Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #231
Jan 5, 2018

Quilting Friends,

The Venice Area Quilters Guild is selling their PVC quilt show display piping and stands.  There is enough to put up a display 240 feet long (ours was 80 feet x three rows) set up in 10 x 10 bays.  $400 takes all.   If interested email treasurer@vaqg.org or call Dawn Moore at 941-408-9572.


Oh, and Sew Central in Merritt Island is moving—to Nebraska!  That of course means that they are selling everything in the shop so they don’t have to move it!  They will remain open until the beginning of March unless everything is sold and through February they will continue to have they classes.  Contact Ellen Patton @ Sew Central 321-338-2959

Another quick announcment of note: A Quilt Exhibit in Eustis for the month of January. 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.

Sit-Down LongArm For Sale

The JUKI TL-2200 QVP S is a sit Down Free Motion Quilting Machine and Table.  The only sit down long arm quilter with automatic thread trimmers.  Up to 50” wide table on adjustable height metal stand with wood top and leaf for left or right side, 30” overall depth. 
Perfect for any sized quilt:  the 10” high and 18” wide throat space means the quilt won’t have to be bunched up under the machine..

I’m selling this machine for $4000.00.  It was set up in my home but I’ve never used it.

Programmable LCD Touchscreen, Speed Regulation, Automatic needle positioner (up/down). Ergonomically Positioned Auxiliary Hand Wheel, Built-in Bobbin Winder, Great Visibility, Foot Control, Thread Cutter with Auto-set thread lock.  2200 Stitches per Minute maximum sewing speed…get faster results!

Lois Gesell, Winter Springs, FL

larlogesell@aol.com 973-752-8462


 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)

NOW - Feb 3 Quilt Exhibit in Eustis www.lakeeustisartmuseum.org (#231)

Jan 12-13 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers bgtedb2@aol.com (#231)

Jan 13-20 Shop Hop in North Florida Info Here (#231)

Jan 18-20 Mancuso Quilt Show in Orlando website (#231)

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

Jan 20 Florida Quilt Study Group in Eustis kmetelicacray@gmail.com (#231)

Jan 23-24 Quilt Judge Workshop in Venice pam607@gmail.com (#231)

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 & 30 Bonnie Hunter Classes in Mt.  Dora conklinpeggy@gmail.com (#231)

Feb 1 Bonnie Hunter Lecture in Ocala www.crqocala.com (#231)

Feb 1-28 Shop Hop in Tampa Bay area bayareashophop.com/wordpress (#231)

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 3 Quilt Show & Sale in Sarasota  www.sarasotamodernquiltguild.com (#230)

Feb 3-4 Quilt Show in Dade City www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org (#231)

Feb 4 Nancy Mahoney Class in Tampa Info Here  (#231)

Feb 9 Pat Sloan Trunk Show in Tampa  http://www.happyapplequilts.com/PatSloan

Feb 12-17 Shop Hop in Central Florida Info Here (#231)

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 mailto: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 www.TrentonQuiltFestival.com (#230)

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

Mar 23-31 Shop Hop in Central Florida Info Here (#231)

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)

July 12-14 Stitchers Paradise in St. Pete www.stitcherparadise.com (#231)

Oct 12-13 Quilt Show in Brandon www.brandonquiltguild.com (#230)

Oct 12-13 Quilt Show in Palm Beach County nanmi@aol.com

Nov 9-10 Quilt Show in Ocala www.crqocala.com (#231)


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

Feb 15-16 Quilt Show in Seminole www.midpinellasquiltshow.com (#230)

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)



WE GO TO PIECES: 150 Years of Pieced Quilts
January 5 –February 3, 2018
Opening reception, Friday, Jan. 5, 6-8pm

