Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #31

September 10, 2000


Quilting Friends,


I don’t know about you, but I receive a lot of email newsletters.  Seems like most newsletters make you wade through lots of ads and housekeeping info to get to a paragraph or two of good stuff.  That is one of many reasons I don’t take advertisements.  I want to deliver to you ONLY the good stuff!!  Hope you enjoy the latest:


I just discovered a jewel of a website.  Shelly Zegart is a collector and seller of antique quilts.  The quilts on this site are exquisite:  http://www.shellyquilts.com/


Here’s a hoot of a website (ever wonder what to do with those few THOUsand AOL CD’s that show up in everything from your Sunday newspaper to a box from your latest catalog order?):



For those of you who just sent a child off to college, I really like this idea: “pillowcase of the month”.  You could find fabric to match just about every occasion (Christmas, St. Patrick’s day, July 4th, etc) and at least you’d know they were changing their pillowcase monthly!






Here is a list of websites that offer lists of quilt shows.  I would suggest your posting your own guild’s quilt show on these websites ASAP….it’s great FREE publicity!  (Please let me know if you know of other sites…MJ)



Quilt Town USA



QUILT NET - Florida Quilt Shows



McCall's Quilting - Quilt Show Listing



Sew News Magazine Consumer Show Calendar



Quilt Woman



Florida Explorer: Festivals and Events






KEEPSAKE Quilting Page






Quilt Show and Sale






Sept – entire month – Quilt Show in Museum of FL History, Tallahassee  850-668-4021


Sept 21-22 Workshops with Maya Schoenenberger. in Naples <madowfl@aol.com>


Sept.22,23,24. Quiltfest 2000 in Jacksonville dbld@mediaone.net>


Sept 25 The Applique Society Meeting in Crystal River   mjtoth@hitter.net


Sept 29-30 SSQA Fall Meeting in Tallahassee 850-668-4021


Oct 13-15 Cobblestone quilters Show in Charleston SC


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


Oct. 16-21  National EGA Seminar in Lake Buena Vista  < EGAHQ@aol.com>


Oct 20-22 Quilt Show in White Springs (904)397-2733


Oct 20-22 Quilt Show  in Clearwater  Omielke@aol.com


Oct 20-21 Quilt Show in Palmetto Qmaker99@aol.com


Nov 3-4 Workshop with Faye Labanaris in Orlando <rfoster5@ix.netcom.com Message-ID: <0.288af6e6.259a8fc9@aol.com>



Jan 3 thru 6 Quilt Workshops  in Marco Island clemens35@mediaone.net


Jan 19,20 Quilt Show in Largo DORTQ@aol.com


Jan 22-25 Quilters Escape II in Brooksville (see below for contact)


Jan 26 & 27 Quilt Show in Orlando <quiltshow2001@aol.com>


Jan 20-27 Quilters Dream Cruise <AnnapTvlr@aol.com>


Jan 22-25 Quilters Escape II in Brooksville (see text in Newsletter #28)


Feb 2-3 SSQA Meeting in Panama City


Feb 3-4 Quilt Show in Lady Lake <dianadare@mpinet.net>


Feb 9-10 Quilt Show in Naples <gailquilts@aol.com>


Feb 9-10 Quilt Show in Titusville <Jhopem@aol.com>


Feb 16-17 Quilt Show in Big Pine Key roxannekw@cs.com


Feb 17-18 Quilt Show in Vero Beach <patles@sunet.net>


Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda MCrosby908@aol.com


Feb. 23-24 Quilt Show in Tampa   <vikingspy@aol.com>


Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Ocala <CWash3266@aol.com>


Mar 2-3 Quilt Show in Brandon hobbienut@msn.com


Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Sarasota bettejimb@juno.com


Mar 9-11 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardqquiltexpo.com


May 5-6 Quilt Show in Gainesville  Jeanrosell@aol.com






“Traditions and Innovations Sunshine Symposium”

 Held by Sunshine State Quilters Association

Dates:  March 15th thru March 18th

Where: Holiday Inn in Altamonte Springs

                  (Orlando Area)

Teachers:  Karen Combs, Jo Morton, Jan Wildman, Ellen Gordn,

                   Suzanne McCoy and Cindy Blackberg

Lectures: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Auction: Friday evening


There will be a place for sit-n-sews as well.


