Florida Quilt Ntwork - Newsletter #53

June 6, 2002


Quilting Friends,


Yahoo! We are celebrating our 1000th reader here at the Florida Quilt Network.  Thanks for spreading the word, I couldn’t do it without you.


If you haven’t yet attended your first Sunshine State Quilting Association (our Florida State Guild) meeting, a great meeting awaits you!  (And I’m not just saying that because I’ll be one of the teachers)  On Sept 7, our Happy Fifth Birthday Party meeting will be held in Central Florida (Deltona),  and you are invited.  You will have a choice of 4 classes or a Sit-N-Sew, plus a lecture, lunch, SSQA meeting and goody bag… all for the low, low price of $20 if you are a member, $30 if you are not a member.  For more information about this wonderful organization check out www.ssqa.org.   You may want to wait a week; the website is being updated as I write this.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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 19-20 Shop Hop in South Florida www.suzannesquilts.com (#53)


July 30-Aug 4 Bus Trip to Nashville swarthoutL@msn.com (#53)


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


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


Sept 7 SSQA Meeting in Deltona www.ssqa.org (#53)


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 7-10 Quilters Gathering in New Hampshire www.aquiltersgathering.com (#53)


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


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




Jan 17-18 Quilt Show in Largo dan1dee2@aol.com (#53)


Jan 20-23 Quilt Retreat In Brooksville pwarzyn@gte.net  (#53)


Jan 24-25 Quilt Show in Orlando www.FloridaCabinFever.com (#53)


Feb 14-15 Quilt Show in Vero Beach patles@sunet.net (#52)


Feb 14-16 Quilt Expo in Panama City giftshows@aol.com (#53)


March 8 SSQA Meeting in Jacksonville www.ssqa.org


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






"Quilt Fever 2003:  A Quilter’s Album" presented by

Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild.

Location - The Central Florida Fairgrounds, 

4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, Florida.


January 24 and 25, 2003

Quilt show, vendors, quilt appraisals, antique sewing machine display,

donation quilt, boutique, demonstrations, children's area, door prizes.


SASE to Beth Rohrer, 4908 Fiji Circle,

Orlando, FL 32808








November 7-10, 2002 - "A Quilters' Gathering'' sponsored by the Eastcoast

Quilters Alliance in Nashua, New Hampshire


Thursday-Saturday (10-7PM) and Sunday (10-3PM) - - One Day Admission

$6.00; Multiple Day $10.00

Sheraton Nashua, 111 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH. NH Exit 1 off Rte 3.

2002 Quilt Contest entry deadline is September 15, 2002

(Theme: "The Comfort of a Quilt")

2002 Fashion Contest deadline is August 1, 2002 (Theme: "Made To Wear")

2002 Invitational Exhibit: "Redwork Revisited" (Selected pieces from the

Redwork collection of Marcia Learmonth)


Workshop Instructors: Gayle Bong, Becky Goldsmith, Cathy Hoover, Linda

Jenkins, Sara Newberg King, Carol Liebzeit, Bonnie McCaffrey, Susan

McKelvey, Sue Nickels, Jackie Robinson, Anita Shackelford, Linda Schmidt,

Ricky Tims &  Mary Lou Weidman


Room reservations will have to be made through a central system. The

number to call is 1-800-325-3535 and state NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. When

you call be sure to say that you are with the Eastcoast Quilters-A

Quilters Gathering so you will get the group rate. These rates are $99.00

for a Single/Double, $109.00 for Triple and $119.00 for Quad, plus taxes.






Project Linus, a nationally recognized non-profit created to help provide a warm hug to children in times of stress (see http://projectlinus.org/about.htm), has recently appoined Orlando resident  Susan Murphy as a Coordinator for Central Florida (Orange,  Osceola and S. Seminole counties). Susan is seeking donations of new, handmade, washable blankets to provide solace to local children in times of extreme  crisis (severe illness or injury, abuse, placed into foster care, loss of home due to  fire, etc.). Blankets may be almost any size

(from 32" square to twin) and  any construction (quilted, tied, knit, crochet,  fleece "no sew", etc)  They may be dropped off at several shops in  Central Florida. Contact Susan at  plinus@cfl.rr.com (telephone 407-859-5627) to learn how you can contribute to Project Linus,  or to  arrange for Susan to speak to your group.






