Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #65

August 3, 2003


Quilting Friends,


I’m baaack!  10,000 miles and 20 states later, we feel like we’ve seen enough of our great country to keep us home for a little while.  We enjoyed some of the big national parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Redwoods, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mt. Rushmore) and some of the smaller state parks (Palo Duro State Park in Texas was one of our favorites).  We camped in a Coleman pop-up, and the last night of setting up, I timed us: 9.5 minutes from parking to sitting at the dinette for dinner.  Not too shabby.  DH and I hope to have our trip pics up on our website soon, only 700 of them!


I was able to hit 3 quilt exhibits. 2 quilt shows, and 3-4 shops.  My favorite was, of course, the Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters, OR.  What a great venue to display the quilts!  Lots of new ideas bouncing around in my brain for future quilts.


I’ve discovered a website that is offering free listings for quilt shops, quilt guilds, quilt service providers (quilting, appraisals, etc).  It looks like a great service, if people will actually send in their information.  I urge you to list your organization if you have one, and to use the website the next time you’re looking for something quilt related: www.QuiltProfessionals.com


Along the same lines is www.thequiltercommunity.com.  Make sure your local guild, shops and events are listed.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)



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


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


July 11-24 Quilt Exhibits in Dunedin morethemerrer@aol.com (#65)

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 19-20 SSQA Meeting in Boca Raton quiltstar@bellsouth.net (#65)


Sept 19-20 Quilt Show in Atlanta, GA johnannc@bellsouth.net (#65)


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

Oct 17-19 Quilt Show in White Springs Rdewees@wmconnect.com (#65)


Oct 21 Karen Kay Buckley Lecture in Boca Raton  Smyrna3@aol.com (#65)


Oct 22 Karen Kay Buckley Workshop in Boca Raton Smyrna3@aol.com (#65)


Oct 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)


Nov 6-8 Northeast Florida Shop Hop  michelle@pelicanquiltworks.com (#65)


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 20 Billie Lauder Lecture in Boca Raton Smyrna3@aol.com (#65)


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 12-14 Quilt Show in Panama City Beach www.thegiftshows.com (#65)


Feb 20-21 Quilt Show in Ocala underbc@netzero.net (#65)


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 shows1@bellsouth.net (#65)


April 20 Moneca Calvert Lecture in Boca Raton Smyrna3@aol.com (#65)





Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)






The Pensacola Quilters' Guild would like to invite the public to our Biennial 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.






Belleview Busy Bees Quilt Show

February 20-21, 2004, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Quilts (over 100 Large, Small, etc.), Vendors, Raffle Quilt, Door Prizes, Quilts for Sale, Boutique and a Special appearance by and showing of Dr. Donald Locke’s The Supper Quilt.


Where:  Silver Springs Shores        

Presbyterian Church        

674 Silver Road

Ocala, Florida

Contacts:      Lee Ward – 352-288-1552

                       Barbara Undercoffer – underbc@netzero.net






Seaside Piecemakers' Outreach project for kids taught quilting to more than 170 children during the school year and produced some twenty plus quilts donated to local charities for children.  This summer we had a summer camp for a dozen kids, ages 9-13, which was very successful.  All the pictures can be viewed on my website (address below).


Next year we will be in seven public schools, and for the first time as a partner with Brevard County School System, which means we'll be pulling resources together!  The momentum is wonderful, and the teachers are excited!   The volunteers are thrilled! 






Hello Quilters,

Just wanted to let you know that I have moved The Quilt Shop of DeLand, to a bigger location as of July 1. The new address is , 127 E. New York Avenue, DeLand, 32724. Just 2 streets south of my old location and on State Road 44. The phone number, 386-734-8782, is still the same. New fabrics are coming in daily and lots of new products, quilters’ jewelry, buttons, cross stitch kits, silk ribbon and more.


Hope to see you in the new shop, Judy Hansen, Owner, Quilt Shop of DeLand





Gold Coast Quilters Guild will be hosting the following teachers. Please contact Barbara Hahl if you are interested in signing up for classes... you may be wait listed if the spaces haven't opened up to non members at the time of your request.


September 19 & 20   "Fall into Quilting" 

Our guild is hosting the Sunshine State Quilters Association. 

Classes will be offered in Wool Applique (Jeanine Gonzalez),

Molas made on the sewing machine (Jane Hill),

and Crooked Houses (Susanne McCoy). 

