Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #99


July 5, 2006


Quilting Friends,


Whew…what a month.  Once I decided to hand over the email management to Yahoo, everything went amazingly smoothly on the Yahoo side.  Still waiting for everyone to switch themselves over, but I do look forward to a painfree e-mailing this month!


I’d like to warmly welcome all the FQN readers who found us on Yahoo and signed up all by themselves.  A bonus I didn’t expect, and I hope that each of you finds something worthwhile in this ad-free, information packed, useful newsletter.  I have a great group of quilters who keep me updated with quilting news, and I get to send it out to you once a month.  Free.


For those of you who haven’t looked at the website, its packed with quilting news, esp. the CALENDAR page:  www.FloridaQuiltNetwork.com .


I’ll be teaching an EQ5 class in Orlando/Winter Park on August 10th from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  There are only a few openings left, and the cost is only $35, so let me know if you’re interested.  It will be an introductory class to get you comfortable with the software and excited about exploring its many facets.  Classroom use of computer and software is included in the $35 fee.


Have you noticed the number on this edition?  We’re getting closer to the big 1-0-0!!  Any suggestions on how to celebrate the big event?


As always, if you have a new email address, please let me know at subscribe@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com.




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)




May 7 – Aug 12 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne (#98)


May 13- Aug 13 Quilt Exhibit in West Palm Beach http://norton.org/exhibitions/advancedschedule4.htm   (#98)


June 10-Sept 4  Quilt Exhibit in Gainesville rg10001@bellsouth.net (#98)


June 17 - Sept 10 Quilt Exhibit in West Palm Beach http://norton.org/exhibitions/advancedschedule4.htm   (#98)


July5 - August 4 Quilt Exhibit in Tallahassee (#98)


July 13-15 Shop Hop in South Florida www.suzannesquilts.com  (#98)


July 14 – Sept 1 Quilt Exhibit in Ormond Beach omam78e@aol.com (#98)


July 22-29 Shop Hop in North Central Florida (#99)


 August 10 EQ5 Class in Orlando mji@FloridaQuiltNetwork.com (#99)


Aug 12 Textile Course in Melbourne cfunk@fit.edu (#97)


Aug 11-13 Shop Hop in Central Florida http://flshophop.alturl.com/  (#99)


Aug 8-10 Creative Camp in New Smyrna Beach http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org/ (#99)


Sept 12-15 Handwork Retreat in Leesburg jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com   (#99)


Sept 12-16 SSQA Symposium in Leesburg www.ssqa.org  (#98)


Sept 14 - Dec 3 Quilt Show in Tallahassee (#98)


Sept 21-24 Quilt Show in Jacksonville www.quiltfestjax.com (#99)


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


Oct 13-15 Quilt Shop in North Carolina www.smokymtnquilters.org  (#99)


Oct 19-21 Shop Hop in West Central Florida debsquiltbasket@aol.com (#99)


Oct 25,27,28 Jamie Wallen Workshop in Palm Coast elaine@elainequilts.com (#99)


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


Nov 3-4 Quilt Show in Ocala CRQShow@earthlink.net (#98)


November 10 & 11    Quilt Show in Davenport    Davenporthistsociety@msn.com


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




Jan 5-7 Elly Sienkiewicz Workshop  in Jacksonville 904-880-6656 (#99)


Jan 19-20 Quilt Show in Orlando


Jan 26-27 Quilt Show in The Villiages charliefull@thevillages.net (#97)


Jan 26-27 Quilt Show in Largo www.stpaulumc.org (#99)


Feb 23-24 Quilt Show in Punta Gorda quiltcozy@comcast.net  (#98)


Mar 1-2 Quilt Show in Mt. Dora LCQGquiltshow@hotmail.com (#99)


Mar 9-10 Quilt Show in Titusville Spacecoastquilters.com (#99)


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


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





O.K., so how did it get to be JULY already? I know, first comes January, then February and so on...but really, doesn't it seem like the calendar police should be giving this year a speeding ticket or something?


