Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #49

January 3, 2002


Quilting Friends,


What a great husband I have, he gave me a FQN website for Christmas!  Check it out at www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com.  Note that I have a Calendar Page, and if you click on the newsletter number on the right side of the list, it will take you to the full description in whatever newsletter is listed (He did good, huh?) 


If anyone is planning a bus trip to Paducah in 2002, could you please send me the info?  I’ve had several request for this.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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)


January 12 Ricky Tims Lecture in Miami ssyaskin@aol.com (#49)


Jan 15 Quilt Guild Meeting in Boca Raton 561-395-3321.(#49)


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


Jan 28-29 Mary Lou Weidman in Crystal River www.crquilts.com (#49)


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


Feb 2-3 Quilt Show in Hudson Quiltstar2002@aol.com  (#46)


Feb 2-4 Emily Senuta in Orlando quiltclassinfo@aol.com    (#49)


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 8-9 EQ4 Class in Crystal River www.crquilts.com (#49)


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


Feb 18 Pat Campbell workshop in Crystal River www.crquilts.com (#49)


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 22-23  Bonnie Lyn Mccaffery workshop in West Pasco junger@atlantic.net (#49)


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 8-9 Quilt Show  in New Smyrna Beach schlichtfj@aol.com. (#49)


March 8-9  Quilt Show in Eustis 9:30-4p  Brassellm@aol.com (#49)


 March 9 and 10  Quilt Show in Venice, contact VHKier@aol.com or ingei@aol.com  (#48)


March 8&9 Sewing Weekend inTitusville http://www.geocities.com/asg_spacecoast/ (#49)


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


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


March 16&17 Judy Barlup Workshops in Ft. Lauderdale RPCLALLEN@aol.com    (#49)


March 22-23 Sue Nichols workshop in West Pasco junger@atlantic.net (#49)


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 19-20 Ann Fahl workshops junger@atlantic.net(#49)


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


June 27-29 NQA Quilt Show in Charlotte, NC  www.NQAQuilts.org  (#49)






United We Quilt is a group of quilters based in Vermont who are serving as a clearinghouse, matching families who lost loved ones on 9/11/01 with volunteer quilters who will make a memory quilt in celebration of the loved one's life.  As of 12/01/01 we have had over 100 family requests and we have matched 70 with quilters. We need many more emotionally resilient quilters as we are committed to matching every family requesting this with a quilter and we receive more requests daily. This is a long term commitment requiring patience and the ability to listen and be there for a grieving family member (even from a distance via e-mail or phone) and to plan with them what should be on their special quilt. It is also among the most satisfying quilting you will ever do as the families are extremely appreciative. For more info contact Jane at: Janeatmil@aol.com. or at: http://hometown.aol.com/janeatmil/






Jan 12, 2002    Ricky Tims Lecture/Performance  $10.00      

                Florida International University -  Graham Center - Miami, Fl

                For Information and tickets, contact -


                or phone - Susan Yaskin:  305-595-2419







Mar. 8-9, 2002  Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach, FL 

"Northern Lights" - Presented by Pelican Piecemakers Quilters Guild at -

Christ Community Church, Old Mission Rd., New Smyrna Beach, FL

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, admission $4.00

Judged quilt entries, demonstrations, vendors, boutique, refreshments available.

Winner of "Northern Lights" quilt will be chosen on March 9.

To receive an application to enter a quilt, please send a SASE legal size to Jean Raulerson, 144 Spruce St., New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168.  Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2002.  Quilts may be entered without being judged.

For further information contact Joane Skammer, 158 La Gardinia, Edgewater, FL, 32141, telephone 386-428-7946, or Charlotte Schlichtman, e-mail  schlichtfj@aol.com. Or katzndogs@cfl.rr.com






Florida Cabin Fever Quilters of Orlando is hosting Emily G. Senuta, applique quilt teacher and author, February 2, 3 & 4, 2002, and would like to invite non-guild members to attend.  Please see our website at  www.icflorida.com/community/groups/CabinFever/  or email us at  quiltclassinfo@aol.com   for more information.






Under The Big Top


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one. Come all to the center ring! Sewing Odyssey 2002 will gather in Titusville for a wild, wonder-filled sewing event where fresh and exciting techniques for clothing construction, quilting, and home decoration will dazzle and amaze you. Experience the excitement of taking your sewing skills to new and greater heights than ever before with national instructor, Judy Barlup, and 22 local teaching ringmasters cracking the whips. A fun time will be had by all who attend.


