Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #33

November 2st, 2000


Quilting Friends,


This website is a wonderful resource of nearly 2000 documented quilts in Utah. 



Classes for the SSQA Symposium, Traditions and Innovations, March 15-18, 2001, Altamonte Springs, are filling rapidly. For symposium information, go to www.ssqa.org. Quilters who are not SSQA members can join now – membership info is at the same address. Non-members can register after January 17, 2001.






Nov thru part of Dec Quilt Display in Lake Wales <RUTHBQUILT @aol.com>


Nov thru Jan 8 EGA Exhibit in Orlando


Nov 3,4,5 Northeast Florida Quilt Shop Hop <pelicanpatrons@AOL.com>


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



Nov 4 FALL BAZAAR in Apopka <407-886-1888>


Nov 4 Class in Brandenton 941-727-8579


Nov 11 Class in Brandenton 941-727-8579


Nov 11 thru January 21 Quilt Exhibit in Lakeland <www.PolkMueumofArt.org>


Nov 17-18 Workshops with CAROLE FURE in Port Richey <junger@atlantic.net>


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 Newsletter #31 for contact)


Jan 25-27 “Quilters”, a musical in Panama City  (850-763-8080)


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)


Jan 27-30 Libby Lehman Workshops in Palm Beach < snow-bee@worldnet.att.net>


Feb 1-3  “Quilters”, a musical in Panama City  (850-763-8080)


Feb 2-3 SSQA Meeting in Panama City


Feb 2-3 Quilt Show in Panama City < http://hometown.aol.com/sabquilter/>


Feb 2-4 Honeybee Retreat in Jacksonville < HoneybeeQuilters@atlantic.net>


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>


Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Crystal River <norle@xtalwind.net>


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


Mar 1-11 Creative Arts Exhibit in Orlando <cff@centralfloridafair.com>


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


Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Eustis <Brassellm@aol.com>


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


March 15-18 SSQA Symposium Altamonte Springs www.ssqa.org


Mar 17 Quilt Show in Satellite Beach  (321-255-9489)


Mar 19 National Quilting Day


Mar 24-26 Wendy Huhn Workshops in Palm Beach <snow-bee@worldnet.att.net>


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






We are having our annual Quilt show March 9& 10 In Eustis Fl. We Have We will have Quilts a Boutique , Wall hangings A raffle Quilt "Jacobs Fans and Flowers" Door Prizes.  Jill Harrison will demonstrate her quilt “Victoria Lady” made from a picture  with 12000 Pieces.    


Publicity chair

Margaret Brassell 

1315 Dora Ave

Tavares, Fl.32778

email   Brassellm@aol.com

# 352 343 4517






Do you have any idea of teachers coming to Fl in 2002?


We are having Karen Combs coming Jan 26 and 27 , 2001.  She will be teaching both days. and it is $45 for non-members.  Sarasota Fl. Friendship Knot Quilters Guild.  Contact : Pam Morris 941-485-9755  pam.m@home.com






The Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild will be hosting Libby Lehman for a series of workshops in January 2001.  If you are interested in one or more of the workshops, email me, then mail the fee to me at 333 Murray Road, West Palm Beach, 33405.  I will email the supply list to you 

Beverly Snow snow-bee@worldnet.att.net


Libby Lehman Workshops, January 27-30, 2001

Garden Club, West Palm Beach


Threadplay, Jan 27/28 (Sat. 1-4, Sunday 9-4)

Members $65, non-members $75

Learn the basics and tricks of machine embroidery to create special effects on your quilts or wearables. Techniques covered: sheer ribbon illusions, thread painting, and potluck applique.  Also learn how to use problem threads, shifty fabrics, and unusual notions to your advantage. Techniques covered: bobbin drawing, fusible webs, spray adhesives, and couching.


Pot Luck Applique, Jan 29, Monday 9-4

Members $50, non-members $60

Use a simple, easy and innovative reverse machine appliqué technique to create a small wall piece, then enhance it with decorative stitching. This is a great way to achieve intricate designs.


