Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #57

October 1, 2002


Quilting Friends,


Lots of news about quilt shops moving and opening, is it time for a road trip?


This webpage has a great checklist to work through the next time your machine thread or needle starts breaking and you can’t figure out why:



Don’t forget to bookmark my Florida Quilt Network website for all you need to know in the Florida Quilting arena:  www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com


There is an amazing amount of information for you this month, enjoy!!




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Oct. 4-31 Quilt Exhibit in Tampa gablecat@tampabay.rr.com (#56)


Oct 5-7 Marsha McCloskey Workshops in Orlando quiltclassinfo@aol.com (#57)


Oct. 10-12 Shop Hop in West Central Florida pinsnneedles1@juno.com  (#55)


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 13 Art Quilt Exhibition in Miami (#57)


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


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


Nov 16 Sewing Workshops in Daytona 1-800-638-9238  (#57)



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)


Jan 31-Feb 1 Quilt Show in Lady Lake Rflint5630@aol.com  (#55)


Feb 6-9 Quilt Retreat in Jacksonville www.HoneyBeeQuilters.org (#56)


Feb 6-8 Quilt Shop Hop in N. Central FL a_quilters_dream@earthlink.net (#57)


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


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


Feb 14-15 Quilt Show in Sebring Ellensquilt@mpinet.net  (#57)


Feb 14-16 Quilt Expo in Panama City www.thegiftshows.com (#53)


Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in Titusville 321-267-9194  (#55)


Feb 22-23 Quilt Show in Sugarloaf Key Lupeloera@aol.com (#57)


Feb 27-March 9 Creative Arts Exhibit in Orlando cff@centralfloridafair.com (#57)


Feb 28-March 1 Quilt Show in St. Petersburg Tallulahst@aol.com (#55)


Feb 28-March 2 Quilt Retreat in Oviedo Ourbusyfingers@aol.com (#57)


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


March 7-8 Quilt Show in Sarasota taftlad@ewol.com (#57)


March 7-8 Quilt Show in Tavares Quiltshowinfo03@aol.com (#55)


March 8 SSQA Meeting in Jacksonville www.ssqa.org


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


March 20-23 Quilters’ Escape in St. Augustine FayeHeyn@hotmail.com (#57)


March 21-22 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda pmoore@sunline.net (#55)


March 21-23 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.browardquiltexpo.com (#57)


March 28-29 Quilt Show in Key Largo tsledd@gate.net (#57)


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


May 9-10 Quilt Show in Coral Gables http://gopbi.com/community/groups/QuiltFest/ (#55)






Pelican and the Sewing Academy are moving to a new location! Now...don't get upset yet...we will only be 1 block north on Beville. The move will take place the last week in September. We will have a big grand opening event Oct 1st.   We expect to see all our old friends that we haven't seen in a long time! We want you all to come and celebrate with us. The new location has 2 classrooms and lots of wall space to hang our quilts.  We are so excited...and nervous...and excited...we just don't know what to do first!! We will suspend classes in September to make the transition but watch out because October's schedule is gonna be a knock your socks off... check out our website: www.pelicanquiltworks.com


The new address is 917 Beville, South Daytona, Florida. It is approx 2/10's of a mile east of Nova on Beville. The sign for the Gallery Salon is the driveway and we are in the building at the end of the driveway. Parking in abundance.






We’ll be opening October 10, 2002 in our new location: Mandarin Emporium Center.  Address is 10503 San Jose Blvd, Suite 4, Jacksonville, FL  32257.

Email is materialthings@bellsouth.net






A New shop will be opening in December or January, Byrd's Nest Quilting.  The address is 156 E. Granada Blvd.  Contact Kathy Byrd for more information: sewsewbyrd@msn.com


Website is http://www.byrdsnestquiltshop.com/






We have opened a new Quilt Store in Davie, FL.

The website is up, but still under construction.  It should be finished within the next 2 weeks.  We currently have over 700 bolts in and should have over 1000 by December.


The Quilter's Haven, Inc

5919 S University Drive

Davie  FL  33328

Ph:  954-680-0199

Website:  www.the-quilters-haven.com


Diane Decker, Owner






MYSTERY WEEKEND - The next retreat is scheduled for Feb 28, 2003 to March 2, 2003 at the Canterbury Center in Oviedo.  The cost is $325 and includes 2 nights lodging (double occupancy only), all meals (Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch), mystery pattern and instruction, bingo, door prizes and lots of fun. There will be 24 hours of beverages, chocolate, fresh fruit, chocolate, and nibblies.  Did we mention chocolate?

Fill out the sign up sheet and send with your $200 deposit. We will begin accepting deposits on October 1.  The retreat is limited to 28 participants due to space limitations.  Registration is open until the twenty-eight spots are filled.

