Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #238
August 2, 2018

Quilting Friends,

Using the leftovers from my Norway quilt, I was able to make a few more quilts.  I’ll post the last of the 3 next month. This is “Donuts” and it’s from the book “No Scrap Left Behind” by Amanda Jean Nyberg.

Last month I had an announcement for helping 4H kids learn to sew.  With the school year cranking up, I have another announcement:

Announcement:  The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida is looking for someone to teach kids to sew a karate belt.  This is a PAID position ($30-$40 per hour), they pay for all the materials and they have new Brother sewing machines.  The hours are Mon-Thurs 3-6pm. Eight weeks at each location, there are 4 locations.  If this is something you’d be interested in doing, call or email Niketra Johnson at 407-252-6560 or njohnson@bgccf.org  

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)

Now till Aug 31 Quilt Exhibit in Trenton floridaquiltmuseum.com   (#236)

Now till Sept 3 Quilt Exhibit in White Springs  floridaquilttrail.com (#236)

Sept 16-20 Quilt Retreat in St. Augustine Talacam@aol.com (#237)

Sept 20-22 Quilt Show in Jacksonville quiltfestjax.com  (#238)

Oct 6 Market in The Villages (#236)

Oct 12-13 Quilt Show in Brandon www.brandonquiltguild.com (#238)

Oct 12-13 Quilt Show in Palm Beach County nanmi@aol.com  (#231)

Oct 19-20 Quilt Show in White Springs CANCELLED info here (#238)

Oct 26-28 Kaffe Fassett presentations in Tampa HappyAppleQuilts.com (#235)

Oct 27 Quilt Show in Melbourne 321-537-9454  (#237)

Oct 26-27 Quilt Show & Yard Sale in Anthony (#235)

Nov 1-4 Quilt Retreat in Live Oak  https://fabricartshop.com (#237)

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

Dec 6-9 Quilt Retreat in Lake Yale craftythreads@gmail.com  (#237)


Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Palm Harbor info here (#235)

Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Sebring 256-244-2088 (#237)

Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Clearwater quilterscrossing.net/Pages/cont.html (#238)

Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in The Villages QGOTV.Org (#238)

Feb 2-3 Quilt Show in Dade City www.PioneerFloridaMuseum.org (#236)

Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Vero Beach vbsunbonnetsue@Gmail.com (#238)

Feb 8-9 Quilt Show  in Panama City www.sabqg.org  (#237)

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

Feb 15-16 Quilt Show in Tampa http://www.quiltersworkshoptampa.org/ (#234)

Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda (#238)

Mar 2 Quilt Show in Bushnell mailto:baprice47@aim.com (#234)

Mar 8-9 Quilt Show in Sarasota friendshipknotquiltersguild.com  (#233)

Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Fort Lauderdale PR@browardquiltexpo.com (#234)

Nov 15-16 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora www.lakequiltguild.com  (#235)


Feb 7-8 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers www.swfqg.com

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



Quitfest Jacksonville!  Show Sept. 20-22, 9-5. 
Over 400 judged quilts on display.
Over 70 Vendor for all your quilting needs.  Preview Party Wednesday Sept. 19,
We also have lunch areas, free parking and special rate for buses of over 30 people.  Quilters Walk, Quilt Sale Booth, Quilt Appraiser, and special exhibits.  Hope to see everyone there.  Come join quilting friends!



Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon Quilt Show October 12 and 13: New News: In keeping with our theme 'Symphony of Colors' we announce our Celebrity judge (The Quilting Violinist) from The Florida Orchestra presenting her Choice ribbon on Friday, October 12th.  
Food truck Philly Phlava will be on site both days.


------- CANCELLED ----------- QUILT SHOW IN WHITE SPRINGS ------- CANCELLED ---------

You’re invited to join us at the 30th Annual Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale October 19-21, 2018 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, FL. Quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display! The tranquil setting along the historic and famous Suwannee River is the perfect place to shop, display, or sell your wares.

This year’s theme is ‘Pearls of…’, celebrating 30 years with Pearls of wisdom, tradition, nature, memories, family and history. There will be demonstrations, workshops, and a special exhibit in our museum. Quilting supply vendors and handmade textile artists will be available all weekend long. 

