Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #74


May 10, 2004


Quilting Friends,


Well, if you’re a mom or dad with kids in school, May is an incredibly busy month with all the end-of-the-school-year activities.  Enjoy and don’t forget to get into your sewing room, too!  I look forward to slightly slower paced summer months.  Between trips to Iceland and a camping trip to NC, I’ll have a quilt camp at my home for neighborhood kids and adults.  Should be fun!


As always, if you are having problems getting my newsletter, you can take a look at it on my website at http://www.floridaquiltnetwork.com/  I also have a very handy Calendar page where all the events are cross linked and hot linked to more info elsewhere.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




April 3-May 15 Quilt Exhibit in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#72)


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


May 13-15 Fiber Artist Workshops  in New Smyrna Beach www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#72)


May 19-23 Creative Retreat in Lake City http://fabricartshop.com (#73)


June 2 Dianne Hire Workshop in Gainesville 352-372-4720 (#74


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)


Oct 15-16 Quilt Show in Palmetto


Oct 15-17 Quilt Show  in White Springs KissnerLC@aol.com   (#74)


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




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


January 23rd-30th Quilting Cruise www.quiltpro.com


Jan 28-29 Quilt Show in The Villages RFlint5630@aol.com (#72)


Feb 8-9 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda rphaas@concast.net (#74)


Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa   lotsofquilts2005@yahoo.com   (#64)


Mar 18-20 Quilt Show  in Ft. Lauderdale Bevhilton1@bellsouth.net (#74)






Event:  8th Biennial Southwest Florida Quilt Festival

Date:    February 8 And 9, 2005

Hours: 10am - 7pm On Tuesday, February 8, 2005

               10am - 5pm On Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Place:  Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium

               25 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda Florida

Special Exhibits:  The American Spirit Quilt Collection From 9/11/01

                                    Raffle Quilt "Floral Windows" In King Size

                                    Challenge Quilt Displays

A Judged Show With Over 200 Quilts

Events: Silent Auction, Vendor Booths, Boutique, Appraisals

                And Demonstrations

Donation: $5.00

Sponsor:  Peace River Quilter's Guild, Inc., Punta Gorda Florida

Contact Person: Pat Haas, 941-505-4211 Or rphaas@concast.net






New Address


Apple Aggie's Attic

733 N. 14th Street

Leesburg, FL. 34748



Store hours are the same.


We have some new things in the works for the summer, will keep you up to date.

                                                                             Thank You







October 15-17, 2004

16th Annual Suwannee River Quilt Show, held at the Stephen Foster Cultural Center, US 41 N, White Springs (just north of Lake City), hosted by the Lady of the Lake Quilters' Guild.


Classes will feature: Sunnie Malesky, Folk Art Quilting and Arlene Blackburn, Art Quilt Potpourri. Both teachers will provide an additional lecture.


The show will feature demonstrations, a boutique, raffles and over 250 quilts. For class information email,<KissnerLC@aol.com>.

Park information: Martha Nelson, 386/ 397-7009.







Dianne S. Hire will be doing a workshop at  My Favorite Quilt Shop in Gainesville FL  June 2, 2004.  Time: 10 am-4 pm. 


Cost:  $75 includes lunch.  Workshop is open to the public.  Class limit is

20 students.


Call 352-372-4720 for more info or to sign up.






March 18 - 20, 2005


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) 2005 has been scheduled for March 18, 19, and 20, 2005 at Fort Lauderdale=s War Memorial Auditorium. 


Thousands of viewers will enjoy hundreds of quilts and special exhibits; classes taught by nationally known quilting instructors and authors; and vendors from all over the country.


Instructors to date include esteemed appliqué and fiber artist Maggie Walker; Sally Schneider, author of Scrap Frenzy and Triangle Tricks; and Ricky Tims, Texan, musician, author, caveman quilter and innovator of the Convergence Quilt.


Vendor and sponsor inquiries are welcome.  For vendor information, contact Judy Herman, (954) 472-8618 or by e-mail judyhjudyh@aol.com; for sponsor information contact Regis Vaughn, (954) 975-8311 or by e-mail revaug@bellsouth.net; for general information contact Beverley Hilton, (954) 962-8111 or by e-mail Bevhilton1@bellsouth.net. 






I recently became an AQS-certified appraiser.  All those hours with Teddy paid off!!


Lori East








May 11, Tuesday                       08:30 am                     #556 Shooting Star w/ Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

May 12, Wednesday            08:30 am                     #557 Quilt Collecting Basics with Eileen Trestain

May 13, Thursday                    08:30 am                     #558 Frank Lloyd Wright Quilts with Jackie Robinson

May 14, Friday     08:30 am                     #559 Tahitian Applique with Di Di McElroy

May 17, Monday                         08:30 am                     #1007 Ribbon Applique with Wendy Grande

May 18, Tuesday                       08:30 am                     #552 Shuttle to the Stars with Jan Davis

May 19, Wednesday            08:30 am                     #553 Delightful Dresdens with Sherry Reis

May 21, Friday     08:30 am                     #555 A Whole Lotta Huppa with Suzanne Nuesner

May 24, Monday                         08:30 am                     #1006 Fabric Bowls with Linda Johansen

May 25, Tuesday                       08:30 am                     #548 Piece of My Heart with Nancy Odom

May 26, Wednesday            08:30 am                     #549 Folk Art Quilts with Sandy Bonsib

May 27, Thursday                    08:30 am                     #550 Quilting For People Who Don't Have Time to Quilt with Marti Michell

May 28, Friday     08:30 am                     #551 Miniature Baltimore Album with Marlene Peterman

May 31, Monday                         08:30 am                     TBA



May 11, Tuesday                       01:30 pm                     #740 Valuable Lessons w/ Susan Preglow & Kathy Slattery

May 12, Wednesday            01:30 pm                     #741 The Quilter's Artist with Nancy Odom

May 13, Thursday                    01:30 pm                     #742 Silhouette Portraits with Elly Sienkiewicz

May 14, Friday     01:30 pm                     #743 Eye of The Beholder with Ami Simms

May 17, Monday                         01:30 pm                     #744 Quiltmaker's Gift with Nancy Loving-Tubesing

May 18, Tuesday                       01:30 pm                     #745 Medallion Quilts with Jenny Beyer

May 19, Wednesday            01:30 pm                     #746 New Lone Star with Jan Krentz

May 20, Thursday                    01:30 pm                     #747 Coxcomb Quilts with Anita Shackelford

May 21, Friday     01:30 pm                     #748 Bargello Quilts with Marge Edie

May 24, Monday                         01:30 pm                     #749 Cutting Curves with Debbie Bowles

May 25, Tuesday                       01:30 pm                     #750 Chenille with Nannette Holmberg

May 26, Wednesday            01:30 pm                     #751 Rad Swappers with Sharon Craig

May 27, Thursday                    01:30 pm                     #752 Real Fine Piecing with Barbara Barber

May 28, Friday     01:30 pm                     #753 Dimensional Applique with Karen Kay Buckley

May 31, Monday            01:30 pm            #754 Winner's Circle with Nancy Odom