Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #96


April 2, 2006


Quilting Friends,


Have you had your share of quilt shows under your belt yet this season?  No??? Well, there are a few left to see.  I’m looking forward to the Nimble Fingers show in Sanford next weekend.  And of course Melbourne has a great show in April as well.


Pretty busy around here getting ready for the Creative Arts Exhibit at the Central Florida Fair.  If you happen to come by to see the beautiful quilts and other arts and crafts, please let me know you’re there.  I don’t leave the building too often!


COMPUTER TIP:  Did you know that when you are surfing the net and want to return to the home page of the website you are visiting, most times you can click on the logo of the website, most times in the upper left corner of the page, and it will bring you back to the home/front page of that website.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




March 3 through April 21 Quilt Exhibit in Ybor City/Tampa www.handmadeinflorida.com (#95)


April 1 - May 13 Quilt Exhibit in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#96)


April 7-8 Quilt Show in Sanford dcreeron@bellsouth.net (#94)


April 8 Jane Townswick Workshop in majic1943@earthlink.net (#95)


April 10-11 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#95)


April 15 Workshops in Tampa area (#96)


April 18 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#95)


April 20 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#96)


April 20-30 Creative Exhibits at Central Florida Fair in Orlando (#94)


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


April 22 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#95)


April 28,29 M'Liss Rae Hawley Workshops in Orlando www.CFQG.com (#95)


April 29 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#95)



April 29 Quilt Retreat in West Palm Beach http://indulgencequilt.tripod.com/index.htm (#95)


April 29-May 1 Didi McElroy Workshops and Lecture in Orlando LSK418@aol.com (#96)


May 12 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#95)



May 12-13 Quilt Show in Coral Gables www.oceanwavesquilters.org (#94)


May 13-14 Workshop in New Smyrna Beach mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#96)


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


June 10-Sept 4  Quilt Exhibit in Gainesville rg10001@bellsouth.net (#95)


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


July5 - August 4 Quilt Exhibit in Tallahassee (#96)


Sept 14 - Dec 3 Quilt Show in Tallahassee (#96)


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)


Nov 26 Quilt Cruise www.engelquilts.com (#93)




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







Tallahassee, Florida

July5 - August 4, 2006, Mon - Fri  8am - 5:30pm FREE

Presented by Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee and the Cultural Resources Commission.

Quilts and More Quilts!  Art Quilts, Bed Quilts, Fiber Arts, and Quilted Garments by 200+ member guild.

City Hall Art Gallery

300 S. Adams Street

Tallahassee, Florida  "Next to Florida's Capitol in beautiful downtown Tallahassee"

Information: Lou Gutsch  850.893.2719

Opening Reception July 7, 2006: 7:30pm






25th Anniversary Capital City Quilt Show

Tallahassee, Florida

September 14 - December 3, 2006, M - F 9 - 4:30; Sat 10 - 4:30; Sun 12 - 4:30 FREE

"What Goes Around, Comes Around"

Presented by Quilters Unlimited and the State of Florida Museum of Florida History.

Quilts galore, Best of Show from previous years, challenge quilts, silent auction, 1930's style opportunity quilt,  Viewers choice balloting.  Special exhibit from Museum's antique quilt collection.  Special events.

Information:  Robin Wolfe 850.668.4021; Ann Shockley 850.668.4113






The Feather Princesses, the Tampa Bay area chapter of The Applique Society (TAS), have a new home and meeting time.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33624. Social hour and sit and stitch groups begin meeting at 9:30 a.m.  The business meeting and program begin at 11 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to visit.  Annual dues are $20 and you must also be a member of TAS.

The Feather Princesses will host the 2007 National TAS Quilt Show and Convention, May 23-26, 2007, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

For more information: Laura Brooker, Laurajbr@mac.com or (813) 837-2644






We have some fun and exciting trips coming up here is the list:


Alaska quilt cruise with Sharlene Jorgenson and Karen Combs Aug 26-Sept.2

Norwegian Cruise Line, ship name is the Norwegian Sun


Alaska quilt cruise with Ricky Tims Sept.2-9 plus optional land tour Sept.

