Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #87


June 3, 2005


Quilting Friends,


OK, this might not be the most exciting quilting news you’ve ever read, but consider this a friendly helpful hint:  As of June 1st, Floridians are allowed to view their credit report for FREE once a year.  Go to www.annualcreditreport.com to get started.  I just finished going through my credit reports and things look pretty accurate, tho I did find a couple of old credit cards I’d forgotten about.  The credit report provides address and avenues to resolve problems, so now is a good time to get ‘er done.  I’ve heard that even if you have no debts to worry about, your credit score (FICO) is used by insurance companies to come up with your premium costs.  Seems unfair, but there you are.


I’ve come up with an idea for a new section of this newsletter, let me know what you think.  Since I was a software designer in a previous life, I tend to collect tips on computer usage, be it email, internet, windows use, etc.  So I thought I’d pass on one tip each newsletter.  Here’s the first one:



Passwords and other Important Info: Seems like every website now wants us to remember a password to use the site.  Keep the passwords in one place: create a password collection file on your computer, you can use MS Word or other word processing software.  There is a way to password protect the file, check Help (F1) for that.  Also, don’t call the file “passwords.doc”, that’s just asking for trouble, call it your pet’s name or something easy like that.  Our password file has four columns: Website Name, User id, Password, and Comments.  I also use this file to put my CC numbers, so I can cut and paste when I’m online ordering.  Our file is now 8 pages long and no sign of stopping.


I’ll be camping in New England for almost 4 weeks, so you won’t be hearing from me till August.  Have a great summer and stay cool.


As always, if your email address changes, please let me know: subscribe@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com.  Thanks 


>>>  Question: Are there any guilds out there that own their own building - either purchased outright, donated, or county deeded for non-profit use? If so, would you please contact Robby Wargny, West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. at crwargny@aol.com or 727 372-8219.  <<<




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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


July 23-30 Shop Hop in North Florida materialthings@bellsouth.net (#87)


August 13-14 Quilt Show in North Carolina 828 743-1033 (#87)


Sept 3-5 Pioneer Days in Dade City 352-567-0262 (#87)


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


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


Oct 1-Nov 28 Quilt Exhibit in Tarpon Springs  www.westpascoquilters.org (#87)


Oct 6-9 Quilt Symposium in Daytona Beach www.ssqa.org (#87)


Oct 21-23 Quilt Show in White Springs 386/397-7009 (#87)


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 10-12 Quilt Show in Hudson  www.westpascoquilters.org (#87)


Feb 11-18 Quilt Cruise http://www.quiltcruises.com (#87)


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


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


Mar 3-4 Quilt Show in New Smyrna Beach 386-426-2941. (#87)


Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Mount Dora quiltshow@gmail.com (#87)


Mar 18-19 Quilt Show in Venice www.vaqg.com (#87)


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


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






“Chicks on the Beach”

October 6-9, 2005


Plaza Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida

All quilters are welcome to attend.  Classes for beginners to advanced, national teachers, Mystery Quilt Event, Challenge Contest, evening events and door prizes!  www.ssqa.org or (386) 774-6474






17th Annual Suwannee River Quilt Show on October 21-23, 2005. This will be held at the Stephen Foster Folk Cultural Center State Park in White Springs, FL.


More than 200 quilts are on exhibit, including traditional quilts, art quilts, children's quilts, and antique quilts, workshops, keynote speakers and demonstrations. Call 386/397-7009, or 386/362-6850.






Venice Area Quilters' Guild Show--Quilting By the Gulf

March 18 and 19, (2006),  Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis

Ave., Venice, FL.  Open 10-5 both days.  More than 200

quilts--traditional to art; dolls; wearable art.  Boutique, unique aprons, vendors.

Lunch served.  Make it a day or a weekend; call our travel consultant

for dining/lodging/sightseeing assistance.  DawnHamman@aol.com;

call 941-485-1193.  Visit us at www.vaqg.com







24th Annual FANtastic Quilt Show sponsored by: Lake County Quilters Guild. 


