Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #82


December 30, 2004


Quilting Friends,


This missive comes to you a few days early this month to accommodate an announcement from Charlotte County…Ruth McDowell, one of my favorite quilters, will be teaching a workshop (see below).  Sounds like there are a few seats left.


Along with my teaching in various venues, I have accepted a position with the Central Florida Fair.  I’ll be the Creative Arts Superintendent for the Fair in March.  So if you decide to enter your quilts to be judged and exhibited, I’ll get to meet you.


If you’ve never exhibited your work before beyond the walls and beds of your own home, I urge you to take a trusting leap to the next level.  A Fair is not as intimidating as a Quilt Show might feel, and its just a lot of fun to see your work hanging for all to admire. 


Here is how to get to the entry form and category pages on the Fair website: Go to   http://tinyurl.com/5zyho   On the left side of the page, find the “View By” tab and click on PAGE.  Scroll down to Page 14, which is the beginning of the Creative Arts Exhibit section.


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


Send your email address updates to me at mji@ibarguen.org



CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




Jan 4-Mar 12 Quilt Exhibit in Clearwater info@floridacraftsmen.net (#81)


Jan 4-8 Ruth McDowell Workshop in Charlotte County cbeba@earthlink.net (#82)


Jan 8 AQU Meeting  in Ft. Myers Carol 239-541-0226 (#82)


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


Jan 13-Mar 22 Fiber Exhibit in Jacksonville http://www.womenscenterofjax.org/ (#82)


Jan 15 Quilt Lecture in Barberville mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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


Jan 15-18 Cynthia England Workshops joyabbott1@comcast.net  (#81)


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 Silk Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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 29-30 Print Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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


Feb 1 Joan Shay workshop in Leesburg www.aquiltersdream.net (#81)


Feb 2 Quilt Lecture in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


Feb 5-6 Quilt Show in Dade City www.floridapioneermuseum.org (#82)

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 10-Mar 17 Weekly Design Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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 25-26 Quilt Show in Vero Beach http://members.aol.com/sbonnets1979 (#81)


Feb 26 Dyeing Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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


Mar 3-13 Central Florida Fair in Orlando www.CentralFloridaFair.com


Mar 5-6 Quilt Show in Amelia Island mueller@net-magic.net (#81)


Mar 5 Cindy Blackberg  workshop in Leesburg  www.aquiltersdream.net (#81)


Mar 5 Relief Printing Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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 12 Quilt Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


Mar 18-20 Quilt Show  in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/ (#82)


Mar 18-20 Quilt Retreat  in Leesburg mabaugh@bop.gov (#81)


Mar 24-Apr 28 Embellishments Weekly Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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


Mar 26 Computer Image Transfer Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


Apr 2-30 Quilt Exhibit  in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


Apr 23 Thermofax Silk-Screening Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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)


Dec 2 & 3  Quilt Show in West Palm Beach debbie_38053@msn.com




Jan 13 & 14 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers nadinecc@aol.com (#81)


Jan 27 & 28 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltshow@cfqg.com






Ruth McDowell will be in Charlotte County in January, 2005.   This is the Designing from Nature workshop.   It is a 4 day event and the cost is $250.  I have 2 openings in the January 4 - 8, 2005 workshop.  Please contact me,  Rebekah Baird, at  cbeba@earthlink.net if you are interested.  My phone number is 941-625-8053.






Southwest Florida Quilters' Guild COLORS OF THE SUN 2006 CHALLENGE for the 2006 Florida Celebrates Quilts show to be held at the Lee Civic Center Fort Myers, FL January 13th and 14, 2006 Challenge is Open to all Quilters in the State of Florida! Viewers Choice will determine the winners!  


1st place, cash prize of $200.00 by LaPierre Studio

2nd place, cash prize of $100.00 by Quilters Marketplace

3rd place prize of $50.00 gift certificate by Patches Galore


For a list of rules, shops and entry forms  please email Nadine Tourtillott at nadinecc@aol.com or Marie Thomas at thomasm2r@aol.com






We love your newsletter and look forward to all the news you share each month. We have recently opened a quilt shop in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area off Palm Bay Road in Stack Village Plaza.  We are a full service retail quilt shop with fabric, notions, books, patterns, classes, etc., Pfaff machine sales and service and longarm quilting using a Gammill Plus.  We opened on the day after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2004.