Speaking of July, it's that time of year to start revving up your Christmas projects into high gear. So, if you know of any projects that are being coordinated to get care packages and the like to our troops overseas for Christmas, please email them to me at fqn_ops@yahoo.com and I will include them in the upcoming "opportunities" column. That way, we can have more caring hands contributing to this important work.


And if you know of any quilt-related “opportunities” in general, please send them to me at fqn_ops@yahoo.com so they can be shared with everyone next month.


And, without further adieu, here are some fun “Opportunities” to consider:







$4000.00 Cash awards. Open to all. Fiber work. $35.00 for 1 - 3 entries. Show will be April 14 - August 19. Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. SASE to Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 5478, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-521-2547.



(Note: This was listed in the June issue of Art Calendar magazine.)




HGTV Talent Search:


“HGTV is looking for fun and charismatic independent crafters to profile on our brand new show, ‘That’s Clever!’ (formerly Crafters Coast to Coast). If you have a special talent for creating cool and unique items that have your friends and family raving, then you just might be the perfect candidate for our show. To be considered for this exciting and hip new show, e-mail a recent picture of yourself (smile!) along with images of your craft. Pictures must be sent via e-mail as electronic attachments. Include your contact information, location and a short bio. Please do not send multiple or follow-up e-mails. Due to a high volume of submissions, only selected individuals will be contacted.” Send to:  thatsclever@wellergrossman.com


(Note: This was listed with no stated deadline in the May issue of Art Calendar magazine.)



Workers/Volunteers Needed at Houston QuiltFest!!!!

Are you planning or thinking of going to the Houston QuiltFest this October?

Why not reduce your expenses by working or volunteering at the show.

For more information see the Quilts, Inc. website (www.quilts.com) or by contacting:

Terri Winsauer
Quilts Inc.
IQM/IQF Staff Assistant Coordinator
Phone & Fax: 936-258-9899
E-mail: worktheshow@quilts.com


And husbands are welcome to work as well!




The Quilt Finder, a national, custom-quilting business based in Central Florida is seeking the best of the best to complete custom quilt projects ranging from traditional bed quilts to contemporary wall hangings. The Quilt Finder has been in business for over 15 years and has been featured on Simply Quilts and in major magazines and newspapers.


If you already have your own cottage-based business and are looking for a broader market or if you have what it takes to achieve the highest of standards within the specifications of an individual customer’s unique requests, then we want to hear from you.


Our greatest demand right now is for master appliqué quilters who feel comfortable working on, what we have affectionately named, our “Home Quiltrait” commissions -- requests from customers to have their very own home, sweet home intricately replicated in a quilted wall hanging. This work requires the ability to create a fully appliquéd pattern from scratch based upon the customer’s home photos, provide an artist’s sketch to be approved and then create the finished wall hanging.  The work is as fun as it is challenging.


We’d love to talk with you if you are excited about creating the Home Quiltraits, described above, or work on more typical commissions like baby quilts, bed quilts, quilt restoration or quilt finishing by hand or machine. The work is truly rewarding and the financial opportunities can be great -- all with the support of a national company.


We can be reached in the following ways: The Quilt Finder, P.O. Box 182, Mt. Dora, Florida, 32756. Phone: (800) 642-3312 or (352) 735-5118 or Email: thequiltfinder@yahoo.com





Are you a new quilt shop who may be looking for better ways to get your name out there?  Are you an established store that is always looking for unique opportunities to keep the loyal customers you have as well as get new customers to walk in the door every day?


I know firsthand how busy you are and how many things you may be trying to do at any given moment. Sometimes there isn’t the time or the energy to do anything above and beyond the status quo. But what if there was a new way of looking at things or someone to see something that maybe you were just too overworked to see for yourself?


