Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #10

August 24, 1999


Donít know about you, but Iím ready for summer to be over and that fabled cooler weather to begin!


Lots of news to reportÖ


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A great listing of mystery quilt links -




Jon Miskowski, 263-0299 miskowski@wpt.org of Wisconsin Public Television says:

Message-ID: <11D29203F7A@vilas.uwex.edu>


Just a reminder to look for America Quilts the new 60 minute documentary running this week on many PBS stations.


If you'd like to learn more about the program, visit our website at www.pbs.org/americaquilts.We've recently added some updates to the Quilts in the Classroom section of the site.


If/when you see AQ, I'd appreciate any comments you have on the program.You can send them to me at miskowski@wpt.org


Each PBS stations schedules programs locally, to learn your PBS station's plans for "America Quilts" please call them and express your interest in the program.You can find e-mail and phone lists for all PBS stations at http://www.pbs.org/stations/


Currently the "America Quilts" home video is exclusive to PBS stations for their August/September fundraising.The video will be on sale through PBS Home Video later in the year.



Andi Reynolds andir@gateway.net from Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee says:


"When Life Gives You Scraps Make a Quilt"

18th Annual Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee Quilt show

September 3 - October 30, 1999

Museum of Florida History

500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee

Free; Mon - Fri 9 am-4:30 pm; Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sun/Labor Day Noon - 4:30 pm.

Info: (850) 488-1484


Featuring six Kaffe Fassett quilts, plus quilts from Russia, England, California, Illinois, Texas, Virginia.


Silent Auction; bids close 4pm October 30.


Totally Unique to Quilt Shows: Saturday, October 2, 11:30 am, the Florida State University Dance Reparatory Theatre with nationally known author Janet Burroway will present a dance-dialogue using quilts in the exhibit as source material for choreography.


Boutique open on September 3-6 and October 30.



Pamela Morris pam.m@home.com of Friendship Knot Quilt Guild says:


The Friendship Knot Quilt guild is hosting the talented artist and teacher Hollis Chatelain.

*†† September 16 and 17: "How Should I Quilt This?" creating depth, texture, tension and shadowing to you work. This is a 2 day class.

*†† September 18: "Painting Images with Dyes" we will paint with Procion dyes and learning to control them.Layering, bleeding and special effects without bleeding etc. will be taught.

*†† September 20: The Images class will again be held


These classes will be very informative taught by an quilter who has lived in Africa for many years.

Cost is $30 for each day. Classes are 9am to 4 pm in beautiful Sarasota.A map and supply list will be sent on receipt of payment. If interested please call Bette Behanna at 941-924-2774 or e-mail Pamela Morris at pam.m@home.com


Pat Lesterpatles@sunet.net of Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guildsays:


Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild (Vero Beach) will be having a Quilt Show on Feb. 10-11, 2001. We are looking for a national teacher who would be in the area at that time. Of course, would like to share expenses if possible.Our last show drew over 3,000 paid visitors. This time we will have 6,000 sq.ft. of quilting.



Brenda Klus klusc@sunline.net of Peace River Quilters says:


This is a repeat but we would appreciate you're putting it out in the news again. We have Jackie Robinson from Durango, CO - of Animas quilts coming to Ellenton for our guild retreat Jan. 16-18th. She has the dates of Jan. 19-21 open and would like to fill them in while she is in Florida. She is a published teacher - most famous for her "tesselations" and Frank Lloyd Wright lecture and quilts. She will be in Ellenton on the 18th and then in Pt Charlotte on the 22nd.Would any guilds or groups like to contact her for the dates of Jan. 19-21.



Ruth W Briggs ruthbquilt@juno.com of Winter Haven Quilters says:


We will be showing our quilts at Polk Community College in Winter Haven during the month of October. We will also be exhibiting our opportunity wall hangings "A Season of Quilting." Everyone purchasing a ticket will have four chances to win a wall hanging depicting one of the seasons of the year.


We also are sponsoring a bus to the Jacksonville Quiltfest '99, leaving Winter Haven on Sept. 17, spending the night in Jacksonville, and returning the next day. We have a few vacancies available. Cost for the bus-$20, plus $7 to get into the show as a group. Call Ruth Briggs, President WH Quilters, (941)294-2685 for more information.



Marsha White WPQuilters@gte.net of West Pasco Quilterís Guild says:



EVENT†††††† West Pasco Quilters' Guild Inc.

††††††††††† Quilt show: "Sew Many Quilts 2000"


LOCATION:†††††† Veterans Memorial Complex

††††††††††† 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson, Florida


DATE:†††††† February5th&6th, 2000

††††††††††† Saturday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

††††††††††† SundayNoon to 5:00 PM


DESCRIPTION:††† Over 300 quilts, Hoffman Challenge,

††††††††††† Small Quilts Silent Auction, Fashion Shows,

††††††††††† Demonstrations, Boutique, Merchants Mall,

††††††††††† Door Prizes and Cafe.†††††††

††††††††††Judged show by NQA Judge, Katherine Ward



††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Quilt Show

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Attn: Marsha White

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3345 Van Nuys Loop

††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††New Port Richey, FL 34655


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.


Marsha White

2000 Advertising Chairman

727 376-4126†††† E-mailWPQuilters@gte.net

Check out our website at:http://www.angelfire.com/fl2/westpascoquilters



Pete Miniscalco<Pete_Miniscalco@WCEU.pbs.org> of WCEU Programming says:


WCEU [Daytona] will be adding a block of quilting programs to our schedule beginning September 6th.Every day, Monday through Friday at 12:30PM, we will bring you a different quilting show.

Mondays will be Quilt In A Day, Tuesdays will be Sew Many Quilts, Wednesdays will be Quilting From The Heartland, Thursdays will be Kaye Wood's Quilting Friends and Fridays will be Lap Quilting.†† I hope you will enjoy these programs.


WCEU is a non-profit, publicly supported public television station.Our basic membership levels start at $36.Membership entitles you to receipt of the monthly program guide, advance notice of station-sponsored activities which includes an informative computer/technology seminar every

six months, plus more.If you would like more information on membership, please send us your name and address.


Thanks for supporting public television!





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