Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #50

February 4, 2002


Quilting Friends,


What a lot going on in our corner of the world!Can anyone person keep up with all the shows, exhibits, shop openings, classes etc?


In case you donít have enough to do, Quilt University is a wonderful website with the most yummy looking classes that you take on your OWN schedule!No schlepping your machine and half your sewing studio to a workshop, and the teacher is there 24/7 (or almost!) with answers to every question.I took an EQ4 class last year and really learned a lot.I plan on taking a few more this year.Maybe a new years resolution of one new class a quarter would work for you.Anyway, check out www.QuiltUniversity.com and have a ball.


Another very useful site for you and your quilting friends who are visiting Florida is www.FloridaQuilting.com.You can search by county, maybe other things too.It returns with a list of quilt shops in a particular county.Please check out your area and be sure it is up to date.Steve, the webmaster, is very responsive to changes you might send.


Donít forget to bookmark my site, www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com for your quilting activity needs. Iím constantly updating the link page as I find useful sites.


Look at lots of award winning quilts here: www.apnq.org/Quiltfest2000/Quiltfest2000.html


And finally, I hope you were able to make it to our quilt show in Orlando this past weekend.We were very proud of the quality and quantity of quilts and exhibits, and we think it was a very successful show!If anyone lost a camera at the show, call Linda at 407-330-1731 to claim it.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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 11-12 Laura Heine Workshop in Ellenton pacthesart@aol.com (#50)


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


Feb 15 Florida Shop Hop Beginssew@tampabay.rr.com (#50)


Feb 15-16 Quilt Show in Clearwater goblepw@aol.com (#50)


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 23-24 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie l_sonoda@yahoo.com (#50)


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


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


March 4-30 Exhibit in Eustis (#50)


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


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


March 9 and 10Quilt Show in Venice, contact VHKier@aol.com or ingei@aol.com(#50)


March 8&9 Sewing Weekend inTitusville sewmuchfun@cfl.rr.com (#50)


March 14-16Margaret Miller Workshops in Tallahassee quilters@tfn.com (#50)


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


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


March 16&17 Judy Barlup Workshops in Ft. Lauderdale RPCLALLEN@aol.com (#50)


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


March 23 Quilters Flea Market in Crystal River jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com (#50)


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


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


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


April 19-20 Dottie Moore Workshop in Jacksonville irainman@msn.com (#50)


April 20 SSQA Meeting in Crystal River flpaup@msn.com


April 24Pat Campbell Lecture in Ocalajudie4qlts@aol.com(#50)


April 24-25Pat Campbell Workshops in Ocalajudie4qlts@aol.com(#50)


April 26Pat Campbell Lecture in GainesvilleMJensen396@aol.com (#50)


May 4-8 Exhibit and Retreat in Naples www.Travelexplorers.ws††† (#50)


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


Oct 18-19 Quilt Show in Bradenton PattyRon1@aol.com (#50)


Nov 14-16 Ami Simms Workshops in Tallahassee quilters@tfn.com






Sacred Threads by the Sea††††††††††††††† Quilt Exhibit and Seminar


Explore the sacred connections between quilting and our lives.†† With nationally known speakers, classes and instructors.††


Quilt Exhibit May 4-7†††††††††††††† Seminars May 6-8


†††††††††††††††† Radisson Hotel, Marco Island, Florida


Quilt Exhibit features inspirational creations to increase awareness of teen suicide with quilt made by the Hendersonville, TN students in memory of their friend Jason, quilts from MADD, Breast Cancer Awareness and the sacred quilts from Florida quilters and our participants and teachers. We are accepting quilts for the exhibit with 4 x 6 photos.If you know of a quilt that would qualify to be a part of this inspirational exhibit, please have the maker contact us for an application and rules at 1-800-800-9619.


Admission $ 5.00 for Quilt Exhibit

††† Vendors on Saturday and Sunday only

††† $1.00 Discount for groups of 25 or more with advance tickets

$1.00 Discount for senior groups on Monday and Tuesday to view the quilt exhibit.Luncheon plan available these dates.If you know of a senior group, or someone who works in a senior center, please advise them of this wonderful outing!


Seminars and Speakers include Mimi Dietrich, Deana Hartman, Paula Golden, Christine Klinger, Susan Towner-Larsen and more.Please call 1-800-800-9619 for seminar brochure and enrollment form, or download the brochure from our web site:†††††

www. travelexplorers.ws††† Then click on quilters.





Laura Heine...author of Color Fusion will be teaching Feb 11 & 12in Ellenton.

Call 941-776-5669†† Patches Galoreor e-mail topacthesart@aol.com






The Crazy Quilters of Port St. Lucie

"Timeless Treasures"

February 23 - 24, 2002

Polish American Social Club

343 Prima Vista Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL


From I-95, exit at St. Lucie West Boulevard (names changes to Prima Vista Boulevard as you go east) and go east about 3-4 miles.The "club" is on the north side.If you cross Airoso Blvd (Hess gas station), you missed the club.


From US 1, go west on Prima Vista Boulevard.It's a few block past "Airoso Blvd."


