Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #34

December 6th, 2000


Quilting Friends,


Hope your holiday season is filled with Joy, and your stitching is Stress-free!  I’ve managed to NOT volunteer myself to organize some large Christmas season function this year, so I am enjoying a couple of quiet moments here and there.


As you might notice in the Symposium Update below, I am heading up the Raucous Auction to be held the Friday night of the Symposium (March 16th).  Since this is my first Auction, make my job easy and send me some great stuff to auction off.  I bet if you were to look in the back of your quilting closet, you might just find a quilt/wallhanging, finished or unfinished, that you would be glad to part with.  And I would be so glad to take it off your hands!  Make my day!!


Here are a few websites of interest:


Such a great website!  A good resource for all kinds of crafters, quilters, sewists, etc.:



Naples Quilt Guild now has a website:  http://nqg1.homestead.com/nqghome.html

Check early, check often!


Maya Schonenberger is an art quilter lecturer and teacher in South Florida   Check out http://wanda.fiu.edu/maya/.  What talent!


Here’s a new website that covers the Quilt Show in February in Tampa:







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


Nov thru Jan 8 EGA Exhibit in Orlando


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


July 13-15 STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION 2001 in Cedar Rapids  <needlecase@aol.com>






Registrations for SSQA's March 15-18, 2001 symposium, Traditions and Innovations, are coming fast and furious. Remember that class space is limited. Teachers are Karen Combs, Susanne McCoy, Jo Morton, Cindy Blackberg, Ellen Gordon and Jan Wildman. Classes are a variety of hand or machine, traditional or contemporary, project or technique. Remember also that you are responsible for making your own room reservations at the Holiday Inn of Altamonte Springs (407) 862-4455 by February 15 to get the SSQA rate (mention us!) of $75.90/night (includes tax). For information and a registration form, go to www.ssqa.org. Non-members of SSQA may register

after January 17. The registration deadline is February 15. For a registration package, send an LSASE with two first class stamps to Andi Reynolds, 1117 Albritton Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3265.


Reminder! We will have a Raucous Auction to raise money for the next symposium. Please be generous! Mary-Jeanine Ibarguen is keeping a tally of what is being donated - mji@cfl.rr.com - so please let her know ASAP. And bring money so we can get some great bids!






Many thanks to all who responded to my request for quilts for the musical "Quilters." Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I located a guild in California who had loaned their quilts to someone in Vermont. Vermont was through with them so (with California's blessings) they sent them on to me!


Sarah Hough






Renowned Florida quilter and teacher Carol Henry has volunteered to design and oversee the creation of the next SSQA raffle quilt. It will be raffled at the next Florida Folk Festival, October 28-29 at the Stepehen Foster Center at White Springs (near I-10 and I-75). The festival theme is how the Space Coast has affected Florida's folkways. Carol has created a lovely combination pieced and appliqued design. She will be asking for people to piece four log cabin blocks to create the background for her applique. When she asks for help, please volunteer!


Of course, this great quilt needs a booth in which to hang during the festival, which means we need a booth coordinator (or a couple of pals who would like to spend the weekend together in the beautiful autumn weather of North Florida). Trust me on this - it is fun, but I will not be able to

Pick up the slack myself. We got off to a great start and got good visibility and a few new members last year so please, let's don't drop this ball! Call me for details of how you can help SSQA participate in next year's Folk Festival. Andi Reynolds andir@gateway.net






The Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design at the University of Nebraska and the International Quilt Study Center will be launching a distance delivery course on the "History of Quilts" for 3 hours of credit in the summer. It will be taught using video taped lectures delivered by some of the nation's foremost quilt historians. The facilitator will be Dr. Patricia Crews. Visit the web site at www.iarn.unl.edu/quiltstudy. Click on education then Coursesworkshops. Pass this information to others who may be interested.







