Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #64

June 7, 2003


Quilting Friends,


I let a month go by without a newsletter, partly because there were no new submissions, but mostly because, well, if you’re a mom of school-aged children, then you know how crazy May is!


I’ll be letting the month of July go, as well, as my family and I are set to take off on “Odyssey 2003”, a 6 week camping trip to points west (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, SLC, Redwoods, Corvallis (Oregon), Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Branson, and a few more stops we haven’t even planned yet).  Since the family reunion in Corvallis is 3 hours from the Sisters Quilt Show, you know where I’ll be that day!   My husband and I are looking forward to returning to all these spectacular sites after 13 years away.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


May 7 – Aug 31 Quilt Exhibit in St. Pete www.floridamuseum.org. (#64)


May 30-July 12 Quilt Exhibit in Pensacola  850-432- 6247  (#63)


June 14-August 31  Quilt Exhibit in Mobile, AL   www.mobilemuseumofart.com (#63)


June 18-22 SSQA Symposium in Leesburg    artcallinan@earthlink.net (#62))


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


July 16-30 Quilt Exhibit in South Florida www.suzannesquilts.com (#64)


July 18-19 Shop Hop in South Florida www.suzannesquilts.com (#64)


July 25 Grannie Suzannie Lecture in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


July 26 Grannie Suzannie Class in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Aug. 27 Mimi Shimp Lecture in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Aug 28-29 Mimi Shimp Classes in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Sept 9-12 Handwork Retreat in Leesburg jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com   (#64)


Sept 26-28 Quilt Show in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#64)

October 22  Sue Nickels Lecture in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Oct 23 and 24 Sue Nickels Classes in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


November 14-15 Quilt Show  in Davenport, FL  db15@earthlink.net (#63)


Nov 14-15 Quilt Show in Trenton www.springhousequilters.homestead.com/HandmadeMemories.html  (#64)




Jan 12- Feb 21 Quilt Exhibit in Pasco County pascoarts@msn.com (#64)


Jan 23-24 Quilt Show in Orlando www.cfqg.com  (#64)


Jan 28 Esterita Austin Lecture in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Jan 29 and 31 Esterita Austin classes in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)


Feb 25 Billie Lauder Lecture in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


Feb 26 and 27 Billie Lauder Classes in Coral Springs wv5653@bellsouth.net  (#64)


March 19-20 Quilt Show in Pensacola PQG2002@aol.com (#64)






Springhouse Quilters Guild

"Handmade Memories" 2003 Quilt Show and Sale

November 14 - 9 am to 8 pm

November 15 - 9 am to 3 pm

Trenton United Methodist Church

203 N. W. Second Street

Trenton, FL  32693

Email:  lyliston@svic.net

Webpage:  http://www.springhousequilters.homestead.com/HandmadeMemories.html






Quilt Magic 2004: Everything's Coming Up Roses

Friday and Saturday, January 23-24, 2004, 9am-5pm

Admission $5,  Children 12 and under free

Location: Central Florida Fair Grounds,  4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida


Enjoy over 200 judged quilts, a Quilt Sale booth, Vendors, a Quilter's Boutique, an Opportunity Quilt, Silent "Miniature Quilt" Auction, Demonstrations, a Quilt Appraiser, Door Prizes, Challenge Exhibits and more. 


Contact: quiltshow@cfqg.com

Phone: 407-786-7351

Website: www.cfqg.com






Quilts 4 Cancer is proud to announce the NATIONAL CHILDREN WITH CANCER Holiday Quilts- Quilters Prize for 2003. 


    FROM Bernina A  Activa 125, Sewing machine.  MSRP $ 749.00


THE QUILTS GO TO THE NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS TREE-  post party for the children with cancer & the West coat events in Las Vegas.  EACH and EVERY month there are over 1,000 new cases of cancer in children in the USA !  Over 1/3 will not make the battle  EACH MONTH !


There are many quilt charities in the USA.  QUILTS 4 CANCER is the ONLY charity coordinating the quilts for the National event for our AMERICAN Children !


HOW CAN YOU "WIN": make a fully completed quilt, no smaller than 40 x 60 and send to us by NOV 1, 2003.  ANY SIMPLE QUILT WILL DO !  Rail fence, basket weave, yellow brick road, charm quilts.  Long arm quilters, no need to make up blocks, use one of the many child friendly prints on the market today,  tryout any new pattern,  bind and you’re done ! 