With over 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, advertising and market research, including owning and operating a quilt business and, most recently, four years as the store manager of a successful quilt shop, I can help you grow your business. From advertising copy to press releases and promotional ideas to customer surveys, I can offer you choices to get your business noticed.  And that’s critical in this changing marketplace.


For more information, please contact Stacy McEachern at (352) 735-5118 or by email at semceachern@yahoo.com






Quilting From The Heart VIII
March 9th and 10th  2007
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Web site: Spacecoastquilters.com

Brevard Community College Gymnatorium
1311 North US#1
Titusville, Florida 32796

Features: Quilts, Wall Hanging, Wearables, Boutique, Vendors, Donation Quilt, Hoffman Challenge display, Certified Quilt Appraisal (Fee) , Speakers and lectures daily , Chinese Auction, Silent Auction, Food Court, Feed Sack

Carol Kohlscheen
Phone 267-9194



Southwest Florida Quilters Guild


Beginning Quilting & Basic Block Construction


Beginning in July, the Southwest Florida Quilt Guild, Fort Myers, Florida, will be offering a beginning quilting and basic block construction class aimed at helping new quilters get started.  Guild member, Claire Reid, will be teaching this class on the second Saturday of each month at the regular meeting place of the Guild, Gator Room of Terry Park. 


Claire is an expert teacher, having many years of producing award-winning quilts.  She will guide newcomers with rotary cutting, piecing, and finishing a full size sampler quilt.  Each session will include construction of one or more blocks and the end result will be a full size quilt.  She makes quilting all the fun it is meant to be.


Each session will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and the fee will be $15.00 for each session.  This will be an ongoing class - if you miss one session you can easily pick it up at a later date. 


If you have a friend, daughter, niece, cousin, or husband that has indicated an interest in making a quilt, please let her or him know about this class. Look forward to a fun day with this once a month class.  Bring your lunch to avoid uninterrupted class time.


To enroll, please contact Bette Lithgow, Chair, Education, SWFQG - e-mail blithgow2001us@yahoo.com or call 239-278-3019. 






WHAT:         Celebrate the Quilt-Explore the Art IV

                      Quilt show by Largo Cracker Quilters


WHEN:        :January 26 - 27, 2007

                     10am to 4pm daily


WHERE:       Life Enrichment Center, St. Paul United Methodist

                      1199 Highland Ave, Largo, Florida


DIRECTIONS:      www.stpaulumc.org


ADMISSION:        $5, Free parking, Handicap accessible


FEATURING:        June Colburn-"Textile Treasures of Bali"

                                Mellany Lieuwen-"Heirloom Applique for Today's Busy Woman"

                                Brenda Grampsas-"Granny's Quilts from the Past"


Thank you for your consideration:


Joan Scaffidi  joanscaffidi@juno.com

Largo Cracker Quilters

Quilt Show co-chair, Publicity






visit http://www.jamiewallen.citymax.com/home.html  to see Jamie's work.


Hosted by Elaine Gilmore

19 Edgely Lane

Palm Coast, FL  32164


Wednesday, October 25, 2006    9:30 - 4:30

Mystical Cottontracks: Extending Boundaries in our Freehand Quilting            $200


In this class we are going to hit the cotton quilting "freehand Style". Jamie will cover his original allover designs for edge to edge, including "Flurry of Angels" (and its variations), Hearts Take Flight, Scrollwork, My 'new' wood-cut feathers and many, many others. We will then take these designs to the High-End custom quilting level with related block and sash designs. Please Bring a couple 8x11 "Newsprint" tablets, and 1 primer tablet with you.


Friday, October 27, 2006    9:30 - 4:30 (this is a repeat of the first class)

Mystical Cottontracks: Extending Boundaries in our Freehand Quilting            $200   


See description for Wed. Oct 25.


Saturday, October 28, 2006    9:30 – 4:30

Threadfusion 1: Artistic Delights for Every Quilter (With a special intro to Threadfusion 2)         $200


Come prepared to experience and learn a mouth watering array of techniques and designs that will make your projects sing. In this class we will uncover exciting new textures and apply them to new set-ins, sashings and borders. Participants will also learn outrageous fillers to showcase these unearthly delights. Come experience the concept of "Threadfusion!"