Bring on the Bobbin, Jan 30, Tuesday 9-4

Members $50, non-members $60

Use topsy-turvy bobbin drawing to make a small but bold and graphic wall quilt (see sample in Threadplay, p.68) Requires a sewing machine with a removable and adjustable bobbin.




The Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild will be hosting Wendy Huhn for a series of workshops in March 2001.  If you are interested in one or more of the workshops, email me, then mail the fee to me at 333 Murray Road, West Palm Beach,  33405.  I will email the supply list to you Beverly Snow snow-bee@worldnet.att.net



Wendy Huhn Workshops, March 24-26, 2001

Garden Club, West Palm Beach


Imagery Transfer, March 24/25, Sat. 1-4, Sunday 9-4 Members $60, non-members $70, supply fee extra (TBD) - Techniques can include: Photo copy fabric, Thermofax printing, Polymer, Dolvent Acrylic transfers, Heliographic printing, Heat transfers (CLC and inkjet, Bubble jet set, stencils, carved rubber stamps, Polariod image & Emulsion transfers, mono printing, Discharge, Devore, Cloque, Foiling, Disperse dye transfers and more.....  Techniques can be high or low tech.  The focus is on safety .The workshop is directed on how to incorporate the transfer images into your own working style.


Photocopier as a Design Tool, March 26, Monday 9-4 Members $40, non-members $50, supply fee extra (TBD) In this hands-on workshop, you'll discover new ways of designing with this instant image-making machine.  Starting with several images of your own choice, you'll work on a design project while exploring the copier.  Topics to be covered: the history of the photocopier, the nuts and bolts of the copier, how to manipulate, use transparencies, special screens, toners, photocopy fabric, foils, specialty papers and more. Experimentation is encouraged.






Speaking for the Winter Haven Quilters: During October, November, and part of December we are displaying quilts and wearable art at the Depot Museum of Lake Wales.  Arlene Bieliski is Chairlady of this Event assisted by Betty Cook and Ellen Quackenboose. For more delails, call me at (863) 294-2685 or email me at RUTHBQUILT @aol.com. Ruth Briggs, President, Winter Haven Quilters.


We are also selling chances on two "sofa" quilts. Tickets are $1 for 1 or 6 for $5. One quilt is the Cobblestone pattern and is in Autumn Shades, and the other is Broken Stone in shades of blue and white.





I have been asked to assist our local theater group in their  production of the play (musical) "Quilters" by producing the quilt blocks  needed. Would appreciate it if anyone who has been involved (or knows anyone  who has) would contact me. I need some advice.


Sarah Hough







For over ten years, The Quilt Finder has worked with master quilters across the country to bring our customers the finest custom-designed quilts available.


We consider our quilting artists the cornerstone of our success and are proud to support individual artists and help them continue to do what they love to do.  Many of our quilters have been working with us since we started back in 1990.


We are now looking for more talented hands and hope that you and your quilt guild can help us.


Specifically, we need quilters who enjoy and excel in applique (hand-applique, preferred) and who can also draft a simple design sketch from a photo for customer approval.  Our greatest number of customer requests right now are for hand-appliqued and quilted replications of detailed home scenes.  Our "home quiltraits," as we have affectionately called them, have been featured in magazines such as Victoria, Country Living, Home, Better Homes & Gardens, and Colonial Homes as well as major newspapers and a featured segment on the Home & Garden Network's (HGTV) Simply Quilts show.



Do you or someone in your guild feel comfortable and confident in your abilities to do commissioned work, like described above?  We would really appreciate it if you could spread the word at your next meeting.  Feel free to copy this message electronically or distribute it as you see fit.


We look forward to all responses and any questions.


