Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

January 10, 2000




I don’t know about you, but often I am told “I would like to learn to quilt but…” (Pick one: I can’t afford the classes, I don’t know where to go, etc).  I just received a “Community Ed” brochure from my local community college, and they are offering Quilting on Saturday mornings for 6 weeks for $39.  What a deal!  I’m sure your local CC is offering similar classes.  If you know of someone who lives near Seminole Community College, have them call 407-328-2121.


You may want to gather this type of info for your area for the next time someone YOU know wants to learn to quilt!!  Share the love of quilting.


I want to share a quick tip I just figured out; maybe you already knew this one!  I was attaching mitered borders this week.  I ironed each corner at the 45 degree angle, but in the past have had no luck sewing the seam properly.  Lots of basting and reverse stitching.  This time I decided to APPLIQUE the top piece to the bottom at the 45 degree angle and it worked perfectly.  This way you can also keep track of multiple borders matching up at the corners.


Lots of news to report (its amazing the amount of news!) , but first, the quickly popular CALENDAR:


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 Quilter’s 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, 21 Jackie Robinson Workshop in Kissimmee  407-846-7998


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


Jan 28 Caryl Bryer Fallert lecture in Tampa <eeschon@juno.com>


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



Feb 11&12 “"Stitches in Time 2000" in Naples <rjmoll@aol.com>


Feb 17th Carol Meyers Lecture in Naples  <pptquilt@juno.com>


Feb 18 & 19 Carol Meyers Workshops  in Naples  <pptquilt@juno.com>


Feb 18,19, 20 “TIMELESS TREASURES 2000” in Inverness <bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net>


Feb 26, 27 “Quilting by the Gulf viii” in Venice <SIOUXJAN@aol.com>


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


Mar 11&18 Judi Ziozios class in Kissimmee 407-846-7998


March 16 Ricky Tims Lecture in Naples  <pptquilt@juno.com>


March 17&18 Ricky Tims Workshops in Naples  <pptquilt@juno.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


March 31 Libby Lehman class in Kissimmee 407-846-7998


March 31-April 1 “QuiltFest 2000” in Coral Gables



April 7&8 Trudie Hughes lecture in Ft. Lauderdale jlquilt@aol.com


April 12 - 17 Trip to Paducah <WPQuilters@gtemail.net>


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






From Ellen E. Schon eeschon@juno.com of Quilters Workshop of Tampa Bay:


CARYL BRYER FALLERT  Lecture & Slide Show  FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2000  7pm

Lake Magdalene United Methodist's Heritage Hall  2902 Fletcher Avenue (E. of Dale Mabry Hwy)


                         Quilter's Workshop of Tampa Bay is hosting a lecture, "New Work - Inspiration & the Creative Process", by award-winning artist and quilter, Caryl Bryer Fallert.  Caryl's lecture and slide show will cover some of her personal techniques for finding inspiration and developing designs, and some of the techniques used to construct her quilts.  There will be a question and answer period after the lecture.


                         Tickets are $7.00 each.  Advance tickets recommended to insure a seat.  Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your check made payable to "Quilter's Workshop of Tampa Bay."  Mail to Ditto Gutcher, (813) 251-9334 (work number) or mail to 2105 So. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629.  Include your phone number.  (Questions?  Call Ellen Schon, (813)287-0379).




From Diane Smith SMITHQUILT@aol.com of Florida Cabin Fevers Quilt Guild says:

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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.  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




From Janet Aronson SIOUXJAN@aol.com of Venice Area Quilt Guild says:

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Our biannual show will be Feb. 26 and 27, 2000, on Saturday and Sunday at the Venice Community Center about 4 blocks south of the business area of Venice.  Easy parking and access.


Venice Area Quilters Guild presents “Quilting by the Gulf VIII”

Sat. Feb. 26   11-5

Sun. Feb. 27   10-5


Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave., Venice Fl. Donation $4.00


250 quilts; Judged show; Raffle quilt; Quilt appraisals; Merchant Mall, Handmade Boutique Items; Small Quilt Silent Auction


Raffle quilt drawing will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 27.  Tickets are

$1 each or six for $5.  Contact Helen Salzman, 1285 S. Indies

Cir., Venice, FL                34292.




West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. presents a Quilt Show:

"Sew Many Quilts 2000"


Veterans Memorial Complex 14333 Hicks Road. Hudson, Florida


February 5 & 6, 2000

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm


Over 300 quilts, Hoffman Challenge, Small Quilts Silent Auction, Fashion  Show, Demonstrations, Boutique, Merchants Mall, Door Prizes and Cafe. Judged show by Lecturer and Teacher, Katherine Stubbs Ward


For additional information :  Please send SASE to:

Quilt Show

Att: Marsha White

3345 Van Nuys Loop

New port Richey, FL 34655


or E-mail us at:     WPQuilters@gte.net

Check out our website at:    http://www.angelfire.com/fl2/westpascoquilters




From Patricia Taylor pptquilt@juno.com


Our Quilt Show is February 11 and 12 with the mini quilt auction in the afternoon of the 12th.  It will be held for the second time at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church Parish Life Center at 625 111th Avenue North, Naples.  It's a wonderful facility with lots of room for venders and demonstrations.  Bus loads of guests from other guilds are welcome and we can accommodate them by going on the bus, collecting the money and handing out the tickets go they can go directly in without waiting in line.


