Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #71


February 12, 2004


Quilting Friends,


What a great season of quilt shows to attend!  I wish for you that you find the time to attend two or three between now and April.


The other day the refrigerator broke down (again!) and my husband decided he wanted to try his hand at fixing it.  He found a great website for this: www.RepairClinic.com.  They have a “Part Detective” and a “Repair Guru” that really make it easy to figure out which part will fix the problem and how to replace the part.  The web is truly amazing for this kind of thing.  Give it a try.


Also, I’d like to tell you about Pat Tribbey’s Florida Quilting website, if you haven’t already found it.  She lists quilting activities in Florida, but also has a great listing of Florida Quilt Guilds and Florida Quilt Shops.  Take a look and help Pat keep it updated with YOUR guild and YOUR favorite quilt shop: http://members.aol.com/anotherpat/flquilts.html




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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 27 Mini Quilt Retreat in Myrtle Beach, SC artmuse@sccoast.net.  (#71)


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 Quilt Show in Bushnell steinhaus@pocketmail.com  (#71)


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)


March 24 Jennifer Buechel Workshop in Clearwater connolly1023@hotmail.com (#71)


April 1-3 Shop Hop in Central Florida (#71)


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 7-8 Quilt Show in Miami http://communitylink.gopbi.com/groups/quiltfest (#71)


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)


Nov 13-14 Quilt Show in Clearwater http://quilterscrossing.net/ (#71)




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


Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa (#64)






Quiltfest: Waves of Reflections and Visions


Dates:                        May 7-8, 2004; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days


Sponsoring Group:    Ocean Waves Chapter, NQA, Miami, Florida


Admission:                 $6 (groups of 10 or more $5 each)


Location:                    Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center


                                 405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134


Contact Person:       Phyllis Salt


                                 12561 SW 35th Street, Miami, FL 33175-2907






Website:                    http://communitylink.gopbi.com/groups/quiltfest


Description:               17th Annual quilting event showcasing more than 300 traditional, contemporary, antique and art quilts.  National traveling exhibits and works of local quilt artists will be featured.  On-site Quilt Appraiser, a judged competition, auction, guild quilt, vendors’ alley, guild boutique and demo room.  Join us and see for yourself.  With the Support of the City of Coral Gables, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural! Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.






The Hidden Stitches of Florida Chapter of TAS (The Appliqué Society) has openings in an upcoming class.  We are in Clearwater, Fl.


March 24  9:30 Am to 4:30 Pm.  Jennifer Buechel all day class with a wonderful appliqué teacher.  We will be doing a cornucopia using a technique of adding beads with the needle turn stitch.  Jennifer is an award winning quilt artist and has several books published.  Her website is http://www.ornamentalapplique.com  Cost is $55.00 plus $6.00 kit fee.  This is held in Clearwater Beach, Fl.


Contact Margarite Connolly at  connolly1023@hotmail.com or Katie Rosendale 727-391-0432 


  This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in some wonderful classes with national teachers right here in Florida.






Peace River Quilter in Punta Gorda have booked Jeana Kimball for a workshop and lecture here for October 21 and 22, 2004.  Jeana would like to teach for a second guild either before or after our dates.  She requested there be no more than one free day between the bookings. It would be best for her to have bookings back to back.


Would you please put this notice in your newsletter with my e-mail: Klusc1@comcast.net. You can include my name and phone for contact also.

Brenda Klus, 941-743-4022.


E-mails need to have a subject line - RE Jeana Kimball  - as I don't open unknown sources of mail.


Thank you - we appreciate your network.  We are able to enjoy so many more

teachers by piggy-backing with other groups.






The Burroughs/Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC is currently exhibiting Dottie Moore’s  quilts along with the quilts of Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook and the painted gourds of Tejouila Turner, another woman artist.  This exhibit was inspired by a project that I have been working on since 1996 called "Piecing a Quilt of Life."  It is a project that celebrates the creativity of women in both life and art. 


The Burroughs/Chapin Museum is offering two workshops.  One entitled "Women's Stories: Women's Creativity which will be for all women.  The other is a mini-retreat for quilters.  It will be Friday evening and all day Saturday.


Please visit the project's website at:  www.creativetraces.com for a better understanding of the project's intent. 


