Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #37

February 18, 2001


Quilting Friends,


We are in the thick of the Quilt Show season….hope this newsletter will help you visit a few new shows this year!  Toward the end of this newsletter, I’ve reposted the information for items listed in the Calendar section up to March 9th.


I want to remind you to take this opportunity to inform your fellow quilters through this newsletter….please send me information about upcoming classes available, shows, trunk shows, challenges,  seminars, shop hops, shop openings, etc.  With over 550 readers, this newsletter is a very useful tool!


Here is a website for those Doll Lovers:  http://www.clothdolldepot.com/





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


Feb 20-21  Jan Wildman Lecture Workshops in Boca Raton <gavjs@worldnet.att.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>


Feb 26 Pauline Salzman Trunkshow in Bradenton <PattyRon1@aol.com>


Feb 26-27, Mar 2 Cindy Williams Workshops in Hudson WPQuilters@aol.com


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


Mar 11 Sulky Seminar at JoAnns in Orlando 407-898-6300


Mar 18 Sulky Seminar at JoAnns in Altamonte Springs 407-788-3411


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 17 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>


Apr 1-30 Fabshop Hop on the web  www.fabshophop.com


Apr 24- 25 JEAN RAY LAURY CLASSES in Ellenton < pcmonk@gte.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







Jean Ray Laury will be in  the Gulf Coast area in April!


Honors include The Silver Star Award, International Quilt Festival, Houston 1997;

Quilters Hall of Fame; Women's Foundation, San Francisco, one of six women in the arts; Northern Iowa Univ. Distinguished Alumni Award; Work selected as one of America's 100 Best Quilts.


Each day is a full day including the following techniques: 


Tuesday   April 24, 2001

1. Discharge dyeing (this takes some outdoor space...will discharge

color from fabric using a couple of different methods)

2. Sun prints: either blue printing, or a new process in which all

colors can be obtained with transparent dyes


Wednesday   April 25, 2001

1. Thermofax printing (a photo process, in which we will make up

screens from line drawings or half tone photos)

2. Silk screen printing, which we from the screens we make


 Limited number in class


$40.00 per person per day plus kit fees for the workshops


Classes are at: Monk Ink--Manatee Pfaff  3622 US Hwy 301 N  Ellenton, FL


There are new places to stay if folks want to stay over...  a NEW Hampton Inn at the 43 exit


Call Patsy Monk 941-721-9438  or e-mail pcmonk@gte.net to reserve your place in this creative opportunity!






Learn numerous exciting ideas and techniques that incorporate every type of Sulky Decorative Thread to put pizzaz in your Quilted Projects.  Machine Artist, Kathy Stachowicz, will share many time saving tips.  Each adult attending this Sulky Seminar 5 will receive 1 spool each of 5 different

types of Sulky Thread, a printed Sulky thread chart, and a rotary cutter project sheet.  All for a minimal fee of $15.00.


Sunday, March 11th 10am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm Jo-Ann ETC, 3562 E Colonial Drive, Herndon Plaza, Orlando, FL phone 407-898-6300


Sunday, March 18th 10am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm Jo-Ann ETC, 924 W St Rd, Brantley Square, Altamonte Springs, FL phone 407-788-3411






FabShop Hop3, running from April 1-30, is sponsored by The Fabric Shop Network, Inc. (www.fabshopnet.com), an association of independent fabric and quilt shops in the U.S. and Canada.


Shoppers, known as "hoppers", go from web site to web site looking for "The Bunny" which can be found at each site.  By clicking on the bunny they can register for prize drawings.  Hoppers who visit and register at all shops are eligible for the Grand Prize drawing for sewing machines

and sergers donated by major manufacturers. Another hundred or so win first and second prizes of fabric, notions and books donated by manufacturers and publishers.


Over 20,000 home sewers and quilters participated in the October Hop and organizers are expecting the spring Hop to be even larger.  Participants can register for FabShop Hop3 starting in January at www.fabshophop.com. Just before the Hop starts, participants will receive an email reminder and then will have 30 days to visit the shops on the web.  During the Hop registered consumers will receive FabShopHopNews with tips for success, technical information, and notices of special sales and promotions at participating shops.  1, 2, 3 HOP!


