Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #80


November 1, 2004


Quilting Friends,


Since you are a quilter and you already re-use and re-cycle fabric, here’s a website with a great idea behind it:  www.FreeCycle.org  This organization helps to match up people with items to offer for FREE with people who could use those items for FREE.  Everything from used bicycles to computer games to size medium jeans and everything in-between.  When you go to the above website, they will direct you to the website for your location.


In this newsletter, I have listed opportunities to donate quilts and/or quilting supplies for Hurricane Victims, as well as to purchase quilts to support Breast Cancer Research.  Here is another plea:


In the Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte area, four different quilt guilds with 300-400 quilters have been left with very little after Hurricane Charley.  Go through your quilting and sewing supplies for fabrics, notions, tools, books and patterns you are not using and send whatever you can to:

Mary Anne Rhodes, 998 Mangrove Road, Venice, FL  34293


As always, if you think you’re missing out on a newsletter, check the website for the latest updates: www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com



CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




Nov  5-6   Quilt Show in Ocala stitcher1231@earthlink.net  (#79)


Nov 5 Carolyn Griffin Workshop in Dunnellon www.cottonbelle.com (#79)


Nov 6-7 Fiber Workshops in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#80)


Nov 11 Bead Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  (#80)

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 5-6 Quilt Show in Dade City www.floridapioneermuseum.org (#76)

Feb 7-8 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda rphaas@concast.net (#80)


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 Quilt Show in Venice VHKier@aol.com(#79)


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 25 -26 Quilt Show in Sebring spice@strato.net


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


Mar 5-6 Quilt Show in Amelia Island mueller@net-magic.net (#79)


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)


Mar 18-20 Quilt Retreat  in Leesburg mabaugh@bop.gov


Mar 25-26 Quilt Show  in Crystal River norle@tampabay.rr.com (#80)


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)






I am with the Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America - a Congressionally chartered veteran's not for profit organization.

We have been working within the state of Florida doing hurricane relief since Charley went through.

  The quilt shops in the Tampa Bay area are helping us by having classes and making small children's quilts, blankets, or tops and donating them to us for the kids.  Some have also donated fabric for our other ladies who are on fixed incomes to sew.

Can you please donate some fabric, QUILTS OF ANY SIZE, BATTING OR CROCHETED OR KNITTED BLANKETS to help us meet our goal of 4000 blankets by the first of December? We are a not for profit group and all donations will be tax deductable.

We are asking for these items all to be used for hurricane kids for distribution in December.

We have well over 5000 families of low income and migrant workers who have lost everything they owned. Christmas is a time for children and for new hope for a better life ahead.


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - any help will be gratefully appreciated.


Joyce I Koprowski

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of American Florida

Fund raising Chair

AVVA Florida chapter #195









---November 6, 7

(Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) Focus on Fibers Weekend


Two professionals approach fiber from different directions. Clover uses fabric as a canvas to paint and print on while Fort creates 3-dimentional sculptures with it.


Tuition: two days of workshops, $110 members/$125 nonmembers; one day workshop, $65 members/$75 nonmembers


---Jette Clover, Thermofaxing

Saturday only


An easy and inexpensive way to make screens with text and images that can be used on fabrics and paper.


---Jette Clover, Bleach Discharge & Over-Dyeing

 Sunday only


This is a method of designing on black and colored fabric by partly removing color and over-dyeing by painting, printing and screening.


An award-winning fiber artist from the Netherlands, Clover brings fresh viewpoints to the workshops she teaches.  Author of several books and catalogues, her MA in art history is reflected in her works and teachings. Clover will have a solo exhibition in Spring 2005 in the Harris House Gallery.


---Jacquie Fort, Junkyard Collage

Saturday and Sunday


This collage class uses a 3-dimensional object as opposed to a flat piece of paper. The main object can be anything: old wooden boxes, driftwood, hub caps (with some kind of surface) old turned pieces of metal, plastic dolls from thrift stores, etc.


A Florida Craftsman from Vero Beach, Fort is well known for her wonderful weavings but now she reaches further into the world beyond fine crafts. Her mixed media pieces have been widely exhibited and are found in several museums and private collections throughout the US.


---November 4, 11, 18, December 2 (Thursdays, 10 AM - 1 PM)

Mary Schimpff Webb, Set Stone in Metal


Create a silver ring with a set stone. This is a beginner s class which will involve moving from design to finished ring with a few tools and very little expense.


Schimpff's work compares favorably with the best of mid-20th century modernist jewelry. She cuts her own stones, assembling the shapes like a sculptor, and juxtaposes the colors like an abstract expressionist painter.  Her work can be seen in Arts on Douglas Gallery, 123 Douglas Street.


