Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #4

February 14, 1999


Hello again, hope everyone is enjoying the shows, lectures, workshops and such.  I look forward to the day I can slip out of town to attend some of these events.  My 2-year-old and 5-year-old just don't understand right now!


Again, I'm interested in sharing national teachers for 2000 and 2001, and we can't wait for the last minute, so drop me a line, OK??  (mji@mpinet.net).


Don't usually do this (but maybe I should!); here are a couple of web sites I've been enjoying lately:

This is basically a list of sewing, quilting, crafting links ....awesome!.... http://www.lilyabello.com/sewdir.htm


This is a cooking site....best one I've seen so far:  http://www.huronline.com/food.htm



Julie  England <wonmug@digital.net> of Space Coast Quilters Guild says:


The Space Coast Quilters Quilt Show: Quilting From The Heart will be happening February 19 & 20, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at Brevard Community College, Titusville Campus Gym, Titusville, FL.  Show highlights: Antique quilts display, silent auctions, demonstrations, Hoffman challenge, with guest speaker Connie Tillman on Civil War Quilts & Fabrics.


June Colburn, lecture on "The Kimono Culture of Japan" at Space Coast Quilters, Titusville, FL.

March 17th at 9:30 AM. Committed to Broward County show, Ft. Lauderdale, March 18, 19, & 20. If enough sign us will hold 3-hour class after lunch on March 17, paper piecing either a ginger jar or carp; fee per student dependent on number of students signing up. Contact: Julie (wonmug@digital.net or telephone 407-636-5990). If non-members interested, need to sign up ASAP.



Janice Kreuzinger <kreuzinger@earthlink.net> of Sunshine State Quilters Ass'n says:


"Sunshine in Switzerland", a three-day quilting symposium sponsored by the Sunshine State Quilters Assn., is set for April 8-11, 1999, at the Marywood Conference Center in Switzerland, Florida.


Libby Lehman, of Houston, Texas, will be teaching her machine embroidery and surface design techniques, and Charlotte Warr Andersen, of Utah, will teach her unique methods of appliquéing pictorial quilts.  Florida teachers include: Teresa Barrett, Marilyn Dorwart, Faye Heyn, Emmie Howard, Katherine Stubbs Ward and Diane Wright. (classes listed below).  


Cost of the 3-day symposium, including room, board and classes, is $255.00.  Non-members are welcome at these rates.  Class schedules are available now.


For more information on the symposium, send LSASE with two first class stamps attached to: Andi Reynolds, 1117 Albritton Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-3265;  or email:  andir@gateway.net;  phone: (850) 656-9214, fax: (850) 878-0307


Charlotte Warr Andersen:  realistic Applique of faces & places

Teresa Barrett:  soft jewelry, fabric manipulation, texture with beads

Marilyn Dorwart:  innovative quilts, hand appliqué

Faye Heyn:  Trapunto by machine, quilt lamp, mystery quilt

Emmie Howard:  dye techniques, improvisational piecing

Libby Lehman:  thread play, sheer effects with thread

Kathy Stubbs Ward:  machine techniques for dimensional embroidery, wearable art, sashiko

Diane Wright:  Your guide in symbolism: designing a quilt to tell your own story


Register now if you want to attend.


(And a note from MJ.. $250 for the whole weekend?? what a steal..I mean DEAL!!)




Janice Kreuzinger (kreuzinger@earthlink.net) of Sunshine State Quilters Association says:


Are you a member of Sunshine State Quilters Association, your statewide quilting guild?  Yes or no: Please read on about our upcoming meetings!


Our next regular SSQA meeting is in Orlando in July!   Watch for more information here & in the SSQA SunRays Newsletter & in e-Rays.  AND watch for info about our annual meeting in Tampa, Nov. 6, 1999!


How would you benefit by Joining the Sunshine State Quilters Association?  Whether you are a quilter, guild leader, teacher, or shop owner/vendor, read on (to the end) because SSQA is YOUR statewide guild.


Benefits to the SSQA Quilter:

· Workshops, Topical Programs & Lectures

· News of Shows, Programs, Techniques

· Fabulous Quilts to see during Show & Tell sessions at meetings

· Meet Quilters one-on-one from throughout Florida to Share & Network

· Shop a different Vendors Mall at each meeting

· For all this: Dues only $25 per year for an individual


Benefits to SSQA GUILDs:

· Advertise your Quilt Shows, Retreats, Special Programs

· Sell tickets for your Guild’s "Opportunity Quilt"

· Meet Teachers from Gold Coast, Sun Coast, Space Coast, the Keys,

       Emerald Coast & Panhandle, near and far, around the state

· Attract New Members

· Directory of other guilds, members, shops & vendors

· Dues only $22 per year for each guild


Benefits to Member SHOP OWNERS & VENDORS:

· Showcase your Shop & Programs at SSQA meetings

· Reach Eager Buyers with Your Latest Products

· Advertise Statewide in SSQA Newsletters

· Promote Teachers

· Directory of members, guilds, other shops & vendors

· For all this: Dues only $22 per year for vendor membership


For information on SSQA Membership:

Glenda Rowley   e-mail: rowleys@juno.com   phone: 954-480-6594,

7312 NW 45th Ave.,  Coconut Creek, Florida  33073-3135


And remember SSQA's "Sunshine in Switzerland Symposium" - April 8-11,'99!  Now open to all quilters while space is available! SSQA is for you.  



Mary-Jeanine (mji@mpinet.net) of Central Florida Quilters Guild says:


Cindy Blackberg is teaching two classes in Longwood for CFQG: Feb 26, 1999 is Friday  - A Medley of Little Stars  One of Cindy's most popular Vintage Collections patterns comes to a workshop with three companions!  Using speedy machine techniques students choose from one of four quilt settings.  The hardest part is trying to decide which quilt to make!


On Feb. 27th is Saturday- Vintage One Patch Scrap Quilts.  Students choose from eight different design choices.  Through a series of exercise participants learn to choose fabric and unlock the keys to making a successful one patch scrap quilt.  This project as well as process class is great for beginners as well as advanced quilt makers. A delight for scrap lovers!  The project chosen can be machine or hand pieced.


Cost for either of the above two classes for non-CFQG-members is $30 each.  Please email mji@mpinet.net for more info or to be added to the list.  We have a few openings in each class.




Ellen L. Hill <ellenjack@juno.com> of Pieces and Patches Guild says:


Our guild, Pieces and Patches Guild of DeLand, Fl has 42 members and meet twice a month....always welcome anyone in the area to come to our meetings...the first Wed. of each month and the third Thursday...at 10 a.m.  For information anyone interested may contact me.




Kathy Coryn (KMCORYN@aol.com) of  Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon says:


Our guild has David Walker coming to teach a two day class on Cut-Through Machine Reverse Applique on the 19 & 20th of February from 9 to 4 both days.  The cost is $80.00 for non-members and there are still some openings.  He will also being doing a lecture on the 4th Monday at the time given above at the cost of $5.00  for non-members.  If you knkow of anyone who would be  interested call: Claudia Ingram at 813-681-3409.