Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #35

January 8, 2001


Quilting Friends,


---  As you will see in the Calendar, Martha Pullen’s Sewing Market is coming to Orlando January 25-27.  I will be there on Thursday as an “Angel” (I’ll help at a few seminars) and I invite you to do the same.  Being an Angel allows you to get into the show for free for one day ($15 otherwise).  The seminars are free, and the vendor mall is awesome.  To get more information or volunteer, call Hilda at the Martha Pullen Company.  Her # is 1-800-547-4176  x 106.  Also check out http://www.marthapullen.com/


---  In the last newsletter, there was a mistake.  I recently learned the website address for the International Quilt Study Center has been changed. Try http://quiltstudy.unl.edu. Go to education then to courses/workshops


---  For those of you (like me!) who keep forgetting to send in your registration for the SSQA Symposium, its not too late, and Andi and Art would love to see all the classes full.  Here is the info again:


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!





Jan 2-24 Museum Quilt Show in Marco Island. Call 941/394-4221


Jan 9-22 Nancy Martin Trunk Show in Crystal River <www.crquilts.com>


Jan 15 Sara King Lecture in Sarasota <crelou@sunline.net>


Jan 16 Ricky Tims Lecture in Boca Raton GAVJS@WORLDNET.ATT.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 25-27 Martha Pullen Sewing Market in Orlando www.marthapullen.com


Jan 26-28 Ruth McDowell Lecture and Classes in Orlando < rfoster5@ix.netcom.com>


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


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


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 < HoneybeeRetreat@excite.com>


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 13,14 Barb Broshous Classes in Pompano Beach  < ediebarb@bellsouth.net>


Feb 15,16 Flavin Glover Lecture and Workshops  in Naples <madowfl@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 17-18 Quilt Classes in Vero Beach patles@sunet.net


Feb 19 – Mar 5 Art to Heart Trunk Show in Crystal River <www.crquilts.com>


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 and Classes in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardquiltexpo.com


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


March 16-17 Quilt Show in Sebring <petznick@strato.net>


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>


Mar 31-Apr 1 Quilt Show in DeBary < express7@bitstorm.net>


April 20,21 Quilt Show in Coral Gables www.gopbi.com/community/groups/quiltfest/


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


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


Nov 1-4 Houston International Quilt Show






“Celebrate the Century,Decade by Decade”

A Multi-Media Presentation of History, slides of quilts, and almost 50

songs performed by Ricky

January 16, 2001 - 7:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Boca 625 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton

Tickets: Guests - $5


For additional information contact Jane Gavlick, Publicity Ch.  (561-499-6277), GAVJS@WORLDNET.ATT.NET






QuiltFest 2001 will be Ocean Waves' 14th annual quilting event showcasing traditional,

contemporary, antique and art quilts; quilts for the bed, the body and the wall. National traveling

exhibits and works of local quilt artists will be featured. A judged Competition, the Auction, the

Phyllis Solakian Memorial Challenge, the Florida Quilters' Spotlight, the Guild Quilt, the Vendors'

Alley, and a Certified Quilt Appraiser, all contribute to the eagerly anticipated activities of

the show.


Join us, this year and see for yourself.


Dates:      April 20th - 21st, 2001

Location:  Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center  405 University Drive  Coral Gables, FL

Check out our Website Calendar for associated activities throughout the previous week.



For an entry form by mail, send LSASE to Show Coordinator: Fiona Heggie, 7325 SW 162 St., Miami, FL 33157-3819.






Thanks for including the Honeybee Retreat in your newsletter.  We have had a change in e-mail since I sent you the info several months ago.  If you could put www.honeybeequilters.org on the next one, that would be great.  Thanks.  (Our new e-mail is HoneybeeRetreat@excite.com.)






Ruth McDowell is coming to Orlando as part of the Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild's 2001 Quilt Show.  She will be lecturing Friday evening 1/26/01 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds at 6PM on "Progressions and Diversions: My Development as a Quilter." She will present a slide lecture highlighting her work from her earliest traditional quilts to her current projects.  Cost for non guild members is $3.00.  Spaces are available for her Saturday 1/27/01 workshop: Penrose and Company.  Students will learn new ways to use simple geometric shapes to create quilts based on the tiling patterns of Robert Penrose.  When assembled, these quilts, though easy to piece have an overall random and complex appearance.  Limited spaces are available for her Sunday workshop: Planning for Piecing.  Ruth will show some tricks to enhance pieced designs.  Both traditional and original blocks will be covered. The workshops will be held in the Social Hall at the fairgrounds.  Cost for non members is $40.00.  Contact Kathleen Foster @ rfoster5@ix.netcom.com






