Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #59

December 30, 2002


Quilting Friends,


Whoops, where did December go?  We’ll just call this an early January newsletter and go from there.  I trust everyone had a joyous holiday and had a chance to remember the Reason for the Season.


With the new year upon us, I encourage you to pull out your calendar and mark down some of these dates.  Maybe this is the year you visit a few new-for-you quilt shows?  Me?  I’m trying to figure out how to fit the NQA show in Columbus, Ohio in with our plans to RV to Portland, Oregon next summer.  It’s on the route, right?  LOL




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


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 (#59)


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 (#59)


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


Feb 13  Lecture by Jacqueline Tobin  in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net (#59)


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


Feb 14-15 Quilt Show in Sebring Ellensquilt@mpinet.net  (#59)


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


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


Feb 21-22 Quilt Show in Ocala  quiltocala@aol.com  (#59)


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


March 21-22 Quilt Show in Crystal River charr@xtalwind.net (#59)


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


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)


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)






Quilt Show in Sebring at the Agri-Civic Center, in Sebring

“Timeless Treasures”

 Feb. 14 & 15 2003.(9-4)


Over 100 beautiful Quilts!

Antique Quilts exhibited!



Door Prizes!

Mini quilt charity auction!

Charm Quilt!

Raffle Quilt!


Judged Show


Contact person Ellen--  ellensquilt@mpinet.net






The best place to be the 4th weekend in January, 2003, is Orlando Florida!


January 24 and 25, 2003, “Quilt Fever 2003:  A Quilter’s Album” presented by Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild.


Location – The Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida. 


Quilt Show with hundreds of quilts, vendors from around the Southeast, quilt appraisals, antique sewing machine display, a donation quilt, boutique with fun and practical gift items, technique demonstrations, children’s area, miniature silent quilt auction and door prizes. 


Special exhibits include 'Manhole Covers 2001- A Quilt Oddity' a display of 44 quilts from the book Treasures Underfoot by Shirley MacGregor.  The quilts are based on the manhole covers found in Japan. Also on exhibit will be 'Miniatures from the Heart'.  This exhibit includes the winners from the 10th annual Miniatures From the Heart Contest sponsored by Chitra Publications.    


Buses welcome!  For additional information send a SASE to Beth Rohrer 4908 Fiji Circle, Orlando, FL 32808, or check our website – http://www.FloridaCabinFever.com or send an email to QuiltFever2003@hotmail.com






We have changed the dates for our quilt show.   The following is the correct information:


Date:    Friday, March 21, 2003    Hours 9-5:00

Saturday, March 22, 2003    Hours 9-4:00


Location:    National Guard Armory

                     U S. 19 and Venable Street

                     Crystal River FL


Attractions:    judged quilt show

                            quilt boutique

                           merchants market


                            certified quilt appraiser

                            two beautiful raffle quilts


Contact:    Charlotte Gore 352-795-3322






Feb. 21st and 22nd, 2003

9:00am to 4:00pm


location Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church

              674 Silver Road

              Ocala, Fl.


Contact: quilt show Co-chairperson: Betty Gall 352-694-5957

This judged show will feature approx. 100 quilts on display , special antique quilt exhibit, club play on words/phrase wallhanging challenge, on going quilt demonstrations, vendors, club boutique, food eating area, and ample parking for buses plus two local quilt shops to visit. Come spend the day in Ocala


Contact: quiltocala@aol.com






Shop Hop and Jump Across Central Florida


February 6th, 7th, and 8th


The following stores will be in the Shop Hop


A Quilters Dream, Pookie Bears Den, Peggy’s Heirlooms of Tomorrow, Whippoorwill Station, Cottonbelle, Quilt Shop of Deland, and Pelican Quilt Works.


Contact: a_quilters_dream@earthlink.net






Coral Springs Quilters Guild is please to have Jacqueline Tobin, author of “Hidden in Plain View”, speak about the relationship between quilts and the underground railroad during the 19th century.


Date: February 13, 2003

Place: Coral Springs Center for the Arts

           Coral Springs, Fl  954-344-5999

Fee: $5.00 ( yes just $5.00)

Time: 7:30

Any question please call: Janet Oxley 954-757-7427 or

            Judy Kaplan 954-753-5493

Email- wv5653@bellsouth.net






Dec 30                    930am                    Paper Piecing, Mini Groups

                                        1:30                           Scanned Fabrics

Dec 31                    930am                    Baltimore Album Quilts

                                        1:30pm                  Images in Fabric

Jan 2                        930am                    Bowtie Quilt Block, Vt. Festival’s Antique Quilts

                    130pm                    Magical Hexagons

Jan 3                        930am                    Quilt Home Décor, Decorative Pillows

                                        1:30pm                  Teaching Kids to Quilt, Irish Quilt Chain