WHAT? Three terrific days of fabulous classes with national and internationally known teachers recognized as the stars of today's  quilting world. Beautiful surroundings, friendly folks who love quilting as much as you do, NO phones, TV, meals to cook! Just fun, fun FUN!


WHEN? January 20-23, 2003.

WHERE? Lakewood Retreat Center, Dan Brown Hill Road, Brooksville

WHY? Because this is what a Quilt Guild is all about! Getting to know others who share your passion for fabrics. Opening  your mind to innovative ideas and possibilities.  Learning new techniques, sharpening your skills in old ones.

Grasping the opportunity to S T R E T C H your creativity.


 CLASSES ARE FILLING FAST! We received forty registrations on May 2nd and more followed. There are still a few places left for both full retreat and day students but non-member registration begins June 1. So hurry! Don't be left out!


Retreat Packets contain bios for each teacher and descriptions of their workshops, photos are on the poster and in the retreat notebook at Guild meetings,  or check their websites.


Ellen Anne Eddy - www.ellenanneeddy.com

Margaret J. Miller - www.millerquilts.com

Sharon Stroud -

Joen Wolfrom -. www.mplx.com/joenwolfrom.


Retreat Packets:  please contact the Registrar,

Pauline Warzyn

7715 Sundown ct

Bayonet Point FL 34667







What: Celebrate the Quilt - Explore the Art II Quilt Show

Where: Christian Life Enrichment Center of St. Paul Methodist Church, Northwest corner of Rosery & Highland, Largo, Florida 33779

Dates: January 17-18, 2003

Times: Fri 10-4 P.M., Sat  9-3 P.M.

Admisstion: $5.00  Lots of parking (buses too)

Special Attractions: Anthony Jones and his Trunk Show of contemporary and unusual quilts: Terry Roux showing her Wearable Arts

Show includes: Big quilts, smalll quilts, mini quilts, mini quilt auction, wearable art, boutique, vendors, food court, door prizes AND opportunity quilt (Replica Baltimore Album)

Call: Dee Engelken  727-392-9374   

Email: dan1dee2@aol.com

Please join us for a very special show!






Flamingo Run 2002

Plan now to attend South Florida's 3 annual shop hop!

Visit the participating shops Friday, July 19   9a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grand Prize! Bernina Profeessional Ironing System!

Refreshments, 100's of Prizes and Treat! Special exhibits!

$5.00 Registration includes commemorative pin

Order your Flamingo Run III quilt pattern and kit $70.00 includes tax

Prize for the most original Flamingo outfit


Send to one of the participating shops your name, address and phone # with

check made out to that shop. Cash and instore registrations accepted as

well. Pick up your passport and map from the shop you registered wtih.

Passports will be stamped with any purchase at each shop visited.

Participants must be present to have passport stamped. Plan for two days of

fun filled quilt shop hopping!


Country Stitches 11471 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065


Quilter's Marketplace, 423 E. Atlantic Ave,.Delray Beach, FL 33483


Quilter's Choice 551 Maplewood Dr. # 14, Jupiter, Fl 33458 (561-747-0525)

Suzanne's Quilt Shop, 1112 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 (561-798-0934)


More information and pictures of last years Flamingo Run available on





P.U.P Donation Quilt

"Who Let the Dogs Out?"

Tickets $1.00 or 6/$5.00

Made by friends of Suzanne's Quilt Shop to benifit Puppies Under

Protection(a non profit animal rescue and adoption organization) Drawing

Dec. 1, 2002

Quilt may be viewed and tickets purchased at Suzanne's Quilt Shop and







Depart Orlando for Nashville July 30, 2002 with an overnight in Marietta, GA and a side trip to “Little Quilts” & “Tiny Stitches” on July 30, prior to our arrival at the AQS Nashville 2002 Quilt Show.  On the return Aug 4th, our stop will be in Jonesboro GA and a visit to “Quilts & Fixins” to satisfy your tactile needs of feeling more fabric.

6 days, 5 nights   $420 per person (Double occ.)

For AQS Show info:  www.aqsquilt.com

For Trip info, call Laura Swarthout at 352-429-8421

or email swarthoutL@msn.com





February 14, 15, and 16, 2003

Boardwalk Beach Resort Panama City Beach, Florida




This show is a treasure in a unique and lovely setting. The "Boardwalk Beach Resort" is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. It has over 1700 feet of boardwalk fronting on world famous dazzling "sugar white" sand beaches. As an added bonus, rooms will be available at an off-season rate during the show!


