Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #54

July 11, 2002


Quilting Friends,


I recently returned from two very relaxing weeks of vacation with my family.  I managed to hit 3 fabric stores (including Mary Jo’s), so I’m feeling “stocked up”.  Tomorrow begins a 4 week quilting lesson with four little neighborhood girls.  We’re going to make some Jewel Box quilts.  Can’t wait!   I’ll keep you posted.


Found a couple of great websites:

http://www.quiltshops.com/ allows you to search for fabric from 99 different online quilt stores.  I was able to find a particular fabric for one of my students that was no longer available locally.  Fabric is displayed with “thumbnail” pictures. Very handy.


http://fabricblowout.com/ has some very interesting novelty prints that you may be needing for that I-Spy or Bug Jar quilt.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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 17-20 Retreat in Leesburg jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com   (#54)


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 Northeast Florida Shop Hop michelle@pelicanquiltworks.com  (#54)


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 7-8 Quilt Show in Naples apataki6@earthlink.net   (#54)


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 7-8 Quilt Show in Tampa Bay www.quiltersworkshop.org (#54)


March 8 SSQA Meeting in Jacksonville www.ssqa.org


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


May 3-4 Quilt Show in Gainesville MJensen396@aol.com






The 4th Annual Northeast Florida Shop Hop is scheduled for November 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2002. The shops will remain the same nine as before due to feedback not to increase the number of shops from the Hoppers.


The shops are:

Pelican Quiltworks...South Daytona,FL

Material Things...St Augustine, FL

My Favorite Quilt Shop...Gainesville,FL

Whippoorwill Station...Ocala,FL

Calico Station...Orange Park

The Beaches Quilt Shop...Jacksonville Beach, FL

Country Crossroads...Orange Park,FL

Queens Ann's Lace...Kissimmee,FL

The Good Home Quilt Company...Orlando,FL


If you hop through all nine shops you areeligible for one of 3 Grand Prizes.  They are 3 Gift Certificates in the amount of $100. each for 3 shops.  If you do the Mini-Tour...which is 6-9 of the shops...you are eligble for one of 18 prizes of $50.00 gift certificates from the shops.


For more info: michelle@pelicanquiltworks.com


We are working to try to get a charter bus that would go to the majority of the shops...leaving Saturday & returning Sunday. For bus info...contact Michelle at michelle@pelicanquiltworks.com

We don't have specifics yet on the bus but I would expect to have info by end July. I will email you then with that info & rates.






The " Heart In Hand" Chapter of  "The Applique Society" of Crystal River, Florida will be having their 2nd Handwork Retreat Tuesday September 17 (check in 3pm) through  Friday September 20 (check out at noon).  This will be held at The United Methodist Enrichment Center in Leesburg, Florida

NO CLASSES...(no ufo"s!)...NO PHONES  NO TV  NO  COOKING .....JUST SIT AND SEW!!!  We will have lots of fun, door prizes, show & tell everyday,vendor:

"Tomorrow's Treasures" (one day)...possibly a surprise guest!  Come join us- reasonable price..includes lodging and all meals.   For More information and registration contact:

MABEL TOTH  jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com  352-746-9861 or WINNIE DILL (REGISTRATION)  wjdill@atlantic.net  352-465-7000.






 “Stitches in Time” Quilt Show 2003 sponsored by Naples Quilters Guild

Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, 2003

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

625 – 111th Avenue, No.    Naples, Florida


Contacts: Sally Detloff   -   apataki6@earthlink.net  239-389-2145

Charlotte Toia -  Ptoia7740@aol.com  239-642-2912






The Quilters’ Workshop of Tampa Bay, Inc. will hold its biennial quilt show on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, 2003 at the Salvation Army Tampa Community Worship Center at 1100 West Sligh Avenue in Tampa.


The theme of the 2003 show is “Quilting, an American Tradition”.  More than 300 quilts, showcasing a variety of techniques, including hand and machine quilting, will be on display.  Among the exhibits will be the Sulky Thread Challenge Traveling Exhibit.  The show will also feature a raffle quilt, a boutique, a quilt appraiser and a small-quilt auction, hosted by a celebrity auctioneer. 


