Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #86


May 5, 2005


Quilting Friends,


Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Things are definitely slowing down in QuiltLand, but that’s OK, didn’t we acquire enough projects to last us through the hot, stay-inside months?


If you haven’t heard, there is a brand new quilting concept on the internet: a 24-hour quilting “channel” that you can watch ON THE INTERNET: www.quiltingchannel.com/   If you are having problems running it, it may be worth updating your browser, its free to do that.  Anyway, the people at the Quilting Channel are looking for ideas for content, but take a look at what they have running right now.  You can even have it running in the background as you do other tasks on the computer and click over if you hear something interesting.


I made some low-fat brownies today and thought I’d share the recipe: it’s actually a boxed mix called “No-Pudge” brownies and they are pretty good for almost no fat.  All you add is some non-fat vanilla yogurt, and the boxes come in various flavors: mint (my fave), raspberry and original.  Look for it in the health food or diet section of your grocery store.


If you own an embroidery machine, you might be interested in a website I found that allows you to create text phrases in many different fonts.  The file gets emailed to you to sew out and it’s FREE.  If you don’t own a text creation software program, this is a wonderful service: http://www.daintystitches.com/lettering.html


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




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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 13-16 Handwork Retreat in Leesburg wjdill@bellsouth.net #86


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


Feb 4 & 5 Farm Festival & Quilt Show curator@pioneerfloridamuseum.org


Feb 15 & 16 Quilt Show  in Port St. Lucie adams7856@bellsouth.net  #86


Mar 3 & 4 Quilt Show in Palmetto Mair50@juno.com#86


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


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






The Fifth Annual Handwork Retreat will be held at the Life Enrichment Center in Leesburg, Florida on Tuesday September 13 thru Friday September 16, 2005. 


Some interesting add on’s this year besides our usual just stitching and enjoying the good times of being together. No new ufo’s, no TV, no telephones—no cooking (food served in dining room).


Prices are all inclusive.-bring some money for the vendor who will be on site one day!-some quilt shops are close by also!


Motel style rooms- double and single occupancy are available.


For information and registration –contact Winnie Dill   9390 W. Caressa Way, Citrus Springs, FL. 34434 wjdill@bellsouth.net . For information contact: Mabel Toth   352-746-9861 jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com


In the meantime-keep stitchin’






First of all, thank you for the amazing task you have undertaken of coordinating a clearinghouse for tons of important information for quilters and fiber artists.


As you might recall, Kathy Stachowicz and I ran Warp and Woof Creations for a number of years. Our lives took a twist and turn, I wound up with the business, went back to teaching school and am now moving to NC to take a job as a newspaper journalist, if all goes as planned. Wow, huh?


In the meantime, Warp and Woof is being dismantled and I am selling off several boxes of our books at cost plus shipping. I am thinking they would make marvelous prizes for shows, give-aways for special students, awards for achievements, goodie bags specials, etc. Their sales would make excellent fundraisers for guilds. The "Fine Art of Pin-weaving" has sold more than 10,000 copies and "Warped Women and Material Men"

wasn't far behind. The boxes contain 100 books each and the cost of printing was about $1.70 apiece. They retail for $11.95 and $12.95 respectively. A box that would cost $170.00 + shipping could provide around $1000.00 profit.


Donna Rhodes, the Original Warped Woman!






We, THE PORT ST. LUCIE QUILTERS, would like to add to the Florida Calendar the following info.  Our Quilt Show will be held Feb 16th & 17th. 2006 at the Polish American Club in Port St Lucie, Fl. Hrs are 10 to 5 both Saturday & Sunday.           Thank a lot

Susan Adams adams7856@bellsouth.net  






          For six sequential years, The Kids Quilt Project has taken quilting into schools and organizations.  During school year 2004-05, 606 Brevard County students came face to face with numerous aspects of quilting.  In 12 schools, students produced 351 quilts as well as additional pillows, pincushions, pillowcases and wall hangings.  Approximately 54 quilts were contributed to children's charities.  The effort is a tribute to the coordinated efforts of EduQuilters, Seaside Piecemakers, Cabin Fever Quilters, and the Community Foundation of Brevard.  Photos and information are at the website www.eduquilters.org






I have sold my shop Thimbles and Thread in Merritt Island, Florida.  The new owners, Sharon Adams and Brenda Thimlar, will be retaining the name and most of the staff.  They are updating the shop and purchasing many bolts of fabric for the store.  My new e-mail address is katquilts2005@aol,com.  The old store e-mail will be deleted by the end of June and I welcome email from any of my customers.  The new e-mail address for the shop will be thimblesandthread@cfl.rr.com.  We invite our mail order customers to e-mail the shop and continue to order the thread which you love so much.  The website www.thimblesandthread.com is under construction and will be available soon. 


