Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #84


March 9, 2005


Quilting Friends,


I’m a little late with the newsletter this month; my work at the Creative Arts Building at the Central Florida Fair is keeping me on my toes.  Among the other special exhibits in the building, we have “Hurricane Expressions”, the first exhibit from the new ArtsEtc group in New Smyrna Beach.  The exhibit is getting a lot of notice from our fair guests, take a look at a few pictures: http://artsetc.info/exhibit.html


I hope you’re able to take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather and the amazingly diverse quilt-related happenings in our great state.   The workshops alone could keep you busy every weekend; how lucky we are!


As always, please let me know if your email address changes, I don’t want to lose a single reader.  Send your email address updates to me at mji@ibarguen.org




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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


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


Mar 3-13 Creative Arts Exhibit in Orlando www.CentralFloridaFair.com (#83)


Mar 10,11,12 Featherweight Maintenance Classes in Tampa ezm8031@bellsouth.net #84


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


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


Mar 11,12 Quilt Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#84)


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


Mar 12 Art Quilt Meeting & Lecture in Ft. Meyers carolelrod2004@earthlink.net #84


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


Mar 18-20 Quilt Show  in Ft. Lauderdale http://www.browardquiltexpo.com/ (#84)


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


Mar 17, 19 Betina Havig Lecture www.westpascoquilters.org #84


Mar 18, 19 Betina Havig Workshops www.westpascoquilters.org #84


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 20 Fiber Workshop in Tampa Bay 727-596-3786 (#84)


Mar 21 Ricky Tims Workshops and Reception in Bunnell  386-586-5409 #84


DATE CHANGE Mar 26 Thermofax Silk-Screening Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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


Mar 26 Kid’s Art Class in New Smyrna Beach 386-423-1753 (#84)


DATE CHANGE Mar 31-May 5 Embellishments Weekly Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#82)


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


Apr 16 Kid’s Art Class in New Smyrna Beach 386-423-1753 (#84)


Apr 18 & 22 Elly Sienkiewicz Workshop in Sarasota joyabbott1@comcast.net  #84


DATE CHANGE Apr 23 Computer Image Transfer Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#84)


Apr 23 Michelle Kay Workshop in Palm Beach debbie_38053@msn.com #84


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

May 6-7 Quilt Show in Coral Gables http://communitylink.gopbi.com/groups/quiltfest #84


May 19 Lenore Crawford Lecture in Orlando sewfrisky@cfl.rr.com  #84


May 20-21 Lenore Crawford Workshops in Orlando sewfrisky@cfl.rr.com  #84


May 25-26 Kathy Ward Workshop in Palm Beach debbie_38053@msn.com #84


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


June 19 Alaskan Quilt Cruise www.TravelHelloWorld.com  #84


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 20-21 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltshow@cfqg.com


January 28 Computers and Quilting by Debbie Sprague in Palm Beach debbie_38053@msn.com #84





Title:                            Quilt Fest 2005:  Waves of Reflections and Visions


Dates:                         May 6-7, 2005, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days

Location:                    Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center

                                    405 University Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33134


Sponsoring Group:   Ocean Waves Chapter, NQAS, and Miami, Florida


Admission:                 $6.00 (groups of 6 or more $5.00 each)


Contact Person:        Pat Helmcamp


Contact Address: 9250 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33174-3108


Phone:  (305) 221-4581


Contact Email: helmcamp@bellsouth.net


Website: http://communitylink.gopbi.com/groups/quiltfest


Description:   Out 18th annual quilting event showcasing more than 300 antique, traditional, contemporary and art quilts.  National traveling exhibits and works of local quilt artist will be featured.  Also includes a judged competition, on-site Certified Quilt Appraiser, Auction Saturday at 2:00 pm, vendors, Boutique, display of guild challenge quilts and demonstrations.  With the support of the City of Coral Gables, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, The Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.






Elly Sienkiewicz  is teaching in Sarasota for Friendship Knot QG

 There are openings in the following classes:

        Mon., April 18   9am - 4pm     "Christmas Cactus"

        Thur., April 22  9am - 4pm    "Quick Start Baltimore"


    Contact:  Joy Abbott, email joyabbott1@comcast.net  for enrollment information.






The Sew & Quilt Show in Bunnell Florida presents

Ricky Tims

March 21st


Grand Finale: 10am-12pm: Tickets $35

Convergence meets Caveman: 2pm –4pm: Tickets $35



5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Tickets: $8.00


Don’t miss this special event!!!

Call 386-586-5409 to reserve your seat!!





