Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #51

March 30, 2002


Quilting Friends,


Big news for anyone in Central Florida…the Quilts and Other Comforts Quilt Shop in Mt. Dora should be open mid-April, with a Grand Opening Week by the first of May.  Suzan is hard at work setting up the beautiful old home with over 2000 bolts of fabric, patterns, books, videos, computer software and notions.  Time for a road trip!  The address is 947 N. Donnelly Ave.  Mt. Dora.


Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was created in the likeness of Isabella Singer in 1884?  This and other fascinating facts can be found on the history page at www.singershop.com.  Also, If you have an old Singer sewing machine like I do, you can find out exactly when and WHERE it was made!  (Mine was built in 1935 in Elizabeth, New Jersey).   If you’ve lost your Singer manual, you can print them off the website for free!   (Doncha just LOVE the internet?)  Check it out.


Here’s another neat animation of a sewing machine doing its thing:



And one to calculate your quilt binding:





CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


March 29-April 29 Quilt Exhibit in Bradenton www.almc.org (#51)


April 1-30 Internet Shop Hop www.fabshophop.com (# 51)


April 4-7 Florida Shop Hop  sew@tampabay.rr.com  (#50)


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


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


April 24-27 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah www.aqsquilt.com


April 24  Pat Campbell Lecture in Ocala  judie4qlts@aol.com  (#50)


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


April 26  Pat Campbell Lecture in Gainesville MJensen396@aol.com (#51)


May 5-7 Ellen Anne Eddy Classes & Lecture in Orlando quiltclassinfo@aol.com (#51)


May 8-9 Ellen Anne Eddy Classes in Orlando mji@cfl.rr.com (#51)


May 23 Cindy Walters Class in Leesburg 352-343-2527 (#51)


May 24 Cindy Walters Class in Orlando/Longwood  ACALLINAN@cfl.rr.com (#51)


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


July 31- August 3 AQS Quilt Exposition in Nashville www.aqsquilt.com


August 9-10 Vendor Showcase in Ocala 352-690-1914 (#51)


Sept 20-22 QuiltFest in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#51)


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


Oct. 18-19 Quilt Show In Clearwater harvestofquilts@earthlink.net (#51)


Oct 31-Nov 3 International Quilt Festival in Houston http://www.quilts.com/


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






The Central Florida Quilters Guild (Sanford/Orlando) will be hosting Ellen for a two day class May 8th and 9th.  Wed. will be SHEER MAGIC and Thursday will be THREAD MAGIC I.  Cost is $50 total for the two days.  Check out www.EllenAnneEddy.com for more info on the content of the class.


We need your response ASAP (before Tuesday, April 2).  Email Mary-Jeanine at mji@cfl.rr.com






The Central Florida Quilters Guild (Sanford/Orlando) will be hosting Cindy on May 24, Friday for a “Snippets Explored” class.  Cost is $25 and the class will be held in Longwood.  There are a few openings left, so email Art at ACALLINAN@cfl.rr.com to reserve your spot.






We live in Key Largo and wish to locate someone who might be interested in making a quilt in a Queen/King size for our Polynesian home. Is there anyone you know of who does this kind of work?  Thanks,  Joe Harris  jtharris@attglobal.net






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A Quilter's Gathering, A Vendors Showcase for the Quilter

August 9th & 10th, 9:00 to 4:00 each day

Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Rd., Ocala, Florida

Co-hosted by Whippoorwill Station and Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Shop

$3.00 donation includes admission to demonstrations

Call 352-690-1914 or 352-795-2600 for more information






Sacred Threads by the Sea

We are regretfully informing you that the Sacred Threads by the Sea Quilt Exhibit and Seminars on Marco Island, in May has been cancelled.   We sincerely appreciate your

commitment  to our show and hope to see you at future events. We will keep you advised as to our future schedules.