Mark your calendar for March 8th & 9th, 2002.  The odyssey gates open with registration starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday with events continuing thru Saturday at 11:00 p.m.  Special features will also include the feeding of the wild needlers at announced intermissions.


For more info check our website:




March 16, 2002
Judy Barlup Seminar
Annual Meeting & Luncheon 

Time and Location:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  Boca Country Club Boca Raton

Cost for Members and non-members:
Cost for Members (BEFORE Jan. 15, 2002):  $45
Non-Members:  $55
Cost for Non-Members & Members AFTER Jan 15, 2002:  
Members:  $55 Non-Members:  $65  

ContactChris Allen, e-mail RPCLALLEN@aol.com

March 17, 2002
Hands-On Workshop
Judy Barlup:  Japanese Tailoring

Time and Location:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Beach Gardens Police Station
Cost: $35  
ContactChris Allen, e-mail RPCLALLEN@aol.com   






West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc.

National Teachers Scheduled For Spring 2002


Classes are opened to non-Guild members six weeks prior to scheduled class  date. The class fee is $40 per class plus $5 registration fee for non-guild  members. 


 BONNIE LYN MCCAFFERY  - Bonnie, author of Fantasy Fabrics, techniques for  layered surface design and winner of  prestigious awards for her outstanding work as a quilt artist and teacher.Web Site at: http://home.ptd.net/~bmccaffe.


-  Friday, February 22, 2002: Inspiration and Creative Play. Bonnie says: Do the words "Creativity" and "Design" scare you? Fear not. In this workshop we'll PLAY with ways to create non-traditional designs. Check out my web site and see what other students from a traditional background with little  or no design experience have created after taking this class. Lots of fun!

-  Saturday, February 23, Workshop: Fantasy Fabric Sampler. Fantasy fabric is created by trapping cut fabrics, threads, feathers, silk flowers, Tintzi, glitter confetti and a variety of other things under a sheer layerfabric.  You'll create a sampler of fantasy fabrics. This class and techniques are  playful, quick and instantly rewarding.  See Bonnie's  Fantasy Fabrics  book.  


- SUE NICHOLS - Sue and her sister Holly, commemorated a unique era in  music's history and won the American Quilters' Society "Best of Show" with  "The Beatles Quilt." in 1998.  Sue's third book, "Machine Applique: A  Sampler of Techniques" was released this year and her breathtaking  two-color quilt "Le Panier de Fleurs" featuring an original and intricate  flower basket design won  third place at AQS Paducah in 2000.  www.Sue.Nickels.com


Friday, March 22. Traditions in Machine Quilting -Explore machine quilting  using traditional quilting designs from antique quilts including feathers,  cables, stippling, cross-hatching and diagonal lines. Sue says "This is a  great class for students who are interested in adding to their machine  quilting experience" Currently accepting waiting list names only.  


Saturday, March 23. Machine Appliqued Flower Basket - Learn to machine  applique using the quick raw edge fusible technique that won an AQS third  place for Sue's Learn the fine points of machine applique including perfect  points, neat curves, and creative surface embellishments. Skill level :  Intermediate and Advanced.


-  ANN FAHL - Ann specializes in creating quilts of her own design which have  been shown across the USA in competitions, art shows and solo exhibitions  and are in private and corporate collections. Her many awards include "Best  Machine Wall Quilt" at the Paducah AQS show in 2000, second place prizes in  a large quilt category at Paducah in 1992, 1994, and 1997.  www.execpc.com/~fahl/index.html


- Friday, April 19.  Designing with Triangles - Rediscover one of the basic  shapes in quiltmaking, the half square! Exciting new looks or a traditional  feeling depends on how the pieces are sewn together. Bold prints, solids,  and traditional prints live happily together in Ann's quilts. This is hands  on, template free, improvisational design class that will expand and  challenge your methods of working and designing a quilt. Skill level Ann  says this class is "appropriate for quilters with basic knowledge of rotary  cutter,

mat and machine piecing."  


Saturday, April 20. Make Your Quilts Sparkle - This "sparkling" workshop  explores the use of beads and will include a discussion of supplies equipment, and techniques. In the morning portion students will experiment  with different techniques of beading on scraps of fabric, plain and  printed. The afternoon will be spent creating a small beaded wall piece.  Skill Level: Ann says "This class is suggested for any quilter that loves  handwork." Students may also bring quilt tops which they might like to  bead. Beads and supplies may be purchased from the instructor. 


