Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #5

February 26, 1999


Here's lots more info for you, enjoy!


In case you missed it before, I mentioned that if you are having problems reading my newsletter because of the extra formatting, drop me a line (mji@mpinet.net) and I'll send you a plain, unformatted newsletter from now on.  Some people have complained of not seeing the text until they hit REPLY, or just yucky stuff in the body of the newsletter.


For those of you on the Stack-n-Whack bandwagon, you may have heard there are a few mistakes in the first printing of the book.  If your book says "4th printing" on the copyright page, you're OK.  Otherwise, email me (mji@mpinet.net) and I'll send you the errata sent directly from Bethany.


I have a tip for those of you in guilds: does your guild have a PO Box?  I've noticed that the guilds that do not have a constant address like this sometimes get lost in the shuffle when the member (whose address is the guild's address) might move or drop out.  A PO Box might be a good investment if you want to stay in touch with the outside world!  This is the address that goes on your letterhead, your magazine subscriptions, publicity copy, newsletters from other guilds, etc.


For those web fans out there (you know who you are!), here are a few sites that will keep you going.  And don't blame me if you spend all your pin money at Hamilton Books!  I just bought 3 $25 books for $3.95 each!  Gotta love it.


http://marple.net/schools/culbertson/Cool_Kid_Sites.html - A collection of Kid Links.

http://www.hamiltonbook.com/index.html - Discount Book Seller

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagstar.html - How to make a 5-pointed star




Marilyn Weiner <marobi@bellsouth.net> of Palm Beach County Quilters' says:


Palm Beach County Quilters' has just booked Hollis Chatelain for March 4-5, 2000 for a 2 day workshop.  It's titled Dyeing Images.  Hollis would like to know if any other groups in the area would be interested in having her visit during this trip.  She is extremely gifted and giving as a teacher.  Her work is appearing all over the world, as she is teaching in all places too. Please contact me...as per Hollis' request to get this organized, if anyone has interest in booking her.  Her email addy for those wanting a portfolio of classes/lectures is  hollisart@aol.com.


Caryl Bryer Fallert will be with Palm Beach County Quilters' in January. Dates:  1 class for 2 days...Thurs/Fri(most probably 2 days)on Jan 20-21, 2000 and 1 class for 1 1/2 days...Sat/Sun:  Jan 22-23, 2000 Lecture Sat. a.m. for general membership and guests. Caryl is interested in visiting other guilds too. You can contact me at this addy or fiberdyer@juno.com , if anyone is

interested.  I'll forward this to Caryl.




Janet Barry (Jcquiltb@aol.com) of Creative Quilters of Citrus County says:


Creative Quilters of Citrus County is having a quilt show!!!  Here's the info:


Connecting Threads: Past and Future Quilt Show March 26, 27, and 28, 1999 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Admission $3.00.


Judged Quilt Show, Quilt Boutique, Merchants' Market, and Demonstrations.


Citrus County National Guard Amory

Venable St. and HWY 19 Near the Crystal River Airport, Crystal River, FL

For Information Call: Jan Moffatt (352) 795-3191 or Kathy Grana (352) 563-6372




Suzanne Driver (suzanne@driver.org) of Amelia Island Quilters says:


Amelia Island Quilters present QUILTING BY THE SEA a quilt show, merchants mall,  demonstrations and "Blue Waves of Amelia" raffle quilt on February 27,28, 1999 at the Atlantic Ave. Rec. Center, 2600 Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, Fl.  on Amelia Island.   $3 admission.  There is an antique show in another part of the building at the same time.  Contact Suzanne Driver, 904-277-0859 for more info.



Beth Frierson  <efrierson@email.msn.com> of Suncoast Quilting Circle says:


"Quilts By The Bay" - a biennial quilt show presented by the Suncoast Quilting Circle of the St.Petersburg area.  March 5 & 6, 1999.    Friday - 10am to 5pm and Saturday - 10am to 4pm.

Donation - $4.00

Located at the University of South Florida Bayboro Campus Activities Center at the corner of 2nd Street and 6th Avenue South in St. Petersburg.

Over 200 quilted pieces, 10 vendors, door prizes, a boutique, 6 demonstrations, and a Baltimore Album charity quilt.

For additional info - contact Betty Ferris (727)896-0250 or Beth Frierson (727)894-4789.



Roz Croll (RCroll4174@aol.com) of Seaside Piecemakers says:

We have learned that Philip Wallace, Station Manager for Brevard Community College, will run quilting and sewing shows on the BCC Channel if there is enough interest shown.  He would like us to be specific as to which shows we want and to contact him either by phone or E-mail.  This channel also reaches the Orlando market.   Phone 407-632-1111 ext. 62324.  E-mail address -




Lyn V Libner <classylyn@juno.com> of Southwest Fl Quilt Guild says:


Workshop Available to all quilters:  "All Liberated Blocks"


Instructor: Gwen Marston (Book - Liberated Quilts)

Southwest Fl Quilt Guild, Fort Myers, FL

March 17,1999   9:00 to 3:00

$30.00  available now to non-members

Lyn Libner - classylyn@juno.com  (941) 337-2205 work



Mary-Jeanine says:


There is a Pfaff dealer called Country Patch in Deltona who is in the process of transforming her shop into a quilter's paradise.  She has ordered 4000 bolts of fabric, including the Hoffman challenge fabric, Bali fabrics, novelty prints, Maywood, South Seas, Bernatex, and Balsom/Erlanger.  They teach Quilting, sewing, heirloom classes   They carry Alcazar, Sulky, Maderia,and Parsons beautiful threads, notions and books...and a few Quilters small gift items.  They are in the Deltona Fountains Shopping Center on Deltona Blvd.  That is right off of exit 53 for those traveling I-4, right next to the City of Deltona permit office