The show will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $5 each.  There are discounts for large groups if arrangements are made in advance.  A light lunch and refreshments are available for purchase.


The Salvation Army center is located on Sligh Avenue between North Florida and North Armenia Avenues on the near north side of Tampa, across the street from the Lowry Park Zoo.  Take exit 31 (Sligh Avenue) off of I-275 and travel west on Sligh Avenue.  Free parking is available.


Questions should be e-mailed to lotsofquilts2003@yahoo.com  or check out www.quiltersworkshop.org






My name is Carol Weller.  I just opened a new quilt shop in Leesburg: AppleAggie's Attic. We are really excited about all the good feedback we are receiving on the shop. If you are ever in Leesburg please drop by.         


AppleAggie's Attic

713 N. 14 Street

Leesburg FL 34748



Monday --- Friday   9:00 -- 5:00  Saturday-- 9:00 - 3:00  






Studio Fiber Artists, formerly SeaQ, has been invited by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to recognize the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew by exhibiting the Hurricane Andrew Quilts and current quilts related to hurricanes. This will run throughout the summer at the museum in downtown Miami, Florida. The Hurricane exhibit will then go to Biscayne National Park at Key Biscayne, Florida.


SFA has also been invited to exhibit at the Colonial Bank, Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL. Opening Reception: November 13. The theme of this show is Beyond the surface: Looking beyond materials to meaning.






July 11, Thursday

8:30am        #719 Patchwork Picnic w/ Nancy Martin

2:30pm        #547 Prison Quilters w/ Lani Longshore


July 12, Friday

8:30am        #720 Long Arm Quilting w/ Linda Taylor

2:30pm        #548 Piece of My Heart w/ Nancy Odom


July 15, Monday

8:30am        #721 Quilts for Chocolate Lovers w/ Janet Jones Worley

2:30pm        #549 Folk Art Quilts w/ Sandy Bonsib


July 16, Tuesday

8:30am        #722 Heirloom, Past and Present w/ Nancy Kirk

2:30pm        #550 Quilting for People Who Don't Have Time to Quilt w/ Marti



July 17, Wednesday

8:30am        #723 Ghost Layers w/ Katie Pasquini

2:30pm        #551 Miniature Baltimore Album w/ Marlene Peterman


July 18, Thursday

8:30am        #724 Quilting with Kids w/ Barbara Eikmeier

2:30pm        #552 Shuttle to the Stars w/ Jan Davis


July 19, Friday

8:30am        #725 No Dragons w/ Jean Ray Laury

2:30pm        #553 Delightful Dresdens w. Sherry Reis


July 22 , Monday

8:30am        #726 Holiday Applique w/ Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

2:30pm        #554 Hand Piecing w/ Lee Ellen Cash


July 23, Tuesday

8:30am        #727 The Perfect Stitch w/ Di Di McElroy

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


July 24 , Wednesday

8:30am        #728 Applique Artistry w/ McKenna Ryan

2:30pm        #556 Shooting Star w/ Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins


July 25, Thursday

8:30am        #729 Quick Quilts w/ Nancy Martin

2:30pm        #557 Quilt Collecting Basics w/ Eileen Trestain


July 26, Friday

8:30am        #730 Stripes & Curves w/ Louisa Smith

2:30pm        #558 Frank Lloyd Wright Quilts w/ Jackie Robinson


July 29, Monday

8:30am        #731 Log Cabin With an Attitude w/ Darra Williamson

2:30pm        #559 Tahitian Applique w/ Di Di McElroy


July 30, Tuesday

8:30am        #732 Decorating With Quilts w/ Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith

2:30pm        #560 Glorious Quilts w/ Liza Pryor Lucy


July 31 , Wednesday

8:30am        #733 Piecing w/ Ruth McDowell

2:30pm        #561 Wearable Art Wonders w/ Rachel Clark