Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #43

June 30, 2001


Quilting Friends,


For those of you who live in the Central Florida area, Louise Cutting of Fabric Collections in Winter Park is moving her store a few blocks.  She will be on the corner of 17/92 and Minnesota Ave. in the old Train Depot store front.  Lots of space for new departments, which will include quilting and heirloom, as well as a couple of big classrooms.  The grand opening is July 18. www.fabriccollections.com




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


May 24 – July 8 Quilt Exhibition in Delray Beach http://www.quiltart.com/q21.html (#43)


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 19-21 Shop Hop in South Florida  suzqu@bellsouth.net  (#43)


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


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


August 1-30 Internet Shop Hop www.fabshophop.com (#43)


August 18:  FREE Color workshop in Merritt Island  quilts1999@aol.com  (#43)


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


Sept 20-22  Lois Smith workshops in Hudson  junger@atlantic.net (#43)


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


Nov 1-4 Houston International Quilt Show


Nov 8-11 Northeast FL Shop Hop michelle@pelicanquiltworks.com (#43)


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


Nov 15-17  Judy Hooworth workshops in Hudson  junger@atlantic.net  (#43)


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






The Annual Shop Hop has grown to 9 participating shops now. The dates for this year’s hop are November 8,9,10 & 11, 2001. The shops participating are as follows:






QUEEN ANN’S LACE     Kissimmee,FL



BEACHES QUILT SHOP Jacksonville Beach, FL



The prizes are fantastic...The Shop Hop Quilt is being designed now by Joyce Snyder.




Tote Bags with goodies for the first 500 to register!! Free Shop Hop Quilt patterns!!

Door prizes drawn very hour!! 3 Grand Prizes!!! 18 Secondary Prizes! Refreshments at all shops!!!  Bathrooms available at all shops!!!


Michelle Ross,  michelle@pelicanquiltworks.com






May 24-Jul 8. “Quilt 21: American Art Quilts for the 21st Century.” The first nationally juried exhibition to focus exclusively on art quilts by American quilters, this display features 42 art quilts plus one from each juror.


The Cornell Museum

Old School Square

51 North Swinton Avenue,

Delray Beach FL 33444-3621

phone 561-243-7922.








10th BIENNIAL National Juried Art Quilt Show


TITLE OF SHOW: The Artist as Quiltmaker X        

SHOW DATES:  May 12 - July 28, 2002


FAVA’s 10th biennial contemporary juried art quilt exhibition.

Previous shows have attracted over 3,500 visitors from U.S. and abroad. 

Cash Prizes.


JUROR: Nationally recognized fiber artist Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi,  founder of Women of Color Quilters Network and author of Spirits of the Cloth.


TO RECEIVE ENTRY FORM:  send SASE to FAVA, 39 S. Main St.,  Oberlin, OH 44074 or e-mail FAVAGallery@aol.com

DEADLINE FOR SLIDES:  September 15, 2001   ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to three entries


GALLERY:  Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

ADDRESS:  New Union Center for the Arts, 39 S. Main St., Oberlin, OH  44074

TELEPHONE: (440) 774-7158






Diana Myers is looking for a quilt dealer interested in coming to her guild’s quilt show in the Lady Lake area in the next few years.  Please contact her at  dianadare@mpinet.net






The Venice Area Quilters' Guild will present "Quilting By The Gulf IX", March 9 and 10, 2002 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave., Venice, Fl  34285.  Donation $4.00


There will be over 250 exhibits, Boutique of hand made quilt related items made by the members, Silent Auction of small and mini quilts, Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Door Prizes and Quilt Appraisals by Teddy Pruett.  Those organizing bus trips to Venice may contact the Venice Area Quilters' Guild, P. O. Box 2208, Venice, FL  34284.  Or you may wish further information by

e-mail VHKier@AOL.com or Show Chairman, Inge@AOL.com






"Angel Quilts" is a new chapter of "Afghans for Angels", an organization made up completely of volunteers who make and deliver baby blankets to local hospitals to give to parents who have suffered the loss of their infant through miscarriage, still birth or infant death.


We would like to adopt one or two Gainesville hospitals to service and provide with handmade baby quilts or afghans to be used during these sorrowful times.  The quilts or afghans are to be placed lovingly around these infant angels when they are held by their families for the brief time in which bittersweet hellos and sad good-byes are said.  The parents are then allowed to keep the quilt as a token of remembrance of their baby, as just having something soft to hold that belonged solely to their child is often comforting.


