Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #3

January 27, 1999


This is great...keep this information flowing!  I hope everyone is enjoying this as much as I am.  Don't forget to share this info with your newsletter editor...better yet, sign them up!


1) And now, a request.  If and when you send me information, it would be great if it contains the following information, at the minimum.  Less work for me and faster turn-around time for you:


- Event Name

- Teacher's name, web site and/or reference material if this is a class

- Sponsoring Guild's name and Town of Event

- Date(s) and Time(s) of event

- Cost and availability to non-members (i.e. date we can start signing up)

- Contact name, email and phone number

- Dates teacher is available to other guilds, if applicable, with her phone #


Simply check this list when sending any information to me.


2) Also, program chairs: please be thinking LONG TERM... Everyone would benefit from knowing who you have scheduled in 6 to 12 months.  Then we could do some real sharing of national teachers.  Lets don't want till the last minute...you have a voice now, so use it!  <grin>  And I'm ready to schedule out for my guild for the next two years.  So if you're interested in sharing teachers, lets talk!


3) Another note: several newsletter recipients have requested a newsletter without formatting, as my formatting codes aren't read properly by some email programs.  If you are having a problem reading the newsletter, drop me a line and let me know you DON"T want formatting in you e-newsletter.




Pam Morris (pam.m@home.com) from Sarasota Friendship Knot Quilt Guild says:


Friendship Knot Quilters Guild 7th Biannual Quilt Show, "Threads of Expression" is at the Municipal Auditorium 801 N. Tamiami Trail (US Rte 41), March 5 (9-6pm) and March 6 (9-4pm).

We have the FACET show "Windy City Blues" which is art quilts and the Hoffman Challenge plus our great work.


For more info, contact Lynn Pope, 2422 Pinehurst St. Sarasota Fl. 34231; 941-925-7290; Ipope@thezenith.com




Marilyn Weiner (fiberdyer@juno.com) of Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild is in West Palm Beach says:


Laura Cater Woods would be joining us for 4 days in April '99.   April 22-23 for a 2 day workshop on DREAM WINDOWS (12 hrs), and April 24- 25 for a 1 1/2 day workshop on PUSHING THE SURFACE or one to be announced. Thanks for your cooperation.


Laura's workshops are open to non-members.  Fees are to be determined, but usually run in the

approx. $50-55.00 for 2 day workshops.  Close to that fee or a bit less for 1 1/2 days.

Some of Laura's awards: Individual Artist Fellowship, Visual Arts/Mixed Media, Montana Arts

Council, 1998-99 She doesn't have a website,  Reference material:  1st place Small Wonders-1998,  Best of Show-Innovative at Quilts at the Crossroads, FLINT, MI. 1998

Judges Choice/Honorable Mention P.N.Q.E.   Ft. Washington, PA.  1998

1st Place-Use of Color-Innovative Category, World Quilt Competition, Pasadena, CA.  1998

1st Place-Small Art Quilt, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 1997

Third Place-Art Quilt Category-Sulky Challenge  1998


She is published and an exhibiting artist. 


David Walker will also be with us Feb 25-26, 1999 and Feb 27-28, 1999 

Small Works is on waiting list 2/25-26     fee:  $55.00    2 days

Cut-through Machine Reverse Applique   fee:  $  52.00       1  1/2 days




Judy Cornell (JJQuilter@aol.com) of Gold Coast Quilter's Guild says:


The Thread Lady Visits South Florida!  Mary Jo Martin, alias The Thread Lady, of Barrington, IL will speak to the Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild on Tuesday evening, February 16th, at 8:00 pm.  She will be speaking on The Flowers, Fabric, and Food of France.  This slide presentation will give the history and techniques unique to various areas within France with color and textures of wonderful street markets and vineyards.  From Monet’s garden to the Quilt Expo in Lyon, quilters will learn about Toiles de Jouy, broderie perse, patchwork, French-style quilting, and more.  Mary Jo Martin will also be teaching an all-day class entitled Wholecloth Bomber Jacket on  Wednesday.   For more information call (561) 395-8656 or e-mail: bgualtieri@worldnet.att.net




Rita Lumm (REL1601@aol.com) from Seaside Piecemakers Guild says:


Seaside Piecemakers will be hosting a Quilt Encounter featuring small quilts and miniatures called "Small Wonders III", Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne.  The hours will be 10 am to 4 pm.


Featured will be demonstrations on the basics of quilting, Foundation Piecing, Embellishments, and Photo Transfer..


Also, hands on opportunities with Make it and Take it, a Silent Auction, Sales Boutique, Magazine and Book Sales, Refreshments, and an "Opportunity Quilt".


For additional information call 407-773-5064 or email REL1601@aol.com


Fliers will be sent to Sanford and other area guilds in about a week.