Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #85


April 7, 2005


Quilting Friends,


As our big quilt show season winds down, its time to get busy with a few of those new projects we picked up along the way.  Everywhere I look, in every corner of my sewing room, in every cabinet and drawer, I find yet another project started or compiled and waiting….what was I thinking?


Speaking of hours in the day and the lack thereof, Florida quilters have lost a wonderful page of quilting information.  Pat Tribbey (anotherpat@aol.com) has decided to stop publishing her great “Florida Quilts” webpage (She’s looking for a few extra hours in her day).  Pat compiled a great list of Florida Quilt Shops and Florida Quilt Guilds for our use and enjoyment.  Since Pat’s list was so complete, I never felt the need to compile that information for my website, I just referred questions to Pat’s webpage. 


Pat has generously offered to hand over her quilt guild and quilt shop lists to me, and they are now on MY website: www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com.  This is a good time to check out your local shops and guilds for accuracy and completeness.  If you see any changes to be made, please drop me a line (fqn.shop@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com)  so I can keep the lists up-to-date.


Thank you, Pat Tribbey, for your hard work on this most necessary compilation of useful information.  We’ll miss “Florida Quilts!” !!


As always, if your email address changes, please drop me a line: subscribe@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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


April 1-30 One Woman Quilt Exhibit in Duneden 727-524-6962. (#85)


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


April 7-12 Quilt Shop Hop in North Central Florida a_quilters_dream@earthlink.net



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


April 19 Free Ice Cream at all Ben & Jerry’s www.BenJerry.com #85


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 #85


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


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


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


Oct 6-9 Quilt Symposium in Daytona Beach www.ssqa.org (#85)


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)


Nov 11-12 Quilt Show in Trenton www.springhousequilters.org    (#85)


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


April 7-8 Quilt Show in Sanford cmcquilt7@aol.com (#85)


Summer Quilt Exhibit in Gainesville rg10001@bellsouth.net (#85)


Fla. Museum, Alachua County quilters seek entries for summer 2006 show




GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild are seeking entries for the exhibit "Quilting Natural Florida" planned for the summer of 2006.

All entries will be juried to ensure the quilts represent or illustrate subjects of nature indigenous to Florida. The subject matter may be representational or symbolic of Florida's natural flora, fauna and environment.

"The Quilting Natural Florida show blends the skills and imagination of the quilt community with the mission of the Florida Museum of Natural History," said exhibit organizer Gloria Craft Comstock.

Entry forms are available on either web site:



or contact

Gloria Craft Comstock, rg10001@bellsouth.net

10001 NW 59th Place, Gainesville, FL, 32653-2833
(352) 335-1729





Mark April 19th down on your sweet tooth calendar, Ben & Jerry's will be giving out free ice cream cones (yes, ice cream included) from Noon until 8pm.  You can go to www.benjerry.com to find the closest Ben & Jerry's to you, and make sure they are a participating store (a few stores do not participate in Free Cone Day).





Springhouse Quilter's "Treasures From Home"


Show dates:    November 11-12, 2005


Location:    Trenton United Methodist Church, Trenton, Florida


Contact:    cwquilter@gru.net


Guild website:   www.springhousequilters.org   


Thank you,

Cheryl Watson

Quilt Show Publicity Chairman






SSQA Symposium: "Chicks on the Beach"

October 6-9, 2005

Plaza Resort, Daytona Beach, FL

Sue Nickels, Dianne Hire, Nancy Eha, Alice Wilkhoit, Valerie Goodwin, and Sunnie Malesky

Registration packets available in May







April 7 & 8, 2006  Quilt Show at Sanford Civic Center, 9am - 4pm. 

e-mail:  cmcquilt7@aol.com for more info.


We will have more detailed info later.


Carol Goodboe






Dear Mary-Jeanine,


I'm a member of a quilt discussion group and have been contacting folks who participate in it about contributing to a book of quilting stories. I recently sold a book proposal to St. Martin's Press for a collection of personal stories about quilts and quilting called

Patchwork Prose.


I'm looking for stories that really bring out the myriad aspects of the quilting universe from tales about that first quilt that's still in the closet hoping to get finished some day to a special friendship that developed through quilting to the way quilting can keep you sane when all around you seems to be going crazy. Stories can be funny or sad, inspirational or philosophical. Any and every aspect of quilting is welcome.


I've been collecting stories for a couple of months now and they range from a tale about a group of boys from disadvantaged backgrounds who put together a quilt for children in Bangladesh to a quilt shop owner who found several ounces of marijuana hidden in the ceiling of the building she was renovating to a dedicated quilter on her way to a fabric sale who helped prevent a vagrant's attack on a young mother and her child.


There's lots more information and some stories on my website: www.patchworkstories.com and I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have. The deadline for stories is June 1, 2005 and the book will be published in the spring of 2007.


I surely hope you will consider contributing to Patchwork Prose. And please pass this information along to anyone and everyone you know who quilts.


Thank you for your time.


Sonja Hakala

editor, Patchwork Prose: Quilts, Quilters & Their Stories

to be published by St. Martin's Press, Spring 2007





Submission guidelines:

Personal stories and essays only

Maximum 1,500 words

Deadline: June 1, 2005


email submissions to: patchwrk@sover.net


or mail submission to:

Patchwork Stories

PO Box 57

West Hartford, Vermont 05084





MJ - here's a program idea folks might want to check into:


In February, Seaside Piecemakers in Satellite Beach had a delightful program given by musician Cathy Miller and her husband John Bunge.  Cathy is an experienced musician with a lovely voice and is known as The Singing Quilter.  John sings as well!  The program they presented Seaside included original songs which Cathy, originally a folk singer, had written.  She was a singer before she was a quilter, but she even includes quilts in the program.