Tuition: $125 members/$150 nonmembers


---November 13 (Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM)  Exploring Paper


Two classes involved in the study of paper. Blended Fibers is the creation and use of paper while Xerox Litho Printing is the exploration of printing on paper.


Tuition: $65 members/$75 nonmembers


---Robert Beck, Xerox Litho Printing


Create prints on the etching press and explore the possibilities of continuous tone printing by using Xerox copies of your drawings and designs.


Robert Beck was educated at Rollins College and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art, CT where he studied painting, drawing and printmaking. His current studio is set up at UCF, Research Park, where he experiments with traditional stone lithography, digital media and book arts.


---Joan Williams, Blended Fibers


Make paper in a kitchen blender using recycled junk mail, scraps, fibers and plants. Use the paper to create art works.


Williams' artwork reflects her love of history of ancient peoples, textiles and nature.  She exhibits, lectures, and teaches locally as she continues to explore different directions using handspun yarns, textiles, handmade paper and found objects.


For more information about the programs and to register for classes, email Mary McBride, mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org, phone 386-423-1753, or register online at www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org using the donation button and entering the class title you want.  Register early for classes with a $20 deposit, sizes are limited; classes with less than six participants will be cancelled two weeks prior to first meeting.






The 15th Annual Quilt Show and Sale along with the February Farm Festival will be February 5th and 6th 2005. Times for the event is 10am to 4pm daily.  Location: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, located 1 mile north of Dade City off 301 on Pioneer Museum Road.  We need Quilts for display. 

This year we have the Hoffman Challenge Collection of Dolls, Clothing and Quilts, the Robert Kaufman Traveling Collection.  A variety of Quilts and Wall Hangings from area Quilters will be featured at the show for display and sale.  Coles Country Cottage will be showing Quilts. Author Helga Curtis will be here with displays, book signing and lectures on quilting.


There will be Horse-pulling contest; lots of Food, Crafter's and True Crafters, Antique Tractors and Cars.  Applications are available by e-mailing your information: www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org or phone 352-567-0262

Email: curator@pioneerfloridamuseum.org






Due to hurricane Charlie the Peace River Quilt Show dates, times and place all had to be changed.


New correct Information:    Dates:    February 7, 2005 and February 8, 2005

                                              Times:  Feb. 7 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

                                                            Feb. 8 - 10:00 am to 4:00 PM

                                              Place:  Harold Avenue Recreation Center

                                                           23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, Florida

                                              Contact Person:   Pat Haas at rphaas@comcast.net

                                                                             (or) 941-505-4211






“9th  Biennial Quilt Show  presented by Creative Quilters of Citrus County, March 25 and 26, 2005,  from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Crystal River Middle School, 344 Crystal  Street, Crystal River, Fl.  Raffle Quilt proceeds will be given to Hospice. A silent miniature auction will benefit the school’s athletic department. Appraisals by Teddi Pruett, judging by Katherine Stubbs-Ward. There will be a quilt boutique and hourly demonstrations by guild members.


For information call Helen Siegel at (352) 477-5573 or Nora Hadley at 352-563-1457.

Nora Hadley email norle@tampabay.rr.com:





We are currently in the midst of an incredible opportunity to raise money for The Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Our readers, numerous quilt guilds, and quilt shops have responded to our plea for help in turning 25,000 quilt blocks into more than 525 finished quilts. Now it is time to visit www.ebay.com/apqqfc and help us turn quilts into dollars. In the first two weeks, we've already raised more than $25,000-imagine what we can do between now and December 31.


Although we have worked with both local and national media, including coverage on 13 Meredith television stations across the nation, the best form of publicity is word-of-mouth by quilters. So, tell all of your friends, quilters or not, to visit www.ebay.com/apqqfc and bid on these fabulous quilts. Each Monday, 40 new items will be put up for 10-day auctions. So visit often and bid high!


I sincerely appreciate all of your help in making this the success we know it can be.


Heidi Kaisand

Executive Editor

American Patchwork & Quilting





The next meeting of Arts Etc. will meet at Atlantic Center for the Arts in

the Harris House Annex. 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach for a program

in design and critique.  All artists are welcome to join us.  We meet the

4th Sat. of the month, except Dec.  Please contact Mary McBride at

mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org for more information.






  We are the first official daytime guild in central Florida. We meet at the Berlinsky Community Center in Kissimmee, Florida. We meet the second Monday at 9:00am. There will be a few times we may have to change the date or location, but we will always announce that at our meeting and have a calendar available on this website. We have a lot of exciting things planned for this coming year. We will be offering a class each month, a block of the month program, a mystery quilt to start in January and we have a quilt show scheduled for October 2005.

We would love for you to join us at our next meeting.  

