Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #45 - Part 1

August 27, 2001


Quilting Friends,


This newsletter got really long, really fast.  So I’m sending as Part 1, and Part B. /grin/  Hope you get both pieces!


The wedding was spectacular and the kids are back in school (my youngest is in Kindergarten, but where is my time going??).  Looking forward to a few extra hours a week in front of the sewing machine. 


Actually, I’ve taken a part time job at my all-time favorite independent fabric store: The Sewing Studio.  Come by on Tuesday mornings and say hi, or better yet, sign up for one of my classes!


Somehow, I’ve missed telling you about Jacksonville QuiltFest’s great website: http://www.quiltfestjax.com/

Any and all your questions should be answered here.  If not, click on the Contact Button!  See the post below for more general info.


For those of you who wonder, as I do, how a sewing machine forms each stitch, check out the animation on this page….so cool!!






CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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


August 20 - Sept 21 Quilt Exhibit in Tallahassee (#45)


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 18 Guild Meeting in Boca Raton (561) 499-6277.(#45)


Sept 21-23  Quilt Show in Jacksonville  www.quiltfestjax.com (#45)


Sept 21-22  Lois Smith workshops in Hudson  junger@atlantic.net (#45)


Oct. 5 – Nov 17 Quilt Exhibit in Tallahassee RWad977628@aol.com  (#45)


Oct  6-8 Karen Combs Workshops in Orlando rfoster5@ix.netcom.com (#45)


Oct 8 Karen Combs Lecture in Orlando rfoster5@ix.netcom.com (#45)


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  EQAquilter@aol.com (#39)


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


Nov 17 & 18 Quilt Show in  Palm Beach snow-bee@worldnet.att.net  (#45)


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




Jan 1-31 Quilt Exhibit in Plant City sayrah@tampabay.rr.com   (#45)


Jan 18-19 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers 941-461-5099  (#45)


Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltmagic2002@hotmail.com  (45)


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


Feb 7-10, Honeybee Quilt Guild Retreat in Jax, www.honeybeequilters.org (#45)


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, contact VHKier@aol.com or ingei@aol.com  (#44)


March 15-17 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale  www.onceuponaquilt.com (#45)


April 5-6  Quilt Show in Melbourne TTQS2002@Worldnet.att.net  (#44)


April 12-13 Quilt Show in Coral Gables  quiltfest@gopbi.com  (45)


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







August 20 through September 21, 2001

By Hand VII  Fiber Arts by Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, City Hall Art Gallery. Public

Regular Operating Hours:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday.


October 5 through November 17, 2001

2001: a Spatial Odyssey Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, Museum of Florida History. Info: Gena Waddell,  RWad977628@aol.com






September 21 - 23, 2001

Quilts - The Original Software Presented by:  QuiltFest Inc. of Jacksonville

The Morocco Shrine Auditorium,  3800 St. Johns Bluff Road,  Jacksonville

Cash awards, Quilt appraisals, Vendor mall, Free demonstrations, Door prizes, Free

Parking, Food court, Quilt challenge, Quilt sale, New Art quilt category, Silent

miniature quilt auction

Cathy Jones, 3474 Thornhill Drive, Jacksonville FL 32277








January 18 & 19, 2002

Southwest Florida Quilter's Guild presents Quilting in the Sunshine.  Harborside Convention Center, Ft. Meyers.  Quilts, vendors, Chinese auction, boutique, silent miniature quilt auction, door prizes, pieces from Quilting Today magazine pieces from the Fairfield Processing Collection, auction of Guild challenges, Quilt for a Cure pieces with proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Info:  Judi McCall  941-461-5099






January 25 & 26, 2002

Quilt Magic 2002 - Dreams and Reflections

Presented by: The Central Florida Quilter’s Guild

Where: Central Florida Fair Grounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive (West Hwy. 50),

Orlando, Florida

When: 9 AM - 5 PM each day

Admission: $5.00 (children 12 and under free)

Contact: Kathy Jensen, P.O. Box 180116, Casselberry, FL 32718-0116; E-mail:        

cfqg@aol.com; or visit


This is a judged show with cash prizes to be awarded. There will also be an

opportunity quilt, several vendors, demonstrations, exhibition quilts, door

prizes and a great boutique.