The Co-Chairs for the Show "Stitches in Time 2000" are Janet Moll (941-774-2858) e- mail rjmoll@aol.com; and Priscilla Tyson (941-394-0800) e-mail marcoapplique@juno.com. 


I'd also like to add to the newsletter that we are having Carol Meyers speak at our February guild meeting on the 17th and presenting 2 workshops- "Easy Pictorial" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday the 18th and "Preserving your Pet in Fabric" on Saturday the 19th - same time.  Guests are welcome - fee for presentation at regular meeting is $5. and for the workshops is $30 each. Both classes are handwork with all skill levels accepted.


In March we're hosting Ricky Tims at our regular meeting on March 16 - when his presentation is entitled "The Music in My Quilts" and will present 2 full-day workshops;  Friday March 17th -"Harmonic Convergence, AKA Strip Tease"  - fabric kits are available but not mandatory for $40 -

must reserve a kit at time of registration.  Second workshop on Saturday, March 18th "Sprouting Wings and Learning to Fly"  Again, each  workshop is $30 each and fee for meeting is $5.


Anyone interested in any workshop should contact me directly either e-mail pptquilt@juno.com or at (941-642-2917.




Jac’que Leggett JLQUILT@aol.com of West Broward Quilt Guild says:


West Broward Quilt Guild will host Trudie  Hughes April 7th, 2000 for  lecture; April 8th , Feathered Star Workshop .  Anyone interested please e-mail me at  jlquilt@aol.com.




OceanWaves Chapter N.Q.A. of Miami will hold their annual Quilt Competition and Exhibition: QuiltFest 2000 "Waves of Reflections and Visions" at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL, March 31-April 1, 2000.  The hours are Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Features will include The Quilt Competition,

judged by Virginia Avery, Special Exhibits, Vendors Alley, Sale Room, Quilt Auction, and a Certified Appraiser.


For more information, send a LSASE to QuiltFest, P.O. Box 33114-1912, Coral Gables, FL 33114-1912, or visit our website at:



Submitted by: Sue Balazs, Miami




Ginnie King from “Queen Ann’s Lace” in Kissimmee says:


We are hosting several national teachers in the next few months.  Please call the shop to sign up:   407-846-7998.


Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts: “3 Dimensional Patchwork Sampler” on Jan 20, 10-4:30pm

Fee: $75 includes lunch

Bring your machines!  All levels.  3-D Patchwork is an exciting new way to create surface texture on your quilts by folding and piecing fabric, catching only edges in the seams and leaving raised parts.  You will learn fold-n-sew techniques for bow ties, on-point center squares, flying geese, Ohio Stars, pinwheels, 8-point stars, pinwheels and more.  Blocks are chosen for their techniques and make up into a 3-D Sampler quilt.  Eight blocks will be taught, showing several folds.  She has been developing this technique for some time and now has mastered many effects, and so can you!


Jackie Robinson: “A Trio of Tesses” on Jan 21, 10-4:30pm

Fee: $75 includes lunch

Bring your machine.  All levels.


Working from her popular book, Tessellations, you will explore 3 tessellated quilt designs during the day. Select to either build Tessellating Leaves, Reels or Rainbow Trout.  If you love working with bright colors, you will greatly enjoy this workshop.  This is a terrific opportunity to have fun using some of your favorite bright prints.  All three quilts will be taught, although each student will select one of their choice to make in the class.


Libby Lehman “Threadplay” on March 31, 10-4pm

Fee: $75 includes lunch

Bring your machine.

Meet Libby Lehman and learn her incredible sewing technique called Threadplay.  Create beautifully embellished projects using Libby’s techniques: sheer ribbon illusions, thread painting and potluck applique.


Judi Ziozios “Basic Photo Transfer Quilt” on March 11 & 18,  also April ?? 1-4pm

Fee: $30

Join us for a fun class.  We will learn how to transfer photos to fabric in the first class, then in the second class, we’ll learn how to make a quilt from the fabric we have created.  Judi is an award winning quilter from Michigan who has been sewing professionally since 1969.




The Paducah trip is now open to anyone interested in joining us on this fabulous trip

April 12 - 17, 2000. Wed. - Mon

Prices: 2 in a room 399.00,  3 in a room 299.00,  4 in a room 249.00. (Note: These

prices are based on minimum of 50 people)  Cancellation insurance is available on individual basis.


If you would like to go to Paducah in 2000 please contact:

Joan Phillips

6441 Drake Ct.

New Port Richey Fl, 34652








Nadine Tourtillott NadineCC@aol.com of Southwest Florida Quilters Guild says:


Florida Celebrates Quilts "2000"

presented by..Southwest Florida Quilters Guild

Jan 15th and 16th at Harborside Convention Center 1375 Monrow St. Downtown

Fort Myers exit 25 from I-75 Buses welcome.

250 quilts, including antique quilts, guild challenge, boutique, donation

Quilt, Miniature quilt auction Sunday at 3: PM. Demonstrations, and door

prizes. Show is judged by Katherine Stubbs Ward. Teddy Pruett appraisals.

Contact Judy Sus at: 941-772-4119 or email ajjsus@aol.com