Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #69

December 12, 2003


Quilting Friends,


Happy happy Holidays from me to you.  I wish for you more time to enjoy your quilting pursuits.  Personally, we’re driving up to St. Augustine after Christmas to spend a week with my side of the family.  I’ll be bringing my scrap basket and hope to finish a string quilt as well as get a few of the nieces and nephews excited about making their own quilt.   Can’t wait!


I look forward to meeting many of you at our guild’s quilt show: Quilt Magic 2004.  The dates are January 23 and 24th in Orlando.  Check www.CFQG.com for more info or read below for the latest info.  We welcome buses and will help your group feel at home.


For those of you who like to enter quilts into judged shows, I invite you get your entry registration form in to our Registration Chairperson by December 20th.   Again see the website to download a entry registration form.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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  (#69)


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 (#69)


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 18-22 Quilt Retreat in Lake City http://fabricartshop.com (#69)


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 4-6 Sewing & Craft Expo in Clearwater www.sewingexpo.com (#69)


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 3-May 15 Quilt Exhibit in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#69)


April 6-May 16 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach www.quiltersmarketplace.net    (#69)


April 15-17 Elinor Peace Bailey Workshop in Pace quiltingstation@bellsouth.net (#69)


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


April 21-25 Fiber Artist Retreat in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#69)


May 14-15 Fiber Artist Retreat in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#69)


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




Jan 8-15 Quilters Cruise  travel@travelwest.com (#69)


Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)







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

Buses Welcome


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.  Lunch (sandwiches and salads) and chair massages also available at a reasonable cost.


We also will be displaying two Exhibits, one from P&B Textiles and one challenge collection from Keepsake Quilting.


Contact: quiltshow@cfqg.com

Phone: 407-786-7351

Website: www.cfqg.com





More info regarding the quilt show in Anthony, FL on February 6-7, 2004.


This show will include a "boutique" (crafty items) and a raffle to raise money for our scholarship program.  The admission fee is $3 but I have "bookmarks" available that give a map and discount.

From: Rachel, email is RachJ131@aol.com






New Smyrna Beach…“Considering Quilts 2004, Fiber Artists Explore the Quilt Form” juried exhibition of small art quilts* (limits: 24" horizontal, 6' freestanding, wearables), Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, April 3 ­ May 15, 2004. Merchant’s Market, May 1-2. 


*Quilts defined as three layers stitched together. (No quilt police to define those layers or stitching!)


Because of the overwhelming response to Considering Quilts 2003, we have expanded the exhibition to six weeks, added more workshops, and at the request of our audience, we’ve added a Merchants Market on the first weekend in May.


Artists from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Belgium, England, Japan and Africa have responded to our call for fiber artists to enter Considering Quilts 2004: Fiber Artists Explore the Quilt Form.  Forty works will be selected in January from the applicants.  The fiber art will include small wall hangings, wearables and freestanding sculptures.

Along with the exhibition in the Harris House gallery, we are presenting lectures and workshops by nationally known fiber artists and the Merchants Market.

With our expanded audience at Considering Quilts 2004, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House hopes to present products and materials to visitors who usually travel to Orlando and Jacksonville for many of their fiber art supplies or have to resort to the internet. We expect to bring visitors from those cities to our Merchants Market, located in the Brannon Center. 

April 21-25, On the Far Side of Quilting is our Atlantic Center for the Arts residency retreat for fiber artists who will work with internationally known instructors Maxine Farkas and Pamela Allen (website). Students will arrive on Wednesday, April 21 at the Atlantic Center and depart Sunday night or Monday morning. They may choose between Art Quilt 101 by Farkas, as published in Quilting Arts magazine, or My Quilt, My Rules! by Allen.

May 14 – 15, Its all About the Surface features Rayna Gillman from New Jersey and Vikki Pignatelli from Ohio.  Gilliam will play with surface designs and Pignatelli will present Crazy about Curves


For application or information about related classes, lectures and retreats, contact Mary McBride at 386-423-1753 or by email mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org.

Check out Atlantic Center for the Arts at  www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org.






Once again, we will be at the Harborview Center in Clearwater from March 4-6, 2004.   All, More the Day Before, classes will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2004.