Eustis FL – Opening on January 5, 2018, the Lake Eustis Museum of Art presents an outstanding new exhibition, WE GO TO PIECES: 150 Years of Pieced Quiltsfrom the collection of Judy Grow, quilter, lecturer, founder and leader of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group, 2002-2015, and author of 2 books on early American needlework.
Ms. Grow, guest curator of this exhibition, characterizes the selection:
Beginning in the 1830s middle-class American women no longer had to produce the essential clothing that their families needed for daily life.  They began buying affordable American-made and printed cotton fabrics and began sewing patchwork quilts as a creative opportunity that also taught neatness, patience and repetition.  This exhibition presents a sampling of pieced quilts, ranging from one signed and dated 1843 through to the first half of the 20th century. 
Ms. Grow will be conducting tours of the exhibition on Saturdays during its time at LEMA. Scheduled for 2pm on January 6, 13, and 20, the brief tours will include background on the history of needlework and quilting from the curator’s extensive background.
LEMA director Richard Colvin says of the exhibition, “this collection is first-rate. When I first saw it, I was delighted to explore bringing such a great group of historic textiles to our audience in Lake County. If you are a quilter, or just an appreciator of the legacy of textile art, this is not to be missed.”
The exhibition continues through February 3, 2018. Call 352.483.2900 for more information.
Attached illustrations:

  1. Eliza Hager’s Quilt, 1843
  2. Flemington Feathered Star, c.1900

© images courtesy of the Judy Grow Collection, all rights reserved.

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LEMA is located at the base of Orange Avenue in downtown Eustis in Ferran Park, right on Lake Eustis.  There is plenty of parking.  The address is 1 West Orange Ave, Eustis FL 32726.  For information please call 352.483.2900 or visit www.lakeeustisartmuseum.org.  The museum is open Tues-Friday 10am-4pm and Sat 12noon-4pm.


Southwest Florida Quilters' Guild 11th Biennial Quilt Show
January 12 & 13, 2018 in North Fort Myers


January 13-20, 2018
Come join us for the 2nd Annual North Florida Shop Hop! The theme is 'Flamingos Through the Seasons' and it will be Saturday January 13 - Sunday January 20, 2018 from 10am-5pm Monday - Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday.
Passports are $5/ea until the day of the hop and they will increase to $6. Your passport gets you a free block at each shop (pattern and fabric). Once you've visited all 9 shops, turn in your passport for the Grand Prize Bernina Sewing Machine!
List of Participating Shops
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL Lollipops Quilt Shop
JACKSONVILLE, FL Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Ladybug Quilt Shop, Paula's Fine Fabrics
ORANGE PARK, FL Calico Station, Country Crossroads
PALATKA, FL Miss D's Quilt Shop
PALM COAST, FL Cut Up and Sew
ST AUGUSTINE, FL Bee's Quilt Shop
For more info: www.calicostation.com/module/class.htm?classId=228770

World Quilt Show Florida Returns to the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando!
January 18-20, 2018
Discover the World of Quilting Arts
After an exciting and adventurous 2017 in Central Florida, Mancuso Show management announces that the World Quilt Show Florida will return to Orlando, January 18-20, 2018. MSM is thrilled to return the World Quilt Show to such an amazing city! Held in Hall WE2 – West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center, the festival will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. This unique quilt and textile event offers attendees a trip around the world - no passport needed!

View how the other side of the globe creates their quilts! The show will exhibit the international entries as well as selected United States ribbon winning entries from the 2017 World Quilt Competition. An outstanding nine countries are represented in this beautiful collection including Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
David Mancuso, President of Mancuso Show Management states, “This is the most comprehensive collection of international quilts displayed in the US.”

The quilt show will also include the Florida Quilt Competition, open only to residents of Florida. Like a fine art show, the entries to this competition are an impressive showcase of some of Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. It’s a wonderful opportunity for quilters to experience the diversity and creativity of their fellow quilting enthusiasts.
The World Quilt Competition - On Tour, the Florida Quilt Competition and other special exhibitions allow show-goers to view over 500 quilts! For those who love anything quilt related, this display of quilt art should not be missed!

