Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #229
Nov 5, 2017

Quilting Friends,

You know, mostly I keep this newsletter about Quilting in Florida; there is so much to tell you about…shows, shop-hops, exhibits, national teachers coming in, retreats, cruises, awards, classes, etc. 

But I suppose once in a while I can jump in to tell you that I love to travel to visit other guilds and groups around the state to present my Stashbuster series of lectures.  I also teach workshops while I’m there.  Yep, I’ve been doing this for 6 years.  I’ve been told by lots of quilters that my presentation to their guild was one of the best they’ve ever heard.  If you’d like more information about any of that, visit my Class page.   Feel free to forward this to your guild’s Program Chair and let’s set something up for your guild!  Email me anytime.

I also present a FREE monthly lecture at The Sewing Studio in Maitland.  This happens on the 4th Saturday of each month, so if you’re in the area, come by and join us at the Tips, Tools & Techniques Club. 

If you're looking to make quilts for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, click here for more info.

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)


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 15 Linda Hahn Workshop in Amelia Island lchemke@comcast.net (#229)

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)

Jan 29 Bonnie Hunter Class & Lecture in Ormond Beach terrilynch88@gmail.com       (#229)

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 16-17 Quilt Show in DeFuniak Springs Lesah51@yahoo.com (#229)

Feb 16-17 Quilt Show in Panama City www.sabqg.org (#229)

Feb 17-18 A1 Quilt Extravaganza in Amelia Island (#229)

Feb 16-18  Amelia Island Book Festival in Amelia Island  www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org  (#229)

Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Naples www.NaplesQuiltersGuild.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 23-24-25 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@cfl.rr.com  (#228)

Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach pelicanpiecemakersquiltguild@gmail.com  (#226)

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

Mar 15-17 Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland info here  (#229)

Mar 17 Quilt Show in Trenton

Mar 17-18 Quilt Show in Estero momc318@gmail.com  (#229)

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)


Feb 21-22  A1 Quilt Extravaganza in Amelia Island www.aiquilters.com/quilt-show-2017  (#229)


Amelia Island Quilt Guild All-day Workshop

Register with the Amelia Island Quilt Guild for a full day workshop with Linda Hahn, American Quilt Society (AQS) award winning quilter.  On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the workshop, Rock that Block: Juicy Lucy, will allow quilters of all skill levels to explore how merely changing a color or rotating a patch a quarter turn can change the dynamics of the block.  Participants will learn how to divide a block into sections and calculate the size of the pieces using simple Quilter’s Math. She will share some quilts that can be made using one or a combination of the block that create awesome secondary pattern.  Ms. Hahn is the author of multiple award-winning books, including the AQS Best Seller New York Beauty Simplified.  She is a National Quilting Association Certified Teacher, has been a guest on Quilting Arts Television and has had her work published in several quilting magazines. She is part of the teaching faculty at the AQS Shows including Paducah and Lancaster. Workshop: November 15, 9:00-3:00; $35 members; $30 non-members; for information: aiquilters.com; space limited; pre-registration required: lchemke@comcast.net . Supply list/location will be provided upon completed registration.
Lauree Hemke

AI Quilt Extravaganza, Feb. 17-18, 2018
Amelia Island Book Festival, Feb. 15-18, 2018 www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org
AI Quilts BY THE SEA Show, Feb. 21-22, 2020  www.aiquilters.com/quilt-show-2017



Jan 29, 2018 - BONNIE HUNTER CLASS (Talkin Turkey) - in Ormond Beach-
$55 contact Terri Lynch - terrilynch88@gmail.com       410-919-8159

SCRAP SUPERSTAR, Bonnie  Hunter will join us in Ormond Beach to teach  "Talkin Turkey" from her book "String Fling."  Cost $55.  Optional box lunch will be available for purchase.
Students must have a copy of the book "String Fling" or purchase one at the class.  No photocopies.  There will also be a trunk show Monday night at 6:30.  $10 for non-guild members.  JOIN US!  Contact Terri Lynch - 410-919-8159 / terrilynch88@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.



Chautauqua Quilters Guild Quilt Show
"Quilting: A Work of HeART"
February 16-17, 2018 at the Defuniak Springs Community Center, 361 N 10th Street, Defuniak Springs, FL.

