Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #42

June 3, 2001


Quilting Friends,


I am constantly amazed at the amount of information contained on the website: quilting.about.com.  Anytime I want to begin a search, I usually check there first and Susan Druding does not disappoint.  Among other things, Susan has lists of guilds, shops and teachers.  If you are affiliated with any of those, you may want to check that your information is on the website and is updated.  For any kind of quilt related search, try her search engine in the upper right.


Marie Morel-Seroskie has completed her move to New Hampshire.  Here is her address:

Katie Lane Quilts, PO Box 1240, Amherst, NH 03031-1240

Phone: 603-673-2867   http://www.katielane.com




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


May 4-June 22 Quilt Exhibit at Florida Craftsmen in St. Petersburg (#39&42)


May 28th to June 8th – Cabbage Rose Trunk Show in Crystal River  www.crquilts.com  (#41)


May 31-June 29 Kids Sewing Camp in Orlando & Merritt Island  <margie@cfl.rr.com> (#41)


July 12th to July 24th Thimbelberries Trunk Show in Crystal River  www.crquilts.com  (#41)


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


July 13 - August 26 Quilt Show in Dunedin Omielke@aol.com    (#42)


July 27-28 Longarm Quilters Meeting in Ellenton pcmonk@gte.net  (#42)


July 28 SSQA Summer Camp in Switzerland, FL  bobhrd@fair.net  (#42)


Sept 4-7 First Handwork Retreat in Leesburg mjtoth@hitter.net   (#42)


Sept 16,17,18 Beading Class in Sarasota  bettejimb@aol.com (#41)


Sept 21-23  Quilt Show in Jacksonville


Oct 15,16,17,18 David Walker Classes in Sarasota  bettejimb@aol.com (#41)


Nov 1-4 Houston International Quilt Show


Nov 8-11 - A Quilters' Gathering in New Hampshire (#39)


Nov 30-Dec 1 -  Quilt Show in Davenport gequack@gate.net (#42)




Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltmagic2002@hotmail.com


Feb 2-3 Quilt Show in Hudson Quiltstar2002@aol.com  (#42)


Feb 14-17 Quilt Expo in Panama City Beach <www.thegiftshows.com>


March 8&9  Quilt Show in Eustis 9:30-4p  Brassellm@aol.com


March 9 and 10   Quilt Show in Venice  ingei@aol.com


April 24-25  Pat Campbell in Ocala  judie4qlts@aol.com




West Pasco Quilters’ Quild, Inc.Presents: Sew Many Quilts 2002

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2002

Saturday 9:00 - 6:00 - Sunday 10:00 - 5:00


14333 Hicks Road, Hudson, Florida

(Approximately 30 miles North of Clearwater)


INCLUDING “Manhole Covers 2001“ A Quilt Oddity

Look and Learn Demonstrations

Fashion Show

Boutique, Door Prizes, Merchants Mall

Lunch and Snacks available in the park

Small Quilt Auction to Benefit Friends of the Park

Charity Quilt to benefit the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program


Sorry, no baby strollers allowed


****************A Touch of Spring Block Challenge

West Pasco Quilters Guild is now accepting entries for our block challenge contest to be held in conjunction with our 7th biennial quilt show Sew Many Quilts 2002.You do not have to be a member of the guild to enter

this contest.  Using challenge fabric provided upon receipt of a $3 entry fee, create a quilt block using the theme “A 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 go to our website http://www.angelfire.com/fl2/westpascoquilters/   and click on Challenge Block.

Contest entries may be received up to January 15, 2002 and winners will be selected during our quilt show February 2 & 3, 2002.


E-Mail us at: Quiltstar2002@aol.com






Winter Haven Quilters are planning a Quilt Show –

Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 From 10 A.M. To 4 P.M.

The Show Entitled, Block Party,

Will Be Held At The Davenport United Methodist Church,

W. Market Street, Davenport, Fl.

For Information Contact:  gequack@gate.net




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We will have machines by Nolting, APQS & Gammill on display...  the meeting is designed for folks with machines, folks looking for machines AND folks looking for quilters...  hope to meet all sorts of needs with this meeting.