A generous author has donated many video tapes related to specific models of  sewing machines. We will donate the money raised in this auction to Sew for the Cure(tm).


If you would like one of the following tapes, please send whatever you are willing to pay for it, payable to Sew for the Cure. The minimum bid is $10. The deadline to arrive in our office is August 31, 2001. We will pick the highest bidder for each tape and send it to you priority mail. All funds will be donated to Sew for the Cure(tm).


If you wish to bid on more than one tape, please send a different form for each one. That will make keeping track easier for us.


Video Tape Bid (minimum $10)


Enclosed is my check payable to Sew for the Cure in the amount of $

For the following video tape:


Bernette 334D, 335, Funlock 003, Funlock 004, Fast, Fun, and Easy/The

Fascinating World of Overlocking (50 min)

Huskylock 560ED Video Handbook

Husqvarna Viking 1100 Sewing Book Video, Pictograms and Sew Much More

Husqvarna Viking 630, 620, 610 Video Handbook

New Home Memory Craft 7500

Pfaff 14373CD, Create Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, Vol. I (45 min) and II (30

min) (sent as set)

Pfaff 1471, Experience creativity without limits, 60 min (two copies)

Pfaff Hobbylock 794, 36 min

Pfaff Hobbylock 795, 31 min

Singer Quantum XL-1 Instructional Video (two copies)

Singer Ultralock Instructional Tape

White Superlock 734D, 734 Video Workbook







Mail to Video Auction, Open Chain Publishing, PO Box 2634, Menlo Park, CA



Must arrive by August 31, 2001.






The following 2 items were posted on the email list for Quilters Unlimited of No.Virginia:


1.  OVER-DYING OF FABRICS (cont'd) - One of our members attended a lecture recently where she heard that some manufacturers are overdying returned fabric with black to resell to unknowing quilt shops. It was reported that the fabric is then sold to customers, at full price. Of interest to members might be fabric designer and QU Digest subscriber, Jinny Beyer's [V] thoughts on this item. She writes, "I know of no manufacturer who would take returned fabric and overdye it. It would be entirely too costly. Think of this. The fabric is dyed and printed (almost everyone now) in the orient....Thailand or Japan or Korea. Then it is shipped to the company (RJR, Hoffman, etc.). (This costs a lot of money) The company rolls it on boards and ships it off to their clients. It is much cheaper for the company to just close out any unsold fabrics, than it would be to ship the stuff BACK to Japan have them take it off the bolts and redye it. Furthermore no plant would ever deal with the small yardages that would come off the bolt. Their machines work in *long* lengths of fabrics.....sometimes miles at a time. They would have to resew the fabrics together so they could "thread" it through their machines. Then they would go through the dying process again and ship it back again. As for black dyes...in today's printing processes black is no different than any other."


2.  BOOK ERRATA SHEETS - Nancy Ingrisano [McL] reports that C&P has issued errata sheets on three quilt publications: "Diane Phalen Quilts,"  "Jacobean Rhapsodies" and "Wild Birds."  To order these errata sheets, see C&P's web site www.ctpub.com, or try calling them at 800-284-1114.





Where: Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center 405 University Dr. Coral Gables, Florida


When:  April 12-13, 2002 Friday 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday 9 AM to 4:30 PM


Featuring: Quilt Competition, Special Exhibits,  Vendors Alley, Ocean Waves Sale Room,   Quilt Auction Saturday at 2 PM, Certified Appraiser - by appointment


Admission; individuals $6 each

Group purchase of 10 or more, $5 per person


Workshop by Katie Pasquini Masopust


The Guild is Ocean Waves, NQA.


