Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #9

August 9, 1999


Hello quilters!


Again, its been a while since you’ve seen a newsletter from FQN, but news has been slow, and this editor has been keeping busy with work on the Orlando meeting of the state quilt guild, Sunshine State Quilters Association.  I was able to meet many of you that day, and it was great to attach a face to your email address.  SSQA is a wonderful organization that is working on various projects, including a future quilt museum.  For more information about SSQA, keep your eye out for ads in quilt show programs, as well as in this space.


As a mother of two small children, I don’t get much quality time in my sewing room, so when I do, I try to multi-task by listening to my books on tape.  If you are interested in renting some great unabridged books on tape, I order mine through the web from Books-On-Tape.  They have a huge selection, and are a good company to work with.  I have no affiliation with them, except as a satisfied customer, but if you decide you want to try them, I get a free rental with your first order. ;)


To make sure I get credit, click on the following link:



Also, if you would like to advertise your quilt guild’s show or meetings on the net, check out WWW.QuiltShowAndSale.com.



Michelle Ross <mross370@aol.com> at Pelican Quiltworks in South Daytona Beach says:


Calico Station, Material Things, My Favorite Quilt Shop and Pelican Quiltworks will be conducting the First Annual Northeast Florida Shop Hop on Nov 6 & 7,1999. The 4 shops above will have trunk shows and each contribute a grand prize valued at $100. The Shop-hoppers have to visit all 4 shops during the Sat & Sun Dates. The shops will be open 10-6pm and the first 500 hoppers to register will receive a totebag with goodies. There will be drawings throughout the day at all shops. You must visit all 4 shops to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. I will keep you informed on the progress and we would appreciate any mention you could give us in your newsletter or at your guild meetings. If you have any questions...don't hesitate to email me




Janice Kreuzinger kreuzinger@earthlink.net of Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon says:

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Quilt Show  - "Patch into the Future"

March 3-4, 2000, 9 am - 5 pm.  (Fri. & Sat.)

Manatee Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto, Florida


Sponsored by members of Manatee Patchworkers of Bradenton, FL

   and Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon, FL

Contact:  Joan Mynahan, phone: 813-645-1660, e-mail: jmynahan@msn.net


"Patch into the Future" is the first show jointly sponsored by members of these two great guilds.  Their goal is to display a wonderful selection of fine quilts for your viewing pleasure.  Show also features vendors, a boutique and an auction of miniature quilts.  Mark your 2K calendars now so

you won't miss this event!




Joan Mattmuller JoanMatt@aol.com of First Coast Quilters Guild says:


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Quiltfest, Inc.'99 of Jacksonville, FL , September 17-19, 1999.  Friday,

noon-6pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm, and Sunday, noon -5pm. Held at The Morocco

Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St.John's Bluff Road, Jacksonville, FL.  Daily admission, $5.00, week-end pass $7.00. Children under 10 admitted free with an adult.  Reduced rates at Quality Hotel, 4660 Salisbury Road.  Free parking, show pins, door prizes, hot lunches and snacks, quilt appraisals, miniature quilt silent auction, vendor mall and free demonstrations.  For

more information about our "New Ideas from Old Favorites" send SASE to Dottie Durst, 6211 Eastwood Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32211 or E-Mail: dbld@mediaone.net    Buses and Vans welcome.  To prepay, contact: Judy Hudson,  (904) 724-0410




Barbie Swanson ediebarb@bellsouth.net of Broward Quilt Guild says:


Update on Florida Applique Society:  40 of us from Hollywood over to Weston and all through to Vero Beach met on June 27, 1999 in Delray Beach for a wonderful & sharing experience! For those who had to miss it, we hope you'll be able to join us next time.


After a day of socializing, sharing & learning, a business meeting was held to discuss our structure and how we wanted to  proceed with the chapter growth. The enthusiasm for a group of this kind was indicated by the fact that it was unanimous that we meet monthly at Quilters Marketplace. Anything less was unacceptable. We have so many gifted people in the group that all were able to share tried and tested techniques along with many new and exciting tips.