When:   Thursday, March 10, Friday, March 11, or Saturday, March 12
Time:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(bring bag lunch or order out - refreshments provided)
Place:  St. Paul Lutheran Church Educational Building
5103 N. Central Avenue, Tampa, FL
Cost:   $75 (refund subject to one week prior notification)
Includes Maintenance Kit:
Singer Lubricant
Two Screwdrivers
Copy of Featherweight Adjustment Manual
Copy of Featherweight Service Manual
Featherweight Parts List
Velcro Strap
Items to Bring: Singer 221 Featherweight Sewing Machine
Ott Light (or equivalent desk type lamp)
White hand towel
Several scraps of muslin
Note pad and pen or pencil
Instructors:    Tony Baker - 904-277-7650 - ezm8031@bellsouth.net
Dick Brown - 863-967-1032 - rab2154@aol.com
Glenn Williams - 813-988-1970 - gwillie37@aol.com







The West Pasco Quilters' Inc has class openings for the following classes in March. WE NOW ACCEPT VISA AND MC.  REGISTER TODAY


Betina Havig

Friday March 18, 2005

English Medallion Quilts

Cut and construct the sequence of borders and use the leftovers from one cutting to make the next border

Class Fee $45.00


Betina Havig

Saturday March 19, 2005

"It's Not a Quilt Until It's Quilted"

Focus on hand quilting patterns and design, feathers, cables, gauging borders and more

Class Fee $45.00


Betina Havei is also doing a lecture at our Membership meeting on March 17, 2005.  the fee is $10 for guests.  If  you are registered for one of her classes we will give a discount of $5 for the visitor fee.  Contact administration@westpascoquilters.org or visit www.westpascoquilters.org

Mary Borders
W.P.Q.G. Inc.,
Co-President 2005
Scholarship 2003-2005






Classes designed for children 6 - 12 years of age. Tuition for each class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Tuition is due the day the class meets.  Please register early; classes fill fast. Phone 386-423-1753 to register for classes. 


March 26 (Saturday, 10AM-12 PM)

Jeannie Dowis and Bill McBride, Stamp Shop

Harris House Workshop, 214 S. Riverside Drive, NSB

Kids will learn how to make their own rubber stamps through an easy 4-step print process, then experiment with different inks and papers to show it off! 


April 16 (Saturday, 10AM-12 PM)

Irene Bailey, Still Life – Cezanne Style

Harris House Workshop, 214 S. Riverside Drive, NSB

Creating an original art work from life is easier than you think. Students will identify the basic geometric shapes in bowls of fruits and vegetables, then learn sketching and shading techniques to turn them into colorful masterpieces.


Summer Children’s Art & Culture Camps - June & July!

Seven weeks of classes run 9 AM – 2 PM for 6-12 year olds.

This year’s theme: Folk Arts Around the World. Come explore world cultures through art, craft, music and dance! Enjoy lunchtime mini-lectures and lots of fun and games. Scholarships are available.  Call 386-423-1753 to get on the mailing list; program flyer goes out in March.


Teens, ages 13 – 18:

Phone 386-423-1753 or email jdowis@atlanticcenterforthearts.org to update our database and let us know if you’d like to help with summer art programs and other outreach opportunities for volunteer credits for school.




Pamela Allen Keeps us in Stitches!  We have a FEW openings left - sign up quick!  See her work at www.pamelart.com


At 7 PM on Friday, March 11, Allen will present her lecture “Show Yourself!” which deals with speaking through your art using your own voice and ideals.  The lecture is free and open to the public at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.


On Saturday, March 12, (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) is “Under the Influence” and on Sunday, March 13 (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM), Allen will teach “My Quilt, My Rules!”  Workshops which are open to all artists, including beginners. Workshop tuition per class is $60 members of Atlantic Center for the Arts and $70 nonmembers or $110/$130 for both. The programs will be held at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.


For more information, contact Mary McBride at mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or phone 386-423-1753.



March 17 (Thursday, 7 PM)

Cyriaco Lopes Pereria

South American Women Artists

Joan James Harris Theater, Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, NSB

Pereria, a digital arts professor at Stetson University, is from Brazil. He will discuss his research on female artists in South America.


April 1 (Friday, 8 PM)

Guerrilla Girls

Stetson University, DeLand

Join our carpool at 7 PM in front of Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas Street, NSB.

Fee: $10 each for gas and admission. Seating limited; sign up early!


For more information on Atlantic Center for the Arts and its community art programs, visit  www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org  or contact 386-423-1753.



