Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #92


December 1st, 2005


Quilting Friends,


We getting excited here in Orlando…not only do we have another spectacular quilt show in January, but the state guild, SSQA, will be joining us with one of their meetings…so it’s a two-fer not to be missed.  Get more info below and on our websites: www.CFQG.com and www.SSQA.org


Did you know you can enter a quilt in our judged show and maybe win a cash  prize?  Now if I can just finish a few of those UFOs in time for the turn-in date, which is January 7th.  (Although the entry form is due Dec. 17)  I’m working as fast as I can!


I have finished a few quilts recently, I’ll be delivering them to a local Hurricane Katrina family.  See the bottom pic in my gallery of quilts:  www.floridaquiltnetwork.com/pictures.htm


Here is your COMPUTER TIP:  Want to minimize all your windows in a hurry? Win + M will do the trick!  And Win + E will bring up Explorer (My Computer).


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




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




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


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




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 14-17 Dottie Moore Workshops in Sarasota www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com (#92)


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


Jan 20-21 Quilt Show in Orlando quiltshow@cfqg.com  (#92)


Jan 20-21 SSQA Quilt Meeting in Orlando www.ssqa.org (#92)


Feb 2-5 Quilt Retreat in Jacksonville www.honeybeequilters.org (#91)


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


Feb 9-11 Quilt Show in Panama City Beach www.thegiftshows.com (#91)


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


Feb 10-12 Workshops in Hudson www.westpascoquilters.org (#92)


Feb 10-11 Jane Burch Cochran Workshop in Ft. Myers 239-541-0226 (#92)


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


Feb 15 Joan Shay Workshop in Leesburg www.aquiltersdream.biz (#91)


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


Feb 17-18 Quilt Show in Ocala Bolingles@wmconnect.com (#92)


Feb 18-21 Gail Garber Workshops in Sarasota www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com (#92)


Feb 23-25 Sewing And Quilt Expo In Clearwater www.sewingexpo.com (#92)


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 (#92)


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


Mar 11 Quilt Show in Bushnell steinhaus40@wmconnect.com    (#92)


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


Mar 18-20 Kristin Steiner Workshops in Sarasota www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com (#92)


Mar 24-25 Quilt Show in St. Petersburg sspdy@aol.com (#92)


March 31-April 2 Quilt Show in Bartow 863-647-5690 (#92)


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  (#92)


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


June 11-15 Machine Quilting Conference in Colorado www.harriethargrave.com/celebration (#91)


Oct 6-7 Sue Benner Workshop in Ft. Myers 239-541-0226 (#92)


Mar 31-Apr 1 Judith Trager Workshop in Ft. Myers 239-541-0226 (#92)


Oct 27-30 Quilt Retreat in Leesburg Talacam@aol.com (#92)




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




The Central Florida Quilters Guild “2006 Celestial Visions Quilt Show” will be held January 20-21, Friday and Saturday, 9 to 5pm both days at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. 

There will be 22 vendors, 250 judged quilts, exhibits of the PAQA Color Challenge and Journal Quilts from Florida art quilters.  We will have a donation quilt, Boutique, a Quilt Sale area, door prizes, etc.

You will also have time to meet up with old friends and see what other quilters are doing.   If you will be arriving via bus please let us know by e-mailing quiltshow@cfqg.com.     The deadline for entering a quilt in the show is December 17, 2005 with Take-in on January 7th, 2006.  

Quilts can be entered by anyone and can also be shipped to Artha Callinan, 1540 N. Leavitt Ave, Orange City, FL 32763.   If you’re shipping the quilt, we need receive it by January 5th, or walk-in with it on January 7th.   Art can make special arrangements for early receipt by e-mailing her at quiltshow@cfqg.com    


SSQA Invite:  Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild of Orlando would like to invite you to The Central Florida Quilters Guild “2006 Celestial Visions Quilt Show”.   Yeah, you read that right.  We are sister guilds and while Central Florida has their wonderful quilt show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, we, (Florida Cabin Fever) will host the SSQA area meeting.  This will be a great trip for you to put on your calendars!  You'll get a 2-day admission to the Quilt Magic: Celestial Visions show January 20 and 21. 