In this special Florida class I will also be setting aside a few hours to 'lightly' cover some of the basics from (my portrait quilting workshop). Please bring a few 8x11 newsprint tablets to class. 


There is a Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Sleep Inn and Microtel all within a few miles.  Plenty of restaurants all around.  Normally I collect a luncheon fee and have deli platters etc sent in for ease.  I haven't had a chance yet to investigate what it would cost, usually around $10 per person and that gives us lots to eat.


For workshop information or reservations call 717-799-7731 or email elaine at elaine@elainequilts.com





March 1 & 2, 2007

25th annual FANtastic Quilt Show presented by Lake Country Quilter's Guild at Lake Receptions, 4425 Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, FL  32757.  Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 


Over 180 quilts and wearables on display, demonstrations, door prizes, raffle quilt, boutique, mini-raffle, vendors and more.  Lunch available for purchase.  Admission $5.00; buses of 25 or more, $4.00 per person.  For buses please contact us in advance so we can meet you and expedite your entrance.

Contact:  LCQGquiltshow@hotmail.com or (352) 223-8754.






Turtle Run Quilt Shop Hop - October 19,20,21 2006  For Information contact:  debsquiltbasket@aol.com



West Coast Florida would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Turtle Run Quilt Shop Hop to be held Oct. 19, 20, and 21, 2006.  The first 50 registering in any of the shops receive a commemorative Turtle Run tote bag and door prize.  Registration fee is $5.00  Registration begins September 1.  Hours of the Shop Hop are 9am-6pm


The 8 Quilt Shops participating are:  A Quilter's Cottage - Englewood, Alma Sue's Quilts - Sarasota, Cotton Patch Quilt Shop - Sarasota, Deborah's Quilt Basket - Venice, Patches Galore, Inc. - Parrish, Quilts n' More! - Pt. Charlotte, Quilter's Haven & More - Ellenton, and The Coastal Quilter - Palmetto.


Fabric Block Kits are available during the Shop Hop event to make the Shop Hop Quilt.  Each Shop will offer a differant block with fabric to make a quilt.


The Grand Prize Drawing is a Janome Sewing Machine, 2nd Prize is a Basket of Fat Quarters, and 3rd Prize are (16) $50 Gift Certificates from Turtle Run Quilt Shops, PLUS numerous other Quilt Prizes.


Join us for an enjoyable and fun 3 day event!






Northeast Florida QUILT SHOW coming September 22-24, 2006.


Presented by QUILTFEST, INC. of JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA and held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center 1000 W. Water Street in beautiful downtown Jacksonville!  Fri. & Sat. 9-5, Sun. Noon-5.


Lecture and Trunk Shows by expert quilt teacher Mary Ellen Hopkins!


The interactive KID’S CORNER introduced in 2005 will be back along with 50+ Vendors,  with FREE parking exclusively at the Prime Osborn Convention center parking lots, PROFESSIONAL quilt appraisals, a Large Quilt SALE boothFREE demonstrations, Silent Miniature Quilt Auction,  and Food on the premises with a dining area and improved menu!.


For registration forms and information on entering a quilt for judging with cash prizes, maps, info on discounted hotel rates, to reserve space in the Mary Ellen Hopkins Lecture/Trunk shows and all other information, contact A. Liner 2200 College St., Jacksonville, Fl 32204 or visit our website at  www.quiltfestjaxcom 




QuiltFest, Inc. of Jacksonville Florida’s 20th Anniversary Quilt Show (Sept 22-24, 2006) has several special events to celebrate quilting! A PREVIEW Party on Thursday evening will feature QuiltFests creator, Faye Heyn, with stories and photos about the last 20 years of our exciting quilt show. Music, light food and a cash bar will be available.


