Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

December 28, 1999


Hello quilters:


I guess this is the last FQN newsletter of the M… (should I say the word?, Naaaaa)  YEAR.  This has been FQN’s first year; in fact FQN was officially created on Jan 3rd, 1999.  I guess that allows me to reminisce a little bit, or at least think about where we’ve come with it.  Thanks to all of you, FQN has been well received and an idea whose time has come.  I’d like to think FQN helped a few guilds get together and share national teachers, send a few more visitors to your quilt shows, fill a few workshop seats, enlarge SSQA’s membership, and in general, communicate in ways not accomplished before.  We were even able to help QuiltFest 1999 get the timely word out that yes, the hurricane came through but the “show would go on!”.


I would be remiss if I did not thank you for your kind words of encouragement throughout the year.  Although this newsletter is a bit of work, I really enjoy putting it together not-so-periodically.  Its great to be a part of the Florida Quilting World!


Here’s a very cool site about how to do fabric origami: <http://www.owt.com/gdscott/>

And if you want to be a Kaleidoscope Painter:  http://www.ben2.ucla.edu/%7Epermadi/java/spaint/spaint.html


Does anyone know anyone in the St. Lucie Crazy Quilters Guild or Manatee Patchworker Quilt Guild?  If so, please ask them to send me an email at mji@cfl.rr.com.  Thanks


Here’s my new feature, a quick and easy Calendar of Events:


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 15, 16 Southwest Florida Quilt Show in Ft. Myers ajjsus@aol.com


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 snow-bee@worldnet.att.net


Jan 20 Margaret Miller Lecture in Mt. Dora cabrcb@aol.com


Jan 20 Marti Michell Lecture in Ocala <CWash3266@aol.com>


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 <bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net>


March 3, 4 2000 “Bits-n-Pieces” New Smyrna Beach slbeebb@aol.com


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


Mar 17,18  "Timeless Treasures 2000" in Melbourne  lbax@worldnet.att.net


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


Message-ID: <0.288af6e6.259a8fc9@aol.com>

Sept.22,23,24. Quiltfest 2000 in Jacksonville JoanMatt@aol.com




Lillian Baxter lbax@worldnet.att.net of Seaside Piecemakers says:


We’re having a quilt show!  "Timeless Treasures 2000"

March 17, 18, 2000  Eau Gallie Civic Center 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida




Carole alderman calder@n-jcenter.com of Pelican Piecemakers says:


We’re having a quilt show too!   The name of the show is 2000 Bits-n-Pieces, held March 3 & 4,2000 at Christ Community Church 1210 Mission Dr., New Smyrna Beach FL 32168.  Hours are 10 to 5 p.m. admission is $3.00.  Contact person is Eleanor Babcock at 904-345-2652 or slbeebb@aol.com




Cathy Washburn CWash3266@aol.com of Country Road Quilters says:


 We are very privileged to announce Marti Michell, author of the book “Quilting for People Who Still Don’t Have Time To Quilt”, will present a lecture on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 7:00pm.  This event will be sponsored by Country Road Quilters of Ocala, Florida.  It will be held at the Hospice Building of Ocala, 3231 34th Avenue, just off of State Road 200.   Cost for the lecture will be $5.00 per person payable at the door.


We would like to invite you to attend this lecture. Marti has been teaching rotary cutting techniques since 1980 and has become one of the most well known teachers of that technique.  In 1995, Marti surprised the quilt world by introducing a line of acrylic templates for rotary cutting. Her lecture “Life Beyond Strip Piecing or I Lead Two Lives” will tell you why. Whether you already own some of her Perfect Patchwork Templates, have thought about buying some or are sure you never want any templates, you will find her lecture-demo inspiring and fun. This talk is liberally illustrated with “live” quilts.


We will only be able to seat 180 people so please call and give us an estimate of how many people from your guild will be attending.  Contact Cathy Washburn at  CWash3266@aol.com before January 13, 2000.


This is an exciting opportunity and we hope you will be able to join us!




From: "Lillian Baxter" lbax@worldnet.att.net


Another Quilt show:


"Timeless Treasures 2000"

Friday, March 17 - 10A.M. to 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 18 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Eau Gallie Civic Center

1551 Highland Avenue

Melbourne, Florida

Donation $4:00


Vendors:  Queen Ann's Lace (Kissimmee), Pelican Quiltworks (So. Daytona), Material Things  (St. Augustine), Quilters Marketplace (Delray Beach)  Stephanie Kimura (Jensen Beach), Thimbles & Threads (Merritt Island)  Teddy Pruett (Appraisals),  Katie Lane Quilts (Orlando)

Willabee Studio (Venice)  Grannie Suzannie (Daytona)


We have a queen sized, hand quilted opportunity quilt (raffle quilt); a silent auction, and our wonderful gift shop loaded with items made by our members.  Door prizes, of course- and light refreshments.


