Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #52

May 4, 2002


Quilting Friends,


The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site & click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).  Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate a mammogram in exchange for advertising. Here's the website.  Please pass it along to your friends.    http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/


Do you remember my mentioning the new PBS Quilting Show, “Quilt Central” ??  I asked everyone in the Daytona Beach/Orlando corridor to ask WCEU to carry the show.  Well, squeaky wheels get oiled, and they’ve put the show on Channel 15, Tuesdays,  at 12:30pm.  Enjoy!




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


April 13-May 25 Quilt Art Exhibit in Cocoa Village www.minosgraphics.com (#52)


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 17-20 Quilt Conference in Keystone Colorado www.thebuttonhole.net (#52)


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


Nov 15-16 Quilt Show in Davenport db@ithink.net (#52)




Feb 24-25 Quilt Show in Vero Beach patles@sunet.net (#52)


March 14-15 Quilt Show in Crystal River charr@xtalwind.net (#52)






From Nancy L 

There is a new quilt shop in Leesburg (downtown) that just opened.  The name of it is "A Quilter's Dream ".  Her address is 125 W. Main Street

Leesburg, FL. 34748.  Her phone number is 352-728-1482. For those of you that would enjoy strolling the downtown area of Leesburg and

visiting there, I am working there Mondays and Tuesdays, so please tell everyone to come visit me, I would LOVE seeing everyone and it would

make a lovely day for all as there are plenty of places to have lunch in downtown.

Hope you all make it up my way.  There will also be another one opening in the Palm Plaza right on Route 27 the beginning of May called" Apple

Aggies Attic", so NO excuses to come this way!






Quilting by the Bay    2303 Winona Drive Panama City Florida 32405

(850)215-7282  quiltingbythebay.com


Quilting by the Bay (QBTB) will be opening it’s doors in June and celebrate its  grand opening 14-15 June.  We will have 1000+ bolts of top

quality fabrics including Moda, Bali handpaints, Hoffman, RJR, P&B, Marcus Brothers, Maywood Studios, South Seas and the entire line of Bali

basic watercolors.  We have the best selection of thread in the area to include Gutterman, Mettler, YLI, Roberson Anton and Star.  QBTB carries

a full line of quilting notions, numerous patterns and 200+ book titles.  Starting this fall we will have a good selection of classes and mini groups

to participate in.  We are conveniently located just off 23rd Street between Airport & Lisenby Roads (in the former Galleria location).  Hours will

be 10-6 Monday – Saturday, Tuesdays we will be open until 8 p.m.  QBTB has a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you with your

quilting needs.






Quilts and Other Comforts


947 N. Donnelly st.

Mt. Dora, FL  32757


The shop is up and the response has been great.  Our Grand Opening runs until

May 8.  We have free gifts and great discounts everyday.  Here are the

upcoming sales for the Grand Opening:


Saturday, May 4 - 25% sale on all PURPLE background fabric

Sunday, May 5 - 25% sale on all BLACK background fabric

Monday, May 6 - 25% sale on all PINK background fabric

Tuesday, May 7 - 25% sale on all BEIGE background fabric

Wednesday, May 8 - 25% sale on all SOLID fabric


Our regular hours are:

Mon-Saturday 10:00 - 5:00

Sunday 12:00 - 5:00





The Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee has a bus going to the Nashville AQS Quilt Festival.  The trip will be from July 31 - August 4.  The cost is $440 double, however if we can get a few more persons to go, we may be able to lower the price.  The trip includes coach transportation to Nashville and vicinity, breakfast each morning, luggage handling, 4 nights lodging, all taxes, and a dinner cruise on the General Jackson River boat.  We have 3 rooms left in our block (6 persons).  If you would be interested in joining us, please e-mail Peggy Smyly at smylyp1@talweb.com.






I have a 3-D appliqué technique that I call Applibond. My website is www.petalplay.com. Log on to see what I do.  Next Jan 31-Feb1, I will be vending at the Villages quilt guild show in Lady Lake Fl. I would like to connect with some guilds in that area to lecture/teach while I am there. Do you have any contact info that you could share with me? I have taught in Fl before but in the Naples and Ft Lauderdale areas. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.