At their December 19th meeting, the Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild members will donate about 200 quilts and 80 "Pillow Pals" to representatives of local charities. Using mostly donated fabric and batting, Guild members have been sewing all year to make these crib quilts and lap quilts. The Pillow Pals are huggable-sized pillows with a smiling face and arms and legs. This year s recipients will be Aid to Victims of Domestic Assault (AVDA), First Care, Sheriff s Department, DeHornle Alzeimer’s Pavilion, The Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Guardian Ad Litem Program, and Children s Home Society.


The Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center located on Crawford Boulevard (behind City Hall). Membership is open to anyone interested in quilting. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (561) 499-6277 or e-mail gavjs@worldnet.att.net.


Jane T. Gavlick, Publicity






I would like to let the Florida quilters know that I have a new computer which is fantastic, but it meant a change of servers and screen addresses, which is unfortunate.  I have so many people whose addresses have gone into outer space, that I would like to ask if I can use the network to let everyone know that I am now aprayzer@hotmail.com.


Also, I have been off the quilt guild circuit for a while now, and I miss it so much.  I am in the process of re-writing all my lectures and workshops, and will be adding some exciting new things, such as "Oh, Lawdy, Miz Scahlett, The Yankees ah Comin!!!" a program about the effects of the War Between the States on quilts.  Also, a workshop on creating personal memorabilia quilts, dating fabrics and quilts, and much more.  Tantalized yet?  I hope so.  E-mail for more information.  The paperwork is not complete yet, but I will be glad to put groups on a list to contact later, or we can go ahead and schedule dates now to hold them, and the paperwork can follow.  I am really looking forward to hearing from some of my special friends in guilds across the state.

Teddy Pruett






The Peace River Quilters' Guild, Inc. announces their 6th Biennial Southwest Florida Quilt Festival on Thursday and Friday, February 22-23, 2001 at the Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium in Punta Gorda, Florida.


This is a judged show and we will be featuring quilts of all sizes along with the Sulky exibit, vendors, a boutique, an auction and a lovely quilt to be raffled on February 23rd.


For information call

Marilyn Crosby (941) 505-1584 or e-mail MCrosby908@aol.com






You can find June's patterns on her new web site:  junecolburn.com, or send for a catalog by mailing a long s.a.s.e. to June Colburn Designs II, P. O. Box 313, Largo, FL   33779-0313


Amateur wearable artists should send a long s.a.s.e. to receive the rules/entry form for the NEW 2001 challenge:  KIMONO--OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD, a tribute to the new millennium.  Deadline for slide/photo entries is September 15, 2001.  Juried garments will be exhibited in Houston during Quilt Market and Festival, as well as at other selected quilting and sewing venues.






A quilt and needlework retreat, "STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION 2001," is scheduled for July 13-15, 2001, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The "Stars" (teachers) include Joined At The Hip (Britt IA), Kansas Trouble Quilters (Salina KS), Mabeth Oxenreider (Carlisle IA), Miss Lydia's (Cedar Rapids IA), Ewe & Eye & Friends (Littleton CO), The Heart's Content (Green Bay WI), From Merry's Heart (Clovis CA), HeartStrings (Cedar Falls IA).  This gathering is hosted by The Needle Case and The Keeping Room, 600 1st Ave NW, Cedar Rapids IA 52405 (319-366-3887).  A mailing with complete class details is planned for January 2001.  If you wish to receive  information, send your complete name and postal mailing address via e-mail to:  needlecase@aol.com.


Thank you, Nancy -- We plan to have a great time!






Orlando, Florida, January 26 and 27, 2001.


A QUILT Odyssey – a biennial Quilt Show presented by Florida Cabin Fever Quilters at The

Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, Florida. 