From the Turnpike, exit at Port St. Lucie.Go north (about 5 miles?) on Bayshore Boulevard to Prima Vista Boulevard.Turn right (east).The "club" is on the

north side.If you cross Airoso Blvd (Hess gas station), you missed the club.


From: L Sonoda <l_sonoda@yahoo.com>






QuiltFest Jacksonville is having art quilter, Dottie Moore, from South Carolina, to do a two day workshop The Language of landscapes on April 19-20 from 10 to 4 p.m. and a lecture/trunk show on April 21, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. Both events will be held at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South, Jacksonville, Florida. The workshop will be limited to 25 participants but the lecture will not be limited. There is an admission for each event. I am taking the registrations. I am not able to forward things on my email machine but would be happy to snail mail a flyer to you if you are interested. Ira L. Inman<irainman@msn.com>






Manatee Patchworkers, Bradenton, FL will present a quilt show, A Quilter's Odyssey 2002, to be held at the Manatee Civic & Convention Center, located at the corner of Haben Blvd. & Hwy 301, Palmetto, FL, October 18 & 19, 2002.We will have a nice display of quilts, a boutique, exhibits, demos, and vendors.


Hope to see you there.


For information, please contact Pat Pfeifle, 941-722-6789, or Brenda Holland, 941-778-2473.


Or email PattyRon1@aol.com






The Oak Run Quilters are pleased to welcome Pat Campbell for a Lecture and Trunk Show, "Applique Inspiration". to be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2002,

at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door.


The Lecture will be held at the Community Room, Ocala Police Department

402 S Pine Avenue (Pine Plaza) Ocala, FL


Advance ticket sales are preferred to guarantee seating.


Contact Judie Digby at judie4qlts@aol.com or (352)861-4686 for directions and ticket information.†† Everyone is welcome and we hope to see many of you for this entertaining evening of Pat's quilting tales and treasures!






Pat Campbell is coming to Gainesville on Friday, April 26, 2002.Please join us in watching an A-one, excellent lecture by well known Jacobean applique quilter and teacher, Pat Campbell.This very informative and entertaining lecturer is sponsored by the Tree City Quilters Guild.Ms. Campbell will be speaking at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel at the corner of I-75 and 39th Ave., beginning at 7:00 p.m.The cost is $10.00 and the doors are open to all quilters.For more information, please call Melanie Jensen, 352/379-7831, evenings, and 352/271-8890 during the day.






The Venice Area Quilters Guild Show present

Quilting By The Gulf IX


It will be at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, FL34285, on March 9 and 10, 2002, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.Donation $4. Raffle quilt, "Tulip

Fantasy", many displays and many vendors.


Virginia KierVHKier@Aol.com






The Citrus County Quilt Guilds are having a "Quilters and Sewers" Flea Marketon Saturday March 23,2002 from 9AM-3:30PM at St. Anne's Episcopal Church9870

Fort Gulf Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida (1 mile West of Hwy. 19)

There will be quilts all sizes (old and new and "in progress" for sale, notions-we all thought we could not live without!, books, patterns, fabrics , magazines,--sewing threads, notions--anything related to sewing.

There will be sandwiches and beverages available on site.

Follow the crowd and come on over.

For more information call Mabel Toth 352-746-9861jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com






Hernando Quilters meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10am. Our meeting place is Christ Lutheran Church. The church is on North Street in Brooksville.

I will be the contact person, Gene Chambers†† genec@atlantic.net






The Napier, NZ quilters sent a note about their mini symposium and invited us back to visit again, so I talked with a few of my "regular" clients and decided to put a tour together. So I have attached some information for you, if you are interested let me know and we'll put you on the list and see how many we get.

Also you may want to share with your guild that I have an Australia Quilt Exhibit coming next month and it will be traveling around the USA, it will start in Seattle the first week with an opening at Quilters Anonymous and then it goes lots of places and I am still offering it to guilds. If yours is interested, please have them contact me for more details.

Kindly yours, Janie Odgers, Do Australia Tours<brokeair@alaska.net>

Tours for Quilters






JoAnn Davis will be doing a one-woman quilt exhibit 4-30 March 2002 at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, 113 N. Bay Street, Eustis, FL from 12-4, Mon-Sat.Name of my exhibit is "Quilts with Pizaaz" and I'm looking forward to it.






The CRACKER QUILTERS GUILD, CITRUS COUNTY will be hosting Janet Jones-Worley September 18, 2002. We arelooking for guilds who would be interested in booking her and sharing travel expenses with us.Janet is the author of "QUILTS FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS" and was featured on SIMPLY QUILTS last fall.


Interested persons please call Bobbi McPharlin at 352-465-4914 or e-mail: bobbimcph@worldnet.att.net






A Quilt Show By Heritage United Methodist Church

Friday, Feb. 159AM to 4pm

Saturday Feb. 169AM to 3PM

Donation $3.00

All proceeds go to Establish a Mission Fund in Loving Memory of Becky Patterson


Heritage United Methodist Church

2680 Landmark Drive

Clearwater, Fl.