We still have a limited amount of space available for more vendors if you’re interested.  And we are looking for quilts and fabric art to display and would love to have yours! Please contact Catherine (email catherine.bowron@dep.state.fl.us or phone 386-397-7009) for more information on how to register as a vendor or submit your art for this event.  You can also visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/events/quilt-show-and-sale



Suncoast Quilting Circle, St Petersburg 

November 7, 10am, lecture on "Adventures in Color" by Ellen Lindner with a class. 

December 5, 10am, trunk show by Maggie Dillon 



Our Web address is QGOTV.Org

The Showcase of Quilts 2019 will be held January 25, 2019 (9-5) and January 26, 2019 (9-4) in The Villages Florida. It will be located at 2 venues, Rohan Rec Center (850 Kristen Way) and Seabreeze Rec Center (2384 Buena Vista Blvd). We are expecting over 300 quilts to be on display made by members of The Villages Quilt Guild. There will also be 25 vendors, Boutique, Silent Auction, Charity Quilt, Demos, Basket Mania and an exhibit of the Evolution of Quilting. Admission is $10 per person and bus transportation will be available between the 2 locations.

Hope to see you at the Show!
Showcase of Quilts 2019 committee



Date:             January 25 and 26, 2019

Contact:        quilterscrossingguild@gmail.com 

Newsletter:    quilterscrossing.net/Pages/cont.html



Vero Beach Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show
Thursday, Friday, Saturday February 8-9. 2019
One Day Pass: $10.00 Three Day Pass: $15.00

Indian River County Fairgrounds 
7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32967

Opportunity Quilt, Vendors, Judged Quilt Exhibit, Basket Raffle, Scissor Sharpening 

“For the Love of Paws” Quilt items for sale.



15th Biennial Peace River Quilt Festival
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22nd and 23rd, 2019
9 am.-5pm Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday
Charlotte Harbor Event Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida.


TEDDY PRUETT sends a reminder of an updated list of brand new lectures and workshops!  Check them out on her website, www.TeddyPruett.com



The Amelia Island Quilt Guild will host its first meeting of the year on September 11, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This month’s feature program is “Getting to Know You”, a round table event featuring all of the quilts groups and upcoming events.  A “Pot Luck Dinner” will be served by our Board of Directors and our inspirational “Show and Tell”.  AIQG meetings are held at the Woman’s Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave. For more information visit http://www.aiquilters.com.

The AIQG program schedule for the year is as follows:
Sept. 11:  Getting to Know You program
Oct. 9:  Collage Quilts, featuring staff from Lollipops Quilt Shop
Oct. 10:  Making Collage Quilts: an all day workshop
Nov. 13 Squaring Up Your Quilt
Dec. 11:  What’s New in the Quilt World
Jan. 8:  What makes a prize-winning Quilt, featuring Beverly Fine
Feb. 9:  A prize winning binding
Feb. 16: Quillt event at the Amelia Island Museum, featuring Mary Kerr
March 10:  Modern Quilts, featuring Lynne Reinheirdt
April 9: Information about the Amelia Island Quilt Guild
May 14:  making boutique and gift items
June 11:  Pot Luck dinner


July 30, 2018:  Trenton, Florida – The Florida Quit Museum, home to The Florida Quilt Trail and Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, announces the August 2018 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. 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 new Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe Classroom. 509 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Wednesdays in August

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! The class breaks for Dutch Lunch at the Café at noon. Classes held in the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe New Classroom Space. 

Sally’s Wednesday Stitch-In’s are back!  It’s so much fun with all the stitchers who come to join Sally…It’s FREE…they break for Dutch Lunch at 12:30 p.m. and head over to the café where Miss  Ragena always has something warm and delicious to eat…plus the desserts.  This group meets in the Historic Florida Quilt Museum!


Saturday, August 25, 2018
Sit and Sew with Karen and Claire
Come on in and Sit and Sew with Karen and Claire. Make new friends and keep sewing with the ones you already know! In the Quilt Shoppe Classroom
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee:     Free

In our Seasonal Room:
White Springs Quilt Trail
Come see an exhibit of quilts that served as inspiration for the Quilt Blocks that comprise the White Springs Branch of the Florida Quilt Trail. 
Learn more about the Trail by watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMzpXPg4IUo

In our History Room:
In Honor of Those Who Serve: A Patriotic Quilt Exhibit
Continues through August 31, 2018

Elaine Nemeth Mini-Show in the Long Gallery
Through August 10