Contact: Lesa Harrison, 850-585-2796 or email at Lesah51@yahoo.com



St. Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild Annual Quilt Show, "Quilts From the Heart", will take place on February 16 and 17, 2018.
Show will be held at Holley Academic Center, Florida State University, Panama City.  It will run 9:00-4:00 each day.  It includes quilt contest, Silent Auction, Basket raffle, Sewing Machine raffle, Guild Boutique and Vendors.  Also, attendees can purchase tickets for our beautiful Opportunity Quilt.  See Saint Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild for information.


On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to Lakeland, Florida. 
The Expo features three great days filled with exciting workshops, classes, dozens of quilts on display, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers and 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 embroidery will inspire you to make your own unique creations.  Needle arts experts from across the country, including favorite quilt and garment designers and instructors, will get your creative energy flowing.
The Display Galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to motivate experts and beginners alike. Among the spectacular displays is an inspiring exhibit showcasing the best work of modern quilters today.  These quilts represent the pinnacle of design and craftsmanship in today’s modern quilting movement.  
Do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions.
All the best,
Liz Fredrick 
Sales Manager
F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo 
909 Canterbury Rd. Ste. F, Westlake, OH 44145 



Quilt and Antique Engine Show
March 17-18, 2018.    Sat. 9-4 and Sunday 9-3
Estero, FL.  I75 exit 123 at the Koreshan State Historic Site


October 30, 2017:  Trenton, Florida – The Florida Quilt Museum, home to The Florida Quilt Trail and Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, announces the November 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
 Wednesday, November 1, 2017    Anything Goes with Lyn*: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Fee:     $25.00
 Wednesday, November 8, 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, 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.
 Saturday, November 18, 2017  It’s time for High Tea at the Ruffled Rose Tearoom $20.50 2:00 p.m.
Don’t miss out on one of the last Teas of the Season!  December holiday Teas are already SOLD OUT!
Join Tea Mistress Danette for a real multi-course service featuring sweet and savory treats to accompany your cuppa!  Seating is very limited!
 Tuesday, November 28, 2017   NEW CLASS!  KIMEKOMI.  Come join us as we explore  Stephanie’s newest fabric obsession!
Learn to make Japanese Fabric      Handballs with Bettie Rowe.  10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch.
 Just bring your scissors!  Fabric, paper, embroidery and appliqué...all other  supplies and materials included in the cost of the class!
 Make a large Kimekomi for $35.00  Small Kimekomi $30.00
Saturday, March 17, 2018
 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
 Gabrielle Redfern

Communications Director
Florida Quilt Museum home to
The Florida Quilt Trail and
Trenton's Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival


SEW-MINI Thing is honored to announce that we have been asked to extend the Share a Spare Quilt Drive. As you may know, we have received a little local press coverage. The Executive Area Director of the Southwest Learning Community in Orlando Public Schools, was so moved that she reached out and contacted us to ask if quilts could be donated locally instead of being shipped to Puerto Rico. Why? Because over 1,500 children have been displaced from school in Puerto Rico and are now attending school in Florida. It has been on the national news about these precious kids who lives have been disrupted. We have been asked us to supply as many quilts as we can to give a warm love quilt hug. We have responded enthusiastically. So can you help us help the kids?

Here are the details:

  1. We are extending the drive through December 30.
  2. When you drop the quilt off in person you will still receive the 10% discount on all regularly priced fabrics in the store. If you are a club member 10% will be added to your club discount.
  3. These must be quilts. Minimum size 42" x X50". 60x60 or twin size is greatly appreciated.
  4. Clearly this is going to take great effort. If you have quilting friends who would like to make a donation please have them drop by the shop with the quilt or ship it to the store.

3820 N Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Saturday we were on the local Orlando Fox 35 morning show to explain the Share a Spare Quilt Drive. Hope you can see how this has grown.

For those of you looking for updates follow our Facebook page where we can make them more regularly.

Every once in a while something comes along where your intent is to do something to help and it grows into something much greater. The Quilting Community is amazingly generous to the community at large and offers so many warm hugs through their quilts. You are awesome!  

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far and those who will in the future.
We have also set up a “Donate” PAYPAL button on our website and are working with our vendors to purchase supplies at a substantial discount.

The boys and girls at SEW-MINI Things