Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #83


February 1st, 2005


Quilting Friends,


Lots and lots of new news to share with you this month.  This is “high season” for quilt show and exhibits, quilters, so get out there and get inspired!


Did you know that the Punta Gorda quilt show WILL go on?  They had to move their venue due to extensive Hurricane Charley damage, but they hope to see you on Monday and Tuesday (Feb 7 & 8).   Also, they are taking donations of fabric for quilts they make for veterans and babies.   See below for full info.


I had a request for information on any Florida Long Arm Machine Quilters who teach.  If you hold classes on Long Arms, please let me know so I can spread the word.  Or if there is another website out there that compiles this info by state, that would be useful as well.


Well, I’ve decided to travel to Paducah again this year with two good friends.  Will I see you there?


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


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 (#83)


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


Feb 10-13 Honeybee Retreat in Jacksonville www.honeybeequilters.org (#83)


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 18-19 Quilt Show in Clearwater 727-791-7323 (#83)


Feb 19 Quilt and Fiber Exhibit in Melbourne www.fit.edu/fusioninfabric (#83)

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


Feb 23-26 Quilting, Sewing & Embroidery School in Orlando www.handsonsewingschools.com (#83)


Feb 24-25 Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Clearwater WWW.sewingexpo.com (#83)


Feb 25-26 Quilt Show  in Tampa   lotsofquilts2005@yahoo.com   (#83)


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 (#83)


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 12 Quilt Show in Bushnell steinhaus_fl@yahoo.com (#83)


Mar 15 Quilters Tea in New Smyrna Beach 386-428-7946 (#83)


Mar 18-20 Quilt Show  in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/ (#83)


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


Mar 19 National Quilting Day Celebration in Gainesville RG10001@bellsouth.net (#83)


Mar 19, 20, 21, 22  Laura Wasilowski Workshops in Sarasota joyabbott1@comcast.net (#83)


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)


Apr 30-May 1 Quilt Show in Gainesville quiltingservices@earthlink.net(#83)

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


Sept 23-25 QuiltFest in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#83)


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


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


Nov 5 Quilt Cruise larryjudy321@yahoo.com  (#83)


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






Come to the Central Florida Fair between March 3rd and 13th to see 29,000 square feet of Creative Arts Exhibits.  A judged show, there will also be daily creative demonstrations by locals and vendors.  See www.CentralFloridaFair.com for more info.






Peace River Guild Quilt Show

Dates:  February 7 & 8, 2005

Hours:  February 7, 2005 from 10am to 5pm

             February 8, 2005 from 10am to 4pm

Place:  23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, Fl at Harold Ave. Recreation  Center

A judged show with over 200 quilts plus a quilt auction, merchants mall, quilt appraisals, raffle quilt and a special showing of the "American Spirit Collection" of quits from 9/11

Visit our web site: peaceriverquilters.org or email: rphaas@comcast.net 






Original Sewing and Quilt Expo will be returning to Clearwater from February 24-26, 2005.  We will once again be at the Harborview Center.  More “day before” classes will be held on Wednesday, February 23.


    Our brochure is on line and can be viewed at WWW.sewingexpo.com.  Interested folks can request a brochure be sent at that site or can call 1-800-699-6309 and request one by calling our toll free number.


    There are many opportunities for your members to become Ambassadors in our classrooms as well at the exhibit hall door.  There are many perks with those positions.



Terri Sheetz

Volunteer Coordinator
14708 Pebblestone Drive
Colesville, Maryland 20905






The Tree City Quilter's Guild is presenting "Inspirations of Times Past" their 4th Biennial quilt show.  It will be held at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel located on 1-75, exit 390, Gainesville, Fl on April 30, 2005 from 10-5 p.m. and May 1, 2005 from 10-4p.m.    Admission is $5.00


Thank you in advance for your help in advertising our quilt show.

Christina and Sheila

Advertising Chairmen


Christina Oxer








The Honeybee Retreat in Jacksonville, Florida has seats left in some of the classes offered--and it is not too late to register!  Date: February 10-13, 2005, Theme: Area 51: "Invasion of the Body Stashers!", Place: Holiday Inn Baymeadows, Register on-line at www.honeybeequilters.org in the Retreat section where you will find a listing of all classes offered.


Shirley Wooten







February 18, and 19 Quilt Show at Heritage UMC, Clearwater.

