Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #228
September 30, 2017

Quilting Friends,

Isn’t this an adorable tablerunner (click on the image)?  I saw it made up at a quilt shop in my travels this summer and had to make one for me. My name is Mary-Jeanine and I collect snowmen.  We’re carrying the pattern (Topsy Turvy Snowmen) at The Sewing Studio

I know I say this every fall, but there are more and more great looking events happening every fall.  Used to be two or three, and now I see 24 this year!!  And then, for Florida Quilt Show Season (what I call our first quarter) there are plenty as well.  I would like to suggest to those who schedule these things…take a look at the Calendar page and find a weekend where they aren’t five quilt show on the same weekend like in February.  Some of us like to go to as many shows as possible!!

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)

Oct 1 Event at Wandering Stitches in Orlando lisa@wanderingstitches.com (#228)

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 3 Amanda Jean Nyberg Lecture & Workshop in Mt. Dora  conklinpeggy@gmail.com (#228)

Oct 4 Amanda Jean Nyberg Workshop in Mt. Dora  conklinpeggy@gmail.com (#228)

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

Oct 10 Carol Ann Waugh Lecture & Workshop in Mt. Dora conklinpeggy@gmail.com (#228)

Oct 11 Carol Ann Waugh Workshop in Mt. Dora conklinpeggy@gmail.com (#228)

Oct 13 Event at Wandering Stitches in Orlando lisa@wanderingstitches.com (#228)

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 20-21 Karen Pharr Classes in Maitland www.sewing.net   (#228)

Oct 21 Craft Sale in St. Cloud nancyprice72@hotmail.com (#228)

Oct 21-22 Event at Wandering Stitches in Orlando lisa@wanderingstitches.com (#228)

Oct 26 Quilting Bus Trip starting in Leesburg cczernuch@embarqmail.com (#228)

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

Oct 28-29 Event at Wandering Stitches in Orlando lisa@wanderingstitches.com (#228)

Nov 2 Craft Show & Auction in Orlando LNQuilt@aol.com (#228)

Nov 3-5 Quilt Retreat in Live Oak fabricartshop.com (#228)

Nov 3-11 Shop Hop in Central Florida www.sewphisticated.net/?p=3704  (#228)

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

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

Nov 11 Quilt Show in Melbourne 321-537- 9454  (#228)

Nov 15 Handmade for the Holidays Event in Melbourne  www.thequiltplace.com   (#228)
Nov 16 David Taylor Lecture in New Port Richey pkingjr3@verizon.net   (#228)



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 http://www.pslcrazyquilters.com/2018-show.html (#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 23-24 Quilt Show in New Port Richey www.WestPascoQuilters.org (#228)

Feb 28 – Mar 3 AQS Quilt Show in Daytona Beach

Mar 2-3 Quilt Show in Ocala ocalawoods@rr.cfl.com   (#228)

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 22-26 Quilting Bus Trip to Graceland www.QuiltShopofDeland.com (#228)

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)


Our 7th Birthday Party, October 1, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm…Prizes, refreshments and amazing specials.  Please stop in and help us celebrate!

Mystery Night, October 13, 2017 6:30pm to 11:30pm.  $75 includes mystery night kit, dinner, prizes and tons of fun.  Please bring a dessert to share and your beverage of choice!  Space is limited!  Hurry!

Q is for Quilting event!  Come meet Aggy Bursak from BERNINA International.  Aggy will be teaching classes about quilting using the Q Series from BERNINA.  Two full days of classes covering all types of Quilting, Accessories for Q Series, Q-Matic and Art & Stitch!  October 21 & 22, 2017  Only $99 includes lecture demo classes and lunch both days!

OESD SPREE!  Come join us for some wonderful embroidery techniques!  A goodie bag worth over $200 and six projects to stitch out!  Includes lunch!  October 28 & 29, 2017. Only $99 for both days!

Lisa Mullins
Wandering Stitches
5818 Hoffner Ave, Suite 905
Orlando, FL 32822

407-658-4045 fax



Amanda Jean Nyberg
October 3, 10-12pm, Amanda Jean Nyberg Lecture at Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora. 
Oct 3, 1-4pm, Amanda Jean Workshop: “The Flip Side” $40 for non-guild members
Oct 4, 9am-4pm, Amanda Jean Workshop: “Spin Class” $60 for non-guild members
Carol Ann Waugh
Oct 10, 10-12pm Carol Ann Lecture at Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora

