Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #68

November 16, 2003


Quilting Friends,


You may know that I’m lucky enough to be the Show Chairwoman for one of the best quilt shows in Florida, Quilt Magic 2004.  Although it will be held on January 23rd and 24th of 2004, we are of course calling for quilt entries between now and December 20th. 


You may NOT know that anyone can enter their quilt in this judged show, not just guild members.  This means you!  It is easy to get an entry form, just go to www.CFQG.com and click on QUILT MAGIC.  You need the free Adobe Reader to download the entry form, and if you don’t have it, there is a link for that as well.  On our website, you can also see who the judges are, our vendors and other pertinent info.  We do love to see quilts from other parts of Florida, so please consider entering one or more of your quilts.


If you haven’t had a chance to peek at our Donation Quilt, now is a good time.  Tickets will be available for a donation of $1 at various quilt shops in Central Florida and of course at the show.  I’m dropping off the quilt this week at Pelican Quiltworks in Daytona Beach for up-close viewing.



I’ve been looking on the web for a new area rug and found a few rugs that are copies of some famous quilts by Michael James, Jane Sassaman and Gai Perry.   What fun!

Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/va94

Finally, I’m using some new software to send this newsletter out.  Because so many people were not receiving this newsletter because their email programs think I’m sending spam (!), I’ve had to actually spend real money to purchase a program to bypass those problems.  Let me know what you think.



CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


Oct 4-Nov 20 Quilt Exhibit in Tarpon Springs (#68)




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 24-25 Esterita Austin classes in West Palm Beach  trudyf@aol.com (#68)


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. 6-7 Quilt Show in Anthony, FL.   RachJ131@aol.com (#68)


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 13-14 Quilt Show in Naples sunquiltr@yahoo.com (#68)


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)


Feb 28 Garage Sale  in Crystal River norle@xtalwind.net (#68)


Feb 28-29 Billie Lauder classes in West Palm Beach  trudyf@aol.com  (#68)


March 12-13 Quilt Show in Lake County quiltshowinfo04@aol.com (#68)


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)


Sept 24-26 Quilt Show in Jax www.quiltfestjax.com (#68)




Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)






Palm Beach County Quilters' Guild:


January 24, 2004 and January 25, 2004:  Esterita Austin classes in West Palm Beach   trudyf@aol.com


February 28, 2004 and February 29, 2004:  Billie Lauder classes in West Palm Beach  trudyf@aol.com  (Lecture and classes only open to paid-up members)






    Hearts & Hands Cottage Quilters of Gainesville, Florida, produced a beautiful opportunity quilt for the Neighborhood Nutrition Network (NNN).   It is a local community food program affiliated with the not for profit Florida Organic Growers.  For a photo and information on purchasing chances go to:  www.nnninfo.org then click on NNN.  This quilt was hung at Quiltfest and at the Suwannee River Quilt Show.   The drawing is November 2004.






[Ed. note: I’m re-running this because the contact email has changed]


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 <cpkoltz@sunline.net>






Quiltfest, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fl presents "Florida: A Quilter's Paradise" to be held September 24, 25 & 26th, 2004 at the Moroccan Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd in Jacksonville. Hours are Friday/Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 - 5 pm. Visit our website www.quiltfestjax.com for further information. Updates on the 2004 show will be on the website in February.

Shirley Wooten  shirleywooten@comcast.net






Lake County Quilters Guild will present its quilt show on March 12 & 13, 2004 from 10AM to 4PM each day. It will be held at Lake Receptions, 4425 Hwy 19A, Mt. Dora. There will be demonstrators, door prizes, a boutique, a hand made, appliqued raffle quilt, and many vendors.

For more information contact Joyce Bowman at PO Box 1065, Tavares, FL.32778 or email: quiltshowinfo04@aol.com






Oct. 4 - Nov. 20: Uncommon Works, Common Threads: a fiber art exhibit. The exhibit features quilts, beading, surface design, classic applique, dolls, and wearable art by professional quilters. Anthony Jones is guest curator and an exhibitor. Other exhibitors are: Dee Anderson, Tre Barrett, Adeline Brill, B.J. Canerday, Sherry Eppard, Becky Haney, Becky Madasz, Linda Jones, Pauline Salzman, and Mariann Yatsco. Opening reception: Oct. 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free admission. Exhibit hours: 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; noon -  4:00 p.m. Saturday. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Avenue.