My e-mail address:  sescreative@netscape.net

Phone #:  (800)642-3312

Address:  P.O. Box 182

           Mt. Dora, FL  32756-0182


Thank you and Happy Quilting,

Stacy and Joel McEachern

The Quilt Finder






Hi Mary Jeanine  You have helped me in the past maybe one more time!  I need to know of an email and /or Website for The North Carolina Quilt Symposium-- can you be of any help to me?     Thanks  Mabel Toth  The Heart  and Hand Chapter of The Applique Society.  mjtoth@hitter.net






"Through the Needle's Eye" - 16th National Embroiderer's Guild of America Exhibit.

Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando.

Oct. 12, 2000-Jan. 8, 2001.  9-5 Mon.-Sat., noon-5 Sun.

There are at least a couple of quilts juried into this exhibit.






The Creative Quilters of Citrus County, Inc. Proudly Announce Their Seventh Biennial Quilt Show 2001

on Friday February 23, 2001 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday February 24, 2001 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The National Guard Armory

US Hwy 19 South & Venable St.

Crystal River, FL


For Information call

Carol Stark (352) 489-6356

Nora Hadley (352) 527-3636


A queen size  quilt "Bear Mountain Log Cabin" will be raffled with 100 % of the proceeds to be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Raffle tickets are available through members or write to  Creative Quilters, P.O. Box 726, Lecanto, FL 34460






Largo Cracker Quilters presents;

Celebrate the Quilt-Explore the Art

January 19 and 20, 2001


St Paul Methodist Christian Life Enrichment Center Northwest corner of Rosery Road and Highland Ave. Largo, Florida


Friday hours 10AM-4PM, Saturday 9AM-3:30PM   Admission $4.00


Featuring quilts of all sizes, Wearable Art, Vendors, Boutique and a beautiful opportunity Quilt,(as shown on ssqa.org).  We also are exhibiting quilts from Keepsake Quilting challenges.  We will have demonstration by our Vendors and a special Wearable Art Trunk show by Adeline Brill and Francy Gordon will be treating us to her Bears on Parade.  Lunch will be provided by St Paul Methodist Church Chef.


For additional information send a sase to:

Mildred Dort

883 Manor Dr. So.

Dunedin, Fl 34698

e-mail DORTQ@aol.com






THE  WEST PASCO QUILTERS' GUILD, INC. presents CAROLE FURE, from Danbury, Minnesota, author of SURPRISING DESIGNS FROM TRADITIONAL QUILT BLOCKS teaching her " MEDALLION QUILT" WORKSHOP. Two days, Friday and Saturday, November 17th  & 18th, 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM.  Port Richey, Florida. Now open to non-guild members.


In this exciting workshop Carole shares her method for choosing quilt fabrics and colors and reveals her quick and easy formula for determining the amounts needed for a given quilt. You'll learn how to design dozens of different quilts, each looking totally different, from a single block. In class you'll build a design of your own, learn to use fabrics and color effectively, while working on your own 36" x 36" medallion quilt.  FEE: $60 for two-day class.  Book: $12.72 includes tax. $ LOCATION: Day One: Friday, Nov. 17th, Holiday Inn Express, on East side of Hwy. 19 just 1 mile South of Hwy 52. Day Two: Saturday, Nov. 18th, Days Inn, on the East Side of US Hwy. 19 just South of Hwy. 52.

Carole will present a trunk show following the guild meeting on November 16th, 1-3 PM, at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, on the south side of US Hwy 52 about 1 mile East of Hwy 19, in Port Richey.

Contact Joan Unger, 352-666-8846 or junger@atlantic.net. for more information. 


( I am tremendously excited about this lady's concepts and her book is terrific. When I first got the book about 8 months ago I wanted to bring her in. When I actually started working through the book myself I couldn't believe how much fun and how easy it can be to create your own quilt designs. I'm hearing the same thing from others who have begun preparing for her class. She'll be doing a trunk show after our meeting on November 16, 1-3 PM, followed by a two day class.  )






This is to announce a class to be held on Nov. 4 & 11 in Bradenton, FL.  It is a Stained Glass Table Runner class being taught by Pat Pfeifle of the Manatee Patchworkers Guild.  The cost of the class is $30 to members of Manatee Patchworkers Guild and $40 to non-members, plus supplies.  A supply list will be provided to all those signing up for this class.  This is the Christmas Table Runner that was a big hit at the Jacksonville show this year as well as last. 

