Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #90


October 2, 2005


Quilting Friends,


There are many ways to help Hurricane Victims, both locally and in the Gulf States.  If you are still looking for ways to help, here are some contacts:





Check with your local shops (www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com/shops.html) and guilds (  to see if they have an effort in place as well.  It’s a great feeling to give a quilt to a charity drive.


OK, here is your COMPUTER TIP: Did you know CTRL-Z will UNDO the last thing you did in a Windows program?  So if you accidentally delete something, it’s a fast way to get it back.


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




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




now till Oct 14 Quilt Exhibit in Vero Beach (#89)


Sept 1-Nov 30 Quilt Exhibit in Clearwater (#88)


Oct 1-Nov 23 Quilt Exhibit in Tarpon Springs  www.westpascoquilters.org (#90)


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


Oct 6 Quilt Show in Clearwater Marlene@123webmagic.com (#90)

Oct 13 Lecture in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (89)


Oct 13-15 Shop Hop in Southwest Florida (89)


Oct 16 Workshop in Clearwater Marlene@123webmagic.com (#90)


Oct 16-18 Nancy Prince Workshops in Sarasota  joyabbott1@comcast.net (#88)


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)


Oct 24-30 Workshops in Clearwater Marlene@123webmagic.com (#90)


Oct 28 Lecture in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (89)


Oct 28-31 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg Talacam@aol.com  (#89)


Oct 30-Nov 2 Jennie Rayment Workshops in Melbourne www.RedRoosterQuiltworks.com (89)


Nov 3-6 Quilt Gathering in New Hampshire   www.aquiltersgathering.com (#90)


Nov 3-6 Quilt Retreat in Jacksonville www.oldegreencupboard.com (89)


Nov 3 Lecture in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (89)


Nov 4-Dec 23  Quilt Exhibit near New Port Richey   (727) 845-7322 (89)


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


Nov 5 Quilt Show in Newberry www.floridastateparks.org/dudleyfarm(#90)


Nov 10 Lecture in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (89)


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


Nov 12 – Jan 8 Fiber Art Exhibit in Melbourne www.adventurequilts.com (#90)


Dec 2 & 3  Quilt Show in West Palm Beach debbie_38053@msn.com




Jan 10-11 Michele Shatz Workshop in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com (89)


Jan 13 & 14 Quilt Show in Ft. Myers nadinecc@aol.com (#90)


January 14-15 Mystery Quilt Workshop by Michele Shatz in Palm Beach debbie_38053@msn.com


Jan 15-21 Quilt Cruise www.SewManyPlaces.com (#88)


Jan 20-21 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltshow@cfqg.com  (#90)


Feb 4 Quilt Show And Auction In Jacksonville katquil@yahoo.com (#89)


Feb 4 & 5 Farm Festival & Quilt Show  in Dade City 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 Joan Shay Workshop in Leesburg www.aquiltersdream.biz (#90)


Feb 17-18 Quilt Show in Port St. Lucie adams7856@bellsouth.net (#88)


Feb 23-25 Sewing And Quilt Expo In Clearwater www.sewingexpo.com (89)


Feb 25-26  Galen Berry Workshop  in Palm Beach trudyf@aol.com (89)


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 3-5 Quilt Retreat in Delray Beach Talacam@aol.com (#89)


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)


April 21-22 Quilt Show in Melbourne www.s-piecemakers.com/ (#90)


June 9-12 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg Talacam@aol.com  (#89)


June 10-Sept 4  Quilt Exhibit in Gainesville rg10001@bellsouth.net (#85)




May 23-27 TAS National Quilt Show & Convention  lbrooker@tampabay.rr.com (89)







Quilt Magic 2006: “Celestial Visions”

January 20th & 21st, 2006

Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando


9am to 5pm, both days

Admission: $6,   children under 12 free

Brought to you by  Central Florida Quilter's Guild, Sanford, Florida


Important Dates:

       December 17    Deadline for Entries (postmark date)

       January 5          Shipped entries must be received

       January 7          Check in of hand delivered quilts 9am

       January 20 & 21 Quilt Magic Fri. 9am

       December 17     Deadline for Entries (postmark date)


Enjoy over 200 Judged Quilts, over 100 Exhibit quilts, a Quilt Sale Booth, Lots of Vendors, Quilter's Boutique, Donation Quilt, Silent "Miniature Quilt" Auction, Demonstrations, Teddy Pruitt: a Quilt Appraiser, Door Prizes, Challenge Exhibits, Free Parking, etc.