If you're not a member of SSQA and would like a registration packet, email

Tammie Clarke at quiltstar@bellsouth.net


October 21- Karen Kay Buckley will present a lecture at our meeting and offer a                         workshop the following day class on Oct 22


January 20, 2004 - Billie Lauder Lecture,  Class information to follow


April 20,2004 - Moneca Calvert, Lecture, Class information to follow


Our Guild meets at the Boca Raton Community Center - 150 Crawford Blvd (at

Palmetto Park Rd) at 7:15






St. Andrew Bay Quilt Guild


Gulf Coast Quilt Expo


February 12 - 14, 2004

Boardwalk Beach Resort

9600 Thomas Drive

Panama City Beach, FL


Quilt entries open to all.  Cash and ribbon prizes.  Workshops, lectures, quilt appraisals, boutique, raffle quilt and vendor mall.  Pilgrim/Roy Challenge Quilts and the Korean Delights Quilt Exhibit along with quilts by Barbara Barber, one of the featured artists at the show will be on display.


For more information contact:


Norm Gulkis



email:  giftshows@aol.com





Art in Public Places Opportunity



The Volusia County Courthouse Art in Public Places Committee are seeking qualified Florida artists to be considered to create site specific works for the Courthouse located in Downtown DeLand, Florida.


This is phase II of the Volusia County Courthouse Art in Public Places Committee. The committee has identified numerous sites to acquire existing two-dimensional artwork in the interior of the facility of various sizes and prices.  There is $35,000 budget for phase II.


Volusia County's Art in Public Places Courthouse Phase II committee will review slide proposals from the artists of existing artwork who respond to the Call to Artists and meet the required criteria received no later than August 15, 2003. Final selection and approval will occur by August 27, 2003. Artists selected for the project may be asked to deliver their work by September 5, 2003. Installation will be scheduled for September 2003.


Please see www.celebratingculture.com for more information.


Thank you for sharing this information.


Nancy H. Maddox

Cultural & Heritage Activity Director

County of Volusia

(386) 736-5953








Greetings from sunny South Africa!


I want to inform you of a very special Quilting Tour taking place to South Africa in November 2003. I will furthermore explain how your Quilting Club can earn some extra income, how your members can qualify for special discount, or how someone from the club can join the tour for free.


The Quilting Tour to South Africa will run from 24 November to 7 December 2003. Highlights include visits to South African Quilter Guilds, local fabric designers and producers, embroidery ladies from an underprivileged community and a local clinic where ladies from a quilters group donated quilts for babies born with AIDS. Experience the highlights of South Africa, including thrilling game drives in open safari vehicles, interaction with our friendly and diverse people and educating, scenic excursions! The tour promises to be an experience of a life time and you will leave with much more than the average tourist. If you would like to receive the detailed itinerary and costs, please let me know and I shall e-mail it to you.


There is a choice of three financial benefits to this tour:


Your Quilting Club can use this tour as a means to earn some income, as we will pay you 15% commission for every person that book on this tour at the full price, OR

You can pass the 15% commission on to your members as a discount, if they book and pay a deposit before end of August 2003, OR

You can send one person free of charge, for every 10 people paying the full price.


If you would like to receive more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Warm regards







TEL: +27 44 343 3080

FAX: +27 44 343 3095

E-MAIL: carina@xploreafrica.net






September 19-21: Georgia Celebrates Quilts Show, presented by the East Cobb Quilters Guild at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy at Fairground St., Marietta, Georgia; 2 miles west of I-75, exit #263.


Over 400 quilts  judged and juried; merchant mall, silent auction, demonstrations, door prizes, raffle quilt,  sewing machine raffle. Admission $6.

Advance sale group rates available, Call Ann Goodpasture 770-650-6515, email: johnannc@bellsouth.net.

Check our website: www.ecqg.com  for more information.






     15th Annual Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale

            October 17-19

            Stephen Foster Folk and Culture Center State Park

            White Springs, Florida


Contact: Rdewees@wmconnect.com






Dunedin Fine Art Center …Jul 11-Aug 24.
5th Biennial Quilt Exhibition, sponsored by Quilters Crossing.

Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Contact: Lynda Merrer, 727.934.3737, morethemerrer@aol.com.