Heritage United Methodist Church
2680 Landmark Dr. (corner of SR580 & Landmark Dr.)
Clearwater, Fl.
February 18th Hrs. 9 - 4
February 19th Hrs. 9 - 3
Demonstrations & Boutique
Contact: Pauline Goble 727-791-7323 or Nancy Wood 727-784-0058






Friendship Knot Quilters Guild, Sarasota, FL


MARCH  19, 20, 21, 22              Laura Wasilowski               www.artfabrik.com

Laura is a contemporary quilt maker whose work revolves around a collection of vivid, hand dyed fabrics that she has stamped, silk screened, painted or dyed. These fabrics are inspiration for creating art quilts as are stories of her family, friends and home. Her wall quilt designs are usually fused appliqué and machine quilted. 


Sat.  March 19  -  “Wood Cuts

            Mon. March 21   “Abstract Shuffle”

Tues. March 22 -  “Two Jackets Finished in One Day





Email:  joyabbott1@comcast.net

Phone:  941/371-3043






On Saturday, February 19, 2005, Florida Institute of Technology will present Fusion in Fabric: A Kaleidoscope of Design at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center. This special evening will celebrate the best of textile art and design, bringing to Melbourne one of the world’s foremost fabric artists, Jack Lenor Larsen of New York City. The evening will benefit new university art and design programs.

            “This event will help Florida Tech to build a new tradition in art and design,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. “We believe that an evening celebrating textile achievements will perfectly combine high technology and high art.”

            The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Green Turtle Market will cater both the reception and dinner. Following dinner, dancers from the Space Coast Ballet will treat guests to a fashion show of wearable art designed by Melbourne textile artist Ruth Funk.

Space Coast Ballet Co-Founder Boris Chapelev will choreograph the show. Link Johnsten of Eau Gallie Florists will provide artistic direction for the event.

            The evening’s honorary chairman is Jafar Falasiri, owner of Falasiri Oriental Rugs. Tickets, $125 per person, may be purchased by contacting the Florida Tech Office of Development at 321-674-8962. For further information, visit the Web site at www.fit.edu/fusioninfabric






In celebration of National Quilt Day, Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild presents "A Quilter's Holiday", Sat. Mar. 19, 2005, Gainesville, FL. There will be demonstrations; a talk on "Beyond Sunbonnet Sue"; sit and sew (bring a project to work on); door prizes; catered lunch and the opportunity to commune with quilters who share your passion.  For ticket information ($15), call: 352-335-1729 or email:  RG10001@bellsouth.net






Ricky Tims Kicks off Broward Quilt Expo ‘05 With "Heart and Soul"

Spend an entertaining and inspirational evening with award-winning quilter, author and musician, Ricky Tims. Ricky will kick off the Broward Quilt Expo ‘05 during a performance entitled "Heart and Soul," Thursday, March 17, 2005, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 301 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.

Ricky pulls out all the stops as he combines humor, inspiration, scholarly insights, wisdom and music in this innovative and entertaining multi-media presentation.  This program draws from several of Ricky's acclaimed lectures, past and present.

Prior to "Heart and Soul," BQE will present awards and ribbons to the winners of the 2005 biennial quilt competition.  BQE ˜05 teachers will be on hand to meet and greet and sign copies of their books.

Get tickets at the door, $15, or $16 in advance on the browardquiltexpo.com website.  Free, convenient parking. Join Ricky for a memorable, enjoyable, one-of-a-kind evening.






I am the new educational coordinator for the New JoAnn etc store in Jacksonville (St. Johns Town Center (Off J.T. Butler)).
I am currently looking for teachers to do the following classes on a regular bases. The pay for each class depends on the class and what class it is, but they usually get a percentage of the sign up fee. If you know of anyone who may be interested in discussing this opportunity, please let me know or share my e-mail address with them. Our phone are not yet connected at the new store but I am enclosing my cell # in case they don't have e-mail. The classes I still need teachers for are:
Jewelry Making
Floral Design
Home Deco
Card Crafting
I would so appreciate it if you know of anyone.
Thank you,
Chyrel Bowen
Education Coordinator
JoAnn etc. Store

904-642-2557   Ext:104

904-477-5638  cell





"Silver Threads and Golden Needles" will be presented by Quilters' Workshop of Tampa Bay on February 25th and 26th, 2005. The quilt show will be held at The Salvation Army Tampa Community Worship Center, 1100 W Sligh Ave. in Tampa.  (Take exit 48 off I-275 in Tampa and follow the signs to Lowry Park Zoo-the worship center is directly across Sligh Ave from the parking lot of the zoo.)  The hours are 10-5 on Friday(25th) and 10-4 on Saturday (26th).

