Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #67

October 14 2003


Quilting Friends,


Some new quilt shows have crossed my desk (ok, monitor!) and I’d like to share all the info with you. 


I also have some housekeeping to attend to:


*   If you are changing your email address, don’t forget to send me the new one. I lose about 30 people a month to email address changes, and I hate to lose even one! 


*   If this email is displayed in a funky way…bright backgrounds, unreadable, etc, there is an easy fix.  Just send me an email asking for your FQN copy to come to you UNFORMATTED.


*   Please take advantage of my website, www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com  I spend a lot of time making it usable and handy.  Rather than refer back to your last copy of my newsletter, consider surfing on over to this website and clicking on the Calendar page.  Sometimes people submit items that just can’t wait and I plug them into the Calendar instead of sending out a mini-newsletter.


*   Don’t forget to include FQN in your publicity…quilt shows, national teacher workshops, grand openings, shop hops, exhibits…its all good.


*   And finally, has anyone heard of a bus trip from Florida to Paducah for 2004?





CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Oct 16 Libby Lehman Lecture in Hudson BettyLo445@aol.com (#67)


Oct 17&18 Libby Lehman Workshops in Hudson BettyLo445@aol.com (#67)


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


Oct 18 Quilt Teacher Organizing in Punta Gorda cbeba@earthlink.net (#66)


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 1-3 Gwen Marston Workshops in Orlando trrylnda@aol.com (#66)


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)


 Nov 15 Sulky Seminar in Leesburg a_quilters_dream@earthlink.net (#66)




Jan 7-10 Martha Pullen Symposium in Orlando www.marthapullen.com (#66)


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


Jan 16-17 Quilt Show in Ft. Meyers wndblngrl@aol.com (#67)


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


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


Jan 28-29 Quilt Show in Pt. Charlotte dpqg@yahoo.com (#66)


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 7-8 Quilt Show in Hudson www.westpascoquilters.org (#66)


Feb 12-14 Quilt Show in Panama City Beach www.thegiftshows.com (#66)


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)


Feb 26 – Mar 7 Creative Arts Exhibit in Orlando cff@centralfloridafair.com (#66)


March 13-14 Quilt Show in Venice WMULLER@aol.com (#67)


March 19-20 Quilt Show in Pensacola shows1@bellsouth.net (#66)


March 19-21 Quilt Show in Ft. Lauderdale www.onceuponaquilt.com  (#67)


April 2-3 Quilt Show in Melbourne www.s-piecemakers.com (#66))


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





Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)






How I do enjoy your newsletter!  I am on the Education Committee for the Peace River Quilters in Punta Gorda, FL.  March 4 and 5, 2004, we have coming to our guild, two good friends and absolutely wonderful teachers from the Midwest. Kay Steinmetz and Kay Montgomery are also interested in teaching and lecturing at other guilds while they are down here and I thought you might help me get the word out.  One of their lectures on hats is so darn funny.  Not only are these gals excellent quilters and teachers, they are quite entertaining.  If you need more info on classes they teach, etc., I am happy to accommodate you.  Thank you and keep up the good work.   Phyllis Koltz <koltzc@sunline.net>







"Quilting Under the Palms"

Southwest Florida Quilters Guild

January 16 & 17, 2004   Friday & Saturday    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Harborside Convention Center

1375 Monroe Avenue

Fort Myers, Florida

Donation $5


Special Collections Exhibits, Community Quilt Project, Silent Miniature Quilt Auction, Quilters Boutique, Merchants Mall with 23 vendors, Classes and Demos, Door Prizes, Quilt Appraiser, Food Available And More


For additional information Call Lou Ann Kapcin, 239-694-4979 or e-mail wndblngrl@aol.com


Kaye England will be teaching 2, 1/2 day classes and giving 2 lectures during the show:

    Lecture: Friday 10:30 and Saturday 2:00  Voices of the Past (Women's History in Patchwork) based on her book, Voices of the Past.  Fee for Lecture $10


    Classes:  Friday:  Callie Lu's Basics Time 1-4 p.m. based on the book of the same name

                    Saturday:  Titanic  Time 9:30-12:30  you will pay homage to the tragedy of 1912 when the Titanic sank using the Ballroom Floor Design              Fee for Classes $30


Your place in either class will only be secure when your check for the class has been received.  Upon receiving your check your supply list will be sent to you.