World Quilt Show Florida – Merchants Mall
The aisles of the World Quilt Merchants Mall will be filled with everything a happy shopper could possible imagine and more: sewing machines, longarm machines, machine accessories, needles, pins, fabric markers, books, jewelry, thread, more fabric than you’ve ever seen in one place, notions, batting, patterns, stencils, finished ‘art’ clothing and patterns for clothing, shoes, jewelry making supplies, sewing  machine carrying bags,

For more information contact: Mancuso Show Management P.O. Box 667, New Hope, PA 18938
215-862- 5828 / mancuso@quiltfest.com
Pre-registration and other information is available on the show’s website, www.quiltfest.com.


The January 2018 Florida Quilt Study Group Meeting moves from the Florida Quilt Museum to the Lake Eustis Museum of Art 1 West Orange Avenue in Eustis, Florida.  
The Group will meet on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Dutch Lunch will be available. 
“This is a wonderful opportunity to support a fellow participant, Judy Grow, remarked organizer Kathy Cray, “and view her incredible antique quilt exhibit, “We Go to Pieces: 150 Years in Pieced Quilts” being featured at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art.” The exhibition continues through February 3, 2018. Call 352.483.2900 for more information. Lakeeustisartmuseum.org 
There is no charge to attend this event but donations to the museum are always welcomed. 
Please RSVP to Kathy Cray at kmetelicacray@gmail.com or 802-380-1322 by Sunday, January 14, 2018.


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, 2017.  It is a note taking seminar with a power point presentation and hands on exercises.  We will be examining quilts in person and learning evaluating design and workmanship.
Jam packed with information.
This is not a certification class
Limited to 12 students, costs class $190 plus a kit fee of $15
If interested please contact:
PamMorris at pam607@gmail.com or tel 941-485-9755


Lake County Quilt Guild is hostessing Bonnie Hunter on January 30 and 31.

She will teach a half day class Tuesday on Chunky Churn Dash.  Wed. is a full-day class on Talking Turkey quilt.  We have a few openings left and so are opening this up to non-members.

Location is Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora.  Please feel free to invite friends too.  

Contact Peggy Conklin at 352-552-7395 or conklinpeggy@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.


Bonnie Hunter is Coming to Ocala!
Lecture Only
February 1, 2018
7:00 pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
1839 NE 8th Road
Ocala, FL 34470

Limited Seating
For reservations, mail a check for $5 per person to:
Country Road Quilters
P.O. Box 771282
Ocala, FL 34477

***Important - Please include your email. You will receive confirmation of your payment via email. You will need this confirmation for entrance.***

See our website for information.


Feb 1-28   “I Love Batiks”
Participating Stores:

For more info:  bayareashophop.com/wordpress

February 4th. Nancy Mahoney Paper Piecing class in Tampa, FL
 February 9th, 7pm.  Pat Sloan evening trunk show "Quilting with Espresso" in Tampa, FL



Farm Festival & Quilt Show at the Pioneer Florida Museum 
15602 Pioneer Museum Rd. Dade City, FL 33523
Sat & Sun, February 3 & 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. on Sunday) – 5:00 p.m.
Hoffman Fabrics Traveling Quilt Exhibiton, local quilts on display, quilt appraisal and trunk show in the Mabel Jordan Barn
 Vendor  and quilt show applications online at www.PioneerFloridaMuseum.o rg, any questions 352-206-8889.

Stephanie Black
Executive Director
Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523
Mailing: P.O. Box 335  Dade City, FL 33526-0335
Phone: 352-567-0262    Fax: 352-567-1262   Cell: 352-206-7093
Non-profit 501(c)3      
Visit our website for information on events: www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org
"Like" us on Facebook

Raising Cane, A Sweet & Spicy Event Jan 13, 2018
Farm Fest & Quilt Show Feb 3 & 4, 2018
Living History & Civil War Reenactments Feb 23*, Feb 24-25
(*Feb 23 School Field Trips Only)
Jelly Bean Fling March 31, 2018
Smithsonian Exhibition "Hometown Teams" March 17 - April 28, 2018


