Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #117


March 1, 2008


Quilting Friends,


We’re on the downswing of Florida’s quilting high-season…if you haven’t sated that show-bug, you have a few more opportunities.    

Great News!  You may remember from last month's newsletter that Quilting Arts magazine now has a show on PBS, and I recommended you ask your local PBS affiliate to add it to their programming schedule.  Well, if you get Channel 15 out of Daytona Beach, rev up your DVRs; you're in luck.  They will start broadcasting the show on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.  Yahoo!

I don’t know if any of your new year’s resolutions are green, as in saving the environment, but just in case they are, one of my resolutions is to share with you some of my favorite green living tips.  Feel free to share yours too for future newsletters!  If we don’t start changing the way we simply live, there won’t be much left of this earth for our grandchildren.  That is a given.

Tip #3 [thanks to Kelly Woodworth]: It's a question you're asked at the grocery store all the time, "Paper or plastic?"   The environmentally correct answer is NEITHER!    More than 380 million plastic bags are thrown away in the United States every year, and those plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade in landfills. And while paper bags do eventually biodegrade, an estimated 14 million trees a year have to be cut down to make 10 billion paper bags.  The solution is to bring your own cloth bags to the store to use and not use theirs.   Better yet...how about each quilt guild make some and sell them in our boutiques when we have a quilt show?!   You'll be able to use them over and over, and throw them in the wash when they get dirty. [from the Editor: embroider or appliqué these cute words on the outside: “I’m not a plastic bag”.]


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




Now – April 30 Virtual Quilt Show   slingerquiltguild.we.bs (#117)


Mar 6-7 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora  www.lakequiltguild.com (#112)


Mar 8 SSQA Meeting in Mt. Dora www.ssqa.org (#115)


Mar 8 Quilt Show in Bushnell steinhaus40@wmconnect.com (#116)


Mar 7-9 Quilt Show in Hudson www.westpascoquilters.org (#116)


Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Palmetto isulliva@aol.com (#103)


Mar 7-8 Quilt Show in Bartow www.LadysoftheLake.com (#116)


Mar 12-14 Applique Teachers in Tampa djohns47@tampabay.rr.com (#116)


Mar 14-15 Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach mlp131@aol.com  (#112)


Mar 14-16 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.onceuponquilt.com (#113)


Mar 15-16 Quilt Show in Venice www.thevaqg.com  (#114)


Mar 28 – 29 Quilt Show in St. Petersburg sspdy@aol.com (#116)


April 1-8 Fiber Retreat in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#111)


April 4-5 Quilt Show in Melbourne http://www.s-piecemakers.com (#110)


May 10-18 Quilt Cruise   www.roundbobbin.com (#113)


May 13-23 Quilt Excursion to Paris www.jeannemillstours.com (#115)


June 19-21 NQA Convention in Columbus, Ohio www.NQAQuilts.org


July 13-26 Teen Writing Residency www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#117)

August 28-30 Quilt Show in Indiana http://SpinningSpools.FikeWorks.com



Sept 6-13 Quilt Cruise in Alaska www.sewmanyplaces.com (#116)


Nov 2-11 Quilt Tour of Ireland www.sewmanyplaces.com (#116)




Jan 30-31 Quilt Show in Largo www.largocrackerquilters.org (#117)







Show name: Ties That Bind Quilt Guild Virtual Quilt Show

Dates: February 25-April 31, 2008

Show address: Slinger Quilt Guild slingerquiltguild.we.bs

Slinger, Wi, USA 53086

Contact vqs@slingerquiltguild.we.bs

Website: slingerquiltguild.we.bs






Quilters of Alachua Day Guild is again co-sponsoring a juried quilt exhibit titled Quilting Natural Florida II  to be held in the Spring of 2010 at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  I have attached an entry form and rules.  We are in the process of call for entries so we would appreciate your assistance in spreading the news.  The entry form is available for download from our website    http://www.qacdg.org  






Spinning Spools Quilt Guild

P.O. Box 386

Auburn, IN 46706

August 28-30, 2008


260-238-4837 Linda Kennedy

buzzcurly@verizon.net  Beverly Snyder







Largo Cracker Quilters, Inc. will be hosting our biennial quilt show, Celebrate the Quilt Explore the Art on January 30 – 31, 2009  10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Admission $6.00.

Free Parking – Buses Welcome – Handicap Accessible St. Paul United Methodist Church Christian Life Enrichment Center, 1199 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, FL  33770 For more information see www.largocrackerquilters.org







Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency

is a one-of-kind, multi-genre summer writing residency that offers

9th through 12th grade writers workshops and mentorship by

distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative

nonfiction/memoir, on the grounds of a breathtakingly

beautiful ecological preserve.


your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency will be

held from July 13 through July 26, 2008, offering 21

participants from around the country an extraordinary

opportunity to explore and expand the power of

their individual voices through writing workshops.

The program will take place at Atlantic Center for

the Arts, an artists’ community on the east coast of

central Florida.




Atlantic Center for the Arts announces

the your word 2008 Master Writers-in-Residence.



Maggie Estep: Fiction                   Thomas Sayers Ellis: Poetry            Terese Svoboda: Creative Nonfiction/Memoir

www.maggieestep.com                        www.tsellis.com                                    www.blueflowerarts.com/tsvoboda


And the 2008 your word Fellowship recipient


John Murillo: 2008your word Fellow




Application deadline extended to April 4, 2008!