Nimble Fingers Quilters' Guild presents "Quilts in the Mansion".  The quilt show will be held March 31 and April 1, 2001.  This quilt show is being held at newly renovated, historic DeBary Mansion in DeBary Florida.  We will have a donation quilt named 'Redwork Garden' which is a redwork-Irish Chain combination.  We will also have vendors, a silent auction of miniature/small quilts and of course, a boutique.  DeBary Mansion has been the recipient of Nimble Fingers outreach for many years.  For the past several years we have had silent auctions at DeBary Mansion during their spring festivals.  We have donated 40% of monies of each of these auctions back to DeBary Mansion for their use in restoring the mansion.  For more information, please contact Dottie at express7@bitstorm.net or SASE to Nimble Fingers Quilters' Guild, 813 Goldcoast Drive, Deltona, FL  32725.






The Society of Vermont Craftsmen, Inc. has been operating the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, located in Ludlow, Vermont for the past 54 years.  This summer we are offering 150 courses in a wide variety of arts and crafts including many in quilting. 


For more information, send an email to <ffcrafts@vermontel.net>






I am taking next year (2001) off from teaching.  I had been very ill in late 1999 and so much of my work fell behind. I am trying to catch up this year and in 2001. I am now scheduling for 2002. If any groups are interested in Classes/ Programs for 2002 my email address is <redhousenm@yahoo.com>.






FABRIC ART SHOP IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Wonderful Dimensional Flower Workshops by Barb Broshous!!!


         Sign up now to get one or both of the 2 workshops.  Limited spaces on first come-first sew basis.


Bird of Paradise Wall Hanging-:

Barb made this flower especially for us in Florida. She also designed a wonderful wall hanging to display them. Learn how to make these flowers and be well on the way to creating your own wall hanging in just one day. Pictures at:  http://fabricartshop.com/fabulous3-D.htm

Wednesday--February 14, 2001-- Starting promptly at 9:00 AM and going til 4:00 PM.  Bring your lunch & drinks.


Fantasy Flowers/Seasonal Wreath-

Make a seasonal wreath wall hanging to display your interchangeable flowers of the season. In this full day class, you'll learn to make a variety of hand made 3-D fantasy flowers and leaves to put on your pre-quilted background.   Pictures at:  http://fabricartshop.com/fabulous3-D.htm

Tuesday--February 13, 2001-- Starting promptly at 9:00 AM and going til 4:00 PM.  Bring your lunch & drinks.


Barb Broshous is a nationally known artist and designer who is also a certified NQA judge and NQA Board member.  Her work has been featured in various publications:   "Baltimore Gardens" cover of issue 42  QUILTING TODAY  was the winner  of Best of Show and Viewers' Choice awards.  "Twilight Glow" was featured in issue 54 of  QUILTING TODAY.  "Glory Bee" was in issue 20 of  AMERICAN PATCHWORK AND QUILTING MAGAZINE.  Her "Puff the Magic Dragon"  just won a prize in  the 2000 Keepsake Quilt Challenge.  AND she has so many more wonderful creations.  She is a busy member of the Colorado Quilting Council and other quillting & art study groups.


For questions:  email me - ediebarb@bellsouth.net or call (954) 781-9225.






March 9-11, 2001


There are still some classes available, so be sure to sign up soon to get the ones you want.  For class and show information, go to http://browardquiltexpo.com.  This is a great opportunity to learn techniques from the masters:  Suzanne Marshall, Joan Shay, Marsha McClosky, Sara King, John Flynn, Kathy Stubbs Ward, Barbara Hahl, Barbara Thompson and ELNA.






The best of Tennessee Valley Quilts will be featured in the gallery of the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL from Jan. 2, 2001 to Jan. 24, 2001.  A lecture will proceed the formal opening of the show on Jan. 7, 2001 at 3:00PM at the Gallery.  This is open to the public and free of charge.  Call 941/394-4221 for more information.






  The" Heart and Hand Chapter" of The Applique Society from Crystal River will meet the fourth Monday of each Month: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, and July 23 of 2001.    For information of time and place contact: Mabel Toth @ mjtoth@hitter.net







Do you know a young person who has shown an interest in quilting, either for self-enjoyment or to contribute to charitable organizations? 


We’d like to encourage our youth to become more involved in the legacy of quilting and shaping the future of quilting, so please send in your nomination for KID KWILTER 2001.


