Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #15

November 19, 1999


Hello and Happy Thanksgiving a bit early.  On Saturday, I leave with my family for a week at the Sanibel beach with my parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncle.  About 35 of us!


In case you missed it, my email address has changed from mji@mpinet.net to mji@cfl.rr.com.  Please make a note of it!


Lots of news to report, here we go…



Art Callinan < mmc11@ix.netcom.com> of Central Florida Quilters Guild says:


Announcing classes at QUILT MAGIC 2000 - “COLORFUL BEGINNINGS”

Orlando, January 22nd and 23rd, 2000


Teacher:  Barbara Hahl from Boca Raton: Barbara has been quilting for over 24 years.   But Barbara has used needle and thread to put stitches in just about everything from childhood doll clothes, to clothing for herself and family, home decorating projects and of course her quiltmaking.   Barbara is a “hands-on-teacher”.  


Saturday (Jan 22nd): Beyond the Beginning:  

Rotary cutting and machine piecing skills are highlighted with this workshop.  Two familiar blocks form a secondary design when assembled.  This is a great quilt for anyone!   

Skill Level: All (basic machine knowledge needed)                                                   

Cost:  $25.00  (Full Day Class)


Sunday (Jan 23rd): Over the Edge: 

Learn the easy way to place a great finishing edge onto your latest quilts.  Several sample pieces will give you choices including curves, mitered corners and working with stripes and bias. 

Skill Level: All                                  

Cost: $20.00 (Half Day (Morning) Class)           


To Register: Send your check to Artha Callinan, 1773 Owasco St., Winter Springs, FL

32708.  Any questions either call (407) 366-0426 or E-mail mmc11@ix.netcom.com.


Those coming via buses or in large group via car if they let us know we

will arrange quick entry into the show.      




John Murray CHEFMURRAY@prodigy.net says:


I’m trying to locate someone who will make 3 quilts from my recently deceased fathers wild sport coat collection. Two of them are to be gifts for my sisters.  If you can offer any assistance or suggestions I would be most grateful.    I live in the Orlando area.   thanx again




Donna Barnes Barnes9876@aol.com of the Lake County Quilters Guild says:

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The Lake County Quilters Guild 18th annual FANtastic Quilt Show, celebrating the Year 2000, will be held Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11 at the Eustis Community Center, 600 North Shore Drive, Eustis, FL.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and admission is $3.00.


Besides our member-made quilts, there will be free mini-classes, boutique, door prizes, vendors, plenty of free parking, and red, white and blue Double Wedding Ring raffle quilt.  Buses are welcome, and we'll have tickets ready for you if you let us know ahead.


For more information:

Donna Barnes

phone:  352-735-9105

e-mail: barnes9876@aol.com




Jon Miskowski jmiskows@facstaff.wisc.edu of PBS says:

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"America Quilts" the 60 minute PBS documentary featuring quilts and quilters from across America is now available on home video. To learn more about the program, you can visit the website at www.pbs.org/americaquilts . The home video includes 20 minutes of additional footage not seen in the PBS program. To order call PBS Home video at 1-800-PLAY-PBS.

Or visit Shop PBS to purchase it on-line at: http://shop.pbs.org/aA4nxSxRoT/products/A3768/


"America Quilts" will be seen on many PBS stations again in late November or December. We encourage you to contact your local PBS station to inquire about their plans




Kris Driessen oldquilt@albany.net of Hickory Hill Quilts says:


I maintain a public service web page for people who want to buy or sell quilt books.  It is a tremendously popular service, judging by the number of books I put on and take off!  If you are looking for a particular book, or you want to sell a book, check <http://www.HickoryHillQuilts.com/ubooks.htm>.  This is a public service page; all sales are between buyer and seller - no commission, no interference.




Bette Behanna of Friendship Knot Quilters Guild says:


There are still some spaces in Margaret Miller's classes next January 15, 17 and 18.  Classes are Strips that Sizzle, Easy Pieces, and Smashing Settings for Sampler Blocks.  Also, Paula Nadelstern will teach her Kaleidoscope class March 18 and 20, 2000. Both events are in Sarasota. Contact Bette at 941-924-2774 for details:




Judy Cornell <JJQuilter@aol.com> of Gold Coast Quilter's Guild says:


The Gold Coast Quilter's Guild will be hosting Pepper Cory on Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at their 7:30pm. meeting in Boca Raton.  Visitors welcome for a $5- donation.


On Wednesday, January 19th, Pepper Cory will be teaching an all-day class entitled, "Mastering The Curve."  This class, based on the Drunkard's Path, will incorporate both hand piecing and machine piecing and is open to non-guild members for $35-.  For more information, e-mail:  JJQuilter@aol.com




Bobbi McPharlin bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net. of Cracker Quilters Guild says:


The Cracker Quilters Guild, Citrus County will be hosting TIMELESS TREASURES

2000 at the Citrus County Auditorium, South Hyway 41, Inverness Florida on Friday, February 18  10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Saturday, February 19  10:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sunday, February 20 Noon-4:00 PM. Donation $3.00

There will be: a quilt exhibit, small quilt silent auction, boutique, demonstrations, donation quilt, vendors, Cure for Cancer quilt and QUILTING TODAY's travelling quilt challenge. Plus many additional attraction.  Buses are welcome, please let us know in advance. For more information contact:

June Rogers   jwrog@citrus.infi.net          352-746-6122

Bobbi McPharlin    bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net      352-465-4914