For information send a SASE (legal size) with 2 first class stamps to:

           Andi Reynolds, 1117 Albritton Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32301-3265

           Phone: 850-656-9214   or     E-mail: andir@gateway.net


            Artha Callinan, 1773 Owasco St., WinterSprings, FL 32708

             Phone: 407-366-0426   or E-mail:  mmc11@ix.netcom.com


For guild members: your packets will be ready to pick up at the state meeting in Tallahassee or if you do not attend we will mail in to you the following week.  A friend that's coming to the meeting can pick your packet up for you.    


All other quilters can get information about the symposium by contacting either of  the two quilters listed above.






Paradise Quilters of Big Pine Key is having a quilt show February 16 and 17

at Big Pine Methodist Church.  email - roxannekw@cs.com for info.






I am looking for Joen Wolfrom's book, The Magical Effects of Color.  If you have a copy and are interested in selling it, please contact Rose at whitehse@worldnet.att.net.  Thank you very much.





Sponsored by the West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc.  January 22 - 25, 2001, Brooksville, Florida

Looking for a chance to get away from it all?   QUILTERS' ESCAPE II (QE II) is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of quilting.  This is a 3-1/2 day event, and we are delighted to have as our teachers Karen Combs, Irma Gail Hatcher and Sue Nickels.  There will be two-day classes taught by Karen Combs and Irma Gail.  If you are interested in receiving a registration packet, please send $1.00 (covers cost of copying and postage) to Pauline Warzyn, 7715 Sundown Court, Bayonet Point, FL 34667-3074.






The West Pasco Quilters' Guild of Port Richey, Fl would like to share the travel costs of national teachers with other guilds.  We are located approximately one hour north of Tampa/Clearwater and our guild meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.  If you are a guild interested in teacher cost sharing for 2001 and 2002, contact Rose White at whitehse@worldnet.att.net.






Manatee Patchworkers' Biannual Quilt Show

"Fall Fantasy"  -  October 20, 2000  -  10:00am to 5:00pm

                   October 21, 2000  -  10:00am to 4:00pm


Where:  Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto, FL

 Admission:  $4.00

 Features:  Quilts

             Exhibt of the Japanese Manhole Cover Quilts



             Door prizes


             Silent Auction


Contact:   Barbara Mallozzi , Qmaker99@AOL.com





Sunbonnet Sue Quilter's Guild will hold their Quilt Show Feb 17 & 18, 2001 10am  - 5pm  and 10am  - 4pm  at 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, Fl at the large Community Center building.

$4.00 and please no strollers.

The "Pieces and Patcher" show will feature Darlene Christopherson, Ginger LaVoie, Betty Kiser, Janet Worley,  Glenda Dobbing and Marcia Haberman, quilt teachers. There will two opportunity quilt raffles, Quilter's boutique, antique quilts, many vendors and wonderful quilts to view. This is

a judged show and viewers choice winners. An appraiser, Teddie Pruit will return for this show.


Contact SSQG c/o Dorothy Myers 2325 Leon Avenue, Vero Beach, Fl 39260  or e-mail patles@sunet.net. See the web page www.sunet.net/sbonnets






I have Katie Pasquini Masopust coming to Punta Gorda, Florida Jan. 20 and 21, 2001.  She is looking for other places to teach while she is in the area.

Please contact here directly to make arrangements.  We will be willing to share expenses and classes and class rooms.


Katie Pasquini Masopust

230 Rancho Alegre Rd

Santé Fe, New Mexico 87505



I also have June Colburn coming Feb. 17 and 18, 2001.  She is interested in dates before this while here. Also contact her directly.

June Colburn Designs II, Inc.

PO Box 313

Largo,FL 33779-0313


Thank you,  Della Warner

Educational Director of the Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild.







2001: A Quilt Odyssey sponsored by the Tree City Quilters Guild, Gainesville, Florida.  May 5 & 6, 2001. Saturday, 9-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10-5 p.m. Located at Best Western, I-75 and 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. Contact person is Jean Rosell at 352/376-5217 or Jeanrosell@aol.com






The Quilters' Workshop of Tampa Bay announces its quilt show, "2001: A Tampa Quilt Odyssey," February 23 and 24, 2001, at the newly renovated A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.  Over 100 quilts, showcasing a variety of techniques including hand and machine quilting, will be on display. 