Everyone can enter quilts….Cash Prizes!


Visit our website:  www.cfqg.com







Opening November 12th, the Brevard Museum of Art and Science will display an exhibit by fiber artist Ellen Lindner.  The exhibit, entitled Ellen Lindner:  Hopes and Daydreams, takes its name from one of Lindner's award-winning pieces.  Known for its strong contrasts and vivid colors, Lindner’s work has been shown throughout the United States, and beyond.  Her work consistently wins awards, and has been published in several magazines.

Lindner’s exhibit will be on display through January 8th, at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science, 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, and will include the following events: 
- November 12th, 11 AM, Lindner’s lecture, Adventures in Color, free with
     museum admission.
- November 17th, 1 PM, free gallery walk with the artist
- December 3, Adventures in Color workshop, $65 members, $80
     non-members, plus $2 supply fee. 


For additional information or higher resolution photos contact: Ellen Lindner 321-724-8012 elindner@cfl.rr.com www.adventurequilts.com






For every quilter who has ever said "what made me buy that fabric?!?": My Favorite Quilt Shop in Gainesville, FL is having a  Dorky Homemade Quilt Contest in honor of the October release of Lisa Boyer's new book Stash Envy: And Other Quilting Confessions And Adventures this fall. Her first book That Dorky Homemade Look : Quilting Lessons from a Parallel Universe outlined the rules of the dorky homemade look. Quilters should search the scrap bag, the back of the closet and under the dog for those special quilts that can only be called Dorky!

Your dorky quilt needs to arrive at MFQS before October 14. All entries will hang through the end of October and everyone can vote (don't worry, both the voting and the quilts will be anonymous). At the end, the winner will get a dorky prize! Please limit to one entry per person.

For more information about what makes a dorky quilt and how to enter, please contact Marybeth Rinzler (mmrinzler@bellsouth.net) or call My Favorite Quilt Shop 352-372-4720.





Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club Presents:


Timeless Treasures

2006 Quilt Show

Silver Threads - 25 Years of Quilting


April 21-22, Friday & Saturday 10-5

Melbourne Civic Auditorium

625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.

Melbourne FL 32903

(One block west of US 1 between New Haven & Eau Gallie Blvd.)

Donation: $5.00


Show Features:

Over 200 Quilts on Display, Quilt & Challenge Quilt Competition, Merchant Mall & Gift Shop, Keepsake Traveling Quilt Exhibit, Opportunity Quilt, Door Prizes, Mini Quilt Auction, Quilt Appraisals (applicable fee for certified appraisal)


Free Parking - Refreshments on Site - Groups Welcome


For more information, call 321-674-6807 or Email ibwatson@gmail.com


website: http:www.s-piecemakers.com/







Laura Brooker and Dorothy Johnson have organized a Tampa chapter of the national Applique Society (TAS). The Feather Princesses meet year-round on the second Wednesday of the month at the Jimmie B. Keel Library community room, 2902 W. Bearss Avenue in Tampa from noon to 4 p.m.  In addition to being the host chapter for the 2007 national TAS show, The Feather Princesses will hold their first workshop with Mary Sorensen in November. Please contact Laura Brooker for membership information: lbrooker@tampabay.rr.com.






January 13th & 14, 2006
Southwest FL Quilters Guild Presents their 5th biennial quilt show Florida Celebrates Quilts 2006 "Colors of the Sun"

Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road , Fort Myers. FL Show hours are 9 AM to 5 PM.


Featuring: quilts never before displayed in SW FL, Colors of the Sun Challenge Quilts, Miniature quilt auction (Live) Sat at 3 PM, Quilters Boutique, Merchants mall (Over 30 Vendors!), Ongoing demonstrations, Door prizes, Quilt Appraisals Special exhibit's and much more! Food on site and lots of parking. A bus driver lounge is provided.
Website: www.swfqg.com
Email: nadinecc@aol.com






Joan Shay will be February 15th to teach Nantucket Basket.  The fee for

10 people or less is $60.00 per person the fee for 10 - 20 people is

$45.00 per person. Please call the shop for details.  Put your name on

the list to save your space. Minimum number of students required is 10.

