Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #17

December 14, 1999


I want to tell you about a worthwhile website that is NOT quilting related.  <www.hungersite.com> is  a place you can go to daily to easily and painlessly make a difference in the lives of hungry people in the world.  All you do is click on the button “Donate Free Food” and up to 3 cups of grain will be donated via the United Nations World Food Program.  I was skeptical at first that something so simple could actually work, but I recently heard the founder of the website speak on NPR about his work and how the site came to be.  I guess its one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” websites that REALLY works.  Give it a look.



Calendar of Events


I have concluded this newsletter needs an ongoing Calendar of Events.  Therefore, I’ve compiled all the news items previously posted in chronologically order.  If you would like to see an item posted in the next newsletter, please let me know!  mji@cfl.rr.com  (It seems like there are more quilt shows than this!!)


Dec 31 "Every Quilt Has a Story” quilt display in Miami Beach  bonniebanks@email.msn.com


Jan 1 SSQA web site goes LIVE www.ssqa.org <MasonTDS@aol.com>


Jan 6 Applique Society Organizational Meeting in Bellview <salmh@worldnet.att.net>


Jan 14 Caryl Bryer Fallert Lecture in Orlando smithquilt@aol.com


Jan 15,17,18 Margaret Miller's classes in Sarasota, Bette at 941-924-2774


Jan 18 Pepper Cory Lecture in Boca Raton. JJQuilter@aol.com


Jan 19 Pepper Cory class in Boca Raton. JJQuilter@aol.com


Jan 19-23 Caryl Bryer Fallert workshops in Palm Beach



Jan 22, 23 “QUILT MAGIC 2000, “Colorful Beginnings”” in Orlando mmc11@ix.netcom.com


Feb 5&6  “Sew Many Quilts 2000” in Hudson WPQuilters@gte.net



Feb 18,19, 20 “TIMELESS TREASURES 2000”  in Inverness peter.mcpharlin@gte.net


Mar 10,11 FANtastic Quilt Show in Eustis barnes9876@aol.com


Mar 18,20 Paula Nadelstern classes in Sarasota, Bette at 941-924-2774




My own quilt guild, Central Florida Quilters Guild, will be hosting our show on January 22 and 23, 2000.  Since we moved the show from March to January, the entries for quilts have been slow in coming this time.  If you were considering entering one or more of your quilts, PLEASE call JaneAnn at 407-658-9400 no later than December 15th, Wednesday to secure a spot for your quilt.


Also, we are holding classes during the show.  Both will be taught by Barbara Hall, a Florida quilt teacher.  Barbara has been quilting for over 24 years and 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.




Sally Herrington < salmh@worldnet.att.net> of  Belleview Busy Bees says:




The Applique Society was started in 1996 by Anita M. Smith in Washington state. There are now close to 2000 members from nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia and Canada.  Florida now has two chapters located in Delray Beach and Crystal River. Their mission is to promote, to teach, and to encourage the love of all types of applique in quilting.


Several of the Busy Bees Quilters have been traveling to Crystal River to attend once a month meetings of that chapter. There are other ladies we have talked to who would like to join but don t want to travel that distance.


We would like to find out if there is any interest in starting a chapter here in Central Florida. We believe Belleview would be centrally located between Ocala and Leesburg and therefore may be a good location for a chapter. Please join us:


Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2000

Place: The Cherokee Park Adult Education Center

5641 SE 113th Pl.  Belleview, FL.


Directions: Off from 441/27 in Belleview, take 484 west, take the first right turn by the Fire Station, Cherokee  Park is on the very next corner.


Contact: Millie Simmons, Silver Springs 352-680-0751 <rmsimmons@webtv.net>

Othie Lingle, Lady Lake 352-753-1984 <bolingle@webtv.net>

Sally Herrington, Summerfield, 352-245-0050  <salmh@worldnet.att.net>


Millie Simmons at rmsimmons@webtv.net or myself at salmh@worldnet.att.net (I will be on vacation for two weeks) or Othie Lingle at bolingle@webtv.net . The chapters in Delray Beach and Crystal River are doing great but are too far for ladies to drive even for once a month meetings.

Thanks, Sally Herrington, The Belleview Busy Bees, Belleview, FL 352-245-0050




Judy Cornell <JJQuilter@aol.com> Gold Coast Quilters Guild says:


Message-ID: <0.796fdde4.25773a07@aol.com>

Just thought you might be interested in knowing that Pepper Cory will speak at the Gold Coast Quilter's Guild in Boca Raton on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:30pm.


Pepper Cory will also be teaching a class on Wednesday, January 19th on rotary cutting, hand piecing, and machine piecing the curve--based on the drunkard's path block.  This all-day class is only $40-.


For more information, e-mail:  JJQuilter@aol.com




Sarah Hough of SSQA says:


SSQA is proud to announce:


A Site for Sewer Eyes www.ssqa.org  (take a sneak peek at www.ssqa.org/guild.htm)


This is not just for those “online.” We need everyone to participate. Just think, you can impress your husband, children, grandchildren, friends by saying “my quilt is on the Internet!” In order to make it happen, we NEED YOUR HELP! Help us fill the empty pages. Send photos, articles, news, etc. to:                 Mary Jobe Mason, SSQA Webmeister, 9211 Christopher Circle, Youngstown,

FL 32466, or e-mail her at MasonTDS@aol.com. If you would like your photos returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Mary needs information for the following features:


Rays of Sunshine … will feature:

"                       A member’s “Bulletin Board”. Want to sell a sewing machine or looking for a particular pattern? Post the message here!

"                       A section for tips and techniques. Have a quilting tip or technique you would like to share with other quilters? Send the information to Mary.

"                       Reviews of quilting books, tools, etc., Let us know what you think about something new.

Links … will feature:

"                       All of us have favorite quilt-related web sites. Please take the time to e-mail Mary with your favorite link(s). Be sure to include the full URL; i.e. http://www.ssqa.org

Fun In the Sun … will feature:

"                       Free quilt block and quilt patterns. We have so many talented quilters in our group that can help out in this area. Please send Mary written instructions and diagrams for a pattern you are willing to donate for use on the web site. Remember, patterns that require template diagrams  do not work well online. Please try to restrict patterns to rotary cutting technique only. You will be given full credit when it is published online.

Quilt Related Humorous Articles or Experiences …

"                       Everyone loves to laugh. Please share your funny quilting stories with other quilters.

Gallery …

"                       Everyone will have an opportunity to “display” their beautiful quilts in this area. Submit a photo of your quilt (or you and your quilt) so it can be added to the Gallery. Write identification information on the back of the photo. Be sure to enclose a SASE if you want your photo returned. With all the wonderful talent in our state we should have a fantastic “gallery of quilts” to share with other quilters!

At-A-Glance …

"                       This area will feature a “guild happenings” calendar, as well as a “around the state” calendar. If you have a special event you would like to have placed on the calendar, send Mary an e-mail or letter with all the pertinent information.

Raffle Quilts …

"                       Need free exposure for your fund raising “donation quilt?” Send Mary a photo and she will post it on the web site. Make sure you write your guild’s name and contact information on the back of the photo.


Please help make our new web site “special.” Take the time to submit your information as soon as possible. The site is scheduled to go live on January 1, 2000. We don’t want any blank pages … help us achieve our goal.