see how it works.

Buyer must pick up - not able to ship.  $4500.

Sharon Vasickanin  happytoday@cfl.rr.com

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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

Now – June 24 Quilt Exhibit in Lake Mary info@lakemarymuseum.com  (#224)

Now – July 30 Art Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne (#224)

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

June 9-Aug 18 Art Quilt Exhibit in Dunedin (#224)

June 22-25 Quilt Retreat in Orlando website (#223)

July 26-27 Gyleen Fitzgerald Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne www.SeasidePiecemakers.com (#223)

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

Aug 17-19 Stitchers Paradise Event in Tampa www.stitcherparadise.com (#224)

Sept 9 Featherweight Maintenance Class in Orlando Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com (#224)

Sept 11 Vintage Machines & Quilts Lecture in Orlando Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com (#224)

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

Sept 27-28 Amanda Jean Nyberg Lecture & Workshops www.SeasidePiecemakers.com (#223)

Sept 30 Janet Fogg Workshop in Orlando Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com (#224)

Oct 2 Janet Fogg Lecture in Orlando Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com (#224)

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

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


Jan 18-20 Mancuso Quilt Show in Orlando website

Jan 19-20 Quilters Marketplace in The Villages www.QGOTV.org  (#224)

Jan 23-24 Quilt Judge Workshop in Venice pam607@gmail.com (#224)

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

Feb 16-17 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda website (#223)

Feb 28 – Mar 3 AQS Quilt Show in Daytona Beach

Mar 1-2 Quilt Show in Ocala (#224)

Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach (#224)


Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Vero Beach vbsunbonnetsue@Gmail.com (#224)


My Name is Gabriele DiTota.
I am delighted to announce my solo show, Fabrications,  Art Quilts  and Art Dolls, will be held May 30 to July 1 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.

The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Fl. 32935.



Beautiful new collection of fiber art pieces, handmade quilts and dresses from the 1800s (including a gown worn at Queen Victoria’s court) to the present.

Please come with your kids and enjoy the demonstrations section:

Weaving and Spinning Demonstration by Weaver of Orlando
In Celebration of 75th Anniversary. Weaving loom and spinning wheel.
Saturday, May 20, June 10, 17, 24. 10am-3pm

Special participation:
The Sewing Studio, Maitland.
Leslie MacMillan, Local Artist. Silk paintings.

Lake Mary Museum. 158 N Country Club Rd. Lake Mary, Fl. 32746
Facebook/Lake Mary Museum


An exhibit of fine art quilts made by the Florida members of
Studio Art Quilt Associates
June 9 – August 18, 2017
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698 727.298.3322
These art quilts reference a wide variety of types of growth:
artistic, financial, natural, urban, physical, spiritual, mechanical,
and relational.

Opening Reception: June 9, from 6 to 9pm
Two other art quilt exhibits also on display: 
Shirt Tales: Portraits - Karol Kusmaul presents
a joyful and distinctive “body” of work.
New Quilts from an Old Favorite - From the National Quilt
Museum, innovative interpretations of the New York Beauty pattern

Fiber related Saturday demonstrations:
11 am on June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 29, and August 5, 12
Saturday Gallery Talks: 11 am on June 24, July 15, 29 and August 12
Shirt Tales fiber collage workshop with Karol Kusmaul:
Saturday, August 5, from 10 to 3pm.  Contact DFAC for more information.


Aug 17-19 at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa. www.stitcherparadise.com

Stitcher Paradise is Florida’s summer quilting event! Come for a day or come to stay. Enjoy a tropical getaway showcasing an oasis of fabric, thread, and stitching at the beautiful Grand Hyatt right on Tampa Bay.
Experience a taste of Quilt Market with displays of new fall fabric collections from our Premium Corporate Sponsors, RJR, Art Gallery Fabrics, Timeless Treasures and Dear Stella. Meet the Designers and Artists. Shop from select retailers and pre-order upcoming fabric lines.
Mark Sherman, Gina Perkes and Toni Steere headline a cast of outstanding teachers bringing a variety of classes: piecing, art, trapunto, modern, free motion and longarm quilting, quilt restoration, Shashiko and more.
Learning opportunities continue into the evening with trunk shows by Toni Steere and Gina Perkes. Plenty of free parking. Bus parking. Group admission rates. www.stitcherparadise.com and https://www.facebook.com/StitcherParadise/ and https://www.instagram.com/StitcherParadise/
Amazing overnight rates at the Grand Hyatt. Register through www.stitcherparadise.com by July 17th.


