Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #46

September 18, 2001


Quilting Friends,


My prayers go out to you who have been touched in any way by our National Tragedy.   I grieve with you and for you.


After the period of sadness we’ve had, we need to continue living our lives.  If we become a scared and cowering nation, then indeed the terrorists will have succeeded.  I’m so proud to live in a country that is worth loving and defending.


I know there are lots of ways we can share our quilting talents with those who are suffering.  I’ve included one of those ways from the good people at “Little Quilts”.  Check out their letter after the Calendar.


-  Did you know?… the Post office has issued a set of postage stamps with an Amish quilting theme and are available on sheets at the post office..


-  Correction: The Lake County Quilt Guild’s show in Eustis is March 9&10 of 2002, NOT March 8&9.  This and subsequent calendars will reflect the correct date.  I apologize for the mistake!


-  Another Correction: The toll free number for BTM Travel is 1-800-227-6019 not 1-888.


-  I haven’t mentioned this in a while:  If you are having a hard time reading this newsletter because of the formatting, let me know at mji@cfl.rr.com and I will put you on the “unformatted list”.


-  Finally, I look forward to seeing some of you in Jax on Saturday! 




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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


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


Sept 25 Guild Meeting in Boca Raton (561) 499-6277.(#45)


Sept 28-29 State Guild Meeting in New Port Richey www.ssqa.org  (#46)


Oct 1-31 Fabshop #4 http://www.fabshophop.com (#46)


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  (#46)


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


Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Naples gailquilts@aol.com(#46 (#46)


Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Anthony RachJ131@aol.com    (#46)


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


Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Amelia Island http://www.homestead.com/AIQ/SHOW1.html (#46)


Feb 27-Mar 3 Applique Seminar   in Delray Beach see below  (#46)


February 28-March 10 Creative Arts Exhibit in Orlando  cff@centralfloridafair.com   (#46)


March 9-10  Quilt Show in Eustis 9:30-4p  Brassellm@aol.com


March 9-10 Quilt Show in Venice  March 9 and 10  Quilt Show in Venice, contact VHKier@aol.com or ingei@aol.com  (#44)


Mary 15-16 Quilt Show in Ocala salmh@worldnet.att.net (#46)


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 




Dear Quilting Friends,


 We at Little Quilts are grieving for our country and the tragedy that touched all of us Tuesday Sept. 11th.

As quilters we immediately turn to thoughts of what we can do to help.  Besides praying for everybody, we have decided to do something for the families of the New York City Policemen and Firemen who are suffering with all of us during this time while they work tirelessly to recover and return  our country to some sense of normalcy.  We are asking for your voluntary help. We would like to send as many   "little quilts" as we can to the Mayor of New York to distribute to the families of the Policemen and Firemen.

If you would like, please make a red, white, and blue "little quilt" not larger than 20" x 25"...."Keep it Simple...Keep it Sweet...Make it fast!


We are setting the deadline as Oct 11th... one month after this national tragedy.  You can sew a small label on the back with your name and address if you want. Please send $1 with your quilt to help defray the shipping cost.  We will pack and ship the quilts we receive from you to the Mayor of New York City.

There is no need to email us of your participation, just send your finished "little quilt" to Little Quilts, 1450-C Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062.


God Bless America,

Little Quilts







West Pasco Quilters’ Guild Inc., Quilt Show: “Sew Many Quilts 2002”


Veterans Memorial Complex 14333 Hicks Rd, Hudson, Florida, 34667


February 2&3 2002

Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


DESCRIPTION: Over 300 quilts, Special exhibits: Manhole Covers- A Quilt Oddity and Miniatures from the Heart, Small quilts silent auction, demonstrations, Fashion shows, Meet the Quilter, Merchants mall, Door prizes, Children’s activity area/workshop, and Café. Judged show by Master NQA judge, Irene Sherman who will also present a free lecture “More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Quilting!”.


For additional information:  Please send SASE to: Quilt show                                                                     Attn: Carolyn Ulrich 12233 Smokey Drive Hudson, Fl 34669

Call us at 727-856-7884 Email:  Quiltstar2002@aol.com

Or check our Website at:                 http://www.angelfire.com/fl2/westpascoquilters





Please note meeting date change for Gold Coast Quilters Guild.  Newsletter

showed our normal date:

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


Because of Jewish Holiday, Rosh Hoshanna, the Guild will meet on the 4th

Tuesday, September 25th.






Registration starts September 1 for our next shopping trip that takes you across North America in your PJ's.  Join in the fun with our virtual Quilt FabShop Hop4 - October 1-31.


Visit over 100+ of your soon to be favorite online independent quilt and fabric shops and become eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes! We will award a Bernina Serger as our Grand Prize! (No purchase is necessary.)


The Quilt FabShop Hop4 Bunny will guide you from site to site to hop and shop, and when you get there, find another bunny hidden somewhere on the site. Click on the bunny, sign in to show you've been there and continue on your journey.


Sign up today at http://www.fabshophop.com to join Quilt FabShop Hop4 for October 1-31.