  We decided that for now we would continue to learn from one another and to develop slowly. Rather than having an immediate election of officers, it was voted that 1-3 people would volunteer each month to chair the meeting and present the project of the month. The schedule for the next three months is:


  July 25 Pat Augustus, Marilyn Ettinger & Katie Mulchay : Celtic work (kit to purchase)

  August 22 Yvonne Suutari & _________ : Hawaiian applique with Amish colors

  September 26 JoAnn DeSantis & Elaine Power: 3-D Flowers (Bring fabrics appropriate for flowers and leaves with a background piece approximately fat quarter size.)


  For all workshops, bring your personal applique sewing kit which includes needles, pins, scissors, threads, pencils, glue stick, freezer paper, Templar, ruler, etc., etc., etc.-- and all those other things you like to work with. If you choose to use a machine, bring it along.


Our Meetings are held at Quilters Marketplace  524 East Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483

 4th Sunday of each month (except December) 1-4PM




Marsha White WPQuilters@aol.com of West Pasco Quilters' Guild says:


West Pasco Quilters' Guild Inc. presents "Sew Many Quilts 2000" Quilt Show                     


February  5th  &  6th, 2000

Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday Noon to 5:00 PM


Veterans Memorial Complex 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson, Florida


Over 300 quilts, Hoffman Challenge, Small Quilts Silent Auction,

Fashion Shows, Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Boutique,

Door Prizes, and a Cafe.


Judged show by NQA Judge, Katherine Ward


Why not plan a field trip, come see a quilt show, do some shopping and have a nice lunch?   Admission is $4.00.  For groups of twenty or more, the price is only $3.50 per person.

  Let us know if you are planning a bus trip and your arrival time.  We will

be ready to have everything taken care of on your bus.



Please send SASE to:       Quilt Show

                                                                            Attn: Marsha White

                                                                            3345 Van Nuys Loop

                                                                            New Port Richey, FL 34655

                                                                            727 376-4126

or E-Mail us at:        WPQuilters@gte.net  




I would like to tell you about our new web site, WWW.QuiltShowAndSale.com  

We show and sale quilts.  We would like to advertise your upcoming quilting events.  And we offer Quilt Guilds a chance to show the world their work, and tell  people about what the Guild does.  So visit our site at

www.QuiltShowAndSale.com and check out what we offer Quilt Guilds.




Diane Smith smithquilt@aol.com of Florida Cabin Fever Quilters says:


September 25 - 27, Roberta Horton will be teaching for Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild in Orlando.  Amish Quilts on Monday, Sept. 27, from 9 to 4 has a couple of spaces available.  The fee for the full day class is $30 for non-members.  The Folk Art Class on Sat., the 25th has a short waiting list and the Scrap Quilt Class on Sunday, the 26th, has several on the waiting list.  If you are interested in additional information, contact me by phone 407-895-1732 or e-mail smithquilt@aol.com. 


Party Bus to Jacksonville Show!  Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild in Orlando has some spaces on a luxury bus to Jacksonville on Saturday, September 18.  We’ll meet at Marks Street Senior Center at 7:45 a.m, spend the day at the show and stop for dinner on the way back.  The price will be $20, plus discounted show admission.  Call Helen Boyd 407-880-4675.




Nadine Tourtillott <NadineCC@aol.com>  of Southwest Florida Quilters Guild says:


Naples Quilters Guild Presents..  

     "Stitches in Time For the Next Millennium"

St. John the Evangelist Church. 625 111th Ave North Naples, FL

February 11th and 12th 2000


Quilts! Boutique! Miniature Quilt Auction! Demonstrations! Raffle Quilt! Door Prizes and much more!

From I75 take exit 17 Go straight, when you cross hwy. 41 you’re on 111th.  Church is on the right. Busses are always welcome. Food on site prepared by the students and chef of Lorenzo Walker Vo-Tech, to benefit their scholarship fund. Contact: Janet Moll 23 Amethyst Ave Naples, FL

34114         (941)774-2858 or e-mail rkmoll@aol.com