Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #78


September 16, 2004


Quilting Friends,


Wow.  Its been quite a month since my last newsletter.  Two major hurricanes in Central Florida and possibly another one on the way.  One has to wonder if we’re at the beginning of a new  phase of weather.  I hope you have come through the last month unscathed and are quilting up a storm.  I guess having at least one handwork project around is a good thing.


Please be patient with me as I continue to find a solution to my emailing problems.  I won’t bore you with the details, but it is getting more complicated and more frustrating.  If I charged money for this newsletter, my troubles would be over, but I won’t go there.  So if you think you might be missing a newsletter, simply go to my website, www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com and click on the Newsletter link on the left side of the page.  I keep the website updated.



CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




August 7- Sept 25 Quilt Exhibit in Tarpon Springs crwargny@aol.com   (#77)


Sept 1-30 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne 321-951-7977 (#77)


Sept 18 Fiber Art Group Forming in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#77)


Sept 18 Quilter’s Luncheon in Clearwater (#78)


Sept 21-24 Handwork Retreat in Leesburg wjdill@atlantic.net  (#76)


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


Oct 1-2 SSQA Meeting in Daytona Beach  www.ssqa.org. (#77)


Oct 9 Quilt Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#77)


Oct 14 Fiber Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#77)


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)


Oct 15, 18-29 Jan Krentz Workshop in Sarasota  joyabbott1@comcast.net (#77)


Oct 23-24 Joyce Becker Workshop in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#76)


Nov 6-7 Fiber Workshops in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#77)


Nov 11 Bead Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#77)

Nov 12-13 Quilt Festival in Davenport db15@earthlink.net (#76)


Nov 13-14 Quilt Show in Clearwater http://quilterscrossing.net/    (#76)


Nov 15, 16 Marsha McCloskey Workshops in Sarasota  joyabbott1@comcast.net (#77)


Dec 2 Bead Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#77)




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


Jan 15 –22 Quilter’s Cruise  www.a1specialtytours.com (#77)


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


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


Jan 22 Virginia Walton Workshop in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#76)


Jan 23 Virginia Walton Workshop in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#76)


Jan 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 4-5 Quilt Show in Dade City www.floridapioneermuseum.org (#76)

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


Feb 10-12 Quilt Show in Panama City Beach www.thegiftshows.com (#78)


Feb 10-13 Honeybee Retreat in Jacksonville www.honeybeequilters.org (#78)


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


Feb 11-12 Quilt Show in Naples danish10@msn.com  (#78)


Feb 12-19 Quilt Cruise from Tampa www.quiltcruises.com (#78)


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)


Feb 26-27 Kim Whitehead Workshop in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#76)


Mar 8-10 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg 352-787-7007 (#78)


Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Sarasota  kdburg1948@msn.com  (#77)


Mar 11-12 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora mtdorashow05@juno.com (#76)


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


May 26-28 Lenore Crawford workshops in Orlando (#78)


Oct 22 Nancy Prince Workshop  in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#76)


Oct 23  Nancy Prince Workshop  in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com  (#76)






Lenore Crawford will be teaching for Central Florida Quilter's Guild on May 26-28, 2005.  Lenore has developed her own art quilting style and technique and calls it "Impressionistic Fabric Blending."  She has won many prizes for her work at art shows and quilt shows across the country.  Her technique has been published in the Quilters' Newsletter Magazine and has recently released a DVD called "Impressionistic Fabric Blending - Create Your Own Art Quilt."  Lenore was featured on Kaye Wood's Quilting Friends PBS program #1607 and will be teaching in Houston at the International Quilt Festival this year. 


You can check out her fantastic quilts at www.lenorecrawford.com.  If you would be interested in her teaching for your guild while in this area, contact her via her website.






Held at the Boca Museum of Art School of Art: Boca Raton FL the course teacher is Scotish Artist and Belle Armoire contributor Celia Buchanan. (www.celiabuchanan.com) First term starts September 6th, followed by terms starting November 2004, January 2005, February 2005, and April 2005.