QuiltFest Chair is Kitty Gonzalez - E-mail Address(es):   KatGonzalez@aol.com


QuiltFest web site - http://gopbi.com/community/groups/quiltfest


email address - quiltfest@gopbi.com






Just a short note to let you know we are moving Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt

Shop to 802 N. Suncoast Hwy (Hwy 19), Crystal River.  The new location is

north of the new Home Depot and almost across the street from Crystal River

Airport.  I can't wait to move in!  We will have three times the space as

the old shop and a wonderful 15' X 36' classroom!  You know what that

means?!!!!  More fabric and more classes!  We hope to be all moved in by

September 2nd if everything goes as planned.   Hope to see you there! Susan






Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a Quilt Show

November 17 & 18, 2001

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.,

Wet Palm Beach. $5. Judged show, prizes, vendors, demonstrations, special exhibits, small quilt auction, quilt appraisals,

SASE: Palm Beach County Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 18276, West Palm Beach, FL 33416; snow-bee@worldnet.att.net  or jtnorris@att.net






The Berry Patch Quilters from Plant City, Fl. will be having a quilt show the month of January 2002.  We have decided to open it to all needle arts as so many of our member do other types of work, some crochet, knit, tat, cross stitch etc so if they want to show other items the show is open to them. We will be hanging quilts for the entire month of January at the Bruton Public Library on the corner of Wheeler and McLendon Sts in Plant City, Fl.  If is just off of I -4 at exit 13. 


We are also planning on having a demo day also this year as we did last year. It was a booming success with members showing specialties, such as hand quilting, machine quilting with your own machine, photo transfer, appliqué, etc, etc.

There will be no charge for the show. If you need any more information please feel free to contact me at sayrah@tampabay.rr.com  or you can contact our President Michaele Daramus (813)707-5720.






The Gold Coast Quilters Guild will meet on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 pm

at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd.  The meeting will

showcase member Ellen Weston and her quilts.  For more information please

call (561) 499-6277.






Hi, We are doing a motorcoach trip to the Jacksonville Quiltfest in Sept.  Our pickup points will be Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte, and Sarasota.  Leaving Friday Morning Sept. 21st and stopping in Dunedin at the Rainbow's End Quilt Shop for stash enhancement. This will also be a lunch(included) stop.

On to Jacksonville and staying at the Doubletree Hotel for two nights.

Home on Sept 23rd.

Price:  $198.oo per person  

includes:  Transportaton, Hotel and hotel taxes, two breakfasts,

           Admission to show,and Bagage Handling, 1 lunch,

Pay before August 20 and receive $15.00 discount.Master card and Visa accepted.

Travel Explorers, 4061 Bonita Beach Rd Suite 104, Bonita Springs, Fl 34134   Phone  941 498 8851   or  800 800 9619

Email      Kitty@travelexplorers.ws







Come on over to The Best Little Quilthouse in Florida!  That’s right, it’s time for the 13th annual Honeybee Quilting Retreat.  February 7-10, 2002 are the dates to block out on your calendar for four (yes, 4!!) days of quilting, contests, classes, bingo, and  schmoozing with other quilters.  Our teachers this year are Lynn Provencher, Joyce Snyder, Martha Bainbridge, Michelle Ross, Faye Heyn, Suzy Komara, Mary Sorensen, Libby Lehman, Joen Wolfrom, and Sheriff David Walker. Check out our website at www.honeybeequilters.org, e-mail us at retreat@honeybeequilters.org, or call (904) 398-9188 for more information.






Join the Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild for the following workshops:


Saturday, October 6, 2001 Social Hall, Central Florida Fairgrounds 9-4

Workshop: "Transparency" Design Workshop

Learn all the secrets to creating the look of transparency in your quilts/ Transparency is the use of color to make your quilts look like one color is laying over another. It is very simple when you learn how.


Sunday, October 7, 2001 Social Hall, Central Florida Fairgrounds 9-4

Workshop: "Patchwork Illusion" Project Workshop

Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries. Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look Let Karen show you how to become a master of illusion.