Comments from last year's retreat:

"lots of fun and I'd do it again in a heartbeat"  "very relaxed atmosphere"  "I had so much fun I hurt from laughing"  "great and surprising prizes"  "bad - O.D'd on chocolate - gained 5 lbs."  "This was the first time in a long while I've done something just for me.  What a fun, wonderful group of women to spend time with and learn from" "we want two retreats a year"  "wonderful weekend with no stress, no cooking, no  housework" "extremely well organized"


Contact: Ourbusyfingers@aol.com






Paradise Quilt Guild Presents: "Piecing in Paradise" Quilt Show

Sugarloaf Elementary/Middle School, Mile Marker 19.5

Crane Boulevard, Sugarloaf Key, Florida

February 22-23, 2003, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm both days

Raffle Quilt/Door Prizes/Country Store/Small and Mini Quilt Auction

Buses Welcome

For more info call

Lupe Chalfant 305 745 9109

E-mail:  Lupeloera@aol.com






Broward Quilt Expo 2003

Presented by:   Coral Springs Quilters, Inc.

                      East Sunrise Quilters

                      Southern Stars Quilt Guild

                      West Broward Quilt Guild


War Memorial Auditorium

800 NE 8 Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL



March 21, 22, 23, 2003

9:00 - 5:00 Friday and Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 Sunday


$5.00 admission per day or $10.00 three day pass

parking additional $3.00 per car per day


7th Biennial show - come view our judged competition of show quilts, traveling exhibit quilts, shop our quiltique, visit our vendors, and explore the variety of all day and half day workshops with National and Regional Teachers.  Our miniature quilt auction will be held Sunday afternoon.  There will be four opportunity quilts raffled off to benefit guild-selected charities.


For more information, please visit our website:  http://www.browardquiltexpo.com






                    DATES: February 27-March 9, 2003


                    EVENT:                    Creative Arts Exhibit at the Central Florida Fair



                    & ADDRESS:        Central Florida Fairgrounds

                                                             4603 West Colonial Drive (S.R. 50)

                                                             Orlando, Florida  32808


                    CONTACT:            Harriet Blackwell


                    PHONE:                   407-295-3247


                    FAX:                            407-295-2082


                    E-MAIL:                    cff@centralfloridafair.com


                    ENTRY  Open to all Florida residents

                    INFO:                         No entry fee

                                                             Deadline is February 22, 2003


                    OTHER:                   Exhibit features over 1300 entries of needlework, fine art, crafts

                                                             and hobbies in over 200 categories, including quilting, stained

                                                             glass, woodworking, painting, scrapbooking, miniatures.  Also

                                                             booths from various hobby clubs, such as genealogy, shells,

                                                             stamps, fossils, dulcimers, embroidery, gems and minerals.



The Central Florida Fair is thrilled to announce the addition of the American Quilter's Society's "United We Quilt" traveling exhibit to our Creative Arts Exhibit.  The "United We Quilt" exhibit grew out of the events of September 11th.  In times like these, quilters quite naturally turn to needle and thread, and quilting can bring great comfort, not only to those who make the quilts but to those who view them as well.


Twenty-four quilts, ranging from traditional to artistic, somber to humorous, will be displayed from February 27-March 9, 2003, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 2603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida.


The Central Florida Fair is a not-for-profit organization that provides community grants and scholarships, while entertaining 240,000 fairgoers annually. 






CREATE a timeless HAORI with the KYOTO JACKET pattern by June Colburn.


IMAGINE it as the canvas for your original design……..


EXPLORE the Silk Road—­ history, culture, art……..


ENTER the 2003 Challenge!


Rules & Entry Form send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

June Colburn Designs II

P.O. Box 313

Largo, FL 33779


Sponsors: Husqvarna, Viking, Things Japanese, Princess Mirah Design, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Quilters’ Resource, JT Trading Corp,

Belle Armoire, June Colburn Designs II









Friendship Knot Quilter's Guild Presents:


"Quilts in Bloom" Quilt Show

Sarasota Municipal Auditorium

801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida


Friday, March 7, 2003, 9am-6pm  Saturday, March 8, 2003, 9am-4pm


Judged Entries / Opportunity Quilt / Door Prizes / Small and Mini Quilt Auction

Special Traveling Quilt Exhibits / Merchants Mall / Demonstrations / Food on Premises

Donation $5

Buses Welcome: To prepay contact Jay Abbot 941-371-3043

For more information contact Lou Taft  (taftlad@ewol.com) 

Subject: Quilt Show





Butterflies by the Sea Quilt Show will be held March 28th and 29th at the Key Largo Lion's Club (behind TIB Bank at the town center stop light) from 10-4.  We will raffle a navy and yellow

split 9 patch. This is our annual show and we will be exhibiting our Butterfly challenge quilts.  Quilted items are sold in our ever popular Country Store and a scrumptious lunch will be available at the show.