I will be working with the new owners for several months and also teaching classes when needed.  I would like to receive the Florida Quilt Network Newsletter at my new e-mail address.


Kathy Stewart







Manatee Patchworkers Present "Keep The World in Stitches"

March 3 &4, 2006 9AM to 5PM each day

Manatee Civic and Convention Center

One Haben Blvd. , Palmetto, Fl

Quilts, Boutique, Merchant Market, On Site Scissor sharpener, Appraiser,

Raffle Quilt, Greeting Card Exhibit, and so much more.

$5 per person

Contact:  Marion Bosch

        Email:  Mair50@juno.com

        Phone: 941-776-8491




Art Quilters Unlimited will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 in the Edwards Building, Room 102, at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers. As always, a "show and tell" of recent work is part of the program. Guests are welcome. For information: 410-5093.

Carol Elrod,

Art Quilters Unlimited



 Simply Quilts May, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


May 02, Monday      08:30 am      #1113 Painted Faces Quilts w/ Bonnie Lyn McCaffery

May 03, Tuesday       08:30 am     #909 Traditionally Influenced Quilts w/ Nancy Raschka-Reeves

May 04, Wednesday 08:30 am      #910 The Sound of Quilting with Ricky Tims

May 05, Thursday    08:30 am      #911 The Full Spectrum with Joen Wolfrom

May 06, Friday         08:30 am     #765 Mother and Son Quilts with Sharon & Jason Yenter

May 09, Monday      08:30 am      #1106 Funny Little Houses w/ Lynda Poole Prioleau

May 10, Tuesday       08:30 am     #912 Warm Fuzzies with Fran Morgan

May 11, Wednesday 08:30 am      #913 The Big Winner with Jean Biddick

May 12, Thursday    08:30 am      #914 The Hidden Block with Lerlene Nevaril

May 13, Friday         08:30 am     #915 Hula Hut with Lisa Boyer

May 16, Monday      08:30 am      #1107 Gourmet Fabric Painting w/ Sue Beevers

May 17, Tuesday       08:30 am     #916 Hearts & Flowers with Kathy Delaney

May 18, Wednesday 08:30 am      #917 Cubist Puzzle Quilts with Robbi Joy Eklow

May 19, Thursday    08:30 am      #918 Simply Seminole with Dorothy Hanisko

May 20, Friday        08:30 am      #919 Bead You To The Punch with Paula Reid

May 23, Monday      08:30 am      #1108 Stitch and Split Appliqué w/ Jayme Crow

May 24, Tuesday       08:30 am     #920 Tell Tale Quilt with Pauline Salzman

May 25, Wednesday 08:30 am      #921 Two For One Quilts with Eileen Sullivan

May 26, Thursday    08:30 am      #922 History Repeating with Froncie Quinn

May 27, Friday         08:30 am    #923 Treadle To The Metal with Donna Kohler

May 30, Monday       08:30 am     #1109 Blending Photos with Fabric w/ Betty Alofs

May 31, Tuesday       08:30 am     #924 Artist Revealed with Phil Beaver


Simply Quilts May, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


May 02, Monday       01:30 pm     #821 Magical Hexagons with Martha Thompson

May 03, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #822 Dimensional Quilting with Velda Newman

May 04, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #823 Log By Log with Wendy Etzel

May 05, Thursday    01:30 pm      #824 Mixed Media with Sandy Donabed

May 06, Friday         01:30 pm    #825 Two Block Quilts with Claudia Olson

May 09, Monday      01:30 pm      #826 Quilting A Coat with Rachel Clark

May 10, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #827 Novelty Dresden Plates with Sharon Stroud

May 11, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #828 Thread Painted Landscape with Nancy Prince

May 13, Friday         01:30 pm     #820 Scanned Fabric with Caryl Bryer Fallert

May 16, Monday       01:30 pm     #831 Denim Fray_Edged Quilts with Bonnie Snider and Bonnie B. Buttons

May 17, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #832 Reversible Quilts with Sharon Pederson

May 18, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #833 Stitch & Sing with Cathy Miller

May 19, Thursday    01:30 pm      #834 Nickel Quilts with Pat Speth

May 20, Friday        01:30 pm      #835 Fabric Picture Books with Gwen Marsten

May 23, Monday       01:30 pm     #836 Block of the Month with Jan Schmidt

May 24, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #837 Quilted Diamonds with Linda Franz

May 25, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #838 Felt Applique with Patty Eaton

May 26, Thursday    01:30 pm      #839 Strip Piecing, Traditional Quilts with Marcie Baker

May 27, Friday         01:30 pm     #901 Mechanical Magic with Diane Gaudynski

May 30, Monday       01:30 pm     TBA

May 31, Tuesday       01:30 pm     TBA