Monday, October 8, 2001, Social Hall, Central Florida Fairgrounds 9-4

Workshop: "Combing Through Your Scraps" Project Workshop

This is truly a magical way to put your fabric stash to work by making a wonderful scrap quilt. ANY fabric will work using this template free method. Based on Karen s new book: Combing Through Your Scraps


Monday, October 8, 2001, Marks Street Senior Center 7PM

Lecture: "You Bought That Where?"

A light hearted look at unusual places to buy quilting supplies and some pretty unusual items used in quilting. It s amazing what you can find at a tractor supply store.


Cost for the workshops is $30 for guild members and $40 for non Florida Cabin Fever Guild members.  The lecture is free for members and $3 for non members.  Contact:  Kathleen Foster at rfoster5@ix.netcom.com for further info. 






West Pasco Quilters' Guild, is now accepting non-member registrations for classes with Lois Smith. Lois has won many prestigious awards including Best of Show at the Houston Quilt Festival and selection 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)and is a NQA certified quilt judge.


Friday Sept. 21 - Workshop: Fabric Dyeing. . Extend your quilt making skills and your fabric collection at the same time while learning to understand more about color, value and intensity. Try the simplicity of dyeing vibrant colors in stand-up plastic bags. This is not a messy process. Experience the hands on dyeing value gradations, color mixing, dyeing the 12 colors of the rainbow and more. She recommends 7 yards of PFD (Prepared for Dyeing) fabric cut into 28 quarter-yard pieces or 14 yards cut into 28 half-yard pieces but you determine how much fabric you want to dye and take home. FEE: $45 LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Park Recreation Center, Hicks Road, Hudson, Florida. 


Saturday Sept. 22 - Workshop: Focus on Fabrics - Japanese  9:30 AM - 4:00 PM - The more I looked at Lois's quilt the more excited I got about the concept and potential for individual design and creativity. The quilt is so much more than "five inch circles appliqued onto six inch squares."  The dynamic use of fabric, design, size, color, value, intensity, contrast adds interest and motion. Discovering different design techniques within the blocks, overlapping smaller circles, folded 3-D squares, origami elements, was a visual surprise and delightful technique that would add interest and movement to other quilts as well. FEE: $45. LOCATION: Travelodge Motel - (Previously Days Inn) East side of Hwy 19, just South of Hwy 52, Port Richey. Register for both classes for $80 and save $10!


                    The Guild maintains a "no refund" policy for members and non-members alike. Non-members pay a $5 processing fee in addition to the class fee. Guest Teacher lectures are held in conjunction with or following the Guild Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the Month. Guests are welcome. Fee $5.


For additional information: Visit our web site - www.westpascoquilters.org or Contact: Joan Unger, Education Chair via e-mail: junger@atlantic.net or phone: 352-666-8846.  Make checks payable to West Pasco Quilters' Guild, and mail to: 13468 Tyringham St. Spring Hill, Fl 34609.  Please enclose SASE for return receipt, supply list, driving directions, etc.





Hi! I'm wondering if you can help me! I 'm looking for someone to make several quilts for me.  Do you know of somone? I would really appreciate your help!

Thank you very much!!

my e-mail address is:  chereeze@juno.com






My shop is a fun place to visit. Lots of gifts for the quilter,  like cute notecards, quilt watches and coasters, imported silver and gold luxurious scissors from Germany too. I'm getting known for having the newest patterns, books and fabrics. It's mainly because of the wonderful vendors I deal with.  The current McCall's quilting has a cute apple fabric table runner from Michael Miller fabrics which I already have in the shop, it also shows the new C&T patterns which I am carrying. Evening classes start Sept. 5.  When you visit the shop (and I hope you will!) You will always be treated to cookies and lemonade and a happy fun atmosphere. Thanks again,

Judy Hansen, President/Owner

Quilt Shop of DeLand, Inc.