Friday evening at 7:00 we will have the SSQA meeting.  There will be finger foods and many great desserts, Kathryn Stubbs Ward, a member and renowned quilt show judge, will give a program on "How a show is judged" , share your latest creation at show and tell, meet with fellow quilters and much, much more! 

Did I mention that we will have door prizes?  We will also have a fat quarter giveaway!  All this for the unbelievable low cost of $20 for SSQA members, and even still a bargain at $30 for non-SSQA members....   Send in your registration forms with a LSASE so you can receive the meeting location and hotel information for your trip to Orlando. www.ssqa.org





Below is an e-mail from Sally Richards of PatternCentral.  It represents a really neat business opportunity for the right person or people (partnership, group, etc.). 


Please check it out, investigate the website for details on what she is offering, and, if you're interested, give SALLY a call.  (It is not necessary to contact me.)  Feel free to share it with anyone you know who may have an interest.  Sally's contact info is at the end of her e-mail. 


Here is the information on the sale of the Sewing Pattern side of the business.


Due to the expansion of the Quilt and Embroidery side of the business, we are looking for someone who would be interested in purchasing the Fashion side.  The patterns are original Simplicity patterns from the 1960's.

The sale would include:

The rights to reprint, from Simplicity

All of the backstock (original tissue patterns)

Graphics for most of the patterns (covers)


These patterns were originally sold through the newspapers in the 1960's and 70's.  These are discontinued Simplicity patterns sold were sold through their company, "Reader Mail".


We purchased Reader Mail from them 5 years ago, and have since expanded the Quilt and Embroidery side of the business, and have not put the effort into the Fashion side that it deserves. 


If you are interested, visit our website www.patterncentral.com and see all of the patterns, and give me a call.

Sally Richards

(800) 852-3766 






If you are interested in entering a quilt, wearable or household accessory in the Best Little Quilt Show in Texas, you can receive an entry form and rules by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to

Best Little Quilt Show Entry

P O Box 165

La Grange TX 78945-0165

This is an annual show; always the last Friday and Saturday in February at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, Hwy 77 N, La Grange TX, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  In addition to the judged show, there are special exhibits, vendors, scissors sharpener, raffle quilt, and door prizes.  Rosie DeLeon McCrady will judge the show.






Lady's of the Lake Quilt Guild Lakeland Fl.
will be Sponsoring
the Blooming Art Festive Quilt Show
in the Old Court house Bartow
150+ Quilts will be Display from  area quilters
A prize for best of show will be given.

Visit the very fine Quilters Boutique also.

Dates are March 31th thru April 2
please inquire on Web site
Or contact Danette Sawtelle at quiltedladibug@aol.com






Art Quilters Unlimited, Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Jane Burch Cochran workshop February 10-11, 2006.   

Information:   Carol Holsopple,  239-541-0226, or 239-565-6077


Also:  Sue Benner Workshop, October 6-7, 2006  Other info is same.  

          Judith Trager Workshop, March 31-April 1, 2006  Other info is same.






Name of Event:   Belleview Busy Bee Quilters Quilt Show
Dates:  February 17 & 18, 2006    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Address:  Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church
                  674 Silver Rd.
                  Ocala, FL
Contact:  Othie Lingle
Phone:     352-753-1984
E-Mail:     bolingles@wmconnect.com
Description:  Quilts by members of Belleview Busy Bee Quilters will be featured.  
Admission is $5.00 daily.  
Our special guest is Diane McClure, winner of 8 Keepsake quilting challenges and other competitions.  She will be showing her quilts and sharing her quilting expertise.


