Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild Announces Vendors And Events At 2018 Quilt Show October 12 & 13. Free Parking At South FL Fairgrounds

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild (PBCQG) presents “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the 2018 Quilt Show on October 12 & 13th.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds and will offer quilts for sale, a quilt exhibition, a boutique for quilters, vendors, door prizes, a small quilt silent auction, and an opportunity quilt.  Parking is free with admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone from emerging quilters to experienced quilters to stop by!  Fabric lovers, mark these dates on your calendars! 




Promoting the art of quilt-making since 1984





Palm Beach County Quilters Guild


“Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”





2018   Q U I L T      S H O W


10:00 AM  – 5 :00 PM



10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Florida Fairgrounds 

9067 Southern Blvd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33411


Two-Day Admission: $10.00 

FREE Parking













Door Prizes

Opportunity Quilt


Small Quilt Silent Auction

Basket Raffle

Quilters Boutique

Quilts for Sale



Announcing The 2019 Opportunity Quilt, “Old Florida”





Purse – o – Nalities

Quilt a Bit

Material Girlz of Florida

Bold Notion Quilting

Grannie Suzannie Designs

Kianga Aftrican Art

Marilou’s Quilting

Laura’s Sewing


Red Thread Studio

Kits by Karla

Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

Redfern Enterprises


SAQA Florida

Quilters Innovative Design

 Palm Beach Quilt Guild Strip Tease 111 Challenge





About the PBCQG:

Do you like to work on projectAprils in your own home? We have directions available for our Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Welcome Home quilts, and for Project Linus quilts. We also have directions posted for a great name badge holder you can make for your name tag, the PBCQG logo patch, and pin. Or, you can sew interesting items for the Boutique committee as they dream up new items to offer in the Boutique at our Guild meetings or at our shows.

Do you prefer to work in a group? We gather after meetings several times a year for community outreach “sew-ins” where you can cut, press, sort, sew, bind, or quilt projects for veterans, Habitat for Humanity partner families, and other Palm Beach County community services. Additionally, many members gather in small groups around town to work together on community projects. See the list in each month’s newsletter.

Do you like to help children learn about quilt-making? We love helping children (and their parents) learn about and appreciate quilt-making. Our largest project is our Kids’ Corner throughout the seventeen days of the South Florida Fair each year. We have offered different activities over the last 30 years, but all of them involve a way for children – even the young ones – to make something related to quilt-making. Currently, the children use crayons to draw designs on light-colored fabric that we heat-set and make into small Project Linus quilts – often right there at the Fair. Children and parents often stop by later the same day to see the quilt that their block is in. These quilts are distributed to community-based organizations throughout Palm Beach County – many are carried on fire trucks and used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Fair lasts for seventeen days each January and we always need members (and their friends and family) to help with Kid’s Corner and with other tasks such as demonstrating hand-quilting, machine-quilting, and offering opportunities to win the special theme quilt available that year. Get free admission the day you work!

Sign up to work a shift of your choosing at any Fall Guild meeting or by contacting Nancy Ialacci or Donna Jesse. We especially need volunteers to work the evening shifts – that way, you can enjoy the Fair during the less-crowded daytime, have dinner, and then work the booth from 6-10 pm

Another way we help children learn about quilt-making is to conduct special programs, such as the quilt-making class at the Fair’s summer camp in Yesteryear Village. Children, 8-12 learn what life was like in “the old days” and they learn basic sewing and quilting skills.

Do you like to learn new skills? Most Guild meetings include a program, which teaches a quilt-making skill or concept. During the year, we have several workshops with talented local, regional, and national instructors on tradition, modern, and art quilt-making. See the newsletter for the latest information on programs and workshops.

Do you enjoy sharing your quilt-making knowledge with others? Let the Guild vice president or workshop chair know that you are interested in teaching a short program or a long workshop.

Would you like working with our wonderful library of quilt-making books and videos? You can help the library committee catalog new acquisitions, lend and receive the books and videos, or help members find ones related to their quilt-making interests.

Would you enjoy helping with our annual challenge, or the construction of our annual Fair and “opportunity” quilts? Contact the committee chairs and let them know.

How about assembling membership packets? Preparing Birthday Basket fat-quarters? Holding quilts up for display during Show and Tell? Just contact the committee chair – they would love, love, love your help!

And, there is always a lot to do before each meeting. If you find joining a new group a bit awkward, pitching in and working along side someone is an easy way to break the ice. Sign up to be the “Gate Greeter,” from 9:15 – 10 am, and provide wagons for members and guests to use for their heavy items. This way, you get to meet everyone coming into the meeting. Just sign up on the clip-board circulated during each meeting. Join us in the Bink Museum at 8:30 am any meeting day and help set up the tables and chairs and be part of the camaraderie that forms as we work together. Join Us!