Admission is $5 (group discounts are available). 

Contact Tonia at tsledd@gate.net for more information.






There is going to be a shop hop that will incorporate the shops in Leesburg, Belleview, Ocala, Crystal River and Dunnellon. It is going to be Feb. 6,7, and 8, 2003.  When I receive more details I will let you know.


Connie Czernuch,   A Quilter's Dream, LLC

125 W. Main Street  Leesburg, Fl  34748







Airborne: Birds, Flight and the Wrights

The 11th Annual Art Quilt Exhibit presented by

The Miami Valley Art Quilt Network and Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

Deadline for entry slides:  Feb 3, 2003


For more information contact:

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

1000 Aullwood Road

Dayton, Ohio    45414-1129     937 890-7360


Please note:

This exhibit is being created in anticipation of Dayton's celebration of the 100th anniversary of flight.  The show will hang for two months instead of the usual one month and is expecting many more visitors as it is part of "Inventing Flight 2003".


Quilts do not have to be about airplanes or the Wright brothers.  Any number of ideas can be  adapted to the theme, including your "flights of fantasy".





October 5, 6 & 7, 2002

Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild, Inc. presents Marsha McCloskey at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Center, 99 E. Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803 (near I-4 and Colonial Drive). 
$40 fee each class for non-guild members.  Classtimes: 9 am to 4 pm

10-5-02 class: Lessons in Machine Piecing: LeMoyne Star Wallhanging

10-6-02 class: Geometry for Quilters & Pieced Borders

10-7-02 class: Blended Quilts

Contact:  Linda Cole  quiltclassinfo@aol.com






November 13, 2002 

Studio Fiber Artists will present an Art Quilt exhibition called

"Beyond the Surface." 

The show will be at Colonial Bank, 1200 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL with an opening  reception on November 13. 






Featuring two Quilt Exhibitions 

Juried by Teddy Pruett & Dr. Roberta Favis


Small Fiber Art Quilts 

May 3 – 24, 2003

Harris House Gallery

Maximum 24"  in any direction

Quilts must have at least three layers of stitched fiber to qualify.

Open to all fiber artists.


Central Florida Guilds, Members’ Quilts

May 3 –10, 2003

Harris House Annex

No restrictions on size or style.


Atlantic Center for the Arts www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org

For more information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Atlantic Center at Harris House

Considering Quilts

123 Douglas Street

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32168

386.423.1753 or 386.424.0098

or email mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org






WCEU, PBS, Daytona Beach, will be hosting a special one-day sewing workshop with Linda MacPhee, host of “Sew Much Fun” on Saturday, November 16.


Session One: Crazy with Creativity – 9am to noon

Featuring fun ways to create one-of-a-kind clothing using all sorts of items from towels to ties and from sarongs to bedspreads.


Session Two: Quilting into Garments – 1pm to 4pm

Learn the easy and simple techniques to incorporate quilts into your clothes.  There will be a full trunk show of garments to get participants excited.


Cost for the workshop is $40 for one session, or $65 for both sessions.  Lunch is included with either session.


To reserve your place, call 1-800-638-9238 and ask for Cathy Audette or mention the Sewing Workshop on Nov. 16.





Highlands County Quilt Guild Presents Timeless Treasures Quilt Show

February 14 & 15, 2003, from 9 AM to 4 PM, at the Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd. (On US 27), Sebring, FL.  Featuring over 100 quilts, judged show, raffle quilt, mini quilt charity auction, demonstrations, boutique, door prizes, antique quilts exhibit  - etc.  Food

is available. 

e-mail:  Ellen Upton, Ellensquilt@mpinet.net






Mark your calendars now for a fun quilting getaway.  $275 pays for 3 nights at the Holiday Inn, two plus days of classes, food, tours, fun, etc.  Email Faye for more info and a brochure: FayeHeyn@hotmail.com







The new season of Simply Quilts will start September 30th! Please note that show time changes have been made (if you have any comments please write to them at comments@hgtv.com). Eastern standard time: 9:30am and1:30pm. The shows cast simultaneously, so everyone won't be pleased. We West coasters lived this past year at 5:30 am. HGTV does listen to viewer input and apparently the West coasters were the greasy wheel. LOL. Check out the TV guide and set your VCRs appropriately.  Here is the website for a complete show listing:



Below is a list of the 'new' episodes that are scheduled so far.


