Florida Quilt Network - Newsletter #63

April 12, 2003


Quilting Friends,


---- My guild, Central Florida Quilters Guild in Sanford, Florida, would like to invite your guild to share national teacher, Sharyn Craig in March of 2004.  For more details, contact Sharyn at her website www.sharyncraig.com or Cindy Smith, Program VP for CFQG at MoonMaidenC1@aol.com. 


I’ve taken several classes from Sharyn over the years, and she has always been one of my favorite teachers.  The purple quilt on my bed (see my homepage) is from one of her classes, so you know I like her style!


----  Also, for those of you in the Central Florida area, I’ve happened upon two very worthwhile programs that are in need of our “excess stashes”.  If you have fabric, trims or thread that you can part with, listen up:  Chris Thompson at 407-656-4751 has organized seamstresses who make items for local missions.  Sue Cepull (sue@cepull.org) works with a church group to make clothes for homeless kids, totebags and backpacks for same, and with the leftover scraps, they make lap robes for nursing homes.  How’s that for thrifty?  And thoughtful.


I would be glad to post information like this for other areas of Florida.  Let me know!




CALENDAR OF EVENTS: (Newsletter number follows)


April 1-30 Quilt Exhibit in Melbourne 321-259-8261 (#63)


April 11-13 International Quilt Show in Chicago www.quilts.com (#60)


May 3 – 24 Quilt Exhibit in New Smyrna Bch mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)


May 2 Certified Appraisals in New Smyrna Bchmmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)


May 2 Quilt Lecture by Teddy Pruitt in New Smyrna Bch mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)



May 3 Quilt Workshop by Teddy Pruitt in New Smyrna Bch mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)



May 17 Children’s Quilt Workshop by Lisa Williamson in New Smyrna Bch mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)



May 23 Quilt Lecture by Ellen Lindner in New Smyrna Bch mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)



May 24 Fabric Painting Workshop by Ellen Lindner in New Smyrna Bch mmcbride@atlanticcenterforthearts.org (#63)


May 3-4 Quilt Show in Gainesville MJensen396@aol.com


May 9-10 Quilt Show in Coral Gables http://gopbi.com/community/groups/QuiltFest/ (#55)


May 30-July 12 Quilt Exhibit in Pensacola  850-432- 6247  (#63)


June 14-August 31  Quilt Exhibit in Mobile, AL   www.mobilemuseumofart.com (#63)


June 18-22 SSQA Symposium in Leesburg    artcallinan@earthlink.net (#63)


June 19-21 NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio www.nqaquilts.org/columbus/  (#58)


November 14-15 Quilt Show  in Davenport, FL  db15@earthlink.net (#63)






Quilt National 25th Anniversary  -- Pensacola Museum Of Art


Do you want to find a reason to come to Pensacola and the Florida Panhandle?  From May 30 through July 12 you can see the best of the best in Art Quilts today at the Pensacola Museum of Art.  Quilts are from the 2001 25th anniversary show held at the Dairy Barn in Ohio.


Quilts by artists Carol Bryer Fallert, Sue Benner, Linda Levin, Libby Lehman, Susan Shie and many others will be in the show. The Pensacola Museum of Art, with some help provided by the Pensacola Quilters’ Guild, will provide the community with an exceptional opportunity for you to see these works up close.  Eleanor McCain, one of the artists included, will be giving a talk on How to Handle Rejection on June 8, at the Museum at 2:00pm. Free and open to the public. Opening reception for the show will be Friday May 30. Call ahead at 850-432- 6247 to schedule docent led tours. Museum is open Tues through Friday 10 to 5pm.   Saturdays and Sundays FROM noon to 5pm.  Tuesdays   are free. Other times admission fee is $2 for adults.