Education Chair Judi McCall 239-5099 or Judithmccall1@aol.com for questions concerning classes and lecture


Buses welcome contact Pat Kihlstrom 239-466-1784






Can't get enough of HGTV's crafting and quilting shows? Starting Sept. 29, 2003, catch an extra episode of The Carol Duvall Show and Simply Quilts weekdays on our sister network, DIY! Crafting fans can tune in to DIY—Do It Yourself Network at 1:30 pm ET for Simply Quilts and then at 2 pm ET to see the Carol Duvall Show.






Quilt Show by the Sea

March 19 - 21, 2004

War Memorial Auditorium

800 NE 8th Street (Ninninger Drive)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312


For Information - www.onceuponaquilt.com  Click the Lighthouse






******* Focus on Fiber Weekend A 3-day event for the fiber artist

Before the holidays begin, treat yourself to a mini-vacation doing the things you love to do!  Join us at Atlantic Center at Harris House and play with fiber experts and enthusiasts.  Classes have been priced low because we want you to have a wonderful, hassle-free mini-vacation.  Class sizes are limited so be sure to sign up early.


***** Workshop, November 7 – 9, 9 AM – 4 PM


Linda Dawson, St. Petersburg

Tuition: $135 ACA members, $150 non-members
Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

New Smyrna Beach


Day 1: Introduction to Shibori techniques: Arashi, pole wrapping; Itajime, board clamping; stitching; binding.


Day 2: Introduction to dyeing: MX dyes for cellulose fibers; Wash Fast acid dyes for protein fibers; Discharge with bleach and thiox; Devoree. Students will also learn about pleating and binding.


Day 3: Discuss and try melt off and removal techniques; continue work on dyeing prepared fabrics.  Students will be challenged to become aware of the shibori techniques that have been used in other surface design.


**** Workshop, November 7 – 9, 9 AM – 4 PM

Personal Mark Making

Jette Clover, Cocoa

Tuition: $135 ACA members, $150 non-members
Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

New Smyrna Beach

This three day workshop is process-oriented and takes a playful “what if?” approach to surface design. Discover new techniques and tools that reflect your personality.

Day 1:  Handpainting and stamping. Each participant creates her own stamps, stencils and screens from non-traditional materials, which are then used to produce unique designs on fabric. The focus will be on line and rhythm.

Day 2: Color and color mixing. We will explore new ways to create original prints through monoprinting, printing with a gelatin plate and screen printing. Get immediate results without elaborate equipment.

Day 3: Exploring! We will use our exciting new fabrics and explore texture and layering by means of collage and stitching. Many experiments, which might be used later for developing more substantial works, are the goal of this workshop.

***** Lecture: Friday, November 7, 7 PM

The History of Fiber
Joan Williams, Ormond Beach

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

New Smyrna Beach

 Williams will present a history of fibers and textiles including a demonstration of the spindle spinning of the ancients, spinning with a wheel and weaving.  She will exhibit samples of fibers and spindles and illustrations of methods of producing textiles. 


***** Workshop, November 8, 9 AM – 4 PM

Random Assemblage

Jacquie Fort, Vero Beach

Tuition: $50 ACA members, $65 non-members
Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

New Smyrna Beach


Create a 3-dimensional random woven basket or sculpture with natural vine and processed reed utilizing various attachment techniques.   Students will also be exploring methods to personalize each form with unique surface design creating a fresh perspective.  Emphasis will be on developing individual style. Previous weaving experience not required.


***** Lecture: Saturday, November 8, 7 PM
What Makes a Quilt American
Jette Clover, Cocoa

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

New Smyrna Beach

In her talk, Clover will discuss the differences between American and European art quilts, illustrated by slides of recent work from leading American and European quilters.


***** Focus on Fiber Weekend Housing

Area Bed & Breakfasts are offering a discount on rooms so you'll be within healthy walking distance of Harris House. Mention ACA or “Focus on Fiber” to get the discount.


