Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #75


June 8, 2004


Quilting Friends,


A quick note from me today as I’m walking out the door to vacation in North Carolina this week:


It’s not too early to start putting some of these 2005 quilt shows on your calendar!  Especially if you’d like to plan some bus trips.


I’m sad to report that a great quilting shop has closed: Michelle Ross of Pelican Quiltworks in South Daytona Beach has closed her shop.  She will continue the BOMs and have an online shop, as well as vend at the Jacksonville show.  Michelle, we’ll miss your smiling face and beautiful fabrics!


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)


NOW to July 11 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne 321-242-0737 (#75)


NOW to Sept 11 Quilt Exhibit in Delray Beach www.oldschool.org. (#75)


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 Tampa/St. Pete Area mair50@juno.com (#75)


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)


Jan 21-22 Quilt Show in Orlando www.floridacabinfever.com (#75)


Jan 21-22 Quilt Show in Largo in-stitches@rocketmail.com (#75)


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


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


Jan 31-Feb 3 Quilter’s Retreat in Ellenton www.westpascoquilters.org (#75)


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


Feb 11-12 Quilt Show in Vero Beach http://members.aol.com/sbonnets1979 (#75)


Feb 18-19 Quilt Show  in Titusville Carolannkohl@aol.com (#75)


Feb 19-20 Quilt Show in Florida Keys KLHSJH@aol.com (#75)


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


Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Sarasota pantherloop@yahoo.com (#75)


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






Quilt Fever 2005, A Quilter’s Sundae

Presented by Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild, Orlando, Florida

January 21 and 22, 2005, 9 ­ 5, Free Parking, Admission $5

Location:           Central Florida Fairgrounds

                        4603 W Colonial Drive

                        Orlando, Florida  32808


Contacts:          website:                        www.floridacabinfever.com

                        Email:                           qschair@floridacabinfever.com

                        Mail & Phone:                Ren Batchelor

                                                            1653 Green Meadow Lane

                                                            Orlando, FL  32825



Quilt Fever 2005 is a biennial quilt show showcasing more than 400 quilts.   See examples of traditional, contemporary, art and antique quilts.  Features of the show will include national traveling exhibits, a certified quilt appraiser, miniature quilt silent auction, a prize winning donation quilt, over 20 vendors, a guild boutique and demonstrations.  Join us for a Quilters’ Ice Cream Social and have fun in the Florida Sun.






“Holidays in Pieces & Patches”

Sponsored by Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild, Inc

NQA Chapter Fl 774


February 11th & 12th, 2005     10am ­ 5pm

At Indian River County Fairgrounds, free parking

58th Avenue, just North of 77th Street, Vero Beach

Go to home page for map, see below


$5.00 at the door


RV & campsites available, contact IR County Recreation Dept.

Handicap accessible    Please, No Strollers allowed


Come and visit your favorite holiday vignettes, and see the beautiful quilts.

Many vendors, displays, Opportunity Quilt ­ Oriental Pineapple, Guild Boutique, Trash & Treasures, Mini vendor lectures scheduled through out each day.

Wonderful quilts to see, some for sale. Judged show for everyone.

Refreshments will be available by Ellie’s Kitchen.


Live Auction each day at 2PM

Of miniature and small quilts, donated by guild members

Proceeds go to:  Alzheimer/Parkinson’s Day Care Center, Hibiscus Children’s Center, Safe Space, and VNA Hospice

(Last quilt show donated a total of $2,000 for only one day auction, THANK YOU)


Contact person ­ Pat Lester 772-562-9294                    pat9lester@aol.com

                                              Ida Bonelli 772-489-9190  idabonelli@aol.com


To register your quilt for display, or donate items for the quilt show write to:

Sunbonnet Sue Quilters, P.O. Box 1011; Vero Beach, Fl 32961

Please send SASE for the application.