Joan Shay, Petal Play   joanshay@petalplay.com






On Saturday April 13, 2002 a new art gallery will open in Cocoa Village with an exhibition of art quilts and quilt collages by Jette Clover.  This

exhibition will run from April 13 to May 25.

Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-4

Friday and Saturday 10-8


Minos Gallery (upstairs)

403 Brevard Ave

Cocoa Village

Fl 32922

(321) 960 1313 (call for hours open)







Winter Haven Quilters are planning a bus trip to the National Quilting Association Show in Charlotte, N.C. June 26-30, 2002.   The trip will

include an overnight stop and tour of Savannah, breakfast each morning, dinner in Savannah and admission to the quilt show each day.  There is

space available and, if interested, please contact Gina at Personal Touch Tours (863) 298701 or toll free at (866) 292-6372






CASA is a non-profit agency, which recruits, trains and supervises volunteer advocates who speak on behalf of an abused and neglected child.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are appointed by a judge to become the powerful voice of the child in court.


All children have the right to a home with loving people who care for them.  But each year in this country millions of children are abused, neglected or abandoned by their families.  Our 430,000 children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care or some other form of state custody.  Eventually, they end up in court; their only crime is that of being a victim.  It is up to  a judge to decide their future.  Should they remain in foster care?  Should they be reunited with their parents?  Should they be adopted?  During this process, many children can become victims a second time, lost in an overburdened child welfare system.  Children in Louisiana spend an average of over 39 months in foster care, but when they have a CASA advocate, they spend  far less time, often finding a safe and permanent home within a year.


Here is how YOU can help:

Each year we raffle a “Safe and Permanent Home” quilt.  The quilt consists of square blocks depicting a “home”   Since all homes are different, these blocks may be any color or style, pieced or appliqued.  Please use 100% cotton materials and make an accurate 12.5 by 12.5 inch block.

Please sign the block with your name or the name of your club and mail or deliver the quilt square to CASA Services, Inc., 1504 West Church Street, Hammond, LA 70403 by June 30, 2002.  The quilt will be assembled and quilted by volunteers and displayed to the public as raffle tickets are sold.  The drawing for the quilt will be on the third Sunday in December, 2002.


Please also let us know the amount of time you spent on your square so we can record the hours of community service for our records, and feel free to donate more than one square if you wish.  This year, we also plan a wall hanging and a pillow as second and third prizes.


Thank you so much for helping abused and neglected children in your community.


Faye Murray                                                   Lydia Palisi

Quilt Committee Co-Chair                           Quilt Committee Co-Chair



(985) 902-9583 (ask for Kim)






Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild of Vero Beach, Florida will have their quilt show Feb 14 & 15, 2003 at the Indian River County Expo Center 77th Street & 58th Avenue North of Route 60 Vero Beach    Door fee   $5.00  No Strollers, Please    Plenty of parking for RV'ers (fee), handicap accessible, many vendors, lectures, boutique items, Trash & Treasures sale, door prizes,

antique quilts/furniture, of course there will be many quilts displayed.

Juried show - anyone may enter their quilts.    Saturday only at 2PM a Live Auction of mini and small quilts. Proceeds go to the Indian River County Hospice Center, the VNA of Vero Beach and Habitat for Humanity. Contact Pat Lester 772-562-9294 or  <patles@sunet.net>






The Button Hole, LC will be hosting a Quilting Conference July 17-20th, 2003 entitled "Quilt the Summit".  This conference will be held at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado.  Final plans are still underway, but our confirmed teachers include: Carol Doak, Joan Shay, Debbie Caffrey, and Bethany Reynolds.


There will be a few more teachers, and many fun activities to come.  Please make this information available to your guild, and if anyone would like more information on this event as plans get finalized, please contact me with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, and I will keep you updated as information becomes available!  You can reach me at The Button

Hole, or e-mail me at: suzie_decker@yahoo.com.  Thank You, and hope to see you in Colorado next summer!