Oct 10, 1-4pm Carol Ann Workshop: “Fiber Art Fun” $50 for Non-guild members
Oct 11 9-4pm, Carol Ann Workshop:  “Stupendous Stitching” $75 for non-guild members
For more information: Peggy Conklin: conklinpeggy@gmail.com


Patchers of Time Quilt Guild, Kissimmee/St. Cloud will be having a Craft Sale on Saturday, October 21 from 9am-2pm at the Senior Center, 8th and Indiana, St. Cloud.
Nancy Price:  nancyprice72@hotmail.com


If you own (or want to own) a Juki sit-down or frame longarm, National Instructor Karen Pharr will be holding two classes at The Sewing Studio in Maitland.
October 20, Friday, 10-4pm: http://sewing.net/classes-events/walk-before-you-run-and-rule-your-quilt-fri-10-20-10-00am-4-00pm.html

October 21, Saturday, 10-4pm:  http://sewing.net/classes-events/juki-longarm-free-motion-frenzy-sat-10-21-10-00am-4-00pm.html


Quilting Sister Guild has planned a quilt shop bus trip for Oct 26, 2017. Lunch will not be a boxed lunch. It will be 3 different sandwich platters along with a pasta salad and sweet or unsweetened tea.

 We will be going to
8:00 a.m. Leave Masonic Lodge in Leesburg
1st stop Miss D's Quilt Shop (Palatka)
2nd stop Bee's Quilt Shop (lunch will be here)(St. Augustine)
3rd stop Cut up and sew Quilt Shop (Palm Coast)
6:00 arrive at lodge

Fee is $40.00 for QS guild members and $45.00 for non QS guild members 

Questions contact

Connie Czernuch
352-874-8701 or cczernuch@embarqmail.com


The Castle Quilters Guild is holding its 6th annual Craft Show & Auction on  Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pine Castle, 1001 Hoffner Avenue, Orlando,  FL 32809.  Shop a wide selection of handmade items, including quilts,accessories, ornaments, home décor, and more.  You can also purchase tickets for the Guild's donation quilt, the drawing for which will take place after the auction.  This is a wonderful opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts and support a great cause: 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the food pantry at the First Baptist Church of Pine Castle.  Cash and checks accepted.  For more information or to donate items for sale, please contact Ellen Gordon at LNQUILT@aol.com.




November 3-5, 2017
Lake Shore Hosta
Retreat at
Camp Weed,
Live Oak, FL

LAKE SHORE HOSTA——A great Quilt that continues your journey into the  awesome world of Judy Niemeyer’s  designs.
Three days at Camp Weed,  2 nights of double or single occupancy, all meals, and fees are included for a wonderful stay away from home to immerse yourself in the craft.
Day Camper (no room)    $200.00
Double Occupancy Camper   $300.00
Single Occupancy Camper   $375.00


4136 West US Highway 90
Lake City, FL 32055

Stop in or call to make your reservation. 
50% down to hold your place.
Balance due by  October 2. 
Cancellations will be granted with money back until  October  15.  Thereafter, 50% of your registration fee will be returned .

To Prepare:
Saturday, October 21, 10-5
15% discount on Fabric, Pattern & Threads for      Retreat and a Pattern Cutting and Bagging Session



Fall Fat Quarter Hop, Nov 3-11, 2017

Grand Prize: $125 Shopping Spree at each shop
Second Prize: $65 Shopping Spree at each shop

Receive a fat quarter when you present your passport in person at each shop. Passports $5 before Nov 3.

More info: www.sewphisticated.net/?p=3704


The Heart and Soul Quilting Circle First Annual Quilt Show
To benefit the Pregnancy Resources of Melbourne
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: Melbourne Community Church, located at 3030 West New
Haven Avenue, Metro West Center, West Melbourne, Florida
Contact: Kathy Higley 321-537- 9454
Entrance Fee: $1
Prizes: 1st , 2nd , and 3rd Place Ribbons will be awarded.
First place winner will be given a coupon for $100 off Long Arm Quilting, from Ultra Precision Long Arm Quilting Service.

If you are interested in joining the Heart and Soul Quilting Circle, all you need to do is bring your sewing machine and a joyful heart to Melbourne Community Church (3030 West New Haven Avenue, Metro West Center, West Melbourne) at 6:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.