We will be needing help in making these baby quilts, afghans, or blankets and hope that other Florida quilters will find this project as worthwhile as we did.  For more information on how to donate quilts or supplies locally, please visit our web site at http://www.AngelAfghans.homestead.com/AngelQuilts.html or nationally at the headquarters of "Afghans for Angels" at http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/AforApage2/index.html






Flamingo Run II

July 19-21, 2001

Thurs. 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9-5 p.m.

Don't miss out on South Florida's 2nd annual shop hop! Sweat bands, water bottles and comfortable sneakers required! Visit all the participating shops  and be eligible to enter the drawing for prizes from 100 of our favorite quilting suppliers. 

Grand Prize - $500.00 Shopping Spree in the participating shops ($125.00 each shop)

Order your commemorative "Flamingo Run II" quilt kit designed by Marilyn Dorwart.


Participating shops:

Suzanne's Quilt Shop

1112 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411





Quilter's Marketplace

524 E. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33483



Quilter's Choice

661 Maplewood Drive #14

Jupiter, FL 33458



Country Stitches

11471 W. Sample Road

Coral Springs, FL 33065



Registration fee ($12.00 thru 6/30, $14.00 after) includes Flamingo Run Tote bag.

"Flamingo Run II" quilt pattern and kit $70.00 includes tax






As a "thank you" to all their quilting customers, Thimbles and Thread, of Merritt Island, is offering "Adventures in Color", a FREE color workshop on August, 18th, from 10-1. 


In this workshop you will learn how to use color to make your quilts sing! You will learn basic color theory, while viewing slides, quilts, and pictures.  You'll focus on easy to use concepts, with emphasis on application.  Using magazine ads, fabric, and other materials, you'll make collages and complete workbook exercises for each concept.  These will act as visual aids for your own color textbook, which you'll finish in class.  This class is fun and interactive. 


You'll be lead on your color adventures by Ellen Lindner.  Ellen is an enthusiastic teacher who loves to share the excitement of quilt design with her students.  Her quilts have won both local and national awards, and she was recently included in the "Outstanding Florida Quilters" exhibit, in Orlando.


Your only admission fee is a fat quarter, which will later be included in the door prizes.   We'll take a short break, so pack a light lunch or snack.  Contact Thimbles and Thread to sign up and to get the supply list.  <quilts1999@aol.com>, (321) 456-5685.






In March of 2000 I attended a Quilt Show in Melbourne, FL.  A vender was selling thread on 6000 yd. cones.  It is wonderful thread and I am almost out, and need to find more.  It is Amiral Plus mercerized cotton, put out by Coats.   Naturaline color.  If a vender out there has this, I would appreciate hearing from them.


Jacque  Jacrawf@aol.com






Say "sewing machine" to Sue Poe of Fresno, CA, and watch her eyes light up, because she just won one in FabShop Hop3 -- an internet shop hop featuring hundreds of independent fabric and quilt shops. In AUGUST, new lucky winners may join Sue and Paula Ward of Benbrook, TX as grand prize winners of the FabShop Hop.


The E-FabShop Hop1, running from August 1-31, 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 a sewing machine

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


Nearly 30,000 home sewers and quilters participated in the April Hop and organizers are expecting the August Hop to be even larger.  Participants can register now for the E-FabShop Hop1 at www.fabshophop.com.  Just before the Hop starts, participants will receive an email reminder and then will have 31 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, 4, HOP!


For more information contact, Laurie Harsh, The Fabric Shop Network Inc.,

P.O. Box 820128, Vancouver, WA 98682, (360) 892-6500, fax (360) 892-6500.






NOTICE:  JUDY HOOWORTH, from New South Wales, Australia, outstanding quiltmaker, speaker, author, and teacher will be teaching for West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. in Hudson, Florida, November 15-17, 2001 after her workshops and lectures at the IQF in Houston October 30-November 4. She is available to teach or lecture between November 5th-and 14th.  For additional information contact junger@atlantic.net or e-mail Judy direct at judyhoo@au.gateway.net. 







Registrations now being received. Workshops are opened to non-guild members 4-6 weeks prior to the class. For more information contact: junger@atlantic.net


LOIS SMITH Rockville, Maryland, September 20-22, 2001 will offer two classes.

Lois is a machine quilting teacher and NQA certified judge, whose quilts have won many prestigious awards including Best of Show at the Houston Quilt Festival and been selected for the permanent collection of the AQS Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She identifies her work style as "FABRIC COLLAGES which blend and unite the shades and textures of the traditional and the contemporary." She has an impressive list of publications including. two books, Fun and Fancy: Machine Quiltmaking (1989) and Lois Smith's Machine Quiltmaking (1997).


Friday Sept. 21 - Fabric Dyeing. Learn the simplicity of "no mess" dyeing in stand-up plastic bags. This is not a messy process. Experience the hands on process of dyeing value gradations, color mixing, dyeing the 12 colors of the rainbow and more.