Enjoy a beautiful display of quilts, wall hangings, clothing and other quilted items. Quilts by local and regional artists will be featured in this judged competition. Monetary prizes, as well as ribbons, will be awarded. Viewers will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt. Quilt appraisals, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, a fashion show, and door prizes round out this event. Shop to your heart's content in the vendors' mall and quilters' boutique! There will be a snack bar and luncheon facility on site.   Free parking will be available.

PRO-MARK, INC.  PO Box 15932  Panama City, FL 32406

phone: 850-763-8618; fax 850-763-2973

e-mail: giftshows@aol.com





A call for teachers & a call for class requests!


Monk Ink - Manatee Pfaff is expanding to include an opportunity for Classes in Creativity.  Classes MUST be self contained in that the teachers must have a supply list &/or provide kits for the students.


Classes already on the schedule:

 -  July 17 (Wed 9-12 am)  or 18 (Thurs 1-4 pm)  Mosaic Madness  w/ patsy monk    local fiber artist who defines 'fiber' very loosely

 -  August 16 & 17 (Fri & Sat all day both days)   Doll Class w/ Kathy Hays    a fiber artist nationally known in the Doll World.

 - August 16 & 17 (Fri & Sat all day both days)  Creativity, Inspired By....  class w/ patsy monk -- take your quilting patterns to a whole new media!


Fall classes to include:


LongArm Quilting Machine Maintenance   w/ Clifton Monk

LongArm Machine Quilting Classes... 1-2-3 days  w/ Clifton Monk

Weaving Adventures      w/ various teachers

Beading; Clay; PMC    w/ various teachers


 contact pcmonk@gte.net for additional info, to inquire about teaching,   or request a class





June 6, Thursday

8:30am        #447 Native American Quilting with Margaret Wood

2:30pm        #525 Carrie Hall Historic Blocks with Bettina Havig


June 7, Friday

8:30am        #448 Pillow Talk with Barbara Brandeburg

2:30pm        #526 Tools of the Trade with Bonnie Browning


June 10 , Monday

8:30am        #454 Bow Tie Quilts with Shirley Botsford

2:30pm        #527 Wildflowers with Carol Armstrong


June 11, Tuesday

8:30am        #449 Quilting on the Half Shell with Donna Poster

2:30pm        #528 Baby Tumbling Blocks with Helen Frost & Debbie Gordon


June 12 , Wednesday

8:30am        #450 Computer Quilters with Judy Heim & Gloria Hansen

2:30pm        #529 Maverick Quilts with Kaye England


June 13, Thursday

8:30am        #452 Still Crazy After All These Quilts with Judith Baker

2:30pm        #530 Easy Pieces with Margaret Miller


June 14, Friday

8:30am        #604 Scrappy Flag with Gloria Smith

2:30pm        #763 The Unexpected Quilter with Jim Kankula


June 17, Monday

8:30am        #701 I Dreamed of Africa with Kaye England

2:30pm        #531 Pine Tree Patchwork with Lois Arnold


June 18, Tuesday

8:30am        #702 Art of Machine Piecing with Sally Collins

2:30pm        #532 6 Hour Quilt with Kaye Wood


June 19, Wednesday

8:30am        #703 "Novel" Quilter with Jennifer Chiavernini

2:30pm        #533 Color From the Heart with Gai Perry


June 20, Thursday

8:30am        #704 Modern Crazy Quilt with Betty Pillsbury

2:30pm        #534 Whodunnit Quilting with Billie Lauder


June 21, Friday

8:30am        #705 Mosaic Quilts with Shannon Williams

2:30pm        #535 FAN-Tastic Sport Quilts with Karen Roossien & Jennifer



June 24, Monday

8:30am        #706 Japanese Quilts with Kitty Pippen

2:30pm        #536 Breathtaking Beads with Nancy Eha


June 25, Tuesday

8:30am        #707 Raw Edge Machine Applique with Sue Nickels

2:30pm        #537 Mennonite Quilts with Barbara Garrett


June 26 , Wednesday

8:30am        #708 From Fantasy to Fabric with Donna Wilder

2:30pm        #538 Quilting Creations with Helen Squire


June 27, Thursday

8:30am        #709 The Romance of Chintz with Brenda Papadakis

2:30pm        #539 Quilting in the Raw with Paula Reid


June 28, Friday

8:30am        #710 Painted Silk with Sheila Rauen

2:30pm        #540 Clues in the Quilt with Jacqueline Tobin & Serena Wilson