Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #227
Sept 6, 2017

Quilting Friends,

Home, Home, Home!  It was a GREAT trip to the Canadian Maritimes, but after 3 months its VERY good to be home.  We’ve been enjoying of week of reconnecting with our family, friends and community, plus pulling weeds and unpacking.  I also managed to make this king sized quilt top, which was nice to do inside, out of the heat.  And now to the business of hunkering down for a hurricane or two.  Yikes!

If you AREN’T glued to the weather news, and want to make a quilt or two for Harvey victims, I have a short list of opportunities here.  Please let me know if there are other opportunities not listed.

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’d love to hear from you, so drop me a line sometime.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)

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

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

Sept 16 LongArm Meeting in Brooksville SewEasy2Quilt@gmail.com (#227)

Sept 19-21 Bonnie Hunter Lecture & Workshops in Boca Raton carolstolt@outlook.com (#227)

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 2 Amanda Jean Nyberg Lecture in Lady Lake  www.CentralFloridaMQG.blogspot.com (#227)

Oct 6-7 Quilt Show in Crystal River www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com (#227)

Oct 21 Quilt Auction in Maitland www.FloridaCabinFever.com    (#227)

Oct 20-22 Quilt Show & Sale in White Springs www.FloridaStateParks.org/StephenFoster (#225)

Oct 27 Featherweight Lover’s Workshop in Ocala www.TheOldSewingMachineMan.net (#226)

Nov 8-9 Edyta Sitar Lecture & Workshop in Lakeland sewbizzy67@gmail.com (#227)

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)

Jan.  24-25    Laura Wasilowski, Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com (#225)

Jan 26-27 Quilt Show in Lakeland www.ladiesofthelakes.org (#227)

Feb 1-3 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie www.pslcrazyquilters.com (#227)

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

Feb 3 Nancy Mahoney Class in Orlando 407-702-9144 (#227)

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

Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Naples NaplesQuiltersGuildInc@gmail.com (#226)

Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com/quilt-show-2018 (#227)

Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Niceville www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org   (#227)

Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora  www.lakequiltguild.com   (#227)

Feb 28 – Mar 3 AQS Quilt Show in Daytona Beach

Mar 1-2 Quilt Show in Ocala ocalawoods@rr.cfl.com (#224)

Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach (#226)

Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Largo Suncoastquiltingcircle.org  (#227)

Mar 15-17 Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx   (#227)

Mar 17 Quilt Show in Trenton

March  28-29    Karen Stockwell, Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com (#225)

April  25-26    Lee Chappell Monroe, Lecture & Workshops in Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com (#225)



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

Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda (#227)


A Quilting Palette is accepting quilt donations on behalf of the Salvation Army for the people affected by Hurricane Harvey.  If you would like to contribute, please drop off your quilt at:
A Quilting Palette, 732 South US Highway 441, Lady Lake, FL  32159
Karen King
A Quilting Palette, LLC


Send in pillowcases and quilts to Missouri Star Quilt Co. We will be gathering them and then delivering them to a relief facility. Ship them to: Missouri Star Quilt Company c/o Hurricane Relief 1005 S. Hughes Street, Hamilton, MO 64644


Sunshine Sewing & Quilting in Margate, FL, is hosting Sew-ins for Texas Hurricane Victims: this week, (9/5-9/9) Tues-Sat 11-4pm, Thurs 6-9pm  We will be sewing quilts and pillowcases.  We will donate them to the various relief agencies.  Sunshine will be donating the fabric and supplies.  Bring your own sewing machines or sergers.  If you cannot bring your own machine, we will supply one.  We need sewers, quilters, ironers, and all-around helpers.  If you wish to donate any of your own fabrics, please make sure they are quilt shop quality.  The coffee will be on.  Please call 954-971-4810 to let us know if you are coming.



FLAG Gathering “Florida LongArm Gang”
Sat, Sept 16, 10-4pm
Host Patty Butcher, Katydids Quilting Studio
7075 Hope Hill Rd, Brooksville, FL  34601
For Directions Call Patty 352-397-4959

Award Winning Lisa Arndt will be presenting: Work Smarter, not Harder!  Using Stencils for Design Elements

The day also includes: Discussion on business Trends and LA Tips (participation please), Borders Demo: Where do I start? By Nan Fishpaw, IQ Demo: Patty Butcher, Lunch and door prizes
$25 door fee
Please RSVP before Sept 9 to Nan Fishpaw at SewEasy2Quilt@gmail.com (space is limited)
Friday Arrivals: Holiday Inn Express, Brooksville West.  There will be a Friday Evening Gathering for introductions, bread breaking, beer guzzling and fun at the “Marker 48 Brewing”.
FLAG is open to all LongArm Quilters who provide services and receive payment for anything in the LongArm quilting genre.  Snowbirds and visitors invited.



Gold Coast Quilters Guild, Boca Raton, Fl is hosting Bonnie Hunter for a lecture on September 19, 2017 at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 from 7 - 9 p.m. 
Non-members are welcome to attend her lecture for a $10 donation.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Bonnie will be conducting a workshop demonstrating her pattern JAMESTOWN LANDING. 
On Friday, September 22, she will be teaching ROLL, ROLL, COTTON BOLL. 
Cost is $55 per person for each class.  Both classes are at the same location.  There is a requirement to bring her book STRING FLING to the class (both patterns are in the same book).  If you are interested, please contact Carol Stoltenberg at carolstolt@outlook.com



Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild welcomes
Amanda Jean Nyberg, nationally-known Minnesota quilter (CrazyMomQuilts) who will present a trunk show of scrappy quilts from her book “No Scrap Left Behind."
Monday, October 2, 2017
6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
975 Rolling Acres Road
Lady Lake, Florida
$5 at the door

For more information about the event: MQGCFprograms@gmail.com, or 815-823-5980.