For additional information, please contact us at info@quiltersatheart.com






Hand Applique sit-n-sew group that will begin on Wednesday Nov 3, Nov 10 and every Wed 6pm to 8:30pm.  The meetings are at the Orange County South east Public Library located on S. Semoran (Hwy 436) and Hoffner.  Bring your own work and sewing supplies.  You may bring your Ott light, show and tell, projects, patterns, techniques and anything else.  Beginners to experienced welcomed.  Not limited to appliqué, any handwork!






November 6th, 1:00 PM,   Art Quilters Unlimited regular bi-monthly meeting will meet at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers.  All are welcome.  Phone Carol at 239-541-0226 for further information. 




Simply Quilts

November, 2004 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


Nov 02, Tuesday            08:30 am        #746 New Lone Star with Jan Krentz

Nov 03, Wednesday            08:30 am        #747 Coxcomb Quilts with Anita Shackelford

Nov 04, Thursday            08:30 am        #748 Bargello Quilts with Marge Edie

Nov 05, Friday               08:30 am        #749 Cutting Curves with Debbie Bowles


Nov 08, Monday            08:30 am        #1030 Thread Painting II w/ Nancy Prince

Nov 09, Tuesday            08:30 am        #750 Chenille with Nannette Holmberg

Nov 10, Wednesday            08:30 am        #751 Rad Swappers with Sharon Craig

Nov 11, Thursday            08:30 am        #752 Real Fine Piecing with Barbara Barber

Nov 12, Friday               08:30 am        #753 Dimensional Applique with Karen Kay Buckley


Nov 15, Monday            08:30 am        #1038 Thanks Be To Quilt w/ Jeanne Davis

Nov 16, Tuesday            08:30 am        #754 Winner's Circle with Nancy Odom

Nov 17, Wednesday            08:30 am        #755 Medallion Quilts with Jenny Beyer

Nov 18, Thursday            08:30 am        #756 Fantasy Fabrics with Bonnie McCaffery

Nov 19, Friday               08:30 am        #757 Human Quilt with Jackie Erickson


Nov 22, Monday            08:30 am        #1032 Round Robin Quilt

Nov 23, Tuesday            08:30 am        #758 A Gaggle of Geese with Linda Ballard

Nov 24, Wednesday            08:30 am        #759 Flannel Quilts with Sandy Bonsib

Nov 25, Thursday            08:30 am        #760 Look at that Face with Charlotte Warr Anderson

Nov 26, Friday               08:30 am        #939 Let It Snow with Susan Thomson


Nov 29, Monday            08:30 am        #726 Holiday Applique with Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins

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


Simply Quilts

November, 2004 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


Nov 02, Tuesday            01:30 pm        #502 Stash Quilt with Carol Doak

Nov 03, Wednesday            01:30 pm        #503 Quilts With a View with Faye Labarnaris

Nov 04, Thursday            01:30 pm        #504 An Artist's Inspiration with Yvonne Porcella

Nov 05, Friday               01:30 pm        #505 Really Small Quilts with Kate Tegtmeier


Nov 08, Monday            01:30 pm        #506 Quaint Quilting with Debbie Stark

Nov 09, Tuesday            01:30 pm        #507 T-Shirt Quilts with Linda Long

Nov 10, Wednesday            01:30 pm        #508 Don's Dilemma with Don Linn

Nov 11, Thursday            01:30 pm        #509 Grandmother's Flower Garden with Pati Shambaugh

Nov 12, Friday               01:30 pm        #510 Thread Magic with Ellen Anne Eddy


Nov 15, Monday            01:30 pm        #511 Squaring Your Quilt with Paula Reid

Nov 16, Tuesday            01:30 pm        #512 Folded Applique with Anita Shackelford

Nov 17, Wednesday            01:30 pm        #513 Tesselations with Jinny Beyer

Nov 18, Thursday            01:30 pm        #514 Adoption Quilts with Joanie San Chirico

Nov 19, Friday               01:30 pm        #515 Folk Art Wedding Quilt with Robyn Pandolph


Nov 22, Monday            01:30 pm        #516 Strip Piecing with Eleanor Burns

Nov 23, Tuesday            01:30 pm        #517 Flourishes with Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

Nov 24, Wednesday            01:30 pm        #518 Cop Quilter with Pam Munns & Christy McNay

Nov 25, Thursday            01:30 pm        #519 Sashiko Tote Bag with Gaye Sunada

Nov 26, Friday               01:30 pm        #520 Chronicle Quilts with Jane Quinn


Nov 29, Monday            01:30 pm        #521 New York Beauty with Karen Stone

Nov 30, Tuesday            01:30 pm        #939 Let It Snow with Susan Thomson