Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #58

November 6, 2002


Quilting Friends,



I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to my share of email newsletters.  Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between the “news” and the ads.  I understand that the people who put these newsletters out have to make a living, but I also feel that sometimes the newsletter is compromised if there are too many ads or sponsors.


I’m telling you this after I spent some time this afternoon replying to a pile of requests for ads, mentions in my newsletter, and links on my website.  I am sure these companies have good products, but I’ve never tried them.  My philosophy with FQN is to talk to you like I’d talk to a friend; we share information about events, and sometimes products or companies that we’ve used and can recommend.  I don’t ever want you to feel that I’m using the FQN platform for my own gain, monetary or otherwise.  That is not why I created FQN and that is not my vision for it.  I’ve had lots of offers to take FQN into the “for-profit” arena, but I like it just where it is:  a trusted vehicle for sharing Florida quilt related information. 


After almost four years of publishing FQN, I’d just like you to know that I’m *still* not going anywhere, and you can always count on me to bring you useful and trusted information.  No strings attached.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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)


Dec 2 Soft Doll Meeting in Ellenton pcmonk@gte.net  (#58)




Jan 4 Soft Doll Meeting in Ellenton pcmonk@gte.net  (#58)


Jan 9-11 Martha Pullen Sewing Market in Orlando www.marthapullen.com (#58)


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 (#58)


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


March 7-8 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora  Quiltshowinfo03@aol.com (#58)


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 3 – 24 Quilt Exhibit in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#58)


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


June 18-22 SSQA Symposium in Leesburg artcallinan@earthlink.net (#58)


June 19-21 NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio www.nqaquilts.org/columbus/  (#58)






   Join Martha Pullen for her fourth year of Martha's Sewing Markets in Orlando, Florida at our new location at The Expo Center located in the Orlando Centroplex at 600 West Amelia Street in downtown Orlando.  Dates are January 9-11, 2003.  Besides free sewing seminars, enjoy vendors, the Sulky Challenge, a Jinny Beyer lecture on Color Confidence, Sewing Contest, Fashion Show and more.  All for one daily admission price.  Check out www.MarthaPullen.com (click on MARKETS in the top line) for more information.




SSQA (Sunshine State Quilt Association) SYMPOSIUM 2003


Will be held at                    Florida Conference United Methodist Church

                                                              Life Enrichment Center and Family Campgrounds

                                                              Fruitland, Park, FL (near Leesburg)


When:                       Wednesday, June 18 - Sunday, June 22, 2003


Teachers:             Georgia Bonesteel

                                        Karen Kay Buckley

                                        Suzanne Marshall

                                        Debbie Bowles

                                        Deborah De Roche

                                        Sunnie Malesky

                                        Mabel Toth

                                        Teddy Pruett (lecture only)


Cost:             $400.00 per person

                                        Includes classes and lectures.

                                        Includes room and food (Wednesday dinner

thru Sunday morning breakfast)


If non-member send $2.00 for registration packet.

To:  Artha Callinan

        1540 N. Leavitt Ave.

        Orange City, FL   32763







An 'organizational meeting' for a soft doll group that is in the formative stages will be meeting in Ellenton, FL

(Monk Ink - Manatee Pfaff is at 3622 US Hwy 301 N) on the 1st Saturday of each month at Monk Ink...  9am -12 noon... 1st meeting, Kathy Hays taught us how to felt a scalp & hair to be used on any variety off doll heads...from clay to cotton.


November will be our "get organized"  meeting---  to make the "name" decisions, listing of goals, etc & plan for a fingernail making class in December. January will be our "OFFICIAL" birthday month


Dolls will be brought to the meeting in November for a December Library Exhibit in Palmetto Florida-- to help entice others to join us


patsy monk

pcmonk@gte.net  for more info







There's a new quilt shop in Leesburg.  Pookie Bear's Den, located at 2253 N. Citrus Blvd. (US 27/441) in the Leesburg Square shopping center next to Wal-Mart, opened August 31.  The shop specializes in reproduction fabric, decorative painting and teddy bear supplies. 


Currently there is a nice selection of the Aunt Grace's Anniversary series, Pique Nique and Documentaries.  The shop has a large classroom with utility sinks making fabric dyeing classes a breeze. 


Susan Larson, Owner

Pookie Bear's Den

2253 N. Citrus Blvd.

Leesburg, FL 34748 


email:  pookiebearsden@aol.com






Considering Quilts: Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House has a call out for quilts!  Deadline is Feb. 1, 2003. We will have two juried quilt exhibitions in our gallery and annex May 3 - 24 in New Smyrna Beach. Jurors are Teddy Pruett and Dr. Roberta Favis.


Small Fiber Art Quilts: limited to 24" in any direction. Items can be freestanding.  This exhibition is open to anyone.


Central Florida Guild Members' Quilts: Must be a member of a guild in one of the following counties: Brevard, Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Sumter, Seminole or Volusia.  Quilts may be of any size or tradition. Freestanding and wearables accepted. 


There will be a Merchants Market on May 9 - 10. Also lectures and workshops by Teddy Pruett, Lisa Williamson and Ellen Lindner.


For more information or for an entry form, please email Mary McBride, mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or call 386.423.1753 or send SASE to Considering Quilts, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168






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.


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 an opportunity 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 www.quiltersworkshop.org or lotsofquilts2003@yahoo.com






Lake County Quilters Guild will have its Fantastic Quilt Show in Mt. Dora at the new Lake  Receptions building on March 7 & 8. Boutique, Classes, Raffle Quilt, Twelve  Vendors and Demonstrations.  We also have four new Quilt shops in our area. 