March 26 (Saturday, 1 - 5 PM)

Jette Clover, Thermofax Silk-Screening

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, NSB

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

Tuition: $30 members/$40 nonmembers


March 31 – May 5

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

Helen Howell, Embellishments Galore

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, NSB

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

Tuition: $125 members/$150 nonmembers


April 23 (Saturday, 1 - 5 PM)

Mary McBride, Computer Image Transfers

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, NSB

Create patterns and narratives in fabric using digital images or items scanned into the computer.  We will also demystify a few computer programs for surface designers.

Tuition: $30 members/$40 nonmembers


For information about the programs and to register for classes, email Mary McBride at mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org, phone 386-423-1753, or register online with PayPal at www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org.







Quilter's At Heart meets 2nd Monday of the month at the Berlinsky Community Center in Kissimmee.  We meet at 9:00am for a social time and the meeting starts at 9:30am.  We look forward to you joining us

        Please visit our website at www.quiltersatheart.com






FIBER ART - Jeanne Workman of Bokeelia, who exhibits in the Wild Child Gallery in Matlacha, will talk about and display some of her work at the Saturday, March 12 meeting of Art Quilters Unlimited. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. in Room 102 of the Edwards Building, the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers. Guests are welcome.

If you have questions, you can contact me at carolelrod2004@earthlink.net or give me a call at 239-282-1064,  Thanks, Carol Elrod, publicity chairman, Art Quilters Unlimited






Lenore Crawford (www.lenorecrawford.com) will be giving a lecture for the Central Florida Quilter's guild on May 19th,2005 called Impressionistic Fabric Blending - Using 2” Squares to Create a Fabric “Painting.”  Lenore developed this technique over several years to create intricate scenes.  She will describe her creation of the design, blending squares for depth, appliqué technique used to add detail and actual construction of the piece. 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 she 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.  A two day workshop on this technique will be held May 20th and 21st at the Christ Episcopal Church in Longwood from 9:00am to 3:30pm.  The cost of this workshop will be $50.00.  Lenore will provide fabric to design on, and with, for a fee of $18.00.  Non- members are welcome to sign up for this workshop.  Please contact Kim Frisk at (407) 977-0587 or sewfrisky@cfl.rr.com if you are interested.











 Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida, Inc. (PVAF),

           3799 North Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309,



Contact:   June Lykes Carpenter, 954-587-5536;    juneesq@aol.com.     




SIZE: Approximately 44" x 50"; any pattern, design/pieced, appliqué,

            solid, etc.



               One Side-Patriotic: red, white, blue; any combination;

             Other Side-Camouflage: fabric or colors; any combination.


  FINISHING: Tying; Hand or Machine quilting; any combination.

  ADD: Hook and loop fasteners at top right and left corners (for grasping &

  pulling up the quilt onto lap, etc.).



DISTRIBUTION:  May 10th, 2005, by Quilt Project and PVAF Representatives

at the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital.               





14 March the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild meets the second Monday every month at the Countryside Library from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm located on Countryside and 580.

Bring something for show and tell (quilts, patchwork, beadwork, silk paintings, polymer clay embellishments, wearable art, etc). All are welcome.


20 March: Workshop by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild on Nuno Felting by Barbara Saks. She will be teaching this lightweight application of felting to a semi-sheer fabric at The Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach from 1-4 pm Sunday, March 20th. Call 727-596-3786 for details or to make a reservation. Membership is not required to take the workshop.


1 April 05, Fiber Arts by Marlene Glickman and Pastel Paintings by Bruce Silton joint show opens at the Imago Art Group in Dunedin on Douglas Avenue a few blocks south of Main Street. Come meet the artists from 6-9 pm. Refreshments served.






Hey MJ--If it is not too late, here is an update on Quiltfest, Inc. of Jacksonville's Quilt show in September—


NEW Vendors added!

Funky Art Bra Exhibit coming!

And a Quilted Car for viewing!


The bra exhibit is officially known as the "Ways to Women's Wellness Art Exhibit" sponsored by Ribbonsmyth. It features embellished & embroidered bras created by American Fabric Art designers. Breast Cancer research will benefit from 100% of the sales of their Art Bra Calendar on sale now.


Keep checking our web site as it is in transition right now but will soon be up and running with ALL the information about the September 23rd show! www.quiltfestjax.com






"Heart & Soul," Ricky Tims performance / lecture Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 301 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.  $15 at the door.

Broward Quilt Expo '05, March 18 - 20, War Memorial Auditorium, 800 Sandy Ninninger Drive (NE 8th St.), Fort Lauderdale.  9 - 5 Fri. & Sat., 10 - 4 Sun.  Admission $6 per day, $15 / three days.  Huge vendor mall, demos, door & raffle prizes, quilt appraiser, Quiltique, classes with Ricky Tims, Maggie Walker, Sally Schneider, Jan Wildman, Marcia Moroz. 