We will have quarterly semi-finalists throughout the year, and a Grand Prize winner at the end of 2001.  All entrants will receive recognition, and prizes will be awarded to quarterly finalists as well as the Grand Prize Winner in December 2001.  Prizes will consist of fabric, patterns, tools, an assortment of quilting notions to further enhance the quilting experience.


For security reasons, the winners photos will be online on the TQS site, but only with their First Name and State of residence.  It is assumed that parental permission is given to enter this contest when an email entry is received by TQS


To enter:


 The entrant should write a short statement (100 words or less) on their choice of the following topics:








 I D  LIKE  TO  MAKE  A  QUILT  AND  GIVE  IT  TO  _____________________________


 (this is for the kids to complete. Punctuation, grammar, spelling are important, but not as important as the kid s original ideas&.so hands off, parents and grandparents!)                                                                                                


            Please forward this message to your nominees parent or guardian for their approval.  It is assumed that parental permission is given to enter this contest when an email entry is received by TQS from parents email address:


 I d like to nominate:   FIRST NAME ONLY:_______________________________________________


 who lives in:   STATE/PROVINCE ONLY:_________________________________________________


 Parent/Guardian s email address:________________________________________________________


 When a nomination is submitted and followed by an email note from parent/guardian authorizing entrance into the contest, the kid needs to send a second email with their contest statement completed. That s all there is to it. 


 Quarterly winners will be announced on:   March 31,  June 30,  September 30,  and December 31, 2001. Grand prize winner for 2001 will be announced prior to January 15, 2002.


 Thanks for participating!


Marie Hansen  www.travelingquiltshow.com






Friendship Knot Quilt Guild, Sarasota, FL is having Sara King, whose shop is in Paducah, KY, lecture & show slides from the 3rd Annual Shiboori Symposium, 7:00 p.m., January 15, 2001, Monday, at Beneva Christian Church, at Proctor & Beneva Roads (s/e corner).  I-75 to Exit #38, turn left (west) toward Sarasota, onto Bee Ridge Road; approx. 5 miles, turn left onto Beneva Road; two traffic lights, turn left (east) onto Proctor Road; then right into Church parking lot.  $3.00 charge per non-member.           Program Chair, Louise Hall  (941) 925-4806  crelou@sunline.net 






November 1,to November 4, 2001


We are planning a trip to Houston!   Anyone interested in joining us for this spectacular show,

give me call today!


We can get a very good rate if we act now.  Only people who are serious about attending this show need call.  Please give me a call today!!!


Monika Heady 727 846-9866






January 26 and 27, 2001.


“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

by 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






Quilt Classes available at The Pieces & Patches Quilt Show in Vero Beach, Fl. Feb.17&18 and lectures. Come spend the day quilting. See Darelene Christopherson with the Mariner's Compass class, Allison Curran doing the Northwind quilting, Betty Kiser, her easy Drunkard's Path, Janet Worley with Applique, But NOT Needle Turn,  Ginger LaVoie, Hawaiian quilting, Glenda Dobbing doing Senimole piecing, Marcia Haberman and her quilted hand bags.


Some classes on Saturday and Sunday. Lectures on Sunday.  Visit the many vendors, the guild's boutique, win door prizes, two (2) opportunity quilts, demonstrations, Antique quilts on display and appraisals will be available.


All this and more at 2266 14th Avenue at the Vero Beach Community Center.


Fee $4.00





Naples Quilters Guild


Thursday February 15: Lecture by Flavin Glover "A Progressive View of Log Cabin Quilts" 6:30pm. $5. fee for non-members Friday February 15: Coloring with Fabric in Creative Patchwork $30. non-member Saturday February 16: Integrating Log Cabin and other Patchwork $30 non-member  For more information contact Marti Dowman madowfl@aol.com






Tomorrow's Treasures in Crystal River will have a trunk show of Nancy Martin's quilts and wallhangings January 9th through 22nd.  Some of her quilts come from the books "Time Crunch Quilts" and "Two Color Quilts".  


Then in February 19 through March 5th, you will be able to see quilts and wallhangings from Art to Heart.  They have wonderful designs!


March will bring Maggie Walker's My Cat's Garden(the cat quilt)and Summer's End (the dog quilt). Stay tuned for the actual dates for those.  Call 352-795-2600 for more information or check out Tomorrow's Treasures' website at www.crquilts.com






Highlands County Quilt Guild presents Loving Stitches Quilt Show

March  16  &  17  2001 - 9 a.m.  to  4 p.m.