We are planning a large exciting show with lots of new classes and an enlarged display area.  Exhibit Hall hours are from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Thursday thru Saturday.  Some classes begin at 8:30 AM and others begin at 9:090 AM.  We even have evening classes on Thursday and Friday.


Volunteers are rewarded for their time.  Free general admission on the day they work as well as gifts for each full day they work. 


Bus trips are encouraged.  Groups of 25 or more are given reduced general admission as well a goodie bag for the group.


I work from home and my toll free number is listed below.  Please call me at a convenient time for you so that we may discuss the opportunities further.


Terri Sheetz

Volunteer Coordinator

14708 Pebblestone Drive

Colesville, Maryland 20905


301-384-7414 Phone and Fax

1-888-247-5764 Pager





Quilts on Plum Lane, a new quilt shop is opening December 1 Dade City!!  They are located at 14215 7th St. in downtown Dade City.  Phone number is 352-518-0003. 









PACKAGE INCLUDES: Accommodations, port charges, taxes, all meals, entertainment, a quilt block contest, quilt workshop with one of our internationally known quilt educators, sewing machines to use during the cruise, commemorative AMERICAN QUILTER’S CRUISE T-shirt, invitation to our private cocktail party onboard the ship and more fun than you can possibly imagine!


The Total cost of this exciting cruise is only $889.00 per person, based on double occupancy






Plan now to SEW UP THE SEA for the greatest quilt event of your life….you’re gonna love it!


Plan now for the greatest quilt event of your life!






“In Orchid Paradise” on exhibition at the headquarters of the

American Orchid Society

Delray Beach, Florida

April 6, 2004 – May 16, 2004


Open to all quilters

Categories are Quilt/Wall Hanging and Wearable Art.


Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2004.

Prizes in each category

First - $250

Second - $150

Third - $100 gift certificate


Entry Form, guidelines and challenge fabric packet can be purchased from:

Quilters Marketplace, Inc.

524 E. Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33484

561 243-3820







Hello, my name is Ellen and I offer a doll making class with Elinor Peace Bailey in my quilt shop "The Quilting Station" next year on April 15, 16, and 17 2004.

Class space is limited to 20 students per day / class and the cost for each class is $ 65,00 plus supplies. Patterns and supply lists will be available beginning off February, as soon as I will get them from Elinor.


Ellen Flaherty

The Quilting Station

4507 Chumuckla Hwy

Pace, Fl. 32571

# (850) 994-1610







February 18 - 22, 2004


I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID THAT!   Creative Retreat


Spend your days creating your fabrics, planning your creations and executing your unique piece to take back home with you.  You will be working within a small group of 4-6 students.  This will give you plenty of opportunity to receive all the information and guidance you can soak up.  The activities will be split up to provide you with some breathing time in between exuberant action.  Evenings will be active but also relaxing. 


Barbie Swanson, QUILTWITCH

FABRIC ART SHOP   http://fabricartshop.com

Lake City, FL  386-755-0179






This is to introduce Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter.  We are currently booking a tour to guilds in Florida in the spring of 2005, and wonder if you might inquire in your newsletter whether there would be any quilt guilds that would be interested in our program.


Cathy and I perform a one-hour (+/-) musical tour of quilting which includes songs and stories about quilting, and a few quilts to show.  The program has been receiving rave reviews from quilters everywhere, and we would like to be able to do show for guilds in Florida.  At the

present time we have a booking for the Naples Quilt Guild on 17th February, and have most of the rest of that month available.


More information about the project can be found on the website: http://www.singingquilter.com.





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 Dec 17, Wednesday   08:30 am      #939 Let It Snow with Susan Thomson

 Dec 18, Thursday      08:30 am      #753 Dimensional Applique with Karen Kay Buckley

 Dec 19, Friday         08:30 am      #409 Gingerbread House with Diana McClun

 Dec 22, Monday        08:30 am      #664 Santo on The Go with Margaret Peters

 Dec 23, Tuesday       08:30 am      #754 Winner's Circle with Nancy Odom

 Dec 24, Wednesday   08:30 am      #755 Medallion Quilts with Jenny Beyer

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