See our home page                    http://members.aol.com/sbonnets1979






Space Coast Quilters

Quilt Show

Titusville, Florida 32780

February 18th and 19th, 2005

Brevard Community College Gym

Contact: Carolannkohl@aol.com






The Paradise Quilt Guild of the Florida Keys would like to announce its upcoming Quilt Show.


"Piecing in Paradise"

Feb 19-20, 2005 , Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm

at Sugarloaf School, US Highway #1, Mile marker 19.5

Featuring 200 display quilts, raffle quilt, door prizes, country store, and vendors

Quilt sales and Auction


Contact Sandy Highsmith at KLHSJH@aol.com or 305-294-4195 for more information.






Seventeen watercolor paintings by Rod Buffington of Springfield, IL are paired with 17 quilts created by acclaimed American quilters.  Together, they reveal a similar language shared by artists working in the genre of traditional patterning.


Each pair was created simultaneously from a single conceptual drawing.  Buffington incorporated into each painting a piece of cloth from the corresponding quilt.  With one exception, there was no discussion between painter and quilter about the final outcome, but the pairs are eerily alike, suggesting a close-knit, nonverbal communication.  It was as if the two artists were in the same studio, looking over each other's shoulder as they worked.


Quilters creating the 17 works in the exhibition include:  Virgina Avery, Rita Barber, Marian Brockschmidt, Marily Doheny, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Pat Holly, Sue Nichols, Roberta Horton, Libby Lehman, Diana Leone, Carole Liebzeit, Mary Mashuta, Paula Nadelstern, Yvonne Porcella, Judy Severson, Anita Shackelford, Ricky Tims and Jean Wells.


The exhibit will be at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science, 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL, now through July 11.  Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday thru Sat.  Sunday 1 to 5 PM.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students and children under 12 are free.


For more information call the art museum at 321-242-0737.






Manatee Patchworkers present "Reach for the Stars" Quilt Show, Friday and

Saturday, October 15 (10a-5p) & 16 (10a-3p), 2004, at the Manatee Civic

Center, Palmetto, Fla, just south of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.


Admission $5. 


Nationally acclaimed teacher, Virginia Avery will lead a

class each day: Friday "Far Out Flowers: an applique workshop" and on

Saturday: "Move Over Matisse", an innovative workshop in color and design.

Each class will be $45 and includes admission for the day to the show.


Other features include a strolling fashion show of wearable entries, a quilt

to be raffled, a silent auction of items made and donated by Guild members,

as well as a boutique of quilt-related items for sale.  Contact Marion Bosch

at mair50@juno.com or Sally Cook at ts101c@aol.com for further information.






Friendship Knot Quilters Guild of Sarasota Florida presents "Enchantment of Fabric" quilt show on March 11 and 12, 2005 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium,

301 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida.


Hours: 9 AM - 6 PM Friday

          9AM - 4 PM Saturday


Mini quilt auction, special exhibits, vendor demonstrations, judged entries, raffle quilt, merchants mall, door pirzes


Donation: $5.00 entry


For more information contact Pat Sefton (941) 358-1771 or Kathleen at pantherloop@yahoo.com.







I signed up for your newsletter a few months ago.  I plan to retire by the

end of this year and spend at least 6 months in Fla. I love to quilt and

sew, and look forward to the different shows and workshops.  I contacted the

people for the quilt cruise next Jan 8-16.  Since I am a widow I would be

traveling alone.  The lady informed me that at the present she did not have

anyone looking to double in a room.

I wonder if you might know of someone, or a way I could contact your guilds

to see if anyone was looking for someone to share a room with for the

cruise.  The problem is that without a room mate the price doubles from $789

to $1590.


Thank you.


Carol A. Widmaier

Technical Writer


CECOM LRC, CCS Avionics Dir

Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703-5043

(732) (532) 4424 DSN 992-4424








            DELRAY BEACH, FL The Cornell Museum of Art & History at Old School Square Cultural Arts Center will present Quilt National 03, the 13th biennial, international juried exhibition of innovative, large format, contemporary quilts by artists from throughout the world.  Exhibit dates are June 3-Sept. 11, 2004.  Museum summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30-4:30.  Admission is $6 adults; $4 seniors and students 14-21; free for children 13 and under.


