Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #48

November 30, 2001


Quilting Friends,


Is it just me, or is it a HomeMade Christmas this year?  I just don’t seem to have the where-withall to do the shopping thing this year, so I’m going to stick with lots of homemade gifts, like Biscotti for the kid’s teachers, and quilted stuff for the family.  Who needs sleep?


If you live in the East/Central Florida area and receive PBS 15, WCEU, please tune in on Thursdays at 7:30pm for “The Sewing Hotline”.  It is a LIVE sewing show, and you can  call your questions in to be answered on the show.  If we support this type of effort, they’ll MAKE MORE!


McCall's Quilting has added several free patterns, blocks and quilts, in patriotic shades to their web site. They have invited quilters to use them in humanitarian-related projects. (No copyright problem for groups to print and distribute copies of the patterns. Copyright release is at the bottom of the pattern pages.) They also have a humanitarian-related links page in response to quilters searching for projects to participate in. Links include patriotic patterns, quilt projects, and fund raising organizations. URLs are as follows:



http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccalls/bom/index.htm (blocks)


A picture of the "Florida Quilt," SSQA's Opportunity quilt.  See the quilt at http://www.ssqa.org/raffle2.htm




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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 4-6 Quilting Retreat in Ellenton pcmonk@gte.net  (#48)


January 7 – 27 Quilt Exhibit in Winter Haven www.studiofiberartists.com. (#48)


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


Jan 19 Shirley Adams in Miami fitravel@bellsouth.net  (#47)


Jan 25 Ricky Tims Lecture in Sarasota  bettejimb@aol.com  (#47)


Jan 25-26 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltmagic2002@hotmail.com  (#48)


Jan  24-26 Martha Pullen Sewing Market  www.marthapullen.com


Feb 1-3 Quilt Retreat in Orlando ourbusyfingers@aol.com  (#47)


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 19 Pat Campbell Lecture in Crystal River jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com  (#48)


Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in the Keys Mary Ellen (305)451-3777.  (#47)


Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in Pensacola PQG2002@aol.com (#48)


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 and 10  Quilt Show in Venice, contact VHKier@aol.com or ingei@aol.com  (#48)


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 






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.






FLAQ (Florida Long Arm Quilters) will be hosting a RETREAT --Jan 4-5-6, 2002 at Day Spring in Ellenton, FL.  For the spouses, there will be golfing available at the Woodlands course.


You do not need to be a FLAQ member or even a quilter (:>) to attend...  we will have label making w/ silk screening, a vest class & many demos & discussions.  E-mail pcmonk@gte.net for additional info






From: Mike Silverman  PMATLANTA@aol.com


I am a representative for an importer of patchwork quilts and we are starting to do business for with HSN and we are looking for someone to be our on air spokesperson.  We would need someone knowledgeable, enthusiastic and well spoken to talk about quilts.  Please call me if you or anyone you know would be interested in doing this.  You can either email me or call me at 404-685-3831.


The time frame is fairly quick.  Our first show for HSN is 12-21, so we would need to hire someone by 12-10ish.  


There probably would be one or two shows a month.   Yes there is compensation.  We could pay either a set fee for doing the show or a percentage of sales.






Morning Sit n Sew for quilters in the SW Orlando/Dr Phillips area. Tuesdays, come as early as you can and leave when you must. Great time to catch up on your UFO's while enjoying the companionship of fellow quilters. Everyone welcome from any guilds; quilting only, no fees. Kim Lippy 407/351-9966 or KimLippy@aol.com (preferred).






"The Heart and Hand Chapter" of " The Applique Society" of Crystal River , Florida will meet the fourth Monday of each month at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Crystal River. Visitors are welcome to join us.  Contact: Mabel Toth  jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com or 352-746-9861.


January 28th will be our next open meeting, then February 25th,March 25th, April 22nd.






"The Heart and Hand Chapter" of "The Applique Society" of Crystal River, Florida will be hosting Pat Campbell for a Workshop and Lecture.  The Lecture "Applique Inspirations, on Tuesday February 19,2002 at 1:30 PM.   Lecture only: $6.00 with lunch $12.00. If having lunch arrive 12:15pm . (Workshop filled).

Contact: Mabel Toth   jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com  / 352-746-9861 for directions and further information.






The Pensacola Quilters' Guild will sponsor Pensacola Quilts! Palindromes 2002.  It will be held in Pensacola at 80 E. Wright Place, on Wright Street on Feb. 22 & 23, 2002.  The cost is $3.00/adult.  We will have a judged "members only" show, a boutique, vendors mall, opportunity quilt, silent quilt auction, fashion show on Saturday, souvenir blocks and quilting demonstrations by members.   I will have a map and directions for those interested.   My home address is 119 Countri Lane, Cantonment, Fl. , 32533.  Thanks so much again.  C. Hicks  (Email: PQG2002@aol.com, Phone: 850-937-0150 )






Teddy Pruett would like to let you know that there is now a third appraiser, certified by the American Quilter's Society, located in Florida.  In addition to Teddy in Lake City,  and Pam Pampe in Miami,  Sue Fiondella has relocated to the Vero Beach area from Connecticut.

Teddy, Pam, and Sue all tested and received certification in the same year.