9-13 Princess Cruise Line, ship name is the Diamond Princess


American Quilter's Society: AQS Quilting in the Caribbean January 21-28. 2007

Costa Cruise Line, ship name is the Costa Magica


McCall's Stitch 'n' Glitz cruise Feb. 25-March 4, 2007 Royal Caribbean

Cruise Line, the name of the ship is the Mariner of the Seas.


Australia/ New Zealand quilt cruise with Eleanor Burns Feb. 28-Mar. 12, 2007

Princess Cruise Line, the name of the ship is the Sapphire Princess.


9-day Ireland Quilt tour with Pat Sloan April 16-24, 2007.


For more information on all our trips please contact Jaci at Sew Many Places at 877-887-1188.







15 April 2006 9 am-12 noon "Instant Color and Design" by Marlene Glickman, (learn to dye silk with instant setting dyes and create a beautiful silk scarf). Location: Handmade in Florida gallery and gift shop, Ybor City. Call 727-524-6962 for details. Cost is $45 and includes supplies.


15 April 2006 1-4 pm "Creative Fiber Collage or Mini-Quilts in minutes" by Marlene Glickman, (learn to use sheers, solids, prints, gel pens, personal imagery, a daily process that is doable and fun and challenging) Location: Handmade in Florida gallery and gift shop, Ybor City. Call 727-524-6962 for details. Cost is $45 and includes supplies.






Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild, Orlando, FL

Didi McElroy will be in Orlando April 29, 30 and May 1, 2006.  The Saturday class is almost full, That Perfect Stitch, but there's still room available in Sunday's class, Japanese Gingko, and in Monday's class, Tahitian Appliqué.  Non member cost is $40.  Please contact Lori Kalmeyer at (407) 657-9545 after 5 p.m. or by email at LSK418@aol.com for more information and registration.






National Quilting Day (March 18) brought quilting to the forefront for Brevard County Schools' sewing teachers.  Three professional quilt teachers and 16 additional volunteers carried out a day-long workshop on the basics of quiltmaking.  Demonstrations and personal assistance offered the opportunity for each participant to select fabrics, learn rotary cutting and quilt sewing.  Quilt tops were begun, and the teachers ended their day by taking home enough information and supplies to complete the quilt.  The workshop was an effort by EduQuilters to enhance their Kids Quilt Project which takes quilting  into the schools. A follow-on workshop is planned for May 20, when

the teachers will return with their completed quilts.  Additional topics will be covered along with hands-on projects such as label making and using fusibles.  The workshop was funded by the Margaret Heins Foundation of Brevard County and sponsored by The Quilt Place in Rockledge and The Warm Company.  Responses from the participants expressed delight at working with experienced, friendly quilters.  The volunteers, members of EduQuilters and Seaside Piecemakers,worked long and hard and were the key to this successful endeavor.  Most of the participants said they had found a new passion!


Anyone interested in details can contact us at www.EduQuilters.org.    






Buck A Block starts at A Quilter's Dream.  Four different color ways to chose from black and white, red and black, gold and butterflies, olive and tea cups.  First month is $7.00 after that every month is $1.00. Send me an email a_quilters_dream@earthlink.net I will forward the pictures of the blocks to you.


Connie Czernuch

A Quilter's Dream

703 W. Main Street

Leesburg, Fl 34748






Considering Quilts 2006 at Atlantic Center at Harris House


Forty-seven global artists are featured at Atlantic Center for the Arts at the Harris House Gallery, 214 South Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, in Considering Quilts 2006: Artists Explore the Quilt Form, a juried exhibition, held April 2 – May 13, 2006.  There is an opening reception with several of the artists in attendance, from 4 – 7 PM on April 2, which is free and open to the public. A second reception will be on May 6, from 4 – 7 PM. Peggy Imbert, of New Smyrna Beach, is sponsoring the exhibition which is free and open to the pubic.


On April 20 at 7 PM, Lauren Austin will present the lecture Story Quilts in the Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street. Austin, ACA’s Community Artist-in-Residence, is an enchanting storyteller and quilter who brings with her the experience of working as a lawyer, participating in the Civil Rights struggle, personalizing African American history, and being a woman. In her discussion, she will share her quilts and stories and invite the audience to tell their stories.