The exhibition is sponsored by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center.  Portions of the Quilt National collection, which consists of 86 quilts, will be showing in galleries and museums throughout the country through December 2005.


Jurors Lix Axford, Wendy Huhn and Robert Shaw studied images of 1452 works by 676 artists from 23 countries.  Their careful deliberations yielded a composition in which the melody of dozens of new voices blends perfectly with the sometimes-familiar (or often surprising) creative voices of names that are familiar to Quilt National's ever-growing audience.


            Quilt National Project Director Hilary Fletcher notes, Regardless of their preferences, everyone should find that this collection of quilts includes examples of awe-inspiring craftsmanship, of exciting or new design strategies, and images that speak to their senses as well as their emotions.   Visitors will encounter some works that are vaguely reminiscent of formats, materials and techniques that are the roots of what has evolved to be a richly diverse art form.  In other works, they will see that the artists are clearly exploring new territory and speaking through materials and techniques that grandmother never dreamed of. 


Following an exhibition of quilts at New York's Whitney Museum in the early 1970's, people began to recognize that the early quilts demonstrated their makers' mastery of established principles of design and craftsmanship as a way of expressing their personal experiences and views of the world.  The purpose of Quilt National is to showcase works that represent a fresh and innovative approach to the medium.  A Quilt National exhibit demonstrates not only that the creativity and artistry of the heritage quiltmakers is thriving but that the energy and excitement generated by fiber art is equal to that in any other medium.


The Dairy Barn Arts Center, at 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio, 45701 is the only place to see the entire collection of 86 quilts.  For a sneak preview visit Dairy Barn's web site (www.dairybarn.org). 


The Cornell Museum of Art and History, part of the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, is housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary building, dedicated in March 1990 and named in honor of Delray residents Harriet W. and George D. Cornell.  The Cornell Museum is located on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach and is a member of the Delray Beach Cultural Alliance and the Florida Association of Museums.


            Old School Square is a National Historic Site and Florida Cultural Institution also housing the Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 high school building), a restored 1926 gymnasium, and an outdoor entertainment pavilion.  In addition to providing museum, theatre and arts education programs for adults and children, the center serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.  For information on performances, exhibits, classes or rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit www.oldschool.org.






Attention One And All

A Special Invitation Is Extended

To You To Attend

Quilters Escape Iv

January 31, Through February 3, 2005

Dayspring Episcopal Conference Center

Ellenton, Florida




Caryl Bryer Fallert(www.bryerpatch.com)

Marsha McCloskey (www.marshamccloskey. com)

Suzanne Marshall (www.suzannequilts.com)


For non-members, registration packets can be obtained by checking www.westpascoquilters.org or call Monika Heady (352)-799-1245.


Classes are first come first serve and registration for non-members will be accepted as of June 1, 2004.


Mail your registrations to Pauline Warzyn at 7715 Sundown Court,

Bayonet Point, FL  34667






Wonderful teacher is needed for a symposium in Melbourne FL scheduled for the last weekend in March/1st weekend in April 2005. Anyone bringing in a teacher in those months who wants a second teaching date can contact Margie@cfl.rr.com







During April and May, 84 students in a disadvantaged middle school in Melbourne made themselves quilts under the tutelage of volunteers from The Kids Quilt Project.  KQP is the focus of EduQuilters Inc. in Brevard County. The quilts were all laid out on the gym floor, each as a block in a giant quilt.