The dates, times, and location are:

March 9 and 10, 2006

March 9:   9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

March 10: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Location: Lake Receptions, 4425 Hwy 19A, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757

e-mail: quiltshow@gmail.com

(352) 383-4013






Dear Quilt Guild Members:

We are very happy to invite you to join us in our Inaugural year of SEW MANY PLACES. In just a short amount of time, we have established ourselves as the number one travel company for quilters throughout the world.


From cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, New England, Canada, the Mediterranean to land packages to China, Ireland, England, Poland, South America, Costa Rica, the United States, France, Canada & Mexico. We literally travel SEW MANY PLACES.


The education staff that we provide for our quilters on all of these trips is by far, the Best in the industry! Ricky Tims, Eleanor Burns, Libby Lehman, Joan Shay, Sharlene Jorgenson, Karen Combs, Linda Prince, Charlotte Angotti, Marie Seroskie, Linda Poole, Carol Doak, Janet Jones Worley, Kaye England, Jo Morton and dozens of other sewing stars are all part of our team of educator.


Plus, we are very pleased to announce that we are the exclusive travel company for all quilting trips for McCalls Quilting Magazine.


As members of a Quilt Guild, we are extending to you the opportunity to travel with us on any of our SEW MANY PLACES trips. And by doing so, you would also be helping your guild raise money. For every 10 people from your guild who participate in the same trip with us, we will donate back to your guild $250.00!


Also, we will provide for each one of those who participate, an autographed copy of "Chicken Soup for the Travelers Soul", which contains a story written by JIM WEST, the founder of our SEW MANY PLACES.


If you would like to receive a copy of our Newsletter, please let us know, and we will be happy to include you every month.


God Bless and Happy Quilting!




Group Manager







Pelican Piecemakers Quilting Guild presents their 14th show on Friday, March 3, 2006, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, March 4, 2006 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This is a judged quilt show - Viewer choice awards - Donation Raffle quilt (winner to be chosen on Saturday) - Door prizes - Vendors mall - Guild boutique - Silent Auction

Location:  Christ Community Church, 1210 Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Call Diane for more information at 386-426-2941.






We have a Quilt Seminar at Sea to the Caribbean, sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale, planned for February 11-18, 2006, and I would very much appreciate you adding this event to the calendar on your website.  Our website with all the information is listed below.


Faye Doyle
Group Coordinator
Quilt Seminars at Sea
Tel.  1-800-543-7914
email:  FayeDoyle@aaawin.com






Makeready Press Gallery & Gallery 214 ArtSpace                                          

214 Glenridge Ave., Montclair, NJ  07042

Contact:  Maureen O’Brien   

Phone 973-744-1940     Fax 973-744-2202      

e-mail:  maureenrobrien@verizon.net



Deadline for entries:  Postmarked August 1, 2005


Art Quilt Exhibit - Call for Entry – Artist Opportunity

To all artists working in fiber arts, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, glass, metal and mixed media are called to enter the fourth annual art quilt national juried exhibition sponsored by Makeready Press Gallery & Gallery 214 ArtSpace in Fall 2005 at its large exhibit space in Montclair, New Jersey.  Jurying is by slides.


“Quilts For Art Sake 4”,

Fourth annual art quilt exhibit,  Nov 11, 2005 – Jan 8, 2006

at Makeready Press Gallery & Gallery 214 ArtSpace for Fall 2005. 


Objective:  To exhibit the latest art quilts, by artists working both traditionally and non-traditionally, who may use very diverse media to express their visual world.  Art quilts must be a quilt/layered composition and may be in any medium.


Jurors:  Carol Westfall, fiber artist & writer, and Maureen R. O’Brien, artist & director, Makeready Press Gallery


Juried by slides.  Entry fee five slides for $35. 

Insurance:  Makeready Press Inc. insures all accepted works in the gallery during the exhibit period.


For Prospectus:

e-mail:  maureenrobrien@verizon.net

or send #10 SASE : 

Makeready Press Gallery, 214 Glenridge Ave.., Montclair, NJ   07042. 

For information call 973-744-1940, fax  973-744-2202,

We can fax artists a prospectus and it may be duplicated.  