Here are the upcoming events for Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild:
Saturday, Sept 9th – Featherweight Maintenance Class.  This class is a must for all Featherweight owners.  There are still a couple of openings.  He will have a few machines for sale as well.  [Editor’s note: I took this class last year and it was wonderfully thorough and useful.  Take notes!!] For more information contact Eleanor Moland 407-702-9144, Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com

 Monday, Sept 11 – Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild presents  Johnny and Debra Johnston.  They will present a lecture and trunk show of antique sewing machines and quilts.  There will be some machines for sale. Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild meets at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 E. Marks Street, Orlando.  Social time starts at 5:00 pm, meeting begins at 6:00 pm.  For more information contact Eleanor Moland 407-702-9144, Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com

September 30 – Janet Fogg Class –  Janet is going to share her technique on how to create a gorgeous animal quilt.  You can choose from one of many patterns to work on.  Kits are between $75 and $90.  They include the pattern and all fabric for the quilt.  Here are 4 of the possibilities.  Go to: http://www.janetfoggquilts.com/ScheduleAndWorkshops.php to see all of the choices.  Contact Eleanor Moland 407-702-9144, Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com to sign up. 

October 2 –  Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild presents Janet Fogg – Award winning quilter, quilt artist and teacher.  Janet has a gift for creating animals in quilts.  Janet will be sharing some of her award winning quilts and her journey.        http://www.janetfoggquilts.com/   Janet is one of my favorite quilters.  This lecture will be at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 E Marks Street, Orlando.  Social time starts at 5:00 pm, the meeting starts at 6:00 pm.  Contact Eleanor Moland 407-402-9144, Eleanor@EleanorMoland.com to sign up. 



Marketplace 2018 in The Villages
January 19-20, Friday 9-5, Sat 9-4

Rohan Recreation Center
850 Kristine Way
Wildwood, FL 34785

Spacious facility with over 30 vendors specializing in all things related to sewing, quilting, stitching and more!

Scissor sharpening, Demos and several prizes.

$5 Admission



May 26, 2017:  Trenton, Florida – The Florida Quit Museum, home to The Florida Quilt Trail and Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, announces the June, 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. 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 are held in the Historic Ice  House. 509 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Monday, June 5, 2017 Tuffett Class 1 with Lyn:  10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.    
Two-day class repeats on June 9 Please order your kit and pay for classes  and kit in advance
                Fee:       $80.00 for both days

Wednesday, June  7, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:       10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:        $25.00

Saturday, June 10,  2017 Sassy Kat Baskets with  Katie Avram 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 12, 2017 Tuffett Class 2 with Lyn:  10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.  Two-day class continued from   June 5


Wednesday, June  14, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:        $25.00  

Saturday, June 17,  2017 Mystery Tea:  Who is missing from the Reunion?   2:00 p.m. A Victorian mystery for you to solve, served with tea, of course!    Fee: $20.50

Wednesday, June  21, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee:        $25.00

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Anything Goes  with Lyn*:       10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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 are held in the Historic Ice  House.

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



Anyone interested in learning more about quilt show judging would appreciate this class by certified quilt judge instructor Sandra Dorrbecker. 

“Introduction to Judging” class scheduled for Jan 23 and 24, 2018.  It is a note taking seminar with a power point presentation and hands on exercises.  The Seminar will cover evaluating design, workmanship, the job of judging, judging terminology, and much more. Sandra L Dorrbecker, a 23 year certified judge with more than 158 judging events in 12 states, will instruct through demonstrations, handouts, homework, and hands-on judging exercises. This is not a certification class. While the discussion includes general certification requirements, the national certifying organization for judges is NACQJ.

We will be examining quilts in person and learning evaluating design and workmanship.

Jam packed with information.

Limited to 12 students, costs class $190 plus a kit fee of $15
If interested please contact:  Pam Morris at pam607@gmail.com or tel 941-485-9755


March 1-2, 2018   9-4

Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church on Silver Road, Ocala, FL


Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild New Smyrna Beach

Quilt Show"Razzle Dazzle"
March 9-10,2018 9:30am-3:30pm. Admission $7.
Located at First Baptist Church NSB
200 Faulkner St. NSB, Fl 32168


Quilt Show - 2019 - February 8 & 9 - Vero Beach FL -at Indian River County Fairgrounds

For information email - vbsunbonnetsue@Gmail.com

or write to:  Sunbonnet Sue Quilters P.O. box 1011, Vero Beach, FL 32961 


QuiltFest 2017
September 21, 22, 23 
Prime F. Osborn Convention Center

Thursday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Preview Party Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hello Quilters,
It's June and time to be sending in your registration forms for QuiltFest 2017.

To find the Registration Form, go to the website, quiltfestjax.com, "Enter a Quilt."  The Registration Form is there.  If you cannot access the site or find the form, please email me at either of these email addresses:  jaxquiltfest@gmail.com or at kametzger@quiltfestjax.com, and I will mail you a form.  The forms are also available at local quilt stores or through any of our seven sister guilds.

The deadline for entering a quilt is July 25, 2017.  Please send your registration forms to 
Kathryn Metzger

7791 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34482
We look forward to showing your lovely quilts and seeing you at the show.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration must be postmarked no later than July 25, 2017
MAIL-IN DEADLINE: Quilts must be received between August 25 and September 6, 2017.
CHECK-IN FOR LOCAL QUILTS: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11:00am – 2:00pm 


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You are receiving this email because you entered a quilt into QuiltFestJax in 2015.

Our mailing address is:
QuiltFestJax, Inc
7791 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34482