Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #7

April 4th, 1999


Thanks to those of you who sent Florida-based quilting teacher info to me.  But I know there are a lot more names out there…. I’ll even take faxes of lists if you don’t want to re-type them into email.  I want more! [insert maniacal laugh here].  ;)


I’ve had my first request for email addresses for Florida Quilt Guilds.  I guess I should have known this was coming!  Since I didn’t ask each of you for your permission to give out your email address, I ask you to trust me to act with caution in this matter.  I will never give out your email addresses without careful consideration, full knowledge of their use, and an appeal to the requestor that s/he uses the email addresses for that specific use, and no other.  In other words…you will not be getting spam because of me!  I’m sure most of the requests will be for publicity for specific quilt shows, etc.


If you decide you do NOT want me to share your address with anyone, please drop me a line at mji@mpinet.net and your request will be honored.



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


Then click on “Information for Quilters” to get the particulars.  If each guild could hold a special workshop to put a few quilts together, we could really make a difference!



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

      Creative Quilters

  **  Disconnected Piecers

  **  East Sunrise Quilt Guild

      First Coast Quilters Guild

  **  Florida Cabin Fever Quilters

      Florida Keys Quilters

      Friendship Knot Quilt Guild

      Friendship Quilters

  **  Gold Coast Quilters Guild

      Highlands County Quilt Guild

      Honey Bee

      Lady of the Lakes

      Lakeshore Quilters

      Largo Cracker Quilters

      Moonlight Quilters

      Nimble Fingers

      Ocean Waves

      Orange Belt Quilt Club

  **  Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild

      Palm Patchers Quilters

      Paradise quilters

  **  Patchers of Time

      Patchwork Cottage

  **  Peace River Quilters

  **  Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild

      Pelican Quiltworks

      Piece River Quilters

      Piecemaker Quilt Guild

      Pieces and Patches Guild

      Quilters' Crossing

      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

      Springhouse Quilters

      Stepping Stone Quilters

      Stitch Witches

      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 (mji@mpinet.net) 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 fiberdyer@juno.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 klusc@sunline.net 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.