Admission is $5 and parking is free.  We expect to display 200 quilts, most of which will be in the judged competition.  Vendors are coming from as far away as Vermont and as close as Tampa.  In addition to the vendor mall there will be our own guild boutique, a tea room, demonstrations, appraisals by Teddy Pruett, and live small quilt auctions both days to benefit The Salvation Army.  Please check our website-www.quiltersworkshop.org  to view our gorgeous Opportunity Quilt.  The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday afternoon.  If you are bringing a group of 20 or a bus, please contact Peggy Smith at ALSPLUB@aol.com or (813)286-2803 for additional information. 






The Oaks Quilters Annual Quilt Show

Sat, March 12  10am   quilt auction 2pm

The Oaks Campground, off Rt 48 1/4 mile east of I-75

quilt display, sales table, silent auction, demos


Bushnell is half way between Ocala and Tampa, exit 314 off I75.  We are best known as the home of the National Cemetery and Dade battle Field.  We are south of THE VILLAGES retirement community and about 25 miles south west of Leesburg.


info call Connie  352-568-2492 






Pelican Piecemaker's having a tea on March 15, 2005 at Christ Community Church, 1210 Mission Rd, New Smyrna Beach, FL., 10: AM to 3:30 PM.  Members' quilts on display, boutique, refreshments, no admission.  Chances on donation quilt $1.00 each, six for $5.00.

For information, call 386-428-7946







Quilting on the High Seas -- Florida Quilters (and friends or spouses) are invited to participate in a western Caribbean quilt cruise leaving Port Canaveral on November 5, 2005, aboard The Carnival Glory.  It's a seven day tour with two sea days, which is when the quilting fun reigns with teacher Margie Engel of Satellite Beach.  Destinations include Key West, Belize, Cozumel, and Progreso.  A limited number of cabins are still available, and to obtain the original rate, deposits are needed by Feb. 15. Information/reservations can be made by calling Judy Pacificador, 321-777-5660, or Betsy at Travel About Cruise Quarters, 321-777-7556. email: larryjudy321@yahoo.com 






Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild meets the 1st Thursday of each month at the Westminster Presbyterian Church - 1521 NW 34th St., Gainesville - from 10 - noon. If you have any questions or comments please contact me at cbconrey@gru.net or call me 352-27-4406.  Piecefully Carolyn Conrey 






Notice! Only a few days left to get deeply discounted room rates for The Orlando "Hands On" Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery School, Feb. 23-26. You still have time to register if you hurry. This is an intensive four day training school featuring great teachers like: Linda McGehee, Bob Decker, Walter Floriani, Ann "The Gran" Cobb, Jennifer Lokey, Suzanne Hinshaw, Becky J McNeill, Mary Alice Smith, Fred Lebow, and many more!


You may choose to attend classes from 8:00 am to 9:45 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. This will be four Full days of sewing, quilting, embroidery, and FUN! The school will be held at the Magical Grosvenor Resort located inside Walt Disney World Resort across the street from Downtown Disney. If the location is not enough to make this a special conference, The Orlando "Hands On" Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery School is conducted by Ricky Brooks of R&K Consulting, "The Candy Man"! Visit the Hands On Sewing School Web Site for complete information about the Orlando school and several other locations www.handsonsewingschools.com


While visiting the web site be sure to check what people have to say that have attended a "Hands  On" Sewing School. You may register online or call toll free 888-739-6350!
Seating is limited and less than 10% of the seats remain available. You do not want to miss this event. Call now to reserve your seat and call1-800-624-4109 to reserve your discounted hotel room while they last! We hope to see you next month in Orlando!






A reminder about Quiltfest, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fl Quilt Show.


The reminder is to prepare those quilts for entering into the show! They will be beautifully displayed at our NEW LOCATION! Details:


September 23, 24, 25, 2005

Prime Osborne Convention Center

1000 Bay Street

Jacksonville 32204

web site: www.quiltfestjax.com




We would appreciate your continuing to note the opening of Red Rooster
Quiltworks in Melbourne especially due to another local shop, Willow 'n Hare
Quiltworks, closing its doors at the end of February.  Thanks so much for
helping us get the word out.