 Sue was instrumental in the success of the Connecticut Quilt Search project, and co- author of the resulting book,  just printed, which will soon be available nationally.  Please welcome Sue to our state.  Her e-mail address is sfiondella@hotmail.com 






Carol Henry is working toward becoming a certified quilt judge.  The more experience she has the better, so Carol is offering her services as a quilt judge for FREE to guilds in the state for the next year.  Please contact Carol at: chenry@atlantic.net or   10496 SW 65th Terrace, Ocala, FL 32276

or 352-854-9154.






December 2, 2001

Bonnie Askowitz will exhibit quilted wall hangings in an afternoon of art and jazz at the Highways Performance Space and Art Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.  The all women art show benefitting the nonprofit biking for youth organization, Bike Out, features Synthia Saint James, the creator of the Kwanzaa stamp.  Information about Bike Out can be found at www.bikeout.org.






January 7 - January 27, 2002

 Polk Community College, Fine Arts Gallery presents Cloth Work, quilt art by Studio Fiber Artists.  Work may be seen at the gallery, 999 Ave H, NE Winter Haven.  Call Sharon Bevis, 863-297-1050, http://www.POLK.CC.FL.US  or visit Studio Fiber Artists at www.studiofiberartists.com.


SFA members exhibiting are: Katherine Allen, Bonnie Askowitz, Melani Brewer. Marilyn Harrison, Sharon King, Vita Marie Lovett, Janet McIntyre, Maya Schoenenberger, Fran Skiles, Barbara Watler.






The Cracker Quilters of Citrus County will be hosting FLAVIN GLOVER May 15, 2002.  We are looking for guilds interested in booking her around that time to share transportation and other appropriate costs.  For more information about Flavin, please visit her website:  www.flavinglover.com   If interested, contact: Bobbi McPharlin      bobbimcph@worldnet.att.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.






Dec 3, Monday

8:30am        #563 Hanukah Quilt w/ Pamela Rishfeld

2:30pm        #732 Decorating With Quilts w/ Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith


Dec 4, Tuesday

8:30am        #535 FAN-tastic Sport Quilts w/ Karen Roossien & Jennifer Lokey

2:30pm        #733 Piecing w/ Ruth McDowell


Dec 5, Wednesday

8:30am        #457 Christmas Express w/ Gerry Kimmel

2:30pm        #734 Race for the Border w/ Paulette Peters


Dec 6, Thursday

8:30am        #536 Breathtaking Beads w/ Nancy Eha

2:30pm        #329 Christmas 'Piece 'O Cake' w/ Becky Goldsmith


Dec 7, Friday

8:30am        #726 Holiday Applique w/ Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

2:30pm        #735 Civil War Women w/ Barbara Brackman


Dec 10, Monday

8:30am        #330 Holiday Kaleidoscopes w/ Paula Reid

2:30pm        #736 Fanciful Flowers w/ Carol Armstrong


Dec 11, Tuesday

8:30am        #537 Mennonite Quilts w/ Barbara Garrett

2:30pm        #737 Geometry Quilting w/ Mary Sue Suit


Dec 12, Wednesday

8:30am        #219 Thimbleberries w/ Lynette Jensen

2:30pm        #738 Flower Pounding w/ Ann Frischkorn & Amy Sandrin


Dec 13, Thursday

8:30am        #538 Quilting Creations w/ Helen Squire

2:30pm        #409 Gingerbread House w/ Diana McClun


Dec 14, Friday

8:30am        #539 Quilting in the Raw w/ Paula Reid

2:30pm        #739 Repiece History w/ Joe Cunningham


Dec 17, Monday

8:30am        #540 Clues in the Quilt w/ Jacqueline Tobin & Serena Wilson

2:30pm        #726 Holiday Applique w/ Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins


Dec 18, Tuesday

8:30am        #541 Jacobean Rhapsodies w/ Pat Campbell

2:30pm        #664 Santa on the Go w/ Margaret Peters


Dec 19, Wednesday

8:30am        #542 Snail's Trail w/ Debbie Caffrey

2:30pm        #456 Deck the House w/ Lynette Jensen


Dec 20, Thursday

8:30am        #543 Snippet Sensations w/ Cindy Walter

2:30pm        #457 Christmas Express w/ Gerry Kimmel


Dec 21, Friday

8:30am        #544 Row Your Boat Quilts w/ Kristi Parry & Lori Konshuk

2:30pm        #329 Christmas 'Piece 'O Cake' w/ Becky Goldsmith


Dec 24, Monday

8:30am        #664 Santa on the Go w/ Margaret Peters

2:30pm        #219 Thimbleberries w/ Lynette Jensen


Dec 25, Tuesday

8:30am        #no show today

2:30pm        #no show today


Dec 26, Wednesday

8:30am        #545 Stylish String Quilts w/ Bobbie Aug & Sharon Newman

2:30pm        #740 Valuable Lessons w/ Susan Preglow & Cathy Slattery


Dec 27, Thursday

8:30am        #546 Poodle Skirt Quilting w/ Karen Sheard & Judie Rothermel

2:30pm        #741 The Quilter's Artist w/ Diane Phalen & Nancy Odom


Dec 28, Friday

8:30am        #547 Prison Quilters w/ Lani Longshore

2:30pm        #742 Silhouette Portraits w/ Elly Sienkiewicz