West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. Quilt Exhibit at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, Tarpon Springs, Fl. running from October1-November 28, 2005 and our Quilt Show at Veterans Memorial Park, Hudson Fl. on February 10-12, 2006 .

The West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. will be featured in an eight week quilt exhibit, "Home Is Where the Heart Is" at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center located at
101 South Pinellas Ave (Alt. 19) in Tarpon Springs, Florida from October 1 through November 28, 2005. There will be a silent small quilt auction benefiting the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center and four event weekends planned during that time:
October 1 - Meet the Quilters Reception
October 15 - Brenda Grampsas, AQS Appraiser, Lecture & Quilt Appraisals 
November 5 - Fashion Show
November 19 - Children's Quilt Activities Afternoon
For more information please visit our web site: www.westpascoquilters.org or contact
Robby Wargny- 727 372-8219 or crwargny@aol.com




The West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. announces it's 9th biennial Quilt Show:                                       "Home Sweet Home"
February 10-12, 2006 
Veterans Memorial Park 14333 Hicks Rd. Hudson, Fl.
* National Teacher, Charlotte Warr Andersen - lectures and workshops
* Quilt Appraiser, Lori East
* Quilt Judge, Lovell Symons
* Large Quilt Auction
* Small Quilt Auction
* Boutique
* Vendors
* Door Prizes
* Wall Hanging Challenge (open to Florida quilters)
For more information please visit our web site: www.westpascoquilters.org or contact
Robby Wargny- 727 372-8219 or crwargny@aol.com






Would you be kind enough to include notice of our quilt show in the Calendar of Events section of your newsletter?  We have many members who reside in Florida.  Cashiers Quilt Show, Aug 13-14, 2005, 10:00-4:00 p.m., Sapphire Valley Community Center, 207 Sapphire Valley Road, Sapphire, NC 28774  828 743-7663  Contact Levonna Larson, 828 743-1033 for additional information.






Eight shops in the Jacksonville/Orange Park/Middleburg/North Florida/South Georgia area are having a shop hop the last week in July.  The dates for the hop are Saturday, July 23rd through Saturday, July 30th.  The participating shops are: Lady Bug Quilt Shop in Middleburg, Country Crossroads and Calico Station in Orange Park, Material Things, Olde Green Cupboard and The Quilting Patch in Jacksonville, Jan’s Quilt Shop in Amelia Island, FL and Stepping Stones Quilt Shop in St. Simons Island, GA.  This year we’ve extended the hop to eight days, including two Saturdays, to give everyone a chance to visit all eight shops and be eligible for our Grand Prize – A Bernina, Limited Edition Alex Anderson 153 Quilter’s Edition sewing machine!!!!   In addition to the Bernina Sewing Machine, each of the eight shops is giving away three $50.00 gift certificates to three lucky registered hoppers who visit their shop during the Hop.  Excited shoppers can register at any of the participating shops; the registration fee is $5.00.  Registered Shop Hoppers will draw for special discounts of from 5% to 50% at each shop for all purchases at that shop during their visit and if they visit a shop more than once during the hop, they can draw for a discount each time they come in!   Each shop will be having their own special sales or promotions during the hop too.  So come on everyone, put on your Flip Flops and come to the hop!!!  Contact Material Things for more info at: materialthings@bellsouth.net






Abba's Quiltery in Palatka, FL will give your subscribers 5 free fat quarters with the purchase of a baker's dozen for $20 (that's 18 fat quarters for $20)


Abba's Quiltery

308 Azalaea Plaza

Palatka, FL 32177


(386) 328-2755


If you have any questions please email me at AbbasQuiltery@AOL.com






Travel Through Time
31st Annual Pioneer Days Festival
Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
September 3, 4, and 5th, 2005
Open all weekend (Sat-Mon) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
One mile north of Dade City off Highway 301 North, east on Pioneer Museum Road
Music, Arts and Crafts, Civil War Re-enactment




Simply Quilts June, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


Jun 02, Thursday     08:30 am      #926 Fooling The Eye with Sara Nephew

Jun 03, Friday                  08:30 am      #927 Dimensional Rose Topiary with Cindy Oraveez


