Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #23                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

March 9, 2000


Fellow Quilters,


One of my favorite quilting sites that I return to time after time is www.quilting.about.com  Susan Druding does a remarkable job compiling information, as well as writing her own articles on all types of quilting information.  She also emails a free newsletter which you can subscribe to on her site.  In her latest newsletter, I found this information that I'd like to share with you:


Mystery Quilt #3 - Easy & Fast Fat Quarter Mystery



This new mystery is a fast and easy one which will be done in only 3 parts. This first section is on choosing your fabrics and quantity to buy. The Cutting Instructions will go up in a few days. It's in 2 sizes: 84x84" queen or a smaller 38" x 38" wall quilt size. Hope you like it!






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


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


Mar 14-16 Original Sewing & Craft Expo in Clearwater 1-800-699-6309


Mar 16-18 American Stitches in Ft. Lauderdale www.americanstitches.com


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


Mar 17&18 Ricky Tims Workshops in Naples  <pptquilt@juno.com>


Mar 17 Bus Trip to Melbourne Show from Winter Haven RUTHBQUILT@aol.com


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


Mar 17,18 Pensacola Quilts 2000 in Pensacola - Tina 1-850-587-2361


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


Mar 20 Joanne Goldstein Lecture in Hollywood <joanne850@aol.com>


Mar 21 Susanne McCoy lecture in Boca Raton <gavjs@worldnet.att.net>


July 15 Joanne Goldstein Lecture in Pompano Beach <joanne850@aol.com>


Mar 21 Susanne McCoy Lecture in Boca Raton Jane (561)499-6277


Mar 23-April 17 Quilt Exhibit in Ft Lauderdale - Kendall at 954-462-9191


Mar 24,25 Quilt Show in Ocala salmh@worldnet.att.net


Mar 25 Susanne McCoy Workshop in Boca Raton (561) 994-2037


Mar 27 The Applique Society meeting in Crystal River <mjtoth@hitter.net>


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


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



April 1-30 Quilt Shop Hop www.fabshopnet.com


April 1,2,3 Libby Lehman Workshops in Orlando smithquilt@aol.com


April 3 Libby Lehman Lecture in Orlando <smithquilt@aol.com>


Apr 6 The Applique Society meeting in Ocala salmh@worldnet.att.net


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


April 7&8 SSQA Meeting in Green Cove Springs andir@gateway.net


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


Apr 24  The Applique Society meeting in Crystal River <mjtoth@hitter.net>


May 4 The Applique Society meeting in Ocala salmh@worldnet.att.net


May 26,27,28 Florida Folk Life Festival in Tallahassee bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net


Oct 14-15 Bead Festival  in Orlando, FL <beadshows.com>


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

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




CLASSES with Barbie Swanson


- Beginning Quilting (mostly machine sewing) 6 sessions: Wednesdays, March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and TBA from 6:15 - 8:45pm (at JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts, 1131 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL


- Paper Piecing  1 session  Saturday, March 11, 2000, 10:00AM - 4:00PM at my studio


- Microwave Fabric Dyeing  1 day:  Saturday, April 8, 2000 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM  at my studio.


- Log Cabin Blocks 1 Evening:  Thursday, April 13, 2000  6:30 - 9:30  PM at my studio


- Curved Piecing Techniques 1 Evening:  Tuesday, May 9, 2000  6:30 - 9:30 PM at my studio


- Emotion Quilts  2 days:  Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 2000   10:00 AM - 3:30PM  at my studio


e-mail:  ediebarb@bellsouth.net web site:  http://barbiesfabricart.com click on local classes



CLASSES with Joanne Goldstein


My name is Joanne Goldstein <joanne850@aol.com> and I am a quilter from Coral Springs, FL. My  book, Fabric Collage Quilts was published last year by That Patchwork Place.  Since then I have been lecturing and  teaching locally and out of state. I  would love to be included on in your newsletter. Current information on my  schedule is as follows:

    1.  I recently did an online interview for the new Connecting Threads website. You can read my interview at www.connectingthreads.com

    2.  I will be lecturing at Southern Stars Quilt Guild on March 20, 2000.

    3.  I will be lecturing at East Sunrise Quilt Guild on July 15, 2000.




CLASSES with Hollis Chatelain


The following is information about classes being given by Hollis Chatelain. I recommend her highly - she is an excellent teacher and artist and a loving person willing to share her knowledge and energy.  She has two classes coming up that may be of interest.  Thanks,  Bonnie


The first retreat takes place May 27th - 31st. It is a 5 day retreat on Drawing. You do not need any experience to take the class. It is very laid back and fun. Most people I teach have never drawn before and they really do have a good time. The second retreat takes place June 2nd-6th and it is called Dye-Painting your Images/Bringing them to Life with Quilting. It is a class about learning to control dyes and then quilting what you have painted to bring special effects to your work.


Both classes will be held in Chapel Hill, NC at a conference center called Aquaduct Center. It is on 23 acres of fields and woods with a 40-mile panorama of the eastern horizon, very conducive to creativity. All the meals will be served at the center buffet style. The rooms are double occupancy rooms (although single occupancy is available), each with their own bath and balcony overlooking the woods. We will have 6 hours of classes for 4 days and will take 1/2 day to visit my

studio and Bradiggins Arts and Crafts Gallery. After class, students are welcome to wander the paths in the woods or play volleyball, badminton, or croquet on the lawn (or just hang out on the beautiful terrace). We will have informal discussions in the evenings and there is a freezer full of ice cream for late night raids. The cost for the class, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners and the use of the facilities with double room occupancy is $870.00.