The Quilt Place presents

Handmade for the Holidays

Get your inspiration and pick up the supplies you need to make your holidays unique!
Special guest speaker: The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa is a fabric and tool designer as well as a popular you tube artist and blogger.
November 15th, 2017 5pm to 9pm  $25.00
Space Coast Convention Center At exit 201 off I-95 & SR 520
Everyone loves a handmade gift.  Those special somethings that you treasure knowing that the giver was thinking about you while it was created. This event will give you the opportunity to learn all about fabric crafts that are perfect for holiday gift giving. From simple quilts, pot holders, mug rugs, placemats and more there is sure to be something that inspires your creative imagination.  This event is all about simple sewing and magnificent results.  Demo tables with expert sewists will be available for you to ask questions and kits will be for sale.  Everyone who attends will receive several free patterns to use as well as be entered in drawings for special prizes.  There will be a special guest speaker, The Crafty Gemini.  She is a well-known you tube artist, fabric designer, tool designer and shop owner.  She will be displaying a trunk show and discussing her many simple to create ideas.  She is all about the joy of the journey!  Check out her channel to see just how exciting fabric crafting can be.  So, join us this November and learn just how exciting Handmade gift giving can be!  
Sign up in shop or online
575 Barton Blvd, Rockledge, FL 32955


WPQG welcomes back David Taylor on Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at our general meeting.  The meeting is at 10AM at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. New Port Richey.  Fee is $10.  If you are planning to attend, please email Pam King, pkingjr3@verizon.net , so we set up enough chairs to accommodate all of our guests.  Members need not send an email, we know you will be there!  There will be a workshop on Friday and another on Saturday, as of now they are full.


“Belleview Busy Bee Quilters” 25th Anniversary Quilt show
Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2018 9-4pm
Vendors, Boutique, Many Door prizes.
Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church
674 Silver Road, Ocala, FL  34472
Contact Pat at 352-292-4034   PAStratton29@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE.... Mark your calendar for our upcoming CELEBRATION of ALL THINGS QUILTS.... The West Pasco Quilters' Guild will be hosting our biennial show "Color My World" February 23-24-25, 2018 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren Street, NPR FL 34653. Show hours are 9-5 Fri-Sat and 10-4 Sunday Daily Admission Donation $7 - Multi-day $10..... Please visit our website for full details www.WestPascoQuilters.org or call Quilt Show Chairs Laura Vernola 727-857-3912, Janie Franco 727-645-5314 Guild President Pam King 727-376-0555

Thanks so much
Rhonda Koning
2018 Quilt Show Program Committee Chair
West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc.



April 22 Sunday  April 26  2018 Thursday Your 5 day, 4 night trip includes.... deluxe  bus transportation from Deland to and from Graceland  "Join us for an exciting trip to "Elvis' Graceland!"  Quilting activities, fun bus and hotel activities. Visit Quilt Shops! www.quiltshopofdeland.com for flyer  or email Judy Hansen for more info quiltshopofdeland@hotmail.com 
Elvis Exhibit entrance fee - 2 nights hotel to and from and 2 nights in Graceland's beautiful new hotel - go to
 for lots of great details on the Graceland Estate.
Elvis, Elvis, Elvis!


Crafty Threads has MOVED (from Tampa)!  Now located at 3982 Elysian Ct., Tallahassee, FL.  Same phone number, email & website! 813-855-3066  mail@craftythreads.com  Website - www.CraftyThreads.com

Thank you!

Barb Linares
Crafty Threads


September 27, 2017:  Trenton, Florida – The Florida Quit Museum, home to The Florida Quilt Trail and Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, announces the October 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

Tuesday, October 3. 2017   Tuffett Class 1 with Lyn:  10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.        
Two-day class continues on        October 10Please order your kit and pay for classes and kit in advance             Fee:     $80.00 for both days
Wednesday, October  4, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Fee: $25.00 
Tuesday, October 10. 2017  Tuffett Class 2with Lyn:  10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.           
Two-day class continued from        October 3 Please order your kit and pay for classes and kit in advance             Fee:     $80.00 for both days
Wednesday, October 11,  2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $25.00
 Thursday, October 12 2017 New Beginner Class continues in October! “Q is for Quilting” with Claire Batchelder. Thursdays for six weeks 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Fee:  $15.00
 Thursday, October 19, 2017   New Beginner Class continues in October! “Q is for Quilting” with Claire Batchelder. Thursdays for six weeks 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Fee:  $15.00
 Saturday, October 21.  2017 Vintage Lace and Buttons Tea Featuring Sally Criswell
 Wednesday, October  25, 2017  Anything Goes  with Lyn*: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Fee: $25.00
 Thursday, October 26, 2017Q is for Quilting” with Claire Batchelder. Thursdays for six weeks
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Fee:  $15.00
 Friday October  27, 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, October 28, 2017 Florida Quilt Study Section Featuring Kathy Cray 10:00 a.m. Free 
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.