Please look at our web site from time to time to check on other quilt shows and trips.  We are planning     an English and Scotland Quilters trip for 2003 to take in several important quilt shows and possibly the Chelsea Flower Show.  The information will be on our web site as soon as it is available.    www.travelexporers.ws       Then click on quilters.  Thank you. 






QuiltFest Inc. of Jacksonville, FL presents "A Quilted Fantasy" on September 20-22 at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. John's Bluff Road, Jacksonville, FL.  For more information, send a SASE to Donna Garnett, 3715 Cherokee Villa Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32277 or visit our website at www.quiltfestjax.com.  Show highlights include a non-juried judged show, a vendor mall, free parking, a food court, quilt appraisal, quilt sales, free

demonstrations, miniature quilt silent auction and a special display of the traveling exhibit from the 2001 miniature competition "Miniatures from the Heart".







Quilting Sisters Quilt Guild Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2002

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Place: Leesburg, Fl

Fee: $20.00- Paid by May 1st

Reservations & directions:     Call Nancy Loental, President

                                            352- 343-2527

Mail checks to :

Nancy Loental

11111 Fountain Lake Boulevard

Leesburg, Fl 34788

Make checks payable to Quilting Sisters Guild






"A Harvest of Quilts VIII"

October 18 & 19, 2002

Presented by:  Quilters' Crossing

Location:      Countryside Recreation Center

                    2640 Sabal Springs Drive

                    Clearwater, Florida   33761 


(located 1/2 mile east of Countryside Mall which is at US 19 & SR 580, 1 block north on Countryside Blvd just one blocks of SR 580 on the west side)


10am-4pm both days ~~ $4 admission per person


This show will feature quilts of all sizes, wearable arts, demonstrations, small quilt silent auction, boutique, vendors and a raffle quilt.  Ample parking is available for both cars and busses.


For additional information, please send SASE to:


Barbara Kellard

1526 Meadow Dale Drive

Clearwater, Florida   33764-2575

Email address:  harvestofquilts@earthlink.net


Please be sure to visit our website at:  www.quilterscrossing.net






Tree City Quilters Guild presents a lecture and trunk show by Pat Campbell,

Jacobean Applique expert, on Friday, April 26, 2002, at 7 p.m.  The lecture

is being held at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, corner of I-75 and

39th Avenue, Gainesville.  Admission is $10.00 at the door.  For further

information, please call Melanie Jensen, 352/379-7831  MJensen396@aol.com






Cabin Fever Quilters Guild, Inc. (Orlando) is hosting Ellen Anne Eddy  May 4, 5 and 6, 2002.  Openings are available for non-guild members for the  May 6th workshop, Sheer Magic Jacket or Vest.  Embroidered imagery, direct  applique with sheers and incredible stitchery on organza make an elegant  jacket or vest that is lovely on everyone and wearable even when it's warmer.


For more information, e-mail  quiltclassinfo@aol.com.





"Under the Influence", a new direction in fiber arts.  March 29 through April 29, 2002  at the Reid Hodges Gallery,  presented by the Art League of Manatee County, 209 - 9th Street West, Bradenton, Fl. 34205.   An exhibition featuring work created by  nine studio artists known as: "Fabricators". Members are: Teresa Barrett, BJ Canerday, Phyllis Craggs, Rita Elliott, Elizabeth Graves , Leslie Jennings,  Jean Teasley, Karen Woods, Mariann Yatsco.  Info. tel. # 941-746-2862 or www.almc.org






Travel to the Houston International Quilt Festival. 

October 29-Nov 5, 2002  $549.00 pp/dbl


Rate includes: roundtrip motorcoach, 2 nights in Biloxi, 5 nights in Houston, incl. Breakfast, hotel tax, daily transfers to/from show with admission and Escort.


Contact Josette’s Travel Service, Inc.  386-574-3777




And if you made it this far, a quote that really speaks to me:


"The purpose of life is not to be happy.  The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have made a difference that you lived at all. Happiness is self-fulfillment and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever talents God... bestows upon them."  

- Leo Rosten