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Aya Fiber Studio Brings Indigo And Other Dye Techniques To Southeast Florida

In the fashion magazines and furnishings catalogs, indigo is all the rage. It is no surprise, as people worldwide have been using indigo dye from the beginning of time.  If you are looking for hand dyed indigo clothing, pillows or fabric to create what you want, Suzanne Connor’s Aya Fiber Studio is THE place to be!  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  The Rickie Report shares details about the DYEHOUSE and STUDIO space and encourages individuals and groups to try any of the WORKSHOPS.  Stop by on Friday, June 12th for the official GRAND Opening RECEPTION!




Aya Fiber Studio



Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997




FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

6:00 PM



STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606


Pillows, Bed Covers

Pillows, Bed Covers


The excitement is building as more people hear about and take classes at Aya Fiber Studio!  Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!


Using Beet Juice and Onion Skins To Dye Fabric

Using Red Beets and Onion Skins To Dye Fabric




Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills.  It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!


Over-sized scarves

Over-sized scarves



  • Indigo Workshops: June 8, July 13, Aug 3
  • Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
  • Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.





Batik Cotton Canvas Tote with Leather Handles

Batik Cotton Canvas Tote with Leather Handles


Many fabrics to choose from
Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from


Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available




Shibori dyed Napkin Sets

Shibori dyed Napkin Sets



Suzanne tells us, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process.  I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”


Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio



For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit


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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Ancient Dye Method Produces Contemporary Clothing

While most methods of fabric designs fascinate us, the Shibori method is the most captivating.  The Rickie Report recommends you see a true expert at her craft, Doshi. She  creates exquisite hand dyed clothing in original designs that range from contemporary to traditional. Gallery Five in Tequesta, always has her work available, but for a real treat, they are bringing in her newest designs, February 5-9th.  Make the trip and you will not be disappointed!


Gallery Five Presents

Doshi  Trunk Show

February 5 – 9th

Monday through Saturday

Hours: 10 – 5

On the Web: 24/7




Doshi2Doshi creates exquisite hand dyed clothing in original designs that range from contemporary to traditional.  Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile dyeing process, is the method she uses for her artistic expression.  The technique uses knotting, pleating, rolling, pressing or sewing during the dyeing process.  The resulting designs are the memories of the method used to resist the dye.



Doshi’s training is as a costume designer. In over 29 years of her career, she has created apparel for theatre, dance, television, ice skating, and theme parks. Doshi has received numerous awards including the Themed Entertainment Award for Excellence in costume design for Waterworld at Universal Studios Hollywood.  In 1999, Doshi took  these life experiences and began to create wearable art outside the theatrical arena.


Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile dyeing process, is the method she uses for her artistic expression. The technique involves knotting, pleating, rolling, folding or sewing different parts of a cloth to create a resisted area during the dyeing process. When the cloth is returned to its two-dimensional form, the design that emerges is the result of the three-dimensional shape. Color, the choosing and mixing of dyes, is an important and defining part of Doshi’s process. She works purely from instinct and intuition.


Doshi says, “My work in fiber arts reflects the constant changes I experience in my personal and spiritual life. I use my work to explore the forces of nature and the mysteries of the soul.”

doshi 3

About Gallery Five:  After 25 seasons in Tequesta’s Gallery Square, they relocated in 2007 to a new venue — still in Tequesta, and only a half-block from US 1 instead of a half-mile. The boutique is now at 140 Bridge Road, just one short block south of Tequesta Drive. (If you drive down US 1, Bridge Road is where you’ll see the CVS Pharmacy and Texaco Service Station. Look for Gallery Five  four doors west of the Texaco Station.)



For the season, December-March, their showroom is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. For the rest of the year, they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 5, and at other times “when the spirit moves us.” Of course, they’ll be available by appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, we suggest that you call first (561-747-5555). You can always shop on-line 24/7 at

“We are proud of the success of Gallery Five and pleased that the gallery features work of more than 150 American artists from 40 states, with no imports (except for several wonderful Canadian artists). We invite you to visit the Gallery Five showroom to browse through our 62 drawers of jewelry and accessories and all the other custom-designed displays”.

You’re invited to browse through all the virtual drawers in this site to see the hand-crafted wonders by creative artists that Paula and Paul find as they travel around the U.S. in their search for fresh and original crafts.

Over the past 30 years, Gallery Five’s customers have learned to appreciate outstanding service. Their best advertising is satisfied customers.

If you have a certain flair, a spirit of adventure, a bit of flamboyance, an eye for good design, and a desire to look unique, we know you will love the fine crafts and wearable art collection at Gallery Five. – Paul and Paula Coben




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420