Reserve your place with a non refundable $20.00 deposit.  If the class

is cancel you will receive a full refund. There will be a kit available

from Joan for $50.00 Deadline to sign up for class is December 15, 2005.






A Quilters' Gathering will be in full swing November 3-6, 2005 at the Sheraton Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire.

A Quilters' Gathering is a 4 day conference featuring a juried and judged quilt show, reknown instructors offering classes and lectures among whom are Jan Krentz, Mimi Dietrich, Mary Sorensen, Sharyn Craig, Sue Nickels, Judy Mathieson, Nancy Brenan Daniel, Barbara Barber from the UK, Laura Wasilowski, Nancy Kerns, Jan Carlson, Nancy Eha and Leigh E. McDonald..... and over 40 vendors.

Special for this year is an exhibit of Contemporary Interpretations of Baltimore's Magnificent Album Quilts by members of the Baltimore Applique Society curated by Jan Carlson.

For complete information go to  www.aquiltersgathering.com






6 Oct: 7-8:30 pm Quilt and Fiber Show featuring work by 12 artists from the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Fiber show (quilts, weaving, dyeing techniques, etc.) at the Clearwater Main Library on Drew and Osceola in their Osceola Gallery. Demonstrations will be presented at the reception. Refreshments served and tours through the show. Show is up from Sept through November 30th.


16 Oct: 1-4 (Sunday afternoon) "Bowl Making Workshop" presented by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild featuring fabric bowls by Sarah Snyder and Leather/Feather Vessels by Marlene Glickman. For more info call Marlene at 727-524-6962 or email at Marlene@123webmagic.com. This workshop is open to non-members.


24-30 October: Houston Quilt Festival workshops by Marlene Glickman of Clearwater, Florida featuring "Fabulous Foiled Fabrics", Fun Coloring for Kids, Collage Sampler Demonstrations, Instant Color Using Silk Dyes Demonstrations and a Make It and Take It class on hand dyed silk greeting card. See Festival catalog or call Marlene at 727-524-6962 for more info.






"Home Is Where the Heart Is" 

West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc.

Location: Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
101 South Pinellas Ave (Alt. 19) in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Dates: October 1 through November 23, 2005.

There will be a silent small quilt auction (bidding closes Nov. 19) benefiting the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center and four event weekends planned during that time:
October 1 - Meet the Quilters Reception 2-4PM
October 15 - Brenda Grampsas, AQS Appraiser, Lecture 1PM & Quilt Appraisals 2PM 
November 5 - Fashion Show 2-3PM
November 19 - Children's Quilt Activities Afternoon 1-3PM
For more information please visit our web site: www.westpascoquilters.org or contact Robby Wargny- 727 372-8219 or crwargny@aol.com






We need your hands and your hearts to get involved with a very special community project.  The State Attorney’s Office in Seminole County is sponsoring their annual Make a Difference Day project on October 22, 2005.  The SAO staff and other community members will be working hard to paint/remodel and furnish a very special home in Midway.  It is the home of Women of Renewing Minds – a 6 month residential transitional home for female ex-offenders coming back into our community.  Without this program, many female offenders in Seminole County would end up right back on the streets and re-arrested after a brief period of time.  Without redirection they are doomed to fail – and this impacts not only their lives, but the lives of their children and family members, and even you and me as tax payers!


This new 5 bedroom donated facility will house 10 more beds – a much needed expansion from the 6 bed existing facility!  Here is where we need your help! 


It is my theory that if we can show these women that their community believes in their ability to recover, they will find the strength they need to become productive citizens in our community – perhaps for the first time ever in their entire lives.


Joining together with our “Hands and Hearts United” theme, I believe we can make a difference and show that very support where they will see it every single day of their stay at the program.  We need 10 twin quilts with this theme in muted (earth tone) browns, golds,  reds and white color schemes to match the interior of the home.


Please help today!


Kimberly Zeh, Neighborhood Advocate

Neighborhood State Attorney Initiative

7245 Estapona Circle

Fern Park, FL 32730

(407) 665-1441




Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild presents


“A Walk Through Time”


November 5, 2005      Saturday 9-5


See how traditional quilts trace the path of Florida farm history, and discover exciting new trends in contemporary quilting


·        Vintage and Contemporary Quilts Exhibit

·        Challenge Quilt Exhibit

·        Quilts for sale

·        Silent auction:  The Dudley Basket Quilt

·        Talk on the care and dating of quilts



Dudley Farm Historic State Park

18730 W Newberry Rd.

 Newberry, Florida


 From I-75, take Gainesville exit 387; go west on Newberry Rd for 7.5 miles.