ONE ticket per quilt, no limit.  The more you make the more tickets you have.


SEND QUILTS TO: Quilts 4 Cancer  1831 E Jeanne Ave. Pahrump, N V 89048   YOU MUST attached a 3 x 5 card or paper with your name, address phone number, and e mail if you have one to each quilt !


Know a child with cancer?  See our site for a link to Candlelighters  for services for the child and their families !


Please note the correct name is Quilts 4 Cancer (sorry, not “for”)


Barb Johnston


P O Box 4702

Pahrump, NV 89041

FAX 775 751 5373


Other projects you can help with, including a Breast Cancer quilt







Famous Women Through Quilts: Patterns of Power


Opens at Florida International Museum


Remarkable Work by Artist Rebekka Seigel on Display May 7- August 31, 2003


St. Petersburg, FL (April 24, 2003) Florida International Museum (FIM) presents Famous Women Through Quilts: Patterns of Power, on display May 7 through August 31, 2003. This series of quilts designed by artist Rebekka Seigel honors twelve inspiring women of the 20th century. Famous Women Through Quilts features such women as Ella Fitzgerald, Babe Didrikson, Martha Graham, Louise Nevelson, Lucille Ball, and Barbara Jordan. It tells their stories in a unique manner, through the garments they wore for defining moments in their lives or as a means of expressing who they are. The quilts are interactive because they can be manipulated just like paper dolls.


"Rebekka is known for her excellent technique and original designs," says Mary Anna Murphy, Exhibitions Director of Florida International Museum. "These quilts are really works of art. Rebekka has been featured in gallery and museum exhibits across the country."


Florida International Museum is the permanent home of The John F. Kennedy

Collection and through Fall 2003, The Cuban Missile Crisis: When The Cold War Got Hot. Through April 30th, FIM is hosting Art for the People: Soviet Realism, portraits and genre paintings from the former USSR republics. Through May 4th, FIM is hosting the North American debut of Mystique of the Motorcycle, a display of 83 rare and classic motorcycles from the world-class Trev Deeley Motorcycle Collection, and Women of Our Time, a collection of photographs from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery depicting 75 of the most notable American women of the 20th century.


Admission for all exhibits is $12 for adults, $11 for college students and seniors 65+, $6 for students. Children under 6 are free. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Last entry to the museum is at 4 p.m. daily.


For more information please contact the Florida International Museum at

727-822-3693 or visit www.floridamuseum.org.






In January and February 2004, the Pasco Arts Council will feature an art quilt exhibition titled "Beyond the Bed: State of the Art Quilt."  This exhibition will be hung at the Pasco Arts Council Gallery and at Pasco-Hernando Community College Gallery.  The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the large, biennial quilt show sponsored by the West Pasco Quilters' Guild.


Prizes of cash and awards totaling more that $4000 will be made at the discretion of the juror.  The juror is La Veda Longfellow Myers.


The Pasco Arts Council is seeking quilters and artists to enter their original art quilts in this exhibition.  Works that are distinctive and that address current trends and/or explore new concepts are particularly encouraged.  Quilters and artists who reside in Florida are eligible.


Sponsors include Rainbows End Quilt Shoppe of Dunedin (www.rainbows-end.com) , Keep Me in Stitches of Tampa (mall@kmisinc.com) and Tampa Bay Sewing Center of Tampa and Brandon(www.husqvarnaviking.com).  Any parties interested in discussing sponsorship are welcome to contact the Pasco Arts Council.



Application Deadline - Sept.30, 2003

Acceptance Notification Date - Oct. 20, 2003

Accepted works must be received by - Nov. 21, 2003

Exhibition Dates - Jan 12, 2004 - Feb 21, 2004

Opening reception/Awards - January 18, 2004


Please contact the Pasco Arts Council with name and mailing address to obtain an application.  Contact information:

Pasco Arts Council

5744 Moog Road

Holiday, FL  34690

Tel  727-845-7322

Fax  727-817-0952







The Quilters' Workshop of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce their next quilt show will be February 25 - 26, 2005 at The Salvation Army Tampa Community

Worship Center.






The Heart In Hand Chapter of The Appliqué Society is hosting their Third Annual Handwork Retreat on September 9th through September 12,2003. To be held at the United Methodist Conference Center in Leesburg, Florida.

