Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #11

September 6, 1999


Good September to you!  I am looking forward to ten glorious days touring five cities in Italy (Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice, and Assisi).  If you have quilting related suggestions for me, I’d love to hear them.  I made sure to learn “Where is a fabric store?” (Dove  negozio di tessuti).  Whether the tour of 45 people will wait while I shop is questionable, though!


Does anyone happen to know how to get hold of Teddy Pruett, Quilt Appraiser Extraordinaire??  In June, she moved to the Lake City area and is temporarily staying with relatives.  I cannot find a current phone or email address.  If you know, please let me know, as at least two guilds are trying to contact her.  Thanks




Mary Staley  mstaley@mc.cc.md.us Coordinator, Amistad Quilt Project says:


I would like to bring your attention to an international Friendship Quilt project that is in progress. It is being organized by 3 non-profit groups in the USA: Montgomery College (Maryland), Mystic Seaport (Connecticut) and Amistad America (Connecticut).  The purpose of the project is to bring the work of quilt makers from all over the world together, to provide quilts for the bunks of the ship, Amistad, now being built at Mystic Seaport museum. The ship will be an educational vessel; its programs will teach students lessons of leadership and cooperation, history and human rights.


The finished quilts will be displayed in a gallery setting before they are presented to Amistad America for use on the ship.


Detailed information about this project is available on the Internet at <http://www.mc.cc.md.us/Departments/amistad>


Although the project calls for individual quilt blocks, please note that information is also given on the web site about the size and format for finished quilts, for those guilds or other groups that would like to create a whole quilt. (See "Quilt Block Specifications")


I hope you and other members of your quilt guild will consider participating in this exciting project.


Please forward this information to other quilters who may be interested in this project.



Mary Staley

Coordinator, Amistad Quilt Project

Montgomery College

7600 Takoma Ave. Takoma Park, MD USA 20912  Email:  mstaley@mc.cc.md.us




Here is the September SIMPLY QUILTS schedule from the HGTV Ideas magazine & show guide. Show listings are also given on the HGTV website, at www.hgtv.com SQ Hostess Alex Anderson has a new web site, here it is: <http://www.alexandersonquilts.com/>


Starting September 27, 1999, there is going to be a major scheduling change, as SIMPLY QUILTS will move from the current  Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun schedule, to Mon/Wed/Fri.  The good news, is the air time will stay the same, 9:30 am and 2:30 pm, Eastern time, so we won't have to remember a different time to set our VCR's :)    Also, the "new" series of shows (#500 series) debuts on Sept. 27.  (The new shows are on at 2:30pm.)  So set those VCRs & happy viewing!!


Sept.  2 9:30    #221    Kids & Quilts

             2:30    #445    Robert Callahan's Appliqued Quilts; Quilt Trends

Sept.  4 6:30    #319    Sampler Rosette

Sept . 5 6:30    #445    Robert Callahan's Appliqued Quilts; Quilt Trends

Sept.  7 9:30    #222    Quilt Show

             2:30    #443    Images in Fabric

Sept.  9 9:30    #223    Wedding Quilt

             2:30    #441    Quilting: Color Combinations, Design

Sept. 11 6:30    #443    Images in Fabric

Sept. 12 6:30    #441    Quilting: Colors Combinations, Design

Sept. 14 9:30    #224    Decorative Clothes

              2:30    #320    Hawaiian Themes

Sept. 16 9:30    #225    Small Quilts

              2:30    #321    Art of Quilting

Sept. 18 6:30    #320    Hawaiian Themes

Sept. 19 6:30    #321    Art of Quilting

Sept. 21 9:30    #324    Fabric Fun

              2:30    #322    Mariner's Compass; Quilt Assembly & Display

Sept. 23 9:30    #325    Shibori

              2:30    #323    Bias Strips, Blocks, Finishing

Sept. 25 6:30    #322    Mariner's Compass; Quilt Assembly & Display

Sept. 26 6:30    #323    Bias Strips, Blocks, Finishing

Sept. 27 9:30    #401    Machine Needlelace

              2:30    #501    Angels in Our Quilts

Sept. 29 9:30    #402    Fractured Landscape

              2:30    #502    Stash Quilt

Oct. 1     30      #403    Women in America Quilt

              2:30    #503    Open Air Quilts




Treat yourself to a sewing escape weekend at Sewing in the Sun,

a three-day conference devoted to exploring creative sewing techniques.


November 11-14, 1999 at the Double Tree Resort & Conference Center, 3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, Florida


Registration Deadline: October 1, 1999


You can find the complete conference brochure and registration form on our website:  needlearts-adventures. com. Or call us for a hard copy.


WORKSHOPS: Each class is three days long. You select one class so you can work in-depth.


       1. Pauline Richards - A Sewing Adventure - Creating a Masterpiece from Mystery Fabric.   Explore a wide variety of unique embellishment and surface design techniques. The emphasis will be on using embellishments and surface design  to create a striking, one-of-a-kind outfit, wall hanging, or quilt.