February 12-17
“Mardi Gras 2018” Shop Hop
Lots of prizes!
Participating Shops: 

For more information: www.sewminithings.com/event/mardi-gras-shop-hop

March 23-31
‘Hop into Spring’ Shop Hop
Grand Prize:  $125 Shopping Spree at each shop
Second Prize: $65 Shopping Spree at each shop
Participating Shops: 

For more info:  www.sewminithings.com/event/hop-into-spring-shop-hop

Stitchers Paradise in St. Pete
July 12 - 14, 2018
Hilton Carillon, St. Petersburg, FL
Save the Date!
Stitcher Paradise returns
with more classes and more shopping!
Group Discounts Available!
Send your Busses, Send your Guild!
Special room rates available!

Learn with our 2018 Stitcher Paradise Faculty:

Our marketplace is nothing like you have seen before.
- Enjoy Sample Spree -
Fabric bundles of the newest and best for purchase
Learn with new Product Demonstrations and Meet the Artists
Learn more at www.stitcherparadise.com


Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild October 12-13 2018

We are revamping our categories and show and vendor brochures at the moment and will have more info on web shortly.  For now I will be the contact person.

Contact- Nancy Ialacci  nanmi@aol.com



The Country Road Quilters of Ocala is excited to present our 2018 Quilt Show:
"Bright Country Nights, Big City Lights".

We have moved to an exciting new venue!

Friday & Saturday, November 9th & 10th from 9am-4pm at:
Circle Square Commons (On Top of the World)
8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481

Admission is $7 and parking is FREE! (Buses are welcome!)
-Featuring Certified Quilt Appraiser, Brenda Grampas both days and Quilt Turning by Brenda on Saturday

200+ quilts & traditional art including:
-Judged Quilt Show
-Door Prizes
-Opportunity Quilt
-Challenge Quilts
-Miniature Quilts
-Silent Auction
-Raffle Baskets
-Art Quilts
 More info can be found at www.crqocala.com


Wednesdays’  in January   Anything Goes  with Lyn          10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                Fee:       $25.00
Join Instructor-in-Residence Lyn White as she guides you to reach your individual creative heights in a collegial group setting. Class is Open Instruction and encourages you to create at your own pace, but with a little help from expert Lyn to start or complete any fabric project!   
Sally’s  Wednesday Stitch-In’s. It’s so much fun with all the stitchers who come to join Sally…It’s FREE…they break for lunch and head over to the café where Ragena always has something warm and delicious to eat…plus the desserts!
 Friday,  January  12 ,2018  Sassykat Basket Making  10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Fee:  $30.00   No one has ever left a Katie Avram class not finishing a basket, so it’s for the beginner as well as advanced!   
Crazy Quilting from Start to Finish  With Miss Sally 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee:        $40.00  During your first class, you will assemble your quilt block using at least 6 to 8 pieces of fabrics in a color pallet of your choice on a foundation piece 12” square. Our second session consist of at least 5 different stitches to embellish your top. Sally will discuss and demonstrate the uses of embellishments, fibers, buttons, lace and more! You’ll receive two kits that complement each other…one of fabrics and one of fibers and embellishments.
Friday, January  26,2018   Beginning Fabric Collage Class 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.          Fee:     $20.00  Kit:     $35.00  Learn from Artist-in-Residence Joyce-Marie the art of Fabric  College as a way to embellish your quilts with stunning applique and other imaginative items as she shares her well-honed techniques and tricks for success every time!
 Saturday, January 27, 2018   “Crabapple Hill” Saturday at   Sally’s  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Fee:     $15.00 Learn  how to trace the design, color it in, heat set it, and embroider your pattern. The class fee covers your crayons, needles, pigma pen, spray adhesive and instructions. You’ll need to purchase your fabric and pattern separately.
 Reservations are required for all classes. 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, unless otherwise noted.