This class is all about color and texture. Explore the diverse and fascinating world of Fine Art Fabric through an in-depth study of fabric patterning techniques.  Using dyes and paints, the course will cover techniques such as Silk Painting, Shibori, Block Printing, Batik and Discharge Dyeing. It will concentrate on the Fine Art applications of these techniques and culminate in the students holding a broad understanding of this rich and complex medium. For more information www.bocamuseum.org or contact the Boca Art school at Tel: 561 392 2503






February 12-19, 2005 7 Day Western Caribbean Departing from Tampa, FL on Holland America Lines's ms Veendam

Ports of Call:  Tampa, George Town, Monego Bay, Costa Maya

Teachers:  Patricia Campbell, Mary Lou Weidman, Ann Johnston, Jodie Davis and Linda Carlson

Special Features:  New Bernina Sewing Machines, 3 full days of classes, Quilt Shop on Board, Welcome Aboard, Autograph and Show and Tell Parties, Challenge Block Contest


Our website is:  www.quiltcruises.com


Faye Doyle

Group Coordinator

Quilt Seminars at Sea

Tel.  1-800-543-7914

email:  FayeDoyle@aaawin.com







Honeybee Retreat 2005 "Area 51" -- Excitement continues the weekend after the 2005 Super Bowl in Jacksonville! Come for a fun and mysterious retreat Feb. 10-13 at the Holiday Inn Baymeadows, 9150 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32256, (904) 737-1700.


National teachers  Ricky Tims, Barbara Barber, Judy Hooworth, and Nancy Prince along with our local teachers Faye Heyn, Joyce Snyder, Martha Bainbridge, Lynn Provencher and Carolyn Allen will teach you amazing, out of this world creations.


Go to www.honeybeequilters.org and pick "Retreat" for more information on registering and photos of the teachers class offerings. The web site also includes an email address for questions--information is added almost daily to keep you informed--visit often!!

Shirley Wooten







"Quilters DO Have More Fun"

850-763-8618 or 800-767-8618

Panama City  FL Fax 763-2973

The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches

quiltexpo@aol.com  www.thegiftshows.com       


Dear Quilter,

    This show is a treasure in a unique and lovely setting. The "Boardwalk Beach Resort" is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. It has over 1700 feet of boardwalk fronting on world famous dazzling "sugar white" sand beaches. As an added bonus, rooms will be available at an off-season rate during the show!

     Enjoy a beautiful display of quilts, wall hangings, clothing and other quilted items. Quilts by local and regional artists will be featured in this judged competition. Monetary prizes, as well as ribbons, will be awarded. Viewers will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt. Quilt appraisals, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and door prizes round out this event. Shop to your heart's content in the vendors' mall and quilters' boutique! There will be a snack bar and luncheon facility on site. Free parking will be available.

     OUR GOAL is to provide YOU, the quilter, with a wonderful experience in a beautiful setting. We want you to share this experience with others who enjoy the same things. We want to provide you with classes that will enhance your skills at any level and to give you a source for products that perhaps you can't find in your home location.

     Admission to the quit displays and vendor area is $5.00 for one day or $10.00 for the entire Expo. We also have a special guild rate of $8.00 for groups, 10 or more, purchased at least two weeks prior to the Expo. Class fees are $35.00 half day, $60.00 all day and $15.00 for lectures.

If you would like updated information and class information send us your address and we will send you a complete packet.

