Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #70


January 11, 2004


Quilting Friends,


Although we’re pretty busy around here preparing for a fabulous Quilt Magic 2004 in Orlando in 2 weeks, I thought I’d take some time out to get you up-to-date with some interesting doings in the state.   By the way, we had a wonderful, whirlwind morning accepting over 220 quilts to be judged for our show…I can’t wait to see them hung.


I’ll be doing my best to get away next weekend for a visit to the Southwest Florida Quilter’s Guild’s show in Ft. Myers.  I hope to see you there!




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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)


Jan 31-Feb 2 Ricky Tims workshops in Orlando trrylnda@aol.com  (#70)


Feb 6-7 Quilt Show in Anthony, FL.   RachJ131@aol.com (#69)


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


Feb 7-8 Quilt Show in Dade City www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org (#70)


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 14 Quilt Show& Boutique in Leesburg kittylet@comcast.net (#70)


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 Original Sewing & Quilt 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 21-24 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, KY www.AQSQuilt.com


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)


July 24-25 Stephanie Kimura Workshop in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#70)


August 18-21 AQS 2004 Quilt Exposition in Nashville, TN www.AQSQuilt.com


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




Jan 8-15 Quilters Cruise   www.americanquilterscruise.com  (#69)


Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)






Last call for small-format fiber art quilts no wider than 24 inches.  Can be up to 6 feet long!  Also open to wearables and freestanding quilted structures. Slide or CD with $10 jury fee; deadline: January 15. For entry form: Mary McBride, mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org


Quilt defined as three layers with stitching. No quilt police allowed in jury room! 






Palm Beach County Quilters Guild will hostess Stephanie Kimura of Kimura Patterns July 24, and 25, 2004.  She will do a truck show for the general membership and guests on Saturday followed by a day and a half class on wearable art (vest.)  Contact Trudy Flynn   trudyf@aol.com for more information.






Feb 14, 2004 Quilting Sisters Guild Annual Fashion Show/Boutique & Luncheon

in Leesburg.


This is our third annual Show/Boutique & Luncheon and it will be held at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg from 11 to 3.  In addition to the fashion show and luncheon, there will be a Chinese Auction, Quilt Raffle, Door Prizes, our very popular Greeting Cards, and the LaDiDah Boutique. Tickets will be available on Jan 16, 2004 and there will be no ticket sales at the door.


Kitty Letsch  kittylet@comcast.net







The 14th Annual Quilt Show and Sale along with the February Farm Festival will be February 7th and 8th from 10am to 4pm at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City.  Location is 1mile North of Dade City on US 301 on Pioneer Museum Road.  We are in need of Quilts for display.  This year we are have The Hoffman Challenge Traveling Show consisting of Quilts, Clothing and Dolls.  There will be a Hoffman Challenge Fashion show at 2pm both Saturday and Sunday. A variety of quilts and wall hangings from area quilters will be featured at the show for display and sale. Lecture on " Restoration" & "Red Work" by Author Helga Curtis. There will also be a Farm Fest, which includes a National Horse Pulling Championship, Chili Cook-off, Tractors, Crafters and much more.


Phone : 352-567-0262 or Fax: 352-567-1262 or E-Mail:

curator@pioneerfloridamuseum.org for applications.

Web-site: www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org






Saturday, January 31, 2004  (Registration is open for wait list only at this time)


Central Florida Fairgrounds Social Hall, Orlando, FL, 9am to 4pm, nonguild members $40


Quilting Caveman Style:   This improvisational method sets aside measuring, straight lines, and quarter-inch seams.  Students will learn to piece free-form curves, unique frames and borders.  The finished project is a small, individualistic, medallion-style wall quilt, which features a tulip-like central design.  All skill levels with rotary cutting experience.


Sunday, February 1, 2004  (Registration is open - space is available)


Central Florida Fairgrounds Social Hall, Orlando, FL, 9am to 4pm, nonguild members $40


Grand Finale: Advanced Machine Quilting and Finishing Techniques: Students will learn Ricky's method of free-motion bobbin quilting, machine trapunto, machine bobbin trapunto, piped machine bindings and sleeve labels.  For intermediate to advanced quilters, with some free-motion machine quilting experience.


 Monday, February 2, 2004  (Registration is open - space is available)


Central Florida Fairgrounds Social Hall, Orlando, FL, 9am to 4pm, nonguild members $40


Kool Kaleidoscope: Using prepared strata from your sparkling jewel-tone fabrics, create an individualistic kaleidoscope quilt.  The exciting result will look complicated but the simple construction and dynamic visual impact will appeal to both confident beginners and advanced quilters.  All skill levels with rotary cutting experience.


Please contact Linda Cole, 352-751-4196, trrylnda@aol.com for information and registration.






Jan 12, Monday               08:30 am #923 Treadle To The Metal with Donna Kohler


Jan 13, Tuesday              08:30 am #761 Look at those Curves with Judy Dales


Jan 14, Wednesday     08:30 am #762 Art Quilts with Linda Schmidt


Jan 15, Thursday           08:30 am #763 Unexpected Quilter with Jim Kankula


Jan 16, Friday                   08:30 am #924 Artist Revealed with Phil Beaver


Jan 19, Monday               08:30 am #925 Simply Quilts Challenge with Jean Qells, Jim Kankula, Jan Mullen


Jan 20, Tuesday              08:30 am #764 Natural Impressions with June Colvin


Jan 21, Wednesday     08:30 am #765 Mother and Son Quilts with Sharon & Jason Yenter


Jan 22, Thursday           08:30 am #501 Angels in Our Quilts with Mary Lou Weidman


Jan 23, Friday                   08:30 am #926 Fooling The Eye with Sara Nephew



Jan 26, Monday               08:30 am #927 Dimensional Rose Topiary with Cindy Oraveez


Jan 27, Tuesday              08:30 am #502 Stash Quilt with Carol Doak


Jan 28, Wednesday     08:30 am #503 Quilts With a View with Faye Labarnaris


Jan 29, Thursday           08:30 am #504 An Artist's Inspiration with Yvonne Porcella


Jan 30, Friday                   08:30 am #928 Painted Quilts with Lina MacDonald