Website:  www.browardquiltexpo.com






April 23, 2005 Crazy Quilt Handbag by Michelle Kay for more information please contact Debbie Sprague, Workshop Chairman with Palm Beach Quilters Guild, 561-951-9958 or email debbie_38053@msn.com, Palm Beach Quilters Guild


May 25-26, 2005 Hand and Machine Applique by Kathy Ward for more information please contact Debbie Sprague, Workshop Chairman with Palm Beach Quilters Guild, 561-951-9958 or email debbie_38053@msn.com, Palm Beach Quilters Guild


January 28, 2006 Computers and Quilting by Debbie Sprague for more information please contact Debbie Sprague, Workshop Chairman with Palm Beach Quilters Guild, 561-951-9958 or email debbie_38053@msn.com, Palm Beach Quilters Guild






Set sail from Seattle, June 19, 2005 bound for the forested isles and charming frontier ports of Alaska and the icy blue glaciers of Glacier Bay.  Sign up for on-board quilting classes with Celebrity Quilting Teachers from Quilt Central.


We will have Long Arm Machines on the ship for instruction and quilting.


Pricing from $1568 includes cruise, taxes, fees, Quilting classes and EVERYTHING needed to complete all 11 projects including a White 1740 Quilters Machine and a Rowenta Latitude Travel Iron.


A $350 per person deposit will reserve your cabin.  Call Hello World ravel or visit our website for more info: www.TravelHelloWorld.com  Toll Free: 800-566-5224




Simply Quilts March, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Mar 10, Thursday        08:30 am        #1021 Handy Dandy w/ Jinny Beyer

Mar 11, Friday           08:30 am        #1022 Scrapbook Quilts w/ Sue Astroth

Mar 14, Monday         08:30 am        #1023 New Batiks w/ Jan Bode Smiley

Mar 15, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1024 Triangle-Free Quilts w/ Donna Poster

Mar 16, Wednesday    08:30 am        #1025 Warm Woolen Quilts w/ Cindy Thury Smith

Mar 17, Thursday        08:30 am        #1026 Making Waves w/ Lily Marie

Mar 18, Friday            08:30 am        #1027 Meoweekend w/ Joni Pike

Mar 21, Monday         08:30 am        #662 Easter Basket with Eleanor Burns

Mar 22, Tuesday         08:30 am        #663 Petal Play with Joan Shay

Mar 23, Wednesday     08:30 am        #738 Flower Pounding with Amy Sandrin & Ann Frischkorn

Mar 24, Thursday        08:30 am        #741 The Quilter's Artist with Nancy Odom

Mar 25, Friday            08:30 am        #813 Garden Block w/ Diana McClun

Mar 28, Monday        08:30 am        #1033 Not You Average Wedding Ring w/ Cheryl Phillips

Mar 29, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1034 Free-Standing Applique w/ Sheron Malec

Mar 30, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1035 The Line on Design w/ Raymond K. Houston

Mar 31, Thursday        08:30 am        #1036 Raggedy Reverse Applique w/ Kim Deneault


Simply Quilts March, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

Mar 10, Thursday        01:30 pm        #654 Sliced Quilt Quilter with Kelly Simbirdi

Mar 11, Friday            01:30 pm        #655 Picture Piecing with Cynthia England

Mar 14, Monday         01:30 pm        #656 Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel

Mar 15, Tuesday         01:30 pm        #657 Fairy Tale Quilts with Zylpha Siudara

Mar 16, Wednesday       01:30 pm        #658 1930's Applique with Beverly Dunivent

Mar 17, Thursday        01:30 pm        #659 Collage Curves with Lorraine Torrence

Mar 18, Friday            01:30 pm        #660 Owls in Paradise with Michal Mussel

Mar 21, Monday         01:30 pm        #501 Angels in Our Quilts with Mary Lou Weidman

Mar 22, Tuesday         01:30 pm        #502 Stash Quilt with Carol Doak

Mar 23, Wednesday       01:30 pm        #503 Quilts With a View with Faye Labarnaris

Mar 24, Thursday        01:30 pm        #504 An Artist's Inspiration with Yvonne Porcella

Mar 25, Friday            01:30 pm        TBA

Mar 29, Tuesday         01:30 pm        TBA

Mar 30, Wednesday       01:30 pm        TBA

Mar 31, Thursday        01:30 pm        TBA