Participating Bed & Breakfasts:

Little River Inn, 386-424-0100, $99 per night

Longboard Inn, 386-428-3499, $75 per night


Whether you come for one day or spend the weekend with us, we look forward to making your mini-vacation a creative experience you'll want repeat each autumn.  


All classes have limited spaces so please register early. You may phone Harris House at 386-423-1753 and use your credit card to register, mail in your check, or drop by the front desk to pay for your class. 





Quilting by the Gulf X will be held on March 13-14, 2004 at the Venice

Community Center 326 Nokomis Avenue, Venice, FL 34285. Donation $5.


Appraisals by Teddy Pruett will be available.


The show will include judged and un-judged quilts and quilted items and clothing.  There will also be vendors and a boutique.  Food will be available both  days.  Chances on a raffle quilt will be available.  In addition, there will be  a silent auction of small quilts (not miniatures)


For any other information please contact, Judy Muller at WMULLER@aol.com






We live in Hudson, FL.  My daughter, Jessica Porter, has a project called “Operation Homefront Quilts".  Articles have run in the Suncoast News - August 9, Tampa Tribune - August 10, New York Times - September 3, The St. Petersburg Times- Sept. 8, People Magazine - September 22.


Her desire is to make and collect quilts to send to the immediate families of each solider killed in Iraq. 


Our quilt guild, West Pasco Quilter's Guild, has made pages on their website for 'Operation Homefront Quilts".  If you would like to check them out it is www.westpascoquilters.org   or search "Operation Homefront Quilts" on the internet.


Sincerely, Joanne M. Porter


Contact us at:

Jessica Porter

12637 Sugar Creek Blvd.

 Hudson, Fl   34669-2818


email:  Porterfamilyandskip@msn.com






Libby Lehman will present a lecture to the West Pasco Quilters Guild on Thursday, October 16, 2003, at the Veterans Memorial Park, 14330 Hicks Road in Hudson, Florida.  The meeting starts at 10:00 am and the lecture is entitled Creativity for Klutzes.  There is a $5 fee for nonmembers attending this meeting.


Libby's two workshops, scheduled for Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, are now open to nonmembers.  The nonmember fee is $45/workshop.  The Friday workshop is Threadplay II and is for individuals who want to learn how to use problem threads, shifty fabrics and unusual notions to your advantage.  Location:  Veterans Memorial Park, 14330 Hicks Road, Hudson, Fl.


On Saturday, October 18, Libby will teach her NEW workshop -Super Satin Stitching.  Explore all the possibilities of this very versatile stitch.  Class will cover anchoring, tapering, mitering, using a double needle and free-motion stitching.  Refer to Libby's web site, www.libbylehman.com and specifically "Libby's Quilts" to see a sample of Super Satin Stitching.  Location:  To be determined.


For additional information or to sign up for one of the workshops, contact Betty Mitchell at BettyLo445@aol.com. 






Oct 13, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #905 Clothes To The Heart with Karen Boutte


Oct 14, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #729 Quick Quilts with Nancy Martin


Oct 15, Wednesday             08:30 am                                                         #730 Strips & Curves with Louisa Smith


Oct 16, Thursday    08:30 am                                                                     #731 Log Cabin with Attitude with Darra Duffy Williamson


Oct 17, Friday       08:30 am                                                                     #906 Quilt's That'll Floor Ya! With Christine Porter

Oct 20, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #907 Child's Play with Cindy Taylor Oates


Oct 21, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #732 Decorating with Quilts with Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan


Oct 22, Wednesday             08:30 am                                                         #455 Trick or Treat Quilting w/ Saundra Seth


Oct 24, Friday       08:30 am                                                                     #908 Quilting in The 21st Century with Sharla Hicks & Susan Fears


Oct 27, Monday      08:30 am                                                                     #909 Race For The Border with Paulette Peters


Oct 28, Tuesday     08:30 am                                                                     #734 Race For The Border with Paulette Peters


Oct 29, Wednesday             08:30 am                                                         #735 Prairie Flower Quilt with Barbara Brackman


Oct 30, Thursday    08:30 am                                                                     #736 Fanciful Flowers with Carol Armstrong


Oct 31, Friday       08:30 am                                                                     #910 The Sound of Quilting with Ricky Tims