November 6-8, 2003     Thursday – Saturday     9am – 6pm


Shops participating are:

*   Calico Station, Orange Park

*   Pelican Quiltworks, S. Daytona

*   My favorite Quilt Shop, Gainesville

*   Material Things, Jacksonville

*   Busy Fingers, Longwood

*   The Sew & Quilt Shop, Bunnell

*   Whippoorwill Station, Ocala

*   Country Crossroads, Orange Park

*   Queen Ann’s Lace, Kissimmee


Early sign-up dates are July 24 thru August 31.  Those people signing up before August 31 will be eligible for a drawing for a basket of fat quarters.  Also, each shop will have a basket of fifty fat quarters, which will be given away on Saturday, November 9 to one person who signed up in that shop.


Grand Prizes, nine $100 gift certificates will be awarded to the lucky winners who attended all nine shops – nine $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the lucky winners who attended six of the 9 shops.  A basket of 50 fat quarters will be awarded to each of the nine shops, also.


So, start your engines, visit at least six shops or all nine to have your name placed in these two very special drawings.  Trunk shows, road trips, refreshments, good y bags to the first 500 signed up and paid, prize drawings plus nine great shops, the usual “on the half-hour drawings” in each shop for three days (that’s 270 great prizes!), fat quarter baskets!  What more could you ask for?  Mark your calendars now and plan to join in the fun!





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Aug 04, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #433 Fearless Foundation Piecing w/ Steve Seifert & Liz Schwartz


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #618 Quilt in A Weekend w/ Lynette Jensen


Aug 05, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #434 State Quilts w/ Zena Thorpe


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #619 Quilt Restoration w/ Nancy Kirk


Aug 06, Wednesday 08:30 am                                                                     #435 Embroidered Quilts w/ Jill Sutton Filo


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #620 Amish Quilting w/ Joe Cunnigham


Aug 07, Thursday    08:30 am                                                                     #436 Tortilla Quilts w/ Jane Tenorio Coscarelli


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #621 Free Form Patchwork w/ Ann Fahl


Aug 08, Friday        08:30 am                                                                     #437 Q is for Quick with Billie Lauder


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #622 Confusion Quilt Pattern w/ Debbie Bowles

Aug 11, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #438 From Nature with Ruth McDowell


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #623 Cathedral Windows w/ Shelly Swanland


Aug 12, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #439 International Quilting with Doreen Speckmann


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #624 Raw Edge Applique w/ Jane Sassaman


Aug 13, Wednesday 08:30 am                                                                     #440 A Little Quilt Music with Jean Wells


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #625 Internet Quilting Bee w/ Billie Lauder


Aug 14, Thursday    08:30 am                                                                     #441 Color with Christine Barnes


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #626 Contest Ready Quilts w/ Ami Simms


Aug 15, Friday        08:30 am                                                                     #442 Quilt Dressing with Rachel Clark


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #627 The Stork is Coming w/ Patrick Lose

Aug 18, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #443 Images in Fabric with Deidre Sherer


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #628 Watercolor Quilts w/ Dina Pappas


Aug 19, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #444 21st Century Quilters with Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #629 Ergonomic Quilting w/ Susan Delany Mech


Aug 20, Wednesday 08:30 am                                                                     #445 The Secrets of Applique with Robert Callaham


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #630 The Imagine Block w/ Agnete Kay


Aug 21, Thursday    08:30 am                                                                     #446 Quilt For A Cure w/ Bonnie Benn Stratton


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #631 Hawaiian 2 Sided Quilts w/ Elizabeth Akana


Aug 22, Friday        08:30 am                                                                     #447 Native American Quilting with Margaret Wood


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #632 Flexible Gridding with Joen

Aug 25, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #448 Pillow Talk with Barbara Brandeburg


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #633 Native American Mosaic Wall Hangings w/ Margaret Wood


Aug 26, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #449 Quilting on the Half Shell with Donna Poster


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #634 Pictorial Log Cabins w/ Flavin Glover


Aug 27, Wednesday 08:30 am                                                                     #450 Computer Quilters with Judy Heim and Gloria Hansen


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #635 Six Pointed Star w/ Sara Nephew


Aug 28, Thursday    08:30 am                                                                     #452 Still Crazy After All These Quilts with Judith Baker Montano


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #636 Fractured Crystals w/ Linda Ballard


Aug 29, Friday        08:30 am                                                                     #562 Back-To-School with Carolyn Dahl


                            01:30 pm                                                                     #637 Image Transfer w/ Sandy Bonsib