The quilt exhibition ends with a lecture on May 12 at 7 PM, Dialogue between Art Quilts and Architecture by Valerie S. Goodwin. She is an architect and artist who began designing and making quilts in 1998. Her art incorporates architectural elements, such as building forms, city planning, and mapping, as inspiration. The pieces focus on the geometrical relationships, patterns and ordering principles found in architecture. An Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida A & M University's School of Architecture, she was educated at Yale University and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.


Goodwin’s workshop Map Maker, Map Maker, Make me a Map! is May 13-14, 10 AM – 4 PM

She says, “Our environment -- past and present -- can provide an endless source of inspiration and can be a fascinating way to tap creative energies.” Students taking this workshop will design and create a small map representing a familiar place using fabric, paint and thread.

Tuition: $150 members, $200 nonmembers


The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 4 PM, and Saturdays from 10 to 2 PM.


For more information workshops and lectures, or for digital images, contact Mary McBride, 386-423-1753 or mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org.


Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House

214 South Riverside Drive

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Contact: Mary McBride






Simply Quilts April, 2006 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time


Apr 03, Monday  08:30 am        #631 Hawaiian 2 Sided Quilts w/ Elizabeth Akana

Apr 04, Tuesday         08:30 am        #632 Flexible Gridding with Joen

Apr 05, Wednesday       08:30 am        #633 Native American Mosaic Wall Hangings w/ Margaret Wood

Apr 06, Thursday        08:30 am        #634 Pictorial Log Cabins w/ Flavin Glover

Apr 07, Friday  08:30 am        #635 Six Pointed Star w/ Sara Nephew

Apr 10, Monday  08:30 am        #636 Fractured Crystals w/ Linda Ballard

Apr 11, Tuesday         08:30 am        #637 Image Transfer w/ Sandy Bonsib

Apr 12, Wednesday       08:30 am        #638 Odds & Ends w/ Billie Lauder

Apr 13, Thursday        08:30 am        #639 Collage Clothing w/ Rosemary Eichorn

Apr 14, Friday  08:30 am        #640 Making a Portrait Quilt w/ Therese May

Apr 17, Monday  08:30 am        #641 Passing the Thimble w/ Bonnie Browning

Apr 19, Wednesday       08:30 am        #643 Crazy Quilting w/ Marikay Waldvogel & Carol Samples

Apr 20, Thursday        08:30 am        #644 Vintage Roses w/ Jeana Kimball

Apr 21, Friday  08:30 am        #645 Blending Blocks w/ Joen Wolfrom

Apr 24, Monday  08:30 am        #646 Cowboy Quilting w/ Janet Ludwig

Apr 25, Tuesday         08:30 am        #647 Fabric Painting w/ Mickey Lawler

Apr 26, Wednesday       08:30 am        #648 Stippling & Trapunto w/ John Flynn

Apr 27, Thursday        08:30 am        #649 Shadow Quilts w/ Donna Slusser & Patricia Margaret

Apr 28, Friday  08:30 am        #650 Snuggly Quilt w/ Billie Lauder


Simply Quilts April, 2006 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time


Apr 03, Monday  09:30 am        #829 Free Form Machine Quilting with Kathy Sandbach

Apr 05, Wednesday       09:30 am        #830 Trip to Ireland

Apr 07, Friday  09:30 am        #831 Denim Fray_Edged Quilts with Bonnie Snider and Bonnie B. Buttons

Apr 10, Monday  09:30 am        #832 Reversible Quilts with Sharon Pederson

Apr 12, Wednesday       09:30 am        #833 Stitch & Sing with Cathy Miller

Apr 14, Friday  09:30 am        #834 Nickel Quilts with Pat Speth

Apr 17, Monday  09:30 am        #835 Fabric Picture Books with Gwen Marsten

Apr 19, Wednesday       09:30 am        #836 Block of the Month with Jan Schmidt

Apr 21, Friday  09:30 am        #837 Quilted Diamonds with Linda Franz

Apr 24, Monday  09:30 am        #838 Felt Applique with Patty Eaton

Apr 26, Wednesday       09:30 am        #839 Strip Piecing, Traditional Quilts with Marcie Baker

Apr 28, Friday  09:30 am        #901 Mechanical Magic with Diane Gaudynski