Creative Quilters of Citrus County
October 6th and 7th, 2017
Quilt Judge - Brenda Kalata NQA Certified Quilt Judge
Quilt Appraiser - Brenda Grampsas Certified Appraiser
Magazine Table
Small Quilt Sale
Raffle Quilt Drawing
                           Crystal River Armory
                            8551 Venable Street
                           Crystal River, Fl 34429

web site www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com


Saturday, October 21, 2017
Venue on the Lake
The Maitland Civic Center
641 South Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 
Come for an evening of Quilts, prizes, food and wine!
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. 
Come snack on appetizers and desserts while you peruse the quilts and baskets.   The live auction starts at 6:00 p.m.  We have 2 Antique Feed Sack Quilts, a Featherweight Sewing Machine, Bed-sized Quilt spanning all techniques:  Applique, pieced, paper-pieced, and modern.  All quilts are handmade by members of our guild (except the antique feed sack quilts).
 There will be a silent auction with more quilts, Theme Park Tickets, and Restaurant Gift Certificates.
 Of course there will be raffle baskets too! 
 Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  In addition to admission, your ticket entitles you to food, tea and water.  Wine will be available for purchase.
 Contact Eleanor Moland for tickets and more information.
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FCFQG/

Photos of the quilts are on the website

Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts) will be doing a workshop Nov. 8, 2017 with our guild. We have a few spaces open. Cost is $125.00 & that includes the kit to make a table runner. 

There is also a lecture/trunk show the evening of Nov.9th for $20.00.  For more details please email Jacqui Anderson at sewbizzy67@gmail.com



Ladies of the Lakes: Quilters of Lakeland, Inc, present our quilt show on Jan. 26 & 27,2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland from 10-4.

Over 200 hundred quilts, vendors, appraisals, snacks & lunch will be made & served by our local Boy Scout group

Vendor applications are being accepted for the quilt show. Please see www.ladiesofthelakes.org for more information or email : Jacqui Anderson @ sewbizzy67@gmail.com



Port St Lucie Crazy Quilters "Quilting in Paradise."

February 1-3 of 2018 at the Port Saint Lucie Civic Center




Saturday, February 3rd, 2018:  Feathered Star with International Teacher Nancy Mahoney.  Nancy will be teaching us accurate piecing techniques, as we work on a gorgeous feathered star.  The project is a wall hanging, I am so looking forward this class.  It will be the center of a full-sized quilt for me.  Another check off of the bucket list for me!  Learn more about Nancy, at www.nancymahoney.com.  The class is $35 and now open.  Call Eleanor Moland  407-702-9144 to sign up.



Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club
Melbourne, Florida
Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Show
"Timeless Treasures"
February 23rd & 24th, 2018

The times are 9 am- 5pm, Friday and Saturday. Bus parking available as well as large parking with over flow parking. No Quilt appraisal. Vendor list will be out on our website soon.




The Flying Needles Quilt Guild in Niceville Florida

February 23 & 24, 2018 is our quilt show 

www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org   to find more details



February 23 & 24, 2018 The FANtastic Quilt Show in Mt. Dora, www.lakequiltguild.com



Suncoast Quilting Circle St Petersburg is hosting 

Today's Pleasures, Tomorrow's Treasures XVII

Friday and Saturday, 
March 9 and 10, 2018
10 am to 4 pm at the
Minnreg Hall 
6340 126th Ave
Largo, FL 33773

Admission $8

Check our website


for more information and pictures of our opportunity quilt. This is a judged show. In addition, there will be a boutique, quilters walk, small quilt sale and vendors. Food available on site. Plenty of free parking. 



On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to RP Funding Center (formerly known as The Lakeland Convention Center) for our annual Expo.  Join us for creative classes, amazing quilt displays, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  Lakeland is Florida’s no stress destination with wonderful restaurants, convenient hotels, and plenty of parking. 

Sign up for our email newsletter so you will be among the first to know when classes are available online.  You can use this link www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx .   Questions, call us at 800-699-6309.

Wednesday, September  6, 2017 Anything Goes  with Lyn*: 
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Fee:    $25.00                     
Wednesday, September 13,  2017 Anything Goes  with Lyn*:         
            10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Fee:    $25.00         
 Thursday, September 14, 2017
New Beginner Class starts  in September! “Q is for Quilting” with Claire Batchelder. Thursdays for six weeks  10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Fee:  $15.00
 Saturday, September 16, 2017 Little Women’s Tea: Louisa May Alcott
 Wednesday, September  20, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:                      10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Fee:    $25.00            
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Q is for Quilting” with Claire Batchelder. Thursdays for six weeks  10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Fee:  $15.00
 Friday September  22, 2017   BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Joyce-Marie Fabric Collage Class 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
$25.00 Class / $35.00 Kit
Saturday, September  23, 2017 Sit and Sew with Claire and Karen
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Anything Goes  with Lyn*:   
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Fee:    $25.00
 Thursday, September 28, 2017
“Q is for Quilting” with Claire Batchelder. Thursdays for six weeks
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Fee:  $15.00
*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 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


Peace River Quilters Guild in Punta Gorda, Florida will be hosting their 15th Biennial Quilt Festival, Celebrate, On Friday and Saturday February 22 & 23, 2019 at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida.

The show will be open on Friday from 9-5 and on Saturday from 9-4. Admission is $8.00 for one day and $15 for a two day pass.