Sincerely,  Susan Decker, Director Of Marketing


The Button Hole, LC

101 N. Main Street

McPherson, Kansas  67460

620-241-5257  1-866-QUILTER  www.thebuttonhole.net






Citrus County Quilters presents:

Quilters In Unity

March 14-15, 2003

Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-4pm

Admission $4.00

Judged Quilt Show, Quilt Boutique, Merchants Market, Demonstrations, Make It & Take It, Food and Drink

Located at the National Guard Amory, 8551 W. Venable St. Crystal River, FL

Charlotte Gore  <charr@xtalwind.net>






Heart and Sew Quilters of Davenport, Florida will be having a quilt show November 15th and 16th, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Davenport United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The church is located at Market Street. There will be vendors, demonstrations, quilt raffle, period and historic quilt displays. Noted Quilt Appraiser Teddy Pruett will be present to appraise quilts. For additional information, please contact Deborah at db@ithink.net.

For lunch or tea reservations call (863)422-3134




 Simply Quilts Schedule


May 6, Monday

8:30am         #425 Building Blocks with Judy Martin

2:30pm         #503 Quilts with a View with Faye Labarnaris


May 7, Tuesday

8:30am         #426 Challenge Quilts with Jinny Beyer

2:30pm         #504 An Artist's Inspiration with Yvonne Porcella


May 8, Wednesday

8:30am        #453 Mother's Day Quilt with Jean and Valerie Wells

2:30pm        #505 Really Small Quilts with Kate Tegtmeier


May 9, Thursday

8:30am        #427 Critter Quilts with Deborah and Paul Konchinsky

2:30pm        #506 Quaint Quilting with Debbie Stark


May 10, Friday

8:30am        #428 Buckeye Quilters with Luanne Bole Becker and Billie Lauder

2:30pm        #765 Mother and Son Quilts with Sharon & Jason Yenter and

        Cindy & Zack Rymer


May 13, Monday

8:30am        #429 Quilt Embellishment with Mary Stori

2:30pm        #507 T-Shirt Quilts with Linda Long


May 14, Tuesday

8:30am        #430 Preserving Traditions in Quilting with Anita Holman Knox

2:30pm        #508 Don's Dilemma with Don Linn


May 15, Wednesday

8:30am        #431 Building a House with Gwen Marston

2:30pm        #509 Grandma's Flower Garden with Pati Shambaugh


May 16, Thursday

8:30am        #432 Wrapped in Love with Ursula Reikes

2:30pm        #510 Thread Magic with Ellen Anne Eddy


May 17, Friday

8:30am        #433 Fearless Foundation Piecing with Steve Seifert and Liz


2:30pm        #511 Squaring your Quilt with Paula Reid


May 20, Monday

8:30am        #434 state Quilts with Zena Thorpe

2:30pm        #512 Folded Appliqué with Anita Shakelford


May 21, Tuesday

8:30am        #435 Embroidered Quilts with Jill Sutton Filo

2:30pm        #513 Tesselations with Jinny Beyer


May 22, Wednesday

8:30am        #436 Tortilla Quilts with Jane Tenorio Coscarelli

2:30pm        #514 Adoption Quilts with Joanie San Chirico


May 23, Thursday

8:30am        #437 Q is for Quick with Billie Lauder

2:30pm        #515 Folk Art Wedding Quilt with Robyn Pandolph


May 24, Friday

8:30am        #438 Designing from Nature with Ruth McDowell

2:30pm        #516 Strip Piecing with Eleanor Burnes


May 27 , Monday

8:30am        #439 International Quilting with Doreen Speckman

2:30pm        #517 Flourishes with Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins


May 28, Tuesday

8:30am        #440 A Little Quilt Music with Jean Wells

2:30pm        #518 Cop Quilter with Pam Munns & Christy McNay


May 29, Wednesday

8:30am        #441 Color with Christine Barnes

2:30pm        #519 Sashiko tote Bag with Gaye Sunada


May 30, Thursday

8:30am        #442 Quilt Dressing with Rachel Clark

2:30pm        #520 Chronicle Quilts with Jane Quinn


May 31, Friday

8:30am        #443 Images in fabric with Deidre Sherer

2:30pm        #521 New York Beauty with Karen Stone