The exhibit will include two special traveling quilt collections (one from Hoffman Fabrics and one from Sulky of America), the Quilters' Workshop Challenge Quilts, and both a silent and a live auction of mini quilts with proceeds from the auctions benefiting the Shriners' Hospital/Egypt Shrine Patient Transportation.  Also at the show will be a Quilter's Mall, featuring vendors presenting the latest in machines, fabrics, patterns and notions; a wearable art fashion show; demonstrations; Teddy Pruett, a certified quilt appraiser; door prizes; an opportunity quilt made by the Quilters' Workshop (drawing to be held Saturday at 3:45 p.m., tickets will be available at the

show); and the Quilters' Workshop Boutique where shoppers can find the perfect hand-crafted item to brighten their spring or fill an Easter basket.  A light lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase on site.


The show will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 23 and 24 at A La Carte Event Pavilion (formerly Egypt Shrine Temple), 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, Florida.  Tickets are $5.00 each at the door.  Discount available to large groups, arranged in advance.  Parking is free.


For more information contact: 


Yvette Zien, Publicity Chairperson     

(727) 540-9319      vikingspy@aol.com




Ellen Schon, Show Chairperson and President, Quilters' Workshop

(813) 287-0379      EESchon@juno.com






Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild has spaces available in the following workshop.  The fee for the 2 day workshop is $80.


Quilts With A View  by Faye Labanaris


2 Day Workshop - Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4, 2000, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM,

Oak Room, Marks St. Senior Complex, Orlando


This class will appeal to the fabric lover in all of us!  Do you have fabrics you've bought, can’t cut and don’t know what to do with them?  Well, now you’ll be able to create original pieces using these fabrics.  The fabric dictates the design, which can include beautiful hand-painted fabrics that are "too pretty to cut."  Inked verses of poetry, wired-ribbon flowers and dimensional fabric blooms can personalize and enhance your original creation. our creation will be a one-of-a-kind beauty.  See Faye's book by the same name.


For registration information, contact Kathy Foster, rfoster5@ix.netcom.com or

407-578-1648 before 9 PM.






"Roots Of Racism" Show ---LIVE -- on the internet Sept. 8th, Opening of Show, 6:30 p.m.  View Wall Hangings and Interviews of Artists that are present...at Vertigo Museum, Memphis, TN.  My Wall Hanging was juried into the show along with several of my Surface Design Members.



It is so exciting to be a part of this Show.  It will travel for two years around the world.  I do not have a schedule, yet. Show will be in Memphis, TN Sept. 8 - Oct. 13th.