Our host hotel, the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel is the site our new “Sit and Sew Room” for our hotel guests on Friday and Saturday from 8am till Midnight! Limited seating is available so be sure to pre-register.


Spend Saturday with Mary Ellen Hopkins at her six-hour lecture and trunk show and learn methods from the “efficiency expert” of the quilting world. Mary Ellen will teach you time savers, accuracy and entertain you with hilarious quips from the world of quilting. On Sunday, she will give a two-hour lecture and trunk show teaching you to organize with other tips to increase your quilting production!


For further information about these three features, visit QuiltFest’s website and be sure to register for events. www.quiltfestjax.com




Art Quilters Unlimited members will learn how to make fabric beads at their next meeting, which will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8 in the Edwards Building of the Alliance for the Arts. The address is 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers. The usual short business meeting will be followed by "show and tell." The public is invited. For more information, call 239-410-5093.






Hop, Skip & Jump Across Central Florida
Friday, August 11th: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday, August 12th: 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday, August 13th: 12:00 - 4:00

The participating quilt shops are A Quilter's Dream, Material Dream, Quilt Shop of Deland, Quilting Friends, Tomorrow's Treasures and Whippoorwill Station.


During the hop:

Visit all 6 shops to become eligible to win a Bernina Deco 330,

A stand alone Embroidery Machine valued at $1299.00.

Visit any of the shops to become eligible for one

of six $25 gift certificates to one of the six shops


Pre-Register between now and August 10th for $5.00

Register during the Shop Hop, August 11th for $6.00

Then let the fun begin!


Contact Susan Rass at 352-690-1915 or sew@tampabay.rr.com


A website has been created for the event http://flshophop.alturl.com/






The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild of Franklin, NC is proud to present Mountain Memories Quilt Show 2006 .  October 13-15, 2006  Community Facilities Building Hwy 441 South, Franklin, NC  Show hours Fri & Sat 10-5 Sunday 1-4.  Show is NQA judged with local and national quilts displayed.  Silent auction, vendors, members booth, scholarship quilt fund tickets available.  Lectures Oct 12  Linda Cantrell "Mistakes and How to Overcome Them"  October 13  Lecture by Jane Buckwalter "Civil War to Present"  Tickets are $5.00 for each day and each lecture.  $10.00 ticket for unlimited access to the show and includes both lectures.  For more information contact Nancilee Dills 828-349-0883 or email nancileedills@earthlink.net.  Check out our web site:  smokymtnquilters.org





  The Sixth Annual “HANDWORK RETREAT” will be held at The Life Enrichment Center in Leesburg, Florida from Tuesday September 12 thru Friday September 15, 2006.

No New UFO’s, No Telephones, No TV, No Cooking (Dinner served in dining room).)

Prices are all inclusive. BUT bring some money to shop at Vendor on site one day-or Quilt shops downtown!

Interesting Trunk Show by Quilt Artist Connie De Young from Fort Meyers planned. Also a DEMO in Brazilian Embroidery- to embellish your Handwork! This will be given by Diana Hensley. There is a small prepaid kit fee (with everything you need-let us know at registration if you wish to participate. Just join in and take your samples home with you! Door Prizes and a relaxing GOOD TIME for all.

Motel style rooms-Double or Single Occupancy available

For Registration contact Winnie Dill 9390 W Caressa Way, Citrus Springs, Florida 34434 wdill1@tampabay.rr.com

For information contact Mabel Toth 352-746-9861 jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com . Either can email Registration Form with all the information you will need to attend.

Thanks Mary Jeanine----Don’t change a thing with your service—IT  IS GREAT AS IS!

Mabel Toth    352-746-9861  jtoth002@tampabay.rr.com 






Flip Flop Shop Hop

July 22, 2006 - July 29, 2006

$5.00 Registration Fee - register at any one of the participating quilt shops.


The Olde Green Cupboard

Calico Station

Country Crossroads

Material Things

Ladybug Quilt Shop


LOOK WHAT YOU CAN WIN by visiting all 5 shops!!!