Feb. 6 & 7, 2004  Quilt Show in Anthony, FL.   RachJ131@aol.com






The Naples Quilters Guild will be presenting their annual judged quilt show “Stitches in Time” Quilt Show 2004 on February 13 & 14, 2004 from 10 - 5 p.m.


The show will feature Quilts; New & Antique Quilt Appraisal; Guild Challenge ~ “Just Another Day in Paradise…”; Mini Quilt Auction; Demos; Boutique; Raffle Quilt ~ “Jacobean Meadow”; Door Prizes; Merchants’ Mall; Food Vendor.


The show will be held at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Avenue N., Naples, Florida.


For more info, contact Sharon Smaldone at sunquiltr@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 3055, Naples, FL 34106. Buses are Welcome!! Contact Sharon for group information.


DIRECTIONS TO SHOW: From I-75, exit 111. Travel west on Immokalee Road which becomes 111th Street at intersection of Rt. 41. Proceed straight through traffic light on 111th Street for approximately ¾ mile to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church which will be on the right.






EduQuilters, Incorporated is a new guild starting in January 2004 which will focus on The Kids Quilt Project, a joint partnership with Seaside Piecemakers and Brevard Public Schools to teach kids to quilt.  The guild is designed for individuals who are committed to sharing their art with others and willing to contribute 30 hours annually toward that purpose.  We will be meeting the third Saturday of each month at the Suntree library.  Anyone in the central Brevard area who is interested can contact Margie Engel, margie@cfl.rr.com






If you're interest in learning more about Christian fabric and motifs in quilting, let's share ideas & information. 

Check out my website:   JJ's Christian Quilting

Email me at:  JJQuilter@aol.com






I am teaching Classes to ladies for $625.00 per Student - 7 days / 5 Classes and they will stay free of charge, in La Casa (a 55 & older park / 4 students max. in the home), in North Port, FL.  Take the tour:  www.lacasaswfl.com   I will be teaching: painting on fabric, creating a quilting design, color study, fitting one garment pattern of their choice, and sightseeing / visiting quilt shops, if they wish.   This is a chance to try La Casa & the weather in the Florida Gulf Coast area, relax or sightsee, learn special techniques in my Studio, and enjoy some of the activities at the Park.

North Port is midway between Ft. Myers/Naples and Sarasota/Tampa; approx. 3 hours from Orlando, FL.


 Louise Hall, Instructor, Dress Designer & Award Winning Fiber Artist.   For more details email:  creationsbylouisehal@comcast.net or call: 941-426-7872

Please send this message to your friends that are cold and want to learn.






2004 Class Schedule now available to Florida Quilters. Lorelle specializes in Wearable Art using Free Motion techniques and hand beading.  She is a Fairfield Fashion Show participant 5 years and AQS participant 18 years, holding honors two years.  You can reach her at: 1103 West 11th Court, Panama City, FL 32401, 850-784-8055 or email: lorelleinfl@yahoo.com






The Creative Quilters of Citrus County are having a garage sale on Saturday, 28 February 2002, at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 9870 Fort Island Trail (C44W) in Crystal River, Fl. from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm .  New and used sewing and quilt items will be available.   Nora Hadley norle@xtalwind.net






Nov 17, Monday               08:30 am #914 The Hidden Block with Lerlene Nevaril


Nov 18, Tuesday             08:30 am #743 Eye of The Beholder with Ami Simms


Nov 19, Wednesday    08:30 am #744 Quiltmaker's Gift with Nancy Loving-Tubesing


Nov 20, Thursday          08:30 am #745 Medallion Quilts with Jenny Beyer


Nov 21, Friday                  08:30 am #915 Hula Hut with Lisa Boyer




Nov 24, Monday               08:30 am #916 Hearts & Flowers with Kathy Delaney


Nov 25, Tuesday             08:30 am #331 Thanksgiving w/ Debbie Mumm


Nov 26, Wednesday    08:30 am #746 New Lone Star with Jan Krentz


Nov 27, Thursday          08:30 am #747 Coxcomb Quilts with Anita Shackelford


Nov 28, Friday                  08:30 am #939 Let It Snow with Susan Thomson