116 E. Rich Ave.

DeLand, Fl. 32724








Quilt Show By The Sea

March 15, 16, 17, 2002

War Memorial Auditorium

800 NE 8th Street (Ninninger Drive)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33304

Sponsored by Once Upon A Quilt & Friends

Phone: 954/987-8827

Email: qsbts@aol.com

Website: http://www.onceuponaquilt.com - click the Lighthouse


This show will feature the best from south Florida's quilters in 10 entry

categories as well as a challenge.  Workshops will be held during our 3-day

event, taught by Bonnie Browning (also our show judge), Mimi Dietrich,

Harriet Hargrave & Marti Michell.  Expect door prizes, special exhibits,

charity miniature quilt auction, charity raffle quilt, penny auction, vendor

mall and generous cash prizes in all categories.






1) Northeast Florida Shop Hop, November 10-11, 2001  We will have

one motor coach beginning in the Orlando area and one in the

Jacksonville.  Each of these coaches will spend one night

overnight at the other location.  If the coach begins in Orlando,

it will spend the night in Jacksonville.  The same for the coach

beginning in Jacksonville, will overnight in Orlando.  Pricing has

been broken down into single, double, triple and quad travelers

per person.  Reservations need to be made by September 17, 2001

with final payment due by October 15, 2001. 


2) AQS Nashville Quilt Show, August 31, 2002 - September 4, 2002. 

We will depart the Orlando area(other pick up points can be added)

and have blocked space for 1 night in Marietta, Ga, then on to

Nashville, TN.  Departing Sept 3, with one night stay enroute to

Orlando, in the Macon, GA area.  If you are interested please

contact us for updates. 


I can be reached @ 1-888-227-6019,  BTM Charter,

Inc. Or by return email @ laura@btmtravel.com  .



Laura Swarthout






October 15-30, 2001


Enjoy the natural beauty of Australia, from Sydney, a cosmopolitan city, to Esk, a small town on the outskirts of Brisbane. Historically linked as part of the “new world” with our similar heritage, discover our similarities and differences.


This tour is a must for all “quilt addicts”, that unique and talented group who are enthusiastic devotees of the art form of quilting. Share an adrenaline high with your Australian counterparts as we spend two weeks expanding our cross-cultural horizons in the magical beauty and

sensory delights of the sunshine continent.


Be inspired in the “Lane Down Under” where water drains counter clockwise, summer months are winter, “G’day” is hello, “mate” is friend, and “quilting” is considered an international art. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a lovely different look at another part of the quilting world.


Join us for this two-week adventure, in it’s fifth year ­ Sydney ­ our hotel is the stunning Regent Hotel, your view is Darling Harbour and the Sydney Opera House Private guided tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens Private guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, with morning tea Shopping for Australian fabrics with Diana Brandt Eastwood Patchworkers for show n’tell and fabric swapping Cruise on Darling Harbour with dinner Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast ­ the lovely Oasis Resort Cynthia Morgan http://www.cynthiamorgandyequilts.com two-day hands on dye workshop in her home with a private showing of her work, and lunch on the verandah overlooking the sea Caloundra Quilters for morning tea, show n’tell and fabric swap Bribie Island Quilters, a fun day of sharing Esk ­ Australian hospitality bustles in this country town - the Wivenhoe

Motel Hetty van Boven, www.hetty.cjb.net one day hands-on shadow appliqué workshop

Glen Rock Quilters, an afternoon of lunch, block swap and visiting Camel riding and dinner under the Australian sky Monica’s Restaurant for fabulous Australian food Brisbane, Queensland’s city on the river ­ historic Conrad International Hotel Queensland Quilters Quilt Show (biggest show in Queensland) Black Pearl Cooking School and dinner


All this and more………an extension to New Zealand……….for more information

please contact: Janie Odgers, Do Australia Tours, Tours for Quilters

35555 Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna, Alaska 99669 USA

Phone & fax: 907-260-3560 or email me at <brokeair@alaska.net>