Anne James/Mary Kilgore

Red Rooster Quiltworks

4970 Stack Blvd. Unit B1

Melbourne, Fl   32901










January 8th, 1:00 PM   Art Quilters Unlimited meets at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Edwards Bldg, Rm. 103, Ft. Meyers, Fla.  Regular bi-monthly meeting.  Program: Arlene Richards - Painting on Fabric.  Show and Tell.  Enthusiasm and interest are only requirements.  Carol 239-541-0226 or Thann 239-410-5093 for further information. 






Put on by the Women's Center of Jacksonville, Fl, Art and Soul. The show is called "Threads of our community" and will run at their Jacksonville address from Jan 13, 2005 to March 22. They are located at 5644 Colcord Ave., Jacksonville, Fl. 32211. Ph. (904) 722-3000. See their website for more information a directions on how to get there.





Broward Quilt Expo
Coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 18 - 20, 2005

Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) 2005 has been scheduled for March 18, 19, and 20, 2005 at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium, 800 N. E. Eighth Street.  Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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, who will present demonstrations throughout the three-day event.  A certified quilt appraiser will be on hand to provide evaluations for a fee; and a mini-quilt auction will cap the event.

Instructors will 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. Vendors also will present demonstrations of their unique products throughout the three-day event.

Vendor and sponsor inquiries are welcome.  For vendor information, contact Judy Herman, (954) 472-8618, by e-mail judyhjudyh@aol.com; for sponsor information contact Regis Vaughn, (954) 975-8311, by e-mail revaug@bellsouth.net; for quilt entry information contact Sally Moon, (954) 370-0176, by e-mail SMoonQuilts@comcast.net; for PR or general information contact Beverley Hilton, (954) 962-8111, or by e-mail Bevhilton1@aol.com.

Extensive information about Broward Quilt Expo and relevant forms also can be found at the website, http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/






The 15th Annual Quilt Show & Sale along with the February Farm Festival will be February 5th and 6th 2005 from 10am to 4pm at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City.  Location is 1 mile North of Dade City on US 301 on Pioneer Museum

Road. We always need Quilts to show & sell.  This year we will be having Hoffman Traveling Collections of Clothing, Fabric and Dolls, also the Robert Kaufman Traveling Collections of Hats, Fabric and Quilts.  This year we have A & A White Sew & Fabrics and Coles Country Cottage, Truc Crafters, Crafters and lost of Food and the 2nd Annual Horse Pulling Contest along with an Outhouse Contest.. Author Helga Curtis will give

Lectures.  There will be a National Horse Pulling Contest on Saturday and the Outhouse Race on Sunday.


Phone 352-567-0262 or Fax  352-567-1262 for applications.

See out Website: www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org


Donna Swart, Curator





Lifeline of Hope has been working on the “Quilting for Orphans” program for about 6 months now. I might have contacted you back when we first started this program. We wanted to thank you and all of the people that have been helping us provide blankets for these children. We have received a lot of help with blankets, and spreading the word through newsletters and websites.

 We still need your help; this program will be an ongoing effort of Lifeline of Hope, as unfortunately the need grows with every day. Over 100,000 children are orphaned or abandoned each year in Russia alone, and many times that number world wide. You can help us make a difference in the lives of these children.

 Please help Lifeline of Hope by joining in the, “Quilting for Orphans” program.

Quilts, afghans, fleece, knit, or commercially made blankets of all sizes are needed.

 Kind hearted, generous ladies are making beautiful, warm quilts and blankets that we ship to orphaned children around the world. If every quilter could donate at least one blanket, hundreds of thousands of children would be able to sleep warm and comfortably. If you are a member of a guild or sewing group, would you please help out by posting this letter again, or adding this information to your organizations newsletter or website? Please contact me; I will look forward to talking with you.

 Business owners, if you have any slow moving or overstock bedding products, you can help these children and make a charitable donation to a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. 

 For more information about Lifeline of Hope; please visit us online @ http://www.lifelineofhope.org

 Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Best Regards, Jeff.