Guest speakers are:  Connie Moore Mincer (11:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday)

                                Stephanie Kimura - trunk showing of her original wearables -  

                                2:-00 p.m. Saturday


We are really excited about this show.  It is our very first judged show.  We have given the members the opportunity to enter pieces on a judged, or  non-judged basis.  Also, we are in a new location.  The Eau Gallie Civic Center is new, clean, bright, and best of all -- smoke free.  It is also larger than our previous location which has enabled us to add a few more vendors.  It is right next door to the Art Museum and we will be using their Harris room for the speakers.    We have a great deal of talent in our group and are anticipating some wonderful quilts.  Come see us!



Louise Hall crelou@sunline.net of Venice Area Quilters Guild says:


Here are the classes I am teaching in January (by request):


    Jan.11th, Tues., 9:30 - 3:30 p.m., Bias Blouse, Sew-Lutions Shop, Sarasota                

    Jan.12th, Wed., 12 - 5:00 p.m., Bog Jacket, Horseshoe Cove, Bradenton

    Jan.14th, Friday, 1 - 4:00 p.m., Prairie Points & 3-D Appliqué, Harbor Isles, Venice

    Jan.18th, Tues., 12 - 5:00 p.m., Bias Blouse & 1 Seam Pants, H.Cove, Bradenton

    Jan.19th, Wed., 2 - 3:00 p.m., Color Study, Sew-Lutions Shop, Sarasota

    Jan. 21st, Fri., 9:30 - 3:30 p.m., Stitch & Flip Quilting, Sew-Lutions Shop, Sarasota

    Jan. 25th, Tues., 10 - 3:00 p.m., Bog Jacket, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice

    Jan. 27th, Thurs, 10 - 3:00 p.m., Bog Jacket, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice

February, 2000

    Feb. 5th, Saturday, 10 - 4:00 p.m., Creative Vest, Sew-Lutions Shop, Sarasota

    Feb. 8th,, Tues., 9 - 4:00 p.m., Bog Jacket, American Sewing Guild Mbrs, Sarasota

    Feb. 11th, Fri., 1 - 4:00 p.m., (subject to be announced), Harbor Isles, North Port

    Feb. 12th, Sat., 10 - 4:00 p.m., Shell/Top & 1 Seam Pants, Sew-Lutions Shop, Sara.


March, 2000

    Mar. 7th, Tues., 9:30 - 3:30 p.m., Serged Coat, Sew-Lutions Sewing Ctr., Sarasota

    Mar. 10th, Fri.,1 - 4:00 p.m., (subject to be announced), Harbor Isles, Venice/N.Port

    Mar. 21st., Tues., 9:30 - 3:30 p.m., Bog Jacket, Sew-Lutions Sewing Ctr., Sarasota

    Mar. 28th, Tues., 10 - 3:00 p.m., Bias Blouse & Skirt, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice

    Mar. 30th, Thurs., 10 - 3:00 p.m., Bias Blouse & Skirt, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Ven.


Any questions call: Louise Hall at 941-925-4806 or e-mail: crelou@sunline.net




Diane Smith smithquilt@aol.com of Florida Cabin Fever Quilters says:


Florida Cabin Fever Quilters of Orlando, Florida is pleased to announce a Lecture by  Caryl Bryer Fallert, New Work: Inspiration and the Creative Process, on Friday, January 14, 2000, at 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 106 E. Church St., Orlando, Florida.  Tickets are $5 each, advance purchase is strongly recommended.  Send SASE and check payable to Florida Cabin Fever Quilters, P.O. Box 891, Orlando, FL 32802.  For additional information contact Diane Smith at smithquilt@aol.com.  Visit Caryl's website <http://www.bryerpatch.com>




Here’s a Quilt Show in Fort Myers on January 15&16, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Harborside Convention Center 1375 Monroe Ave. Right downtown Fort Myers. Show judged by Katharine Stubbs and appraisals by Teddy Pruett. Presented by Southwest Florida Quilters Guild, Inc. For more information e-mail Judy Sus at ajjsus@aol.com.




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


The Cracker Quilters in Citrus County invite you to attend TIMELESS TREASURES 2000, a quilt show to be held Friday, February 18; Saturday, February 19 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, February 20 from Noon - 4:00 PM at the Citrus County Auditorium, S. Hyway 41 (3610 S. Florida Ave.), Inverness, Fl.


Admission is $3.00. Buses welcome (please let us know in advance).


The show will include: quilt show exhibit, small quilt silent auction, boutique, donation quilt, demonstrations, vendors and QUILTING TODAY'S traveling quilt challenge.