Both John and Cathy were such a delight for us.  We definitely needed a light-hearted enjoyable program and enjoyed it so much that we immediately booked them again.  Their next jaunt to our part of the country will be in February 2007, and we booked them for the fourth Wednesday, 28 February. They will be in Florida for the whole month.  If you would like to check into booking them for your guild here's their info and website.


Cathy Miller & John Bunge

1464 Cranbrook Pl, VICTORIA BC  V8P 1Z7 Canada

ph: 250-370-7026 cell: 206-321-5016 http://www.singingquilter.com






Mini Shop Hop April 7, 8,9,11 and 12.  Passport fee $3.00.  With a completed passport receive a chance to win 1 of 15 $25.00 gift certificates.  All passport holders can also get 20% off all fabric off the bolt does not include Fat Quarters. 


Mini Shop Hop shops are:


A Quilter's Dream

703 W. Main Street

Leesburg, Fl 34748




The Red Barn

Hwy 301

Summerfield, Fl



Whippoorwill Station

Hwy 441

Summerfield, Fl







1 -25 April "Awakenings" a mixed media quilt show by Marlene Glickman

and abstract pastel paintings by Bruce Siltonat the Imago Art Group Gallery in Dundedin on Douglas and Lyndhurst (a few blocks south of Main St. and a few blocks east of Alt 19) in a large yellow building.


Business hours are Monday- Friday 9am-5 pm. Featuring 5 inch square

daily designs which are quilted, free motion embroidered and hand dyed

silks, cottons and found fabrics. Call Marlene for a private tour







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.



Simply Quilts April, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


Apr 07, Thursday       08:30 am        #803 Rag Wool Applique w/ Kathy MacMannis

Apr 08, Friday           08:30 am        #804 Welsh Whole Cloth w/ Marjorie Horton


Apr 11, Monday         08:30 am        #1102 Fortune Cookie Challenge

Apr 12, Tuesday        08:30 am        #805 Uncle Sam Show w/ Linda Everhart

Apr 13, Wednesday  08:30 am        #806 Hanky Quilts w/ Cindy Brick

Apr 14, Thursday       08:30 am        #807 HOPI Quilting w/ Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Apr 15, Friday           08:30 am        #808 Clever Quilts w/ Susan Dissmore


Apr 18, Monday         08:30 am        #1103 Quilt Toppers w/ Linda Milligan and Nancy Smith

Apr 19, Tuesday        08:30 am        #809 Collage Quilts w/ Joanne Goldstein

Apr 20, Wednesday 08:30 am        #810 Divide & Conquer Quilts w/ Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan

Apr 21, Thursday       08:30 am        #811 Nimble Thimble w/ Thimblelady

Apr 22, Friday           08:30 am        #812 Behind the Shadows Quilts w/ Laurie Shifrin


Apr 25, Monday         08:30 am        #1104 Casting Shadows With Discharge w/ Colleen Wise

Apr 26, Tuesday        08:30 am        #814 Braided Borders w/ Joe Flynn

Apr 27, Wednesday  08:30 am        #815 Dream Saving Space w/ Myrna Giesbrecht

Apr 28, Thursday       08:30 am        #816 Enchanted Views with Dilys Fronks

Apr 29, Friday           08:30 am        #817 Teenage Quilters with Brett & LeAnna Christopher



Simply Quilts April, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


Apr 07, Thursday       01:30 pm        #804 Welsh Whole Cloth w/ Marjorie Horton

Apr 08, Friday           01:30 pm        #805 Uncle Sam Show w/ Linda Everhart


Apr 11, Monday          01:30 pm       #806 Hanky Quilts w/ Cindy Brick

Apr 12, Tuesday        01:30 pm        #807 HOPI Quilting w/ Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Apr 13, Wednesday  01:30 pm        #808 Clever Quilts w/ Susan Dissmore

Apr 14, Thursday       01:30 pm        #809 Collage Quilts w/ Joanne Goldstein

Apr 15, Friday           01:30 pm        #810 Divide & Conquer Quilts w/ Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan


Apr 18, Monday         01:30 pm        #811 Nimble Thimble w/ Thimblelady

Apr 19, Tuesday        01:30 pm        #812 Behind the Shadows Quilts w/ Laurie Shifrin

Apr 20, Wednesday 01:30 pm        #813 Garden Block w/ Diana McClun

Apr 21, Thursday       01:30 pm        #814 Braided Borders w/ Joe Flynn

Apr 22, Friday           01:30 pm        #815 Dream Saving Space w/ Myrna Giesbrecht


Apr 25, Monday         01:30 pm        #816 Enchanted Views with Dilys Fronks

Apr 26, Tuesday        01:30 pm        #817 Teenage Quilters with Brett & LeAnna Christopher

Apr 27, Wednesday 01:30 pm        #818 Stellar Journeys with Gail Garber

Apr 28, Thursday       01:30 pm        #819 Mosaic Quilts with Tammie Bowser

Apr 29, Friday           01:30 pm        #820 Scanned Fabric with Caryl Bryer Fallert