Students sat alongside their quilts as the results were photographed! Florida Today featured the project in the Spacecoast section of their paper on May 25. KQP is partially funded by the National Quilt Association and Florida Cabin Fever Quilters in Orlando. To learn more: www.eduquilters.org


For their quilting project called "Hugs and Stitches," twelve high school students won two first prizes and the opportunity to represent Florida at a national convention of Future Community and Career Leaders of America in July.  The students are members of Satellite Beach High School's organization of Future Community and Career Leaders of America, which is overseen by Janet Gray, sewing teacher at the high school.  The girls selected fabrics, produced the quilts, embroidered "Hugs and Stitches Critters" on them, and presented them to an abuse shelter for children.


This project was mentored by EduQuilters Inc. and was funded through a Brevard County grant.






Jan. 21-22  Largo Cracker Quilters presents Celebrate The Quilt-

Explore The Art III  at St. Pauls Methodist Life Enrichment

Center, Largo, Florida ( northwest corner of Rosary Rd. &

Highland Ave.)


contact: Susan Gardner Collins in-stitches@rocketmail.com  727-593-7427





HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


Jun 09, Wednesday        08:30 am               #805 Uncle Sam Show w/ Linda Everhart

Jun 10, Thursday              08:30 am               #806 Hanky Quilts w/ Cindy Brick

Jun 11, Friday 08:30 am               #807 HOPI Quilting w/ Carolyn O'Bagy Davis


Jun 14, Monday                  08:30 am               #1011 Ancestral Spirit w/ Dr. Carolyl Mazloomi and Michele David

Jun 15, Tuesday                                  08:30 am               #808 Clever Quilts w/ Susan Dissmore

Jun 16, Wednesday        08:30 am               #809 Collage Quilts w/ Joanne Goldstein

Jun 17, Thursday              08:30 am               #763 Unexpected Quilter with Jim Kankula

Jun 18, Friday 08:30 am               #810 Divide & Conquer Quilts w/ Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan


Jun 21, Monday                  08:30 am               #1012 Easier Attic Windows w/ Susan Cleveland, Jinny Beyer and Cheryl Phillips

Jun 22, Tuesday                08:30 am               #811 Nimble Thimble w/ Thimblelady

Jun 23, Wednesday        08:30 am               #812 Behind the Shadows Quilts w/ Laurie Shifrin

Jun 24, Thursday              08:30 am               #813 Garden Block w/ Diana McClun

Jun 25, Friday 08:30 am               #814 Braided Borders w/ Joe Flynn


Jun 28, Monday                  08:30 am               TBA

Jun 29, Tuesday                08:30 am               TBA

Jun 30, Wednesday        08:30 am               TBA


Simply Quilts June, 2004 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


Jun 09, Wednesday        01:30 pm               #761 Look at those Curves with Judy Dales

Jun 10, Thursday              01:30 pm               #762 Art Quilts with Linda Schmidt

Jun 11, Friday 01:30 pm               #763 Unexpected Quilter with Jim Kankula


Jun 14, Monday                  01:30 pm               #764 Natural Impressions with June Colvin

Jun 15, Tuesday                01:30 pm               #901 Mechanical Magic with Diane Gaudynski

Jun 16, Wednesday        01:30 pm               #902 A Century Of Quilting pt. 11 with Nancy Kirk

Jun 17, Thursday              01:30 pm               #903 Smooth As Silk with Jim Kankula

Jun 18, Friday 01:30 pm               #904 Burmese Beauties with Aie Rossman


Jun 21, Monday                  01:30 pm               #905 Clothes To The Heart with Karen Boutte

Jun 22, Tuesday                01:30 pm               #906 Quilt's That'll Floor Ya! With Christine Porter

Jun 23, Wednesday        01:30 pm               #907 Child's Play with Cindy Taylor Oates

Jun 24, Thursday              01:30 pm               #908 Quilting in The 21st Century with Sharla Hicks & Susan Fears    

Jun 25, Friday 01:30 pm               #909 Race For The Border with Paulette Peters


Jun 28, Monday                  01:30 pm               TBA

Jun 29, Tuesday                01:30 pm               TBA

Jun 30, Wednesday        01:30 pm               TBA