Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #61

February 4th, 2003

Quilting Friends,

 

So soon, you ask?I have a few canít-wait items for you:

 

I published the wrong area code for the Batiking class in my opening remarks in Newsletter #60.The Deadline for reservation is Feb 8th, and you can call (anytime between 9am and 4pm) 386-749-2959 for more info.Sorry about that!

 

Two interesting exhibits coming up very soon on our east coast.

 

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CALL FOR QUILTS

 

Considering Quilts: Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House has a call out for quilts!Deadline is Feb. 1, 2003.

 

************[THIS DEADLINE FOR SLIDES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 10, THEY REALLY WOULD LIKE MORE FLORIDA QUILTS! Ed.]********************

 

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.

 

Must be a member of a guild in one of the following Florida 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

 

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EXHIBIT IN MELBOURNE

 

In March, Florida Tech, in Melbourne, will present the Dream Weavers Textile Art Exhibit: A Tribute in Threads and Fabric.The exhibit is in honor of Dr. Juanita N. Baker, director of the Family Learning Program at Florida Tech's School of Psychology, and Sasha McInnes, a weaver and textile artist.The exhibit will be held at the University's new Clemente Center. Art items for exhibit will include needlework, and a variety of fabric and textile manipulations including spinning, dying, cutting and sewing.

The tribute will include two events. On Saturday, March 1, 2003, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm there will be a Dream Weaverís Gala Reception in the Clemente Center with a preview of this dramatic exhibit, along with music, a silent auction, and a sumptuous buffet. Admission is $50 per person.This is a fundraising event for the University.Funds raised will go toward graduate education and research on the reduction of violence toward women and/or children.Please contact the university (see below) for ticket information.

 

On Sunday, March 2, 2003, the exhibit will be open to the public from 11am -4pm, at no charge, in celebration of Womenís History Month.

 

Contact:Mary Dyer, Florida Tech Office of Development, (321) 674-8962, mdyer@fit.edu

 

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