Agri-Civic Center George Blvd. & US-27 South Sebring, Florida


Quilts, Miniatures, Member Boutique, Wearable Art, Raffle Quilt, Door Prizes

Demonstrations, Food, Quilt Appraiser,  "Teddy Pruett"


For Information call:    Doris 863-385-1684  petznick@strato.net






Come visit our Quilt Show on February 22-23, 2001.


The information is on my web site at: http://members.aol.com/mcrosby908/quiltshow.html


Please give this web address to your friends and neighbors so they can also

join us.  Looking forward to seeing you in February.


Marilyn Crosby  mcrosby908@aol.com






Mon. Jan.15  8:30 am    #201    Little Flag Quilt, Antique Tea Dye

         2:30 pm    #628    Watercolor Quilts

Tues. Jan.16 8:30 am    #202    Dutchman's Puzzle Block, Quilting Vacations

Wed. Jan.17  8:30 am    #203    The Smithsonian Quilts

         2:30 pm    #629    Ergonomic Quilting

Thurs.Jan.18 8:30 am    #204  String Quilt, Crazy Quilts

Fri. Jan.19  8:30 am    #205    Appliqué

         2:30 pm    #630    The Imagine Block

Mon. Jan.22  8:30 am    #206  Paper Piecing, Mini Groups

         2:30 pm    #631    Hawaiian Quilt Show, 2 Sided Quilts

Tues.Jan.23  8:30 am    #207    Baltimore Album Quilts

Wed. Jan.24  8:30 am    #208    Pansy Quilt, Judging

         2:30 pm    #632    Flexible Gridding

Thurs.Jan.25 8:30 am    #209    Bowtie Quilt block,

                    Vermont Quilt Festival's Antique Quilts

Fri. Jan.26  8:30 am    #210    Quilt Home Decor, Decorative Pillows

         2:30 pm    #633    Quilt Exhibit, Native American Wall Hangings

Mon. Jan.29  8:30 am    #211    Borders & Bindings

         2:30 pm    #634    Quilt Show, Pictorial Log Cabin

Tues. Jan.30 8:30 am    #212    Postage Stamp Basket Quilt

Wed. Jan.31  8:30 am    #213    Feathered Star Quilt

         2:30 pm    #635    Six Pointed Star Block

Thurs. Feb.1 8:30 am    #214    LeMoyne Star block, Quilter's Software

Fri. Feb. 2  8:30 am    #565    Romancing the Quilt

         2:30 pm    #636    Fractured Crystals Quilt

Mon. Feb. 5  8:30 am    #216    Scrap Quilt, Friendship Star

                    Quilt Collection

         2:30 pm    #637    Image-transfer Quilts

Tues. Feb.6  8:30 am    #217    Fan Quilts, Olympic Quilt

Wed. Feb. 7  8:30 am    #218    Trapunto Technique

         2:30 pm    #638    Community Quilting, Odds & Ends Pattern

Thurs. Feb.8 8:30 am    #220    Quilted Fashions

Fri. Feb. 9  8:30 am    #221    Flannel Quilts, Kids & Quilts

         2:30 pm    #328    Valentine's Heart Quilt

Mon. Feb.12  8:30 am    #222    Quilt Show

         2:30 pm    #555    A Whole Lotta Huppa

Tues. Feb.13 8:30 am    #223    Wedding Quilt

Wed. Feb. 14 8:30 am    #224    Decorative Clothes

         2:30 pm    #565    Romancing the Quilt

Thurs.Feb.15 8:30 am    #225    Small Scale Quilts

Fri. Feb. 16 8:30 am    #226    Shelburne Collection

         2:30 pm    #639    Art & Design Gallery Exhibit, Collage Vest

Mon. Feb.19  8:30 am    #501    Angels in our Quilts

         2:30 pm    #661    Mennonite Quilt Shop, Presidential Redwork

Tues. Feb.20 8:30 am    #502    Stash Quilt

Wed.  Feb.21 8:30 am    #503    Open Air Quilts

         2:30 pm    #640    Therese May's Studio, Making a Portrait Quilt

Thurs.Feb.22 8:30 am    #504    An Artist's Inspiration

Fri. Feb. 23 8:30 am    #505    Really Small Quilts

         2:30 pm    #641    Family Quilt Guilds, Stardust Quilt Teaching Tips

Mon. Feb. 26 8:30 am    #506    Quaint Quilting

         2:30 pm    #642    African Story Quilts

Tues. Feb.27 8:30 am    #507    Pop Culture Quilts, T-shirt Quilts

Wed. Feb. 28 8:30 am    #508    Mr. Quilts

         2:30 pm    #643    Quilt Historian, Crazy Quilting