1) Nestled in the Cocoon:

Creating Wings for Spring

A Mini-Retreat for Quilters

Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th


Imagine yourself nestled inside a cocoon with an exciting group of women, generating quilts and quilt ideas for your 2004 projects, sharing stories and solving design challenges.  Then choose to join quilt artist Dottie Moore at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum for this experience. This mini-retreat is designed to deepen and refine your personal quilting style, inspire new directions for your quilt art and/or release your creative blocks.


The mini-retreat will begin on Friday, February 27th, 4-6 pm with a tour of Inspired by Nature: The Art Quilts of Dottie Moore, followed by a reception. Saturday's quilt workshop with Dottie will begin at 10:00 am and will end at 4:00 pm. The mini-retreat fee is $50.00 per person, which includes the Friday night reception and beverages.


To register or for information please call the Art Museum 843-238-2510, or

email at artmuse@sccoast.net.


3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578,

843-238-2510, www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.


2)  Women's Stories: Women's Creativity


You are invited to join quilt artist, Dottie Moore, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum on Thursday, February 26th for a tour of Dottie's current exhibit, followed by brunch, discussions and creative experiences.


"Our intent is to celebrate the passage of winter by providing an opportunity for you to meet new friends and experience the joy of the creative process."            Dottie Moore


Women's Stories: Women's Creativity Workshop

Thursday, February 26th, 11-3 pm, $25.00 per person


The day will be relaxed, and fun! Brunch and all supplies for creative projects will be provided.


3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577, 843-238-2510







EVENT: "A Harvest of Quilts IX"


DATE: November 13 & 14, 2004


PRESENTED BY: Quilters' Crossing


LOCATION: Countryside Recreation Center

2640 Sabal Springs

Clearwater, FL


HOURS: 10 AM - 4 PM Saturday and Sunday


ADMISSION: $5.00 per person


This show will feature quilts of all sizes, wearable arts, demonstrations, small quilt auction, boutique, vendors and quilt raffles.  Ample parking is available for both cars and buses.


For additional information, please send a SASE to:

Mary Lou Mielke

2417 Grove Ridge Dr.

Palm Harbor, FL  34683

E-mail address:  Harvestofquilts@aol.com

Website:  http://quilterscrossing.net/







Hop, Skip & Jump Across Central Florida


Dates: April 1, 2 & 3, 2004


Nine Shops included:

Tomorrow's Treasures...Crystal River

Whippoorwill Station...Ocala, FL

Peggy's Heirlooms...Ocala, FL

A Quilters Dream...Leesburg, FL

Pookie Bears Den...Leesburg, FL

The Red Barn Quilt Shop...Bellevue, FL

Quilt Shop of Deland...Deland, FL

Pelican Quiltworks...Daytona Beach, FL

Busy Fingers...Longwood, FL


Hourly Door Prizes at each shop.


Shop Hop Quilt Blocks


Join the fun...Registration fee...$5.00

Everyone recieves a tote bag with goodies for registering!!

Grab your buddies and plan your trip today!!






The Oaks Quilters are having their Annual Quilt Show on Sat, March 13 10am to 2pm.   Show will be held at Boots Music Hall at the Oaks Campground, 5551 SW 18th Terrace  (off route 48 east of I-75) Bushnell, Fl  33513

Quilts & related items will be on display, demonstrations, silent auction, and a sale table.  Charity project quilts will be presented to a representative of “Joining Hands” at the close of the show.

Information:  steinhaus@pocketmail.com






Feb 20, Friday                   08:30 am      #932 Colorful Abandon with Rebecca McClure



Feb 23, Monday        08:30 am      #933 Found At Sea with Judy Mathieson


Feb 24, Tuesday       08:30 am      #512 Folded Applique with Anita Shackelford


Feb 25, Wednesday   08:30 am      #513 Tesselations with Jinny Beyer


Feb 26, Thursday      08:30 am      #514 Adoption Quilts with Joanie San Chirico


Feb 27, Friday                   08:30 am      #934 Dog Days of Quilting with Amy Bradley



Feb 20, Friday                   01:30 pm      #820 Scanned Fabric with Caryl Bryer Fallert



Feb 23, Monday        01:30 pm      #821 Magical Hexagons with Martha Thompson


Feb 24, Tuesday       01:30 pm      #822 Dimensional Quilting with Velda Newman


Feb 25, Wednesday   01:30 pm      #823 Log By Log with Wendy Etzel


Feb 26, Thursday      01:30 pm      #824 Mixed Media with Sandy Donabed


Feb 27, Friday         01:30 pm      #825 Two Block Quilts with Claudia Olson