Email: Bolingles@wmconnect.com






West Pasco Quilters' Guild, Inc. presents

"Home Sweet Home, Sew Many Quilts 2006" Quilt Show

Workshop and Lecture Schedule:


Friday Feb. 10, 2006:

9:30AM - CI - Charlotte Warr Anderson – It’s Got the Look  (3 hr. workshop)

11:30AM - Vets - Helen Siegel - Scrappy Quilts trunk show

2:30 PM - Vets - Charlotte Warr Anderson - It’s Got the Look lecture


Saturday Feb.11, 2006:

9:30AM - CI - Charlotte Warr Anderson - An Eye For Faces  (3 hr. workshop)

11:30AM - Vets - Diane Turscak - Quilt Settings trunk show

2:30 PM - Vets - Charlotte Warr Anderson -  Cotton Pallet  lecture


Sunday Feb.12, 2006:

1:00PM- Vets - Karen Stockwell -  Round Robin Quilts

2:00PM - Brenda Grampsas - Little Treasures From the Attic trunk show


The quilt show lectures and trunk shows are held at Veterans Memorial Park at 14333 Hicks Rd Hudson, Fl and are free but limited seating. The Charlotte Warr Anderson 3 hour workshops will be held off site at Contractor's Institute Leaning Center 8238 Joliet St in Hudson, Fl. Workshop Fees are $35. For workshop registration email registrar@westpascoquilters.org . For Quilt Show information visit our website at www.westpascoquilters.org or email Robby Wargny at crwargny@aol.com or phone 727 372-8219.






The Oaks Quilters is having its annual Quilt Show Sat. March 11, 2006 10am at The Oaks RV Resort, 5551 SW18th Terrace Bushnell, Fl


contact C. Stein at steinhaus40@wmconnect.com    or







A reminder to get those Colors of the Sun challenge quilts finished! Challenge should be mailed to (A change here) Nadine Tourtillott 24381 South Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134 starting Nov 1st to Dec. 15 2005  






Clearwater,FL  Feb 23, 24 & 25, 2006

Harborview Center

300 Cleveland St.

Clearwater, FL  33755



Directions: go to http://www.harborv.com/

Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday & Friday: 10am - 6pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Pricing: General Admission is $10 per day at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Pre-register for five or more classes and your general admission is free! Classes are $19 per session on-site. Children 8 and up are permitted in classes, provided they have their own ticket, and are accompanied by an adult with her/his own ticket. For more info, go here:



Hotel information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.  





Friendship Knot Quilters Guild, Sarasota, FL, is taking registrations for the following workshops:


    DOTTIE MOORE    www.dottiemoore.com

    Jan. 14        Intuitive Design 1-Day Wkshp    

    Jan 16-17    The Creative Source: Honoring the Imagination   2-Day Wkshp


    GAIL GARBER       www.gailgargerdesigns.com

    Feb. 18        The Goose Is loose   1-Day Wkshp

    Feb. 19-21    Spiral Migrations, Putting It All Together   2 1/2 Day Wkshp


    KRISTIN STEINER    www.kristinsteiner.com

    Mar. 18        Book of Whimsy, Fabric Memory Book   1-Day Wkshp

    Mar. 19        Giggle  Fusible Applique & Embellishment  1/2-Day Wkshp

    Mar. 20        Wisdom From My Garden, Hand Applique  1-Day Wkshp


Non-member fee per 1-Day is $50.00, and $35 per 1/2-Day.  Visit our website "Workshops" page for additional information and registration form: www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com or contact Joy Abbott at joyabbott1@comcast.net






The Suncoast Quilting Circle cordially invites you to our 11th quilt show, Today’s Pleasures, Tomorrow’s Treasures XI, to be held Friday, March 24th from 10 am–5 pm and Saturday, March 25th, 2006 from 10 am-4 pm. 


We quilters of the Suncoast Quilting Circle are working diligently to put together one of our best shows.  Besides showing off the variety of our members’ quilts, we will have a vendors’ mall, a boutique, door prizes, and a children’s treasure hunt.  Our two raffle charity quilts are quite beautiful and can be viewed on the raffle quilt site of  http://www.ssqa.org/raffle.htm Our mini-quilt auction will offer a wide selection of techniques and styles.  Our members are also offering some fun and informative demonstrations.


We will be at St. Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus Gymnasium, 6605 5th Avenue North in St. Petersburg.  Sandwiches, salads and drinks will be available and there are many nearby restaurants where lunch can be purchased.