For more information on the October Quilt FabShop Hop4, contact Laurie Harsh, The Fabric Shop Network, P.O. Box 820128, Vancouver, WA 98682, (360) 892-6500, fax (360) 892-6700, e-mail fabshophop@aol.com or visit the web site at http://www.fabshophop.com






Naples Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Feb 8-9-2002 at St John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave N, Naples.  Open 10-5 .  This is our annual judged show.  Door prizes,  Appraisals, Live mini auction, demos, lecture on Why to Appraise, vendors.  gailquilts@aol.com for  info.






The Amelia Island Quilters Guild will present their quilt show:  "Stars Over Amelia" Feb 23 and 24, 2002 at the Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL.  The show will feature judged quilts, demonstrations, vendors' mall, and a beautiful hand-made raffle quilt. For more information, call Marcia Gramzow, (904) 277-0883


Information on our raffle is on our website at http://www.homestead.com/AIQ/Raffle.html, information on the quilt show is at http://www.homestead.com/AIQ/SHOW1.html 






Belleview Busy Bees Quilt Show, Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2002, 9am -5pm, at the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Rd., Ocala, FL.


Contacts: Lee Ward 352-288-1552 or Sally Herrington at salmh@worldnet.att.net

Directions from US441/27/441 in Ocala; go East on SR 464 for 10 miles, Turn Left on Oak Road (at McDonald's). Turn left on Silver Rd., Church is on the left.






Feb. 8 & 9, 2002

10am  to 4pm

by Anthony Quilt 'n' Go Quilt Guild

at the Anthony Women's Clubhouse

2120 N.E. 95th St.

Anthony, FL 32617


Anthony is just north of Ocala/Silver Springs area.  It is a little south of



Admission is $3 and there is a raffle quilt as well.


Contact RachJ131@aol.com






Studio Open House & Classes   September 28-30, 2001

Friday --Noon to 7:00 PM

Saturday --11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 1-4:30 free applique class

RSVP to save your place!  Limited seating available



contact: ediebarb@bellsouth.net






Sunshine State Quilter's Guild is having their fall meeting in New Port Richey Sept 28-29. Non members may register after Sept. 14.  It will be at the Ramada Inn , with 4 different classes from 9A-noon, lunch, during which a celebrity autograph auction, door prizes.

Afternoon will be quick general meeting and lecture on Bali batiks by June Colburn, national/international quilting teacher.  She has spent a few days in Bali and saw all their workshops, layouts etc.  It will be a fun experience for the fall, for all.


Check out www.ssqa.org






Quilting Under the Sun:  It’s the first all-applique seminar in the Southeast.  It is a combination of hand, machine and dimensional applique.  The dates are Feb 27-March 3, 2002.


You’ll arrive at the Duncan Conference Center in Delray Beach, Wed. afternoon.  After checking in you will meet the teachers and fellow students.  The next three days will be spent in class with your teacher.  After dinner each evening, the teachers will chat about “What’s New” in their arenas.  Sunday you’ll want to participate in a show and tell.


And here’s the best part … The teachers are Karen Kay Buckley, Joanne Goldstein, Faye Labinaris, Judy Simmons, and Laura Wasilowski.  Spaces are limited.  Send a LSASE for a brochure to Quilters Marketplace, 524 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL  33483.






DATES: February 28-March 10, 2002


LOCATION:          Central Florida Fairgrounds

                                        4603 West Colonial Drive (S.R. 50)

                                        Orlando, Florida  32808


CONTACT:            Ellen Gordon

PHONE:                   407-295-3247

FAX:                            407-295-2082

E-MAIL:                    cff@centralfloridafair.com


ENTRY  Open to all Florida residents

INFO:                         No entry fee

                                        Deadline is February 23, 2002


OTHER:Exhibit features 1,000+ entries of needlework, fine art, crafts and hobbies in over 200 categories, including quilting, stained glass, woodworking, painting, scrapbooking.  Also booths from various hobby clubs, such as genealogy, shells, stamps, Laurel & Hardy.


The Central Florida Fair is a not-for-profit organization which provides assistance for the community while entertaining 200,000 fairgoers annually.






Sept 19, Wednesday

8:30am        #658 1930's Applique w/ Beverly Dunivent

2:30pm        #317 Kansas Connections w/ Mary Ellen Hopkins


Sept 20, Thursday

8:30am        #659 Collage Curves w/ Lorraine Torrence


Sept 21, Friday

8:30am        #660 Owls in Paradise w/ Michal Mussel

2:30pm        #318 From Fiber to Fabric w/ Harriet Hargrave


Sept 24, Monday

8:30am        #101 Bear Paw "Welcome to Sisters" w/ Jean Wells

2:30pm        #319 Rosette From Sampler w/ Marti Michell


Sept 25, Tuesday

8:30am        #102 Blockbender Quilts w/ Margaret Miller


Sept 26, Wednesday

8:30am        #103 Soft Edge Piecing w/ Jinny Beyer

2:30pm        #320 Hawaiian Quilting w/ Ginger La Voie


Sept 27, Thursday

8:30am        #104 Card Trick Block w/ Doreen Speckmann


Sept 28, Friday

8:30am        #105 Amish Traditions w/ Roberta Horton & Nadi Lane

2:30pm        #321 Thread Play w/ Libby Lehman