Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #6

March 14, 1999


Hello all, are you Quilt Showed out?? I hope not, because we’re not done yet!


I would like to collect information about Florida based quilting teachers.  If you know of one or many, in your guild or one that has visited your guild, I would be grateful if you could forward their info to me (try to include email/website info).   I will compile a list and send it back to each and every one of you.  I think we have some stupendous talent in Florida, so lets take advantage of it!  Consider your work on this list a service to every quilter in Florida.


Some more nifty sites to surf to:


http://ttsw.com/Errata.html - Quilting Book Errata (fixes to mistakes)


http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/museum/quilts/ - pictures of the Florida Quilt Collection at the Florida Historical Museum in Tallahassee


Here is my list of National Quilting Teachers on the WWWeb.  Please let me know if you know of other sites:
















Bonnie Askowitz (bonniebanks@prodigy.net) from Ocean Waves Quilt Guild says:


QuiltFest '99, April 16, 17 at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables.  Quilt competition and exhibit, challenges, vendor’s alley and sale booth, an auction at 2 p.m. On Saturday, a certified appraiser will be available.  Special exhibits include the art of national award winners, Hollis Chatelain and Florida quilter, Fran Skiles.


Contact: Bonnie Askowitz, Chair 305-253-6994 bonniebanks@prodigy.net


 Tammie Clarke (redstar@gate.net) of Southern Stars Quilt Guild says:


It will be SHOWTIME in no time!!  The 5th biennial Broward Quilt Expo will be at the War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8th Street, Ft. Lauderdale) on March 19, 20, 21, 1999 in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.  Hours of the show are Fri & Sat 9-5, and Sunday 10-4.  Cost of attending is $5.00 per day or $10.00 for a weekend pass This show is sponsored by the four Broward County Guilds: Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, and West Broward Quilters Guild.  Special guests this year are Fons & Porter who will be giving a lecture on quilter's sewing spaces on the Thursday prior to the show (March 18) at the Doubletree Guest Suites 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale.  Cost for attending the lecture is $10.00 payable at the door.  There will be a parking charge at both events.


Highlights of the event include:

- Judged quilt show with over 180 quilts in 11 categories

- Exhibition Quilt Show

- Challenge

- Special Collection Exhibits

- Miniature Quilt Auction (2pm-4pm Sunday)

- Workshop Classes* (some spaces still available-you can register at the show!)

- Quiltique

- Merchant Mall

- Door Prizes

- Opportunity Quilts by all 4 Guilds!


*Teachers - Cindy Blackberg, Marilyn Dorwart, Marianne Fons, Betty Lou Gordon, Barbara Hahl, Barbara Lacey, Suzanne Leimer, Irene McLaren, Liz Porter, Marie Morel-Seroskie, Mary Sorenson, Barbie Swanson, Nan Wakefield, ELNA Educator.


For more information, please contact Tammie Clarke at 954/458-1031 or redstar@gate.net



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


Teddy Pruett, certified quilt appraiser, will lecture to The Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild of Boca/Delray.  Her lively, humorous program entitled, “Other People’s Fleas” will delight Quilters & non-Quilters alike on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:30 PM. at the Boca Raton Community Center.  For more information, call (561) 393-6178 or e-mail: bgualtieri@worldnet.att.net


Quilt teacher, Ruth Brill, will speak to the Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild about “The History of Hawaiian Quilting” on April 20th at 7:30pm at the Boca Raton Community Center on Crawford Blvd.  A workshop will be given on 4/17.  For more information, call (561) 393-6178 or e-mail: bgualtieri@worldnet.att.net