Jeannette Harrison

Publicity Chairperson

(727) 894-3135






We have 3 retreats scheduled for 2006:

March 3, 4 & 5th, 2006 in Delray, Fl

June 9, 10, 11 & 12th, 2006  in Leesburg, FL

October 27th to 30th 2006 in Leesburg, FL

For more information

call Glenda (352)635-7760

email     Talacam@aol.com

address:   1185 NE 130th Terr, Silver Springs, FL 34488




Simply Quilts   December, 2005 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Dec 01, Thursday        08:30 am        #664 Santo on The Go with Margaret Peters

Dec 02, Friday          08:30 am        #1026 Making Waves w/ Lily Marie

Dec 05, Monday        08:30 am        #1139 Tis the Season for Quilting w/ Luella Doss

Dec 06, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1027 Meoweekend w/ Joni Pike

Dec 07, Wednesday    08:30 am        #563 Hanukah Quilt w/ Pamela Rishfeld

Dec 08, Thursday        08:30 am        #1028 Quilt on Your Sleeve w/ Rami Kim

Dec 09, Friday          08:30 am        Special Presentation

Dec 12, Monday        08:30 am        #1135 Winding Ways Quilts w/ Nancy Elliott MacDonald

Dec 13, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1029 Large Print Fabrics w/ Donna Wilder

Dec 14, Wednesday    08:30 am        #1030 Thread Painting II w/ Nancy Prince

Dec 15, Thursday        08:30 am        #1031 Ribbon Bouquet Quilt w/ June Colburn

Dec 16, Friday          08:30 am        #1032 Round Robin Quilt

Dec 19, Monday        08:30 am        #1136 Piping Adds Pizzazz w/ Sally Dutko

Dec 20, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1033 Not You Average Wedding Ring w/ Cheryl Phillips

Dec 21, Wednesday    08:30 am        #1034 Free-Standing Applique w/ Sheron Malec

Dec 22, Thursday        08:30 am        #1035 The Line on Design w/ Raymond K. Houston

Dec 23, Friday          08:30 am        #1036 Raggedy Reverse Applique w/ Kim Deneault

Dec 26, Monday        08:30 am        #1137 Pieced Curves So Simple w/ Dale Fleming

Dec 27, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1037 Totally Tubular w/ Rita Hutchens

Dec 28, Wednesday     08:30 am        #1101 Quilting Tips & Tricks w/ Mark Lipinski

Dec 29, Thursday        08:30 am        #1102 Fortune Cookie Challenge

Dec 30, Friday          08:30 am        #1103 Quilt Toppers w/ Linda Milligan and Nancy Smith


Simply Quilts    December, 2005 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

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

Dec 02, Friday          01:30 pm        #820 Scanned Fabric with Caryl Bryer Fallert

Dec 05, Monday        01:30 pm        #821 Magical Hexagons with Martha Thompson

Dec 06, Tuesday         01:30 pm        #822 Dimensional Quilting with Velda Newman

Dec 07, Wednesday     01:30 pm        #823 Log By Log with Wendy Etzel

Dec 08, Thursday        01:30 pm        #824 Mixed Media with Sandy Donabed

Dec 09, Friday          01:30 pm        #825 Two Block Quilts with Claudia Olson

Dec 12, Monday        01:30 pm        #826 Quilting A Coat with Rachel Clark

Dec 13, Tuesday         01:30 pm        #827 Novelty Dresden Plates with Sharon Stroud

Dec 14, Wednesday     01:30 pm        no show today

Dec 15, Thursday        01:30 pm        #828 Thread Painted Landscape with Nancy Prince

Dec 16, Friday          01:30 pm        #829 Free Form Machine Quilting with Kathy Sandbach

Dec 19, Monday        01:30 pm        #830 Trip to Ireland

Dec 20, Tuesday         01:30 pm        #831 Denim Fray_Edged Quilts with Bonnie Snider and Bonnie B. Buttons

Dec 21, Wednesday    01:30 pm        no show today

Dec 22, Thursday        01:30 pm        #833 Stitch & Sing with Cathy Miller

Dec 23, Friday          08:30 am        #834 Nickel Quilts with Pat Speth

Dec 26, Monday        01:30 pm        TBA

Dec 27, Tuesday         01:30 pm        TBA

Dec 28, Wednesday    01:30 pm        TBA

Dec 29, Thursday        01:30 pm        TBA

Dec 30, Friday          01:30 pm        TBA