       2.  Ginny Eckley  - Fiber Art: Intensive Fiber Therapy for Those Who Want to Do It All

Experiment with many of the techniques for appliqué, free motion thread work, etc., seen in Ginny¹s exquisite book “Quilted Sea Tapestries.” You will design and begin your own quilt or wall hanging or garment.


        3. Colette Wolf - Exploring the Manipulated Surface Colette will guide you through a variety of fabric manipulation techniques from her best seller “Manipulating Fabric”. You will create samples in muslin then begin a project of your choice using your favorite techniques.


        4. Gloria “Mimi” Winer  - Victoria Rose Mimi will guide you through the complete process of creating a lovely Victorian young woman doll  which is dressed in Victorian under garments.


The conference registration fee of $375 includes:

- Three full days of class,

- Slide presentations by Ginny Eckley (Mermaid Tales) and Judi Korona (cloth dolls)

- A reception and private shopping time at Queen Ann's Lace, one of the premier quilt shops in Florida.

- Three luncheons and three continental breakfasts


Call to reserve your space.


Questions? Contact Sandy at:

NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032

410-923-3415      sandra@annapolis.net




Janice Kreuzinger kreuzinger@earthlink.net of SSQA says:


Sunshine State Quilters Association meets Nov. 6 at the Doubletree Hotel Tampa Airport, 4500 W. Cypress.   Advance registration deadline is October 6, 1999 (space is limited.)  This is also SSQA’s annual meeting.  The board meeting will be at the Doubletree on Friday evening, Nov. 5, 1999 - open to all members.


Quilters’ Workshop of Tampa Bay will host this assembly of SSQA, Florida’s statewide quilting guild.   As usual there are 3-hour workshops, a luncheon/business meeting, a program - this one features Laura Brooker of Tampa who will display and discuss her personal collection of fine antique quilts, and quilting Show and Tell, concluding about 3:00 pm.  There will be a unique Vendors Mall too!


Cost to SSQA members is $15 (includes lunch).  Non-members may register after Oct. 6 for $30, or may join SSQA and receive the member rate. (Annual dues are $25 for individuals, prorated half-price July-Dec.)


Accommodations: Doubletree Hotel Tampa Airport (813-879-4800), 4500 W. Cypress, Tampa, Florida.  You must mention SSQA to obtain a special rate of $69.00.  Maps & directions to the hotel & area quilt shops and supply lists will be sent upon registration.  For more information, contact Grace Edwards 813-961-0563 or Ginny Berman 813-884-1878 or email: ginny@capmel.com  Registration forms in next SSQA newsletter.


Attendees must make reservations for the following workshops or for Sit

n’Sew (space available for working on personal projects):  Appli-bond

Flowers (floral handwork) - Dee Anderson; English Paper Piecing (mini handwork) - Marie Warner; Needle Turning (hand applique for beginners or advanced refresher) - Annette Kocsis; Miniature Landscapes (creative hand or machine work) - Ginny Berman; Snippets (scissors & fusible collage) - Bettie Jo Gibson.  Kits available for classes.


This meeting promises to be especially stimulating as SSQA explores new projects & new technologies to benefit members!   Come see for your self what quilting is about in Florida as we enter a new century.




Aileen Kline <WPQuilters@gte.net> of West Pasco Quilters’ Guild says:


West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. Quilt Show

"Sew Many Quilts 2000"


Veterans Memorial Complex

14333 Hicks Road. Hudson, Florida


February 5 & 6, 2000

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm


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

Show, Demonstrations, Boutique, Merchants Mall, Door Prizes and Cafe.

Judged show by Lecturer and Teacher, Katherine Stubbs Ward


For additional information :

Please send SASE to:

Quilt Show

Att: Marsha White

3345 Van Nuys Loop

New port Richey, FL 34655


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

Check out our website at:  





Anita M. Smith ams@whidbey.com says she’d love to teach in Florida:


Anita M. Smith, Traditional quilter, focuses on applique but loves working with all types of quilting.  She has seen many who were "impossible" to learn, be able to do beautiful work.  Anita has been teaching since 1982.  She started The Applique Society in April of 1997 and it is now world wide with over 1700 members.

Applique she can teach is flat or dimensional.  How to design your patterns from nature, choosing color and unique fabrics for your designs, Miniature designs and how to take a pattern and shrink it for miniatures.

Contact her at ams@whidbey.com or send her mail at:

2845 E. Sunlight Dr.

Clinton, WA 98236

360-321-8302 fax and phone


Anita is willing to work with groups in your area to teach.  She can send a brochure of the classes available.




Rita Denenberg riden@bellsouth.net says:


Please be on the lookout for a missing quilt. It's a twin sized 1930's reproduction log cabin scrap quilt with machine stipple quilting. It looks like the one in Housewarmers book page 57. This quilt, along with 5 yards of coordinating fabric was taken from Suzanne's Quilt Shop in Royal Palm Beach Fl.  If you have any information on this quilt, please contact Suzanne at 561-798-0934 or fax.# 561-798-3767.