 Jeff Timmons

Gifts in Kind


135 Kelly Rd. Kalispell MT 59901






APRIL 2 - 30

Keeping Track of Time: Quilts and Collages by Jette Clover

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 4-7 PM

Although Jette Clover uses the quilt form (three layers stitched together) in many of her works, her compositions in cloth do nothing more to address that stylistic tradition. Instead, they push the boundaries of what is considered cutting-edge craft to include fine art in fiber, as evidenced in her latest pieces on display in April.

 Her largely tonal compositions often feature scraps of writing, subtle markings, and show amazing dexterity with materials. Clover explains the impetus to her own work best when she states, "I find a compelling beauty in the textured surfaces of peeling paint, corroded metal, ripped paper and mended cloth. And I am fascinated by the random marks often left behind on these surfaces showing the process and transformation caused by time and the elements."

 Clover's work is represented in many international public and private collections, including the American Museum of Art and Design. A resident of Cocoa, Florida since 2001, Clover is the former curator of the Dutch Textile Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands, and is responsible for staging the first European art quilt exhibition there in 1997. The author of four books on fiber art, Clover is a founding member of ArtsEtc, a Florida fiber and design group that meets monthly at the Harris House Annex.




 January 22 (Saturday, 1 - 5 PM)

Patsy Parr, The Silk Canvas

Painting Studio, Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue

Use liquid resist and fiber reactive dyes applied with watercolor brushes to create silk paintings.

Tuition: $30 members/$40 nonmembers


January 29-30

(Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 AM - 4 PM)

Harold Garde, The Unique Print

Painting Studio, Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue

Discussions and practice in innovations for the trained and novice artists. Strappo prints will be part of the process.

Tuition: $100 members/$125 nonmembers


February 26 (Saturday, 1 - 5 PM)

Lauren Austin, Dyeing without Measurement

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

The best colors come from feeling free of restraints. Like cooking, dyeing becomes an instinctive art.

Tuition: $30 members/$40 nonmembers


March 5 (Saturday, 9:30 AM - 4 PM)

Peggy Banks, Relief Printing

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

Carve drawings or designs into a soft material and print on exotic papers with nontoxic inks.

Tuition: $60 members/$70 nonmembers


March 12 (Saturday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Pamela Allen, My Quilt, My Rules

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

Allen of Kingston, Canada returns to New Smyrna Beach. The main focus of this workshop is to venture outside the conventional methods of quilt making into an open-ended approach to making art with fabric.

Tuition: $60 members/$70 nonmembers


March 26 (Saturday, 1 - 5 PM)

Mary McBride, Computer Image Transfers

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

Create patterns and narratives in fabric using digital images or items scanned into the computer.

Tuition: $30 members/$40 nonmembers


April 23 (Saturday, 1 - 5 PM)

Jette Clover, Thermofax Silk-Screening

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

Create silk screens, using a copier and a thermofax, to print on fabric, paper and other surfaces.

Tuition: $30 members/$40 nonmembers




February 10 - March 17

(Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Helen Howell, Basic Design in Art

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

A six-week introduction to design highlighting the basics of design using line, shape, color, texture and other elements.

Tuition: $150 members/$175 nonmembers


March 24 - April 28

(Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Helen Howell, Embellishments Galore

Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street

A six-week sampler course using metals, beads, wire, foil, paint, clay and textures to embellish art.

Tuition: $150 members/$175 nonmembers




January 15 (Saturday, 11 AM) Lauren Austin

Talking Quilts: Stories from my Ancestors

Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Hwy 40, Barberville

Austin creates quilts that tell the stories she's heard since childhood and the sights she's seen as she's traveled the world. This outreach is in partnership with the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, and the Pioneer Fiber Arts Guild. Austin is the Community Artist in Residence for Atlantic Center for the Arts.


February 2 (Wednesday, 7 PM)

Lauren Austin

Always with Me: More Stories from my Ancestors

Alonzo Babe James Center

201 N. Myrtle Avenue, NSB

Austin tells stories related to her quilts, her childhood and her family history. This program is co-sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach.



ArtsEtc meets at the Harris House Annex on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM. Members share a passion for fabric or surface design. Education, passing on their skills and promotion of their arts are foremost in their mission. Current membership includes a jeweler, weavers, printers, painters, art teachers, and fiber artists who have broken away from mitered corners. Potential members continue to join from around the state, and out-of-state artists are joining as adjunct members.