On your way to Pensacola, stop by the Mobile Art Museum to see the show QUILTS OF GEE’S BEND which has been getting rave reviews in USA TODAY as it exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Over 70 quilts, which the NEW YORK TIMES critic called “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced”, will be displayed.  The quilts were made by a group of about 40 women in Gee’s Bend, an isolated hamlet south of Selma surrounded by the Alabama River where the descendants of slaves have passed down their quilting art over six generations. The show runs Saturday June 14 through Sunday August 31 2003. This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Huston and the Tinwood Alliance of Atlanta. Over $1 million has been donated to Tinwood to help preserve the quilts.








"Quilts and Tea" Third Annual Davenport Quilt Festival

Date:    November 14 & 15, 2003

Time:    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Davenport Historic District


Davenport is located in Central Florida just north of Haines City on Hwy 17


Informational signs will direct you to venues

Quilt displays, vendors, antiques and entertainment

Free admission

For additional information please contact db15@earthlink.net






We are finally open after several months of waiting. 


Byrds Nest Quilt Shop 156 E. Granada Blvd.  Ormond beach fl. 32176

Phone is 386-615-8789. 


We have over 2000 bolts of beautiful cotton fabrics, notions, patterns and books.  Hours are 10-6 m-f and 10-5 on Saturday.  Sorry it took so long! 


From I-95 take Hwy. 40 toward the beach, we are right across the street from Outback Steakhouse.  We are on the right hand side.






The Art of the Quilt:  3 Artists, 3 Visions, 3 Interpretations


During the month of April, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to

feature the works of Jette Clover, Ellen Lindner, and Diane Smith, three

award winning local artists.


Quilts aren't just for beds anymore.  Like artists worldwide, these three

women have discovered the appeal of working with the textures and colors

that fabric and thread provide.  Their textile works are sophisticated

compositions of light, movement, and depth.  Materials used include paper,

beads, cheesecloth, and fabrics that are hand dyed by the artists.


April 2-30, Opening Reception Friday Evening, April 4th, 6:30-8:30 PM


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935,

321-259-8261, Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5






A plethora of workshops, lectures and exhibits await you in May at the Harris House Annex, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 


Various workshops for children, teens and adults include

“This Old Stuff? Theme Quilts” by Teddy Pruitt on May 3 from 9-3pm

“Autobiographical Art Quilt making” by Lisa Williamson on May 17 from 9-2pm

“Adventures in Painting Fabric” by Ellen Lindner on May 24 from 9:30 – 12:30pm


Lectures are free and open to the public:

“Quilts: The Gentle Woman’s Journal” by Teddy Pruett will be held May 2 at 7pm

“Playing with Fabric” by Ellen Lindner will be held May 23 at 7pm


Teddy Pruett will be available May 2 from 12-5 for certified written and oral appraisals.


The exhibition, “Considering Quilts”, juried by Dr. Roberta Favis and Teddy Pruett consists of 23 artists from throughout the United States and Belgium.  Small Fiber Art Quilts are defined as items consisting of at least three stitched layers and no larger than 24” in any direction.  Two of our Small Fiber Art Quilts are three-dimensional.  The Central Florida Guild Quilts include Ellen Lindner’s award winning “Hopes and Daydreams,” and wearable art.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM

Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM


To register for a class, phone 386-423-1753, or visit Atlantic Center at Harris House

214 S. Riverside Drive. Fees must be paid in advance.






SSQA SYMPOSIUM "Variety is the Spice of a Quilter's Life"

June 18th - 22nd at the United Methodist Church Life Enrichment center north of Leesburg.  www.ssqa.org/030618meet.htm


Remember, you don’t have to be a member of SSQA to come.


There are still openings with all teachers for the symposium. 

**** Remember the deadline is first week of April

For registration information for full time and day students can be retrieved at www.ssqa.org or from Sam Lopez, 2319 Mayfield Ct., Panama City, FL 32405 or e-mail samiam1@comcast.net



If there is anyone who would be interested in any one class they can put their name on a list and if there are openings in that class after full time students and full time day students have registered we will make those classes available on first come basis. Let Sam Lopez know which class you would be interested in taking.  