See www.LakeReceptions.com for a map.


Betsy O'Neill, VP & Program Dir.

Lake County Quilters Guild

BETSONEILL@aol.com  or Quiltshowinfo03@aol.com






I started Jan's Quilt Shop in August 2001 in small shop (360 sq. ft) next to our home on a part time basis.  On 10/18/02 we expanded to full time and moved to our beautiful new shop of 1,800 sq. ft which is located in Gateway to Amelia - a new retail/business development on Amelia Island  -- we now are up to about 3,000 bolts of fabric as well as a nice selection of books, patterns and notions - only about 10 miles from I-95 on the right just after you cross the Shave (intracoastal) bridge - very easy to find - if you are in

our area, please stop by for a visit!


Jan Stokes

Jan's Quilt Shop

961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite H

Amelia Island, FL 32034


Hours:  Mon - Sat - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Our web site is still under construction but should be up and running by 12/02







The Friendship Knot Quilters Guild of Sarasota has contracted with Rose Hahn of Frederick, Md. to lecture and teach on April 21 and 22, 2003.  Rose teaches hand applique, lectures and designs applique patterns.  Her work was featured on the cover of the AQS magazine, "American Quilter" in Spring 2002, and  in an article in the magazine.  She is available for additional bookings in Florida during the period from April 23-May 08, 2003.   She will be accompanied by fellow teacher, Lorraine Carter, who teaches machine quilting and applique and will also be available during that time.   If you are interested in sharing transportation costs for Rose with the Friendship Knot Quilters Guild, please contact Bette Behanna at email: bettejimb@aol.com or call 941-924-2774.   You may contact Rose directly for information re. her workshop/lecture descriptions and workshop schedule at email: rosemhahn@starpower.net. 






The Friendship Knot Quilters Guild of Sarasota has contracted with Carol Soderlund of Geneva, NY, to lecture and teach workshops from Jan. 17-22 and would like to share her travel expenses with another guild.  She is available for dates PRIOR to coming to Sarasota and can be contacted via her email: csquilt@capital.net.

Carol teaches "Pot of Gold Dyeing",  how to piece the Mariner's Compass block the easy way, and many other subjects.    If you are interested in sharing her with us, please contact Bette Behanna  email: bettejimb@aol.com or 941-924-2774.






Quilt Trip: 34th Annual NQA Quilt Show, Columbus Ohio

Dates: depart June 15 and return June 22, 2003

Leave from Orlando, FL for a week of fun, Quilt Shops with you Quilting Friends, and leave the driving to your friendly, experienced, Luxury Coach Driver!

- Attend NQA Show at Columbus Convention Center

- Join in the State of Ohio s   Bi-Centennial Celebration

- Visit Ohio Amish areas of Holmes County, Ohio and surrounding communities

- Visit the Quilt Show, Athens, Ohio

- Long-a-Berger Basket Company tour

- Inquire: by phone or e-mail for details.

Phyllis R Gatto



For more info on the show:  http://www.nqaquilts.org/columbus/






Nov 06, Wednesday

09:30 am #641 Passing the Thimble w/ Bonnie Browning

01:30 pm #811 Nimble Thimble w/ Thimblelady

Nov 07, Thursday

09:30 am #331 Thanksgiving w/ Debbie Mumm

01:30 pm #431 Building a House Quilt w/ Gwen Marsten

Nov 08, Friday

09:30 am #642 African Story Quilts w/ Theresa Polley-Shellcroft

01:30 pm #432 Wrapped in Love w/ Ursula Reikes

Nov 11, Monday

09:30 am #643 Crazy Quilting w/ Marikay Waldvogel & Carol Samples

01:30 pm #812 Behind the Shadows Quilts w/ Laurie Shifrin

Nov 12, Tuesday

09:30 am #644 Vintage Roses w/ Jeana Kimball

01:30 pm #665 Stenciled Pumpkins w/ Vicki Garnas

Nov 13, Wednesday

09:30 am #645 Blending Blocks w/ Joen Wolfrom

01:30 pm #813 Garden Block w/ Diana McClun

Nov 14, Thursday

09:30 am #646 Cowboy Quilting w/ Janet Ludwig

01:30 pm #433 Fearless Foundation Piecing w/ Steve Seifert & Liz Schwartz

Nov 15, Friday

09:30 am #647 Fabric Painting w/ Mickey Lawler

01:30 pm #434 State Quilts w/ Zena Thorpe

Nov 18, Monday

09:30 am #648 Stippling & Trapunto w/ John Flynn

01:30 pm #814 Braided Borders w/ Joe Flynn

Nov 19, Tuesday

09:30 am #649 Shadow Quilts w/ Donna Slusser & Patricia Margaret

01:30 pm #435 Embroidered Quilts w/ Jill Sutton Filo

Nov 20, Wednesday

09:30 am #650 Snuggly Quilt w/ Billie Lauder

01:30 pm #815 Dream Saving Space w/ Myrna Giesbrecht

Nov 21, Thursday

09:30 am #651 Fabric Manipulation w/ Jennie Rayment

01:30 pm #563 Hanukah Quilt w/ Pamela Rishfeld

Nov 22, Friday

09:30 am #665 Stenciled Pumpkins w/ Vicki Garnas

01:30 pm #436 Tortilla Quilts w/ Jane Tenorio Coscarell

Final week of November: TBA