October 2, Wednesday 1:30pm #802 Log Cabin Block w/ Bonnie Browning

October 7 , Monday 1:30pm #803 Rag Wool Appliqué w/ Kathy MacMannis

October 9, Wednesday 1:30pm #804 Welsh Whole Cloth w/ Marjorie Horton

October 14 , Monday 1:30pm #805 Uncle Sam Show w/ Linda Everhart

October 16, Wednesday 1:30pm #806 Hanky Quilts w/ Cindy Brick

October 23, Wednesday 1:30pm #807 HOPI Quilting w/ Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

October 28 , Monday 1:30pm #808 Clever Quilts w/ Susan Dissmore

October 30, Wednesday 1:30pm #809 Collage Quilts w/ Joanne Goldstein






October 2, Wednesday                  

9:30am                    #617 Wearable Quilt Art w/ June Colburn

                    1:30pm                    #802 Log Cabin Block w/ Bonnie Browning


October 3, Thursday   

9:30am                    #618 Quilt in A Weekend w/ Lynette Jensen

                    1:30pm                    #416 Ribbon Applique w/ Wandy Grande


October 4, Friday           

9:30am                    #619 Quilt Restoration w/ Nancy Kirk

                    1:30pm                    #417 Magic Stack & Whack w/ Bethany Reynolds


October 7 , Monday      

9:30am                    #620 Amish Quilting w/ Joe Cunnigham

                    1:30pm                    #803 Rag Wool Applique w/ Kathy MacMannis


October 8, Tuesday      

9:30am                    #621 Free Form Patchwork w/ Ann Fahl

                    1:30pm                    #418 Finishing Touches w/ Bonnie Brownings


October 9, Wednesday                  

9:30am                    #622 Confusion Quilt Pattern w/ Debbie Bowles

                    1:30pm                    #804 Welsh Whole Cloth w/ Marjorie Horton


October 10, Thursday

9:30am                    #623 Cathedral Windows w/ Shelly Swanland

                    1:30pm                    #419 Star of Bethlehem w/ Laura Nownes


October 11, Friday        

9:30am                    #624 Raw Edge Applique w/ Jane Sassaman

                    1:30pm                    #420 Every Quilt Tells A Story w/ Mary Lou Weidman


October 14 , Monday   

9:30am                    #625 Internet Quilting Bee w/ Billie Lauder

                    1:30pm                    #805 Uncle Sam Show w/ Linda Everhart


October 15, Tuesday   

9:30am                    #626 Contest Ready Quilts w/ Ami Simms

                    1:30pm                    #421 Pickles & Petals w/ Carol Porter


October 16, Wednesday              

9:30am                    #627 The Stork is Coming w/ Patrick Lose

                    1:30pm                    #806 Hanky Quilts w/ Cindy Brick


October 17, Thursday

9:30am                    #628 Watercolor Quilts w/ Dina Pappas

                    1:30pm                    #422 Remembering Loved Ones w/ Sally Collins


October 18, Friday        

9:30am                    #629 Ergonomic Quilting w/ Susan Delany Mech

                    1:30pm                    #423 Husbands Guide to Quilting w/ John Ryder & Julie Scott


October 21 , Monday   

9:30am                    #630 The Imagine Block w/ Agnete Kay

                    1:30pm                    #455 Trick or Treat Quilting w/ Saundra Seth


October 22, Tuesday   

9:30am                    #631 Hawaiian 2 Sided Quilts w/ Elizabeth Akana

                    1:30pm                    #424 Two Color Quilts w/ Nancy Martin


October 23, Wednesday              

9:30am                    #632 Flexible Gridding w/ Joen Wolfrom

                    1:30pm                    #807 HOPI Quilting w/ Carolyn O'Bagy Davis


October 24, Thursday

9:30am                    #633 Native American Mosaic Wall Hangings w/ Margaret Wood

                    1:30pm                    #425 Building Blocks w/ Judy Martin


October 25, Friday        

9:30am                    #634 Pictorial Log Cabins w/ Flavin Glover

                    1:30pm                    #426 Challenge Quilts w/ Jinny Beyer


October 28 , Monday   

9:30am                    #635 Six Pointed Star w/ Sara Nephew

                    1:30pm                    #808 Clever Quilts w/ Susan Dissmore


October 29, Tuesday   

9:30am                    #455 Trick or Treat Quilting w/ Saundra Seth

                    1:30pm                    #427 Critter Quiltin w/ Debora & Paul Konchinsky


October 30, Wednesday              

9:30am                    #636 Fractured Crystals w/ Linda Ballard

                    1:30pm                    #809 Collage Quilts w/ Joanne Goldstein


October 31, Thursday

9:30am                    #637 Image Transfer w/ Sandy Bonsib

                    1:30pm                    #428 Buckeye Quilters w/ Luanne Bole Becker & Billie Lauder


November 1, Friday     

9:30am                    #638 Odds & Ends w/ Billie Lauder

                    1:30pm                    #429 Quilt Embellishment w/ Mary Stori