For additional information about West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. classes contact Joan Unger, junger@atlantic.net






The National Quilting Association, Inc. presents their 33rd Annual Quilt show: “{Patterns of our Lives: on June 27-30, 2002 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.


Highlights include: Judged quilt show, Merchants Mall, Workshops, Lectures, Little Quilt Auction and Raffle Quilt. 


Accommodations: Charlotte Hilton & Towers 1-800-445-8667


For Registration and Entry Info send a check for $1.50  to Robbi Banks 4016 Glen Haven Dr. Concord, NC 28027 (make payable to “33rd Annual NQA Show”), Info will be mailed after January 15.


Visit www.NQAQuilts.org for more information.





Tomorrow’s Treasures Quilt Shop

is proud to present

Three Special Events!


1) Folk Art Quilts: Telling a Tale in a Folk/Primitive Way

Instructor: Mary Lou Weidman

This is a workshop that is bound to be fun!  Mary Lou has been doing folk art style quilts for over 11 years and has developed her own style!  Now she wants to share the secrets, the satisfaction and the fun that these quilts present to the maker and the viewer!  Mary Lou will help you develop your own style and uniqueness while creating a memory quilt.  Each student will come away with the ability to develop his or her own style. Learn the secrets and develop a quilt that people will say, “Wow, how did she come up with those ideas?”

Class date:  Monday January 28th and Tuesday January 29th

Cost of class: $75.00 for both days


2) Confused & Confounded to Confidant: Color Choices for the Quilter

Instructor: Pat Campbell

               This color workshop is designed to help give you confidence in choosing your colors and fabrics for your quilt.   If you are having trouble finding that perfect fabric to make your quilt sparkle, this is the class for you! Please bring a quilt or project you are having trouble choosing colors.

Class date:  Monday February 18th at 9:30am or 6:30pm.

Class time: 3 hours Cost of class: $20.00


3) Comp-U-Quilt: Everything you wanted to know about EQ4

Instructor:  Cathy L. Cardwell

New, fun and exciting activities await you when you learn to quilt virtually!  Electric Quilt software in fun and extremely user friendly once you learn the basics!  However, without basic instruction, it takes a lot of time, reference material and studying to become proficient enough to use the software effectively.  Cathy has taken that time and has put together two classes with detailed instructional manuals to help the virtual quilter become proficient.  We will be offering two classes: beginning and advanced. You may take advanced after having the beginning class.  Each person will have the use of a laptop and printer!

Class date:  Friday February 8th or Saturday February 9th (nearly full)

Beginning 9:00 to 12:30 or Advanced 1:30 to 4:30

Class time: 3 to 3 ˝ hours Cost of each class: $20.00


Tomorrow’s Treasures Quilt Shop

802 N. Suncoast Blvd

Crystal River, Fl 34429



Susan Rass

Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Shop

802 N. Suncoast Blvd

Crystal River, Fl 34429









Lake County Quilters

Fantastic Quilt Show

March 8&9  9: 30 am -4:oopm

Eustis Community Center

601 northshore Dr,  Eustis ,Fl


Quilts, WAll Hangings, Boutique,Venders,

Demo's Door prizes Mini classes

Quilt For a Cure Raffle Quilt


Featured Guest Jan Doudna


# 352 343 4517






Dear Quilting Friends,


 I have exciting news to start off 2002.  Quilts & Other Comforts will be opening a retail store in Mt. Dora, Florida in February.  Many of you have fond memories of the store that we used to have in Wheat Ridge, Colorado back in the early 1970's.  It was one of the first full-service quilt stores in the country and was run by Bonnie Leman and her family.


 We are in the process of remodeling an old 1920's house that will be the site of the new store.  We are painting, papering, sanding, landscaping, and decorating.  I have had a ball picking out products that I think quilters will want and like.  When we open the doors we expect to have over 2,000 bolts of fabrics, and hundreds of books, patterns and supplies -- and that's just to start!


 Mt. Dora, Florida is located about 27 miles north of Orlando and is just about one of the most charming little towns you will find anywhere.  It is full of antique stores, art galleries, restaurants, and inns.  It is surrounded by lakes and parks and even has its own lighthouse.  Mt. Dora hosts numerous events throughout the year including craft, antique, art, and bicycle festivals.  What I find most appealing about Mt. Dora is what it doesn't have in its old town:  not one fast food restaurant and not one chain store.  You can read more about Mt. Dora by visiting this site: http://www.mt-dora.com/


 I will be moving to Mt. Dora this month to finish setting up the store, so I'm obviously a little panicked right now.  It's a challenging time--but this has been a real labor of love.  It will be so nice to meet customers face-to-face and to hear exactly what you are looking for.  I hope that the store will help to make our catalog even better.