Residency Schedule

Students will join three Master Writers-in-Residence, one in each of the following genres — Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction/Memoir. Teens can strengthen skills in their preferred genre, while exploring and experimenting with other forms of literature. Scheduled recreational activities may include evening events with guest writers and readings, a poetry slam, trips to New Smyrna’s beaches, guided boat trip and eco-tour on local waterways, as well as bike rides, yoga, and a bookmaking workshop. Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Community Arts Manager will facilitate the program, and chaperones will be on-site 24-hours a day throughout the residency. The residency provides mentorship by Master Writers as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with peers.



$750 for the residency includes instruction, accommodations, meals, and all activities.

Scholarships for tuition and travel stipends are available; please see Application Procedure, Item #4.


Facilities and Housing

Atlantic Center for the Arts is located on 10 acres of pine and palmetto forest, representing the interaction between nature, environment and creativity. Nestled within a 69-acre ecological preserve, the campus is connected by raised boardwalks. Students will reside in two buildings containing 28 single occupancy housing units (4 handicap-accessible), furnished with double bed, private bathroom, work desk, small refrigerator, and linens. Atlantic Center’s award-winning studio complex includes a dining hall, digital media lab, library, administration building, and a Visitor Center & Gallery.



The selection process for this unique literary residency opportunity will be competitive. Atlantic Center for the Arts receives the applications and forwards them to the Master Writers-in-Residence. A total of 21 writers will be selected.



Application Deadline: April 4, 2008


Faxed or electronic applications will not be considered.

Applications postmarked after this date will be considered

only if space is still available. Applications must be typewritten

and must include items #1-3. (Item #4 is optional,

but is required if you are requesting scholarship support.)



• Your name, address, age, phone number(s), email

address (if applicable)

• Name of school (or tell us if you are homeschooled)

• Grade level

• Name of the genre (poetry, fiction, creative

nonfiction/memoir) of your Writing Sample

• Name and telephone number(s) of parent or guardian


2. STATEMENT OF INTENT: What do you hope to

achieve in this residency? (limited to 1 page)


3. WRITING SAMPLE: 3 pages

Your writing sample should be in your preferred genre. For

example, you may submit 3 pages of poetry, or 3 pages

of fiction, or 3 pages of creative nonfiction/memoir. You

may include more than one genre in your sample (for

example, 1 poem, and 2 pages of fiction), but the entire

sample is limited to 3 pages. Submit four copies of your

writing sample. All sheets must be 8.5 x 11 paper.

Submission must be typed on one side of the sheet:

double-spaced for prose, single-spaced for poetry. Do not

send more pages than required; surplus pages will not be

processed. Please keep a copy of your submission. Do

not send original copies of your work. Writing samples will

not be returned.


4.SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT: To apply for full or partial

tuition scholarship support, include a brief letter, no more

than two paragraphs, stating your financial situation and

the amount of assistance you are requesting. A

limited number of travel stipends are also available.



Mail to the following address by the application

deadline of April 4, 2008:



your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency

Atlantic Center for the Arts

1414 Art Center Avenue

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168



Applications must be postmarked by April 4, 2008.

Letters of acceptance will be mailed the first week in May.



For more information, contact Atlantic Center for the

Arts’ Community Arts Manager, 386-423-1753 or visit




Sarah Lynn Higgins

Community Arts Manager

Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House

214 South Riverside Drive 

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

386-423-1753    386-423-3137 FAX


Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.


 Simply Quilts TV Schedule for March

Mar 03, Monday 08:00 am no show today
Mar 04, Tuesday 08:00 am #1108 Stitch and Split Appliqu? w/ Jayme Crow
Mar 05, Wednesday 08:00 am #1034 Free-Standing Applique w/ Sheron Malec
Mar 06, Thursday 08:00 am #1105 Victoria and Albert Quilts w/ Kaffe Fassett
Mar 07, Friday 08:00 am #1122 Design Embroidery Software w/ Charlotte Warr Andersen
Mar 10, Monday 08:00 am no show today
Mar 11, Tuesday 08:00 am #1128 Impressionist Quilts of Japan w/ Noriko Endo
Mar 12, Wednesday 08:00 am #1130 Tree of Life Family Tree w/ Diana McClun
Mar 13, Thursday 08:00 am #1115 Star's Surrounded w/ Elizabeth Hamby Carlson
Mar 14, Friday 08:00 am #1037 Totally Tubular w/ Rita Hutchens
Mar 17, Monday 08:00 am no show today
Mar 18, Tuesday 08:00 am #1015 By the Letter w/ Mary Lou Hallenbeck
Mar 19, Wednesday 08:00 am #1022 Scrapbook Quilts w/ Sue Astroth
Mar 20, Thursday 08:00 am #906 Quilt's That'll Floor Ya! With Christine Porter
Mar 21, Friday 08:00 am #1138 Egg Money Quilts w/ Eleanor Burns
Mar 24, Monday 08:00 am no show today
Mar 25, Tuesday 08:00 am #925 Simply Quilts Challenge with Jean Qells, Jim Kankula, Jan Mullen
Mar 26, Wednesday 08:00 am #915 Hula Hut with Lisa Boyer
Mar 27, Thursday 08:00 am #827 Novelty Dresden Plates with Sharon Stroud
Mar 28, Friday 08:00 am #1018 Three-Dimensional Feather Stars w/ Russell Scott, Rachel Clark and Linda Johanson
Mar 31, Monday 08:00 am no show today