Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #7
And now, a VERY IMPORTANT note about what each and every one of us can do to help the refugees from Kosovo. Jill Kuraitis, a quilter from Boise, Idaho, and the Global Development Center, are teaming up to ask every quilter to help make donation quilts to be sent to the refugees in refugee camps. This is timely and an emergency situation. Please take a look at the following web site for more information. http://www.globaldevelopment.org/quilts.htm
Here is an updated list of all the guilds in my database thus far. It would really be helpful if you could fill in any holes. If you know of a quilt guild or club that is NOT on this list, please let them know. FQN is a wonderful thing! By the way, the asterisks (**) mean that guild is interested in sharing national teachers with other guilds.
All Star Quilters Guild
Amelia Island Quilters
Broward Quilt Guild
Busy Bees Quilt Club
** Central Florida Quilters Guild
Coastal Quilters of NE Fla
Coral Springs Guild
Country Road Quilters
** Cracker Quilters of Citrus County
** Disconnected Piecers
** East Sunrise Quilt Guild
First Coast Quilters Guild
** Florida Cabin Fever Quilters
Florida Keys Quilters
Friendship Knot Quilt Guild
** Gold Coast Quilters Guild
Highlands County Quilt Guild
Lady of the Lakes
Largo Cracker Quilters
Orange Belt Quilt Club
** Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild
Palm Patchers Quilters
** Patchers of Time
** Peace River Quilters
** Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Piece River Quilters
Piecemaker Quilt Guild
Pieces and Patches Guild
Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee
** Quilters Workshop of Tampa Bay
River City Piecemakers
** Seaside Piecemakers
** Sewing Studio
Society for Preservation of Outcast Quilters
Southern Stars Quilt Guild
** Southwest Florida Quilt Guild
Space Coast Quilters
Stepping Stone Quilters
Suncoast Quilting Circle
Sunshine State Quilt Ass'n
Surface Design Guild
The Country Quilters
The Quilt Nest
Tree City Quilter's Guild
Venice Area Quilt Guild
Villages Quilting Guild/Quilting Bee's
** West Broward's Quilters Guild
** West Pasco Quiters Guild
Mary-Jeanine (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Central Florida Quilters Guild says:
I have contracted with Ricky Tims (www.taqstudio.com) to lecture and teach at our guild on September 28-30 of 2000. As you will see from his online gallery, he has a very innovative approach to quilting. Carol Bryer Fallert has enjoyed his workshops at Paducah and says he sings, plays the piano and shows quilt slides all at the same time! I’ve heard recently from other quilters who say Ricky’s lecture and workshop where the best they have EVER seen!
Ricky is available to teach to other Florida Guilds between Sept 20, 2000 and the last week of October. I would love to see him come and stay a while in Florida. Make it easy on your next program chair by scheduling out to 2000!
Contact Leslie at RoWaves1@aol.com for more information on booking Ricky.
Marilyn r Weiner email@example.com of Palm Beach Quilters Guild says:
Spaces for Laura Cater-Woods workshops are still available with the Palm Beach Quilters Guild for the 4th weekend in April. 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 SHAPES AND WAVES.
Laura's workshops are open to non-members. Fees are to be determined, but usually run in the
approx. $55 to $60 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.
A Request for help:
This is regarding the Desert Storm quilt made in Florida. I would be very interested in receiving more information on its origin and a picture. This is extremely important to me as I am one of the participants in the making of such. Of course, I would be interested in seeing the final product but that's not the main reason why I ask. You see, John Shine is retiring from the Air Force on medical discharge due to an aneurysm.
Although he doing fair, I think that it would be extremely important and beneficial to him just to know how important he is. I would like to present him with a picture of this quilt so he can see his importance to, not only his country, but also his family. It would be wonderful if we could make the trip to Tallahassee, but that's not looking good. I am willing to pay for a picture and a bit of written info on the quilt. It would mean sooo much. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Bambi J. Shine
1560 SW 64th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33068-4432
>>>If you know the whereabouts of this quilt, please contact Mrs. Shine directly. Thank you. <<<
Brenda Klus firstname.lastname@example.org of Peace River Quilters in Punta Gorda says:
We are contracting Jackie Robinson from Durango Colorado - Animas Quilts for January 16,17 and 18th 2000. She is available to another quilt guild for January 19,20 and 21st. If any other guilds are interested you can contact her through her E-mail: AnimanQuilts@Animas.com or telephone 970-247-2582. Jackie Robinson's web site is: www.animas.com.