(Corner of St .Rd. #580 and Landmark Drive)

Close to Countryside Mall

Contact Pauline Goble at goblepw@aol.com






Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee presents Margaret Miller Workshops from March 14-16.Contact quilters@tfn.com or visit www.tfn.net/~quilters/workshop.htm






The Spring Fling Shop Hop is coming!Registration starts Feb 15th!The cost is $5.00.

You may register at any of these shops:


Fabric Stash - 352-245-3989

Whippoorwill Station - 352-690-1914

Peggy's Heirlooms of Tomorrow - 352-351-8282

Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Shop - 352-795-2600

Pins & Needles - 727-819-9959

Quilt Til You Wilt - 727-862-6141

Rainbows End - 727-733-8572

The Quilt Stop, Inc - 727-532-4566

The Quilter Sampler - 813-831-8997


The hop takes place on April 4th through the 7th.Visit all nine shops in

the four days and be eligible for three Grand Prizes of $300.00 in gift

certificates!There will be an additional nine $50.00 gift certificates

drawn from all who register.Each person who registers will receive a tote

bag with free goodies, a map and badge to have all the shops stamp. To add

to the fun there will be shop pins available to attach to your tote bag, a

scavenger hunt, a mystery quilt and shop blocks to make a great quilt.

Don't delay!You don't want to miss this great event!




Susan Rass

Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Shop

802 N. Suncoast Blvd

Crystal River, Fl 34429








††††††††††††††††††† The Titusville Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and Brevard Community College are presenting a weekend of sewing.Come and experience the excitement of sewing and learn new techniques.National instructor, Judy Barlup who has appreared on cable tv shows with Sandra Betzina and others and is a writer for Threads Magazine will be featured in 3 classes; Unique Techniques for all your Fashion Sewing, Unique

Techniques in Japanese Tailoring, and Unique Techniques in Pants Design and Construction.In addition there are 25 classes to pick and choose.

The fee for registration and classes:

$75 for ASG members and $90 for non member - 3 classes

$100 for ASG members and $115 for non member - 4 classes

$125 for Asg members and $140 for non member - 5 classes


When:†† March 8 & 9, 2002

Where:Titusville Brevard Community College

††††††††††††††††††† 1311 N. Highway U.S. I

Info and registration:Kathy Matura†† Phone 321-383-1292

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fax†† 321-385-9690







Feb 8, Friday

8:30am††††††† #215 Photo Transfer w/ Ami Simms

2:30pm††††††† #628 Watercolor Quilts w/ Dina Pappas


Feb 11, Monday

8:30am††††††† #216 Designing Fabric w/ Nancy Martin

2:30pm††††††† #565 Romancing the Quilt w/ Sharon Rexroad Ericson


Feb 12, Tuesday

8:30am††††††† #217 Wedges for Fan Quilts w/ Mary Lee Scott

2:30pm††††††† #328 Valentine's Heart Quilt w/ Jennifer Lampou


Feb 13, Wednesday

8:30am††††††† #218 Trapunto w/ Hari Walner

2:30pm††††††† #555 A Whole Lotta Huppa w/ Suzanne Nuesner


Feb 14, Thursday

8:30am††††††† #220 Surface Design w/ Hari Walner

2:30pm††††††† #629 Ergonomic Quilting w/ Susan Delany Mech


Feb 15, Friday

8:30am††††††† #221 Working With Flannel w/ Pat Greco & Teaching Your

††††††† Children About Quilting w/ Kate Bates Willing

2:30pm††††††† #620 Amish Quilting w/ Joe Cunningham


Feb 18 , Monday

8:30am††††††† #222 Star Quilts w/ Alex Anderson

2:30pm††††††† #752 Really Fine Piecing w/ Barbara Barber


Feb 19, Tuesday

8:30am††††††† #223 Double Wedding Quilt w/ John Flynn

2:30pm†††††† #753 Dimensional Applique w/ Karen Kay Buckley


Feb 20 , Wednesday

8:30am††††††† #224 Decorative Quilting w/ Rachel Clark

2:30pm††††††† #621 Free Form Patchwork w/ Ann Fahl


Feb 21, Thursday

8:30am††††††† #225 Small Scale Quilting w/ Sally Collins

2:30pm †††††††#622 Confusion Quilt Pattern w/ Debbie Bowles


Feb 22, Friday

8:30am††††††† #226 Shelburne Museum w/ Carolyn Reese

2:30pm††††††† #623 Cathedral Windows w/ Shelly Swanland


Feb 25, Monday

8:30am††††††† #301 Taking the Mystery Out of Batting w/ Harriet Hargrave

2:30pm††††††† #754 Winner's Circle w/ Nancy Odom


Feb 26, Tuesday

8:30am††††††† #302 Old is New Again w/ Terry Holt

2:30pm††††††† #755 Freestyle Quilts w/ Susan Carlson


Feb 27, Wednesday

8:30am††††††† #303 I Spy Napping Quilts w/ Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan

2:30pm††††††† #624 Raw Edge Applique w/ Jane Sassaman


Feb 28, Thursday

8:30am††††††† #304 Surface Design w/ Pepper Cory

2:30pm††††††† #625 Internet Quilting Bee w/ Billie Lauder††††