We have secured the meeting space at The Hampton Inn at exit 43 off I-75...  this is an informal meeting for the Florida, Georgia & Alabamba folks (& anyone else is more than welcome, also).  It is free...


The dates are July 27 & 28  (Fri & Sat) .


An agenda of demos will be available closer to the dates.


the Hampton Inn at that exit will be our host facility..  we will have a quilt display on the 27th & more quilts on the 28th....   we have a limited space so we can not leave them up the entire time...  


The rates at the facility will be a special low deal for the participants.. they do have to register soon & identify themselves as being with the  "Quilting" group.


Email  Patsy monk  at pcmonk@gte.net






With mixed emotions I am closing the store as my husband has gotten a job in

Colorado and I am going to travel with him.


Full Measure Fabrics          

114 McKay St



Our sale will start May 29th at 10:00am at 30% off everything.  The store hours will be 10am - 4pm daily thru the end of June. We will be accepting cash, check and only Visa and Mastercard credit cards. No American Express or Discover.


I would appreciate if you would pass this information on to your Guild members.


Thank You

Harriet Blackwell






The "Ground Covers, Contemporary Quilts" Show


Started on May 4. - June 22, 2001.  At the Florida Craftsmen, Inc. on Central Avenue, St Petersburg. T his is an Artquilt Show, the exhibiting artists are: Michael James, Nancy Crow, Jane Sassaman,  Pauline Burbidge, Suzan Friedland, Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade. It is a small show, nothing like the shows that quilters put on, but, if one is interested in artquilts, there couldn`t be a finer quality show anywhere.


The exhibition is free and a catalog is available for $3.

If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me, Lorissa,

by phone at 727-821-7391.






July 13 - August 26, 2001 - "Bear Paw Quilts - New Quilts from an Old

Favorite"  This traveling MAQS exhibit will be on display at the Dunedin Fine

Arts Center along with "Star Search", a group of challenge quilts by members

of Quilters' Crossing of Palm Harbor, and a one woman show featuring quilts

by Mildred Dort.  A raffle quilt and small quilt auction will benefit the

arts center.  Brown bag luncheons lectures will be held on Saturday, July 28

and August 11, 2001 from 11:30 - 1:00.  Please contact  Mary Lou Mielke at

Omielke@aol.com  (727) 785-7923  or Beverly Leasure at (727) 733-8288 for

lecture information.  The Dunedin Fine Arts Center is located at  1143

Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698 and the hours are Mon through Friday, 9am

to 5pm, Sat., 10am to 2pm, Sun., 1pm to 4pm.  Donations are accepted.






The July 28th SSQA Meeting will be in Switzerland, Fl. at the Geneva Presbyterian church on State Road 13 (San Jose Rd.) The church is across the road from Marywood Retreat where we had our 1999 symposium. Our format will be different this time I am calling it "Summer Camp".  We will be beading, Susie Murray will be showing us how to make a beautiful thimble holding necklace, Elise Fare will be showing us how too dye using the Shibbori method, Joyce Snyder will be teaching a beautiful crayon shaded "applique" quilt you will have to see it to believe it and last but not least Lynn Provencher will be teaching us our very own SSQA "Sunshine Doll". Out classes will be five hours long three in the morning and two in the afternoon so will be able to finish our class project.


We will be spending the night at Marywood on the St.John River.  Each pod of rooms has a large room where we can enjoy our "dorm" parties visit and sew if you wish.


SSQA members will receive a registration form in mail;  only non-members need to e-mail me for an application.


Marilynn Cunningham bobhrd@fair.net






Sponsored by The Applique Society: The Heart & Hand Chapter in Crystal River.


Held at the Florida United Methodist Conference Center in Leesburg.  Tues Sept 4 – Friday, Sept 7, 2001


We will have a large well lit room with many tables to set up our “nest” to sew any hour of the day or night we wish, however we will have to respect the “quiet’ rules.


Double Occ with all meals, $145 inclusive

Single Occ with all meals, $175 inclusive


Contact Mabel Toth mjtoth@hitter.net  352-746-9861