Dues are $15 per year. For more information, phone Mary McBride at 386-423-1753 , email mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or visit www.ArtsEtc.info.



Simply Quilts January, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Jan 03, Monday         08:30 am        #1036 Raggedy Reverse Applique w/ Kim Deneault

Jan 04, Tuesday        08:30 am        #912 Warm Fuzzies with Fran Morgan

Jan 05, Wednesday 08:30 am        #913 The Big Winner with Jean Biddick

Jan 06, Thursday       08:30 am        #914 The Hidden Block with Lerlene Nevaril

Jan 07, Friday           08:30 am        #915 Hula Hut with Lisa Boyer

Jan 10, Monday         08:30 am        #1037 Totally Tubular w/ Rita Hutchens

Jan 11, Tuesday        08:30 am        #916 Hearts & Flowers with Kathy Delaney

Jan 12, Wednesday 08:30 am        #917 Cubist Puzzle Quilts with Robbi Joy Eklow

Jan 13, Thursday       08:30 am        #918 Simply Seminole with Dorothy Hanisko

Jan 14, Friday           08:30 am        #919 Bead You To The Punch with Paula Reid

Jan 17, Monday         08:30 am        #920 Tell Tale Quilt with Pauline Salzman

Jan 18, Tuesday        08:30 am        #921 Two For One Quilts with Eileen Sullivan

Jan 19, Wednesday 08:30 am        #922 History Repeating with Froncie Quinn

Jan 20, Thursday       08:30 am        #923 Treadle To The Metal with Donna Kohler

Jan 21, Friday           08:30 am        #924 Artist Revealed with Phil Beaver

Jan 24, Monday         08:30 am        #925 Simply Quilts Challenge with Jean Qells, Jim Kankula, Jan Mullen

Jan 25, Tuesday        08:30 am        #926 Fooling The Eye with Sara Nephew

Jan 26, Wednesday 08:30 am        #927 Dimensional Rose Topiary with Cindy Oraveez

Jan 27, Thursday       08:30 am        #928 Painted Quilts with Lina MacDonald

Jan 28, Friday           08:30 am        #929 I Love New York with Valori Wells

Jan 31, Monday         08:30 am        TBA


Simply Quilts January, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


Jan 03, Monday         08:30 am        #606 Origami Quilts with Rebecca Wat

Jan 04, Tuesday        08:30 am        #607 Delectable Mountains with Gail Searl

Jan 05, Wednesday 08:30 am        #608 Patchwork ABCs w/ Liz Porter

Jan 06, Thursday       08:30 am        #609 Beautiful Binding with Sally Collins

Jan 07, Friday           08:30 am        #610 Kaleidoscope Quilting with Paula Nadelstern

Jan 10, Monday         08:30 am        #611 Sets & Sashings for Quilts with Phyllis D. Miller

Jan 11, Tuesday        08:30 am        #612 Arabic Lattice with John Flynn

Jan 12, Wednesday 08:30 am        #613 Curved Seams with Anita Murphy

Jan 13, Thursday       08:30 am        #614 Quilting with Kids with Kelly Gallagher-Abbott

Jan 14, Friday           08:30 am        #615 Plaid Quilt w/ Debbie Caffrey

Jan 17, Monday         08:30 am        #616 Wool Quilts w/ Lorinda Lie

Jan 18, Tuesday        08:30 am        #617 Wearable Quilt Art w/ June Colburn

Jan 19, Wednesday 08:30 am        #618 Quilt in A Weekend w/ Lynette Jensen

Jan 20, Thursday       08:30 am        #619 Quilt Restoration w/ Nancy Kirk

Jan 21, Friday           08:30 am        #620 Amish Quilting w/ Joe Cunnigham

Jan 24, Monday         08:30 am        #621 Free Form Patchwork w/ Ann Fahl

Jan 25, Tuesday        08:30 am        #622 Confusion Quilt Pattern w/ Debbie Bowles

Jan 26, Wednesday 08:30 am        #623 Cathedral Windows w/ Shelly Swanland

Jan 27, Thursday       08:30 am        #624 Raw Edge Applique w/ Jane Sassaman

Jan 28, Friday           08:30 am        #625 Internet Quilting Bee w/ Billie Lauder

Jan 30, Sunday         08:30 am        #626 Contest Ready Quilts w/ Ami Simms