Admission $5, Free Parking.  Plenty of parking for buses.  20 Vendors from Florida, Colorado,

Georgia, and Mississippi, quilt appraisals by Teddy Pruett, quilt exhibits including a Hoffman Challenge, quilts from award winning Florida quilters, donation quilt, boutique, demonstrations, children’s area, door prizes and much more. Lecture by Ruth McDowell, "Progressions and Diversions:  My Development as a Quiltmaker," at 6 pm on Friday, Jan. 26, 2001.  Lecture tickets are $3 each.  To purchase lecture tickets in advance, send a SASE to Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild, P. O. Box 819, Orlando, FL  32802


For additional information on the quilt show send a SASE to Enid Ackbarali, 1701 Bent

Way Ct., Orlando, FL 32818, or call Enid at 407-294-7823 or email - quiltshow2001@aol.com






The plans for Sunshine State Quilters Association meeting in Panama City February 2 and 3 are exciting. Workshops in String Piecing with Hand Embroidery, Magic Squares, Stained Glass and Hawaiian Quilting will be offered.


The meeting is hosted by the St. Andrew Bay Quilters' Guild. Their biennial quilt show will be held at this time. In addition to the judged show, highlights are Lynn Dash's Trunk Show, a boutique, vendors and a fantastic fashion show (everyone is invited to participate). For more information on

the fashion show or for an application, please call Linda Kelley at 850-235-2267.


Kathy Stubbs Ward will teach a class on Sashiko by Machine on Friday, February 2. To register for the class, please contact Phyllis Wegner at 271-3244.


For information, please check http://hometown.aol.com/sabquilter or contact us by e-mail at SABquilter@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









December 6, Wednesday

8:30am #430 Preserving Traditions in Quilting w/ Anita Holman Knox

2:30pm       #409 Gingerbread House w/ Diana McClun


 December 7, Thursday

8:30am       #431 Building A House Quilt w/ Gwen Marston


 December 8, Friday

8:30am       #432 Wrapped in Love w/ Ursula Reikes

2:30pm       #457 Christmas Express w/ Gerry Kimmel


 December 11, Monday

8:30am       #433 Fearless Foundation Piecing w/ Steve Seifert & Liz Schwartz

2:30pm       #456 Deck the House w/ Lynette Jensen


 December 12, Tuesday

8:30am       #434 State Quilts w/ Zena Thorpe


 December 13, Wednesday

8:30am       #435 Embroidered Quilts w/ Jill Sutton Filo

2:30pm       #563 Hanukah Quilt w/ Pamela Rishfeld


 December 14, Thursday

8:30am       #436 Tortilla Quilts w/ Jane Tenorio Coscarelli


 December 15, Friday

8:30am       #437 Q is for Quick w/ Billie Lauder

2:30pm       #664 Santa On The Go w/ Margaret Peters


 December 18, Monday

8:30am       #438 Designing From Nature w/ Ruth McDowell

2:30pm       #618 Quilt in a Weekend w/Lynette Jensen


 December 19, Tuesday

8:30am       #330 Holiday Kaleidoscopes w/ Paula Reid


 December 20, Wednesday

8:30am       #439 International Quilting w/ Doreen Speckmann

2:30pm       #619 Quilt Restoration w/ Nancy Kirk


 December 21, Thursday

8:30am       #219 Thimbleberries w/ Lynnette Jensen


 December 22, Friday

8:30am       #440 A Little Quilt Music w/ Jean Wells

2:30pm       #620 Amish Quilting w/ Joe Cunningham


 December 25, Monday

8:30am       no show today... HAPPY HOLIDAYS

2:30pm       no show today... HAPPY HOLIDAYS


 December 26, Tuesday

8:30am       #441 Color w/ Christine Barnes


 December 27, Wednesday

8:30am       #564 Calendar Celebration w/ Debi Anderson

2:30pm       #621 Freeform Patchwork w/ Ann Fahl


 December 28, Thursday

8:30am       #442 Quilt Dressing w/ Rachel Clark


 December 29, Friday

8:30am       #443 Images in Fabric w/ Deidre Sherer

2:30pm       #622 Confusion Quilt Pattern w/ Debbie Bowles