Thank You,

Norm Gulkis

LOCATION: The Boardwalk Beach Resort Convention Center


                  9600 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

                  For Reservations 1-800-224-GULF, 850-234-3484

          Special $59.00 Rate Reserve Early LIMITED AVAILABILITY


DATES: February 10 -12, 2005


SCHEDULE: Thursday, February 10   Quilt Display 9:00-5:00 PM,

        Classes All Day 9-4:30, Half Day 9-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

        Luncheon Lecture 12:15

        Vendors Mall & Boutique 8:00 to 9:00 STUDENTS ONLY 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

        Appraisals by Appointment


        Friday, February 11 Quilt Display 9:00-5:00 PM,

        Classes All Day 9-4:30, Half Day 9-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

        Luncheon Lecture 12:15

        Vendors Mall & Boutique 8:00 to 9:00 STUDENTS ONLY 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

        Appraisals by Appointment


        Saturday, February 12 Quilt Display 9:00-4:00 PM,

        Classes All Day 9-4:30, Half Day 9-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

        Luncheon Lecture 12:15

        Vendors Mall & Boutique 8:00 to 9:00 STUDENTS ONLY  9:00 AM-4:00 PM

        Appraisals by Appointment


Gulf Coast Quilt Expo

"Quilters DO Have More Fun"

850-763-8618 or 800-767-8618

Panama City  FL Fax 763-2973

The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches

quiltexpo@aol.com  www.thegiftshows.com 






 Twist + Shout : A Contemporary Perspective of the Needle Arts Exhibition.  Call to professional fiber/textile artists creating contemporary works through the use of one of five traditional needleart techniques: crocheting, canvas work (needlepoint), counted threads (cross-stitch), knitting and/or embroidery. Not constrained by function, the exhibition will focus on artists whose body of work steps outside tradition to produce provocative, concept-driven art.  Exhibition opens at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL in January, 2006 and will travel to several institutions nationwide through 2007.  Exhibition catalogue.  Curated by Michele Tuegel, professional artist and independent curator, and sponsored in part by The National Needlearts Association (TNNA), a trade assn. representing the manufacturers and distributors of tools and materials for all needle art forms.  Deadline to receive materials: December 4, 2004.  For consideration, packet must include: 1) 5 to 10 representative slides of current artwork;  2) Artist resume, including all contact information such as address, phone, and email; 3) Corresponding slide information sheet listing: title of work, size, medium, year completed, retail price (or NFS), and availability in 2006-07;  4) Artist statement and/or explanation of work;   5) SASE for return of materials.   Slides should represent the artists current body of work and will not necessarily be the actual works selected for exhibition.  No electronic files, please. Details: www.floridacraftsmen.net  Mail packet to: Twist & Shout, c/o Karen Haraminac, Director of Exhibitions, Florida Craftsmen, Inc., 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.







Sponsored in part by "A Quilter's Dream", Leesburg, Florida


Join us for a weekend of uninterrupted sewing under the guidance of Ms.

Catherine Plummer!!  Leave all your worries and responsibilities behind!  No phones to answer, no meals to cook, no loved-ones to tend to....  A weekend where you can pamper yourself and sew into the night in the company of your quilting friends!!


MYSTERY QUILT!!  That's right!  Our project for the weekend will be a complete secret!!  Prior to the retreat, yardage and directions will be mailed to you.


Weekend begins Friday, March 18th, ending Sunday, March 20th, 2005 at the

United Methodist Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, Florida.  Cost of the weekend is $155 per person, which includes hotel-style, double occupancy lodging, 6 hot delicious meals, and our knowledgeable instructor!!


Fun extras currently being created for our quilter's include massages, manicures/pedicures, for a reduced fee and games, games, games!!!  Exciting details forthcoming!


For more details contact:

Mikel Anne Baugh

2295 Barnwood Court

Leesburg, FL 34748

(Home) 352-787-7007

(Cell) 352-250-6122


Non-refundable deposit of $50 is required.  Send payments to Mikel Anne Baugh.

Space is limited to 30 students and GOING FAST.  Send in your deposit today!! Don't miss out!!


A QUILTER'S DREAM is offering...

Non-Guild members:  10% off Mystery Quilt supplies.