Check in Tuesday 9/9/03 - 3PM--check out Friday 9/12/03 Noon.

No classes (therefore No new UFO'S), no phones, no TV,No cooking (food served in the Dining Room). Single and Double Rooms available. Prices reasonable and all inclusive.Limited to 40.

We share ideas, sit and sew (finish some UFO's), display our challenges and have much fun. Door prizes - enough for all.Show and Tell is awesome!


Vendor comes one afternoon.

Information: Contact: Mabel Toth  jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com   352-746-9861       

Register Contact: Winnie Dill     wjdill@atlantic.net


In The Meantime--Keep Stitchin"  !!






QuiltFest, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida presents "New Traditions from Old Favorites" Sept 26, 27 & 28, 2003. Deadline to register a quilt: August 8, 2003

Mail in for quilts accepted: Sept. 1 - 12, 2003. Hours of operation of the show: Friday & Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday Noon to 5 pm.


Each month, representatives from seven local guilds in Jacksonville meet to plan and organize our annual quilt show. "New traditions from old favorites" is our 17th quilt show! In 2002, we had over 5,000 visitors. Our vendors are well cared for; there is a waiting list for a place in the vendors mall and we are told they look forward to Jacksonville's show every year. The 2003 show will be September 26, 27, & 28 at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium located at 3800 St. John's Bluff Rd.  We have managed to keep our entry free at $5.00 with a weekend pass costing only $7.00 and our parking is free. Children under 10 are admitted free with a paying adult. We also offer discount rates at a local hotel with breakfast offerings that get everyone off to a great start. New to our show is the "Quilt Sale Room" offering finished  large quilts, baby quilts, wall hangings,  blocks, UFO's - whatever our members from the seven sister guilds are willing to put in the sale left from their own endeavors in the quilting world. This is one way we say "thanks" to our hard working guild members who help put our show on every year.


Every year we have a silent auction of miniature quilts that benefit the Shriners Transportation Fund - and every year we give more as visitors to the show become more generous! This Fund pays for transporting of children to hospitals that can tend to their (sometimes life threatening) injuries. In addition, our seven sister guilds offer hand made quilts for various fund raisers - from their favorite charity to education funds in their own guilds to keep the quilting tradition alive.


Hard work & enthusiasm of our members and exquisite quilts from all over the nation make the Jacksonville, Florida quilt show one you will not want to miss. Visit our web site to learn more! www.quiltfestjax.com






Coral Springs Quilters Guild, will be having these teacher if anyone is like to take a class please email me at wv5653@bellsouth.net 


July 25 Lecture Grannie Suzannie Designs

                     Class July 26,2003


Aug. 27 Mimi Shimp

                    Class on Aug 28 and Aug 29


October 22  Sue Nickels Lecture

                  Class on Oct 23 and 24


January28, 2004 Esterita Austin Lecture

                     Jan29 class and Jan 31 class


February 25,2004 Billie Lauder, Lecture

                      class Feb 26 and 27



Lectures will be at Cypress Hall at Cypress Park

                         1300 Coral Springs Drive

                         Coral Springs,Fl





July 18 & 19 2003

Friday, 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

Saturday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

Don't miss out on South Florida's 4th annual shop hop. Visit all the participating shops and be eligible to enter the drawing for prizes from 100’s of our favorite quilting supplies.


Grand Prize: $500.00 Shopping Spree in Participating Shops ($125.00 each shop)


Registration fee: $5.00 includes Flamingo pin and passport.

Late registrations: $6.00 after 6/30. Flamingo Run IV quilt kit designed by Marilyn Dorwart $70.00 includes tax.


Participating shops: Suzanne's Quilt Shop (Royal Palm Beach), Country Stitches (Coral Springs) Quilter's Marketplace (Delray Beach) and Quilter's Choice (Jupiter)


Register at one of the participating shops or online. To see photos of last years Flamingo Run participants go to:  www.suzannesquilts.com


Special Exhibits at  Suzanne's Quilt Shop,

1112 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL  561-798-0934

Sew with the Stars - July 16-30

A collection of 12 original quilts donated by celebrity quilters. Proceeds from the sale of the book "Sew with the Stars" goes to Sew for a Cure fundraiser for breast cancer research.


Chenille By the Inch Trunk Show during the month of July!