Donations accepted


Contact:  Carolyn Conrey--- 352-271-4406



Simply Quilts October, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Oct 03, Monday         8:30 am        #1126 Diamond Quilts and Beyond w/ Jan Krentz

Oct 04, Tuesday        8:30 am        #759 Flannel Quilts with Sandy Bonsib

Oct 05, Wednesday  8:30 am        #760 Look at that Face with Charlotte Warr Anderson

Oct 06, Thursday       8:30 am        #761 Look at those Curves with Judy Dales

Oct 07, Friday            8:30 am        #762 Art Quilts with Linda Schmidt

Oct 10, Monday         8:30 am        #1127 Cosmic Spiral w/ Barbara Olsen

Oct 11, Tuesday      8:30 am        #763 Unexpected Quilter with Jim Kankula

Oct 12, Wednesday  8:30 am        #764 Natural Impressions with June Colvin

Oct 13, Thursday       8:30 am        #1001 Silk Dyeing w/ Annette Rodgers and Linda Gass

Oct 14, Friday            8:30 am        #1002 Quilting in the Embroidery Hoop with Pauline Richards

Oct 17, Monday         8:30 am        #1128 Impressionist Quilts of Japan w/ Noriko Endo

Oct 18, Tuesday         1:30 pm        #1003 Hanging By A Thread with Priscilla Bianchi

Oct 19, Wednesday    8:30 am        #1004 Juke Box with Sharon Schamber

Oct 20, Thursday       8:30 am        #1005 Trapunto with Karen McTavish

Oct 21, Friday            8:30 am        #1006 Fabric Bowls with Linda Johansen

Oct 24, Monday         8:30 am        #1129 Make it Simpler Rotary Cutting w/ Anita Grossman

Oct 25, Tuesday        8:30 am        #1039 "Boo!" w/ Liz Analeski

Oct 26, Wednesday 8:30 am        #1009 Sketch to Quilt with Yvonne Porcella

Oct 27, Thursday       8:30 am        #1010 Scrapbag Wars with Kelly Gallager

Oct 28, Friday                        8:30 am        #1008 Wish Upon a Hunter Star with Jan Krentz

Simply Quilts October, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

Oct 03, Monday         1:30 pm        #916 Hearts & Flowers with Kathy Delaney

Oct 04, Tuesday        1:30 pm        #917 Cubist Puzzle Quilts with Robbi Joy Eklow

Oct 05, Wednesday  1:30 pm        #918 Simply Seminole with Dorothy Hanisko

Oct 06, Thursday        1:30 pm        #919 Bead You To The Punch with Paula Reid

Oct 07, Friday            1:30 pm        #920 Tell Tale Quilt with Pauline Salzman

Oct 10, Monday         1:30 pm        #921 Two For One Quilts with Eileen Sullivan

Oct 11, Tuesday                    1:30 pm        #922 History Repeating with Froncie Quinn

Oct 12, Wednesday     1:30 pm        #923 Treadle To The Metal with Donna Kohler

Oct 13, Thursday        1:30 pm        #924 Artist Revealed with Phil Beaver

Oct 14, Friday            1:30 pm        #925 Simply Quilts Challenge with Jean Qells, Jim Kankula, Jan Mullen

Oct 17, Monday         1:30 pm        #926 Fooling The Eye with Sara Nephew

Oct 18, Tuesday                    1:30 pm        #927 Dimensional Rose Topiary with Cindy Oraveez

Oct 19, Wednesday     1:30 pm        #928 Painted Quilts with Lina MacDonald

Oct 20, Thursday        1:30 pm        #929 I Love New York with Valori Wells

Oct 21, Friday            1:30 pm        #930 Outside the Box with Vicky Lawrence

Oct 25, Tuesday                    1:30 pm        #932 Colorful Abandon with Rebecca McClure

Oct 26, Wednesday     1:30 pm        #933 Found At Sea with Judy Mathieson

Oct 27, Thursday        1:30 pm        #934 Dog Days of Quilting with Amy Bradley

Oct 28, Friday            1:30 pm        #935 Make It Simpler with Anita Grossman

Oct 31, Monday         1:30 pm        #936 Put It In Reverse with Jan Mullen