Grand prize - Bernina Quilters Sewing Machine and

                             One of 5 Quilts - (one per shop)


    Plus anyone that participates is eligible for:


Gift Certificates - Each shop will give away Gift Certificates from $10.00 - $25.00.


PLUS.... you'll pick up a portion of a Thangles Shop Hop Quilt pattern from each quilt shop.  Once all have been collected, you'll be able to put together a 16 Patch Sampler Quilt!


Then while you shop you will earn discounts off regular priced items!! 


$100 up - 25% OFF

$50 - $99.99 - 15% OFF

$25,00 - $49.99 - 10% OFF


And...it doesn't stop there... each shop will have a clearance section for  you... a good time to sock up on those "special price" items!


Come on ... join us for a great time!!!!







The Olde Green cupboard is excited to have Elly Sienkiewicz teaching from her new book "Baltimore Elegance" in January 2007.  This will be Elly's first class from her new book!  If you've always wanted to create a Baltimore Album quilt, you'll love Elly's new collection of smaller, less-complex blocks that are perfect for your first Baltimore Album.  Or, enlarge the blocks for larger work!  More than two dozen block designs are also ideal for adding elegance to accessories and home decor, or for creating a very special child's quilt.  In-depth how-tos and Elly's skill-building lessons will have you creating block after block.  The classes are designed for confident beginners to those that are advanced in applique. 


Elly Sienkiewicz is a world-renowned expert on the Baltimore Album quilt.  An award-winning quilter, teacher, and author of nineteen books, Elly's enthusiasm and willingness to share her knowledge have contributed greatly to the Baltimore album revival.  WE are truly honored that Elly will be with us here at The Olde Green Cupboard... and especially exciting for those of you that love the art of hand applique... you will be learning from the best of the best. 


January 5 - Family Tree House block - Full Day - $85.00


January 6 - Lyre Wreath in Bloom - Full Day - $85.00 (almost full)


January 7 - Crown of Cherries - Half Day - $40.00


"Baltimore Elegance" - 176 pages ($29.95) will be available at The Olde Green Cupboard sometime in September 2006 (when it's published). 


All classes must be paid for at the time of registration by cash, check (payable to The Olde Green Cupboard) or credit card.  If the class(es) fill, we will have a waiting list.  We do require a 3 - day cancellation notice for any refunds.  Once enrolled, we will furnish you with your supply lists(s).  Many of the supplies that Elly requires will be available here and/or she will bring with her.


Please call The Olde Green Cupboard for registration and/or any questions you may have. 904-880-6656



Fall Festival - It's time for punkins', scarecrows, acorns, popcorn.....  Come celebrate with the staff of The Olde Green Cupboard on August 26, 2006 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm!!  Shop with us during our Fall Festival!!  We'll have the shop all decked out in our beautiful fall colors!!   Then we'll have a yummy table full of goodies to fill your tummies!!!  Hey.... we'll even have the popular POPCORN machine ready for you... how can you pass up popcorn?


We'll have door prizes throughout the day... and you'll want to be sure and sign up to win a beautiful fall wreath!!  It will look gorgeous on your front door, above your fireplace... or how about on your dining room table as a center piece?  We'll help you get in the mood for cool days, leaves fallin', punkin' carvin', trick or treatin' and a good FUN time!!!!