Louise D. (Miller) Hall






Sept 11,  Monday

     9:30am  #110 Buttonhole Stitch Applique with Jean Wells

     2:30pm  #416 Ribbon Applique with Wandy Grande


 Sept 13, Wednesday

     9:30am  #111 Scrap Triple Irish Chain with Blanche Young

     2:30pm  #417 Magic Stack & Whack with Bethany Reynolds


 Sept 15, Friday

     9:30am  #112 Peaky & Spike with Doreen Speckmann

     2:30pm  #418 Finishing Touches with Bonnie Browning


 Sept 18,  Monday

     9:30am  #114 Color Confidence for Quilters with Jinny Beyer

     2:30pm  #419 Star of Bethlehem with Laura Nownes


 Sept 20, Wednesday

     9:30am  #115 Strips That Sizzle with Margaret Miller

     2:30pm  #420 Every Quilt Tells a Story with Mary Lou Weidman


 Sept 22, Friday

     9:30am  #116 Bakers Dozen Doubled with Mary Ellen Hopkins

     2:30pm  #421 Pickles & Petals with Carol Porter


 Sept 25,  Monday

     9:30am  #117 Plaids & Stripes with Roberta Horton & Nadi Lane

     2:30pm  #422 Remembering Loved Ones with Sally Collins


 Sept 27, Wednesday

     9:30am  #118 Garden Trellis with Mary Hickey

     2:30pm  #423 Husbands Guide to Quilting with John Ryer & Julie Scott


 Sept 29, Friday

     9:30am  #119 Sunflower Block with Jean Wells

     2:30pm  #424 Two Color Quilts with Nancy Martin


           *New schedule format begins


 October 02, Monday

     8:30am  #446 Quilt For a Cure w/ Bonnie Benn Stratton

     2:30pm  #455 Trick or Treat Quilting w/ Saundra Seth


 October 03, Tuesday

     8:30am  #121 Hand Quilting/Big Stitch w/ Billie Lauder


 October 04, Wednesday

     8:30am  #122 Hand Dyed Fabrics w/ Saundra Seth

     2:30pm  #601 Choosing a Quilt Design w/ Jean Wells


 October 05, Thursday

     8:30am  #123 Half Log Cabin w/ Sharyn Craig


 October 06, Friday

     8:30am  #124 History of Quilting Bees w/ Barbara Brackman

     2:30pm  #602 Nigerian Applique w/ Rachel Clark


 October 09, Monday

     8:30am  #125 Machine Quilting w/ Sue Rasmussen

     2:30pm  #603 19th Century Recreations w/ Jo Morton


 October 10, Tuesday

     8:30am  #126 Finishing Your Quilt w/ Billie Lauder


 October 11, Wednesday

     8:30am  #301 Taking the Mystery Out of Batting w/ Harriet Hargrave

     2:30pm  #604 Scrappy Flag w/ Gloria Smith


 October 12, Thursday

     8:30am  #302 Old is New Again w/ Terry Holt


 October 13, Friday

     8:30am  #303 I Spy Napping Quilts w/ Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan

     2:30pm  #605 Quilting 101 w/ Marianne Fons


 October 16, Monday

     8:30am  #304 Surface Design w/ Pepper Cory

     2:30pm  #606 Origami Quilts w/ Rebecca Wat


 October 17, Tuesday

     8:30am  #305 Tesselations w/ Jackie Robinson


 October 18, Wednesday

     8:30am  #455 Trick or Treat Quilting w/ Saundra Seth

     2:30pm  #607 Delectable Mountains w/ Gail Searl


 October 19, Thursday

     8:30am  #307 Folded Pineapple Block w/ Donna Poster


 October 20, Friday

     8:30am  #308 Wearable Quilts w/ Rachel Clark

     2:30pm  #608 Patchwork ABC's w/ Liz Porter


 October 23, Monday

     8:30am  #309 Celtic Applique/Bias Bar/ w/ Philomena Durcan

     2:30pm  #609 Beautiful Binding w/ Sally Collins


 October 24, Tuesday

     8:30am  #310 Wedges of Sunflowers w/ Cheryl Phillips


 October 25, Wednesday

     8:30am  #311 Community Quilting w/ Susan Irving

     2:30pm  #610 Kaleidoscope Quilting w/ Paula Nadelstern


 October 26, Thursday

     8:30am  #312 Imagery on Fabric w/ Jean Ray Laury


 October 27, Friday

     8:30am  #313 Quilt Health w/ Nancy Kirk

     2:30pm  #611 Sets & Sashings for Quilts w/ Phyllis D. Miller


 October 30, Monday

     8:30am  #314 Japanese Quilts w/ June Colburn

     2:30pm  #612 Arabic Lattice w/ John Flynn


 October 31, Tuesday

     8:30am  #315 Block Party w/ Billie Lauder         




Classes Louise D. Hall will teach in 2000:


September Classes Scheduled: 

Sept. 5th,  Trunk Show  for Quilter’s Workshop of  Tampa Bay, 7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 16th,  Pocket Purse Class, National Sewing Ctr., Sarasota, 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sept. 22nd.,  Creative Vest Class, National Sewing Ctr., Sarasota, 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


October Classes Scheduled:

Oct. 13th, Bias Blouse & Tube Skirt, Sewing Circle, Tampa, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 20th, Painting-On-Fabric, Sewing Circle, Tampa, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 21st, Decorative Pockets, National Sewing Ctr., Sarasota, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 27th, Bog Jacket, National Sewing Ctr., Sarasota, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


November Classes Scheduled:

Nov.11th, Shell Top & Pants, National Sewing Ctr., Sarasota, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Nov.24th, Louise’s Original Blouse, National Sewing Ctr., Sarasota, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Scheduled Lectures & Classes for 2001 by Louise D. Hall


January 9th, Trunk Show, at Japanese Gardens, Englewood, 8:45 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

January 26th, Bias Blouse & Tube Skirt, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice, 10:00-3:00


February 20th, Bog Jacket, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


March 15th, Beginning Quilt Class, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 .

March 27th, Color Puzzle, Deborah’s Quilt Basket, Venice, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


These dates are not available for teaching by Louise:

February 12 - 15, 2001  Venice Quilt Escape

March 8 - 10, 2001  Friendship Knot Quilt Show