Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #125


November 2, 2008


Quilting Friends,


You may remember I wrote last month about my churchs Community Fest Id be busy with in October.  It was successful, the weather was great, and people came in record numbers.  Our family decided that the following weekend would be good for a family get-away, so we drove over to Longboat Key and stayed at a beautiful spot on the beach:  some of you may remember Karen ODowd, past editor of Ladys Circle Patchwork Quilts, quilt shop owner, quilt designer, teacher, etc.  Karen and Dick ODowd now manage a charming set of condos called La Playa.  It was a perfectly lazy weekend, though we did rouse ourselves for a game of beach bocce at one point.  I was so lazy, I didnt even check out the four quilt shops close by.  Next time, for sure.  My son did lose his head tho.


If youre a landscape art quilter, you just have to take a look at these pictures of fall in Vermont.  Every single one of them should inspire you to get busy:  http://tinyurl.com/57yt3g


Tip #11


What do you do with your leftover prescription drugs?  Throw them in the trash?  Down the drain?   These chemicals are making their ways into our fresh waterways, even our drinking water.  There are better choices:


                  Starfish Project - takes donations of certain meds by mail and distributes them to people in need.

                  Earth 911 - enter your zip and the word medication to find nearby drop sites for unused pills.

                  SMARxT Disposal - disposal options for those who don't have a nearby drop-spot.

                  Green Pharmacy Program - join its campaign to push for proper disposal facilities in your area.

                  Drug Repository Programs - check with your local Department of Health or Board of Pharmacy.

                  Pharmacies - some pharmacies (such as many Rite Aids) offer safe drug disposal programs; check with yours.



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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


August 29 Nov 9  Quilt Show in Tallahassee mnkelley @ lewisweb.net (#122)

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

Nov 7-8 Quilt Show in Ocala quilt49 @ aol.com  (#118)

Nov 13-16 SSQA Retreat in Lake Yale www.ssqa.org (#123)

Nov 14-15 Quilt Show and Tea in Davenport quiltsandtea @ msn.com (#120)

Nov 20 UPDATED Sharon Schambers Lecture in Lakeland Send SASE (#125)


Jan 23-24 Quilt Show in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com

Jan 14 - 15 Rayna Gillman in Ft Myers www.artquiltersunlimited.com (#125)

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

Jan 30-31  Quilt Show in The Villages brownwood.fl @ gmail.com (#123)

Feb 6-7 Quilt Show in Tampa www.quiltersworkshop.org (#122)

Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Vero Beach www.members.aol.com/sbonnets1979 (#120)

Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Titusville (#120)

Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Sebring  quiltshow @ gmail.com  (#122)

Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in the Keys benmagbyview @ aol.com (#123)

Feb 27-28 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda www.peaceriverquilters.org (#120)

Feb 27-28 Quilt Show in Clearwater  www.QuiltersCrossing.net (#122)

March 14 Quilt Show in Bushnell steinhaus40 @ wmconnect.com (#119)

March 13-15 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.browardquiltexpo.com

March 20,21 Quilt Show in Crystal River www.geocities.com/creativeqcc (#123)

Apr 19-21 Quilt Workshops in Kentucky margie @ cfl.rr.com (#121)

May 2,3 Quilt Show in Gainesville 352-373-1902 (#123)

May 8-21 Textile Tour to France www.jeannemillstours.com (#122)

June 18-21 Quilt Retreat  in Eustis Talacam @ aol.com (#120)




Art Quilters Unlimited is pleased to announce that Rayna Gillman will be teaching two free standing

one day workshops.  We have just a few seats available in each of the following classes:


January 14, 2009        Soy Wax Batik

January 15, 2009        Jump-starting the Art Quilt


The class fee for one day is $65 for members and $85 per day for non-members.  Visit our website

At www.ArtQuiltersUnlimited.com or contact jgrande2 @ Comcast.net for more information.


To learn more about Rayna, please visit her web site at www.studio78.net




We are very happy and proud to announce that Sharon's quilt "The Spirit of Mother Earth" has been awarded Best in Show and this year's Houston Quilt Festival.

We are so very proud of what Sharon has been able to accomplish this year and what a way to finish the year out.

Click here to see the quilt: Spirit of mother earth image gallery.





Sharon Schamber will be giving a lecture for Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Guild on

Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 UPDATED at 7pm at the Faith Lutheran Church, 211 Easton Dr, Lakeland, FL. 

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. 


Send SASE to Teddy Wenner, 192 Lake Tennessee Dr Auburndale, FL 33823