Tote Bag Sale!!  Come to The Olde Green Cupboard on July 29, September 30 and December 30 for our Tote Bag Sale!!!  If you don't already have your Olde Green Cupboard tote bag, we have them here for you.  A one-time purchase ($4.00) of your canvas tote bag and you're ready to shop.  Here's how it works..... Bring your tote bag... on any one or ALL of the dates listed above... fill it up with merchandise you just can't live without... everything you get in the bag is 20% OFF....(You can shove, jam, cram... it holds a lot!!  Some merchandise does not apply). The tote bag is yours to keep!    Don't miss these sales...they are GREAT FUN... and other exciting things happen on Tote Bag day... (they are a secret)!  Come see us!!  Questions?  Call 904-880-6656




1.  QuiltFest 2006 - September 22, 23, 24 2006  Friday & Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm  Prime Osborn Conventions Center - Jacksonville, Florida     Preview Party:  September 21,  7:00 pm $10.00 per person  (Faye Heyn - founder of QuiltFest) will delight all of us with her stories and pictures of the past 20 years of QuiltFest.  Tour the quilt show and enjoy light food and cash bar.  Check on-line - www.QuiltfestJax.com for more details, ticket prices, and entry forms.  Mary Ellen Hopkins will be the guest designer, teacher and author.  Don't miss these sessions....this is a once in a lifetime chance to meet this great woman!


2.  "Stitching Camp" - with Susan Greening Davis and Criswell (previous owner of Cross Stitch & More - Gainesville, FL). Come to The Olde Green Cupboard for a magical weekend of needlework with Susan Greening Davis.  Susan is an international needlework instructor and is coming to celebrate our addition of counted thread cross stitch!  She will be offering the most delightful workshops and she will be joined by Sally Criswell of Cross Stitch and More, Gainesville, Florida.  Sally will have a special trunk of wonderful needlework items for sale, just for this special event!  Susan and Sally have a wealth of over 60 combined years in the needlearts works.  They are so much fun...you don't want to miss this!  If you can hold a needle in your hand...you are qualified to attend!! 


October 13 - Friday evening Welcome Party

                   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Susan's sweet Berry Pinkeep - This is just the sweetest project!  All type of needle workers can join in on this one.  Susan has created a dainty little berry that hangs from and antique style bar pin.  Yo will wear this, plus gift all of your friends with one. There is absolutely NO COUNTING on this one... so come on quilters, join the cross stitcher's and let's build a darling "berry patch" at The Olde Green Cupboard.  You'll learn to cover rings as they did in the days gone by and the famous vintage ring weaving.  There will be a lovely rosette that attaches your berry to the pin.  The kit includes fabric, wool batting, a bar pin, 3 rings, and a couple of "doo-dahs".  $20.00 per person


October 14, Saturday - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - "Notebook of Stitches" - Susan will teach you exceptional techniques to create pages of stitches to fill this expandable notebook.  You'll learn the stitches that create the page edging and cover to help you start your notebook.  This kit will include all supplies with the exception of your color choice of over-dyed floss.  You will also receive Susan's fourth instructional DVD of this special project.  You will be able to take her home with you to help you finish your project!  $80.00 per person


October 14 - Saturday evening - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - "Vintage Style Needle Nook" - This indispensable "gadget" is perfect to take with you when traveling with your projects.  All of your needles and pins will tuck in along with your scissors and other tools!    This is a needlewoman's treasure...for all of us that use a needle...whether we are cross-stitching, binding a quilt, or appliqueing!  Susan will share many historical interests as she delights you with a workshop of knowledge, fun and surprises!


Sign up for one or all three classes!  If you're coming from out of town, please call The Olde Green Cupboard 904-880-6656 and they will provide you with hotel accommodations that are located near their store.






Make the most of the dog days of August by spending time with other kids-at-heart at camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts.  Community programs offers two concurrent weeks of assorted classes including drawing, painting, jewelry making, photography, and cooking.  Campers can spend one day, two days, three days or all four days for one week, or even two weeks in any of the programs. 


Drawing and Journaling for Family History

Lauren Austin

Learn to express yourself in both drawing and writing.  Bring in family photos and story ideas. Projects can be used to create paper journals and/or fabric wall hangings. Also bring special objects and mementos for embellishing.


Altered Furniture

Ellen Clark

Bring in your dilapidated furniture or thrift store finds to refinish using your own designs or Clark’s creative fantasies. Add paint, wood cutouts, and embellishments to complete the forms. Rushing will also be taught on small chairs you’ll make.