Apr 01, Tuesday               

09:30 am               #532 6 Hour Quilt with Kaye Wood

                    01:30 pm               #730 Strips & Curves with Louisa Smith


Apr 02, Wednesday       

09:30 am               #533 Color From The Heart with Gai Perry

                    01:30 pm               #731 Log Cabin with Attitude with Darra Duffy Williamson


Apr 03, Thursday             

09:30 am               #534 Whodunnit Quilting with Billie Lauder

                    01:30 pm               #732 Decorating with Quilts with Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan

Apr 04, Friday 

09:30 am               #535 FAN-tastic Sport Quilts with Karen Roossien & Jennifer Lokey

                    01:30 pm               #719 Patchwork Picnic with Nancy Martin

Apr 07, Monday                 

09:30 am               #512 Folded Applique with Anita Shackelford

                    01:30 pm               #734 Race For The Border with Paulette Peters

Apr 08, Tuesday               

09:30 am               #513 Tesselations with Jinny Beyer

                    01:30 pm               #735 Prairie Flower Quilt with Barbara Brackman

Apr 09, Wednesday       

09:30 am               #514 Adoption Quilts with Joanie San Chirico

                    01:30 pm               #736 Fanciful Flowers with Carol Armstrong

Apr 10, Thursday             

09:30 am               #515 Folk Art Wedding Quilt with Robyn Pandolph

                    01:30 pm               #737 Geometry of Quilts with Mary Sue Suit

Apr 11, Friday

09:30 am               #516 Strip Piecing with Eleanor Burns

                    01:30 pm               #738 Flower Pounding with Amy Sandrin & Ann Frischkorn

Apr 14, Monday                 

09:30 am               #517 Flourishes with Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins

                    01:30 pm               #739 Re-Piecing History with Joe Cunningham

Apr 15, Tuesday               

09:30 am               #518 Cop Quilter with Pam Munns & Christy McNay

                    01:30 pm               #740 Valuable Lessons with Susan Preglow & Kathy Slattery

Apr 16, Wednesday       

09:30 am               #519 Sashiko Tote Bag with Gaye Sunada

                    01:30 pm               #742 Silhouette Portraits with Elly Sienkiewicz

Apr 17, Thursday             

09:30 am               #520 Chronicle Quilts with Jane Quinn

                    01:30 pm               #743 Eye of The Beholder with Ami Simms

Apr 18, Friday

09:30 am               #662 Easter Basket with Eleanor Burns

                    01:30 pm               #744 Quiltmaker's Gift with Nancy Loving-Tubesing

Apr 21, Monday                 

09:30 am               #521 New York Beauty with Karen Stone

                    01:30 pm               #745 Medallion Quilts with Jenny Beyer

Apr 22, Tuesday               

09:30 am               #522 Broderie Perse with Judy Severson

                    01:30 pm               #746 New Lone Star with Jan Krentz

Apr 23, Wednesday       

09:30 am               #523 Freddy's House with Freddy Moran

                    01:30 pm               #747 Coxcomb Quilts with Anita Shackelford

Apr 24, Thursday             

09:30 am               #524 Machine Quilting Quilt Tops with John Flynn

                    01:30 pm               #748 Bargello Quilts with Marge Edie

Apr 25, Friday 

09:30 am               #525 Carrie Hall Historic Blocks with Bettina Havig

                    01:30 pm               #749 Cutting Curves with Debbie Bowles

Apr 28, Monday                 

09:30 am               #526 Tools of the Trade with Bonnie Browning

                    01:30 pm               #750 Chenille with Nannette Holmberg

Apr 29, Tuesday               

09:30 am               #527 Wildflowers with Carol Armstrong

                    01:30 pm               #751 Rad Swappers with Sharon Craig

Apr 30, Wednesday       

09:30 am               #528 Baby Tumbling Blocks with Helen Frost & Debbie Gordon

                    01:30 pm               #752 Real Fine Piecing with Barbara Barber