Jun 06, Monday       08:30 am      #1110 Longarm Fashions w/ Marilyn Badgers

Jun 07, Tuesday       08:30 am     #928 Painted Quilts with Lina MacDonald

Jun 08, Wednesday 08:30 am      #929 I Love New York with Valori Wells

Jun 09, Thursday     08:30 am      #930 Outside the Box with Vicky Lawrence

Jun 10, Friday                  08:30 am      #931 Fools for Tools with Heidi Kaisand


Jun 13, Monday       08:30 am      #1111 Wave Topography w/ Tristan Blakeman and Dan Olfe

Jun 14, Tuesday       08:30 am     #932 Colorful Abandon with Rebecca McClure

Jun 15, Wednesday 08:30 am      #933 Found At Sea with Judy Mathieson

Jun 16, Thursday     08:30 am      #934 Dog Days of Quilting with Amy Bradley

Jun 17, Friday                  08:30 am      #935 Make It Simpler with Anita Grossman


Jun 20, Monday       08:30 am      #1112 Shining Star Quilt w/ Debbie Maddy

Jun 21, Tuesday       08:30 am     #936 Put It In Reverse with Jan Mullen

Jun 22, Wednesday 08:30 am      #937 At Second Glance with Tammy Tadd

Jun 23, Thursday     08:30 am      #701 I Dreamed of Africa with Kaye England

Jun 24, Friday                  08:30 am      #702 Art of Machine Piecing with Sally Collins


Jun 27, Monday       08:30 am      #1114 Patchwork Puzzle Balls w/ Jinny Beyer

Jun 28, Tuesday       08:30 am     #703 Novel Quilter with Jennifer Chiaverini

Jun 29, Wednesday 08:30 am      #704 Modern Crazy Quilts with Betty Pillsbury

Jun 30, Thursday     08:30 am      #705 Mosaic Quilts with Shannon Williams




Simply Quilts June, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


Jun 01, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #904 Burmese Beauties with Aie Rossman

Jun 02, Thursday     01:30 pm      #905 Clothes To The Heart with Karen Boutte

Jun 03, Friday                  01:30 pm      #906 Quilt's That'll Floor Ya! With Christine Porter


Jun 06, Monday       01:30 pm      #907 Child's Play with Cindy Taylor Oates

Jun 07, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #908 Quilting in The 21st Century with Sharla Hicks & Susan Fears

Jun 08, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #909 Traditionally Influenced Quilts w/ Nancy Raschka-Reeves

Jun 09, Thursday     01:30 pm      #910 The Sound of Quilting with Ricky Tims

Jun 10, Friday                   01:30 pm      #911 The Full Spectrum with Joen Wolfrom


Jun 13, Monday       01:30 pm      #912 Warm Fuzzies with Fran Morgan

Jun 14, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #913 The Big Winner with Jean Biddick

Jun 15, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #914 The Hidden Block with Lerlene Nevaril

Jun 16, Thursday     01:30 pm      #915 Hula Hut with Lisa Boyer

Jun 17, Friday                  01:30 pm      #916 Hearts & Flowers with Kathy Delaney


Jun 20, Monday       01:30 pm      #917 Cubist Puzzle Quilts with Robbi Joy Eklow

Jun 21, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #918 Simply Seminole with Dorothy Hanisko

Jun 22, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #919 Bead You To The Punch with Paula Reid

Jun 23, Thursday     01:30 pm      #920 Tell Tale Quilt with Pauline Salzman

Jun 24, Friday                  01:30 pm      #921 Two For One Quilts with Eileen Sullivan


Jun 27, Monday       01:30 pm      #922 History Repeating with Froncie Quinn

Jun 28, Tuesday       01:30 pm     #923 Treadle To The Metal with Donna Kohler

Jun 29, Wednesday 01:30 pm      #924 Artist Revealed with Phil Beaver

Jun 30, Thursday     01:30 pm      #925 Simply Quilts Challenge with Jean Qells, Jim Kankula, Jan Mullen