Digital Camera Proficiency

Dodie Ulery

Use your own camera or one supplied by us to investigate why professional photographers are turning to digital cameras.  Personal instruction, local camera shoots and time in the Mac Lab on the computers to help manipulate photos.


Jewelry for Beginners and Intermediates

Helen Howell

Start with wire manipulation, add some beads, stir in a few pieces of silver, and by the end of week you could weave metal into a container to hold the creations.  Students are encouraged to design and create personal jewelry.  There is a base fee of $10 for supplies. Other items can be purchased if desired.


Uncommon Cooking

Sue Flynn

Each day will be a complete cooking lesson. By the end of the two weeks, you’ll amaze yourself and your family with your culinary expertise!


                   Week 1                  Week 2

Tuesday          Thai Theme            Meatless Alternatives

Wednesday        Spanish Splendor    Appetizers &

                                Hors d'oeuvres 

Thursday        Southern US        Easy & Elegant  

                Comfort         Dinners

Friday             Italian Cuisine        Desserts & Picnics


Classes: August 8-11 and August 15-18, Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM  

Tuition: $30 per day or $100 per week for ACA members; $35 per day or $125 per week for nonmembers.  Cooking class supply fee: $25


Location: Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.

Live on-site!  Cozy, comfortable rooms with private baths are available for $50 per night in ACA’s artists' housing. Please visit our website at www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org to find out more about the housing, or call us at 427-6975.


Sign up soon!  Limit 10 students in cooking and digital camera classes.   Classes are subject to cancellation if there is not a minimum of seven paid participants by August 1.  Phone Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House at 386.423.1753, email mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org, or come in to register at 214 South Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. A $20 deposit will hold your reservation, but fees must be paid in full by August 1.




Simply Quilts July, 2006 Schedule

HGTV: Eastern Standard Time

Jul 06, Thursday        08:30 am        #1019 Quick Quilt Projects w/ Tom Russell

Jul 07, Friday  08:30 am        #1020 Tennessee Waltz w/ Eleanor Burns

Jul 10, Monday  08:30 am        #1021 Handy Dandy w/ Jinny Beyer

Jul 11, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1022 Scrapbook Quilts w/ Sue Astroth

Jul 12, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1023 New Batiks w/ Jan Bode Smiley

Jul 13, Thursday        08:30 am        #1024 Triangle-Free Quilts w/ Donna Poster

Jul 14, Friday  08:30 am        #1025 Warm Woolen Quilts w/ Cindy Thury Smith

Jul 17, Monday  08:30 am        #1026 Making Waves w/ Lily Marie

Jul 18, Tuesday         08:30 am        #1027 Meoweekend w/ Joni Pike

Jul 20, Thursday        08:30 am        #1029 Large Print Fabrics w/ Donna Wilder

Jul 21, Friday  08:30 am        #1030 Thread Painting II w/ Nancy Prince

Jul 24, Monday  01:30 pm        #1031 Ribbon Bouquet Quilt w/ June Colburn

Jul 25, Tuesday         01:30 pm        #1032 Round Robin Quilt

Jul 26, Wednesday       08:30 am        #1033 Not You Average Wedding Ring w/ Cheryl Phillips

Jul 27, Thursday        08:30 am        #1034 Free-Standing Applique w/ Sheron Malec

Jul 28, Friday  08:30 am        #1035 The Line on Design w/ Raymond K. Houston

Jul 31, Monday  08:30 am        #1036 Raggedy Reverse Applique w/ Kim Deneault


Simply Quilts July, 2006 Schedule

DIY: Eastern Standard Time

Jul 11, Tuesday         10:30 am        #802 Log Cabin Block w/ Bonnie Browning

Jul 18, Tuesday         10:30 am        #803 Rag Wool Applique w/ Kathy MacMannis

Jul 25, Tuesday         10:30 am        #804 Welsh Whole Cloth w/ Marjorie Horton