For more information, please contact:

Bobbi McPharlin :  e-mail - bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net    phone - 352-465-4914


June Rogers: e-mail- jwrog@citrus.infi.net    phone - 352-746-6122



Cindy Blackberg Cabrcb@aol.com of Florida Handwork Gathering says:


Message-ID: <0.98233bad.259a2bd3@aol.com>

Margaret Miller, author of Block Buster Quilts, Quilts that Sizzle, and Block Bender quilts will be giving a lecture at the Florida Handwork Gathering on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00pm at the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora.  Donation is $10.00 at the door, $8.00 in advance.  All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness in the central Florida area.  Seating is limited so please contact

Cindy Blackberg (cabrcb@aol.com) at 352-735-4986 or Mary Sorensen (mksoren@ix.netcom.com) at 407-788-3658 for additional information.




Simply Quilts Schedule:


Starting September 27, 1999, there was a major scheduling change, as SIMPLY QUILTS moved to Mon/Wed/Fri at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm, Eastern time.  (Note, the "new"  series of shows (#500 series) are usually on at 2:30 pm).  So set those VCRs & happy viewing!!


Wed. Dec. 29    9:30 am     #102    Blockbender Quilts, Quilting Techniques

                    2:30 pm     #531    Pine Tree Patchwork

Fri. Dec. 31        9:30 am     #103    Applique Technique, Softedge Piecing

                    2:30 pm     #564    Calendar Mini Quilts


**Non quilting specials

Sat. Jan. 1     9:00 am     Rose Parade Through the Years

                   10:00 am  Making of the 2000 Rose Parade

                      11:00 am  The 111th Tourn. of Roses Parade

  IMHO, they have the best coverage of this annual event :)

Repeated at 6-8 pm, EST.


Mon. Jan. 3     9:30 am     #104    Card Tricks

                    2:30 pm     #532    A Loving Quilt

Wed. Jan. 5     9:30 am #105    Amish Traditions,

                                        Amish Basket Block

                    2:30 pm #533    Postage Stamp Quilt

Fri. Jan. 7     9:30 am     #106    Watercolor Quilts

                    2:30 pm     #534    Whodunnit Quilting,

                                        Goose on the Pond

Mon. Jan. 10    9:30 am     #107    Friendship, Memorial Quilts

                    2:30 pm     #535    FANtastic Sport Quilts

Wed. Jan. 12    9:30 am #108    Water Music Quilts

                    2:30 pm     #536    Breathtaking Beads

Fri. Jan. 14        9:30 am     #109    Log Cabin Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #537    Mennonite and Amish

Mon. Jan. 17    9:30 am     #110    Buttonhole Stitch Applique,


                    2:30 pm     #538    Quilting Creations

Wed. Jan. 19    9:30 am     #111    Triple Irish Chain

                    2:30 pm     #539    Quilting in the Raw

Fri. Jan. 21        9:30 am     #112    Peaky & Spike

                    2:30 pm     #540    Clues in the Quilt

Mon. Jan. 24    9:30 am     #113    Drunkard's Path Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #541    Jacobean Rhapsodies

Wed. Jan. 26    9:30 am     #114    Color Confidence

                    2:30 pm     #542    Snail's Trail

Fri. Jan. 28        9:30 am #115    Strips That Sizzle

                    2:30 pm     #543    Snippet Sensations

Mon. Jan. 31    9:30 am     #116    Baker's Dozen Doubled

                    2:30 pm     #565    Romancing the Quilt


Wed. Feb. 2     9:30 am     #117    Stripes & Plaids Tips,

                                        Churn Dash block

                    2:30 pm     #544    Row Your Boat Quilts

Fri. Feb. 4     9:30 am     #118    Garden Trellis Block Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #545    Stylish String Quilts

Mon. Feb. 7     9:30 am     #119    Sunflower Block,

                                        Paper Piecing Techniques

                    2:30 pm     #328    Valentine's Heart

Wed. Feb. 9     9:30 am     #565    Romancing the Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #555    A Whole Lot A Huppa

Fri. Feb. 11        9:30 am #121    Big Stitch Technique,

                                        Quilter's Knot, Hand Quilting

                    2:30 pm     #223    Wedding Quilt

Mon. Feb. 14    9:30 am #122    Dyes, Pineapple Block

                    2:30 pm #546    Fabrics of the '50's

Wed. Feb. 16    9:30 am     #123    Half Log Cabin Block,

                                        Paper Bag Technique, Books

                    2:30 pm     #547    Prison Quilting,

                                        Pieced Face Quilts

Fri. Feb. 18        9:30 am     #124    Quilting Bees,

                                        Role of Men & Women in Bees

                    2:30 pm #548    Piece of My Heart Quilt

Mon. Feb. 21    9:30 am     #125    Machine Quilting

                    2:30 pm     #549    Museum of the Appalachia Quilts

Wed. Feb. 23    9:30 am #126    Finishing A Quilt, Batting

                    2:30 pm #550    Traditional Dahlia Quilt

Fri. Feb. 25        9:30 am #301    Mystery Quilt, Batting

                    2:30 pm #551    Mini Baltimore Album

Mon. Feb. 28    9:30 am #302    Antique Quilts, Lady of the Lake,

                                        Thimble History

                    2:30 pm     #552    Shuttle to the Stars Quilt