Guild members:  guild discount of 10%,  plus an additional savings

                             (Must present your card at time of purchase)


Connie Czernuch

A Quilter's Dream, LLC

703 W. Main Street

Leesburg, Fl









Sept. 18th at 11 am. 222 S. Lincoln Ave., Clearwater, Fl.  727-443-1728 cost $12.00 lunch provided by Chef Christian Gardner, room & halls decorated with quilts, 10 quilts to be auctioned, table setting competition, door prizes and musical performance.  All proceeds go to Christian Outreach Center providing hot meals and programs for underprivledged children.  Sponsored by Hidden Stitches Chapter of The Applique Society. 






February 11 &12, 2005

Naples Quilters Guild presents: "Stitches in Time" Quilt Show


For information contact:  Joan Frantz, danish10@msn.com






It's Lights, Camera, Action At American Quilter


Yep, you read right! American Quilter's Society has developed a new cable television series -- AMERICAN QUILTER. This is a fresh, contemporary magazine-style television series. We will be traveling the length and breadth of the continent -- and beyond -- to call all aspects of our fascinating quilt world. Today's quilter experiences a rich and diverse lifestyle. AMERICAN

QUILTER will explore the many facets of that world through in- depth interviews, rich visuals, and compelling, character-driven storytelling. AMERICAN QUILTER focuses on the passions, people, community, language, art and function of this amazing lifestyle.


AMERICAN QUILTER will premiere on Lifetime Real Women in January 2005. It will show twice weekly -- Saturday and Sunday! Our host is Jeanna Juleson. She brings enthusiasm, dedication, and experience to the host position of AMERICAN QUILTER. Many of you attending the Nashville AQS Quilt Exposition had the opportunity to see the Pilot of the show and meet Jeanna in person.


This show is about you! So tell us what you think. Let us know what is happening in your area--events, special quilts and people who deserve extra recognition. Just e-mail us at:



You say you don't get Lifetime Real Women from your cable/satellite provider. Go to

http://getlrw.cablesource.net/ and tell your provider – I WANT LIFETIME REAL WOMEN on my system.






Sep 16, Thursday            08:30 am        #721 Quilts For Chocolate Lovers with Janet Jonew-Worley

Sep 17, Friday            08:30 am        #722 Heirlooms, Past, Present & Future with Nancy Kirk


Sep 20, Monday            08:30 am        #1025 Warm Woolen Quilts w/ Cindy Thury Smith

Sep 21, Tuesday            08:30 am        #723 Ghost Layers with Katie Pasquini

Sep 22, Wednesday            08:30 am        #724 Quilting with Kids with Barbara Eikmeier

Sep 23, Thursday            08:30 am        #725 No Dragons with Jean Ray Laury

Sep 24, Friday            08:30 am        #726 Holiday Applique with Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins


Sep 27, Monday            08:30 am        TBA

Sep 28, Tuesday            08:30 am        TBA

Sep 29, Wednesday            08:30 am        TBA

Sep 30, Thursday            08:30 am        TBA




Sep 16, Thursday            01:30 pm        #629 Ergonomic Quilting w/ Susan Delany Mech

Sep 17, Friday            01:30 pm        #630 The Imagine Block w/ Agnete Kay


Sep 20, Monday            01:30 pm        #631 Hawaiian 2 Sided Quilts w/ Elizabeth Akana

Sep 21, Tuesday            01:30 pm        #632 Flexible Gridding with Joen

Sep 22, Wednesday            01:30 pm        #633 Native American Mosaic Wall Hangings w/ Margaret Wood

Sep 23, Thursday            01:30 pm        #634 Pictorial Log Cabins w/ Flavin Glover

Sep 24, Friday            01:30 pm        #635 Six Pointed Star w/ Sara Nephew


Sep 27, Monday            01:30 pm        TBA

Sep 28, Tuesday            01:30 pm        TBA

Sep 29, Wednesday            01:30 pm        TBA

Sep 30, Thursday            01:30 pm        TBA