For more information contact, Laurie Harsh, The Fabric Shop Network, Inc. P.O. Box 4128, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 892-6500, fax (360) 892-6500.






The Manatee Patchworkers of Bradenton will host a trunk show featuring Pauline Salzman at their February 26, 2001 meeting to be held at the  Congregational United Church of Christ, 3700 26th Ave. W., Bradenton at 7:00  PM.  Admission for non-members is $3.00.  Free to members.


Pauline, born and raised in Detroit, has been living in Florida for 30 years.  She is an accomplished blind stitch machine appliquer and free hand quilter.  Her many awards include 2nd Place 1997 Quilt America; 3rd Place Quilt Fest,  Miami; 3rd Place 1997 Quilt Festival, Houston; Best of Show, 1998, Benartex.   And the list goes on and on.   Sure to be an interesting program, providing  you with lots of inspiration.


For more information, Contact Pat Pfeifle - PattyRon1@aol.com






Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild: Jan Wildman, an award winning quilting teacher who specializes in precision machine piecing techniques and machine quilting will lecture and show some of her quilts at the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. Wildman will give a workshop on machine quilting on Wed. Jan. 21 from 9 to 3. For further info. please call (561) 279-4566 or gavjs@worldnet.att.net.






The West Pasco Quilters'Guild, Inc. Education Program reminds you that Cindy Williams from Onion Mountain Quilts in North Carolina will be teaching the following classes which are now open to non-members. Classes run 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, bring a brown bag lunch, refrigeration is available.  Fee for each class is Members $25, Non-members $30. You won't want to miss

this opportunity to learn from a top-notch teacher!


INVISIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE-Monday, February 26, Holiday Recreation Complex.SKILL LEVEL:All. CLASS TYPE:Technique. Quick and easy machine applique useful for many projects.


WOVEN LOG CABIN-Tuesday, February 27, Holiday Rec Complex. SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginners CLASS TYPE: Project. Accurate rotary cutting and 1/4 inch seams are emphasized.


FEATHERED STAR-Friday, March 2, Veterans Memorial Park. SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner. CLASS TYPE: Techniques.  Yes, you can make this masterpiece quilt by machine and it's not as hard as it looks. 3 sizes.


REGISTER NOW!! Mail checks to West Pasco Quilter's Guild, with large SASE for supply list to Joan Unger, 13468 Tyringham St. Spring Hill, FL 34609.  NOTE! Members who previously took these classes but need inspiration and motivation to finish may audit the class for $15, providing there is room.








West Pasco Quilters Guild is now accepting entries for our block challenge contest to beheld in conjunction with our 7th biennial quilt show Sew Many Quilts 2002. Using challenge fabric provided upon receipt of a $3 entry fee, create a quilt block using the theme “Touch of Spring”. Entry forms, fabric, and rules may be received by sending entry fee to WPQG c/o Naomi

Shoemaker 6848 Nebraska Ave. New Port Richey, Fl 34653. Rules may be received by sending a SASE to Naomi or by checking out our website at http://www.angelfire.com/fl2/westpascoquilters  Contest entries may be received up to January 15,2002 and winners will be selected during our quilt show February 2&3, 2002.


Your assistance in publicizing our challenge is greatly appreciated. If you need additional information, please contact me at 727-856-7884 or email us at Quiltstar2002@aol.com.





Sew ManyQuilts 2002






Peace River Quilters Guild is holding a quilt show on February 22 & 23rd and the Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium in Punta Gorda.  For more information e-mail MCrosby908@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






Country Road Quilters present "Through A Country Garden"

Ocala City Auditorium

826 NE Sanchez Ave. Ocala

Ocala is located off I-75, about an hour north of Orlando.