Donation Quilt" Starbright"

Quilt made by Friends of Suzanne's Quilt Shop on September 11, 2002.

Funds collected will be used to purchase phone cards for our service men and women overseas. Support out Troops! Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Quilt may be viewed and tickets purchased at www.suzannesquilts.com or at Suzanne's Quilt Shop in Royal Palm Beach, Fl






The Pensacola Quilters' Guild would like to invite the public to our Biannual Quilt Show to be held March 19 & 20 (Friday & Saturday), 2004 at the Wright Place, 80 E. Wright Street, Pensacola, Florida.  The theme of the show this year is "The Art of the Quilt."  The Opportunity Quilt for this show will be a 76" by 95" queen size quilt.  It is an original creation by our own Kathryn Morrison and assembled and hand quilted by the members of our guild. The quilt is of various shades of blue on a white background in an arrangement from two tradition patterns. The prominent dark blue stars are from the Fifty-four or Fight pattern; while the squares and triangles are in shades of blue, tan and yellow in the Jacob's Ladder pattern.


A fashion show will conclude the show on Saturday at 2 PM in the Wright Place Auditorium.  The cost for the show will be $5.00 For questions about the quilt show or directions to the show please contact Carol Hicks, 119 Countri Lane, Cantonment, Fl. (850) 937-0150 or email me at PQG2002@aol.com. or contact Wynnell Shows, Quilt Show Chairman, at shows1@bellsouth.net.






Jun 07, Saturday         

09:30 am            #454 Daddy's Ties with Shirley Botsford


                    01:30 pm            #817 Teenage Quilters with Brett & LeAnna Christopher


Jun 09, Monday            

09:30 am            #454 Daddy's Ties with Shirley Botsford


                    01:30 pm            #817 Teenage Quilters with Brett & LeAnna Christopher


Jun 10, Tuesday          

09:30 am            #555 A Whole Lotta Huppa with Suzanne Nuesner


                    01:30 pm            #818 Stellar Journeys with Gail Garber


Jun 11, Wednesday 

09:30 am            #556 Shooting Star with Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins


                    01:30 pm            #819 Mosaic Quilts with Tammie Bowser


Jun 12, Thursday       

09:30 am            #557 Quilt Collecting Basics with Eileen Trestain


                    01:30 pm            #820 Scanned Fabric with Caryl Bryer Fallert


Jun 13, Friday                

09:30 am            #558 Frank Lloyd Wright Quilts with Jackie Robinson


                    01:30 pm            #763 Unexpected Quilter with Jim Kankula



Jun 16, Monday            

09:30 am            #559 Tahitian Applique with Di Di McElroy


                    01:30 pm            #822 Dimensional Quilting with Velda Newman


Jun 17, Tuesday          

09:30 am            #560 Glorious Quilts with Liza Pryor Lucy


                    01:30 pm            #823 Log By Log with Wendy Etzel


Jun 18, Wednesday 

09:30 am            #561 Wearable Art Wonders with Rachel Clark


                    01:30 pm            #824 Mixed Media with Sandy Donabed


Jun 19, Thursday       

09:30 am            #401 Machine Needlelace with Judy Simmons


                    01:30 pm            #825 Two Block Quilts with Claudia Olson


Jun 20, Friday                

09:30 am            #402 Fractured Landscapes with Katie Pasquini


                    01:30 pm            #826 Quilting A Coat with Rachel Clark



Jun 23, Monday            

09:30 am            #403 History of Women's Lives in Patchwork with Kaye England


                    01:30 pm            #827 Novelty Dresden Plates with Sharon Stroud


Jun 24, Tuesday          

09:30 am            #404 Block Party with Donna Poster


                    01:30 pm            #828 Thread Painted Landscape with Nancy Prince


Jun 25, Wednesday 

09:30 am            #405 Trip Around The World with Blanche Young


                    01:30 pm            #829 Free Form Machine Quilting with Kathy Sandbach


Jun 26, Thursday       

09:30 am            #406 Butterfly Quilts with Beverly Dunivent


                    01:30 pm            #830 Trip to Ireland


Jun 27, Friday                

09:30 am            #407 Butter Blues with Carol Porter


                    01:30 pm            #831 Denim Fray_Edged Quilts with Bonnie Snider and

                                                              Bonnie B. Buttons



Jun 30, Monday            

09:30 am            TBA


                    01:30 pm            TBA