Mary Kilgore

Red Rooster Quiltworks
4970 Stack Blvd. Unit B1
Melbourne, FL  32901







Simply Quilts February, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


Feb 01, Tuesday               08:30 am        #931 Fools for Tools with Heidi Kaisand

Feb 02, Wednesday          08:30 am        #932 Colorful Abandon with Rebecca McClure

Feb 03, Thursday             08:30 am        #933 Found At Sea with Judy Mathieson

Feb 04, Friday            08:30 am        #934 Dog Days of Quilting with Amy Bradley

Feb 07, Monday           08:30 am        #935 Make It Simpler with Anita Grossman

Feb 08, Tuesday          08:30 am        #936 Put It In Reverse with Jan Mullen

Feb 09, Wednesday           08:30 am        #937 At Second Glance with Tammy Tadd

Feb 10, Thursday          08:30 am        #628 Watercolor Quilts w/ Dina Pappas

Feb 11, Friday 08:30 am        #1002 Quilting in the Embroidery Hoop with Pauline Richards

Feb 14, Monday          08:30 am        #629 Ergonomic Quilting w/ Susan Delany Mech

Feb 15, Tuesday          08:30 am        #1004 Juke Box with Sharon Schamber

Feb 16, Wednesday           08:30 am        #1005 Trapunto with Karen McTavish

Feb 17, Thursday          08:30 am        #1006 Fabric Bowls with Linda Johansen

Feb 18, Friday            08:30 am        #1007 Ribbon Applique with Wendy Grande

Feb 21, Monday            08:30 am        #1008 Wish Upon a Hunter Star with Jan Krentz

Feb 22, Tuesday          08:30 am        #1009 Sketch to Quilt with Yvonne Porcella

Feb 23, Wednesday          08:30 am        #1010 Scrapbag Wars with Kelly Gallager

Feb 24, Thursday          08:30 am        #1011 Ancestral Spirit w/ Dr. Carolyl Mazloomi and Michele David

Feb 25, Friday 08:30 am        #1012 Easier Attic Windows w/ Susan Cleveland, Jinny Beyer and Cheryl Phillips

Feb 28, Monday           08:30 am        #1013 True Value in Quilts w/ Evelyn Sloppy


Simply Quilts February, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

Feb 01, Tuesday          01:30 pm        #627 The Stork is Coming w/ Patrick Lose

Feb 02, Wednesday          01:30 pm        #628 Watercolor Quilts w/ Dina Pappas

Feb 03, Thursday          01:30 pm        #629 Ergonomic Quilting w/ Susan Delany Mech

Feb 04, Friday 01:30 pm        #630 The Imagine Block w/ Agnete Kay

Feb 07, Monday          01:30 pm        #631 Hawaiian 2 Sided Quilts w/ Elizabeth Akana

Feb 08, Tuesday          01:30 pm        #632 Flexible Gridding with Joen

Feb 09, Wednesday          01:30 pm        #633 Native American Mosaic Wall Hangings w/ Margaret Wood

Feb 10, Thursday          01:30 pm        #634 Pictorial Log Cabins w/ Flavin Glover

Feb 11, Friday 01:30 pm        #635 Six Pointed Star w/ Sara Nephew

Feb 14, Monday          01:30 pm        #636 Fractured Crystals w/ Linda Ballard

Feb 15          , Tuesday          01:30 pm        #637 Image Transfer w/ Sandy Bonsib

Feb 16, Wednesday           01:30 pm        #638 Odds & Ends w/ Billie Lauder

Feb 17, Thursday          01:30 pm        #639 Collage Clothing w/ Rosemary Eichorn

Feb 18, Friday 01:30 pm        #640 Making a Portrait Quilt w/ Therese May

Feb 21, Monday          01:30 pm        #641 Passing the Thimble w/ Bonnie Browning

Feb 22, Tuesday          01:30 pm        #642 African Story Quilts w/ Theresa Polley-Shellcroft

Feb 23, Wednesday          01:30 pm        #643 Crazy Quilting w/ Marikay Waldvogel & Carol Samples

Feb 24, Thursday           01:30 pm        #644 Vintage Roses w/ Jeana Kimball

Feb 25, Friday            01:30 pm        #645 Blending Blocks w/ Joen Wolfrom

Feb 28, Monday          01:30 pm        #646 Cowboy Quilting w/ Janet Ludwig