For more details, please call:

Denise Pendleton----941-727-8579 or

Barbara Mallozzi-----941-750-8147






We made a wall hanging quilt from the pattern "It Takes a Town" as a fundraiser for the Speech and Debate Team at the Celebration School. The tickets are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. The drawing will be held on November 11th at our Founder's Day Celebration. We will have a booth open to sell tickets at all the Founders Day events.


 Celebration is west of Kissimmee, next door to Disney World, at the junction of 192 and I-4. We will be selling tickets at our Founder's Day Carnival, in downtown Celebration Nov 10th from 6-10PM. We will also sell tickets during the "Snow Nights" in Celebration, Friday and Saturday evenings from Nov 24th thru Christmas. The members of the Speech and Debate team are also selling tickets locally and I will also sell them thru the mail if someone wants tickets and cannot come here.

My Address is

Laurie McCarter

932 Jasmine St

Celebration,FL 34747

checks payable to Busy Bee Quilters of Celebration.






The City of Chicago is seeking quilts by living quilters for purchase. Please contact Fabi at 312.742.1156 for a  "Percent for Art," registration form. Quilters of all styles welcome. (Historic patterns and intergenerational quilters a plus) Many thanks.






November 3, Friday

 8:30am          #317 Kansas Connections w/ Mary Ellen

 2:30pm          #665 Stenciled Pumpkins w/ Vicki


November 6 , Monday

 8:30am         #331 Thanksgiving w/ Debbie Mumm

 2:30pm         #


November 7 , Tuesday

 8:30am         #318 From Fiber to Fabric w/ Harriet Hargrave


November 8 , Wednesday

 8:30am         #319 Rosette From Sampler w/ Marti

 2:30pm         #


November 9, Thursday

 8:30am         #320 Hawaiian Quilting w/Ginger La


November 10, Friday

 8:30am         #409 Gingerbread House w/ Diana McClun

 2:30pm         #


November 13, Monday

 8:30am         #321 Thread Play w/ Libby Lehman

 2:30pm         #664 Santo on The Go w/ Margaret Peters


November 14, Tuesday

 8:30am         #665 Stenciled Pumpkins w/ Vicki Garnas


November 15,Wednesday

 8:30am         #322 Mariners Compass w/ Judy Mathieson

 2:30pm         #614 Easy Kid Quilts w/ Kelly Gallager-Abbott


November 16, Thursday

 8:30am         #456 Deck the House w/ Lynette Jensen


November 17, Friday

 8:30am         #323 Stripples w/ Donna Thomas

 2:30pm         #331 Thanksgiving w/ Debbie Mumm


November 20, Monday

 8:30am         #324 Fabric Fun w/ Debbie Mumm

 2:30pm         #329 Christmas "Piece 'O Cake" w/ Becky Goldsmith


November 21, Tuesday

 8:30am         #325 Shibori w/ Sara King


November 22,Wednesday

 8:30am         #457 Christmas Express w/ Gerry Kimmel

 2:30pm         #615 Plaid Quilts w/ Debbie Coffrey


November 23, Thursday

 8:30am         #326 Hot Cross Buns w/Mary Ellen Hopkins


November 24, Friday

 8:30am         #425 Building Blocks w/ Judy Martin

 2:30pm         #616 Wool Quilts w/ Lorinda Lie


November 27, Monday

 8:30am         #563 Hanukah Quilt w/ Pamela Rishfeld

 2:30pm         #617 Haori Jacket w/ June Colburn


November 28, Tuesday

 8:30am         #426 Challenge Quilts w/ Jinny Beyer


November 29,Wednesday

 8:30am         #427 Critter Quiltin w/ Debora & Paul Konchinsky

 2:30pm         #564 Calendar Celebration w/ Debi Anderson


November 30, Thursday

 8:30am         #664 Santa on The Go w/ Margaret Peters