9am til 4pm. Admission $3.00. There will be a boutique of handmade items, a silent miniature auction, and numerous demonstrations. These will include everything from basic instructions to make a quilt, to hand quilting, to a longarm machine quilting and how to sew on a treadle machine. There will be numerous quilts by members on display as well as several vendors.  An opportunity quilt "Grandmother's Garden Quilt" will be raffled off. It is based on a pattern by

Eleanor Burns and has pieced and appliquéd flower baskets. Tickets are $1.00 each.

email  KCARINI@gate.net or CWash3266@aol.com

or send a SASE to Country Road Quilters, PO Box 4082, Ocala, FL 34478






Creative Quilters of Citrus County present their 7th Quilt Show National Guard Armory

Venable Street in Crystal River   QUILT SHOW in CRYSTAL RIVER

February 23 & 24, 2001 

Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm


National Guard Armory, Venable Street, Crystal River, FL.

Demos, Judged Quilt Show, Merchants’  Market, Quilt Boutique

For additional information contact Creative Quilters of Citrus County, Inc., P.O. Box

726, Lecanto, FL 34460-0726

or call Carol Stark at 352-489-6356 or Pati Sargeant at 352-527-3636,

e-mail: norle@xtalwind.net






Brandon, Florida

March 2 and 3, 2001

Brandon Quilt Expo 2001, Piecemakers:  A Ten Year Review

Show Hours are:  March 2, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and March 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  


The Piecemakers Quilt Guild f Brandon will be holding their quilt show at the Baylife Church in Brandon, 1017 North Kingsway Road.  This is a juried show featuring large bed quilts, wall hangings, miniature and wearable art categories.  The show will also include various quilt related vendors, a silent auction, handmade boutique items, many door prizes and the drawing of the guild's raffle quilt.  Admission:  $3.  Contact:  Rita O'Loughlin, (813) 684-1901, mailto:hobbienut@msn.com  






March 1 through 11, 2001


Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL

32808. For additional information contact Ellen Gordon, phone:

407-295-3247, fax: 407-295-3247 or e-mail: cff@centralfloridafair.com






Friendship Knot Quilters Guild of Sarasota 2001 Show:  "A Quilter's Palette"

                    March 09 and 10, 2001, to be held at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium,

                    Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl.   For information contact Bette Behanna

                      SASE to 5137 Sunnydale Circle W., Sarasota, Fl.  34233 or call

or  e-mail:  bettejimb@juno.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






Broward Quilt Expo will be held March 9, 10, and 11,2001 at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE *th Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL.  Highlights of Expo will be the line up of teachers:  John Flynn, Barbara Hahl, Sara King, Suzanne Marshall, Marsha McCloskey, Joan Shay, Kathy Stubbs Ward, and Barbara Thompson.  In addition,  there will be 200 quilts on display (you are welcome to enter your quilts) , a large boutique, many venders, a Sunday afternoon live mini auction, and a thursday night lecture by John Flynn at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 2670 East Sunrise Boulevard, Ft Lauderdale, FL. For more information and class schedule visit our web site

<http://www.browardqquiltexpo.com> or contact Janet Oxley at 954-757-7427.






February 19, Monday

8:30am        #501 Angels in Our Quilts w/ Mary Lou Weidman

2:30pm        #661 Celebrating Americana w/ Michael Buckingham & Bonnie Browning


February 20, Tuesday

8:30am        #502 Stash Quilt w/ Carol Doak


February 21, Wednesday

8:30am        #503 Quilts With a View w/ Faye Labarnaris

2:30pm        #640 Making a Portrait Quilt w/ Therese May


February 22, Thursday

8:30am        504 An Artist's Inspiration w/ Yvonne Porcella


February 23, Friday

8:30am        #505 Really Small Quilts w/ Kate Tegtmeier

2:30pm        #641 Passing The Thimble w/ Bonnie Browning


February 26, Monday

8:30am        #506 Quaint Quilting w/ Debbie Stark

2:30pm        #642 African Story Quilts w/ Theresa Polley-Shellcroft


February 27, Tuesday

8:30am        #507 T-Shirt Quilts w/ Linda Long


February 28, Wednesday

8:30am        #508 Don's Dilemma w/ Don Linn

2:30pm        #643 Crazy Quilting w/ Merikay Waldvogel & Carol Samples