If anyone wants more information they can call me at 919 732 5119 or look at my website (where you can see photos of Aquaduct) and get more details.


If you need anything else, please let me know.

Thanks so much.








Lecture: Snow, Squirrels and Sulky:  The Evolution of an Art Quilter


Monday, April 3, 2000, 7:00 pm

Marks Street Senior Center, Orlando, FL

nonmember tickets $5,

send SASE to Florida Cabin Fever Quilters,

P. O. Box 891, Orlando, FL 32802.



Workshops - open to nonmembers mid March.

            Threadplay I, The Basics, Saturday, April 1,

                    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

            Threadplay II, Prima Donnas, Sunday, April 2,

                    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

            Bring on the Bobbin, Monday, April 3,

                    9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Contact Diane Smith, 407-895-1732 or smithquilt@aol.com for Lecture or

Workshop information.




BUS TRIP to Melbourne Quilt Show:


Winter Haven Quilters will be taking a bus to the Melbourne Show on Friday, March 17. As Greyhound charges $57.75 for a round trip, our price of $20 is very reasonable. Entrance to the show will be $4, and there will be a special show for a dollar donation as well as a free demonstration. We will eat at Conchy Joe's on the river. It is listed in the current AAA book with 2 stars. There will also be snacks and drinks at the show. We will leave the First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven at 8:30 AM and return at 6:00 PM. There will be plenty of parking available. Reservations should be made to Ruth Briggs, 863-294-2685, by March 10 and money to be in by March 15.






CLASSES with Susanne McCoy


Susanne McCoy will lecture for the Gold Coast Quilter's Guild on March 21 at the Boca Raton Community Center at 150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton.  Susanne uses traditional patterns in innovative ways, or creates original designs. Her subject will be  "Cutting Loose ­ How I Got Here." Ms. McCoy will give a workshop on Saturday, March 25, from  9:30 a.m. ­ 3:30 p.m. on

"Log Cabin Stew", which uses log cabin blocks as a take-off point to combine fabric in new ways. The price for this class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members and sign-up is required.  Please call (561) 994-2037 for further information. 


Contact person: Jane, mailto:gavjs@worldnet.att.net






Wed. March 8    9:30 am     #306    Foundation Paper Piecing, Mix & Match Blocks

                    2:30 pm     #557    Quilt Collecting Basics

Fri. March 10   9:30 am #307    American Quilt Museum, Foldy Stuff Technique

                    2:30 pm     #558    Frank Lloyd Wright Quilts

Mon. March 13   9:30 am     #308    Collection Vest, Bonded Fibers Fashion Show

                    2:30 pm     #559    Tahitian Applique

Wed. Mar. 15    9:30 am     #309    Celtic Art Applique Block

                    2:30 pm     #560    Glorius Quilts

Fri. March 17   9:30 am #310    Sunflower Quilt, Wedgework Quilts & Vest

                    2:30 pm     #561    Wearable Art Wonders

Mon. Mar. 20    9:30 am     #311    Community Quilting

                    2:30 pm     #458    A Garden of Quilts

Wed. Mar. 22    9:30 am     #312    Imagery on Fabric

                    2:30 pm     #314    Japanese Quilts, Kimonos

Fri. Mar. 24        9:30 am #313    Quilt Restoration

                    2:30 pm     #315    Block Party

Mon. Mar. 27    9:30 am #501    Angels in our Quilts

                    2:30 pm #316    Depression Era Quilts, Quilt Auction

Wed. Mar. 29    9:30 am     #502    Stash Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #317    Block Design Technique, Block Variations

Fri. Mar. 31        9:30 am     #503    Open Air Quilts

                    2:30 pm     #318    Fabric Facts, Charm Quilts

Mon. Apr. 3     9:30 am     #504    An Artist's Inspiration

                    2:30 pm     #319    Sampler Rosette

Wed. Apr. 5     9:30 am     #505    Really Small Quilts

                    2:30 pm     #320    Hawaiian Themes

Fri. Apr. 7     9:30 am     #506    Quaint Quilting

                    2:30 pm     #321    Art of Quilting

Mon. Apr. 10    9:30 am     #507    Pop Culture Quilts; T-shirt Quilts

                    2:30 pm #322    Mariner's Compass, Quilt Assembly/Display

Wed. Apr. 12    9:30 am #508    Mr. Quilts

                    2:30 pm     #323    Bias Strips, Blocks, Finishing Techniques

Fri. Apr. 14        9:30 am #509    Grandmother's Flower Garden

                    2:30 pm     #324    Fabric Fun

Mon. Apr. 17    9:30 am     #510    Thread Magic

                    2:30 pm     #325    Shibori

Wed. Apr. 19    9:30 am #511    Quilt Squaring

                    2:30 pm     #326    Hot Cross Buns

Fri. Apr. 21        9:30 am     #512    Folded Applique

                    2:30 pm     #431    Building a House Quilt

Mon. Apr. 24    9:30 am     #513    Creating Interlocking Designs

                    2:30 pm     #432    Wrapped in Love

Wed. Apr. 26    9:30 am     #514    The Language of Quilts; Adoption Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #433    Stained Glass Quilt, Iron Care

Fri. Apr. 28        9:30 am #515    Folk Art Wedding Quilt

                    2:30 pm     #434    Calif. Sesquicentennial Quilt