 I will let you know how things are progressing and will try to get some photos on the site for you to view soon.  I hope that you will all have a chance to visit in person, but if not, you can always visit our quilt store on-line or we will deliver it right to your mailbox.






The Gold Coast Quilter's Guild will meet on Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at  7:30 pm at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd.  Pam Doffek  will speak about "A Fabricholic's Dream."  Ms. Doffek will conduct a workshop  on "Mariner's Compass" an Wednesday, January 16.  For more information,  please call 561-395-3321.






Jan 4, Friday

8:30am         #551 Miniature Baltimore Album w/ Marlene Peterman

2:30pm         #605 Quilting 101 w/ Marianne Fons


Jan 7 , Monday

8:30am         #552 Shuttle to the Stars w/ Jan Davis

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


Jan 8, Tuesday

8:30am         #553 Delightful Dresdens w/ Sherry Reis

2:30pm         #743 Eye of the Beholder w/ Ami Simms


Jan 9, Wednesday

8:30am         #554 Hand Piecing w/ Lee Ellen Cash

2:30pm         #606 Origami Quilts w/ Rebecca Wat


Jan 10, Thursday

8:30am         #555 A Whole Lotta Huppa w/ Suzanne Nuesner

2:30pm         #607 Delectable Mountains w/ Gail Searl


Jan 11, Friday

8:30am         #556 Shooting Star w/ Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

2:30pm         #608 Patchwork ABC's w/ Liz Porter


Jan 14, Monday

8:30am         #557 Quilt Collecting Basics w/ Eileen Trestain

2:30pm         #744 Quiltmakers Gift w/ Joanne Larsen & Nancy Loving



Jan 15, Tuesday

8:30am         #558 Frank Lloyd Wright Quilts w/ Jackie Robinson

2:30pm         #745 Medallion Quilts w/ Jinny Beyer


Jan 16, Wednesday

8:30am         #559 Tahitian Applique w/ Di Di McElroy

2:30pm         #609 Beautiful Binding w/ Sally Collins


Jan 17, Thursday

8:30am         #560 Glorious Quilts w/ Liza Pryor Lucy

2:30pm         #610 Kaleidoscope Quilting w/ Paula Nadelstern


Jan 18, Friday

8:30am         #561 Wearable Art Wonders w/ Rachel Clark

2:30pm         #611 Sets and Sashings for Quilts w/ Phyllis D. Miller


Jan 21 , Monday

8:30am         #201 Little Quilts w/ Alice Burge

2:30pm         #746 New Lone Star w/ Jan Krentz


Jan 22, Tuesday

8:30am         #202 Sampler w/ Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

2:30pm         #747 Cox Comb Quilts w/ Anita Shakelford


Jan 23, Wednesday

8:30am         #203 Smithsonian w/ Mimi Dietrich

2:30pm         #612 Arabic Lattice w/ John Flynn


Jan 24, Thursday

8:30am         #204 String Quilts w/ Billie Lauder & History of Crazy Quilts w/

        Kelly Gallagher Abbot

2:30pm         #613 Curved Seam Piecing w/ Anita Murphy


Jan 25, Friday

8:30am         #205 Applique w/ Elly Sienkiewicz

2:30pm         #614 Easy Kids' Quilting w/ Kelly Gallagher-Abbott


Jan 28, Monday

8:30am         #206 Paper Piecing w/ Billie Lauder

2:30pm         #748 Bargello Quilts w/ Margie Edie


Jan 29, Tuesday

8:30am         #207 Baltimore Quilts w/ Elly Sienkiewicz

2:30pm         #749 Cutting Curves w/ Debbie Bowles


Jan 30, Wednesday

8:30am         #208 Pansy Quilt w/ Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

2:30pm         #615 Plaid Quilts w/ Debbie Caffrey


Jan 31, Thursday

8:30am         #209 Bow ties & Spool Quilts w/ Billie Lauder

2:30pm         #616 Wool Quilts w/ Lorinda Lie


Feb 1, Friday

8:30am         #210 Decorating With Quilts w/ Nancy Martin

2:30pm         #617 Wearable Quilt Art w/ June Colburn