Saturday Sept. 22 - Focus on Fabrics - Japanese (or other) - This 56" square wall-hanging showcases your beautiful Japanese (or other) fabric collections. Five inch circles are machine zig-zag appliqued onto six inch squares. The fabrics behind the applique will be removed and reformed--sometimes into a smaller circle, sometimes folded into a square or an origami element, or a Japanese Geisha applique can replace two squares.


JUDY HOOWORTH  New South Wales, Australia  November 15-17, 2001

presents a two-day workshop based on her book Spectacular Scraps. Judy has taught and exhibited throughout the US and around the world, including France, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Japan, Holland, Canada, Finland, and, Australia.  Judy's quilting roles include curator, juror, designer, consultant and teacher.. Inspired by natural she creates stunning contemporary quilts rich in pattern and texture.

Her second book, Razzle Dazzle Quilts is due out this fall.                          


Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17, 2001 - Two-Day Workshop:Spectacular Scraps You will create dazzling scrap quilts using your own fabric stash. Sort your stash fabrics into two color families, make the blocks (sewing machine), then repeat, reverse and rotate the blocks for countless design possibilities!


Please contact: Joan Unger, Education Chair, West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. Hudson Fl. junger@atlantic.net





DMC Sewing Floss

    3187 skeins, 250 colors

    9 storage boxes (the numbered kind in stores), each holds 36 colors

    Retail value - over $1,160.00

    $500 OBO






June 29, Friday

8:30am         #306 Foundation Paper Piecing w/ Carol Doak

2:30pm        #432 Wrapped in Love w/ Ursula Reikes


July 2, Monday

8:30am        #604 Scrappy Flag w/ Gloria Smith

2:30pm        #433 Fearless Foundation Piecing w/ Steve Seifert & Liz Schwartz


July 3, Tuesday

8:30am        #602 Nigerian Applique w/ Rachel Clark


July 4, Wednesday

8:30am        #603 19th Century Recreations w/ Jo Morton

2:30pm        #327 Fourth of July


July 5, Thursday

8:30am        #601 Choosing a Quilt Design w/ Jean Wells


July 6 , Friday

8:30am        #605 Quilting 101 w/ Marianne Fons

2:30pm        #435 Embroidered Quilts w/ Jill Sutton Filo


July 9, Monday

8:30am        #606 Origami Quilts w/ Rebecca Wat

2:30pm        #436 Tortilla Quilts w/ Jane Tenorio Coscarelli


July 10, Tuesday

8:30am        #607 Delectable Mountains w/ Gail Searl


July 11, Wednesday

8:30am        #608 Patchwork ABC's w/ Liz Porter

2:30pm        #437 Q is for Quick w/ Billie Lauder


July 12, Thursday

8:30am        #609 Beautiful Binding w/ Sally Collins


July 13, Friday

8:30am        #610 Kaleidoscope Quilting w/ Paula Nadelstern

2:30pm        #438 Designing From Nature w/ Ruth McDowell


July 16, Monday

8:30am        #611 Sets and Sashings for Quilts w/ Phyllis D. Miller

2:30pm        #439 International Quilting w/ Doreen Speckmann


July 17, Tuesday

8:30am        #612 Arabic Lattice w/ John Flynn


July 18, Wednesday

8:30am        #613 Curved Seam Piecing w/ Anita Murphy

2:30pm        #440 A Little Quilt Music w/ Jean Wells


July 19, Thursday

8:30am        #614 Easy Kids Quilting w/ Kelly Gallagher-Abbott


July 20 , Friday

8:30am        #615 Plaid Quilt w/ Debbie Caffrey

2:30pm        #441 Color w/ Christine Barnes


July 23, Monday

8:30am        #616 Wool Quilts w/ Lorinda Lie

2:30pm        #442 Quilt Dressing w/ Rachel Clark


July 24, Tuesday

8:30am        #617 Wearable Quilt w/ June Colburn


July 25, Wednesday

8:30am        #618 Quilt in a Weekend w/ Lynette Jensen

2:30pm        #443 Images in Fabric w/ Deidre Sherer


July 26, Thursday

8:30am        #619 Quilt Restoration w/ Nancy Kirk


July 27, Friday

8:30am        #620 Amish Quilting w/ Joe Cunningham

2:30pm        #444 21st Century Quilters w/ Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan


July 30, Monday

8:30am        #621 Free Form Patchwork w/ Ann Fahl

2:30pm        #445 The Secrets of Applique w/ Robert Callaham


July 31, Tuesday

8:30am        #622 Confusion Quilt Pattern w/ Debbie Bowles